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510 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074-8624
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#4 of 13 hotels in Scarborough
Built in 1878 and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, with 18 holes of links golf, hiking and running trails (including an Oceanside Cliff Walk past the studio of renowned Prouts Neck painter Winslow Homer), literally miles of sandy beaches, tennis, a swimming pool and beach club, Black Point Inn is legendary for its location, guest facilities, and unpretentious downeast hospitality. Prepare to be captivated by the unhurried pace, gracious charm, and attentive service of Maine's most beautiful and historic oceanfront Inn and restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Tennis court
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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CarolDM1900 wrote a review Nov 2022
Montpelier, Vermont3333 contributions808 helpful votes
The Black Point Inn has long been our GO-TO place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Prouts Neck, a stunning coastal peninsula of wide, sandy beaches and forested trails -- all easily accessible from the inn, on foot or on one of the bicycles parked right at the entrance for free use by guests. Every stay has been wonderful, but this time we enjoyed something extra special: the season-closing "Epicurean Weekend," which may best be described as a gustatory extravaganza based on a theme. This year, it was the movie classic, "Casablanca," and so featured quite an extraordinary assortment of mouth-watering Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes, with nicely selected wines, everything served up perfectly by the friendly, attentive staff. Honestly, I have never eaten so much delectable food, including several dishes from which I would normally shy away. But after a quick taste offered by the server, I ate them all with gusto. The five-course dinner on the second night, also including five generous tastings of excellent French wines, paired beautifully with each course, was spectacular. This event seemed intended as an organized sociable gathering of like-minded food-and-wine buffs. We could have done with a bit less of that, as all the guests were very sociable, and we met some wonderful folks whom we hope to see again. It was a great time for all, especially at the height of foliage season. Just to note: the view toward the Western Beach from the inn's public areas was glorious, and if possible, even more striking from our room on the second floor. Higher is better for long-distance views. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Pam P wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
i am so impressed with the quality of the staff at the Black Point Inn. from booking my reservations, to hotel staff, including wait staff at the restaurant all were exceptional. the hotel is charming and very clean. the location to the beach is stellar...as well as the beach club. i will definitely be back. what a perfect find!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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CPGood wrote a review Oct 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana16 contributions5 helpful votes
For a great escape for Lunch or Dinner try the Black Point Inn. We only dined at the inn and were not a guest. Starting with the amazingly beautiful drive out to the point that the inn sits on to the gorgeous architecture of the inn and the attentive wait staff at the restaurant the overall experience was superb. If the weather allows dine outside. They have covered and uncovered seating. The menu is varied and the service is great. For gorgeous views of the beach and water this a treat worth driving out of your way for.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jeanne G wrote a review Sep 2022
Princeton, New Jersey6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights at the Inn and were met with service problems from the moment we arrived and throughout the stay. For the room fees charged, one would expect basic standards or response to problems as they arise. We know the industry is short staffed but there is not excuse for: prior guests belongings found under the bed, non working A/C unit, non working telephone, non working light switches in the room and much, much more.
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Date of stay: August 2022
Room Tip: Ask for your money back if the room does not have an operating heating and cooling system or phone.
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Meredith wrote a review Aug 2022
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I grew up coming to Prouts every summer from the time I was a child, staying on one of the laneways. I took the opportunity this year to return for the first time since 2018 with my boyfriend for a long weekend, staying at Black Point Inn on a Friday and Saturday night between overnights in Boston. My expectations were admittedly high, having come to the Inn for a cocktail hour with my family and passing by it regularly on past visits – and it genuinely still surpassed those expectations. Highlights include the delightful and extremely helpful staff, the generously equipped room on the top floor with a private deck and a beautiful view over cottages to the back of the property, easy beach club access, and the opportunity to take bikes out at the front. Also delightful was a breakfast in the Chart Room – the eggs benedict were the best I've had, and looking out over the ocean while having a cup of coffee was perfect. I also appreciated the coffee and pastries available in the lobby each morning, and the information sheet we got upon check-in with hotel information, a tiny map of the Neck, and information about sunrises, sunsets, and peak tide times. My only (albeit cliched) complaint is that we weren't able to stay longer! The Inn was worth every penny, whether you have a sentimental connection to the area or not. It's charming, perfectly located, and meticulously serviced and staffed. Our visit surpassed every childhood dream I had of staying there – thank you to BPI for making our too-brief trip as perfect as it was.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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JA B wrote a review Aug 2022
8 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I spent the weekend at the Inn so that we could spend lots of time at the gorgeous Scarborough beaches, cliff walk, etc. We used to live in the area, so we are quite familiar with the beaches, though we weren’t so sure prior to our stay how the whole Prouts Neck Beach club worked. Our room on the second floor was very nice and the location is gorgeous. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast both days and found the food to be tasty with good service and lovely views. On the negative side, the service at the hotel itself was just really odd — we’re chalking it up to on-going staff shortages everywhere and assuming management has to be really open to hiring just about anyone with a pulse? The women at the front desk ranged from aloof to unfriendly - just so odd. It wasn’t just one of them! When we arrived, I mentioned we hadn’t been to the Inn before. No real greeting, no where are you coming from, or can we help with your bags - just handed me a key and I literally had to ask how to get to the room. They just stared at me like what a ridiculous question? Asked if there was a shady spot to sit to eat our carry out lunch on arrival and just got blank stares? I went out and found a friendly guy working on the grounds and asked if he could point us toward the pool, beach, etc…. We opened the heavy front door ourselves always, carried our own bags to and from our room, and figured out ourselves how to get to the beach and how to use the amenities of the Beach Club. I know times are tough with staff, but really - when you’re paying $600 a night for a room, you just kind of hope for a little bit of a welcome?! Just weird. Also, garden staff person was using a leaf blower around the pool at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, and a maintenance guy was vacuuming the central lobby during peak breakfast time - all just things that suggest they can’t be choosy about staff and their isn’t much oversight there. The room itself was quite nice - I would note that the internet signal was weak, and we had to ask each day for non dairy creamer at the coffee table each morning - no biggy, but again, when you’re paying $600 a night, you notice these little things. We would definitely go back for the gorgeous location - hopefully they can do some staff training with their front desk folks and beef up the service in the small hotel side of the business…..
