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“Another chance for the Rocktide”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rocktide Inn

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Rocktide Inn
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Putnam, Connecticut
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Another chance for the Rocktide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

After submitting a scathing review in July of the Rocktide, I felt a little guilty after many years of excellent experience with the venue. We decided to give it another chance. The visit this time (October '13) was better than the last. The room was clean, convenient and comfortable. The breakfast buffet, while not quite up to the quality of past years, was adequate. The rates were good. We'll probably go back there on subsequent visits to BBH.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

This was our second visit to the Rocktide Inn in Boothbay Harbor, ME. That we chose to stay there a second time may be interpreted as a positive! And it was a positive experience this time too. The beds were firm enough that we rested well. Things were very quiet; it was close to the end of the season, which is when we prefer to travel. The room was clean and well maintained. The breakfast buffet is the best we had on our 15 night journey: scrambled eggs, sausage links, whole-wheat toast (other bread options were available--bagels, other breads), bakery-fresh blueberry muffins, fresh fruit mix, yogurt, milk, choice of 4 kinds of juice. The breakfast buffet alone would be priced at $12-15/person (or more) in a café/restaurant. And the dining room affords a view of the harbor which makes for a very pleasant ambiance. The lobby area with fireplace is a nice place to read a book in the evening. Or guests can spend some time examining the many ship models that are on display. We've chosen Rocktide Inn twice and do recommend it to others looking for clean, reasonably priced accommodations with a deliciously filling breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Everything about this hotel was lovely - Joe on reception a real charmer - Arden (?) the young Jamaican bar man made 'happy hour' even happier as did Patricia. Audrey, our room maid did wonderful towel sculptures - usually done on cruises but this added an extra touch. I can't remember the breakfast ladies name but she greeted everyone with a cheerful smile - nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. The breakfasts were an added bonus - also there is a model railway that runs round the dining area close to the ceiling. We enjoyed our stay so much we booked an extra night and wished we could have stayed longer but Boston was our next stop. The hotel has an amazing display of ships - lounge had sink-in comfortable chairs and a wonderful fireplace. Our room was on the first floor, C deck - overlooking the harbour - with chairs outside on the deck to sit and enjoy watching the lobster boats come in and see stunning sunsets. We truly did not want to leave and Boothbay Harbor is beautiful.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Spent the week of the 4th of July at the Rocktide. Yes, things have changed but except for a towel or two missing, we were thoroughly pleased with the remodeled room and the service. This was our 3rd year and already have reservations for 2014. Keep up the good work...we really love it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Brentwood, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We chose a room on second floor with harbor views. Room was comfy and clean. Price included breakfast buffet and that was well done and tasty with lots of choices. Front desk was very helpful with directions and advice. Highly recommend this place!
PS - the many ship models on display in the lobby was a real treat for the kids (and adults)

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Lovely maritime museum located in their library..replicas of tall ships & maritime history in their lovely warm dark wood lounge/library & beautiful restaurant overlooking boothbay harbor. Great value with 1 night free with a 5 day stay, free daily buffet breakfast, 10% off lunch & dinner, free trolley into the harbor town, free parking & heated indoor pool. Music on their deck was fantastic . We didn't want to leave the Inn it was so warm n relaxing. Great staff & our room was comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Tremont, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Had lunch on the deck, what a great view....so relaxing....staff was great....
Breakfast was very good, great choices on their buffet....they do have the best coffee
I enjoyed both meals very much....

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Rocktide Inn

Property: Rocktide Inn
Address: 35 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rocktide Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rocktide Inn & Restaurant has been harboring good times on the east side of beautiful Boothbay Harbor since 1968. With 91 rooms, including six suites, the Rocktide has something to offer everyone. With stunning harbor views, the restaurant and the On the Rocks Lounge boast a vibrant menu, relaxing atmosphere and stellar service- a great addition to your stay at the Rocktide Inn. Spectacular sunsets nightly, complimentary with your stay. ... more   less 
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Rocktide Hotel Boothbay Harbor
Rocktide Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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