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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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#1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Camden
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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
Children's television networks
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
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28katydid wrote a review Oct 19
Vero Beach, Florida43 contributions16 helpful votes
Occasionally when you travel you stumble, just stumble, into an oasis. Captain Swift Inn was our stumble in October 2020. Yes, yes, yes, the lush lovely grounds/gardens are wonderful and harmonious and representative of Midcoast (inimitable Midcoast); and the Inn structure is amazing, utter perfection in every detail; and, our room, Ann Bailey, divine. Really every detail executed exquisitely and cannot be improved upon. But this Inn is in the special class of lodgings that it is in as much for the unique brand of hospitality offered by the Inn owners, Carolyn and Rick, as it is for the surroundings. They understand comfortable, easy, luxury travel and offer it generously. I thought long and hard before writing this review because I don’t want to have a hard time getting a reservation when covid departs, but this Inn is too special to keep to myself. Any traveler will savor the minutes they spend wrapped in the physical beauty and the lavish hospitality they’ll find here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Be sure to take advantage of all the treats and range of breakfast items offered.
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Norm and Sandi ... L wrote a review Jun 2020
Searsport, Maine3 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favorite Review
My husband and I frequent many B & B's. Captain Swift Inn has just moved to the #1 Best bed and breakfast we have ever been to! Rick and Carolyn are very engaging and aim to please. The accommodations and grounds are stunning and the breakfast is beyond compare. We have already recommended this inn to many friends. We will be returning!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: The Mercantile is the most private.
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Response from captainswiftinn, Owner at Captain Swift Inn
Responded Jun 14, 2020
Wow - what a review - thank you both so much Sandy and Norman! We love when our guests tell us we have become their favorite bed and breakfast! And we don't take that compliment lightly as we know there are so many lovely places to stay. So glad you exceeded your expectations and that the breakfast was "beyond compare." We are looking forward to having you back! Stay healthy - Carolyn & Rick
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kayla1589 wrote a review Oct 18
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Caroline and Rick were amazing! They made my fiancé and I feel so welcomed and safe during these unprecedented times. The food is out of this world! I have never seen such an impressive breakfast before. The snacks they have out are so good as well! We can’t wait to go back! If you are heading to Camden, this is your place to stay look no more! :)
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Date of stay: October 2020
Elliott B wrote a review Oct 14
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States2 contributions
The rooms, common areas, and amenities were warm, welcoming and overall excellent . We particularly enjoyed the gas fireplace in our room and the outiside fire pit.. Carolyn and Rick could not have been friendlier and more helpful. They seem to have thought of everything that we could need or want, from a constant supply of delicious sweets to basic items such as toothpaste and other things that people often forget. Breakfasts were superb, and it's a very easy walk to the town center.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Caroline B wrote a review Oct 14
Brooklyn, New York9 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I spent three nights here and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The location was great (walk to town/restaurants), three course breakfasts were incredible, and rooms were clean and lovely. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the hosts included nice touches in their recent renovation like Smart TV, gas fireplaces and in room AC/Heat. Since these are strange COVID times, cleanliness, people wearing masks and ability to distance and/or eat outside are important, and I felt the hosts did a great job in all areas. Enjoying the inn’s delicious breakfast on the large deck with the sun and nice breeze was a highlight of the stay. All in all, I highly suggest staying at this inn.
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Date of stay: October 2020
$148 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineCamden
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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 seating area.
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 Hartstone Inn, Franny's Bistro, 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).