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Topside Inn

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60 McKown Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

excellent service and a great breakfast- rooms are dark - hard to read a book - the managers are super but i would like more amenities in room and not in general area--however the breakfast and the service are exceptional. I would drive a long way to meet them - they are super

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've stayed her a number of times; always outstanding. However, since our last visit, new owners Buzz and Mark have done significant restoration and upgrades so Topside is better than ever. The property is beautiful and comfortable at the top of a hill and with a great view of Boothbay Harbor. Breakfast is creative and delicious! I've already made reservations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this place through friends and we are so happy that we made it to Boothbay Harbor, which is a lovely little village. The Inn was beautiful and the hosts were wonderful. We loved our room number 17 with the nice private outside seating area. The view and atmosphere were amazing! Thank you for the best carrot pancakes for... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Once again we stayed in room 8 which we love. The new owners have continued all the best of Topside tradition and added a few nice changes. They outdid themselves with two wonderful breakfasts. We've made our reservations for a longer stay next year.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stay In Boothbay Harbor. Everything is just right. The views are superb. Located within easy walking distance of the harbour, shops and restaurants. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. Our room was very comfortable, superb bed, plenty of space and a very comfortable deck area where we could sit and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent everything! Amazing harbor views from the porch and room. Friendly and helpful inn keepers and staff. Impeccably manicured and decorated inside and out. Breakfast is a must! Don't miss out or you will be sorry. We will be back Mark and Buzz thank you for your hospitality.

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review, really appreciate it. Breakfast is something we really enjoy doing for our guests, happy you thought is was great. In addition to many traditional homemade items like English muffin bread and jams we serve some unexpected treat. Omelet-inspired deviled eggs, creole shrimp and grits, carrot cake pancakes to name just a few. Looking... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on the top of a hill overlooking the harbor, you’re above and apart from –– although just a short walk to –– the tourist town of Boothbay Harbor. Topside is a perfect base in which to relax and from which to take advantage of the myriad nearby outdoor activities. The several buildings are spread out on the hill; we... More 

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

What a thoughtful and much appreciated review. We do our best to make sure details, big and small, are perfect and we are please when our guests notice and give their approval. We enjoy creating and serving locally inspired and sourced breakfast, making as much from scratch as possible, even the English muffin bread and jams. Thank you for taking... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took my parents to Boothbay Harbor for a weekend and stayed at the Topside Inn (rooms #9 and #14). We thoroughly enjoyed this lovely B&B and would definitely come back. Perfect location on a hill with just a few steps into downtown. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The ambience is fabulous, with lots of... More 

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The Windward guesthouse is a great option if having private outdoor space with nice harbor views is important to you. The covered porches have been updated with privacy dividers and comfortable sofas for enjoying a book, glass of wine or a nap. Room #14 has the best view but all rooms have... More 

Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Inn, wonderful breakfast, excellent staff and service. We stayed in one of the additional buildings with a fantastic view. The area was quiet and serene, but the next stay we would like to try one of the view rooms in the main house. The walk to the village is a bit of a jaunt back uphill, but well worth... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is right at this amazing Inn overlooking (and just a short walk to) the sweet little town below. The room was spacious and clean, and these innkeepers seem to know what we need before we ask. The view from the balcony was gorgeous, but everywhere we sat, sipped and wandered on the property was lush and luscious. Breakfast was... More 

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing all that we do and most importantly we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We have a wonderful staff that helps with the gardens and breakfast is one of the things we most enjoy about owning the inn. We love to surprise our guests with locally sourced dishes they may not expect to find anywhere for... More 

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