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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed overnight at the Inn by the Sea overnight. The staff was excellent at all times & locations. We enjoyed drinks in the bar, overlooking the ocean with a nice fireplace going. In the evening we went out to the Sea Glass Restaurant on site, unfortunately the food was "okay" and the night we were there, a very loud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I came back for our 2nd visit and we're even more thrilled then the 1st visit. The Inn By the Sea is such a pleasant place to stay and the staff is amazingly friendly!! We are life time visitors now and will be coming back for many many years to come!! Do yourself a favor and make... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Inn by the Sea is ideal for an off-season escape: cozy, quiet, and peaceful. The lounge is a great spot to hang out, especially by the fireplace. You can have a drink and dine there, or eat in the dining room with views of the sea. The seafood paella is a real treat! Although the spa is currently under... More 

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

The Inn by the Sea is a spectacular place to stay. Service is excellent, rooms are beautiful and the atmosphere is wonderful. We stayed in Valentines Day and Had amazing service. We cannot wait to return for a longer stay in the warmer months and take advantage of the pool, grounds and spa!

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved everything about this inn. The location is ideal, with easy access to Portland, beaches and lighthouses. We enjoyed the bar and lounge in the lobby and the friendliness/attentiveness of the staff. We stayed in a spa suite that was breathtaking: two-level windows looking out on a gorgeous grounds and ocean; loft bedroom on the second floor; kitchen; comfortable... More 

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JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear AaronClark, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit overall, and thank you for bringing the condition of your shower to our attention. Your feedback was very helpful in identifying an issue we were having with our boiler that has since been... More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for the first time in the early spring last year. It was our first visit to Maine, and I definitely overstressed about finding just the right place for a "Maine experience." Well, I couldn't have made a better choice. Everything about it was perfect. The location -- right on the sea, with a lovely (and environmentally astute)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even the blizzard didn't stop us from having a wonderful time! The room was so warm and comfortable (had a Traditional Room with a fireplace). Next time we may get a suite. The staff was amazing! The food to die for! We ate at the Sea Glass for dinner and brunch (amazing lobster rolls). Cannot wait to book a summer... More 

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JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Hello Travelingginger, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you with us and I am glad you enjoyed your stay! We certainly have had no shortage of snow this season and I am glad you were able to enjoy the beauty of coastal Maine as we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was just perfect. The garden suite was huge and beautifully decorated. It was great to be able to bring our dogs, and what a wonderful surprise to be able to have them in Sea Glass while we had drinks and then again for breakfast.

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JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Lisa and Jim, Thank you so much for the kind words on Trip Advisor! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to having you with us again in the future. Warm regards, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

Ashburnham, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We choose Inn By The Sea through "Allinoneweddings.com". We visited the site two times and loved the location so we chose to book it for our elopement style wedding location and 4 night stay. We stayed from 1/22-1/26. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff treated us like celebrities. I have stayed at many hotels over the... More 

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JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Chris, It was such a pleasure having you and Ellen with us and we are delighted that we could be home to your special day and that you enjoyed your time with us....Congratulations! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future! All the best, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not my first time to the Inn, nor will it be my last. Great for the family, and our dog is welcomed with special doggie treats. Beautiful setting with spacious and comfortable accommodations with great and friendly service. We always stay in the cottages/suites off to the side of the inn. You get a large first floor with... More 

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JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Andytrip6345, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your recent visit to Inn by the Sea! It was a pleasure having you and your family with us. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and our beautiful surroundings, but am sorry to see that your dining experiences at Seaglass did not impress while... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 61
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Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth
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