Hi 2021 Towne Motel guests! We are open, following Maine’s new travel regulations: Currently No more restrictions for anyone visiting from other US states! International travelers need to follow federal guidelines. Our 2021 season is looking busier than expected and we’re excited that many people are eager to travel and come visit Maine! Yes, it won’t be as quiet here as last year, but you will still find lots of ways to escape crowds and enjoy the outdoors that Maine is so famous for. Midcoast Maine has everything from mountains to lakes, beaches, islands, hiking and biking trails, sail boats and harbors, vineyards and farmers markets — but also plenty of cultural activities, most of which are back this year, in one form or another, except for some of the big Festivals, like Lobsterfest. Whether you’re ready to leave the pandemic as far behind as possible this season, or whether you still want to be cautious and stay away from crowds, Maine has something for everyone.
Here at Towne Motel, of course, we want you to stay healthy and safe in and around our property, and we continue to follow or exceed the state‘s guidelines. Immaculately clean rooms have always been a top priority at Towne Motel, but since last year we have been working hard to make changes required by the state of Maine, recommended by hospitality organizations, and suitable for our property, guests, and employees.
Here are some of the policies we‘re still following this summer:
Checking in: Our check in process can still be as contact free as you’d like it to be. If you prefer not to come into the office, you can let us know by phone or email in response to your reminder email, and we will let you know how and where to get your key and welcome note. Now that all restrictions have been lifted, and the two of us have been fully vaccinated, we will not enforce social distancing rules in our office, but are still encouraging people to check in one party at a time, just to make everyone comfortable and be on the safe side. Commonly used items and surfaces are sanitized frequently, and a sign outside the office requests that guests who have not been fully vaccinated continue to wear masks, as recommended by the CDC and state of Maine. If you can’t find your mask(s), we have some for you outside the door, and there are hand sanitizers both outside and inside the office.
Common Indoor Areas ( e.g. dining rooms) and Breakfast: starting Memorial Day weekend, we will be able to open our breakfast rooms again, and everyone is welcome to have breakfast there or grab a few things to take to your room or to an outdoor area (trays are available). The breakfast rooms will look a bit different from years past, with separate tables for food and drink, and individually portioned food items. Windows will usually be open for better ventilation. You do not have to wear a mask if you’ve been fully vaccinated, but of course you’re still welcome to do so as you help yourself to food and beverages. If you haven’t been fully vaccinated, please wear a mask in the dining rooms, except when you sit down to eat and drink.
Almost all guest rooms open up to the outdoors; there are only two rooms which share an interior corridor, and that corridor has a window and a door which is open during the daytime. If more than one of these rooms is occupied, please wear a mask as you walk through the corridor if you have not been fully vaccinated.
Guest rooms and Housekeeping: Until a bit later this season, to protect both our guests and our staff, and as has been the practice elsewhere in the state and country, we will not enter your room for housekeeping during your stay, unless you request it for a quick issue, or in case of emergency. Daily contact-free towel, trash, and coffee service is always available. Guests who are staying for more than three nights are welcome to request a refresh service; any staff members who are not fully vaccinated will be wearing masks during the service. Between guests, we have always cleaned and disinfected all surfaces and high touch items very carefully, and since last year we have emphasized these activities even more thoroughly.
Outdoor Seating Areas: we have several outdoor seating areas in addition to the chairs outside each motel room, and we ask that you use kindness and common sense when sharing them with guests who are not in your party. When using the chairs outside your room, you do not have to wear face coverings, regardless of your vaccination status. Outdoor seating areas are cleaned and disinfected at least once daily; please clean up after yourself if you use the picnic table or other small tables in the back of the property.
For the most recent updates from the governor’s office about Maine‘s Covid travel policies, click here:
Please feel free to call or email us about any of these items if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for visiting – and welcome to Camden and Towne Motel!