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“Cozy, comfy and clean”
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Island View Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Fairfield County, Connecticut
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174 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Cozy, comfy and clean”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

This is a cute, if basic, little property. The amenities are very limited (no breakfast, etc.), the rooms (we had a king double) are a bit small, and there is no real staff on site.

But the view of Glen Cove is great, the rooms are immaculately clean and the beds are very comfortable. It's also a great location, halfway between Camden and Rockland. The decor is cute (someone has a sense of humor) and the bathtub had a mini-rubber duck.

We were on the bottom floor and had a patio from which we could walk right down to the water's edge (it's a longer walk than it appears from the photos on the website!) where there is lots of seating for relaxing and watching the sailboats come in and out of the cove.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berkeley Springs, WV
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Didn't want to leave Rockport ME as we loved the Island View Inn. Our room was one of the best decorated (ocean motif) we've ever been in and the view - well, it was awesome to sit on the patio and look at Penobscot Bay with the schooners going by (thanks for the binoculars). Everything was impeccable! Our first time in Camden-Rockland area but I know we'll be back and I know where we'll be staying!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Lamoine, Maine, United States
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We again booked our business trip to the Island View Inn. We stayed 4 nights with 2 rooms. We hosted other guests that we work with and everyone was so impressed with this Inn. Customer service was great, decor inviting, swimming pool heated and perfect, and housekeeping was very accommodating. This Inn is a perfect get away and we will continue to visit yearly. We love sharing it with our friends and customers!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Our family spent two nights in the king room with ocean view. We loved everything about this inn: white building, nautical-themed decoration, fantastic view of the cove, well-kept grounds sloping down to the beach... The room was large, had a big bed, a very beautiful bathroom and a balcony. Everything was impeccable and comfortable. We enjoyed watching boats in the cove with the binoculars provided in the room and our daughter loved the little, cute rubber duckies in the bathroom. We even saw a deer from our balcony. Would love to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ohio
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This hotel is in a wonderful location central to the Camden-Rockport region which is among the most beautiful bay areas in Maine. We were there celebrating our anniversary and were lucky to get the room adjacent to the office. This was the perfect room with the bed facing the bay so that we could wake every day to a great sunrise. The staff was very friendly, the rooms clean & nicely decorated and the grounds perfectly landscaped. We will go back!

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reading, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Stayed at the Island View Inn for the first time and will certainly return. From beginning to end it was wonderful. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. They directed us to local sights and great restaurants. The room was perfect. The bathroom was well sized. The view of Clam Cove was amazing. We sat on the deck for extended periods and saw a number Schooners go by. What a great time. We will be back.

Room Tip: It appeared that all the rooms are equally wonderful.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We tried to stay at Strawberry Hill, sister property, but since it was sold out, we went next door
to the Island View. This is one of the nicest places that I have stayed in, very comfortable, and perfectly decorated. The property is a real treat, and a delight to walk to the cove and beach.
It is close to Camden and Rockland and the Farmsworth Art Museum. The weather was great, and we would recommend this little gem to all.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite, and loved it.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Island View Inn
Address: 904 Commercial St, Route 1, Rockport, ME 04856-4233
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Region: 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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Island View Inn Rockport, Maine

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