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Island View Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville, Florida
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57 reviews
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“Nice Property”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed one night at Island View during our recent coast of Maine trip. I have to say the view is spectacular over the bay even though there was a large barge and crane in the bay when we were visiting. I was able to spot a bald eagle from the patio.

Rooms are nicely decorated and very spacious. Beds were very comfortable. Only complaint about room was bathtub was backed up. We had taken showers and tubs were slow to drain. Went to dinner came back and still had not drained. I borrowed plunger from front desk and plunged myself. All sorts of nasty stuff came out of drain when I did this. It was GROSS. Front desk never called to see how things worked out. I did mention issue when I checked out in the morning so they could call in plumber.

Walls/Floors are not very thick. I could hear the family above us all night as it sounded like they were playing on a WII all night bouncing around.

Island View is not a place to stay if you want to walk to your destination but it is nicely situated between Camden and Rockland. Short drives to either from Island View Inn.

I would stay here again just not overly happy about having to plunge my own tub and the funk that came with it. Sunrise view makes it worth every penny.

Room Tip: Do recommend 2nd floor as we could hear guests above us bouncing around
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thomp1, Manager at Island View Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
So glad you were able to get time, during your short stay, to enjoy the great view. You were a fun group to have, and hope you will come back if your in our area again.
The view will be the same, and I'll be here still to offer to plunge whatever may need...um... plunging, should the need arise!
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Lancaster, PA
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We spent one night here and had family staying in the hotel next door. We had a room on the first floor and there was only one other room next to it. We thought it'd be fun to go in the future with family or friends and get the two bottom rooms. We had a beautiful view from the room and walk out doors to the patio. Loved the decor. It was so cute and beachy yet cozy at the same time. Loved the little duckie in the bathroom and so did our 3 year old boys!! They provided binoculars in the room and it was fun to take a look outside with them. The pool was great, our kids loved it. The grounds were really pretty. We enjoyed walking down close to the water and sitting in the chairs under the umbrellas. We also walked down by the water and found some sea glass. Great price too!

Room Tip: Bottom floor room was private and had a walk out patio door.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thomp1, Manager at Island View Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
I have to agree with the kiddos, our pool IS pretty amazing! The view, the warm water, the cool ocean breeze, the smell of the flowers surrounding it. Makes me want to grab my ducky and splash every summer day too!
Hope to see you again!
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Salem,NH
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent a weekend in June with friends at the Island View Inn and were rewarded with a superb June weekend.
The Inn overlooks a beautiful cove which is seen from the great assortment of rooms with balconies or from the heated infinity pool.
The grounds are nicely landscaped as is the area around the pool.
The rooms are what make this a wonderful place to stay.
They are outfitted with king beds, a large bathroom and amenities for which you would expect to pay much more.
Camden is just a few miles north on route One and Camden and Rockland Harbors are great for sightseeing or to take a sailboat ride.
You won't be disapointed if you choose the Island View Inn.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have large balconies which afford a great view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We heard about this place from a border crossing guard who took his wife here for an anniversary. He said we would not be disappointed...he was right! Island View Inn has it all...cozy, comfortable room with a terrific view of the ocean and great rates. We had 2 rooms on the second floor...our grandchildren,daughter and son-in law were really comfortable in their room with a loft. It was a rainy weekend but the inn made up for the bad weather with it's beautiful covered balconies! Everyone went swimming in the infinity pool overlooking the cove. The location is central to Camden, Rockland and we went to Freeport for some outlet shopping!! There is a Dennys just down the road for breakfast...great if you are travelling with small children. This hotel also has a sister hotel on the same property which has all the same wonderful features!! You will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: If you are travelling with children ask for room 106...it has a day bed and a loft, however no balco...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Westminster, California
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Found this place by just combing through the internet for a place near Camden. I am so happy that I had the patience to find this place. The rooms are exactly as shown on the website. At first I was a bit skeptical since the photos looked so nice but the rates were affordable. I was delightfully surprised to find that the place was gorgeous. The rooms were quiet and comfortable. We had two rooms on the second floor at the end of the building, away from the office. They had small refrigerators under the counter in the bathrooms. The bathrooms were quite large with lots of counter space. The tub was large and roomy enough for a bath. The views from each room are absolutely breathtaking with a view of the grounds and the bay. Our rooms had private balconies overlooking the view with nice chairs and a ceiling fan. You can walk down to the water and they have several chairs by the water. They also have a lovely looking pool, but we didn't have a chance to use it. The location is central to Camden, Rockport and Rockland.

Room Tip: Ask for a second floor room if climbing a flight of stairs doesn't bother you.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ohio
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Island View had it all...beautiful landscaping, great small cove view, outstanding room, friendly service, central location! We found this by accident when we perusing Trip Advisor for places to stay in Camden, Rockport, Rockland area. What a jewel. Easily among our top 5 rooms and we are fortunate to travel a lot. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Our room was exactly as pictured on the website. Decorated well and nicely appointed. Our
private deck offered a great view over the water. Beautiful landscaping. The front desk was helpful in regards to places to eat and to visit. Free coffee in the morning in the cozy lobby. Centrally located for coastal visits to Bar Harbor, Camden, Rockland, and Tenants Harbor. Found a nice place to play golf one morning. My well-traveled husband said it's the best place he has ever stayed.

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Property: Island View Inn
Address: 904 Commercial St, Route 1, Rockport, ME 04856-4233
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockport
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
#2 Family Hotel in Rockport
#5 Business Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Island View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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