Morning Glory Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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5 on October 11, 2017

We spent just one night at the Inn on the 'tail end' of a week-long stay in Maine. What a mistake to have not spent more time there! The accommodations were truly 'like home' + Margie and Doug were perfect hosts. Their thoughtful attention to detail shows up in places you otherwise don't expect from a "typical" B&B - and that's exactly why we'll be going back.

comfortable, quiet and private

4.8 on June 30, 2014

The most relaxing bed and breakfast stay ever. The setting is serene amidst the hustle and bustle of southern coastal Maine, the house is full of private places and not too many rooms and Margie and Doug are congenial yet not intrusive. The gardens are a delight. The food was creative and delicious. This is not your typical Victorian B&B, full of chintz, lace and four poster beds. It is artistic and sophisticated, without losing any sense of a comfortable inn. Highly recommended.

Great experience

4.8 on June 12, 2013

My wife and I spent a relaxing and enjoyable week end here. The food was excellant and the hospitality was warm, freindly and comfortable. We look forward to returning. Bruce & Robin

Home away from home!

5 on September 15, 2012

Bonnie and Bill are 2 of the most amazing people we have ever met. They are very accomodating and caring. We've visited their bed and breakfast multiple times and have always had a fantastic stay. The grounds are well kept and maintained as is the entire house. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing, a place where you deffinitely want to return to. The breakfasts are delicious and homemade and served in a professional manner. Visiting with them is like visiting with family. -Bill & Cathy D'A

An Enchanting Place

5 on August 22, 2012

From the minute you step onto the meandering garden walkway leading to the entrance of Morning Glory Inn, you are transported in to a tranquil and beautiful space. Everything is first class - from the luxurious and comfortable accommodations - to the the beautifully presented and prepared breakfast. The owners, Bill and Bonnie are charming and delightful. The interiors are exquisite - a rare blend of under stated elegance balanced with pure functionality. No detail has been overlooked. This is an enchanting place which makes you believe in magical kingdoms! We did not want to leave...

The most peaceful and private B&B!

5 on July 24, 2012

I travel to York just once a year and love staying here. Bill and Bonnie provide everything for a perfect stay. Thanks so much!

A little "slice of heaven" in Maine.

5 on July 01, 2012

We spent out honeymoon here and we both agreed that we have never felt so pampered in a B&B as we felt here. The food was excellent and imaginative. The hosts were always glad to meet any special food needs. One day we enjoyed a delicious omelet made with lactose-free cheese; fruit cups with fresh mint (yummy), and wonderful pastries each morning. Our bedroom was bright and so beautiful. Rooms were sparkling clean. The common rooms were fun to be in, especially the "upper room" with its library, DVDs and music. The house itself is charming in every detail with flowered gardens, reminding me of a european cottage. The hosts were friendly and helpful in any way we needed, and only to happy to chat. All in all, I can't wait for the day when we can return. York beach was no more than 10 minutes away, and there many beautiful places to walk within just a few minutes drive of the Inn. We could not have begun our marriage in a nicer setting.

Once you visit, you will return - as often as possible!

5 on August 17, 2011

The Morning Glory Inn is an 11, and once you discover it, you will return. Often. Proprietors Bonnie and Bill have nurtured the inn and grounds into a gorgeous, picturesque, quaint, peaceful paradise amongst the flowers and trees just inland from the Maine coastline and tidal marshes. The location allows it to be calm and cool yet is within bicycle distance of the historic harbor town. The inn is spacious with plenty of common areas for relaxation - the original living room is great for lounging by the fire on chilly or rainy days; the main gathering room is another super comfy lounging area with a bar and wood stove; the library in the loft provides a hideaway; and there are several tables on the front patio amid the garden. Each room is unique, but all are so well appointed I believe that Bonnie and Bill must live in each during off season to ensure that each room has all the little touches that make it totally livable! I know because I have stayed in every room at least once - which tells you that I am among their many loyal repeat visitors. Coffee and teas are yours for the pouring all morning, and a tasty feast of fresh local produce and baked goods accompany the hot breakfast. But for as wonderful as the Inn is, Bonnie and Bill are the real treats. They are consummate professionals, yet are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Staying at the Morning Glory Inn is like staying with favorite family that ensure your visit is comfortable while allowing you to go off on your own adventures during the day!

