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Beach Cove Waterfront Inn
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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63 reviews
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“Nice but expected more...”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

This was our first visit to Maine, and we chose to stay at the Beach Cove. Our room was quite large, and was very clean, however, we did find that the beds were a bit uncomfortable and the towels were not plush/absorbent. We had a great view of the lake, and the property was very quiet which was nice. The owners were very friendly and helpful when it came to making recommendations on where to eat, visit, etc. Not sure if it is customary in Maine to pay for the balance of your stay upon arrival, however, we are used to paying for the balance of any stay wherever we go on the last day so we found it odd that we had to pay in full when we checked in. As for the continental breakfast, this is served at the check in/registration office, so you basically have to get your food on a plastic tray and bring it to your room. This was also unexpected as we are used to breakfast being served in a breakfast room so a bit disappointed with that, as well as that there were only muffins that we personally found a bit dry, and store bought danish and mini cinnamon rolls offered along with juice and coffee/tea. Don't expect any milk - just liquid creamer for your coffee. Perhaps we had higher expectations, but considering that this hotel had been re-done a few years ago, we thought some more attention would have been paid to the details. Again - very nice and friendly owners, room was big and clean, property was quiet but we were not blown away by our room. Next time we come to Boothbay, we will likely rent a house or look at other hotels.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

Meant to head up to Bar Harbor but liked it so much here that we stayed. We even put off heading back to Boston to catch our flight by a day & got up early instead.
Huge room with a balcony over-looking the lake.
Breakfast was freshly made cakes & pastries and fruit , collected from reception to be eaten in your room.
The water in the lake was warm, and there are free canoes & rowing boats to use. We paddled to both ends of the lake, where I jumped out and swam back. There are lots of places where you can climb out & jump in from rocks & rope swings.
We had so much fun here.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed in a second floor, suite, lake view. Clean comfortable room. 2 queen beds. My wife and 2 teen aged kids were fine. Very clean.

Front desk assistance was polite and helped with any needs. The breakfast was fruit, rolls, buns etc. An arrangement of coffee and juice too.

Pool was clean and a lot of fun. hung out on the dock and paddled the canoe (have to sign waivers...gotta love those lawyers!!!!).

Its about a 15minute walk to the docks in boothbay. Kind of a narrow side walk but traffic generally went slow and we felt safe.

We will return next year.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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suburb of NYC
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

My husband and I decided to go to Boothbay for a last-minute quick getaway and chose Beach Cove Hotel for three nights. Very reasonably priced, good location in that is quick drive into Boothbay and hotel is very well sited on lakefront property and rooms all face the lake. This is a pretty basic motel, nothing fancy but the place was clean, you have access to canoes and rowboats, small pool, muffins and coffee served for breakfast and you pick those up and bring back to your room, no dining area but the rooms have private balcony so that was fine. Not much in the way of any amenities to speak of and not for somone who needs concierge-type services. They provided local maps and showed us on the maps where public parking areas were. We parked on the street as town was not that crowded, without any difficulty. Having been to Boothbay before although not for about sixteen years we did not need any assistance locating restaurants or activities.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

As hotels of this kind go, this one beats all expectations! We stayed in a room on the second floor with a balcony. It was a huge room that housed two queen size beds, a sofa sleeper, a small table with two chairs and a lot of extra space for four people to roam around. An extra sink in the foyer outside the full bath was certainly a big help as well as a spacious balcony with another table and four chairs. Amenities included lavish property, continental breakfast, canoes, boats, beautiful lake, heated pool, and wi-fi, even if sometimes spotty, all for a reasonable price. But here is the kicker: we never before experienced the level of care and detail with which the owners treat their guests. If we ever go back to Boothbay, we are staying here!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights for 4th of July holiday.
The room was clean; the view from the patio was gorgeous. We swam in the lake, did kayaking, and went on hiking trips in the forest around the property. All restaurants, galleries, boutique shops and are a few miles away by the harbor. This is perfect location for relaxing time, quiet, clean air, and Mid-European type of nature (water lilies in the lake, daisies on the loan, and birch and fir trees on the banks). We enjoyed talking to hospitable owners; they provided good tips on local sightseeing and dining. We will be back.
Larisa & Carlos from NJ.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

Enjoyed the Beach Cove. Room was very clean. Got a deluxe room and glad we did for the bit of extra space. Balcony was very nice. We enjoyed eating breakfast there. Staff was very friendly and helpful. View was great. Enjoyed canoeing on the lake, I think it was the favorite part of our trip.
Some suggestions just to make the hotel a little bit better. The breakfast wasn't really what I would call a breakfast just muffins and fruit. While it was good we ended up getting take out after the first day because I am a big breakfast eater. Our bathroom mirror was up pretty high. I am 5'4" and had to stand on my tip toes to apply make up. Maybe the mirror could be lowered a bit, also the lighting was poor. You could hear through the walls but we put on the AC and that solved the problem. Maybe these things wouldn't bother other people.
Overall, Beach Cove Hotel was a great value and only a short (less than 2 mile) drive to Boothbay Harbor. I might stay again, but I was disappointed with the bathroom. Again, something important to me but not a deal breaker for most people.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Beach Cove Waterfront Inn
Address: 48 Lakeview Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1788
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
#4 Family Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Cove Waterfront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waterfront Inn with water view balcony rooms. Private beach with pier.Salt Water Heated pool. Newly renovated with all new rooms and furniture. FREE boats and canoes for our guests. Complimentary continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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