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Tugboat Inn

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80 Commercial Street, PO Box 267, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I brought a group of photographers to Boothbay Harbor for a weekend workshop, and the Tugboat inn was the perfect home base for us. The location is beautiful. Right on the water and many rooms have balconies so you can fully enjoy the views. We actually didn't end up at the hotel restaurant, but it is within easy walking distance... More 

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Boothbay Harbor nearly every year for the past 25-30 years. With few exceptions, we have stayed at the Tugboat Inn, especially with it's incomparable view and ability to literally stay in a building on the water. Though it annoyed us that we couldn't select certain rooms we wanted, but would be on a list for that... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn was located right on the waterfront and convenient to walk anywhere we wanted. The room was clean. It was a very fun, quirky place to stay and we ate at the restaurant a few times during our stay.

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North Conway NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I were heart broken to see our favorite vacation spot destroyed by a staircase. For the last 5 years we have stayed at the Tug Boat because of the lovely view and the ability to sit on the deck and relax looking out at the Harbor during fishermens fest and windjammer days. We made reservations and paid... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Boothbay Harbor is one of the most picturesque seaside towns in Maine. The Tugboat Inn is a one-of-a-kind property that has rooms literally on the water. We have stayed in a number of different rooms on the pier over the years and loved it. The sound of seagulls and the smell of the salt air was awesome. The location is... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Boothbay Harbour is a beautiful area and the Tugboat Inn was excellent. We had a nice room in the main building, 1st floor with balcony overlooking the harbour. Parking is good and the restaurant was excellent. One of the highlights of our 3 week road tour of New England. Go there!!

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I booked a weekend package , that included a harbor tour, visit to the botanical gardens and dinner at the tugboat restaurant. It was our first stay in the area . Dinner was wonderful, the room was small & found to be not so clean.. webs over the TV, I found a used washcloth over the shower .. I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The staff could not have been friendlier. Best location in boothbay harbor. Very short walking distance to everything. We had an end room on the pier over the water with an unbelievable view up and down and across the harbor. Watched fishermen running their lobster cages in the morning. Heard the beautiful bells of the church across the harbor at... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Tugboat is all about Location ! The wharf rooms overlook the bay and all the activity We were there for a foggy morning and evening storm... My husband thought he was The Skipper!! The rooms were a bit dated, but clean and like I said...."It's all about the location".

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and had a room on the long wharf, which meant we overlooked the harbour, out towards the sea. The room was great - very roomy, with a huge bed and a bathroom that looked like it had been recently refurbished. The restaurant is inside the "tugboat" and we loved the wood panels and the way... More 

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