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Tugboat Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Commercial Street, PO Box 267, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Destin, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Tugboat inn is a great place to stay. It is central to shops and bot trips. You can just park your car and not need to use it the whole stay. Breakfast here was very good. The view was great and the room very clean! The main office people were so pleasant and helpful! We walked to the shops nd many restaurants and boat excursions. We will definitely come and stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queensbury, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Tugboat Inn is in the heart of town in all the best ways. It is within walking distance to boat trips and shops, but away from the traffic of the main street. Our room was over the water with a shared balcony and classic views of the outer harbor. The interior was clean and comfortable with and a new flat-screen TV and bathroom vanity. We had no trouble with Verizon cell reception, though the Wi-Fi was spotty. The staff was friendly and genuine. Boothbay Harbor is a great Maine coastal town, fun but not fancy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed for one night before the season kicked in. We had a room with 2 beds. One of the beds had it's own bedroom. The bedroom had it's own door to the private balcony. The bathroom was nice as well. The staff was friendly too. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Denver, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We spent a couple of pre-season nights at the Tugboat and found it a very pleasant choice in Boothbay Harbor. The location is convenient, just a few steps to the downtown shopping and restaurants. The views of the harbor are great. And the restaurant turned out to be much better that we'd expected. Best of all, the open about a month before most of the other hotels in town! Ok, that was best for us. But we'd stay here on a return visit during the season too.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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14 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in early May before things were up and running for the season. I can't comment on the normal noise level because there were so few people staying in the Inn and in town so it was very quiet for us. We had a room on the top level of the main building. It's what you would expect from a motel that isn't a national chain. The furnishings and decor are dated (please Tugboat, get rid of the bedspreads - they're disgusting); the mattress could use replacing and the wallpaper boarders and window treatments are dated (and unnecessary) but our room did have a mini fridge, large flat-screen TV, a small closet with ironing board, and two dressers. The bathroom has what is a new (or very recent) countertop and sink and toilet (and perhaps tub). There's plenty of room on the countertop for toiletries and there were ample towels and toiletries. We had a door to a small balcony with two chairs that faced the harbor. It was too cold to sit out when we were there but it would be nice in the Summer. The wireless service was terrible - it kept dieing on us so I wouldn't count on having wireless access. We also had no cell phone reception here or in much of town. The lady at the front desk who checked us in was friendly and the housekeeper did a good job. Those were the only employees we encountered. We were able to park right at the front of the motel but I wonder what parking is like in the Summer. If you need a place to stay on the water in Boothbay and prefer a traditional motel over a B&B, this is a good choice. It's also within walking distance of everything in town.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Conway, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

the tugboat is a real nice inn .. like the changes they did with the new way of making up the beds
to the new counter and sinks in the bathroom ..and the rooms are always clean and neat..
also like the refrigerator in room ... most of all I love the friendly office staff and the friendly
staff on room service they are all great .this is my place to get away and rest with town walking
distance away can forget the car to walk to every thing ... thank you tugboat inn

Room Tip: like the main inn large rooms and view of the harbor
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Groton CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Loved this place and will be returning this spring. The Inn is centrally located and is walking distance to many nice shops and Restaurants . The whale watch was great, I highly recommend it
after seeing three different species of whales and a basking shark that swam up to and along side the boat. The staff are very nice and accommodating, rooms are clean and a breakfast buffet is included.

Room Tip: you don't need a private balcony, We found our neighbors very friendly.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tugboat Inn

Address: 80 Commercial Street, PO Box 267, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Tugboat Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown waterfront location directly on the harbor. Modern comfortable guestrooms with balconies, air conditioning, cable tv with free movie channel, telephone with voice mail, hair dryer, Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator and personal amenities. Rates include continental breakfast, free parking and free local phone calls. Complimentary computer with DSL in hotel lobby. Complimentary wi-fi in most locations. Full service restaurant, seasonal cocktail lounge with patio deck, and marina with slip and mooring rentals all on site. Waterfront hot tub available for guests. Music at the piano bar in season. Special vacation packages available. Open April to November. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tugboat Hotel Boothbay Harbor
Tugboat Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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