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Tidewater Motel

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15 Main Street, P.O. Box 546, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
Tidewater Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Room 9 on the second floor and had a great view. Probably could have stayed on the first floor and had just as good a view for less money. Plus wouldn't have had to lug the luggage up and down the narrow stairs. Several rooms face main street and the tidal pool across the street, so you... More 

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Frenchtown New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very, very unusual but a very cool spot. In fact, the.whole town of Vinalhaven is offbeat in a very good way. There is a reason for the name of the inn as the tide literally roars beneath the hotel which is perfectly located between a cove and harbor. The rooms are spartan but very clean. A good... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is like staying at your grandma's. And I mean that in the most positive sense. Stunning views of the harbor. The building sits over an inlet that feeds further inland and it is amazing to see and hear the depth of water that goes in and out with the tides right underneath you. The people who run this... More 

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chester,sc
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Location,location,location! The sound & sight of tides twice daily flowing like a large mountain stream under your property is unique! Stayed in unit #3 which is Mill Race on first floor.Unit has standard refrigerator and 4 burner stove with oven.Deck over harbor with white fencing.This is 1 of 2 units with rain protection while on deck.This unit also has interior... More 

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Springfield, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed at the Tidewater in July and loved it. We had taken the boat to Vinalhaven the prior summer and wanted to have more time on the island. The Motel is in walking distance from the ferry and everything you would need is also within walking distance. We rented a car from the Tidewater because we were curious about... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed in the Tidewater Motel two years ago when we visited my brother that lives in Vinalhaven. He had already reserved a room for us before we arrived and we were extremely happy with his decision. On this trip we drove across the nation from California and of all the places that we stayed in it was by far... More 

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Chichester, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I don't need a lot of variety in my life when it comes to vacations. What I do want and need is something that is predictable. The Tidewater Motel has never let me down. The view is incredible looking out from the patio door. The ocean, lobster boats, the sounds all remind me of home as I came from a... More 

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West Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed at this hotel in September. The views were awesome. Open the windows, patio door and listen to the roar of the receding tide waters...AWESOME! It is not a "5 Star" hotel with all the perks of work out facilities, spa's etc.....but a very down to earth hotel. The owners take pride in their ownership, and their "Island Community".... More 

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North Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Being one of the few short-stay rentals on the island, the Tidewater sets the bar for service, comfort and location, and does it with with true Maine style. Its simple yet complete motel offerings are situated in the heart of the village with a mix of unit styles, many of which have views overlooking this working harbor. The ownership strives... More 

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Portland, Maine
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's the view, the working harbor, the lovely people who own and manage the Motel, it's sitting on your deck outside of your room watching the sun set and the moon rise, it is a must for your travel wish list. The outside of the Motel looks ordinary, but once you open the door to your room everything changes... the... More 

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