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“A piece of heaven in Cape Elizabeth” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn By the Sea
40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107   |  
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Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
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“A piece of heaven in Cape Elizabeth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We have been coming to the INN by the Sea for 26 years and each year we love it more ! We have traveled with 3 golden retrievers over that time frame and each dog was treated with love and respect as well. The INN is our home in Maine. We always choose this as our special treat and have celebrated our 3rd, 28th and 29th anniversaries with our INN family.
We want to especially commend Eva St. Pierre and Mark Kellerman for taking care of every little detail for us every time we visit. This past trip was especially unique as we had to leave early to go home to NJ to be in the FRankinstorm !

Room Tip: we loved room 112 for traveling with our dog..the garden suite
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear BonnieBerke,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you so much for your many years of loyalty. We are so delighted that we are your first choice when traveling to our wonderful destination and we feel honored to be your home away from home. We appreciate you mentioning our staff members by name and we’re excited to read that they continue to provide a positive travel experience consistently upon each visit. Thank you again for taking the time to share. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn for many more years to come. Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I had previously visited Portland - and stayed downtown. This time, I just wanted to relax - and I brought my mom, who was recovering from a medical ordeal. The Inn could not have been a better choice. We staying in the 2 BR, 2 BA beach suite - which was AMAZING. And, it was as if we had our own private beach. We had breakfast at the Inn every morning - and ate there for dinner one night; the restaurant was outstanding.
And, the entire staff was incredibly helpful and friendly.

The one thing we didn't like was the lack of soundproofing. However, we were informed this was going to be rectified during down season (the building in which we stayed had just re-opened in June.)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Sydney1030,

Thank you for your recent review of the Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards to our new 2 Bedroom Beach Suites, quality Sea Glass Restaurant experience and most of all our friendly and helpful staff! We also appreciate your comments regarding the soundproofing in these units, please rest assured that this is being addressed in the very near future. Thank you again for taking the time to share. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea in the future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Vestal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I have visited Inn By the Sea twice now, both times with my brother. Each time I have been blown away by the friendliness and fun-loving-ness of the staff, the aesthetic perfection of the hotel's common areas and rooms, and the many seemingly small features that make any stay at the Inn luxurious, peaceful, and rejuvenating for the mind, body, and soul. I can think of no place I'd rather spend a relaxing weekend.

Room Tip: The new spa suites are really super-beautiful!
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Leigh Ann W,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for choosing the Inn again for your second visit to the area. Our greatest compliment is to have the opportunity to welcome a guest back to the Inn by the Sea! We truly appreciate your comments in regards to our warm and friendly staff along with our attention to detail at the Inn. We look forward to welcoming you again for a third time and many more visits to come in the future. Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The 'lobstah' do not disturb sign, the forever friendly faces at reception, the marshmallows on arrival, the cookies every night.
The rooms were lovely, our room overlooked the ocean which was great - 300 yards down to the sea via a boardwalk - amazing.
Had a great spa treatment - great experience.
Great food in the Seaglass restaurant - the nice touch was from the chef who walked around the resturant making sure everyone was enjoying their food.
A blueberry martini is a must in the lounge.

Room Tip: We chose a standard room and it was still great - i think a room with a balcony would be an added bo...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Donna J,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our amenities, location, eco-friendly Spa and positive Sea Glass Dining experience. Most of all, I’m excited to read your feedback about the “forever friendly faces” at our front desk as our staff is truly committed to delivering an exceptional experience to each guest of the Inn. Again, thank you for taking the time to share and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea in the future. Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Warren, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My Wife and I have stayed here several times. You will not find a nicer more friendly and professional staff anywhere. From the lounge to the dining room to the spa The Inn By The Sea does everything to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. The location is perfect and the rooms are elegant and exceptionally clean. Every detail of The Inn is designed for relaxation and comfort. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: The Spa suites are splendid but all rooms are fantastic.
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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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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Neil111347,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your continued loyalty as we know you have many choices when traveling to the area. We truly appreciate your business and your feedback in regards to our friendly and professional staff! We are very lucky to have such a great group of individuals on our team at the Inn. Thank you again for taking the time to share, we too look forward to your next return to the southern coast of Maine and Inn by the Sea! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

From the moment we called letting the staff know of our extremely late check-in, we knew we had found perfection. We checked in after their restaurant closed but the staff took our order over the phone and had a freshly cooked, delicious dinner for us when we arrived. Everyone was extremely attentive and made our anniversary trip so special. Our beach suite was impeccable and tastefully decorated. The staff at the Sea Glass Restaurant went well out of their way to make sure we left satisfied. We would definitely come back and recommend this place to all of our family and friends! Thank you for such an unforgettable experience!

Room Tip: The beach suite is well worth the price!
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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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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Jflewell1,

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor and Happy Anniversary! We are so delighted that you chose the Inn by the Sea for such a special occasion. We are so happy to read that we were able to take care of your needs upon your late arrival to the Inn and we're thrilled that you enjoyed our new Beach Suites. Most of all, we are glad to read that our warm and friendly staff was able to deliver such a positive travel experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the coast of Maine in the near future. Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This was our first visit to celebrate our 8th anniversary away from home and make it a 4 day get-a-way. We definitely chose the right place. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and at rest. The location, view, wonderful staff and atmosphere is just perfect to relax and feel at ease. Portland is close enough and we made several day trips to the surrounding area and beautiful sights. We will definitely go back and don't forget to book an appointment at the Spa. I loved my treatment and again.....we can't say enough about the wonderful staff...an easy breezy place to get away from it all!

Room Tip: Center top floor with fireplace.
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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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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Barbara M,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and Happy Anniversary! I’m so delighted to read that you chose us for such a special occasion. We truly appreciate your positive comments regarding our location, eco-friendly Spa and most of all our staff at the Inn by the Sea. We consider ourselves very lucky to have such a great group of professionals on our team at the Inn. Again, thank you for taking the time to share and we’ll look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Address: 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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Location: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a multi million dollar renovation the eco luxury Inn by the Sea is Maine's premier beach destination. Located on a mile of unspoiled beach guests enjoy intimate dining in the ocean view Sea Glass celebrating Maine fare, relax in the spa or fireplace lounge. Spacious redesigned suites, rooms & cottages w oversized bathrooms, or full kitchens, or fireplaces. Child & Pet friendly! 5 acre indigenous garden,pool, bocce, fire pit, golf nearby. 10 mins to Portland. ... more   less 
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