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Old Granite Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Rockland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2010

The Old Granite Inn, across the street from the Ferry terminal, is a very pleasant, welcoming spot, with simple but clean and comfortable rooms. The hosts make a wonderful breakfast, and the downstairs "lobby" is a great place to chat and play games. Downtown shopping, cafes, museum, and galleries are just a couple of blocks away. This is a fantastic alternative to the really scabrous Navigator Inn right next door.
By the way, the Japanese restaurant on main street is terrific- very creative.

Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

We recently returned from a three week trip through New England. A highlight of our trip was our stay at the Old Granite Inn. My husband and I traveled with another couple. We were all reluctant to try bed and breakfasts before. Well, no longer! Our host Ed Hantz was helpful, but not intrusive. There was ample room in the lobby area to relax, with a perfect selection of music providing a serene atmosphere.
And the clincher was the breakfasts provided. The selections and variety were most impressive. We hated to have to pack our bags after our three nights were up. We all unanimously recommend the Old Granite Inn. We hope to return.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

This was our second stay at the Old Granite Inn in Rockland. The hosts, Ed and Joan, are friendly but not intrusive and Zack, the springer spaniel, really knows how to work a room. The Inn is on Main Street directly across from the ferry landing and harbor. It is an easy walk to concerts at the Strand or a visit to the Farnsworth Museum. Our room was small but spotless and very comfortable. Joan has thoughtfully anticipate her guests needs and provide great lighting, extra pillows, a small flat-screen TV, lots of fluffy towels, and a comfortable bed. The furnishings were a eclectic mix of antique and modern pieces. Ed does the cooking. His breakfast was sumptuous. We started with scones that need no butter. The quiche was fluffy and delicious. There was also link sausage, fresh blueberry and strawberry mix with yogurt sauce and orange juice.
Old Granite Inn is open year round. It is in a great location for exploring mid-coast Maine. The town has lots of interesting shops and restaurants. There is a micro-brewery around the corner. Old Granite Inn is an economical choice in B&B's and a much better choice than the impersonal mega-motels.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

This is an excellent B&B with friendly owners (including the dog), delicious breakfast, beautiful view, easy walk to good restaurants, very close to the ferry. It's a great place to stay -- I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

I have never stayed at a B&B before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. When we entered the 3 story inn we were greeted by the friendly Zack, a springer spaniel. Our room was elegantly furnished; it made me feel like I was back home in my own room when I was a kid. We had a private bathroom, and flat panel tv (the tv was a bonus, I didn't think there was one). My absolute favorite part of my stay at the Granite Inn was breakfast, Ed pulled out all the stops. A menu was placed under our door each night displaying the next days meal. Ed made everything himself from the ginger scones to the lemon crepes with blueberry compote. We ate so much at breakfast we barely had room for lunch each day, but the food was too good to refuse. The Inn was walking distance to downtown, which is why we were there to go to the lobster festival. Just a few short blocks, and you reach the harbor. It was such a quiet peaceful Inn, I would def. recommend it to anyone in the area, and hopefully I'll get back there again some day.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

I travel to Rockland often and have now stayed at the Granite Inn three times. The transformation of this inn in the last three years since Ed and Joan took over has been such a pleasure to watch. Unlike most other restored historic buildings, this B&B has a fabulous modern feel to it. The decor is distinctively modern, with a clean Sandinavian feel, which I describe as "Ikeaesque". Joan's graphic design flair is reflected in the rooms that offer bold, yet pleasing colors and touches.

Ed's breakfasts are wonderful, and Zach, the mascot and third "innkeeper" is stalwart in his duty to be your welcoming committee. I love that it's so close to everything in Rockland and that parking is easy too.

I totally recommend the Granite Inn, and plan to be back as soon as I can!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 18, 2009

The major draw of Rockland, ME is the wonderful Farnsworth Museum, and nearby Olson Farm, where Andrew Wyeth painted Christina's World. The experience of walking the grassy slopes that Wyeth recreated in tempura is unparalleled. This B and B is conveniently located within walking distance to the quaint historic downtown area and Farnsworth, and is across the street from ferry service to local islands. Port Clyde, the departure point for Monhegan Island, is a pleasant 25 minute drive. The owners, at this writing, don't quite have the business down yet, however, their amenability and willingness to help, give us high hopes for future improvements. Leaving very early (5:30 am), the owner provided us with hot, freshly brewed coffee and home-made scones. For dog lovers, a beautiful 10 year old Springer Spaniel lovingly checks you out. The hotel is located on busy Route 1, right on the water front. Nearby Camden or Booth Bay are more scenic. Homemade breakfast is included and is reportedly awesome; we unfortunately left too early to taste for ourselves. As typical in Maine, air conditioning is not available in between seasons.
Be sure to request a room with a TV and bath, if these are important to you, as they are not available in all rooms. Games, cookies, and fruit are available in the common area- encouraging kids and teenagers to take leave of the video games for an evening. Would recommend considering this B and B for good value and close proximity for art lovers tour of cultural sites.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Address: 546 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3341
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Rockland
Price Range: $195 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Granite Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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