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Inn By the Sea

40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glastonbury, CT
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful place right on the beach with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel but none of the pretensious annoyance. And a big bonus - they are over the top dog friendly. Portland is 15 min away and definitely worth a trip in but there are so many state parks and beaches that you can't fit everything... More

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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe the Inn by the Sea was overpriced for the following reasons: (1) the view of the sea practically required binoculars – it’s a half mile walk to get to the beach (2) the beach is not well maintained – the beach was more algae than sand, (3) the pool is tiny, (4) the restaurant is overpriced with small... More

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

Dear 12345food9999, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. We are very disappointed to read that you felt the Inn by the Sea was unable to meet your expectations in regards to our location, beach and Sea Glass dining experience and for this we are truly sorry. We appreciate you taking the time to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stated here for 2 lovely days. The staff was extraordinarily polite and welcoming. I have stayed through out the world and I have to say that I found the room rates a bit overpriced. I agree with a prior review about the service in dining areas being slow. I think the ace would benefit from a... More

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

Dear x0vnara, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your positive comments in regards to our location and welcoming staff! We are disappointed to read that you felt your Sea Glass dining experience was less than perfect and we truly appreciate that you took the time to share. We look... More

New York City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tranquil, quaint beach resort. Lots of guests from Boston and NYC (picking up their kids from sleepaway camp). Came here with 7yr olds and they loved it. Their highlights were blueberry picking right in front of the hotel, meeting Derrick during the nature walk and learning about butterflies, plants, finding birds nests, and nightly s'mores. Our highlights (as parents)... More

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

Dear kzl1973, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. It appears that the Inn by the Sea missed the mark in many areas of your travel experience and for this we are truly sorry. Our General Manager, Carrie Dyer would appreciate the opportunity to discuss these challenges with you via phone and can be... More

Boston, MA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful resort with truly lovely accommodations that are clean and comfortable .... The view from the hotel is magnificent .... Truly breathtaking ..... We have enjoyed the pool, the ocean, the yoga and the nightly s'mores .. The housekeeping stuff is meticulous and lovely .... The major issue we have had is the hotel restaurant, which has... More

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

Dear Opinioned_traveler, 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 top notch housekeeping staff! We are very disappointed to read that we failed to meet expectations in our Sea Glass restaurant and for this we are truly sorry and are working to... More

dallas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear judge1, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards, to our location, guest room amenities and pleasant staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share and hope to see you again at the Inn sometime in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales &... More

West islip
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 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

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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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