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Smuggler's Cove Inn

727 Ocean Point Rd Route 96 East, East Boothbay, Boothbay, ME 04544-6204
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#1 of 2 inns in East Boothbay
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
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4.5
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Smuggler’s Cove Inn is a classic Maine waterfront retreat, located in East Boothbay. Enjoy a delicious free breakfast during your stay. Play, swim, relax, and make memories with family and friends. Enjoy ocean views of Linekin Bay from almost every accommodation and experience stunning sunsets from your private balcony. When it comes to finding lodging in Boothbay Harbor Smuggler’s Cove Inn is ideal for family vacations or a couples getaway. Take full advantage of the sandy beach, heated pool, kayaks, paddle boards, row boat, lawn games, and firepit on the property. Or kick back, relax, and simply do nothing at all. If you want to explore, consider a trip to downtown Boothbay Harbor or a local nature walk, just minutes away. Enjoy stunning ocean views, summer cocktails, local brews and tasty fare at our beautiful restaurant, 727 Ocean Sunset Bar, overlooking Linekin Bay. We’ll be sure to serve up a stunning sunset with dinner to create special memories with your loved ones.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English
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Special Offer:Stay 3 Nights Get One Night FREE
4.5
363 reviews
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Smuggler's Cove Inn garners praise for its spotless premises and renovated rooms equipped with comfortable beds, although guests suggest there's space for improved upkeep. The hotel's waterfront location is a crowd-pleaser, offering stunning views that many travelers cherish. Despite the allure of the setting, some reviewers express dissatisfaction with the restaurant's value, labeling the dining options as pricey. While the inn boasts a range of amenities including kayaks and a complimentary breakfast, feedback indicates a mixed bag regarding service quality and the desire for a more consistent ambiance throughout the property.
Location
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Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory
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Christopher C wrote a review Oct 2023
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Our room was clean, very comfortable, and the manager and staff were delightful and eager to help. In particular, one day a tropical storm passed through the area that caused electrical and internet temporary outages. Despite those beyond-their-control circumstances, the staff went above and beyond to help make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The attached restaurant had a very good variety of food and drink, plus there were amenities like a nice salt-water pool, kayaks, and various other activities one could engage in, weather permitting. Exploring the Boothbay area was eye-opening in the best way for us, and Smuggler's Cove is a great and affordable destination and base from which to venture around. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Smuggler's Cove Inn and exploring the Boothbay area. Thanks for being so patient through the tropical storm adventure with us.
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Dede S wrote a review Aug 2023
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My husband and I came to ME for a few days, to celebrate our anniversary. Accommodations were wonderful. The linens and towels high end, bed very comfortable, the soap and lotion dispensers in the bath room a generous treat. We loved our view and appreciated the little touches to help make our stay comfortable. We enjoyed our dinner one night and the ample breakfast each morning. We chose the Inn for price, location and amenities and were not disappointed. Throwing in a fabulous day at The ME Botanical Gardens, and a Sunset Schooner Cruise, it was hard to leave!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: We brought bikes hoping to bicycle but there is no bike lane, nor shoulder to safely bike.
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Responded Aug 25, 2023
We are so glad you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back soon!
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cmarksbury wrote a review Oct 2023
New Jersey13 contributions
We have stayed there the past 3 years. The people who work there couldn't be nicer, all of them! Our room was clean, the food at the restaurant was amazing, the location was perfect. It's just a very special place and near enough to the hustle and bustle but far enough away from everything. If you wanted to, you could just stay there and enjoy where you are. It's got it all! Kayaks, a heated swimming pool, a lounge, breakfast every morning!!! A perfect place to watch the sunset while you enjoy a cocktail at the lounge or from your own room. It's just a short drive to Farm 23, to Hannaford, Pinkhams, The Carriage House or into town for just about anything that you might need. I really look forward to the next trip to Maine! I know where I am staying!!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Smuggler's Cove Inn and the amenities while you explored the local area! We look forward to having you return on your next trip to Maine.
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Gillian C wrote a review Oct 2023
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Our first visit as a couple here although long time Boothbay visitors give this restaurant 5 Stars. Every night the entrees were creatively interesting and beyond delicious. Prepared by a superior chef who also created a different and amazingly tasty soup each evening that came with the entree. Gary” was friendly and deserves great applause!The staff were friendly, young and the drinks were excellent! As for the included breakfast everything was offered..a seemingly endless choice and all kept hot. Even the tea was an excellent organic brand. It is an extra treat to be able to depend on the restaurant at night for dinner rather than get in the car again after a wonderful day. Some fresh flowers on each indoor table would add to the ambiance and lovely plated meals.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stairs to second floor may be hard for some visitors.
