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Inn By the Sea

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Boston, MA
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family of 3 (our daughter is 10 months old) and stayed in a garden suite. The good: -Well appointed mini suite (sitting area with bedroom) -Able to walk out to garden and lovely pool area -Lovely view of the ocean in the distance -Room service food was tasty What could be improved: -The door to the bedroom... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a little stuffy, but...... the food is very good. We had burgers and grilled ham and cheese's, all with the oh-so-delicious french fries. This place will not win awards for efficient service, but if you have time and it's a beautiful day, the outside deck dining and view is worth a stop.

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

Dear RaeRae99501: Thank you for your review. I shared your concerns on service with the food and beverage team. We are delighted you enjoyed Sea Glass Restaurant views of the ocean and the meal. Hope we see you again! Regards Michael Briggs General Manager Inn by the Sea More 

New York City, New York
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37 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this beautiful hotel for less than 12 hours and wish we had more time to enjoy its beauty. It's very romantic but also family friendly. We were given a complimentary room upgrade when we complained how small our room was for the price we were paying. The 1 bedroom king suite had a loft bedroom upstairs and... More 

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

Dear Karumba2030: Thank you for the terrific review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return for a longer visit soon. warm wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager In by the Sea More 

Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been spending Thanksgiving at the Inn by the Sea for the past 10 years and enjoy every minute. They are truly welcoming to dog members of the family, making it a special holiday destination. The accommodations are wonderful with a luxurious tub for a long soak after a busy day of lack Friday shopping at the nearby outlets.... More 

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

Dear gayeanne: Many thanks for such a great review- we are delighted you enjoy spending the holidays with us and look forward to seeing you again this year- Many thanks- hope you are enjoying the summer! Best wishes Michael Briggs General Manager Inn by the Sea More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at The Inn by the Sea. Only one day but well worth it. The view from the lawn will stay with me forever. Loved being able to walk right out to the water. The people made the trip even better. So friendly, helpful and really seem to love what they do. Can't wait to go back... More 

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

Dear showard118 Terrific review!- many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to your return, and hope next time you can stay more than one day. Delighted you enjoyed the water access and view- but we are always especially pleased when guests appreciate the friendliness of our staff. Warm wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager Inn... More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I came down for a weekend to Cape Elizabeth, and stayed here at the Inn By the Sea. I loved the inn! I was highly highly impressed with our room, the staff, the hotel restaurant, and so much more. To start off, our room was on the second floor so the lovely staff helped us with our... More 

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

Dear charolsammy: What a wonderful review- many thanks for the kind words, and thank you for mentioning that you enjoyed the staff. We are so pleased you enjoyed the accommodation, the beach, smores at the fire pit and your dining experience! We will look forward to that return visit, and are truly delighted you have fallen "in love with this... More 

Rowley, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Inn by the Sea for our 10th wedding anniversary. We booked a first floor room with a deck thinking that we could smoke outside. We very quickly told that it was a non smoking property, which is fine and I understood that (but should be advertised). Yet a man smoking a cigar was just fine and not... More 

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

Dear Nicky1341793: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor, we appreciate the candid feedback. I was very sorry to learn that your experience was well below both yours and my expectations, due largely to the fire alarm. We do apologize for the unplanned noise from the alarm during your stay with us, and have taken steps to work... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in convenient Cape Elizabeth, The inn by the Sea is an amazingly wonderful resort Inn. The property is charming and the Inn and rooms all fresh and contemporary. A walk to the Crescent Beach brings the ocean to your feet. The pool is most inviting. The staff....all friendly,helpful, polite and informed. The Sea Glass restaurant for indoor or outdoor... More 

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

Dear Sebastiendog: Thank you for returning to the Inn for the 8th year! We are delighted you continue to enjoy your stays with us and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Many thanks for mentioning the staff to be friendly and helpful as they are all so committed to creating a great guest experience.... More 

NEW YORK NY
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may be disappointed when you arrive & see what looks almost like a large motel on the main road. However, the other side of the property faces the ocean (from a distance) and the view is gorgeous. The good: very nice staff, good spa, very large rooms 'with ample outlets, fireplace, some with balconies (not mine) & turn down... More 

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

Dear DANI24 We greatly appreciate you taking time to write a review of your visit to the Inn. We are delighted you enjoyed the view and location and Crescent Beach as well as the beach location within minutes to Portland. We are especially gratified you found the staff to be great! We were very sorry to hear we didn't come... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay in the garden suites with our dogs. There is access to the gardens and the beach walk. Room service is great for lazy mornings and the food is tasty. Sitting by the fireplace in the lounge and having a meal without leaving the pups behind is super fun. Also their blueberry pancakes are excellent. The bathtub is... More 

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

Dear LMR46: Thank you for returning to the Inn! We are so pleased you enjoy your visits and our dog friendly policies. We are delighted you enjoy eating in the fireplace lounge and love our Maine blueberry pancakes! I was, however, unhappy to hear we missed the mark in the room with housekeeping, and was also also sorry to hear... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersGold level
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
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • 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: $341 - $859 (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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