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Your Guide to Rockland Maine Hotels, Inns, and Lodging

Rockland is a vibrant town with a large protected harbor, interesting museums, shopping, cafes and bars and restaurants in town and on the water, plus waterfront resorts with golf and wedding facilities. Rockland is home to several large annual events including the popular Lobsterfest, North American Blues Festival and Maine Home and Boat Show.

Ferries, lobster fishermen, tour boats and schooners depart from Rockland Harbor toward the beautiful islands in and around Penobscot Bay past the Rockland Lighthouse daily. In Rockland village, several art galleries include the Farnsworth Museum with its wonderful exhibit of the Wyeth family’s art work, especially Andrew Wyeth.

Rockland is known for its lobstering and shipbuilding heritage and also its lime and granite quarries which have supplied stones to many of our famous federal buildings and landmarks. Stroll out the Rockland Breakwater made of 700,000 tons of granite blocks to the Rockland Lighthouse.

Having superbly scenic shoreline, Rockland offers a variety of lodging options. You will want to stay in Rockland at a coastal hotel with views of the harbor or one of the motor inns, BnBs and motels in the heart of town with nearby shops, museums and restaurants, you have many choices.

Berry Manor Inn | Rockland 207-596-7696 | 81 Talbot Avenue, Rockland, Maine
A Rockland Maine Bed and Breakfast offering a True Maine Experience and one of the Top Best Bed and Breakfasts in the US. The inn is considered one of the area’s premier luxury Maine coast inns. Guests enjoy the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era; with the luxury and modern conveniences today’s travelers expect. Relax with our exceptional warm and gracious hospitality without any pretense. Located in a historic residential area just a few miles south of Camden. Learn More
Glen Cove Inn and Suites | Rockport 207-594-4062 | 866 Commercial Street Route 1, Rockport, Maine
36 Unit Inn located in picturesque Rockport Maine and just minutes from beautiful Camden and Rockland Harbors. Each room and suite features Air Conditioning, Internet Access, Refrigerators, Cable TV, Private and/or Shared Decks. Enjoy our Ocean Views, Heated Pool, Guest Laundry and Free Continental Breakfast! Easy access to many museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, windjammer cruises, lighthouses and ferry service to local islands. Learn More

