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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
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 

Marshfield, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the staff is fantastic. When the dryer in the laundry below our room was still running very noisily at 12 midnight every night, a quick call to the front desk had someone shutting it off. So, I suggest not requesting room #111. The location and grounds make you forget the few little things that could be addressed. Beautiful view,... More 

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

Hello Greenhaba_11,, Thank you so much for staying and for taking the time to outline your recent stay with us. While I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay overall, I am sorry that we had some minor slips while you were here. We appreciate you bringing the dryer noise issue to our attention and our Maintenance Team is looking to... More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hesitate telling everyone how great our stay was as I would like to keep this place Maine's best kept secret but I feel I owe it to the entire staff to confirm the Inn by the Sea was as close to perfect as I have ever experienced in a beach side resort. Everyone there was super friendly. The grounds... More 

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

Hello Richard, So glad you were able to stay with us over Beach to Beacon this past weekend and enjoyed your time here! It was a special weekend indeed, and we are thrilled each year to be a part of such an iconic event. I very much appreciate you taking the time to outline your visit here on Trip Advisor... More 

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