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Claddagh Motel & Suites
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We booked two nights at the Claddagh Motel after reading all of the great reviews on tripadvisor. I'm glad we did! Our stay was especially nice because of the owners. Alex greeted us at check in with friendly conversation and suggestions of things in the area to see. Our room was basic but very clean and cozy. The shower had plenty of hot water and good pressure. While we were there we visited Owl's Head Light State Park (at Alex's suggestion) and Birch Point Beach State Park which were both great and close by. After we had checked out and were eating breakfast in town, we got a call from Alex letting us know that we had forgotten a few things in the room and he was putting them aside for us. We were so happy they called us! We were still close by so we went back to collect our forgotten belongings and thank them. If you want a clean room at a reasonable rate and super friendly owners then this is the place for you.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We have visited the Claddagh for years, so when we were coming up for a wedding nearby, this is the only place we considered. The motel itself, is an older property with relatively small rooms. The ground are spacious and there is private access to a very pretty cove on the bay. The décor can be a little (or more than a little) over-the-top, but it is a lot of fun in a very Irish way. What sets this place apart is the owners, Alex and Siobhan. They are Irish to the core and the nicest people in the world. There is nothing they won't do to make your stay more pleasant, from steering you to area gems you would never find, to helping out in all kinds of emergencies. Siobhan is responsible for the décor and the cleanliness of the rooms. By this, I mean there is not a surface in the place you couldn't eat off. It's nothing short of amazing. Alex presides over the front desk and breakfast room. Allow extra time in the morning, because he can talk the ear off a brass monkey and you wouldn't want to miss a word. This is a very special place. If you are looking for a luxury hotel, this isn't it. The kind of people who run this motel are much rarer than that.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were delighted with our long week end at Claddagh. We knew from the greeting on arrival by Alex and his wife that we had stumbled on to a gem. Their hospitality and friendliness were exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble from our requests to borrow an iron to borrowing a knife and chopping board for some cheese and wine to enjoy in their well maintained gardens. The rooms were immaculately clean and had all the amenities. The breakfast were adequate and offered all you need to start the day. I would recommend this place to any one looking for a charming, friendly and affordable place to stay. I will be back!

Room Tip: I wouldn't necessarily go for a room with a view. I preferred the rooms parallel to the road as...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We were surprised at the prices of hotels in the area! We needed a large suite to accommodate two families and the price here was more than reasonable. Our suite overlooked the charming property. The location is central to attractions in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. We had so much to do on our trip, we wished we had more time to spend at the hotel. The owners are super nice. The room was spotless! We would certainly stay here again if we are in the area!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We were dismayed at the general high expense of hotels in the state (we were there during their high season). We settled on the Claddagh based on the recommendation of someone in town. The proprietor is an Irish charmer. The rooms are small, fairly clean with an attempt at charm. No view. Further up the road are other hotels with great views (but I did not check the cost). They served a quaint Continental breakfast, complete with Irish muffins, with a home-y feel. Just meeting this gentleman made the stay worthwhile.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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lacks, Owner at Claddagh Motel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

I would like to thank you for staying at the Claddagh and for your wonderful comments on the owner. Yes indeed I couldn't agree with you more, the owner is charming which explains why we are still together after 30 years. Being an older motel some of our rooms are smaller than the newer more modern lodgings. Because of this we keep are prices relatively low. We are actually one of the most reasonable motels in the area. I hope my attempt "to charm" hasn't disappointed you when it comes to the room decor. I personally have a passion for decorating and am responsible for all the room decor. I understand that not everyone may feel the same about it as we all have different tastes. We base our Decorating style on an Irish Cottage. Only some of our rooms have ocean views but all our guests have ocean access. I hope you had a chance to walk to the ocean,( a sandy little cove), via our private ocean access .Delighted you enjoyed your continental breakfast and once again, Thank you for staying with us.
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Siobhan Gilmore

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We called Alex at the end of July with short notice,but he still had a room for us for three days.
We always get a very warm welcome from Alex and Siobhan. The room was very nice and clean as usual. The continental breakfast is very good. If the milk or juice runs out Alex goes and gets
more right away. He always has Lighthouse info for us as this is the main reason we come up there. We found 2 lighthouses that we haven't seen before. We also were up to the Helm
Restaurant up the street and Siobhan and her son were having supper there also. The food
there is very good. They have a salad bar also. So my friend Dave and I and my wife love staying
at the Claddagh. We will be back up again soon.there is so much to do and see in that area.

Room Tip: Where the room is doesn't make to much difference to us as we are out traveling around all day...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This was our first trip to Maine. We rented a beautiful home at the beginning of our trip to serve as home base. But on our many day trips we passed many beautiful motels along the way. I really wanted to stay at one because they appeared so well-kept and quaint. I wasn't disappointed by the Claddagh Motel and Suites. We made very last minute reservations and were pleasantly surprised that they had room for our family of 6. My husband and I stayed in a suite with our youngest 2 and our oldest 2 stayed in a room with 2 queens. A perfect set-up. Alex the owner was very helpful and friendly. Our rooms were very quaintly decorated and clean. Alex pointed us the direction for a walk to the beach where we enjoyed a misty, sunset walk with a beautiful rainbow. The breakfast was continental and met our expectations.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Claddagh Motel & Suites

Address: 1044 Commercial St, P.O. Box 988 Rockport ME 04856, Rockport, ME 04856-3801
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockport
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Rockport
#5 Family Hotel in Rockport
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range: $89 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Claddagh Motel & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small cozy Irish-owned motel set on 3 plus acres of well manicured grounds with white picket fences scattered throughout. In room coffee,refrigerators,free local & long distance phone calls US & Canada & wi-fi. All rooms decorated in an Irish cottage style with painted beams, lace linens & tablecloths. Continental breakfast every morning serving Irish Tea & Scones just to name a few. Heated outdoor pool on site & private access to Clam Cove Beach only a two minute walk away. ... more   less 
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