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“Quaint and simply charming”
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Tugboat Inn
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quaint and simply charming”
Reviewed June 20, 2011

People should stop and smell the roses along the way. I have stayed here twice and enjoyed my stay fantastically. Sure i have read all reviews before returning here and have really really tried to find a flaw about the room, parking, food, etc... and there were none to be found, except for the beer being to cold.
I honestly don't think a business of this nature shelling out big money to keep it afloat would serve dog food, a board to sleep on, and have monsters at the front desk, unless of coarse you had a strange odor.
Being centrally located makes it nice and easy to give this a 5 star rating coming from a fussy traveler.
It may be a year before returning but its nice to know a great place to visit without driving aimlessly for hours.
Neil McLaughlin > MA <

Room Tip: Harbor view second level
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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BSS59, Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, July 14, 2011
We will happily greet you when you return no matter how many years down the road it may be. Thank you for your time and kind words regarding other reviews. Hope to see you soon.
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Bristol
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

We have stayed here numerous times and love the location and the accomodations but the front desk staff bordered on discourteous. Did not make us feel welcome or that they valued our business. At check in, very rude about check in time & at check out, no asking us how we enjoyed our stay, no come back please or have a good trip home. We won't be back and it's a shame because we love this place.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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BSS59, Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, July 14, 2011
We are truly shocked by your experience. We hope you will consider giving us another chance.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2011

My extended family met in Boothbay Harbor at the Tugboat, and we had a beautiful view, the rooms were clean but not overly fancy, and the location was perfect. The restaraunt there had a delicious seafood chowder.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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, Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, June 17, 2011
We would love to have you and your family come back and stay. We are very glad you enjoyed our chowder. When you come back, try our lobster bisque - it is one of our specialties.
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Albany, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 7, 2011

We love the Tugboat Inn. It is one of the best locations on the waterfront - and it is fun to watch the activity in the harbor. We'll be back often. Great rates over Memorial Day weekend too!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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New England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2011

Within walking distance of the down town shops and restaurants. Basic hotel - very clean with nice shower, and fluffy towels. Our room was quote as not having a view , but it did. We were right near the lounge which was ok because it hadn't opened yet. I would stay here again because the price was right and it was clean. The breakfast was just ok not great.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Chester, Vermont
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Tugboat Inn for our honeymoon, 25 years ago. We decided to go back there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We stayed in the same room as we did all those years ago. We were not at all disappointed! It was spotless, cozy, warm, quiet and the views were breath taking. This is not a luxury hotel, but it is a nice place to stay to enjoy the warmth and hospitality Boothbay Harbor. We will not wait another 25 years to return to this hotel. My only complaint would be that our bed was not the most comfortable for us.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2011

We were aimlessly driving around Maine staying at various spots along the coast when we came across the Tugboat Restaurant. It has a most appealing streetside presence (looks just like a tugboat) so we stopped for lunch. Lunch and views of the harbor were so enjoyable that we decided to check overnight accomodations. Several rooms were described but one in particular caught our fancy: "...tiny room with a huge view". The room was not tiny but the view of the harbour was indeed huge and spectacular. It was a most comfortable and immaculate room. A small dining table and chairs were placed right at the corner windows which afford an expansive view of the harbor, the mid-harbor island and of course all the boat traffic. I don't remember the room rate but it was very, very reasonable. All staff deserve credit for friendliness and professionalism but especially Billie in the breakfast room. Glowing reviews can often be disappointing. I'm pretty sure this one won't be. Enjoy.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tugboat Inn

Property: Tugboat Inn
Address: 80 Commercial St, PO Box 267, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tugboat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown waterfront location directly on the harbor. Modern comfortable guestrooms with balconies, air conditioning, cable tv with free movie channel, telephone with voice mail, hair dryer, Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator and personal amenities. Rates include continental breakfast, free parking and free local phone calls. Complimentary computer with DSL in hotel lobby. Complimentary wi-fi in most locations. Full service restaurant, seasonal cocktail lounge with patio deck, and marina with slip and mooring rentals all on site. Waterfront hot tub available for guests. Music at the piano bar in season. Special vacation packages available. Open mid April to late October. ... more   less 
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Tugboat Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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