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.
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This is a beautiful hotel! Very well decorated. Not at all ‘hotel-ly’.
Love the large bathroom.
And it was a VERY comfortable bed!!
The lobby is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast.
Well worth the price.
I’ll start with Ruth, the manager and Orlando, front desk staff. Both were simply the kindest, most helpful staff I’ve encountered at a hotel. They are the level at which other businesses should strive for. We were in room 501 which was a stunning room. Bed/pillows incredibly comfortable. Gorgeous view of Rockland Harbor. It appears that the “01” rooms are the ones with balconies and “01” and “02” rooms are the ones with ocean views (see my last photo). There was a home/boat show going on the weekend we were there (as you can see in my photos), so we had to park around the corner (very short walk even with luggage but staff offered to help us). There is a beautiful roof top with comfy chairs - we sat up there on our second night and loved it . You are within walking distance to all of downtown which includes amazing art galleries. My boyfriend booked this as a surprise trip and we were not disappointed. Would definitely stay there again. The only negative which has nothing to do with the hotel is that there was noise from traffic early Sunday morning - which might have had to do with the boat show since it was quiet on Monday morning.
I have never had such an amazing night sleep than I have when I have stayed here. the pillows are the best and sheets are so soft. everyone there is always pleasant and the breakfast is an added bonus . delish and coffee is great.
250 Main is a relatively new hotel and offers attractive modern, comfortable aesthetics. A happy hour and buffet breakfast are included. Lovely roof garden which overlooks Penobscot Bay. The hotel also attractively displays local artists’ work in their hallways.
We stayed in Rockland for the Lobster Festival and could not have been in a more prime location. We had a balcony overlooking the venue and the harbor and a beautiful, modern and very comfortable hotel room.
The hotel is lovely - modern in design and full of original art that gives it an intimate feel.
The staff was excellent - very kind and accommodating. They answered all our questions and went out of the way to make us feel comfortable. Check in and check out was so easy. They even stored our bags when we arrived early and took us to the room at check in.
There isn’t a restaurant on site, but they did have a nice happy hour complete with wine and cheese and a more than ample breakfast spread with boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt and a few bread options. There are plenty of dining options nearby and a drugstore and grocery store just down the street.
If you are going to Rockland, 250 Main is a great place to stay.