Needing to have just a one night stay at a motel on Vinalhaven, the only choice was the Tidewater. Very helpful owners but the condition of the room just didn't measure up. Everything was old and rather worn - not a big deal but the room just wasn't clean. The blankets were very worn and didn't look or smell clean. The floors didn't look clean either. The bathroom was in acceptable shape. I would stay there again if it was necessary but wouldn't look forward to it. This is in real contrast to the rest of Vinalhaven, which is just wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tidewater Motel is built on a bridge separating Carver's Harbor to the south from Carver's Pond, its tidal estuary, to the north. The same rush of ocean water coming and going right under your harborside room once powered a blacksmith shop and grist mill on the site. Few views can equal those at the Tidewater and few places are as relaxing; the ebb and flow is nature's own sedative. Still, the world's most productive lobster fleet, anchored right outside your window, gets an early start, so you may not want to sleep in. Open year-round, the Tidewater is the island's only motel. If you want to be closer to the water, you'll have to get wet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tidewater Hotel Vinalhaven
- Tidewater Motel Vinalhaven