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Smugglers Cove Inn

727 Ocean Point Road, Route 96 East, East Boothbay, ME 04544
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Windham, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Facilities mostly circa early 1960s. Some rooms upgraded with new beds and room repaint. Long term ownership changed 3-5 years ago. Seemingly changed motel name to update image; however, current operations have not changed in past 2-3 years. I.E.: (1) Office seems to close mid-afternoon with no signage to alert potential guests on how or who to contact to rent... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased a Group On for this hotel several months ago. They have since changed their name, but I do not see if reflected on Trip Advisor, and I wanted to do the review because I really felt like they deserved a great review. Yes, this is not a luxury hotel, but the atmosphere is 4 star. The staff are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had a positive experience. After driving around boothbay we were very pleased that we had chosen this motel. Quaint resort. Rooms are clean and nicely done. I love having a deck. Friendly staff. Pool is great. Views are great. I would recommend. Nice and quiet...

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Babylon, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place. Big tide range, went right under our room. Clean, simple. Close to Boothbay but much quieter. Good snorkeling! Nice area to bike from, short steep hills and gorgeous scenery with lighthouses. Wifi weak but OK near front office. Nice view, pool, sailing and canoe rentals. Has a neat little general store nearby. Lots to do in this area--... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This hotel was wonderful. We stayed in the lobster lodge room which was further up away from the water but still had a great view of the pool and the cove. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The curtains and carpet as well as the actual building were a bit outdated looking but that didn't matter ver much. We... More

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Malden, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The smuggler's cove inn, now under the new name of The Sunset Beach Resort is the "best kept secret in Maine!" The rooms are cozy with fantastic views. It is so tranquil and peaceful there. The staff is friendly and willing to help, they even let us switch rooms so we could be closer to our friends who were also... More

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New Hampshire
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We decided to try Sunset Beach (new name) because of a Groupon offer. It was a most adequate hotel at a reasonable price. The view from the balcony is amazing and the staff very friendly and helpful. Our balcony door was off the rail and I called and someone arrived to fix it within a minute! Linens and towels appear... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely laid back atmosphere. Beautiful views, breezes & sunsets. Zach the house manager was super friendly & accommodating. Affordable sailing lessons available on site. Super relaxing stay. Will definitely return.

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Quebec City, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

trying to revamp this hotel, there is still a lot to do! new linnen and new towels are certainly a start but ... still it is not clean. we got there at 6 and our room was not ready... had to wait for an hour to unpack our stuff. the have coffee at the desk and muffins for breakfast. the... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed at smugglers cove for two nights and were completely thrilled with our stay The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable The view from our room was absolutely beautiful . We were given some ideas from Andre of sights to see and where to eat We were not disappointed I would recommend this hotel to any... More

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Address: 727 Ocean Point Road, Route 96 East, East Boothbay, ME 04544
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > East Boothbay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Smugglers Cove Hotel East Boothbay
Smugglers Cove Inn Maine/East Boothbay

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Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Smugglers Cove Inn is a quaint inn located just a few miles east of Boothbay Harbor. We have five different buildings to choose from, all of which have a gorgeous view of Linekin Bay from their private balconies. We have our own sandy beach and heated swimming pool that you can watch lobster men haul in their traps. Free WiFi, Pet Friendly, Continental Breakfast. ... more   less 
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