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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for one night, in the Crow's Nest room, and I wish we had stayed another couple of days. If you are planning to visit Vinalhaven, you should read other reviews so you have an idea of what to expect here. It took me a while to finally post my review due to the simplistic nature...

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Tidewater04863, Owner at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

We were delighted by this thoughtful and honest review and hope to see these folks again. We do have a suite, however. The Harbormaster's Berth is a lovely waterfront suite that can be fully appreciated on our web site.

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

It has been a great experience to be at the Vinalhaven. Nice to stay at Tidewater motel, quiet, comfortable. All you hear is the water and the wind sound. I would visit this place again. I highly recommend it.

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Beacon, New York
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Perfect little motel in the heart of town. The rooms are clean and comfortable, if a little dated in a charming way. The rooms facing the harbor have little decks with an incredible view, literally right over the water. Early in the morning you'll hear the lobster boats chugging out. There's coffee and breakfast in the front office from 5.30...

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Tidewater04863, Manager at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Jerry! I particularly enjoyed your description of the rooms as dated in a charming way - I like to think the same. We look forward to hosting you again in the future so you can discover more of Vinalhaven's beauty.

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is not the Marriott, but then it is Vinalhaven an island fishing village, but it a nice, clean, comfortable and modest hotel -- maybe the only one in the village. We took the ferry over from Rockland. Being active, we walked about 1/2 mile from the ferry landing to the hotel, although they will pick you up if requested....

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Tidewater04863, Manager at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

Thanks, Ron, for your kind review - the two restaurants you mentioned are really outstanding. Next time, you'll have to stay again on nights when you can enjoy them as well. Hope to see you soon!

Middlebury, Vermont
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Motel is right in village - most rooms face the water. Motel rents bikes, kayaks, even cars to guests and the information binder in the room was very up to date and chock full of helpful info. Many rooms have kitchen facilities so you can prepare your own meals or at least eat in room or on your private deck.

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The views of Carver's Harbor are really amazing. The rooms are well done and comfortable Phil and staff are the definition of welcoming. Kayaks, canoes, bikes and vans are all available for rent here. If you can't relax here you are incapable of relaxation. The sound of the tide going in and out next to The Tidewater defines the Vinalhaven...

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Cocoa Beach
Reviewed July 28, 2016

If you like to watch the tides from the ocean you will enjoy this place. The ocean tides flow under the motel, back and forth , up and down. The place is clean and cozy. The owners put out a very nice continental breakfast in the morning. If you do stay there have a chat with owner Phil. He's a...

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WINCHESTER, MASS
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...

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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.

Reviewed July 11, 2016

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)...

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Fleming Island, Florida
Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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 St, P.O. Box 546, Vinalhaven, ME 04863-3920
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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“Read other reviews and choose a room based on your best interest. We enjoyed the Crow's Nest as a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles songbird5212, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the bay. The crows nest is a on an upper level but all rooms have a similar view.”
 of 5 bubbles ronsS4916LZ, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Pet friendly rooms have no views.”
 of 5 bubbles Vt_folks, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room where you can sit and watch the tides from your porch.”
 of 5 bubbles 287mattr, Jul 28, 2016 | Read review
“Loved room # 9”
 of 5 bubbles MARBOB55, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
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