We'd read the many positive reviews but because of the very reasonable rates our expectations weren't super-high. From the minute we drove into the beautifully landscaped parking area, we were thrilled with this hotel. Our room was on the lobby level and was very spacious, nicely decorated and extremely comfortable. The balcony was large and private, with an amazing ocean view.
The setting of the hotel is lovely, sitting up on a hill with a huge wildflower meadow down to the ocean. A winding path is mowed through the meadow leading to a tranquil seating area next to the ocean. The pool was also beautiful with flowers, interesting scuptures and landscaping - more like a private home than a hotel.
The hotel was small so even though it was full, it was very quiet and peaceful. The ladies at the front desk were really friendly and helpful with restaurant suggestions and information.
The only negative I can think of is that there is no restaurant or bar on the property, and nothing really within short walking distance, so we had to drive for all meals. They do have complimentary coffee and tea in the mornings, and we had a good sized fridge in our room.
Overall, the Island View Inn far exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return !
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- Also Known As:
- Island View Hotel Rockport
- Island View Inn Rockport, Maine