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Fleming Island, Florida
Reviewed 29 June 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.

1Thank camshaft32216
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My wife and I decided to sail to Vinalhaven, as our first overnight glamping trip. The Tidewater Inn was the ideal location, as we had a perfect view of Carver's Harbor to enjoy seeing our daysailer amongst the lobster boats. Centrally located on the island, we were close to restaurants, grocery store and post office and a short walk from...

Thank sdtarteducator
Tidewater04863, Manager at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return!

Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Were this motel by the side of a generic highway I would think it were generic, dated, and a little overpriced. But it is literally built on top of a reversing tidal rapids. We sat on our deck and watched a cormorant repeatedly dive and come up with fish eight feet from us. Medusa jellies pulsed and drifted at slack...

Thank Martin O
Tidewater04863, Manager at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

So glad you had a wonderful time and that Phil was his charming self. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Yes, it is true, the tide is ebbing right under me (room 4) tonight forming a sort of soothing white noise. The room is not luxurious by any standard but is nice and serviceable for our stay here. Love the porch right over the water. This is a fabulous town and island for photography. So many cool subjects.

Thank Jonwal
Vlodrop, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We sometimes stay here while cruising and leaving the boat on a mooring in Carver's Harbor. A shower and clean bedsheets feel pretty good after a number of days at sea. It's very homelike and they are happy to let you use their washers and dryers. Don't miss the book Away Happens by the owner Phil Crossman, who has multiple...

Thank Mahessori
Salem, New Hampshire
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I love the place. We had a room with a deck right over the water. The tide flows fast right under you. There are over a dozen bicycles to use at no charge, whenever you want and all in great shape. Coffee is always available, and it's a very laid-back vibe. Kayaks and canoe are available to rent as well,...

Thank James S
Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

We had booked the Harbor Master Suite (biggest in the facility) as we were part of a large group visiting the island. Check in was amusing. You found your key on a desk in the lobby and let yourself in. There were a few surprises.....there was a partially filled bucket of water in the center of the living area which,...

Thank davefoshee
Tidewater04863, Owner at Tidewater Motel, responded to this review

We live to amuse and are pleased to learn that these guests were suitably entertained by what most guests consider a casual and appealing procedural arrangement. Just before these guests arrived we experienced an unexpected leak from a third floor deck during a particularly strong southwest gale. I would certainly not get to repair it before fall, and so put...

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Just returned from Vinalhaven Island, ME staying at this motel. There are not many choices but this is a good one in a rustic setting and easy walking distance to the few dining choices on this island. The room was comfortable with a small attached kitchen. The property is vintage but perfectly located for harbor views and a wonderful semi...

Thank Allen F
Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 17 September 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Tidewater. It's not fancy, but has a great location and the owner, Phil, was accommodating and friendly — he's a low-key, quiet, smart guy, and he was very helpful.The room was comfortable, the porch overlooked the water and the tide ran in and out UNDER the hotel. The sound takes some...

Thank Senseruss
Candler, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Getting to Vinalhaven is quite a ferry ride from Rockland, Maine. We really enjoyed the 1 hour and 15 minute ride to and from the island. We stayed in Room 14 on the first floor and had a great view of Carver's Harbor from our deck which is packed with lobster boats coming and going. It is a lobstering village...

2Thank SmokinDaveWNC

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Vinalhaven
Price Range: €89 - €174 (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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