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Dateline: Auburn, Maine. Summer lobster shuttle.

The Residence Inn in Auburn is an hour from the nearest coastal lobster shacks, local Mac’s Downeast Seafood is the choice nearby. It is a category 4 for those Marriott credit card certs. Summer accommodation options in Maine all involve trade-offs.

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  • Eric

    Fly into Portland and then drive to Auburn? My wife and I are thinking of a last minute lobster weekend – any other recommendations?

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Eric – Auburn meant a lot of driving. Most everything north or Portland means a lot of driving, ideally I would choose staying somewhere between Bath and Rockland, there is a Holiday Inn that blocks out summer award dates, and several Best Westerns. Some local motels, B&Bs, and some airbnb, everything pricey in summer through September. Acadia is too far unless you want to be at Acadia. Portland is good for nightlife, but too far for lobster shacks, and avoid the Hyatt Place, their way of dealing with the blasting noise and frat boy antics outside is to leave earplugs with a cheeky note on the nightstand. I might next consider the southern Maine and New Hamphsire stretch, have not investigated accommodation, however the shacks are closer together as the coast is more straight.