The Alden House B&B

63 Church Street , Belfast, ME 04915 USA (Show map)


The Alden House is an inviting, comfortable inn in the coastal Maine town of Belfast, at the tip of Penobscot Bay. Built in 1840 by Hiram Alden,a banker and shipping merchant. The inn features classic architecture, expansive gardens, restful accommodations and delicious breakfasts. The inn offers easy access to all points of interest along Penobscot Bay, Acadia National Park, and Maine's Mid Coast region, not to mention the city of Belfast with it's quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and harbor. An undiscovered gem. We are committed to offering each guest a memorable stay, whether for a single night or entire week, business or pleasure.



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Excellent hosts, Great, gourmet breakfast, Beautiful B & B

5 on September 29, 2012

We love staying at B & B's. Rose and Larry exceeded all of our past good B & B experiences. They were simply amazing, genuine and kind. My husband has a dairy and egg allergy. They went out of their way to prepare him a delicious breakfast, sans eggs & dairy. Our entire breakfast experience was delightful. Rose and Larry planned and executed a gourmet breakfast with finesse for more than 10 people. The food is better than many 5-star hotels. The dining room was intimate enough for a group conversation. A memorable experience. The entire inn including the bedrooms showed great attention to detail and a sophisticated and elegant taste. Simply welcoming. We wish we could stay longer. We will next time.

Trip to Maine

4.8 on August 14, 2011

We just spent two nights at the Alden Inn....what a wonderful experience. Larry and Rose were so gracious and made us feel very comfortable with attention to details. The breakfasts were special and very very good. They provided us with great recommendations for dining as well as day trips. We would not hesitate to return and hope we can do it sometime in the near future. Belfast has a very nice feel to it.....not as busy as other Maine towns.

Summer visit to Maine

4.2 on July 18, 2011

Owners Larry and Rosemarie are delightful. The food was very good and plentiful. Snacks and drinks were available at all times. The rooms are small with no air conditioning, however, they are very clean and well decorated. New towels, bottled water and chocolate candies were provided everyday. This is one of those great B&Bs that you makes you feel at home. Reasonably priced, good location, easy walk to town and water front.

charming and friendly inn

4.6 on July 23, 2009

We just returned from a two nite stay at the Alden House. Larry and Rose are truly delightful hosts - more like visiting friends in their home than your typical friendly innkeepers. The rooms are carefully and beautifully decorated and are very comfortable. The feather beds, high quality linens and excellent pillows were a real delight. Breakfasts are delicious and really special. The inn is immaculate, charming and very friendly. This is not a chain -it is a very personal place with warm, inviting owners. Our room was small, but lovely. There is no tv in the rooms or anywhere in the inn. Our room had a small air-conditioner, but the other 6 rooms in the inn did not seem to be air-conditioned. Larry and Rose are excellent hosts and we certainly wish them all the best with their new inn.

Wonderful Hosts in a Cute Town

4.6 on August 24, 2008

We had a great time at the Alden House. Larry and Rose were wonderful hosts who offered up great suggestions for things to do in the area and lively conversations. The food was locally sourced and tasted great! Should we ever find our way back to Belfast, we will certainly pay the Alden House another visit. Hopefully by then they'll be serving dinner in the evenings, too!

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Rooms & Rates

Hiram Alden

Named after the gentleman who built this home in 1840, The Hiram Alden Room is spacious and breathtaking in size, color and ambiance. It features a working fireplace with its original soft blue tiles and is framed by a 7 1/2 foot handcarved cherry mantle. The room has a handsome burled walnut four poster queen bed with fine linens. A Chinoise cabinet for storage. Contemporary desk and chair for work space. An en-suite private bath and separate alcove with second sink. The Hiram Alden room is perfect for a special occasion or extended stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $239

Penobscot Room

The Penobscot room, named after our bay on which the town of Belfast sits, features a pencil post queen bed with feather mattress, and luxury linens. An antique mahogany dresser and comfortable sitting area with love seat makes this a peaceful sanctuary. A private bathroom and sink are located in the room, and your private shower is located one step across the hall. Plush robes are provided for your pleasure. This room has views of the gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $219

Emily Alden

The Emily Alden room features a queen size bed with featherbed and elegant linens. The orignal built-in glass front cabinet accents this room, providing wonderful closet space. This room has a private en suite bathroom. It looks over our shade gardens, filled with Hosta.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

Annie Partridge

Annie Partridge owned The Alden House at the turn of the century. A gingerbread antique queen with featherbed adorns this quaint, cozy room. This room also features a petite coal stove and en-suite private bath containing its original marble sink. Garden views make this room a customer favorite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $159

The Old Belfast Room

A brass queen bed with feather mattress and designer linens offers a warm welcome with it's folk art wall covering and whimsical decor. An original marble sink is tucked into the corner. Two Adirondack rockers offer a quiet place for planning the days excursions. Plush robes, antique chests and lighting give this room the feeling of home. This room shares a bath with the Centennial room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $149

The Centennial

The room's nautical theme is complemented by the twin size antique cannonball beds. Complete with feather mattress and cozy linens. This room receives the beautiful morning light. The Centennial and The Old Belfast rooms offer soft fleece robes for their large, shared bath which is directly across the hall. These rooms are perfect for the family or friends traveling together.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $149

Elizabeth Waller

This lovely room is on the first floor of the inn. Great for those who prefer not to use stairs. It has a queen size bed and private en suite bath with shower. It also features a small alcove with a second marble top sink. It has wonderful light and looks out to the main vegetable and flower garden as well as our back veranda. I beautiful room.

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

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Location Type

Downtown, Vista oceano


Bangor, ME (BGR) 37 miles

Directions to property:

1/8 mile from Main St (Post Office Square) south on Church St 4 blocks on left (corner of Church & Park Sts)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Lighthouses, Kayaking, Windjammers, Cruises and Hiking, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Radio, Telephone, Videos ,

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited At the discretion of Innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit upon reservation.
  • Cancellations: Full refund with cancellation 15 day notice prior to reservation. Full fee for cancellations subsequent to 15 days.



Rose and Larry Marshall

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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:00
  • Serving Location: Gazebo, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian