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72 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843-1907
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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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#2 of 18 in Camden
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4.9
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Upscale yet casual, The Captain Swift Inn is under new ownership & has been fully renovated. Fine lodging; sumptuous breakfasts; endless amenities and authentic hospitality. Our village location is ideal for exploring the area’s four-season attractions, and we’re just a 4-minute walk to Camden’s harbor, shops and restaurants! Our engaging inn boasts 9 impeccably-decorated guest bedrooms and luxury suites. Three fireplaced sitting areas, a romantic dining room with individual tables for two and comfortable outside decks and patio with firepit provide opportunities to relax and recharge. Greeted by the sounds of soft music, candlelight and fresh flowers, most of our rooms have fireplaces (gas operated) & king-sized beds. You’ll enjoy modern conveniences like smart TVs with select premium channels; free high speed wifi; spa showers with multiple massage body sprays; over-sized whirlpool tubs; new quality linens, plush robes, in-room massages and more! Book direct for lowest prices!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Aerobics offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Couples massage
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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FLLovestoroam wrote a review Jun 25
Lakeland, FL175 contributions54 helpful votes
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The Captain Swift Inn was the perfect place to stay while visiting Camden. Shelly & Jeff make you feel at home the minute you arrive. Their attention to detail is amazing down to every amenity. Games, a library, a fire pit, a tea & coffee bar available 24/7, cookies, candies, toiletries, and, of course, the star of the show, a three-course gourmet breakfast with a personalized menu. The inn itself is absolutely gorgeous inside and out! The historical inn has been beautifully modernized with AC and amazing bathrooms, yet it still has the charm of a bygone era with its lovely wooden floors, historical doors & windows, and updated gas fireplaces. It is within a short walk of all the wonderful shops, restaurants, and waterfront of beautiful Camden. We can't wait until our next visit!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Irene K wrote a review Jun 23
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What an amazing inn ! Our family really enjoyed staying at the inn ! The innkeepers are truly the kindest and nicest people that we have ever met. They were very accommodating and prepared the most amazing breakfasts . The inn is very beautiful, clean and the rooms are very comfortable and cozy. The inn offers everything that we needed and much more for a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation . We can’t wait to come back again and highly recommend this inn as the place to stay for your next vacation in Camden!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Best location ,sumptuous breakfasts !
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Maria D wrote a review Jun 23
Colorado Springs, Colorado41 contributions6 helpful votes
What an amazing B&B in Camden! We truly enjoyed our stay here. Shelly and Jeff are wonderful hosts! The property is beautifully landscaped, and the room was so comfortable. It even had blackout shades to keep the sun out in the morning. Each morning, breakfast consisted of 3 courses. Yes, 3 courses! You will not go hungry. Each day’s choice was just gourmet delish! There was water in the fridge for guests to enjoy along with homemade cookies and a variety of candies in the afternoon. There were so many great places in walking distance. I highly recommend this B&B. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Beth Marie N wrote a review Jun 21
Rossmoor, California47 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent two nights at this well-appointed inn on our way to Acadia National Park and were taken with the welcoming nature of the innkeepers, their attention to detail, and their three-course breakfasts. Shelly was particularly warm and kind; the type of person you feel like you've known all your life–with a demeanor that makes your heart smile! We stayed in the Mabel room which required going up a very narrow and steep staircase. I felt like I was doing the limbo every time I walked down the stairs in order to avoid hitting my head. These kind of architectural details are inherent in old homes, but if negotiating stairs is difficult for you, please choose another room. There was a bit of traffic noise in this room, but it died down at night. (They are very clear to point this out on their comprehensive and helpful website.) The outdoor fire pit is a welcome place to sit and chat with other inn guests while enjoying some of Shelly and Jeff's chocolate chip cookies! In fact, while we were there Shelly and Jeff came out to bring more chairs in order to accommodate additional guests. They seemed delighted to see their guests connecting with one another. We would definitely stay again on a return trip to the area.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Zemplin7 wrote a review Jun 19
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During our recent trip to Maine we stayed at the Captain Swift Inn in Camden, Maine. I usually don’t write reviews but I have to give the in-keepers Shelly and Jeff a Five Star review. The Inn is very nicely maintained. Extremely clean, friendly, and the breakfast was delicious. We didn’t feel like guests, we felt like family. We highly recommend the Captain Swift Inn to anyone traveling to or around Camden, Maine.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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MIKE M wrote a review Jun 18
Town Creek, Alabama21 contributions
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We arrived in Camden a day early having failed to make a reservation for an August 2021 vacation. My wife started searching online and calling, no vacancy at each place she contacted. Luckily she reached the Captain Swift Inn and talked with Shelly. They had only one room remaining and it fit our needs. All that both of us could say was, Wow - we are definitely staying here when we return! Such a beautiful and well cared for Inn with awesome hosts! The room and amenities are so well thought out as to leave nothing to be desired. Nicest B&B we have ever stayed in and there have been quite a few in our 39 years of marriage. Everything including the grounds were definitely top tier. Regarding the breakfast, if you go away hungry it will definitely be your own fault. Delicious meal with numerous options including indoor or outdoor dining, weather permitting! Thank you Shelly & Jeff for a wonderful stay, sorry so late for getting this review posted. Mike & Kim
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Date of stay: August 2021
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William L wrote a review May 2022
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Great hosts , very nice room and all the little details are taken care of. The breakfasts are amazing and you won't have to eat till suppertime. Inn is in a good location and you can walk to everything in town.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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AUWarEagle68 wrote a review May 2022
United States Air Force8 contributions8 helpful votes
Jeff and Shelly were the perfect hosts at this wonderful Inn. First, the location is perfect sitting just down from all the activity in Camden. you can walk to harbor or drink your way there past a number of watering holes. Second, the Inn is comfortable and cozy and Jeff and Shelly are off to a fantastic start as the new owners of this Inn. They were responsive to all of our questions about things to do and places to eat even before we arrived. When we wanted to add an extra night and they responded even though they were on their own trip (above and beyond!!). The Inn was very clean and all of the extras were thought of...water, cokes, travel meds and toiletries if you forgot something...they covered EVERY SINGLE item. Breakfast -- yeah, you can just plan on skipping lunch! If they have space you would be crazy not to grab it.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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traveleatlove wrote a review May 2022
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Captain Swift Inn is quiet, comfortable, and welcoming. The new owners have thought of every detail, including a three-course breakfast which is served in the dining room at the time of your choosing. The inn which was updated in the last few years yet very authentic is impeccably maintained with an inviting deck and outdoor patio for warmer weather. We can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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M C wrote a review May 2022
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My husband and I recently stayed at the Captain Swift Inn and loved it! We stayed in one of the suites which was large, pleasantly decorated and very comfortable. The suite had great seating, a fireplace, large jet tub and all the amenities one could ask for from fluffy towels to a spa shower. Snacks and drinks were stocked in the room’s refrigerator. The hosts, Shelly and Jeff, couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful and the three course breakfast was truly exceptional. We would definitely recommend the Captain Swift Inn.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$242 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineCamden
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Swift Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Captain Swift Inn?
Nearby attractions include Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe (0.3 miles), Owl and Turtle Bookshop (0.3 miles), and Chestnut Street Baptist Church (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Captain Swift Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Captain Swift Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Captain Swift Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Captain Swift Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captain Swift Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Franny's Bistro, Hartstone Inn, and Long Grain.
Is Captain Swift Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Camden.
Are there any historical sites close to Captain Swift Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting High Street Historic District (0.3 miles).