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350 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1801
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
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Consider The Russell House your home away from home. Just a short drive from downtown Boothbay Harbor, our peaceful Maine setting is a perfect destination for intimate getaways, celebrations, or a relaxing escape to the Boothbay Harbor region.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Roisin V wrote a review Aug 5
7 contributions
We absolutely adored this place! It is super clean and airy! It’s central to everything without being right in the thick of it! Steve and Laura the care takers really made us feel welcome, like family! They took the time to learn about who we are and what interests us! Lovely people! We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Chris V wrote a review Oct 2019
Cedar Rapids, Iowa130 contributions21 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
Really good experience. Friendly hosts, nice room, classy decor, clean, great breakfast, very friendly in helping us learn what to see in area. Lindsey was excellent. Would recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from MidcoastHospitality, Manager at Russell House B&B
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Thanks for the stars, Chris! We hope you come back to visit us again soon.
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Don Smallwood wrote a review Jul 2020
Lyman, Maine1 contribution
We had the opportunity to book the room under the "Pay what you can" plan and were very pleased. Laura was excellent from initial point of contact all the way thru the stay. We were fortunate to book the Russell Suite and it was wonderful. Clean, spacious and nice decorated. Breakfast was delicious, even tho she was limited, in keeping with COVID guidelines. Convenient to the harbor and yet away from the hustle and bustle. Thanks again for the wonderful accomodations, breakfast and our pics from our cruise Laura. Look forward to a future stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Kyle H wrote a review Feb 2020
Topsham, Maine5 contributions
My experience began when I called to ask a few questions before our stay which I had surprised my wife with. I spoke to Linsey and she set the pace for our whole stay! She sounded excited and offered to help print something out that I needed. Such a simple offer that goes a long way! Once we arrived we just loved the place. It was very clean and kept even for mid February. The rooms are amazing and so unique! The next day we met Krystal who was just as pleasant and helpful. We felt right at home. These two ladies MADE the stay for us. They are on point with their charisma and professionalism. As we left we saw the two of them cleaning and flipping rooms over...this is after they served breakfast and handled all clean up. Dynamic duo for sure! If I could hire them for my cafe I would!!! We will return for sure! Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Erin Stodder, Marketing at Russell House B&B
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thank you, for the review. We love hearing feedback, and the "perfect experience" is music to our ears. Hope to see you again this year!
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SarahMcD27 wrote a review Dec 2019
Portland, Maine3 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband booked a room through the Russell Website about a month ago for my Christmas gift. When we arrived we were very excited to head to Thistle Inn for dinner then see the lights. The night was perfect until the innkeepers knocked on our door and came in our room at 8:45 pm. They said the people downstairs were complaining about our 2 yo running around for 2 hours - We hadn’t even been back to the room that long. The innkeepers stayed more than just a moment to tell us of the downstairs Massachusetts couple. They went on to say we were violating code by having our 2 yo old there and said we must of booked through a 3rd party - which we didn’t. We have the receipt where my husband wrote we would have our 2 yo daughter with us. They also said they didn’t want to have to come back ... like we were going to “party” in to the night. My daughter was just about to go to bed at the time they came. Which I totally get not wanting someone running around above you it was before 9 pm. After the innkeepers left the room we were so put off by, not only them entering our room and accusing us rather than saying something like “the neighbors said it was loud and please be mindful and so sorry” but also the threat that they didn’t want to have to come back, that we left and drove back to Portland with our 2 yo. The next day I called and asked for a refund, which not only hasn’t been given but our email hasn’t been responded to. We left so quickly that evening that my husband left his phone. I asked them if they could ship it and they said we had to pay for shipping, which in normal circumstances I would say ok our mistake, but after having guests leave, as a business owner myself, I would be doing my best to do anything to make my guests happy. We’ve stayed here and recommended to many but never will again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from MidcoastHospitality, Manager at Russell House B&B
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Sarah, The whole situation surrounding your recent stay was indeed upsetting for everyone, and for that we are truly sorry. I wish that you had given us more than a couple of days over our holiday break to respond offline, as you yourself had suggested. One of the challenges of operating a small luxury bed and breakfast is not being a good fit for young families. It is such a pleasure to share this beautiful area with traveling families but find that our policies, including room occupancy (as required by our insurance) and quiet hours are often difficult for our smallest guests. Balancing the needs of each of our guests to ensure best experiences does sometimes require visiting or calling a guest room. While our guest comfort and privacy are top concerns, we do have to ensure our policy is followed. We simply could not ignore the multiple noise complaints, and even after your departure, had to manage a complaint about your unnecessary and rude comment to the guests from Massachusetts. We are happy to hear that you were able to have a friend pick up the phone and sound machine. Unfortunately, our cancellation/refund policy does not cover guests choosing to leave early, so we will not be able to issue a refund. We wish you the best in the new year.
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United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineBoothbay Harbor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Russell House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Russell House B&B?
Nearby attractions include Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (1.4 miles), Cabbage Island (3.0 miles), and Boothbay Region Land Trust (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Russell House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Russell House B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Russell House B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Russell House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bet's Fish Fry, Bet's Famous Fish Fry, and Ice Cream Factory.
Are there any historical sites close to Russell House B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (4.2 miles).