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Ripples Inn at the Harbor
Ranked #5 of 8 Rockland B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Fee was not mentioned in either the phone conversation to book the room or the confirmation email. SURPRISE!!!
Felt B&B experience was average - nice decor until you realize you don't have a headboard and the bed isn't against a wall (can't sit up and read - only one chair in room) - so we decided to head upstairs to the common area to watch TV (as Sandi suggested). TV was about 12" wide (TINY!!), had no DVD and again, only one comfy chair along with a couple folding chairs... So that didn't work either.
Breakfast was at the same time - served family style at one table so were forced to make small talk with not only the other guests but the hostess as well. Fruit salad was lovely - but all the little pieces of melon still had the rind on, all the strawberries still had their green tops? Odd fruit salad...
We would rather have picked somewhere else - don't like her deceit about the "one night fee" which she says is mentioned online. I didn't book online and her confirm email should definitely have mentioned it. Would like to have had a common area or a room with two places to sit.

On weekend nights it appeared the BAR across the street would be quite noisy at night into the small hours...

Inn was clean and looked charming. But all in all, would try somewhere else next time.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with bed against a wall or with a headboard. Ours didn't have one - can't rea...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

First time we have been to Rockland. Very nice town, with many things to do. Ripples is a great place to stay since it is downtown, seconds from the water and everything that is happening. The breakfast was excellent.

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2  Thank almenj
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I stayed at the inn with my sister. Sandi took good care of us. The rooms were lovely and clean. The breakfasts were wholesome and designed with care. The Eric Hopkins print in the Zen Room was wonderful. A gray and quiet trip to Maine. We felt at home in this safe, tasteful inn.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dagmar F
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

My wife and I honeymooned in New England and found this great BnB. Sandy is a great host and the rooms were very nicely appointed. As is common in Maine, folks wear many hats and work several jobs, and Sandy was called to Portland to work. She called a friend to stand in, enter Marilyn, also a lovely and charming host. Both were very friendly and offered suggestions for things to do and places to eat. Breakfasts were delicious and artisticly presented with lively conversation. Great stay!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

we stayed here as a place to stage our dinner at Primo's from. We arrived in awful May weather at about 3pm. Sandy - the owner - is an interesting and very nice woman. The place is sort of classic B & B - filled with knick knacks, bric a brac, about 5 rooms, very clean, well decorated, a nice mix of current and traditional. Our room, right on the ground floor, was clean, tasteful, loads of interesting accoutrements. Sandi knows her stuff about the area, the location is great, 0.8mi to Primo, 2 blocks to the harbor and downtown. Really, not much to say. It was everything it should have been. Clean, safe, good location, nice attentive owner. Breakfast was very good; whole wheat pancakes, bacon, great fruit platter (papaya, oranges, dried apricots); sandi joined us and we had some great conversation with another couple; I'm a bit of a misanthrope and generally dread human interaction, but once we got into a conversation our breakfast companions were very interesting, as was Sandy. I'd go back in a heartbeat, I'd recommend it unhesitatingly. Only issue? Yeah. 5 star place, 1 star toilet paper....seriously!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

A great find in Rockland, Maine! We made this reservation so that we would not have to drive the 2 hours home after a late-night dinner at the wonderful and well-touted "Primo" restaurant. FIrst, the Ripples Inn is just 0.8 miles from the Primo. Walkable! Both to this fine eatery, and to the Main St. strip. The Ripples owner, Sandi, is affable and welcoming, and very knowledgeable about all-things Rockland. We were one of three couples staying there that night, and it was the first time (at a B&B) that we really wallowed over breakfast, as not only was the company entertaining and great to keep breakfast conversation with, but Sandi's food was very tasty!

THe rooms are tastefully appointed and consummately clean and tidy.
Best of all: we were able to bring our dog!
We will go back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Just got back from a perfect trip and stay at Sandi's wonderful B&B! We took and end of fall trip to explore mid coast Maine and Sandi's B&B was the perfect central location to call home for 4 days as we took day trips up and down the coast. We so enjoyed her delicious breakfasts and conversation. We shared our travels the day before, she gave us great recommendations of places to check out that day and of course local restaurants to try in the evening when we got back.

We stayed in the Poet and Painter's Room which was very comfortable, private bath and very comfortable bed. What was very nice is there is a common area upstairs to have coffee, read, play games, make some popcorn,etc... I really enjoyed getting up early and not disturbing anyone and going to sit and having a cup of coffee while reading.

Sandi is also literally minutes from the pier, you can walk out the front door and walk to the pier and get a wonderful view of the coast early morning or in the evening at sunset - and then head right into town for some shopping and treats.

Sandi is such a wonderful person and getting to know her and her two dogs during our stay really made it special. We look forward to going back in spring/summer to visit!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank shajmurphy
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Address: 16 Pleasant St, Rockland, ME 04841-2710
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockland
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Rockland
Price Range: $150 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleep like a ROCK at ROCKland Maine's Ripples Inn. Feels like your home away from home... on the coast yet without the COST! Enjoy the simple pleasures of a Maine lifestyle like big yummy breakfasts and soft warm beds for those cool New England nights. Come walk the rocky coast; grab a lobster roll; find a treasured book at the coffee shop; stroll in town. Come for a craft workshop, a cooking lesson or a thrilling adventure on the water. There's so much to DO! DE-STRESS! Come for a vacation but leave with an EXPERIENCE! Wake up your inner child and dabble in your creativity. Take a risk... You could be a Poet and not know it! (or something equally great) ... more   less 
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