250 Main Hotel
What We Love
- A relaxing new nautical-inspired retreat in old-fashioned Rockland, with breakfast and daily wineWaking up each morning to a complimentary breakfast
- Hanging out on the only rooftop deck in Rockland at this hotel, which has been mentioned in Bloomberg
- Wandering off to the Farnsworth Art Museum, or driving to the nearby lighthouse
What To Know
- The rooftop deck has a great view of Rockland Harbor
- The hotel showcases original pieces from local artists
- There are no coffee makers in the guestrooms but you can find local roasts in the lobby
This new Maine stay is all set up to be your mainstay. 250 Main Hotel was designed to be a true Pine Tree State oasis, a calm and quiet, vaguely nautical-inspired retreat for visitors to charming, old-fashioned Rockland. Conceived by the owner of a local boat-building yard, with an aesthetic that also references the surrounding city’s industrial past, the boutique property has an intimate, evocative feel that’s perfectly suited for the sleepy Mid-Coast region. Also displaying a range of artworks and offering the only rooftop deck in town, it’s the perfect migis. (That’s Abenaki for “a place to steal away and rest.”)
In case the name didn’t give it away, this bed-and-breakfast getaway is right in the middle of things, as well. Rockland has a long history as a culinary destination, since hosting the first Maine Lobster Festival in 1947, and many of its most popular restaurants reside on Main Street and show off a livelier take on coastal living. Of course, if you’d like to stay in a Zenned-out frame of mind, there’s more art to contemplate a short walk north, at the Farnsworth Art Museum. And there’s another oasis to start exploring just two blocks away, where you’ll find the visitor center for the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
The 26 rooms at 250 Main Hotel are simply and crisply decorated in whites and neutrals, with occasional pops of color. They’re individually decorated, each featuring different works of art, plus industrial décor with reclaimed materials.
Set in Maine’s Mid-Coast region, Rockland is an old-fashioned city with a nautical-meets-industrial vibe, owing in part to its many years as a shipbuilding hub. It’s set right on the water, with 250 Main Hotel a 10-minute drive from the famous lighthouse. Check out one of the many lively restaurants, some holding James Beard Awards, or admire masterpieces of Andrew Wyeth at the Farnsworth Art Museum. If you’re a birder, pop into the Project Puffin Visitor Center, or visit the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, whose visitor center is just two blocks from your front door.
How to Get There
Spent one night while traveling the coast, was politely greeted and escorted to great room. Not your average Hotel, but botique style. Room had great floor to ceiling windows facing the Ocean with a industrialized décor. Happy Hour gave us time to relax by the fireplace in the lobby while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and meeting other travelers. Parking across the street was not a problem. Walking distance to local shops and resturants made for pleasant stay.
Excellent hotel. Exactly what i was looking for. Stylish modern design. Stayed in room 405 with the large terrace. Didn't really get to use it as it was winter, but nice to walk out on and see the view. The room itself was large with a wall of glass window. Loved the high ceilings. Bathroom was perfect. The light breakfast served in the lobby was just right. The croissants was excellent. The staff was great as well.. So nice to have a boutique hotel in Rockland. Will definitely stay there again.
I cannot say enough about this hotel!!! My daughter and I just returned from a weekend get away and it met all of our needs.
1. friendly and helpful staff
2. spacious room, views of the ocean, best beds/bedding, cushy carpets, big beautiful bathrooms, tea in room, great lighting and super stylish decor
3. simple but lovely breakfast: fresh squeezed juice, fruit, hardboiled eggs, yogurt/granola and croissants. and coffee and tea
4. walking distance to downtown
5. reasonable parking in nearby municipal lot
6. We ate at Suzuki Sushi and Cafe Miranda in town - both wonderful
7. spa at Rheal Day Spa - lovely
Great escape!! thank you
This place is very unique and has beautiful views of the ocean. The rooms are amazing! And have heated bathroom floors, a tablet by the bed that you can customize for sleeping sounds, very comfortable beds and just overall a cool vibe to the decor. I would highly recommend. The shower was very large and spa like. It’s right on Main St so easy parking and walking to the shops, restaurants, waterfront, etc.
The employees Orlando & McKenzie were so delightful, accommodating and welcoming. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great beds with four fluffy pillows and cozy double-sheeted duvet. Excellent not-too-bright reading lights over the bed so that one person reading doesn’t keep the other awake - a thoughtful arrangement. Big walk-in shower with excellent bath products in pumps inside the shower so that you don’t have to juggle all the tiny plastic bottles and soaps. Towel warmer. Comfortable chairs in the room, with a little fridge and tea supplies. The breakfast includes croissants and pastries, juice, hard boiled eggs - a nice selection in the roomy lobby. The staff were excellent. The parking - down a snowy, unshovelled path. But the manager let me know that plans are afoot to improve this situation. Keep in mind - this is Maine. Wear boots. Not your high-heeled, stylish boots, either. Downtown Rockland, with great shops and restaurants, is just down the street and you can walk there. The view from our room was over the harbor and we just loved it. This was an excellent winter getaway and we’ll definitely be back!