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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Commercial Street, PO Box 267, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
jakegreenville Milton, Massachusetts
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milton, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location on the harbor. Rooms are modest, but clean and well appointed. Most have water views. Prices are fair. Restaurant is OK and a good value. Now serving a full hot breakfast at sister property as part of room charge. I have been visiting this property for over 30 years and will continue to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our stay was great. Not sure if the package was any saving. On our last night we changed our room and the front desk was very helpful we had a great view which was wonderful we will ask for that room again it was a lot smaller and we did not have any air condition . We will be back

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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at the Tugboat Inn and although we did not get the room we wanted (it was already booked), we were not disappointed. The rooms are clean and comfy and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The Tugboat Inn is in a great location, easy walk into town but still quiet with great views of... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tug Boat Inn has a great location and our room had a terrific view of the harbor and its activities. The room s are good size, very clean and exceptionally comfortable beds. Ours were temprepedic. The property for the most part is quiet, although we were located next to the outdoor seating for the dining room so could hear... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was good - big enough for the four of us, quiet, clean and comfortable. It had a great view of the bay and even included a couple of seats outside on the verandah. All in all we enjoyed it here, thanks.

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a night at Tugboat Inn for a second year and again found it a very good place to stay. It's right on the harbor, the staff are cheerful and helpful, and the room large enough for the two of us and comfortable.

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West Palm Beach, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Tugboat Inn. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the view from the balcony is beautiful. We enjoyed its proximity to all of the shops and restaurants in Boothbay Harbor. I would highly recommend the hotel for convenience, comfort and value.

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights while vacationing in Maine. Our room was in the main building- it was so cool to walk in and see the harbor view! We loved the porch where we would sit at night and watch boats pull in and out of the harbor. The room was big and included a fridge. Everything was clean... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we recently stayed at the Tugboat Inn. My husband and I wanted this to be a special event in our week along the Maine coast. From the time we arrived, we were treated with exceptional customer service and kindness. Having more than 35 years in customer service, i know when the staff provides sincere service and goes above the line... More

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Foxboro, MA
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was neat and clean with a nice TV but otherwise plain. Bed was too firm for our liking. Room 121 was directly above lounge which was a loud distraction on two of our three nights. We had a nice casual meal on the deck outside the lounge (we enjoyed our burgers). Two meals in the restaurant were very good.... More

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Address: 80 Commercial Street, PO Box 267, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Tugboat Inn 2*
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Tugboat Hotel Boothbay Harbor
Tugboat Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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Downtown waterfront location directly on the harbor. Modern comfortable guestrooms with balconies, air conditioning, cable tv with free movie channel, telephone with voice mail, hair dryer, Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator and personal amenities. Rates include continental breakfast, free parking and free local phone calls. Complimentary computer with DSL in hotel lobby. Complimentary wi-fi in most locations. Full service restaurant, seasonal cocktail lounge with patio deck, and marina with slip and mooring rentals all on site. Waterfront hot tub available for guests. Music at the piano bar in season. Special vacation packages available. Open April to November. ... more   less 
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