A wonderful discovery

5 on June 28, 2011

A stroke of serendipity! On the spur of the moment we decided to find a B&B in the York, ME area and to our joy we discovered this Inn. We had just one night to stay and luckily they had just one room available, the Sandpiper. A beautiful Inn, with lovely gardens, situated on a quiet street. The accommodations were delightful, breakfast was delicious, and we will definitely be back for a longer stay.

A quiet retreat; wonderful setting.

4.6 on August 03, 2010

A wonderful, wooded setting close to beach; rooms have private deck off them to enjoy; multiple sitting areas in a beautifully beamed home that is very tastefully decorated; Innkeepers are so kind and helpful; we loved the beaches of York and got a chance to kayak on the ocean. Breakfast was very good, and enjoyed brick patio setting next to flowers. Spent two days here and would definately come back.

Everything your looking for if you want a quiet getaway!

4.8 on June 11, 2010

Morning Glory has everything we look for in a B & B. Innkeepers Bill & Bonnie were great and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The grounds are beautiful and I enjoyed being able to sit outside and enjoy my morning coffee on the porch. Breakfast was tasty, ample parking, quiet surroundings and you felt very much at home. Thanks for a great vacation experience! Nancy & Bob

The Morning Glory in York Maine is a "hidden gem!"

5 on November 22, 2009

Innkeepers, Bonnie and Bill Alstrom have created "a hidden yet sparkling B&B jewel" at their lovely bed & breakfast, The Morning Glory Inn in York, Maine. Even the journey to this wonderful bed & breakfast is memorable. As you turn off Route 1A and travel onto the beautifully winding Organaug Road you travel under a canopy of aged hardwood trees and pass through the York Golf and Tennis Club (Maine’s oldest country club) and across the quaint Sewall Bridge – looking for the two stone pillars that mark the entrance of The Morning Glory. Yet York Harbor is only ½ mile and a world away from the inn’s tranquil setting. The Morning Glory is an amazingly comfortable retreat along Maine’s Southern coast. All three accommodations (“The Sandpiper,” Rachel’s Suite” and “The Heron”) in this newly renovated Pre-Revolutionary, post and beam cottage home are equally luxurious. Each ocean bird-themed suite has its own private deck overlooking lush forest and manicured gardens. We stayed in “The Heron” suite and loved it! It is large and spacious with a walk-in closet in the middle. The newly remodeled bathroom is as wonderful as described on the inn’s website. You will simply adore the tile, glass and river rock dual-headed shower. Innekeepers Bill and Bonnie act as your own “in-house concierge” and will plan personally-selected day itineraries of the immediate York area and surrounding Southern coast of Maine. This inn property should be featured in Coastal Living, Country Living and Country Home magazines. Not only does the beautiful woodland setting take your breath away, but, the immaculate and charming B&B, complimented by the warm hospitality of the Bonnie and Bill, made The Morning Glory Inn our favorite new bed and breakfast find of our 2009 Maine vacation.

Our Visit was a Wedding Gift

5 on September 05, 2009

From the moment we arrived we were feeling like we were home away from home for the weekend. Room was beautiful, hosts were always accomodating and the grounds were relaxing gardens. Close to all the touristy places but just far enough away on old Route 1 to enjoy the unhurried quiet.

Once again a great pleasure

4.8 on August 28, 2009

We needed a few days to take a break and Morning Glory Inn provided a perfect arrangement. We really felt at home in this well appointed small Inn and the excellent breakfast was a great way to start the day and just unwind. We enjoyed the location being out of the vacation "frensy" area but still close to great places to visit. We will certainly visit once again. This small Inn is very charming and the Inn keepers were friendly and accommodating. Bill was sure to make any reservations that were requested and made great recommendations for dinners in around the area. It's very obvious that the owners are good gardeners for the floral ambiance is simply well done.

