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#4 of 12 hotels in Scarborough
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4.9
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4.6
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4.4
Value
3.8
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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Hiking
Tennis court
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
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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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighborhood
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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MarkDC-Travel wrote a review Oct 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia3082 contributions71 helpful votes
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For the past two years, I have traveled up to Maine to visit friends in Scarborough. This is how I came across the Black Point Inn and I’m so happy that I did. I stayed here two nights last year and found it to be too short a time, so I stayed here three nights this year, specifically on July 6, 7 and 8. Just as last time, the staff were very warm and welcoming. There were two standouts, Debra from housekeeping and Griffin from the restaurant. She made sure my room was always clean and he brought me breakfast on the deck overlooking the bay every morning. I should mention that breakfast was included with my room rate but liquor is not so the only extra was a mimosa. The food here has always been delicious be it breakfast or dinner. I’ve not had lunch here only because there is so much to do in the area including Portland. This time my friends took me around to explore many of the different lighthouses in the Portland area. But the Inn also has some interesting places to explore as well. Two notable things are the Cliff walk with its beautiful views and also the Widow’s Walk. This is the small octagonal tower atop the Inn. You can go up there at your own risk because the staircase is very steep and narrow. My inner child had a blast and my imagination went wild. The adult in me enjoyed the view from all sides. My room was spacious with a little balcony overlooking the pool. Sadly, there is no in-room coffeemaker. However, there is coffee, tea and pastries set up in the Lobby early every morning. I go down in my PJs by 6:30 AM. I need coffee and when I’m there, I’m home, so PJs it is. I highly recommend the Black Point Inn. I find the staff all extremely friendly and they make me feel at home. The Inn is just beautiful and it feels like Maine! I’m looking forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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CarolDM1900 wrote a review Nov 2022
Montpelier, Vermont3353 contributions841 helpful votes
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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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KWall R wrote a review Oct 2023
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The BPI is a secret gem that one can only hope continues it's traditions of beauty and tranquility for generations to come. This place is WONDERFUL. It's like stepping back in time a bit... but with all the comforts we have come to expect. The Inn is quaint, a fireplace in the lobby with comfy little places to sit and view the beach that is just expansive. There is coffee and lite bites that will take you through until the most wonderful dinner, with indoor and outdoor seating. The rooms are well appointed, private and comfortable. We had plenty of space to spread out, and even a little deck to venture out on for morning sunrise. The property itself has maintained a level of privacy that allows guests to enjoy their time away from busy lives and to feel like they can just wander out for a walk and then pop back for breakfast...without worrying about being too fussy. The Cliff Walk is one of the most spectacular hikes we have done. It's a little rough, and certainly not for anyone who is unsteady. You really need good shoes and sure footing to manage the entire loop. But what a treat to see the sunrise on the Eastern Seabord, just as Winslow Homer did from his home around the corner. We walked 2 beaches easily. Wide, quiet in the Fall, and very few other people which is what we were looking for. The food is what you should be absolutely be AMAZED (and actually surprised) and how wonderful and thoughtful the chef and his team are. The dinners we had were some of the best we have ever had, not just at a B&B. We had the mussles for a starter 2 nights in a row because they were THAT good. Rachel, our waitress, was on par with suggestions about dinner pairings. We had scallops and even a vegetarian Massaman Curry that was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Do NOT skip dessert.... you'd be sad to find out that the Stickey Toffee Pudding and Apple Fritters were an absolute delight at the end of the meal (we actually took the Apple Fritters back to the room for a late night snack)... ask Amy at the bar to share some of her secret cocktails.... she is a MIXOLOGIST ! We loved it here. We loved it in October when it wasn't quite so crazy on the East Coast... when all the summer people have left and it's other couples looking for something more relaxing...
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Date of stay: October 2023
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CoolKats wrote a review Sep 2023
Sharon, Massachusetts5 contributions
Lovely Inn by the sea with beautiful gardens and comfy bed. Service was top notch and breakfast was delicious. You can't beat the location and view! Only complaint is that I was charged a $60 service fee upon check out - to cover housekeeping and breakfast ( which was said to be free)
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Date of stay: September 2023
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ninip262 wrote a review Sep 2023
New York City, New York20 contributions12 helpful votes
Looking out over the water, in Prout's Neck, this is an old fashioned hotel that has been newly renovated. Our room was very plain and totally fine. They do have air conditioning bit you probably won't need it. There is an elevator that needs to be operated by a staff member, so even though we were on the third floor, we walked up and down the stairs ourselves. But it does mean you don't have to carry luggage up and down. We had breakfast and lunch there and both were excellent. The beach is right across the street and it's beautiful. There is also a fabulous cliff walk, for which you need good shoes and no children!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Summer staff, as with so many places, are young, so don't expect much. Front desk staff was on...
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Hank G wrote a review Jun 2023
Pelham, New Hampshire3 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. We spent close to a thousand dollars on the weekend including meals. One day when didn't get maid service because we were in and out and not totally out of room till 3 PM. My wife left a pair of glasses behind .When we called the Inn, they said they had them and would ship them to us. When the glasses arrived, I found $ 26. 42 charge on my credit card for the shipping of the glasses. Can't believe after being a repeat customer and spending close to 1000 dollars that I was charged for the shipping of the glasses. Let a bad taste in my mouth. Won't be back.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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CPGood wrote a review Oct 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana16 contributions7 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 contributions5 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
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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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Pam P wrote a review Aug 2022
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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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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 Old Orchard Beach (3.2 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 Josephs By the Sea.
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.