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“An Oceanside Gem!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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High Tide Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An Oceanside Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

My husband and I travel from Montana to Maine on business, we have now found our FAVORITE destination! After staying in literally hundreds of motels, B&B's and inns, we have found few that compare to the High Tide Inn! Jo, the owner, was wonderful and really went the extra mile for us. The property was quiet, clean, and comfortable. The private beach was perfect, and the fresh baked goods at breakfast were fantastic. My husband eats gluten-free, and Jo deliciously accommodated his needs without batting an eye. Our oceanfront room had a beautiful view and plenty of space. This has become our go-to whenever we are in Maine!

Room Tip: The second floor oceanfront rooms have the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PastTracks
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Today I checked into the High Tide Inn, located in Camden, Maine. I was greeted by the owner—Jo—the gracious and welcoming innkeeper. I LOVE IT HERE! The main building is where breakfast is served, and overlooks the ocean. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and roll down to the sea. I understand this is one of the few hotels in Camden with its own beach.
My room, situated in the Ocean Front building (#25), has an unobstructed view of Penobscot Bay and its islands. The room is very comfortable, quaint and homey, and moderately priced given the other hotels in Camden that I looked at. There are less expensive rooms on the grounds; an older building with basic motel-style rooms that are clean and simple (I peeked in to take a look); a few cottages where you can bring your dog; and B&B rooms in the main building. All-in-all, a very good value for your money.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Could not have chosen a better way to spend our 30th wedding anniversary. The cabin was VERY clean. Beautiful views, and you could not find friendlier staff. All at a price point that will enable us to return often.

Highly Recommend!

Room Tip: All of the rooms have great ocean views. You can't really go wrong.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike B
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

I and 3 other gals stayed at the high tide inn on 10-9-13. It was by far the least fancy of any motel or inn we stayed at during our 7 trip of Maine and Boston. The room was worn and out dated but very clean, The man at the desk was very friendly and the lady owner was very gracious. After eating dinner out we return and sat in rocking chairs in the Inn in front of a fire place burning and exchanged stories with other guest. It was very rustic and homey. The next morning we had fresh pop overs and muffins and exchanged talk with the owner (and baker) and other guests. It was very quaint and lovely. It is not a 5 star but very clean and homey and more like a B & B.Would use this facility again. Very laid back and comfortable.

Room Tip: Stayed in the upper motel like rooms. They are worn but very clean
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank trudy t
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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Charming, unpretentious and affordable cottage rooms with wonderful ocean access and very handy to the state park (almost across the street). Friendly, accommodating service and delicious muffins. We would love to come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joe C
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Intervale, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

The Hotel was very nice, we stayed there last Thursday evening. The innkeeper was friendly, but what was he thinking. There were only 3-rooms being used in the Oceanview Hotel. One was being used on the first floor. We were on the second floor. In stead of separating us, we were placed side by side with another party. The walls were paper thin. I had to listen to their conversation late into the night and then one of them snoring like an dying animal. Starting at 0530 hours, this same party kept going out to their vehicle and the screen door to the unit kept slamming shut. I understand if the place was busy, but it was not. I didn't get more than an hours sleep all night and was not rested on my first day of vacation. What was the Inn Keeper thinking. Not to mention I couldn't find him in the morning to mention my experience. I would not recommend this place to anyone or stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank P E
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

On a hill overlooking Camden bay, complex inn with motel like rooms, rooms in main house and 3 cabins. Our cabin had a wonderful view to the water across a long sloping hill. The cabin was in good condition with electric heat available or portable fan if needed. The inn is about 3-4 miles north of Camden and is long Route 1 in a line of many inns. Easy to find. Host is very accommodating. Breakfast included: popovers and muffins, coffee and juice. Pets allowed. A keeper.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabin. The views from there are the best
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary C
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Property: High Tide Inn
Address: 505 Belfast Rd, Camden, ME 04843-4512
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
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Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Camden
#6 Family Hotel in Camden
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
High Tide Inn Camden, Maine

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