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Date of stay: August 2022
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InnSeeker2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The web page for the restaurant at the Black Point Inn features a photograph of tables on a peaceful, shingled & trellised porch. Yet despite being guests at the Inn, and having specifically requested a porch table well in advance of our arrival, we were steered to the noisy and crowded bar area, having been told that the “ownership team” was on site, and that our porch table was no longer available. We later discovered that the “ownership team” (BPI Partners LLC) consists of homeowning members of the Sprout’s Neck Association, and that the Inn functions as a sort of de facto clubhouse for resident families and their houseguests. Inn guests, paying luxury nightly charges compounded by an involuntary 18% gratuity fee added to the daily room charge, are consigned to the back of the queue. Guests have access to the nearby private beach club, yet must rent beach umbrellas and towels. Tennis is available at yet another club, for $35 per hour; but don’t forget your tennis whites! Outsourcing such basic resort amenities while still charging luxury rates may sound like smart business, but leaves guests feeling like hapless punters gulled by local sharpies. The Inn is managed by Migis Hotel Group, taking its name from an Abenaki word meaning (according to the MHG website) “ a place to steal away and rest”. They got the “steal away” right! On the plus side: for the time being at least, ice water is available from a glass cooler in the lobby, at any time, free of charge.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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sissy w wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I would not return to BPI as the hotel and service do not match the price point. I carried my own bag up 3 flights of stairs (I am 64), the carpets are stained, there was no body wash in the shower, or refrigerators/water in the rooms. The gift shop does not sell food or drinks which is ridiculous as there is no shop nearby and one of the best chocolatiers (Len Libby) is local. We do not have access to the beach other than the public beach. If we do, it was not explained to me. The front desk was less than cordial although the restaurant servers were nice. Air conditioner is old and noisy which is a pet peeve for me. I think the owners should visit some nice old inns in the US and see what $500/night looks like in 2022. I was very underwhelmed.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Caitlin G wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York4 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a wonderful place to stay with our family and another friend with kids. It is upscale and very comfortable, but not too snooty to be enjoyed with well-behaved children. We enjoyed the pool and access to the Prout’s Neck Beach Club, the beautiful long sunsets on the lawn, and the low tide pools. We had breakfast and dinner at the Chart Room and found both to be quite good. We called ahead so our breakfast would be ready when we came down from our rooms. The kitchen can take a while because they are busy and it seems they do care about doing a good job with preparation and presentation, so come with a mindset that you may linger and enjoy. We would have stayed longer and planned to do less sightseeing in the area if we had known how comfortable and well-appointed this hotel was. That being said, it is close to Portland & Old Orchard Beach, and even not terribly far from Kennebunkport. For the price-point, we found the quality of service to be good, though I do miss the daily housekeeping (which is gone from basically everywhere since Covid).
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Barbara A wrote a review Oct 2021
13 contributions
My husband and I so enjoyed this historic, romantic hotel. We loved the old world charm and quiet, rural atmosphere in October. The staff was friendly, professional, and helpful. One of our favorite things was having coffee available in the gorgeous lobby with a lit fireplace early in the morning! The views out the windows and from the porch were fabulous. We loved the Prouts Neck Cliff walk and our stroll on the beach. My only recommendation would be that the food was good, but not to the quality of the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Point Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Black Point Inn?
Nearby attractions include Len Libby Chocolates (4.2 miles), Cliff Walk (5.0 miles), and Pine Point Beach (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Point Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Black Point Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Black Point Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Point Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Point Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pier French Fries, Big Daddy's Bar & Grill, and Beach Bagels.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Black Point Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Black Point Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Black Point Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Point Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Wadsworth-Longfellow House (9.0 miles), Goddard Mansion (7.9 miles), and Stroudwater Burying Ground (8.6 miles).
Does Black Point Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.