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“A glorious five days at the Topside” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Topside Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina
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345 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“A glorious five days at the Topside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2009

This is the ultimate bed and breakfast in Boothbay Harbor. Incredible views in almost every directions. Comfortable, clean, and convenient sounds way too pedestrian to describe this place. Brian and Ed are gracious hosts who strive to make your Topside experience unforgettable. And do they ever succeed! The breakfasts are amazing. They really should market the homemade granola. You just have to experience the Topside Inn to understand its amazing charm. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2009

We have had the pleasure of staying here several times on trips to Boothbay. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the view from the top of McKnown hill over the harbor is worth the trip in and of itself. All rooms whether in the main house or one of the two annexes are large, comfortable, and airy. The breakfast is always something to savor and the two innkeepers are friendly and very helpful. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Westminster, MD
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2009

My husband and I stayed for five nights in Room 14 in early June. The view is as spectacular as advertised! While the weather was not perfect, I have to say everything else about our stay was. The personal tour of the Inn upon arrival, fabulous breakfasts and wonderful afternoon snacks were truly appreciated, as were their spot-on dinner recommendations. The owners truly know Boothbay Harbor and have loads of recommendations, yet never pushed themselves on us. I don't ever remember staying at a more impeccably clean Inn. Clearly pride of ownership shows here, and Ed and Brian should be very proud of what they have accomplished.

Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Smithfield, VA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2009

Ed and Brian's attention to detail, hospitality, delcious breakfast and the beauty of the area made this B&B one of the best we have ever experienced. Our room was exceptionally clean and perfectly appointed plus a great view. We loved every minute at the Topside Inn.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2009

In all of our travels, we have never enjoyed a Bed and Breakfast like this one. Everything was PERFECT ! The owners are tremendous and extremely professional. Breakfast was fabulous and served in a wonderful breakfast room overlooking the harbor. Rooms were large and the views to the harbor was breath-taking! We didn't want to leave and can't wait to return. We could have stayed in Boothbay for a month here. Afternoon cookies were very special. The owners knew their area and were very nice to suggest different places to visit. This was PURE HEAVEN !!!! We highly suggest this B and B to anyone who enjoys life to the fullest. We met many of the other guests and they were enjoying their stay as well. We just wish that other B and B's were operated as professional as this one.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank RaymondKC
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2009

We stayed in Rm 8 and watched the 4th of July fireworks from our rocking swing on our patio! Delicious breakfast, friendly innkeepers, beautiful location. The room was spotless, the afternoon cookies were terrific. Also, the Lobster rolls at the nearby Lobster Dock were terrific.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank travel_ann_NY
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New Jersey
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2009

We stayed for 3 nights in late June. The room I had wanted, number 3, very sunny, was booked for our first night so we stayed in Room 2 for one night and then the staff moved our belongings the next morning and we spent the next two nights in Room 3. I have to say both rooms were beautiful and spacious. Room 3 has a bit better view and a bit nicer bathroom, but I would tell anyone to stay in either. The "living room" was comfy and they have lots of board games, books, vcr tapes and treats all around. The breakfast is fabulous and like everyone says the home-made granola is out of this world. Dinner suggestions were fabulous, nothing was missed. There is no air conditioning, but none was needed even in late June. They have a beautifully manicured lawn where you can sit out on an adirondack chair with a book and enjoy the cool breezes. Truly a great place to stay and Boothbay Harbor is such a good place for a 3 days getaway. You will come away so relaxed. Susan

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Topside Inn

Property: 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 #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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