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Sunset Beach

727 Ocean Point Road, Route 96 East, East Boothbay, ME 04544 (Formerly Smugglers Cove Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is almost at the end of a peninsula but the location on the bay is fantastic. Our room was right over the water and perfectly situated for a d unset view. The room was large and the bed reasonably comfortable. Overall the resort seemed to need a bit of TLC. There were very limited parking spaces and the... More 

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Greenland NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This motel is located right on a cove with beautiful scenery and of course the beautiful sunsets. It is only a 10 minute drive from the center of Boothbay Harbor and so pleasant to be away from the center. A few more minutes down the road past the motel there is a ride right along the waters edge and plenty... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a room through Hotels.com only to be told on arrive that they did not have a room available. Instead of a room by the sea I spent the night on the phone arranging a refund through Hotels.com. They were absolutely indifferent to the huge inconvenience they had caused. Stay Away.

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Yes it does need some updating but the price and the location can't be beat. We stayed for three nights in July and we're coming back for 4 nights in July 2015. I can't wait. The staff, the location was great. If you're looking for 5 star hotel, keep looking. But this place has so much charm! Can't wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We came here for a short getaway weekend from New York City and fell in love with this place! The resort is charming, with balconies that extend over the water and an attentive and friendly staff. We spent the days exploring the surrounding area and the nights watching satellites pass overhead from our balcony. If you are looking for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was a groupon purchase and for the price we paid, it was worth it. The people at the front desk were very nice during our 2 night stay. The views are great! We stayed in the Pier room which is practically on the water. Now the reason I gave this an average rating is because of a few things... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed at sunset beach resort ( old name - smugglers cove) for an overnight. The 4 of us had 2 rooms next to each other (23 & 24) which we purchased on Groupon. Each room has a balcony with a view of Linekin Bay & the pool. It's a peaceful, pretty place. The resort is dated but very clean.... More 

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We bought a groupon for labor day weekend, we drove up from Boston not realizing that is Boothbay was at least 15 miles further than Boothbay. Drove up to the motel drove in and looked at the room did not check in and drove back home to Boston. Complete waste of time and money. I definitely would not recommend very... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First and foremost allow me to say all my stays at Sunset Beach (Smugglers Cove) have been courtesy of Groupon. Overall I love it there; rooms always clean, clerks friendly and knowledgeable, and views are incredible. There has been a change to how breakfast is served meaning what was once a huge complimentary continental buffet is all now made to... More 

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Windham, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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