Fodor's Expert Review The Tidewater

15 W. Main St., Maine, 04863, USA Fodor's Choice

This welcoming, third-generation family-owned motel is the only lodging option on the water and near the ferry dock. It was built on a bridge overlooking the harbor, and all rooms have wonderful views. All but three of the rooms have private decks. If you want a real treat, get up early enough to watch the lobster boats leave around 5 am. You'll find great personal service here—Sarah, the owner, is happy to help guests make the most of their visit. The property has kayaks, canoes, and SUPs available for rent, and you can catch a ride to good spots for paddling, picnicking, and swimming. Sarah can also arrange boat rides—around the harbor, out on a lobster boat, or an excursion to see puffins—as well as dinner reservations. Continental breakfast is included; a full lobster dinner is served once a week ($40) on the patio.


  • great views
  • right in the village overlooking the working harbor
  • short walk from ferry dock


  • may be too quiet for some
  • rooms book up far in advance during high season
  • the engines of early-departing lobster boats may disturb sleep


Pet Friendly


Phones: 207-863--4618


19 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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