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Inn By the Sea

40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time to the Inn by the Sea and we can’t wait to go back! From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the staff and told about the hotel and local attractions. We stayed in one of the Spa Suites which was more than big enough for two people. Great view of the ocean from our room.... More

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visit Inn by the Sea annually for our anniversary, and each year gets better and better! The staff is phenomenal! The accommodations are unequalled...immaculate, peaceful, and relaxing! The food is out of this world, especially the breakfasts and brunch...fresh, flavorful, hot, and served perfectly by kind, personable and courteous servers. The grounds are beautiful, and well groomed. The amenities... More

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Rich F, WOW! Thank you so much for your kind detailed review of the Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you so much for mentioning all of these staff members by name in your review! It really means so much to all of us knowing that we were able to deliver such a positive experience for such... More

Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second stay at Inn By the Sea was even better than the first. Steps away from Crescent Beach, dog friendly and a short drive to hip, food lover's downtown Portland. Can't wait to go back this fall!

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear DosDragones, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our location and pet friendly services at the Inn. We too can’t wait to welcome you back in the fall as well! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing More

Covent Garden
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing hotel has a massive "must come back ingredient" due to it's staff, from the bell boys, through reception, servers, bar staff, pool team, maintenance and housekeeping and not forgetting those behind the scenes in particular Eva, Anne, Amy and Carrie and then of course there is Mark, but he is hardly behind the scenes, as you will discover,... More

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Peter L, WOW! Thank you so much for your review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for mentioning so many of our staff members by name in your review as they are truly the “must come back ingredient” and are all so passionate about delivering a positive travel experience to all of our guests. Thank... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 came from Dallas, TX to get out of the heat and enjoy some summer activities. The Inn by the Sea provided nearly everything we were looking for in a vacation. Short, easy walk to the beach, pool, beautiful lawn and grounds with games for the kids. We stayed in a one bedroom beach suite and it... More

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear TMDTX, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our location, Beach Suite accommodations and summer activities at the Inn. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay but are disappointed that you felt the quality of the food in Sea... More

Lincroft, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed in the spa suite when we were there and it was wonderful. The room had two double beds in the loft with a huge, gorgeous bathroom. There was a mini kitchen with an island, sink, refrigerator, microwave etc. it also had a deck outside the first floor. The staff was extremely friendly as well.

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Diane G, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our Spa Suite accommodations and extremely friendly staff! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing More

Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 night stay in late June for 2. Expensive but excellent accommodations and great location. Crescent Beach is 75 yards away over private boardwalk through natural vegetative area. It's a typical New England beach good for wading, walking and lounging in the sun. The hotel offers beach chairs, towels & umbrellas at no charge with plenty of enthusiastic employees ready... More

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear RPHJr, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your lovely comments in regards to our location, grounds, Garden Suite accommodations and positive Sea Glass dining experience. We are thrilled to read that we were able to deliver exactly what you were looking for in a New England vacation and... More

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With our Cocker Spaniel, Pearl, we stayed at the Inn by the Sea for two nights, arriving on June 9. We chose a beach suite, which is in a separate building from the Inn itself. Our suite had a full kitchen, dining area, a gas fireplace and TV in the living room, as well as a generous bathroom with two... More

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear courcierwilkins, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards to our comfortable accommodations, beautiful grounds and pet friendly services at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you and Pearl back to the southern coast of Maine in... More

Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage with our 3 dogs. We were told by the reservation agent that the cottages had not yet been renovated, but the unit was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. While our room was not water view, we had a private patio overlooking the courtyard. The grounds and view of... More

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Deb62914, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards to our clean accommodations, beautiful grounds and most of all our friendly and helpful staff! We are delighted to read that you’ll return next year and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Inn By the Sea in September 2012 and September of 2013. During both of the visits we stayed in a one bedroom beach suite. We went alone in 2012 and took our dogs in 2013. I have to say that I really love the property and we love going in September, the resort was never... More

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear LuxeTraveler12, Thank you for your 2012 and 2013 reviews of the Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards to our location and friendly staff. We are disappointed to read that you felt some of our finishes in our new beach suites are subpar but appreciate the opportunity to address the mechanical errors... More

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Address: 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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Location: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
After a multi million dollar renovation the eco luxury Inn by the Sea is Maine's premier beach destination. Located on a mile of unspoiled beach guests enjoy intimate dining in the ocean view Sea Glass celebrating Maine fare, relax in the spa or fireplace lounge. Spacious redesigned suites, rooms & cottages w oversized bathrooms, or full kitchens, or fireplaces. Child & Pet friendly! 5 acre indigenous garden,pool, bocce, fire pit, golf nearby. 10 mins to Portland. ... more   less 
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