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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic resort in every way. Amazing staff and property. Beautiful rooms - right on private Crescent Beach. Yoga outside overlooking the ocean every morning at 8am. Magical way to start the day. Do yourself a favor and dine as much as possible on site at Sea Glass restaurant. The food was unbelievably great. And find your way to the spa... More 

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Thank Shelly T
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Shelly T: Thank you very much for the terrific review of Inn by the Sea. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the beach, daily yoga, and the grounds! We are also delighted you found the food to unbelievable great as we have a new Chef with new menus- we are very pleased the new menus have... More 

Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful resort, with amazing grounds and spacious accommodations and a lovely staff. The rooms could use some tweaks though....the bathroom door fell off its tracks, the electrical outlets are not secure to the wall.....either way, a terrific place to visit ....

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Opinioned_traveler: Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us- We are delighted you enjoyed the grounds and your accommodations, and we especially appreciate the kind mention of our staff. We are disappointed you had a maintenance issue while with us, and we have shared your comment with maintenance in order to rectify the problem.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The resort's restoration of the area's original native plants and habitat can't be complemented enough. Your landscaper is amazing. You've created a model for how a resort can create a beautiful luxury hotel and at the same time restore and preserve a gorgeous oceanfront. It's great the way so many people bring their dogs on their vacation without the presence... More 

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Thank Lee F
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Lee F: Many thanks for the great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Inn, and particularly that you appreciated the natural landscape and our habitat restoration project with the Department of Conservation to support endangered bunnies- our 'Rabitat'! We will be sure to let head gardener Derrick Daly see your remarks- he will be... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my mother (age 70) here for 4 nights for a girls get-away in August. The scene was beautiful, along the water, with walking paths by the beach, lawn, gardens. About 15 mins drive from downtown Portland, and 20 minutes from the airport. Great location! It is a 'pet-friendly' hotel, so there were a lot of dogs and the... More 

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear anjaliv10: Thank you for the detailed review of your visit to the Inn. We are very pleased you had an enjoyable getaway with your mother, and delighted you enjoyed the SPA, grounds Sea Glass restaurant and your accommodation. Also very pleased to see you also enjoyed daily yoga and Crescent Beach. Many thanks for the kind over view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic, beautiful inn with gorgeous views, beach, nature preserve, upscale service and food. A perfect setting combining nature preserve with sophistication. We enjoyed the natural setting along with the proximity to Portland. Exceptional service and amenities. Loved it.

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Joan V: Thank you so much for the great review. We are delighted you enjoyed the natural landscape as well as the staff's attention to service. Many thanks for visiting and we hope to see you return soon. Best wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectation for this place after I booked it online was much higher than delivered. Spent the extra money for a king sized room with an ocean view and the room was TINY. Basically to pass around the foot of the bed to go to the windows, you have to go single file as the foot of the bed was... More 

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear mgraczyk: Thank you for taking time to write about your experience at the Inn. I am very sorry to hear we fell short and did not live up to your, or our expectations, for a guest visit. I would be more than happy to discuss your stay in person at 207 799 3134 if I can be of assistance.... More 

Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, ME provides an amazing experience. The grounds are second to none - such beauty! A perfect place for vacation photos! The pool is refreshing and relaxing - a great way to spend the day. The beach, clean, never crowded and so picturesque! There is so much to do in the area a... More 

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Susan T: Thank you for the wonderful review on Tripadvisor- we appreciate your kind remarks and are truly delighted you continue to enjoy your visits to the beach and the Inn! Many thanks and we look forward to your next stay. Warm wishes Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea More 

Delaware, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family doesn't regularly stay at 4 or 5 star resorts, so this was beyond a treat for us. Perfect views, service and room was beyond our expectations. Bring your wallet, but you'll certainly find that you are glad you made the choice to stay at the Inn. We had a suite with a perfect view, rode bikes daily, visited... More 

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Gmarzluf: Thank you for taking the time to write this terrific review. We are so pleased your family enjoyed the stay at the beach and the Inn. We are delighted you enjoyed your suite, the service from staff and all the area has to offer. Many thanks and hope to see you again very soon. best wishes. Michael Briggs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location and grounds are exceptional. Creative gardening and very good use of the space to create vistas for guests. We ate three breakfast and one dinner on the property and found the waitstaff to be wonderfully Ernest but not consistently attentive. The staff seem bright and focused but perhaps they are in need of better management and training. It... More 

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Thank ValleyFor
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear ValleyFor: Thank you for the lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed the gardens and natural setting for the Inn. We agree, walking the boardwalk around Great Pond is enchanting! While the beach and pool are terrific for families during school holiday, for couples wishing to have a quiet and tranquil getaway September is beautiful at the beach after... More 

Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely LOVED this place. The beach, staff, room, and activities were lovely. I also really appreciated that the restaurant was vegan friendly and had tofu on the menu – absolutely delicious. I want to especially thank Kristen from the front desk for making are stay so special. I called her when I was on my way and she helped... More 

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Thank amandayogaforyou
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear amandayogaforyou: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and pleased you found our staff so helpful! The Sea Glass menus are all new and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the vegan options- it is important to our new Chef, Andrew Chadwick, to have great options for everyone and all tastes. Hope you will return soon. warm wishes... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Inn By the Sea

Address: 40 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2599
Location: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Price Range: $299 - $1,318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn By the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth
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