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Inn By the Sea

40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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dallas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mid August...lots of young families with kids and dogs....The dogs were well mannered...The families all seemed to be happy,active and prosperous...The pool was at the center of activity for kids....the beach was fine...all the staff were pleasant,but at night the dining room service was slow,but I think the hotel was understaffed in this area...only about 20 minutes from tourist ridden... More

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West islip
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Inn by the Sea has it all...beautiful rooms, gorgeous views, great amenities, and an outstanding staff to make your stay a magical experience. You can even bring your dogs and they are pampered too! Dining at the Inn is a culinary delight!

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

Dear Mollygram, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our accommodations, resort amenities, pet friendly services and most of all our outstanding staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine... More

White Plains, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Inn by the Sea is a wonderful facility. The staff is extremely helpful and are at every turn you make while in the lobby. Love the reserved parking for the "Fuel Economy Cars" as we just purchased a Hybrid car before we left for Maine. I was a little skeptical about the accommodations they offer for dogs. I like... More

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

Dear Terry C, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to the entire Inn and most of all our extremely helpful staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn sometime in the near future!... More

Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had our wedding weekend here. The inn is gorgeous and is pure casual luxury. We couldn't have been happier with this beautiful place and excellent staff. Its like walking around in a Pottery Barn ad.

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

Dear Whitney S, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and congratulations on your recent Wedding! We were thrilled to be a part of your very special day and we look forward to welcoming you back on your anniversary or even sooner! Wishing you healthy and happy lives together! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this Inn three years in a row. It just gets better and better. The rooms are beautiful with ocean views from all of them. This year we ate all our meals there as the restaurant is terrific. All services are above average. I am disabled and this year they had a lift for the pool. I... More

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

Dear lizk55-11, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards location, Sea Glass Restaurant and positive experience at our seasonal heated pool. We are delighted to read that your experience at the Inn continues to get better upon each return and we look forward to seeing... More

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accommodations are wonderful!!! My son and I had gorgeous rooms in the Inn. They were quite large with a fireplace and built-in television, oversized bathrooms. My daughter, son-in-law, granddaughters shared a two bedroom, two bath apartment...huge living room, dining table that seats ten, full kitchen, big porch with a two-sided fireplace, very comfortable furniture. View of the ocean...so restful, a... More

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

Dear Mary LouZ675, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our accommodations, Sea Glass dining experience and eco friendly Spa! We appreciate you taking the time to share and we look forward to welcoming you back for a fourth time to the Inn by... More

Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel offers so much and all is perfect. Dining is fabulous for lunch, dinner & breakfast. Outdoors is a treat with fresh air coming in from the ocean. Some mornings have sweet fog rolling in Their beach is wide and nice firm sand to take long walks. The pool is heated. Their spa is excellent and most of all... More

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

Dear homerun183, 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, Crescent Beach and positive Sea Glass dining experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share and we look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine in the future!... More

West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I won an auction bid for this vacation package from the Alberquerque, N.M. tourism bureau last year. We were wondering what we really were in for and were pleasently suprised to find the airlines wonderful, (Thank you, Jet Blue)! And then the resort was in a state (Maine) we have never been to. It is right on... More

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

Dear steve w, 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, amenities, positive Sea Glass dining experience and most of all our welcoming staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share and hope you’ll visit us again in the near future! Richard... More

Woodmere, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wouldn't go to Maine without stopping at the Inn by the Sea. It is really special. We've been coming to this hotel alone for romance and with family for fun. I recommend it to everyone and I get a big thank you. Nobody has been disappointed

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

Dear MLFMHF, Thank you for your recent and second review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you again for your wonderful comments in regards to your past and most recent experiences at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to share again and again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

ny/dc
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suppose I should have map googled with the satellite option to check out the location of the inn. It is on a few acres on a relatively narrow strip of cove and it is literally surrounded by suburban vacation and residential homes with very little Maine flair. This was disappointing. We ended up eating in the restaurant for 3... More

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

Dear sweetswededoc, Thank you for your review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your positive comments in regards to our Sea Glass restaurant but are disappointed to read that you were unhappy with our physical location. Also we are disappointed to see your comments in regards to our desk staff member as this is not typical of... 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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