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Old Granite Inn
546 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Rockland B&B and Inns
Atlanta, Georgia
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“One of the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have stayed at the Old Granite Inn twice and both times I have been impressed by the rooms and the food. The rooms are well-decorated and comfortable, with a combination of the old and familiar (furniture) and the new (bathroom fixtures).

The breakfasts are amazing. Great coffee, interesting entrees, lovely music in the background. On Sundays, there is the New York TIMES in the front room with very comfortable couches and chairs. Ed and Joan seems to have thought of everything to make one want to stay an extra night.

It is right across the street from the ferry to Vinalhaven and North Haven. Rockland is a terrific place to walk around.

Room Tip: I like the ones facing the ferry terminal and Penobscot Bay, in the front of the inn.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Wonderful room,excellent hosts,in town convenience, and the very best breakfast we've ever had!.The hosts are gourmet cooks.
Sitting on the front porch sipping coffee and enjoying the beautiful gardens and views just couldn't get any better.We were driving through the town and decided to stay in this delightful area and were lucky enough to secure a room. What a delightful surprise to have this perfection.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newark, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

I'm a B&B gal--I travel often, and I always prefer the value and comfort of a hot breakfast at my accommodations. The Old Granite Inn is in the top three B&B's I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. The mid-century modern decor is beautifully set off by the unadorned windows looking out onto the water. Located at the northern end of the town center of Rockland, the Inn is in walking distance of everything the town has to offer and is a quick trip to Camden, Lincolnville, and Thomaston. The breakfasts at the Old Granite Inn were worth the trip all on their own, though: I would gladly have traveled three times as far for those meals! Baked eggs in Phyllo with lobster, quiche Lorraine, sliced fruit, and heavenly baked goods... I've never had a better B&B breakfast. We left each day feeling pampered and full. Ordinarily, places this luxurious are the province of the wealthy and childless, but Old Granite has options for everybody. There are perfectly-appointed rooms for people on a budget, and gorgeous family-friendly suites. You'll find a lovely room to suit you in Rockland at the Old Granite Inn.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Old Granite Inn before leaving on a schooner out of Rockland. The hosts were welcoming, the room comfortable, and the breakfast was incredible! A great location for walking in downtown Rockland. I would certainly stay again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is not your typical Maine B&B. It is not antiquey or farmy or cutesy or overdone... It is quietly hip while still being comfortable. The gardens are gorgeous, the downstairs a series of small delights, and our room, #9, a spacious resting place with a very comfortable bed and great shower.

The breakfasts are wonderful with the menu being slipped under your door sometime in the late afternoon. Up for blueberry muffins, cheddar dill scones, asparagus goat cheese fritatta and sausage? No? How about crystallized ginger scones, lobster quiche, and blueberry pancakes? Coffee is available from 7:00 on.

This was a great place to stay for the annual Lobster Ride (cycling event) and most of the people staying there were part of this event. I hope that we will be back next year!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edwin H, Owner at Old Granite Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
I wish to thank these people for their kind review. It's gratifying to be appreciated for those things that we've put so much thought and effort into.
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Old Granite Inn proved great stopover on our way to Port Clyde cottage rental this July. Breakfast deserved an A+. To our surprise, proprietor Ted was the chef serving blueberry crepes, feta frittata, and vegetable quiche along with homemade muffins and fruit--no need for lunch since we smapled everything! Wife Joan is a graphic artist with eye for B&B decor. Both are classical muscians--hence, WBACH radio music background, Ted suggested we take Friday art gallery walk along with outdoor concert hosted by The Strand...free entertainment. We returned energized and played Scrabble in their spacious LR, nibbling homemade treats from the dininig room cookie jar. We got the last room available (only one without in-situ bath), but the price and scenic windows overlooking Rockland Harbor more than compensated for short walk to prviate bath. We Texans SHALL return.

Room Tip: If you wish to save money, ask for our "small" room with detached bath. If you want view...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

On a recent trip to Vinalhaven Island, I spent one night at the Inn with a friend who'd stayed there many times before. Our room was upstairs, very quiet and well appointed as well as comfortable, with beautiful mosaics in the bathroom. The afternoon we arrived we had parked the car in the line for the Vinalhaven Ferry which is right across the street from the Inn. We left our bags in the Inn and enjoyed the shops, galleries and eateries of Rockland for the remainder of the day. The next morning, well rested and after an astounding breakfast, we drove onto the second ferry with ease. For anyone interested in the arts, the Old Granite Inn is one visual treat after another. For anyone interested in people, you will be more than pleased as well. Ed and Joan clearly know what high quality hospitality is all about.

Room Tip: Upstairs suite is very roomy, quiet and gorgeously appointed.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Old Granite Inn

Address: 546 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockland
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Rockland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Old Granite Inn Rockland, Maine

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