Nearby Towns

Blue Harbor House Inn | Camden 207-236-3196 | 67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
A Classic New England Inn just two blocks from Camden Harbor. Expect pampering during your stay with delicious food and elegant accommodations. Eleven well-appointed guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated and include en-suite bath. Some rooms with private entrance, cozy gas fireplace or two person steam shower. Complimentary two-course breakfast each morning. All rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and Keurig coffee maker. Walk to harbor and local ‘fresh catch’ restaurants on the dock. Free parking. Affordable rates. See website for last minute deals and specials. Learn More
Country Inn at Camden | Camden/Rockport 207-236-2725 | 8 Country Inn Way, Rockport, Maine
Located just one mile from downtown Camden, the Country Inn provides yesteryear's ambiance with today's amenities. Suites are available with queen beds and sitting areas, king beds and fireplaces, or in free standing cottages. Our health club is equipped with a large indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and exercise room. A bountiful continental breakfast and afternoon tea are served each day in the lobby. Learn More
Trailing Yew | Monhegan Island 207-596-0440 | 8 Lobster Cove Road, Monhegan, Maine
Visit the unsurpassed beauty of Monhegan Island. Monhegan is a nature lover's paradise from the past and lodging at the Trailing Yew is rustic but relaxing. Daily rates include home cooked breakfast and dinner in the main house, taxes and gratuities. Guest houses are equipped with shared baths and a heated common room. Families are welcome. Open mid May to mid October. Learn More
Cedar Crest Inn | Camden 207-236-4839 | 115 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
The Cedar Crest Inn is located at the gateway to the picturesque town of Camden, just a brief stroll away from fine shops, pubs, restaurants, the Harbor Park Amphitheater, and the busy Camden waterfront. Offering the privacy of a hotel with the warm, friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn. Enjoy 37 welcoming guest rooms, three acres of meticulously groomed lawns, a heated outdoor swimming pool, onsite restaurant, fiber-optic WiFi, children’s playground and beautiful perennial gardens. 100% smoke-free. A few pet-friendly rooms available. The ideal destination for exploring Maine’s Midcoast including Rockland and Rockport. Learn More
The Belmont Inn | Camden 207-236-8053 | 6 Belmont Avenue, Camden, Maine
Elegant, historic Inn steps from downtown Camden's stunning harbor, fine dining and shops. Newly updated, the Belmont Inn offers fine accommodations and superb comfort. Prepare to be pampered by our gourmet, three-course breakfast, relaxing wrap-around porch and extensive perennial gardens. Six well-appointed guestrooms, including one suite, all with private bathrooms; a living room and adjoining room both with fireplaces, and a lovely dining area, all provide ample areas to relax and unwind after a day of exploring all that midcoast Maine has to offer! Come discover why the Belmont Inn is a favorite destination for travelers! Learn More
Elms of Camden | Camden 207-236-6250 | 84 Elm St. , Camden, Maine
Elms of Camden is an authentic 1806 New England Colonial and a fine example of preservation and restoration. Our bed and breakfast is a short walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, and activities in downtown Camden. All guest rooms have their own private bath, flat-screen cable TV, WiFi, USB charging stations, irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, luxurious towels, and fine linens. All rooms feature individually controlled AC/Heat and gas fireplaces. For your convenience, a guest pantry is available 24/7 with a small refrigerator, a variety of individually-wrapped snacks, and a Keurig beverage station. Learn More
Island View Inn | Rockport 207-596-0040 | 908 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine
Time will slow at our ocean front inn as you stroll manicured lawns and garden trails of our 23 hillside acres overlooking Penobscot Bay. Impeccable AAA 3-Diamond rated. Each room with its own distinctive decor, amenities and private balcony or deck with stunning views of the bay. Large lobby with fireplaces and cozy seating area, heated outdoor pool, AC, refrigerators, cable TV. Binoculars, hair dryer, iron and board in every room, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local phone calls. King-size beds (with quilts). Some adjoining rooms. Learn More
Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn | Rockport 207-594-5462 | 886 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine
Oceanfront lodging on 23 hillside acres, overlooking Penobscot Bay. Watch the schooners from your balcony, enjoy our crystal-clear, heated ocean view pool, picnic in privacy at the water's edge or relax in your impeccable room. Each AAA rated 3 Diamond room with its own distinctive decor, comfortable amenities, famous ocean view from your large private deck or patio with chairs. Among other amenities: Binoculars in every room, along with hair dryer, iron and board, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local calls and WiFi. Learn More
Craignair Inn | Spruce Head 207-594-7644 | 5 3rd St, Spruce Head, Maine
We are committed to providing a warm and welcoming escape for our guests with amenities that will make your stay comfortable while following green lodging best practices to ensure that we do our part to preserve the natural beauty of Maine for future generations to enjoy. We welcome guests and pets looking for a peaceful retreat on the edge of the Maine coast. Every room is appointed with luxurious sheets, towels, and robes. All water facing guest rooms have a unique view of Clark Island and the Atlantic Ocean’s dramatic tide. Learn More
Blue Harbor House Inn | Camden 207-236-3196 | 67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
A Classic New England Inn just two blocks from Camden Harbor. Expect pampering during your stay with delicious food and elegant accommodations. Eleven well-appointed guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated and include en-suite bath. Some rooms with private entrance, cozy gas fireplace or two person steam shower. Complimentary two-course breakfast each morning. All rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and Keurig coffee maker. Walk to harbor and local ‘fresh catch’ restaurants on the dock. Free parking. Affordable rates. See website for last minute deals and specials. Learn More

Enjoying Rockland’s Bed and Breakfasts and Inns

Slightly larger than Rockport, the sister town to the north, Rockland offers all the diversions of a vibrant Maine seaside village. With a local population of just 7,300, it may be surprising to those from away to find Rockland hosts such a big art, music, food and festival scene. Perhaps that is why Rockland is often mentioned among top US towns. Positioned at the mouth of the Penobscot Bay region, Rockland’s coastal village has grand views of the bay and outlying islands. Rockland is a popular area for many travelers seeking private vacation rentals and charming lodgings of inns and bed and breakfasts.

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Few bed and breakfasts and inns in Rockland are situated along the oceanfront, but most are easily reached along US Route 1. You can choose from cozy b&bs to affordable Motor Inns in Rockland, some which have views of the harbor and Penobscot Bay – known for some of the best boating and sailing in Maine.