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Response from Property Manager, General Manager at Smuggler's Cove Inn
Responded Oct 5, 2023
We are so glad that you enjoyed your meals at 727 Ocean Sunset Bar and that our young staff looked after you well. We agree that Chef Gary is a superior chef and we are lucky to have him here at Smuggler's Cove Inn. Your feedback is encouraging and we hope to build on these positives next season.
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Beth V wrote a review Sep 2023
Sweet Home, Oregon13 contributions
The room in The Pier was clean, spacious, and comfortable, with a great view. The cove is far enough from town to be quiet, with only a short drive to fun coastal towns. Breakfast and dinner were excellent and the staff were great. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 30, 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Smuggler's Cove Inn.
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Chelsea C wrote a review Sep 2023
Shelbyville, Kentucky7 contributions
My mom and I visited with our dog, Daisy, and we all absolutely loved it! Daisy enjoyed digging for clams near the beach; Mom adored the bed; and I couldn't get enough of the patio view and comfort of the Adirondack chairs. The staff was very friendly, always greeting you with a smile. It was quiet and serene. This is definitely a place we will be staying again in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 30, 2023
We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Smuggler's Cove Inn! We look forward to having you and Daisy return again.
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Diane M wrote a review Sep 2023
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The inn was average. The bed was very comfortable and linens were fresh. We had major problems with the television and had to have staff come two nights to fix. Problem is dish tv and bad reception. Also, our air conditioner did not work. Found the furnishings in the room were lacking, only one chair and no small table for two to sit at. Lighting could use an upgrade. Bathroom was small, no counter space at all. For the cost of the room, we did not feel it was worth it. Very nice staff however.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 30, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We ended up calling the tv company to repair the satellite dish which was the issue - particularly given the variable weather recently. The value of the stay not only includes the room but also free breakfast and the outdoor amenities available to all guests. Your feedback helps us to continue to improve.
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Katy H wrote a review Sep 2023
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We stayed in the Pier building, on the 2nd floor. It is really built over the water which is so cool and really gives the best view! I can see how the other buildings would all have a great view as well but I think it's worth it to upgrade! Room was very clean, spacious with high ceilings and had nice updated, Coastal decor. Bed was very comfortable. Staff was also very friendly and helpful. Sunset was amazing as promised but unfortunately we only got the first night and it was cloudy most of our weekend. Pool looked nice but we weren't brave enough to jump in when our first day high temp was 65. Dinner and drinks were good. It is a limited menu. Breakfast was good. My only negatives...not enough to remove a star...poor lighting in bathroom/shower. Small TV (we didn't come to watch TV but it is nice at night before bed and there was access to streaming), no orange juice at breakfast (maybe they were out?) And sausage/bacon was cold at 830 (I think the burner went out). Overall a nice peaceful stay the first weekend in fall, would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms are the best but no elevators just an FYI for anyone with mobility issues. 1st...
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Responded Sep 30, 2023
We are so glad you had a peaceful stay and enjoyed the unique experience of the Pier Building. Thank you for your feedback - this always helps to continue improving our service.
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Kathleen C wrote a review Sep 2023
North Reading, Massachusetts4 contributions
New ownership (2023). Staff and owners were lovely. Room was adorably decorated, clean, a good size, with comfortable beds and linens and a lovely deck with a seaside view. Amenities such as pool, fire pit, kayaks were a huge plus. Bar and delicious dinner were a bonus after a long day we did not want to go out again. Hot breakfast also great to have before excursions. The Inn has some upkeep to be tackled, such as weathered decking and air conditioners, but that will come. I would most definitely come again in a seaside minute! Easy drive to Pemaquid, Damiriscotta, Waldeboro, Boothbay, etc.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Be back by sunset! So pretty!
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Responded Sep 24, 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed all the amenities we offer. We hope to see you back in a seaside minute!
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FrequentFlier284625 wrote a review Sep 2023
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Very clean and comfortable room. The view was wonderful and the place was very quiet and peaceful. The complimentary breakfast was one of the best we have ever had! Complete all you can eat breakfast buffet with everything you could want to eat!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Sep 19, 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smuggler's Cove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Nearby attractions include Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (4.4 miles), Cabbage Island (1.4 miles), and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Shannon's Unshelled, and Bet's Famous Fish Fry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Smuggler's Cove Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (1.4 miles).
Does Smuggler's Cove Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Smuggler's Cove Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.