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34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 05/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 13 hotels in Scarborough
Travelers' Choice
Just a stone's throw from the Atlantic Ocean, Higgins Beach Inn is a classic Maine beachfront Inn. Completely renovated in 2017 to refresh guest rooms, common spaces, and the on-site dining experience, Higgins Beach Inn is the perfect place for a couples retreat, family vacation, or an ocean activities getaway. Located about 15 minutes away from excellent dining, shopping, and nightlife in Portland, Higgins Beach Inn is perfectly situated for any traveler seeking to explore Southern Maine in summertime or fall.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mcbone1 wrote a review Jun 10
Nashville, Tennessee33 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Inn for three nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect from the staff, to the food, and service with smiles. Everyone was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The walk to the beach was less than five minutes.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
nhcyser wrote a review May 2021
Barnstead, New Hampshire2 contributions
My wife and I just returned from our third stay at the Higgins Beach Inn. We love the bright, comfortable rooms and its location, but its the hospitality that really keeps us coming back. Everyone working there liked what they were doing and it showed. The people working the reception desk, the restaurant staff, and the general manager really made us feel like we were at home. We had a very relaxing stay and will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from , Owner at Higgins Beach Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again! -Carrie Allen, General Manager
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Benjamin wrote a review Oct 2020
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My wife and I spent our anniversary weekend at Higgins Beach Inn and had an amazing stay. The staff was extremely friendly and tentative, the breakfast was delicious, and our room was absolutely beautiful. Just blocks from the surf beach we were able to gear up, catch the weekend swell, and then warm up in our comfy room. Thank you Higgins Inn for making our stay so memorable. See you again for sure!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Kimak221 wrote a review Sep 2020
Orangeburg, NY10 contributions2 helpful votes
A wonderful old but funky hotel/inn in a very quiet residential area. Great staff (kudos to Will) Beach is a block away. Terrific breakfast and dinners. At low tide, the hard packed beach goes out forever for lovely walks. Lots of surfers. Again, very quiet, but great nightlife, art museum etc is 15 minutes away in wonderful Portland, an easy stress-free drive. LOTS of nature trails nearby. Our second visit within 2 months and certainly not out last...
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Large room on 3rd floor
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sharon m wrote a review Sep 2020
Hyde Park, New York236 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed for one night in September. The inn is located in residential area one block from the beach. The restaurant food was great. The room and bathroom were clean. We enjoyed having a bathtub to relax in. The beach is clean and frequented by surfers and local residents.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$205 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Higgins Beach Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Higgins Beach Inn?
Nearby attractions include Len Libby Chocolates (4.4 miles), Two Lights State Park (3.9 miles), and Pine Point Beach (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Higgins Beach Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Higgins Beach Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Higgins Beach Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Higgins Beach Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Higgins Beach Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bayley's Lobster Pound, Dock's Seafood, and Ken's Place.
Are there any historical sites close to Higgins Beach Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wadsworth-Longfellow House (6.7 miles), Goddard Mansion (5.3 miles), and Friends of Fort Gorges (7.6 miles).
Is Higgins Beach Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.