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WINCHESTER, MASS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room #9 was our home for three glorious days in Vinalhaven and the memory of our stay there will be long lasting. With a very comfortable queen bed, a sleep sofa and a full kitchen the room was perfect for us. But the best feature was the porch with its unparalleled view of Carver Harbor and Maine's largest fleet of... More 

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Tidewater04863, Owner at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for that wonderful review. It's delightful to know you enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed you. More 

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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tidewater is as Down East Maine as it gets. Clean, charming in a quirky sort of way, phenomenal views from the room, a little dated here and there, superb bedding, plenty of hot water, and a great and accommodating host. Phil Crossman was wonderful from first reservation through guiding us on our way to the ferry when we (sadly)... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a unique experience on a fast running tide flowing right under the motel. Room was nice, but nothing fancy. Mattress was pretty bad, but didn't stay here for luxury, stayed for the experience! Tide really runs out fast and comes in quiet. Great views/photos right from the balcony of water and harbor.

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I decided to sail to Vinalhaven, as our first overnight glamping trip. The Tidewater Inn was the ideal location, as we had a perfect view of Carver's Harbor to enjoy seeing our daysailer amongst the lobster boats. Centrally located on the island, we were close to restaurants, grocery store and post office and a short walk from... More 

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Tidewater04863, Manager at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return! More 

Bangor, Maine
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38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Were this motel by the side of a generic highway I would think it were generic, dated, and a little overpriced. But it is literally built on top of a reversing tidal rapids. We sat on our deck and watched a cormorant repeatedly dive and come up with fish eight feet from us. Medusa jellies pulsed and drifted at slack... More 

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Tidewater04863, Manager at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

So glad you had a wonderful time and that Phil was his charming self. We look forward to your return! More 

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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Yes, it is true, the tide is ebbing right under me (room 4) tonight forming a sort of soothing white noise. The room is not luxurious by any standard but is nice and serviceable for our stay here. Love the porch right over the water. This is a fabulous town and island for photography. So many cool subjects.

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Vlodrop, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We sometimes stay here while cruising and leaving the boat on a mooring in Carver's Harbor. A shower and clean bedsheets feel pretty good after a number of days at sea. It's very homelike and they are happy to let you use their washers and dryers. Don't miss the book Away Happens by the owner Phil Crossman, who has multiple... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love the place. We had a room with a deck right over the water. The tide flows fast right under you. There are over a dozen bicycles to use at no charge, whenever you want and all in great shape. Coffee is always available, and it's a very laid-back vibe. Kayaks and canoe are available to rent as well,... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We had booked the Harbor Master Suite (biggest in the facility) as we were part of a large group visiting the island. Check in was amusing. You found your key on a desk in the lobby and let yourself in. There were a few surprises.....there was a partially filled bucket of water in the center of the living area which,... More 

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Tidewater04863, Owner at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

We live to amuse and are pleased to learn that these guests were suitably entertained by what most guests consider a casual and appealing procedural arrangement. Just before these guests arrived we experienced an unexpected leak from a third floor deck during a particularly strong southwest gale. I would certainly not get to repair it before fall, and so put... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Just returned from Vinalhaven Island, ME staying at this motel. There are not many choices but this is a good one in a rustic setting and easy walking distance to the few dining choices on this island. The room was comfortable with a small attached kitchen. The property is vintage but perfectly located for harbor views and a wonderful semi... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tidewater Motel is built on a bridge separating Carver's Harbor to the south from Carver's Pond, its tidal estuary, to the north. The same rush of ocean water coming and going right under your harborside room once powered a blacksmith shop and grist mill on the site. Few views can equal those at the Tidewater and few places are as relaxing; the ebb and flow is nature's own sedative. Still, the world's most productive lobster fleet, anchored right outside your window, gets an early start, so you may not want to sleep in. Open year-round, the Tidewater is the island's only motel. If you want to be closer to the water, you'll have to get wet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tidewater Motel

Address: 15 Main Street, P.O. Box 546, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Vinalhaven
Price Range: $100 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Tidewater Hotel Vinalhaven
Tidewater Motel Vinalhaven
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