While we had hoped to book a block of hotel rooms for our guests, we found that most modestly-priced hotels/motels in the area are small and independently run, which meant that block booking was not feasible.  Instead, we've researched several lodging options for you to choose from.  Because we were unable to reserve rooms in advance, we strongly urge you to book your reservations immediately, as Camden and Rockport are very popular summer destinations, and some places may already be full.
 
For all lodgings, please keep in mind that Camden and Rockport are small towns without a lot of nightlife; therefore, hotels may not have 24-hour desk staff.  If you plan on celebrating with us into the wee hours (and we hope you will!), check with your hotel and make arrangements to pick up your key in advance if necessary.
 
Please note that budget options, while a short drive from the ceremony, reception, and tourist attractions, are not generally as centrally-located as higher-end accommodations.  Check our Google Map to make sure your choice of lodging meets your needs.
 
Budget
 
Schooner Bay Motor Inn - from $83/night.  
337 Commercial St. (Route 1), Rockport, ME.
207-236-2205 / 888-308-8855 (Reservations only)
 
A 23-room indpendent motel; we’ve visited this one to check it out and it’s a good value. Two-diamond AAA rating.  Free continental breakfast and wireless access.  AAA discount.  Unlike many inns in the area, this motel does NOT require a two night minimum stay on summer weekends. 
 
Birchwood Motel - from $89/night.
530 Belfast Road (Rt. 1) Camden, ME
207-236-4204
 
Two diamond AAA rating, view of Penobscot Bay from all rooms, free continental breakfast and wireless.  AAA/AARP discount.  One cottage with kitchen available from 125/night. They are also reachable by email: birchwoodmail@roadrunner.com
 
Claddagh Motel and Suites - from $99/night
1038 Commercial St. (Route 1), Rockport, ME
207 594 8479 / 800 871 5454 (reservations only)
 
A 19-unit motel with some water views and excellent reviews, run by a charismatic Irish couple.  Suites may be a good budget option for guests traveling in groups of 3-6.  Houses are also available for rent by the week. AAA two-diamond rating, free continental breakfast and wireless.  AAA discount.
 
Midrange
 
Inns at Blackberry Common - from 169/night
82 Elm St., Camden, ME
207-236-6060 / 800-388-6000
 
A very nice Victorian B&B style inn, centrally located, with lovely gardens and common spaces; we’ve visited it and it looks like a very pleasant place to stay.  Their dining room gets good reviews and the chef is happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. Two night minimum stay required.  Mention our wedding when you book.
 
 
Riverhouse Hotel and Inns - from 189/night
11 Tannery Lane, Camden, ME
207-236-0500 / 800-755-7483
 
A 45-unit, locally run hotel in downtown Camden.  Dog and kid friendly.  Free continental breakfast and wireless, heated indoor pool.  3-diamond AAA rating; AAA discount.   
 
 
Creative Options
 
Camping
The truly adventurous may wish to try camping in nearby Camden Hills State Park, which has RV and tent sites.  http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/reservations/  Other options are the Camden Hills RV Resort ( www.camdenhillsrv.com ) or Campground by the Sea (www.campgroundbythesea.com ).
 
House Rental
There are many houses available for rent by the week in the Camden area.  For those planning a longer stay and/or traveling in large groups, this can be a comfortable and economical option.
 
Local rental agencies include Camden Accomodations (www.camdenac.com)
 
Many weekly rentals of various types can be found through the local chamber of commerce: www.camdenme.org/vacation_rentals/
 
Map
 
See our Google Map to get oriented.
 
 
Lodging