Perfect summer vacation!

5 on August 09, 2009

By far the best Inn we have ever stayed at. Bonnie and Bill have created a perfect getaway with beautiful grounds, comfortable beds, and a great breakfast to start the day. The inn is conveniently located for our trips to the beach, shopping and dining. Our 6 night stay felt like we'd been away for a month because the setting is so comfortable and relaxing. We can't wait until our next visit.

Morning Glory it was .

4.4 on July 28, 2009

Morning Glory Inn was an unexpected delight, which we were lucky enough to find on 3 days notice. Wonderful ambiance, friendly guests and Bonnie & Bill bending over backwards to make sure we were comfortable. Nice touches like no charge long distance to anywhere in the USA, snacks in our room, immaculately kept rooms and common rooms. We hope to return again.

One of the best

4.6 on July 28, 2009

This inn was by far one of the best we have stayed at over many years.

Just what we needed

4.0 on July 27, 2009

It isn't very often that you can get away for a weekend and have everything be perfect but that is what a weekend at the Morning Glory Inn had is store for us. From the very tastefully decorated rooms to the wonderful breakfast and grounds Bonnie and Bill did a wonderful job of meeting our needs. We had a bit of rain and a little cool when we arrived (the story for this summer in New England) and Bill was kind enough to start a fire for us where we spent the next few hours enjoying the fire and a glass of wine. The sign of a good Inn is answered with two questions " would you go back" ? and "would you recommend it to a friend" ? and the answer to both is a resounding yes. Thanks folks we will be back.

A memorable Anniversary

5 on July 03, 2009

Our recent stay at the Morning Glory exceeded our wevery expectation. Bonnie and Bill have created an environment which surrounds them and their guests with beauty.

promises kept

4.6 on January 22, 2009

Just right in every respect- charming room and public spaces, attention to detail, warm welcome, tasty breakfast with good, fresh ingredients and choice. We'd happily return!

Great 1st time at B&B

5 on December 03, 2008

This was our first time staying at a B&B and definitely not our last! We loved the property and the service we received! We will definitely be coming back!

Birthday Celebration!

5 on November 24, 2008

What a perfect way to celebrate a birthday! This was our first time staying at a B&B and it was fabulous!! My husband and I loved the place - our room was nice and sunny, very cozy! And the house is so warm and inviting! Breakfast was delicious and Bill was a very gracious host. Location is perfect - it was very easy to find. We hope to return soon!

A tucked-away gem

5 on October 11, 2008

Bonnie and Bill have created a lovely, inviting inn. This was a very fortunate find as the rooms are cozy, each decorated in a different style, the common rooms available for guests are lovely. The innkeepers have are very adept at creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their guests, right down to the fire going in the fireplace! Breakfasts are really quite outstanding. The location of the Morning Glory Inn is such that it gives you the feeling of being tucked in and out of the way of the madding crowd, the gardens add to that feeling as well. There is wonderful walking right out the door.

One of the best B&B we have visited in USA

5 on September 30, 2008

Bonnie and Bill were wonderful. The room (Rachel's suite) was fabulous and pictureque. Furnishings and ammenties were top quality. Breakfast was "extraordinary". We enjoyed the blueberry French Toast and scrambled eggs. And you can not forget to mention the wonderful coffee. The home was very inviting, cozy for our wonderful, rainy weekend stay. We look forward to our next visit in November and many more times after that. Thank you again Bonnie and Bill.


5 on August 31, 2008

My husband and I spent a week here in August, staying in Rachel's Suite. We loved everything about it. The Inn is beautiful and comfortable, without that "over the top" feeling that you get at some B & Bs. The room was sunny and spacious, with the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in away from home. The breakfasts were delicious, and we appreciated the fact that you could have breakfast until 10 a.m. Bonnie and Bill were exceptionally gracious hosts, always willing to provide help and information; by the time we left we felt like they were friends. We loved the York area and the inn's location, an easy drive to everything but quiet and peaceful. We've stayed at a lot of B & Bs, and this one is now our favorite. It was hard to leave!

