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Inn By the Sea

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Salem, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is spectacular, the beach is beautiful. The restaurant is magnificent, delicious, creative recipes. I enjoyed the room, excellent amenities. Lilly's yoga class was a great start to the day. I hope to be able to visit again.

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Greensboro, Georgia
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99 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot with views of the water. Employees at front desk and restaurant were friendly and professional. The two bedroom suite was beautifully decorated. The problem was housekeeping. I spoke to the front desk before I checked out to make sure they became aware of the problems, however, at the cost of the room and the hotel's... More 

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

Dear Patricia G: Thank you for your candid remarks about your experience while staying with us. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed the views of the ocean, the accommodations and especially our staff. I am very sorry we fell short of both your and our expectations in housekeeping. We have shared your comments with staff and thank you... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had one night but it was a beautiful resort and a great place to finish our one week road trip. The hotel and grounds were immaculate and the service was excellent. Although we didn't leave the resort once we arrived, it was a short drive to Portland if desired. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Dave M: Thank you for staying with us at the end of your road trip! Hope you will return and spend more time with us in the future. Many thanks for the great review- we are delighted you found the service to be excellent! Safe travels, and many thanks. Michael Briggs, General Manager Inn by the Sea More 

Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been guests at IBTS every year since 1990 and can say without reservation that this was our finest experience yet. The new General Manager, Mr. Briggs, has the staff, the kitchen and the grounds running at peak performance. Absolutely a top shelf experience!

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

Dear kathecobb: Thank you for the kind review! We are delighted you had a top shelf stay! Thank you for your long loyalty to the Inn- we all are looking forward to your next visit. Many thanks. Warm wishes, Michael Briggs, General Manager, Inn by the Sea More 

New York City
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The inn is classy, modern and simply a treat. Rooms are simple, well decorated, and have some great views. The grounds are picturesque. The pool- Very clean. Apparently heated, but the heater was apparently broke during our stay, so we did not do any swimming. There is nightly turn down service. Water and a sweet treat are left in room.... More 

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

Dear salexi72: Thank you for your candid and complete remarks about your stay at the Inn. We are very pleased you enjoyed the room and the grounds, the beach, the proximity to Portland and also the sounds of waves crashing! I will definitely share your housekeeping comments with staff as we seem to have fallen short of expectations for both... More 

Latham, NY
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66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a spa suite room which had a great kitchenette, living area, loft bedroom with fabulous bathroom. The suite had a very small balcony. We had our dog with us and they are very pet friendly, even allow dogs in the bar area. We found the living area furniture to be quite uncomfortable, not exactly cozy seating. The... More 

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

Dear NYBosox: Thank you for your comments and very nice review of your accommodation at the Inn. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and our pet friendly policy. Rates at the Inn do change with the seasons as do the level of activities. Many thanks for visiting, and we do hope you'll visit again. Warm wishes Michael Briggs... More 

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129 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a few days post Labor Day. Note: We don't have a dog but this is a very dog friendly place. Nice touch: open pit w somemores in early evening. Weird: flyer saying taste of Maine -- same time but had ended though no date on that given to us. Skip sea glass restaurant-- overpriced and underwhelming. Portland... More 

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

Dear asava: Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience at the Inn. We are delighted you found the staff to be attentive and welcoming, and that you enjoyed the grounds and the deck. I am very sorry we fell below your and our expectations for a great dining experience in Sea Glass, and will share your comment... More 

Philadelphia
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125 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In by the Sea is one of our favorite places to stay when we are in the Portland area for vacation. The rooms are great, the location is perfect and the service is amazing...plus they allow dogs to stay. The grounds are also gorgeous and expertly maintained. They have an amazing array of planting including many gorgeous flowers. This year... More 

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

Dear wlf_8: Many thanks for this wonderful review of your stay at the Inn. it is great to receive opinions on service from guests who have been staying with us for years. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very pleased to learn that you believe we have been successful with new improvements. And we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at the inn by the Sea was wonderful. From fanulous walks on Crescent Beach to playing Corn Hole, our stay was just terrific. The inn is so clean and staff attended to every need. It was too cool for us to swim but the pool looked so inviting. Our stay was one night so we could only avail ourselves... More 

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

Dear Riverlov: Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay with us. We are very pleased you found the staff to be terrific! I will pass that along to the team, many thanks. We are also very pleased you enjoyed the beach and lawn games, but do hope you will visit again soon and stay longer! warm wishes, Michael... More 

New York, New York, United States
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here for our anniversary and it couldn't have been more special. The hotel is situated on a beautiful well-maintained property, a short walk to a lovely beach. Between the warm welcome, the nightly fire pit and smores and the bottles of water and cookies, the attention to detail is remarkable. The staff was so accommodating and... More 

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

BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review Dear JGold1125: Thank you for spending your anniversary with us- we are thrilled you enjoyed your celebration at the Inn. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the beach, the property and in particular found the staff to be so accommodating. Happy anniversary! We do hope you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • 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
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  • 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 - $573 (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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