20 Broad St., Bangor, ME 04401 United States (USA)
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2.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Penobscot County
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  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 28.3%!
  • 34 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • 2 suites in property
  • Check out: 11:00 am
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.1/10

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Room Types

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Local Attractions

Downtown Bangor shops, restaurants, & pubs, Riverfront, Children's Museum, Gambling Racino

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Customer Reviews of The Charles Inn

3.0 out of 5. Based on 213 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

This historic inn is nestled within an old commercial building (Est. 1873 - The Phoenix Block) in the heart of West Market Square in historic Downtown Bangor, Maine. Dining, theatre, museums, shopping, concerts, events and community things to see and do are closer than walking distance. From the eclectic décor' in the lobby to the comfortable and spacious rooms, the ambiance of The Charles Inn is definitely where the old world meets today's traveler in the heart of an old and historic city. Book your room at the Charles Inn, the only downtown hotel in Bangor. Closer than walking distance to the Cross Insurance Center, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, downtown shops, restaurants, theatres and museums.The Charles Inn has a unique selection of themed rooms. Listed below are some of the descriptions of our renovated rooms that we have for you to select from......**The Safe Room - Come see what we found behind a wall during our renovations. This early 1900's safe was tucked in behind a wall waiting to be found. Read the history of this particular safe as you experience the comfort of this room. A very unique boutique room. **Travel Channel Suite - Visit the room that started it all. The Travel Channel came to The Charles Inn to lend a hand and built a new style suite and found some new owners also. A unique room with a boutique style.**The Kings Suite - Reflecting the history and accomplishments of Bangor's own, Stephen and Tabitha King. Including some props from his days working at the New Franklin Laundry, some movie posters, books and excerpts from his biography.**Hannibal Hamlin Room - Abraham Lincolns 1st Vice President lived and died in Bangor, ME. This room takes you back in time to Hannibal's sitting room. A very elegant room which makes you forget you are in a hotel.**Logging on the Penobscot - The Penobscot river has a rich log driving history. Bangor was once labeled the logging capital of the world. This room shows some of the tools of the trade in a rustic "loggy" type of room. This room has sort of a studio feel to it.**Presidents Room - Celebrates the 13 U.S. Presidents that have visited Bangor. From Teddy Roosevelt giving a speech at Bass Park (oh my), charging admission (what a scandal) to U.S Grant speaking from the Bangor House and much more.**USS Maine Room - Has nautical flare expressing history of the sinking and pointing the traveler to The Davenport Park Maine Memorial. Also speaks of a local resident who was on that ship and died six months later from the injuries sustained there.**Veterans of Valor Room - Showcases the nine men from Bangor/Brewer who have received the congressional medal of honor. Along with reverence for all our veterans.**Protect and Serve - With artifacts on loan from the Bangor Police Museum, this room celebrates the rich history of Bangor's Finest. From the PD's blacksmiths apron to a cell door from the Bangor City Jail circa 1840.**Agriculture Room - This room displays some equipment used years ago in agriculture in Maine. It also highlights some local farms and vineyards that encourage visitors. Come experience the Maine Wine Trail or roam through a corn maze while eating ice cream all within a short drive from The Charles Inn.**Paul Revere Room - A little known battle in the American Revolutionary War was called the Penobscot Expedition of 1779. It started at the town of Castine and ended with the surrender of Bangor to the British forces. The American ground troops were led by Col. Paul Revere (yes, THE Paul Revere). Point the guest to the waterfront area of Bangor to look at the cannons on display which were salvaged from the river. These came from the American ships that were sunk.**Great Downtown Fires Room - Reflecting the rich history of BFD and showcasing famous downtown fires specifically.**Brady Gang Suite - Step into the 1930's with a room designed to reflect not only the history but the era in which it took place. Tastefully done to reflect the events of that fateful day.**The Parlor - Step back in time to an elegant sitting room once known as the Parlor. Victorian in style designed to help you relax in a room with a wonderful view of the square.**The Study - Bangor has been the home of some great old Victorian era homes. Most of these homes enjoyed a great room called a study with wonderful old books, a great fireplace, desk and some comfy chairs to enjoy your coffee.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 pm
Check Out:11:00 am
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:34
Handicap Rooms:1
Rooms with 1 Bed:26
Rooms with 2 Beds:7
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:0 View Spaces
Meeting Space:466 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 40 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:5 pm to 1 am
Ownership:Allan and Leeanne Hewey
Policies / Expenses
72 hrs. prior to arrival (Cancellation policy may be higher during special events.)
Nightly Parking:4.50
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes: 9.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Additional Person Fee:30.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Designated pet rooms on first floor only based on availability. $15 non refundable pet fee.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jogging path
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • TV Channel: Weather Channel
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • TV Channel: NFL Network
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports
  • TV Channel: Disney Channel
  • TV Channel: Discovery Channel
  • TV Channel: Nickelodeon
  • TV room

Airport & Shuttle Information

Bangor International Airport 10 mins.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We do not offer a free complimentary breakfast. We do however, have a lovely coffeehouse located off of our lobby that offers pour-overs, lattes, espresso, cortados, cappuccino, and a variety of pastries, cakes, muffins and light lunch items daily.

Parking Info

Since we are the only hotel in downtown Bangor, we unfortunately do not have on-site parking. Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm is limited time parking on the street and permitted parking as well for local business owners.Monday - Friday 5pm - 8am is FREE anywhere on the streetSaturday and Sunday (24 hours) is FREE anywhere on the street We ask that you do not park in front of local businesses.Under the parking garage is FREE 5pm - 8 am weekdays and all day Saturday and Sundays.PARKING GARAGE daily fee is $4.50 - Area Events (Concert Nights) $10.00 First two hours is FREE.NOTICE TO GUESTCharles Inn cannot be responsible for guest valuables. Registration rates do not include sales tax.

Internet / WiFI

We offer FREE WiFi throughout our entire hotel for our guests enjoyment!

Group vs. Individual Rates at The Charles Inn

Rate fluctuations of The Charles Inn

The graph above is trends of room rates for both group/meeting rates and the lowest online individual prices our system could find at the time the group offer was placed. The most competitive group/meeting rate displayed is 46.8% in the month of September 2017 and the highest average individual rate is $157 in the month of June 2018. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Charles Inn in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Charles Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Charles Inn.

Feel free to use the The Charles Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Bangor event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
All Purpose Room 34 x 17 x 6 46632/40--19--1315--/--3030--
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All Purpose Room

Our All Purpose Room is great for board meetings, small receptions, or as a hospitality suite. Approx. 466 sq. ft. 34 ft. long (L-Shaped Room) 10 ft. wide at one end and 19 ft. at the widest end. View of State St., the Library, and historic downtown. Across the hall is a small dining room. This room is the perfect room for a group lunch or as a breakout room for meetings.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
466 Sq. Mi
34 x 17 x 6 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Food/Beverage
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
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