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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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jnunnink
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Phone call to get reservation was very pleasant. They clearly have the gift for enticing you to come. The individual greeting new guests was obsequious and somewhat out of place. He was more suited to a boutique hotel in Marin County Calif than Maine. The compound was full of kids. We were told our room would be ready in 45... More 

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Ardsley, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maine is spectacular, and this is the perfect place to bring a well-mannered pet. The hotel staff is extremely accommodating. They provide lists of places to go and activities to do with your pet. They even remember to bring a "turn down" snack for your pet in the afternoon. The location is great and the view from the entire property... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the water with great views. Beach short walk down path. Service and staff very attentive. Young bellmen very friendly and helpful. Room spotless and very comfortable. Would recommend but fairly pricely.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should note that we never write trip advisor reviews, but felt compelled to join because of our experience here. We had heard good things about the guest service at this hotel, but being picky travelers, we had our doubts. We have traveled extensively in the states and abroad, at some of the highest ranked hotels, and I have to... More 

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

Hello Kay, So nice of you to post this review on Trip Advisor! It was an absolute pleasure having you with us and I am very happy that you enjoyed the visit. We are extremely fortunate to have Anne on our team and this story is a great example of how she leads our efforts on a daily basis at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All staff outstandingly friendly and helpful. Accommodations superb. Pool inviting, short walk to a magnificent beach. Rooms well appointed particularly the bathroom. Excellent lounge area and dining room, indoor and on deck. Meal selection for breakfast,lunch and dinner outstanding and tasty. Our 5th visit and we shall return.

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

Dear Sebastiendog Thank you very much for staying with us! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights over July 4 weekend. We've traveled extensively throughout New England, and simply put, Inn By the Sea is now at the top of our list. We actually hadn't planned on staying here. We booked 3 nights at a well-regarded hotel in Kennebunkport, but for various reasons not worth mentioning here, we... More 

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

Hello Geoff, It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your wife! I am happy that the misfortune of your initial plan enabled you to find us and make for a memorable vacation. I'm also pleased that we happened to be in a position where I could provide the upgrade you mentioned. You certainly had great timing! Thank you so... More 

Northeast U.S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live locally but for some reason, never spent any time at this location, since we tended to visit the Black Point Inn for cocktails instead. Well, after our recent evening at the Inn by the Sea, we will be back! BPI has an attitude of "if you aren't staying here, you are a second class citizen". Inn BTS was... More 

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

Hello Bluekayak, It was very nice having you with us and we truly appreciate the kind words. We are very fortunate to have an amazing team of service providers and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. I look forward to meeting you the next time you are in! Warm regards, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place to visit. It was right on the coast and had lovely grounds and great rooms. We would go back! It is convenient to Portland, the airport and lots of good walks/hikes and restaurants.

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

David, It was a pleasure having you with us last week! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us and am happy to see that you were able to take advantage of the many activities in our area. Enjoy your summer and hope to see you soon. Best, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean and service is very good. The view from our two-level room was fantastic (can see the sea). There is a connecting wooden walkway to beach that leads away from a nice outdoor pool surrounded by beautiful lush green common area and garden. Excellent food at Seaglass restaurant in the Inn.

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

Hello Cecile, So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the kind words! I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Warmly, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time at this property. Maine is now our family must-visit place for spring/summer. We always stay at the "spa suite" and it's a bi-level room with living/small kitchen on the first floor and bedroom/bathroom on the second floor. The property and the room are in good condition and service is good. There is a private access walkway to the... More 

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

Dear BellaC, So glad that we are now your "must visit" and look forward to welcoming you in the future! Thank you for taking the time to provide a review and enjoy the rest of the summer. Sincerely, Jim Glanville General Manager More 

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