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“Topside--The Inn On The Hill, Boothbay Harbor, ME” 5 of 5 stars
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60 McKown Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538   |  
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“Topside--The Inn On The Hill, Boothbay Harbor, ME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Topside—The Inn On The Hill was a delightful place to stay on the coast of Maine. Brian had great recommendations for things to do and see and places to eat. It rained some while we stayed there, but the hospitality and warmth of the inn took away the chill. The breakfasts were memorable day-starters. Ed is a fantastic cook. The innkeepers make this inn inviting with meticulous attention to the details involved in making it restive, clean and helpful in letting us take in the best features of Boothbay.
Ned and Carolyn, from Alamo, CA

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This was the last stop on our 10 day tour of coastal New England and probably the best. Unlike many of our other stops, the Topside Inn more than lived up to it's publicity. The house was immaculately decorated and furnished, the room spacious and comfortable with a beautiful view (of the Schooner from Pirates of the Caribbean in the Harbour below), The host friendly but not overly obtrusive, the breakast high quality and the location a genuinely short stroll from the heart of the pretty village.

Although we were just in the off season, there were enough shops, restaurants and cafes open to provide a pleasant day's strolling and evening relaxing. In the summer it must be fantastic and buzzy and we would love to go back for a longer stay. We paid $195 per night plus tax

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norcross
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

What a wonderful, amazing and PERFECT place. When we walked in the room, my wife was overjoyed. The facilitities are exquisite and the hospitality even better. Comfort and elegance in an amazing combination. Thanks to Brian and Ed for all they do. Absolutely no question - we will be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had a wonderful time staying at the Topside Inn. If you are wishing to explore the Boothbay Harbor region. This B & B is in a great location to do so. Besides, you can't beat the breakfasts. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We spent two nights at the Topside Inn in early October and were more than satisfied with the experience. The driving directions on their website were very helpful and led us right to the inn, where we were greeted cordially by Brian, who gave us a tour of the public areas and then showed us to our room on a hillside overlooking the harbor. The room was immaculate, comfortable, and quiet with all the amenities one expects in a B & B. Homemade cookies were on the counter, and a variety of snacks and a selection of hot teas were always available in the dining area of the main house. Ed prepared great breakfasts including homemade granola, fresh fruit, and the special of the day, which consisted of lemon blueberry pancakes with sausage one day and scrambled eggs with Canadian bacon on a biscuit with hollandaise sauce the second day. Coffee, both regular and decaf, was available from 7 am for early risers. All of the food was beautifully presented and appetizing.

One of the best things about the Topside Inn is its location, which is just a couple of minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of the harbor with its restaurants, shops, and other activities. Town was noisy, but all was serene up on the hill. Brian and Ed have a very professional and well-run operation. Our stay at Topside Inn was thoroughly enjoyable, and we give it two thumbs up!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Going to New England in the fall was a dream trip for us, and staying at the Topside Inn, really made the trip special. The breakfasts were great-gingerbread waffles one day! It was nice to be so close to shops and restaurants and to be able to walk along the water every day. Our room was very nice with a good view and the views from the main building were fantastic. The two restaurants recommended by Brian were definitely worth it!

Room Tip: A room on the 2nd floor would have given us an even better view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Never having been to Maine before, we were not disappointed in the Topside Inn. The Inn was exactly as described on the web page. It is clean and well maintained. The innkeepers were helpful and friendly. Situated on the top of a hill, it is a short walk to the center of Boothbay Harbor. Our room (#3) had beautiful views of both the bay and the town. It was so picturesque - we watched the sunrise from one window and the sunset from another. The town is charming and the inn is too. The common rooms were comfortable and well supplied with books, games, newspapers and snacks. We loved it!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Topside Inn

Address: 60 McKown Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to the top of the hill and enjoy our incredible views of Boothbay Harbor, Maine at Topside Inn! At our Bed and Breakfast set in a beautiful 19th-century sea captain's home and two summer guesthouses you'll find a warm welcome, comfort and style with modern amenities, fabulous breakfasts, and easy access to shopping, restaurants, boat excursions, botanical gardens, hiking trails and much more. ... more   less 
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Topside Hotel Boothbay Harbor
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