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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Aside from a beautiful setting in a first rate Hotel and Inn, Inn by the Sea offers a quantiful staff of excellent service providers. From the moment you arrive until the final checkout, you know the Mission Statement of this organization. Two words best describe every staff member here. Competent and friendly says it all. I highly recommend one avails... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a recommendation from a friend we spent the night at this perfect Inn with our dog Ginger. What a wonderful experience from the first call for a reservation (Jackie at the front desk) to our greeter / bellman Alex. The Spa Suite with the king bed afforded us beautiful views in a bi-level suite. Clean, quiet and ready for... More 

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Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the third trip back to Inn by the Sea for my wife and I and every visit gets better. This trip the staff truly differentiated the property and was better then they have ever been. They made the visit extraordinary and one that we will never forget. The location and the quality of the property have always been... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of two adults and two young children stayed in a Garden Cottage and could not have had a more enjoyable stay. Our ground floor room opened up to a big grassy field where the kids could run around or play games. We took advantage of the nightly s'mores by the firepit, the heated swimming pool and of course... More 

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

Dear James D, 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, accommodations, grounds, and nightly Fire Pit experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea next summer season! Wishing... More 

Burlington, Ct
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second time to Inn By The Sea and was fantastic again. A break right before Thanksgiving "craziness", it is the ideal place for peace and quiet, and beautiful rooms (I recommend the Beach Suite - incredible ocean view). Food in the restaurants on property is very good, solid but small fitness center and nice spa. Location is great and... More 

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Dear James A, 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, incredible ocean views, positive Sea Glass dining experience and proximity to Portland’s Old Port. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Inn by the Sea while in the area to see Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport and also visit Portland. It is a beautiful property where the staff anticipate your needs and are refreshingly friendly. We stayed in a garden level suite with our two children. The grounds are lovely even in winter, and there is a nice... More 

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Dear Minnesota_spuddy, 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, grounds, Sea Glass dining experience and amazing service! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea sometime in the near... More 

Oceanside, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Inn by the Sea so much. It's a fancy hotel with great service. We love this hotel and this is the 2nd time for us. We will definitely stay there again. The staff is terrific, friendly, They are happy and it shows in their work.

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Dear Gayle C, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to your overall experience and thank you for the kudos to our staff members here at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

Lincroft, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time there was in the summer and it was great. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are wonderful and the staff is great. This was our second time there was just recently and again it was extremely enjoyable. The weather wasn't cooperating while we were there but we had no problem staying in at the hotel and having... More 

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Dear Diane G, 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, Sea Glass dining experience and most of all our terrific staff at the Inn! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn... More 

Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely resort and property! We visited at a beautiful time of year and the grounds were gorgeously maintained. The restaurant on property (the name escapes me) was fantastic and family friendly for being upscale. We would definite recommend.

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Dear Caseyeo, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our ground and Sea Glass dining experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea sometime in the near future. Wishing you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had only 24 hours so we decided to make the most of it! Found a great deal for a cozy, very comfortable room at this luxury inn (breakfast included). Unfortunately, the weather didn't allow us to take a walk down to the beach, but it made us really appreciate the fireplace in our room. Dined in the Sea Glass... More 

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Dear Blackeyedsoosan, 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, Sea Glass dining experience and most of all our friendly and attentive staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the... 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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Also Known As:
Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth
Inn By The Sea Maine/Cape Elizabeth

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