Most lodging properties are conveniently within walking distance of Rockland’s downtown district, where you will find historic Union and Main Streets full of tourist attractions, cafes and art galleries. From your Rockland bed and breakfast, you can usually walk to shops, restaurants and The Farnsworth Art Museum which houses an impressive collection of Wyeth family paintings.

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Rockland’s waterfront is home to some of Maine’s best festivals including the annual Maine boat show, Maine Lobster Festival, and the North Atlantic Blues Festival each summer. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located in Rockland featuring the largest collection of lighthouse lenses and artifacts. Of course, when you stay in the Lobster capital of the world, you must visit Rockland’s seafood restaurants for that classic fresh cooked Maine lobster.

Rockland offers recreational boating opportunities on the ocean from paddle boarding and kayaking in the harbor to sightseeing lighthouse tours, and ferry service to beautiful nearby islands including North Haven, Vinalhaven and Matinicus Island.  While you will want to spend your days sightseeing in Penobscot and Rockland, there’s nothing more relaxing and romantic than returning from your ocean excursions to your charming Rockland bed and breakfast or inn.

While planning your Rockland vacation, remember that like many coastal Maine towns, smaller lodging accommodations, bed and breakfasts and inns are owned and operated by local Mainers – so the service is very personal, not your typical chain hotel take-a-number experience. Thus, before booking your stay at a b&b or inn in Rockland, you should know that some lodging properties are not pet friendly and do not accommodate large parties. Be sure to check with the inn if they welcome pets, children or large families.

Penobscot Bay

Rockland is the southernmost major town along the west coast of pretty Penobscot Bay below Rockport, Camden and Lincolnville. Some visitors vacation in Maine to get away from it all and relax by staying in one coastal town. Others like to explore the coast staying a night in each seaside town during their Maine visit. Either way, staying in a bed and breakfast in Rockland is a great destination during your Maine vacation to enjoy the vibrant waterfront, maybe during one of Rockland’s seaside festivals, and be sure to enjoy some mouthwatering fresh seafood served with a view of the bay.

Rockland Area Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Lodges

Berry Manor Inn, Rockland l 207-596-7696

250 Maine Hotel, Rockland l 207-204-8414
Capt. Lindsey House Inn, Rockland l 207-596-7950

LimeRock Inn, Rockland  l 207-594-2257

Navigator Motor Inn, Rockland  l 207-207-594-2131, Reservations: 800-545-8026

Old Granite Inn, Rockland l 207-594 9036

Wheeler House, Rockland l 207-542-6938

Trade Winds Motor Inn, Rockland l 207-207-596-6661, Reservations: 800-834-3130

Rockport Area Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Lodges

Country Inn at Camden l 207-236-2725

Claddagh Motel and Suites, l 207-594-8479

Glen Cove Motel l 207-594-4062 l 800-453-6268

Island View Inn l 207-596-0040 l 866-711-8439

Ledges By the Bay l 207-594-8944 l 800-898-8944

Oakland Seashore Cabins and Motel l 207-594-8104

Samoset Resort l 207-594-2511 l 800-341-1650

Schooner Bay Motor Inn l 207-236-2205 

Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn l 207-594-5462 l 800-589-4009

Bristol Area

Thompson House Cottages, New Harbor l 207-677-2317

Spruce Head Area

Island View Oceanfront Cottages, Spruce Head  l 207-594-7527

St. George Area

Craignair Inn, St. George  l 207-594-7644

South Bristol Area

Coveside Inn & Restaurant, South Bristol l 207-644-8282

Tenants Harbor Area

Cindy Lang’s Vacation Rentals, Tenants Harbor  l 207-372-8906

East Wind Inn, Tenants Harbor l 207-372-6366

Thomaston Area

Alpine Inn Bed and Breakfast, Thomaston 207-354-0089

Vinalhaven Area

Libby House, Vinalhaven  l 207-863-4696

Lily’s Tuition Bed and Breakfast, Vinalhaven l 207-863-4302

Payne Homestead, Vinalhaven,  l 207-863-9963

Tidewater Motel & Gathering Place, Vinalhaven  l 207-863-4618

Islesboro Area

Dark Harbor Bed and Breakfast, l 207-734-9772

Waldoboro Area

Le Vatout Bed and Breakfast l 207-832-5150

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