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.
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