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“Beautiful clean but grumpy”
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Topside Inn
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Loved the Inn and The property was beautiful! Our room was very clean and comfortable with a great view of the harbor. Walking distance to town was great too! Only bad thing was grumpy innkeeper...we didn't feel real welcome and never had the breakfast. Sat and waited but never served so we had breakfast both mornings at Harborside which was great and everyone so friendly!!

Room Tip: Ask for water views.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Deborah W
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Spectacular view of the harbor, island right in the room. I think we picked one of the best rooms in the property. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated. We felt very welcomed right from the time we checked in. Brian was gracious in showing us our room and the amenities associated with the inn. He also highlighted some dining options from the guide map. We can not thank him enough for recommending Ports of Italy-my husband has not stopped talking about PORCHETTA DI ARICCIA. In the mornings, we were greeted with fresh fruits & the most delicious granola as we helped ourselves to warm mugs to tea or coffee. That was such a nice touch and attention to detail! Breakfast would not be completed without the hot entrees that was beautifully plated and delectable at the same time! Thank you, Brian & Ed for your hospitality!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank lscw67
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

The Topside Inn is as close to perfect as you can get in a B&B. The home is beautiful and the location couldn't have been better for harbor views and an easy walk into town. The decor is more sophisticated than other B&B's that I've stayed at and it was lovely and warm. There were books and magazines everywhere you looked There is a counter in the breakfast room set up with all of the comforts of home including glassware, ice, ice buckets for byob, wine openers, tea, coffee and snacks. I was there for two nights and the breakfasts were delicious. Sweet potato waffles one morning and "green eggs and ham" the next. The afternoon cookies, made by Ed, were delicious and I made sure to pick one up on my way in or out. Our room, number 6, was big, it had a very comfortable bed with good quality linens and three windows including a great window seat overlooking Boothbay Harbor. Brian was helpful and offered to make reservations for me after assisting me with selecting a restaurant for dinner. I can't say enough good things about my experience at the Topside Inn. I will definitely go back!

Room Tip: Room number 6 on the 3rd floor was perfect for views and comfort. I peaked into other rooms and the...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vanessa K
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We arrived after a long drive late in the evening at "Topside Inn". Brian and Ed had us, as previously agreed upon, leave a message, we easily found our room No. 20 in the "Leeward House". This room was very clean, offered a wonderful view, was comfortable and large beds and even a fridge! However, the "Leeward House" is quite noisy and you get a good idea of ​​what to make the neighbors next to and above.

The breakfast in the very bright and stylish breakfast room with wonderful views of the coast, was delicious and varied. Also adjacent to the main house garden with spectacular views of the coast also invited to stay, this was much appreciated. The B & B is located not far from the port, so that one could be reached on foot within 3-5 minutes, for example, the "Whale-watching tours" or to find restaurants. All in all, a great B & B for relaxing and exploring the area. The Inn-keepers are both friendly and professional, if a bit "routine" in appearance. However, we can use the "Topside Inn", which looks more like a hotel than a classic, located in an old house Bed & Breakfast to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank datjent
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Feels like we were guests in their home,.a very warm, beautiful home and they were good and gracious friends who could cook breakfast like none of my other friends. Brian and Ed showed care, concern and interest without being obtrusive or invasive. The beautiful site and facilities are ideally situated for the view and proximity to the village. Brian and Ed had helpful suggestions and/or advice on where to go and what to do. All of their referrals were worth our time and money. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Boothbay Harbor; if their were no vacancy we'd change our travel dates to a time when a room was available.

Room Tip: not a bad room here but end rooms in guest houses are lighter due to extra windows.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mntcynic
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This inn is near perfection! Ed and Brian are terrific hosts, weloming you and seeing to your every need. The inn is beautiful both inside and out with lots of different rooms for sitting with a glass of wine, reading a good book by the fire, eating their wonderful home-cooked breadfasts, or for sitting outside on the porch or in one of several Adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking the beautiful. Everything is ver clean and updated. Also, the inn is just a short walk to the center/bay area of town.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank IAP65
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

No doubt that we will return. Brian and Ed (never saw Ed - he's busy creating fantastic breakfasts)
are perfect hosts. You feel like you are their personal house guests - along with the 20 other couples there. The porch, the view, the amenities, the decor - excellent. All of the guests were fun to talk to.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Katpat106
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Additional Information about Topside Inn

Address: 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: $155 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to the top of the hill and enjoy our incredible views of Boothbay Harbor, Maine at Topside Inn! At our Bed and Breakfast set in a beautiful 19th-century sea captain's home and two summer guesthouses you'll find a warm welcome, comfort and style with modern amenities, fabulous breakfasts, and easy access to shopping, restaurants, boat excursions, botanical gardens, hiking trails and much more. ... more   less 
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