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“Perfect spot for a relaxing getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Topside Inn

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Topside Inn
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Saint Augustine
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect spot for a relaxing getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2007

We had an amazing time at the Topside on our four night stay this August. The view is unbeatable.My husband and I would have been happy sitting in the adirondack chairs overlooking the harbor the entire time! Brian and Ed are incredible hosts, personable and excellent cooks. The breakfast was a culinary delight, from lemon-blueberry pancakes to garden veggie frittatta and the homemade granola--don't get me started! To top that off, fresh baked cookies every afternoon. It is the perfect location, with a view and many great restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the Topside and plan on returning again in the future.

  • Liked — View
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2007

We live in Maine and took out-of-town friends to Boothbay Harbor for a night in July. The Topside was fabulous!! Ed and Brian are the perfect Inn owners - friendly, knowledgeable about the area, etc. but not overbearing; this is not one of those places where you feel you have to make a lot of chit chat with strangers, unless you want to. The Inn is beautifully decorated - very New England style - simple and clean. The views are breathtaking from almost every bedroom, the breakfast room, and the sweeping lawn. The location couldn't be better - walking distance to all the shops/restaurants but up a hill and not on the main drag, so quiet and of course - the views! Breakfast was great - homemade muffins, granola, eggs to order. We all kept saying how we wish we could've stayed a few weeks instead of one night. We'll definitely be going back!

  • Liked — Everything!!
  • Disliked — the plastic water cups in the bathroom
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
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1 Thank littlemelbs
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Georgia
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103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2007

We feel that we really lucked out when we found and stayed at the Topside Inn. Talk about location, the view of the harbor and downtown area is beautiful. Our room was huge and very clean, well stocked and convenient to the beautiful grounds. Private parking in a lot adjacent to the Inn (parking is a challenge in Boothbay Harbor). Ed & Brian are wonderful and gracious host, even offering to help with our luggage. And last but certainly not least is the tremendous breakfast. Fresh fruit, muffins, a hot entre' which is delicious and imaginative, and the absolute best fresh yogurt and granola you have ever had. We loved Boothbay Harbor and will surely return and when we do we will stay at the Topside Inn.

  • Liked — Great room and gracious hosts
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank GeogiaDawg
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KENILWORTH NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2007

We stayed at the Topside Inn last week for 2 days and loved the place. Everything was just right and very relaxing. The view from the Inn is fantastic but the service and attention to detail was even better. The innkeepers succeed in making you feel at home and are trying hard to perfect this little gem of an Inn that they have only owned for 5 years. We stayed in one of the rooms away from the main house and had zero complaints. Our 12 year old son loved the place and wanted to stay longer( loved the breakfast and afternoon cookies). The Inn is on top of a hill so the short climb back from town can be a challenge if you are not in shape but you could always call a cab if that is a concern. We also stayed at the Rocktide Inn this trip but the Topside was by far the better choice. We can't wait to return.

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — could not stay longer
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank WASTIN'AWAYAGAIN
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Sussex, UK
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2007

We stayed at the Topside for 2 nights in early May. I would find it difficult to fault anything about this superb Inn. Brian and Ed were friendly and helpful, recommending places to visit and to eat. They even lent me their road atlas. The rooms were beautifully decorated, and as they were at the top of the house gave the most wonderful views. I still think of sitting on the chair on the landing and gazing out at the Harbour. We felt relaxed, and that the Inn was a home from home. I would recommend the Topside without hesitation.

  • Liked — Very high standards, and genuinely friendly owners
  • Disliked — I cannot think of anything
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Elstonian
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Portland, OR
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166 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2007

Stayed overnight with Brian and Ed, owners of the Topside Inn. What a
great stay. We had a room at the top of the stairs facing the harbor,
and the view, was spectacular. The room appointments were nice as well. The people we met there were great fun, and had wonderful conversations. The only downside was the shower broke, which was an inconvenience, but manageable. Also the internet wireless connection wasn't working right, which was also inconvenient. Loved staying there, and sat for hours on the front porch talking, drinking wine, and looking at the view. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Liked — The views and the owners
  • Disliked — Lack of Internet which shold be fixed now.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank grapdad
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boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2007

the inn has something for everybody! the grounds are immaculate-- lawns, gardens, and best view of the water. the common areas are comfortable, tasteful, and stylish. the guest rooms in the main house
are absolutely lovely and full of character. the rooms in the other buildings are more motel style, but are updated and can accomodate children, dogs, etc if needed. i'd stay in the main house, but then i am drawn to the charm of grand old houses. breakfast is much more than the usual continental fare-- fresh pastries, hot items, and the best homemade granola on the planet. lastly, the hosts are truly delightful and friendly and really make you feel like a guest in their house. they set the tone, rain or shine, for a relaxing and liesurely time. this place is topnotch!

  • Stayed June 2007
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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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