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Tidewater Motel

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15 Main Street, P.O. Box 546, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Husband and I rented bikes here with the hopes of seeing the island that way. Don't be tempted. They're all ancient beater cruisers & do not mix with hills. Splurge on renting good bikes from the mainland & take them on the ferry with you. It's worth every dime bc the island is beautiful!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Although this is the only motel on the island, its still great. Its unique, every room is a bit different. The water rushes underneath the hotel which provides a nice calming and relaxing sound. The views are extraordinary and the people are friendly. There is not other place like the tidewater motel.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a beautiful island to relax and spend some quality time with friends and/or family. There are not a lot of distractions. Everyone is friendly and welcoming! The hotel advertises free wifi, but my phone and laptop couldn't connect in our room (my husband's phone connected only on the balcony). The rooms were clean and comfortable. The tv in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Understood there would be two beds a d pullout couch, had 1 bed and 2 couches. Trustme, at 73 I'm not built for the couch any more. Living room had a leak in the ceiling which wasn't bad so much as bothersome. There was one eatery in the evening, Harbor Gawker, and one in the morning, (back behind the strip... More 

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Tidewater04863, Owner at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

We did not tell this guest the Harbormaster's Berth had two beds. It never has and we would not misrepresent it. I'm sorry the living room had a small leak. If it were me I'd have reported it. When we acknowledged their reservation (long before they arrived) we did so with a written description of available island eateries. If they'd... More 

Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Vinalhaven is quite a ferry ride from mainland Maine but we love visiting everytime we are in Maine. It is a lobstering village and has such a pretty harbor. The motel is clean and could use a little updating but it is clean and we purchased lobster and cooked it in our little kitchenette. The breakfast is continential. The reason... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 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 11 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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