THE MUNROE INN
Simple, pure and authentic
Our boutique inn is a bed and breakfast located in Auburn, Maine where you will experience all modern amenities and great service all the while being immersed in a beautifully preserved historic home circa 1899 decorated with an early-century and eclectic modern flair. The inn features high ceilings, crown molding, rich oak wainscoting, period light switches, large original windows, including stained glass windows, each suite has a private bath, central air conditioning, a cozy reading place, and high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property. Rooms feature comfortable beds, heavenly mattresses, silk double lined window curtains, and own bathrooms. Amenities include fresh flowers (in season), all cotton satin bed linens, toiletries, towels, down and feather bedding (we accommodate allergy free bedding on a request), flat-screen plasma televisions.
Our front door porch is a tranquil nook for our guests to lounge and enjoy Maine's summer sunshine during the day and the stunning cool evenings. Maine's winters offer plenty of outdoor activities yet to be discovered .
We are only 30 miles away from vibrant Portland and all the amazing restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. We are located downtown Auburn, a quiet central Maine city that accommodates visitors to Bates College. Stroll along Main Street and experience a small-town feel. Take a walk along the Androscoggin River to cross the pedestrian bridge into Lewiston, the neighboring twin city. Or take a stroll along the river going upstream to view the rapids and the city view.
Count on quiet privacy, aspiring excellence, premium coffee, strong WIFI, and healthy breakfast options for those who wants to order breakfast with us, and if not, we would be happy to suggest a place or two to explore the local eateries. We accommodate all dietary restriction requests.
We are not a highway hotel, nor an Airbnb’s home. Our Historic Inn is a boutique inn designed and operated for the discriminating traveler. Graciousness and gratitude are our intents and priorities. As a small owner-managed property, your safety is our priority too. Inn is a licensed hospitality lodging. Come and stay with us, we hope you would enjoy your stay.
HISTORY OF THE MUNROE HOUSE
The Munroe Inn started life as a private home built in 1899 in Auburn when it was Massachusetts. The home was constructed for Horace and Maria Munroe, a prominent family of three generations in the civic, business and political life of Central Maine. While the home architect and engineer are not known, it is a fine example of the Queen Anne Style of architecture. Munroe family lived in the home till late 1950s. The home had two more owners, before it was converted to the Munroe Inn 1991. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
With it's new owners the home underwent a careful restoration in 2014-2019, with attention to maintaining the historic attributes of the home. The City of Auburn considers the home to be one of the most historically significant properties in their city.
As the current owners, we are committed to be good stewards of this historic landmark and navigating it new life as a boutique inn and a point of pride for the City of Auburn.
We can't wait to see you.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
GAZER1 (TripAdvisor) BOSTON, MA
"We recently spent several weekends at The Munroe Inn and were treated to the best experience we have ever had at an inn in the US! Olga has created a cozy, beautiful bed and breakfast, filled with fascinating art everywhere you look. Really comfortable beds and relaxed feeling. Olga creates amazing breakfasts, different each day. Worth coming just fort those! She offers specific suggestions for restaurants to try that we wouldn't have found on our own. Close to Bates College and much more. Can't wait to return."
lveno529 (TripAdvisor) WILMINGTON, MA
My husband and I stayed at this inn in the Horace room. It was nicely decorated with antiques but upgraded to fit the theme of being in the past. Everything was impeccable. Olga is such a sweet innkeeper and owner. Her breakfast was excellent and filling. I would definitely stay there again. Nice perk, it is very close to Bates and Bowdoin colleges!