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Island View Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 October 2009

We made our first trip to Maine earlier this month and stayed at three different properties. By far, we were most impressed with the Island View Inn. While very simple, there were many nice touches, including water features and private sitting areas to enjoy the tremendous view. The property was very clean and well maintained.

The rooms were very comfortable for couples. The property is not well suited to families.

We truely appreciated our stay and plan to return in the future. Camden was one of our favorite small towns visited on our trip.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2009

This small motel is the very best I have stayed in. It has the most beaultiful vanishing edge and very clean pool I have ever seen. The rooms are spotless. The staff very friendly and kind and the decks with the ocean views are just awesome for sitting out there with your morning coffee. The king size bed are very comfortable. I cant say enough nice stuff about this small but neatly kept with great pride motel
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  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

I booked a room at the Island View Inn for my wedding. I stayed there the night before my wedding with my maid of honor. Upon registering, I was rudely told by the employee greeting us about a policy they had for wedding guests. She told me and my maid of honor that no loud behavior would be accepted and the police would be called if need be. This was not the welcome I was looking for. We were causing no trouble at all and were simply checking in. Then, on my wedding night, my husband and I arrived with my maid of honor and with my husband's best man. My maid of honor had to gather her belongings so she could stay at our home with the best man. Just after we arrived in the room, we were called by someone at the front desk and were very curtly told that anyone in our room who was not a paying guest had to leave. The person told us that there were no parking spaces left and our guests had to leave. We were astounded at how we were treated. This was my wedding night. This is something I will remember about my wedding for a long time. It was so hurtful. We were causing no trouble, making no noise, and we were treated as though we were an annoyance. I have sent many of my guests to stay at the Island View over the years I've lived in Mid Coast Maine. I will never send another guest to this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thomp1, Owner at Island View Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2010

This customer stayed at our Inn in 2008 NOT 2009.
They were part of a wedding group which became very unruly and loud. They only occupied a couple of rooms but they were disturbing the rest of our customers. We asked them three times to try and be a bit more quiet but they just continued until we finally asked them to stop or leave. They had been drinking
so it was a difficult situation for the staff. We are a small intimate inn that caters to couples who are looking for a quiet relaxing place to stay during their vacation in Midcoast Maine. It is unfair to spoil their
stay also. We regret the situation but we only strive to
make EVERYONE happy while staying with us.

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Reviewed 20 August 2009

We were prepared to like this hotel based on their web site. The first two points in this headline are expected (when you advertise a view, you should get one; all hotels should be clean). When we arrived at this hotel we were, like the other reviewers, pleased with the view and the housekeeping. Our email welcome was hospitable. However, after my wife and older child swam in the heated pool (featured on their web site), an alarming bacterial smell emanated from BOTH their skin and suits after showering and washing (suit smell was very strong even after rinsing). We arrived home and after a month, no medical problems. My other sense of this place is that it is run by a owner who never appears and never welcomes any guests. May I suggest that a "suggestion" box or survey follow-up visits so that clearly plain issues such as the cleanliness of the pool, be circumvented?

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Thomp1, Owner at Island View Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2010

Our pool is the cleanest you will ever find. For some background, the pool is an inground pool with a vanishing infinity edge, which allows you to be in the
pool and look out at the ocean and it appears the two connect.
This customer had two young children at the pool.
We asked them on SEVERAL occasions not to walk
on the infinity edge, not to run at the pool, and not to
hang on the water fountain that is next to the pool. The parents ignored our repeated requests to control
the children and due to safety reasons and respect
for other guests at the pool, we simply said that if
this behavior continued we not allow the children to
continue to use the pool. We were only looking to protect the safety of the children. As can be seen by the review, our rooms spotless and we keep our swimming pool the same way. Chemicals are checked twice per day and we have many customers who do return to the motel because they love the pool with its awesome views so much. We regret the customer was not
happy with how we handled the situation, but safety is our first concern.

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Reviewed 14 August 2009

We love this place. It is clean (bedding and bath) and has a balcony with a spectacular view. The staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2009

When we drove up to the Island View Inn, we already knew we were in for a treat. It is a gorgeous building with gorgeous landscaping. When we got to our room on the second floor, it was wonderfully decorated in a mariner/beach style, and the view was AMAZING! Our room overlooked Clam Cove with the most beautiful boats and landscaping! My only complaints would be that since we were trying to sleep in, the woman who knocked on our doors shouting "housekeeping" in the morning nearly gave us a heart attack... and our shower and sink drains did not drain well at all, so that was kind of gross.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

FROM NJ:
My Husbad & I Have the best time of our life. Since the reservation { GREAT SERVICE BY PATTY DODGE WONDERFUL LADY} Beautiful View, Rooms Clean and the whole AREA IT'S BREATH TAIKING., RELAXING
WE LOVE IT!!!!

The price we paid was a little high but we enjoy. We recomended this place .

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £67 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Island View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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