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60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 12 hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Travelers' Choice
Experience coastal Maine at its best. Topside Inn is a chic coastal retreat designed to meet all of our guest’s needs and surpass their expectations. With a picture-perfect location at the highest point in town, this 19th-century sea captain’s home has panoramic harbor views, seaside perennial gardens and quiet places to relax while being just steps from all that beautiful Boothbay Harbor has to offer. The main house along with two classic summer guesthouses offer stylish, comfortable accommodations with 22 rooms to choose from that have been creatively redesigned for today’s traveler; many with indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy the view, a glass of wine or gather with other guests. Enjoy a locally inspired gourmet breakfast prepared by the chef/owners Buzz and Mark, a cocktail in our new private BAR ONE and let our concierge services plan your perfect day. Mark & Buzz were named Innkeepers of the year 2020 by HospitalityMaine and recently published their first cookbook “Over Easy and Over the Top, recipes from the kitchen of Topside Inn”. Topside was named one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Inns in the US for 2019 and 2020, and was the winner of Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Water View. Traveling with children or pups? Be sure to check out our three beautiful Boothbay Vacation Homes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Photo copier / fax In business center
Adults only
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Romanian, Turkish
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Libby wrote a review Sep 2021
Damariscotta, Maine23 contributions7 helpful votes
I had an impeccable pumpkin martini, an amazing Charcuterie Board- Greg took great care of me at the bar. The view is amazing. The owner's Buzz and Mark are most accommodating hosts, what a treat this place is. I would highly recommend for couples getting away or a solo retreat.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Dee M wrote a review Sep 2021
Chicago, Illinois71 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our 3rd visit to Topside Inn. We were very much looking forward to our trip since we had missed last year and they did not disappoint. I am not sure how, but it was even better than our last trip in 2019. Buzz and Mark are always making changes in the off season and 2020 was no different in that regard. The new bar is beautiful. Breakfast is always a highlight and this year we lucked out and had 2 of our favorites back to back! One of my favorite things to do there is just sit outside on the lawn taking in the spectacular views. Rebekah was a fantastic addition to the team, always so friendly and helpful and she made our Anniversary trip feel very special. Thank you again Rebekah, Mark and Buzz for all that you do. We always look forward to returning. Dee & Brett
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Gerald T wrote a review Sep 2021
Lacey, Washington4 contributions1 helpful vote
We made several stops throughout New England. None was better than Topside. Delightful staff, fun bar, good food and attractive accommodations. We particularly enjoyed Buzz. The ambiance is so good, you forget the view and proximity to downtown. Both real attractions. Don’t miss this place.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Diana P wrote a review Sep 2021
Bel Air, Maryland26 contributions53 helpful votes
Mark and Buzz did a fantastic job with Topside Inn. They thought of every detail in the rooms. The gardens were simply gorgeous and the main inn was fabulous. Breakfast was delicious especially sitting on the front porch enjoying the most beautiful view. Our room had a balcony with a fabulous lounge sofa and cushions overlooking Boothbay Harbor. It was so convenient to town with lots of shops and restaurants. We will definitely be back to stay. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rebecca is so informative she will answer all your questions.
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John B wrote a review Sep 2021
11 contributions10 helpful votes
We knew we were in for a treat as soon as we entered the Inn - it's one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. The owners have an amazing eye for design, from the building exterior perfectly matching the old New England charm of Boothbay Harbor to the beautiful furnishings and tasteful decorations inside. Our well-appointed room had everything we needed. The breakfasts were superb as were the martinis served at the bar with just the right touch (I like extra olives). Other guests were pleasant and very cordial, leading to impromptu conversations that added greatly to our overall enjoyment. We treasure the old ways: no one overly dressed but no flip-flops, cargo shorts or Captain America T-shirts either!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose the Windward Building for best views of the harbor; main building for more spacious rooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Topside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Topside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Dirty Bird Pottery (0.2 miles), Eventide Specialties (0.10 miles), and Abacus Gallery (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Topside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Topside Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Topside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Topside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Topside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Shannon's Unshelled, and Red Cup Coffee House.
Is Topside Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the center of Boothbay Harbor.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Topside Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Turkish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Topside Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (2.8 miles).
Does Topside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Topside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.