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“A delight!” 5 of 5 stars
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18 Eames Road, P.O. Box 6, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538   |  
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Ranked #16 of 16 Boothbay Harbor B&B and Inns
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“A delight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

My wife and I just finished staying at the Sur La Mer Inn. We've been going there for about 10 years. We absolutely love it! We're partial to The Penthouse room on the third floor as it has a private deck overlooking the harbor. You have a 180 degree unobstructed view of the harbor, which all guests can also enjoy from the large terrace at ground level.

Regarding breakfast - We enjoy fresh muffins on our private deck in the morning, be we couldn't help but hear the positive comments the other guests made about the full breakfast.

Both Gene and Shane have always been wonderful hosts.

We like our privacy and they give you space if that's what you like.

Dave and Lisa

  • Stayed July 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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Luv2Eat4u, General Manager at Sur La Mer Inn, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dave & Lisa - we should give you your own set of keys!! It's always great to see you coming back to spend time with us...although we never see you! The Penthouse is indeed a great place to capture some quiet time and incredible bird's eye views of the harbor. See you in summer!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Over-priced for what is offered. Antiques and charm are not excuses for old, worn, and out dated. Moldy. Service at minimum. Lack of friendliness and defensive, grumpy and attitudes. The restaurant has food from Sam's Club at gourmet prices. Skip it.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Best view in town, next to sparkling ocean. Splendid, peaceful terrace for sunning, sipping, vegging out. Friendly, thoughtful and fun innkeepers. Tasty breakfasts, comfy beds, sunny, breezy rooms. Nice and quiet and convenient walk to town. Close enough to town to explore it, but far enough away to enjoy Maine's beauty and to have some serenity.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luv2Eat4u, General Manager at Sur La Mer Inn, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Only you know the best spots! And right on our patio overlooking the harbor is one of them. We love seeing you every year and look forward to another few days with you this season, full of laughter and good wine.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Although the location of Sur La Mer is okay, the B&B is disappointing. It has been allowed to become a little run-down, is not well furnished, and has poor service. You would do better to look elsewhere in Boothbay Harbor.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Everything you read on here is true. The location is exceptional-within walking distance to town (convenient as you avoid the parking headaches); the views, to die for. The Inn reminds me of a tired old lady--the porch is in disrepair, the furniture rusted. Our room had excellent views of the bay but adjoins the patio--so needless to say we kept our blinds (and windows) shut to avoid the noise. The furnishings, decor, etc.-tired and worn. The room and bathroom-filthy-so much so they didn't even make up our beds or clean the rooms. The breakfast-awful. We were there for two nights and landed their by accident-our original booking at a beautiful B&B in town had a glitch so the proprietors found us this place-the only place in town with rooms available, but now I know why--we would never have paid market price for our room-it was that bad. It's a shame too because Shane, Gene and Jay are exceptionally nice guys and are sitting on a goldmine with the location. With a little TLC, a minor facelift (furnishings, carpet, bedding) and some extra added touches (bring in someone who knows how to do breakfast right), they could really have a spectacular place and end up being on top instead of near the bottom.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

My husband and I recently visited Booth Bay Harbor, Maine and stayed at Sur La Mer Inn. We were greeted by Jay and given a tour of the inn and the grounds. Our room was on the second floor with a breathtaking view of the Harbor. So peaceful and tranquil. We enjoyed Jay’s tasty breakfast out on the back patio as we watched the boats passing by in the harbor. What a magnificent view. We also stopped in for drinks and appetizers at their restaurant, Amore Italian Bistro. It is downtown which is just a short distance from the inn. We enjoyed our drinks and appetizers on the terrace overlooking the harbor. What a great mini vacation. We enjoyed the hospitality of Jay, Shane, and Gene and would definitely recommend staying at the inn. Thanks for making our stay so memorable. Marc and Myriam

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We loved our stay Sur La Mer Inn, our room was on the first floor with a great view of the harbor. We were greeted by Shane and given a tour of the inn. Shane made a delicious early breakfast for us every day as I was attending a workshop. Gene and Shane were very accommodating to all our needs. This is a great location close to downtown but away from the noise and traffic. The terrace is delightful with a wonderful view of the ocean. We would definitely stay her again and recommend it to friends.
We also ate at their restaurant Amore Bistro and the food was delicious.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Eames Road, P.O. Box 6, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
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Ranked #16 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Number of rooms: 28
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