Morning Glory Inn

5 on August 23, 2008

The Morning Glory Inn is a jewel: exquisite; intimate and serene. Eating breakfast in the garden was a truly special way to start the day.

Charming b&b

5 on August 20, 2008

Well decorate, quaint, clean, cozy B&B. Great location near everything, yet tucked away.

What an amazing place!

5 on August 18, 2008

The Morning Glory Inn is an outstanding bed and breakfast! My husband and I loved the inn's gardens, rooms and amazing blueberry french toast breakfast among other things! Next time in York, Maine we will stay again at the Morning Glory Inn! Thanks Bonnie and Bill for an amazing experience!

perfect place to relax

5 on August 05, 2008

This inn and its hosts are absolutely delightful. Breakfasts were delicious, the room was spacious and clean and bright, the innkeepers are friendly and eager to help with anything. My partner and I could not imagine a better place to have spent our summer vacation week.

Nothing But Excellence

5 on July 30, 2008

This has to be the best B&B along the Wast Coast from the Keys up to Bar Harbor. Morning Glory proved to live up to its name and the hosts made us feel like we had come home. Their attention to detail is unmatched and the atmosphere and space they've created is simply lovely.

Excellent Inn

5 on July 16, 2008

Wonderful secluded setting; excellent accommodations; delicious breakfast; better than being home.

Once a month

4.0 on January 22, 2008

We discovered the Morning Glory in August when Portsmouth was booked. Since then at least one of us stays three nights every month while in the area for business. The location is terrific but surpassed by the hospitality and ambience. We've even taken over the whole place at times, but when not, the most interesting people are booked or just happen to find their way to the door. We can't wait for Bill & Bonnie to reopen in the Spring!

Glorious Getaway!

5 on October 30, 2007

The house itself is spacious and beautiful—an 18th Century house with a 20th Century addition. All in complete harmony. The bedroom was a treat, as were the fireplaces, living rooms and the full breakfast. We will return to the hidden treasure!

Highlight of our 15 day trip!

5 on October 12, 2007

Our search for a B&B on the East Coast brought us to the Morning Glory Inn. What a find! Great quiet location, loved our room decor, and the best hosts ever. Four nights of complete relaxation in this beautiful bed and breakfast. May make the trip all the way from Wisconsin to stay here again.

perfect quick getaway

4.6 on October 09, 2007

Beautiful rooms, loved the river-rock floor of the shower and serene patio all provided for a perfect getwat only an hour from Boston.

Morning Glory Inn.

5 on September 21, 2007

This Inn is outstanding.

We always feel like we are coming "home."

5 on June 03, 2007

Absolutely the BEST. Immaculate, spacious and well appointed guest rooms. It is a most relaxing environment in which one feels so taken care of. The breakfast is like none other. Bonnie and Bill are the ULTIMATE hosts and love to share their home which is an incredible place. We love being there and after each visit...can't wait to return!

Perfect Getaway

5 on May 15, 2007

The innkeepers made our three night visit seem like a week's vacation. The setting is peaceful and relaxing and the rooms and grounds are beautiful. We stayed in the Heron which is spacious and elegantly decorated with a spa-like bathroom. The bed was so comfortable. The breakfast was great and the coffee a special treat and good way to start the day. We'll go back many times and will try their other rooms which are all beautiful. We've already booked a week in August. A very special place with innkeepers who are attentive yet also respect the privacy of their guests.

Peaceful & Serene

5 on May 05, 2007

Our stay at the morning glory inn was just what we needed to unwind and relax from busy city life. After a long weekend stay the stress of everyday life had slowly faded to distant memory...hard to imagine we were just an hour from Boston. The bed was excellent, decor was beautiful, the room was impeccably clean and the Inn keepers friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the walk to the wiggly bridge. Wish we had stayed a week...will definately be back!!!

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  • Nightly Rate $165 - $265
  • Reviews (39) 4.9
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