We went to Vinalhaven for the first time and stayed at this Motel. In a word--disappointing. The website makes the place look relatively up-to-date and pleasant. Here's the good-- the views ARE nice and the place is clean. Here's the bad-- if you like clean, but cramped 1960's bathrooms and an uncomfortable bed, you'll love this place. The exterior is shabby, there are no hotel "common areas" to speak of. To get to our room, we walked under an exterior stairway and then through a cramped, dark exterior hallway (not the most pleasant approach). Also, we found the staff rather unfriendly. All this for $200 a night? No thank you. Clean only goes so far.
- 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