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727 Ocean Point Road, Route 96 East, East Boothbay, ME 04544 (Formerly Smugglers Cove Inn)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 July 19, 2014 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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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Address: 727 Ocean Point Road, Route 96 East, East Boothbay, ME 04544 (Formerly Smugglers Cove Inn)
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > East Boothbay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 57
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Smugglers Cove Hotel East Boothbay
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