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Inn By the Sea

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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For our first visit to Maine, we had images of Maine based on TV, movies, magazines and the like. Naturally, we wanted to stay in a place that captured these images of the beautiful rocky coast and we were fortunate to find the Inn By the Sea. This hotel and the location exceeded those images and we fell in love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family here for a few nights in August and really enjoyed it. Everyone is nice and the setting is really pretty. The hotel sits back from the beach but has a picturesque walk over the dunes to Crescent Beach. The rooms are well equipped and even have a lobster do not disturb sign. Nice touches abound at... More 

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

Hello EAK141, Thank you for visiting and I am happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us! Your review highlights many of the great things to do in our region and I am pleased to see that you were able imbibe. I have noted your comment regarding guest room lighting and will see that we have additional lighting... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Inn By the Sea for a family vacation. Our 20 something kids and their pug stayed in a two bedroom cottage and my husband and I stayed in room 630, an ocean suite. The cottage was clean but very simply furnished. We were told it will have a major update soon. Our suite was lovely. It was... More 

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

Thank you kdks99! It was a real pleasure having your family with us this summer and we appreciate the kind words on Trip Advisor. I'm so pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us enjoying our beautiful location, amenities and proximity to Portland. My team also appreciates the recognition, as we truly do try to have a positive... More 

Red Bank, New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a top notch hotel in a beautiful park like setting. Expect to pay during the high season but the amenities are wonderful and the staff are willing to please. We visited with an infant and the staff were very accommodating. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Dear Chrissy, So glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure having you with us and we hope that an Inn by the Sea can become a family tradition! Take care, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had another great stay at Inn By the Sea in Cape Elizabeth Maine. The staff is outstanding, you can bring your dog, and you can't beat the beach! The restaurant is amazing and was quite spectacular! It's a dog friendly environment!

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

Hello Lynn, Was great having you with us again and I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip. Thank you for taking the time to provide this review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to seeing you soon. Warmly, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inn By The Sea was absolutely great. Not only was there a great, beautiful, (cold might I add) beach just a few steps away from the room, but also great activities for me and my family. For example, you can roast marshmallows at night after a great dinner at Sea Glass, have a nice little art time around the fire... More 

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

Hello Claudia, Thank you so much for this lovely review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and it looks like you were able to enjoy all that we offer! We continue to add programming each year, so we look forward to welcoming you back in the future with even more to do. All the best, Jim... More 

DeKalb, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is first class from top to bottom. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful and the rooms were gorgeous. The restaurant is pricey, but delicious and worth it. We stayed in a spa suite. The beds and furniture are comfortable and everything was spotless. The kitchenette is perfect for having snacks, wine and reheating leftovers. The bathroom was... More 

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

Dear Dekalb, Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! You may want to try one of our beautiful beach suites for your next visit, as these provide the same benefits as a spa suite, but with one level living... More 

Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Inn By the Sea for three days with our Schnauzer. From the moment we pulled up to the door, the staff went out of their way to be welcoming and accommodating. We stayed in a spa suite with a gorgeous view of the pool and grounds and the ocean beyond. The suite was... More 

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

Hello Lenore, So nice having you with us last week and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. I'm happy you had such perfect weather for your first trip to Maine! Looking forward to having you back again in the near future... Best, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just got married at the Inn and couldn't be happier with our entire experience. We toured the grounds a few months ago and instantly fell in love with the modern, beachy (yet luxurious) feel of the entire inn. Tracy and Olivia made the planning process very easy for us, and we truly felt comfortable every step... More 

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

Rachel and Roger, Congratulations! What a pleasure it was to have you with us and be part of your special day! Thank you so much for the kind words and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your time with Tracy and Olivia. We are very lucky to have them on the team! Looking forward to having you with us for years... More 

Dover, Massachusetts
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65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So the whole idea of TripAdvisor is to help others avoid a bad experience and to encourage people to try a great find. Some of the recent reviews seem petty and unrealistic. We stayed here for four nights in early August and had some worry reading some of the reviews but as we left we realized that this place exceeded... More 

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

Hello Chiefy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review on Trip Advisor and for the kind words! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the candid feedback. I'll be sure to pass along your comments to Hannah as well, as she's a terrific team member who consistently shines. Looking forward to welcoming you back... More 

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