250 Main Hotel: Boutique art hotel in Rockland, Maine

MidCoast Maine’s premier boutique hotel “is designed to spark curiosity and evoke excitement.”

250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

Photo property of 250 Main Hotel

I may or may not have told a little lie recently when I wrote about the top five reasons to travel to Rockland, Maine. The five reasons stated are accurate; there’s no lie there. But the truth is, there are actually SIX top reasons to visit Rockland. Number six is deserving of a post of its very own.

250 Main Hotel

Boutique hotel 250 Main is Rockland’s newest hotel and it’s where my family and I stayed during our trip to MidCoast Maine earlier this summer. 250 Main has 26 rooms, each uniquely appointed with reclaimed and industrial decor. Most rooms boast direct views of Rockland Harbor, while all rooms are designed with evocative style and undeniable comfort.

Upon initial arrival at 250 Main, it was apparent that the hotel identifies and embraces Rockland’s status as Maine’s new arts destination. The hotel is a virtual art gallery of its own. Works of art by local creatives add to the style and uniqueness of the hotel and pieces are on display throughout the property. My first impression of the lobby is that it resembled what an artist’s studio might look like: bright, open, earthy tones complemented by modern accents and accessories.

250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

Each room at the hotel is like its own mini-vacation and no two rooms are alike. Most have water views; some have balconies. All feature original art works and distinctive pieces of furniture, along with heated floors in the bathroom and European rain showers. My family and I spent three nights in what the hotel considers to be its family-friendly room. There are two queen beds, two sitting chairs, a desk with ample work space, a flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, a spectacular harbor view, and more than enough room for the four of us. One of my favorite amenities at 250 Main is the in-room concierge tablet. It may be used to instantly contact hotel staff with questions or requests. We used it a couple of times during our stay, just to request extra towels and – um, a plunger (the hazards of traveling with a 3-year-old). Reception staff responded almost immediately and materialized shortly thereafter with our requested items.

250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

Our room | Photo property of 250 Main Hotel

250 Main is home to the only rooftop deck in Rockland and it is open for guests to enjoy whenever they please. On our first morning at the hotel, I happened to wake up sometime in the 4:00 hour. Even though the shades were down and the curtains drawn, I could tell that it was beginning to get lighter outside. “Hey wait, we’re facing EAST! I can watch the sun rise!” That was my half-awake thought as I looked around the room and realized everyone else was fast asleep. I threw on a jacket, grabbed my camera, and quietly sneaked out of the room. The sky was still a light purple/pink color when I stepped out onto the deck, but soon those colors began to give way to dark orange hues. Within just a few minutes, the sun had risen over Penobscot Bay and I may have been one of the first people in America to greet the new day. It was freezing and it wasn’t quite 5:00am but it was so worth it. When my 7-year-old figured out that I’d been up and seen the sunrise, she made me promise that I’d wake her the next morning so we could go back up to the deck and watch another sunrise together. Stunning natural beauty and quality time with my favorite girl – how could I say no?

Sunrise from rooftop deck at 250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

Sunrise from rooftop deck at 250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

Sunrise from rooftop deck at 250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

Sunrise from rooftop deck at 250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

As a traveling mother with two young children, I appreciated the complimentary light breakfast offered at 250 Main. It was easy enough for me to head down to the lobby – with or without the kids – to grab a freshly-baked scone with local blueberries; fresh fruit; and strong coffee. After a solid day of sightseeing and being active with the kids, it was wonderful to return to the hotel for a complimentary glass of wine (cold, fruit-infused water for the littles) at 250 Main’s daily happy hour wine social.

It was my and my family’s first-ever trip to Maine. Our immensely enjoyable stay at 250 Main Hotel was a big reason that the entire trip was nothing short of perfect.

My family and I were hosted for two nights at 250 Main Hotel. The third night was at my expense ($327). As always, all words and opinions contained herein are my own.


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16 Responses to 250 Main Hotel: Boutique art hotel in Rockland, Maine

  1. Traveling Ted August 27, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    Lovely sunrise and what a great looking hotel. Definitely would love to stay here before or after a Maine adventure. The only thing that would make this hotel better is if it was called the Guaranteed Rate Hotel.

    • Francesca August 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      Thank GOD that isn’t the name!

  2. Amy August 27, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

    I absolutely love a boutique hotel, and this one looks spectacular! Such attention to detail, and so unique and visually stunning. We go to Maine when we visit the maritimes, and will have to look into this place…if only for that sunrise!

  3. Eostories August 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Looks great! I especially love your pictures from the sunrise! Definitely worth waking up so early! Also it is great that they are local products offered in the breakfast!

  4. Carmen's Luxury Travel August 29, 2016 at 12:03 am #

    I absolutely love boutique hotels and this one look beautiful. I’d definitely stay here! Bookmarking, thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Monika August 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Great views. It was worth waking up early in the morning.

  6. Bryanna August 30, 2016 at 2:01 am #

    What an amazing hotel! The rooms looked so unique, not at all like a typical hotel room, and the views! I totally agree with you about the light breakfast – it makes life easier for everyone. Would love to stay here some day!

  7. Danielle Des August 30, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    There’s so much to like about this property, where do I start. I really like the artistic vibe and that with 26 it’s an intimate establishment with your own space. I also like how each room had a different theme, lots of thought into making 250 special.

  8. Katja August 31, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    Those sunrises are simply beautiful! Waking that early would be hard but I might be tempted to set my alarm if I was guaranteed a sky that colour. The hotel sounds really lovely and the rooms large and spacious for families. I’m also a big fan of hotel happy hours!

  9. Sarah August 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    What a cool, artistic hotel! Boutique hotels like this are my favorite places to stay and can give special insight into the local community.

  10. Robin August 31, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    OMG, I’m all over this place. Thanks for telling me about it!

  11. Annika September 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

    wow, what a wonderful glimpse of sunrise. Main Hotel is really worth renting for. I’m all over it. Thanks for sharing this.

  12. Sanjeet Veen September 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi, I am planning a trip to Rockland and I am glad I found so much information on your website. thanks for sharing nice post.

  13. Erin Marie Musich September 25, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    How amazing was this place?! Seriously, I fell in love. I even went back and stayed after my schooner trip, haha. Loved everything about it – just wish we were there at the same time. 🙂

  14. Lance | Trips By Lance November 2, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    This place definitely has that Maine vibe. I’ve only spent a few hours in Maine but would like to get back when I can stay overnight with beautiful views like this. Those are great sunrise shots.

  15. Tonya February 7, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    I’m heading to the New England states sometime this year and I am a huge fan of boutique hotels. This one is adorable and I love those views of the marina!

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