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“Our seventh visit!” 5 of 5 stars
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Island View Inn
904 Commercial St., Route 1, Rockport, ME 04856   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Our seventh visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We just keep coming back. Comfy king beds, gorgeous view of the cove and bay beyond. Friendly staff, infinity-edge, heated pool. It just feels like home away from home. There is good reason the reviews are terrific: the island view inn is tops. We have turned several on to the place and, like us, they love it!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Skaneateles, NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed for three nights at Island View. It is a perfect spot to explore the lovely towns of Penobscot Bay. The setting is gorgeous and peaceful. We had a top floor room with balcony. Loved waking up each morning to a beautiful sunrise over Clam Cove and the cry of ocean birds. We were also fortunate to have great weather, clear skies, and a full moon the entire time we were there!

The grounds are well manicured but very natural. Fountains, paths, flowers, and seating areas are everywhere. The rooms are spacious and well decorated in a beach or nautical theme. The bathroom is very large and everything is clean. I have to say my favorite aspect of the inn was the incredible infinity pool. We spent some time each afternoon at the pool relaxing and enjoying the view. I believe that all of the hotel rooms have one king bed only so this is primarily an adult hotel. Even though every room was booked, it never felt crowded. We enjoyed the serenity.

My only suggestion for improvement would be to provide better coffee in the morning. It tasted like weak "church" coffee. A Keurig machine with k-cups would be a perfect addition. Check-in and check-out was smooth and friendly. The rates are reasonable. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the Camden/Rockport area!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I tried to stay at the Island View Inn this year but waited to book my trip. I instead stayed at a sister property Strawberry Hill. I've been at the Island View several years running, two times each summer and have always found it extremely comfortable. The beds are high on my list of a good place, and the Island View uses high quality mattresses, with Swedish sleep system (pillow...foam topped.) It's well built, quiet, and has spectacular views straight out over clam cove. The heated pool next store is available for guests at Island View, and helps loosen sore muscles for the rest of my drive north. Overall is a great value, peaceful, and lovely.

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  • Stayed September 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed only one night in this lovely hotel on our way to see friends in Bar Harbor. What a delightful treat! A lovely king room with a fabulous view from a generous balcony! Our only regret is not staying longer!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Southold, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed here on a long weekend getaway. Everything was perfect-our room, the view, the pool overlooking Glen Cove, the comfortable chairs on the waterfront, and the service. We can't wait to come back again next summer. We have stayed in a few places in the Rockland/Rockport area and we would definitely recommend the Island View Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this terrific hotel in Rockport, ME, and had a wonderful time. Great views, great pool, very quiet and peaceful, and beautiful gardens and flowers everywhere. This place is well maintained - everything was clean and colorful. Camden and Rockland are just short drives away. Rockport itself is just a sleepy little town with very few commercial businesses. Camden, tho, is a terrific place to visit. Wonderful restaurants and lots to do.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We found Island View on line when planning a weekend trip to attend the Maine Lobster Festival. Easy booking by phone and very friendly. We chose their Deluxe Ocean View Suite for a party of four. It was a little more expensive per nite, but we wanted some elbow room.

What a treat! A recently renovated cottage with sweeping vies of Glen Cove and the major Maine Islands in Penobscot Bay. Hardwood floors, tastefully decorated, a full kitchen, dining area, living room, sun room and tw cozy BR with queens. Two baths one w jacuzzi tub one with a spacious shower. Everything clean, tastefully decorated with a nautical theme and un compromising views. Great kitchen for dining in. Great morning sun!

Worth the extra for such fine lodging. It is on Rt 1 so there is some road noise.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomp1, Manager at Island View Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about stay and doing such a great time describing our Cove house! Hope to see you again!
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Address: 904 Commercial St., Route 1, Rockport, ME 04856
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockport
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
#5 Family Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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Island View Hotel Rockport
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