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The Lindsey Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

The Lindsey Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our visit to the Inn had a poor start. We turned up a little later than expected but still within the published check in time to find a Locked premises . The Inns published Check-in is between 3:00pm and 7:00pm ,we arrived at 1800 .We had booked the Inn 6 months before hand and had indicated an earlier arrival time .However we had no contact whatsoever from the Inn on either our Cell or E Mail which had been given during the booking process . On arrival at 1800 we found a note taped to the door saying call a cell number if assistance is required. Not a great start ! We did call and got an abrupt answer and were told we were late ! Not the warm welcome we expected . When the inn keeper eventually showed up to let us in ,we were told the Inn would not call an international cell number to contact us (WHY NOT?)Then it turned out the room we had booked some 6 months before had been given to another guest .The management has changed between our booking in Jan and arrival in July .Our booking request would appear to have been incomplete or ignored ! So we were given a different room ,one we had rejected at the initial selection at booking. During the booking process we had also informed the Inn we were celebrating a special occasion ( a landmark birthday ) during our stay . No effort or mention of this during our stay. Why ask for these details if you plan not to at least acknowledge this ? The Inn its self was well appointed and full of character with high quality fittings and high quality furniture .The bed was very comfortable and the place was spotlessly clean . The breakfast was poor to say the least .Some food delivered was cold ,There was no choice of breakfast you just get what is being made on that day ! The portions were small and we felt uncomfortable when we commented about our issues with the food on offer . One of the reason we had selected the Capt. Lindsay Inn was the rave reviews it had about the breakfasts . Clearly the change in staff has had an impact on this part of the inns operation . Overall we felt disappointed with the Capt Lindsay Inn and would not revisit this place !

Stayed 2 nights and found this place to be better than expected. Room was large and well appointed. Innkeepers were gracious and helpful. Breakfast was superb. Fireplace wasn't working which was a disappointment but the place is comfy and relaxing. Location of the hotel is not very nice. No views, scenery, or anything like that. But it is steps from the main street near all the shops. If you are staying in Rockland, this place is great.

This is a charming inn with a great history. The common spaces offer comfortable panelled rooms including lounge, library and dining room. Especially enjoyed relaxing with a coffee, freely available, and a book in the lounge. The owners are welcoming charming and knowledgeable of the local area and their inn. Parking is on an adjacent lot. Our room was spacious airy and light with lovely ensuite bathroom. A great place to stay a few nights and explore the local coastal towns of Rockland, Camden and Rockport. We do hope to return as lots more to see. Thank you for your hospitality

We stayed 2 nights at the Lindsey Hotel recently. Our room was lovely and spacious. Gary and Carla were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a great location, an easy walk around town. The full breakfast was great.

My husband and I spent last night at the Lindsey Hotel on our way to Portland. We chose to spend the night in Rockland so we could visit the Farnsworth Museum. We had stopped in Searsport and toured the home of a sea captain on our way to Rockland not knowing that night we would be sleeping in an actual sea captains home. It was a delight! The decor was beautiful, the room was large with a big comfortable king size bed. And Gary and Carla, the innkeepers, were wonderful. We felt like and were treated like family. We appreciated their advice on shopping and restaurants and enjoyed their delicious breakfast!

We recently returned to the Lindsey Hotel for the second time, after being delighted there two years ago, in conjunction with a 4 night sailing adventure aboard Schooner Stephen Taber. We booked both the earlier trip and this one, with a nights’ stay immediately before boarding and immediately upon disembarking the schooner. Lindsey Hotel has new management, having changed in April 2018. The new management has weaknesses in level of customer service and knowledge of safe operation. While breakfast (a drastically pared menu compared with two years ago) is still served starting at 8am, no coffee is available (in room or elsewhere at the hotel), before 7:45am. When queried as to where I could obtain coffee earlier than 7:45am, I was referred to the Rockland Cafe down the street. The staff, despite having been on location for 5 months, managed to start a kitchen fire while preparing breakfast, setting off fire alarms. No evacuation was initiated until after I came downstairs from my room to investigate the situation. Evacuation was remarkably slow and thus, marginally safe for occupants. Lindsey Hotel, as currently operated, is overpriced for the level of service provided and we will not return.

We had a wonderful experience at the Lindsey. The Innkeepers were very friendly and helpful. They offered great suggestions are things to do in the area as well. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

We spent three nights at the Lindsey, and loved our stay. Our hosts - Gary and Carla - were so welcoming and helpful, should you need any tips or restaurant recommendations for the area. Our room #6 was bright and clean, with a large King bed. We loved the nautical style throughout the inn. There is a library and sitting room that you can spend time in, and a lovely patio where you can also have your breakfast if it’s warm enough. Speaking of which - breakfast was delicious - coffee, juice, fresh fruit and waffles one day and eggs and toast the next. Location was great - only a few blocks from the Farnsworth museum and many restaurants and cafes - that said, it’s also very quiet at night. We are happy that we picked the Lindsey to experience Rockland for the first time. Thanks!

Great location!!! Stayed here for the lobster festival and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Cool history of the inn and Rockland is just beautiful. Innkeepers were fantastic and informative. Breakfasts were yummy!!!

Gary and Carla are wonderful hosts! They made us feel right at home. The room was beautiful, impeccably clean and well appointed. With the windows open in a corner room we slept peacefully in the crisp August Maine air and were treated to a delicious fresh Maine blueberry pancake breakfast. Definitely recommend for anyone visiting Rockland!

5 Lindsey St Rockland ME

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

The Lindsey Hotel places you next to Rockland Ferry Terminal and Strand Theater. This 9-room, 3-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Farnsworth Art Museum and Carver Hill Gallery are also nearby.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries and bathrobes.

Property features

The Lindsey Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Additional amenities include wedding services and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 62 reviews