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Tugboat Inn
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

We stayed here one night and thought the place looked quaint and cute. The room was a bit dated and the bathroom small but overall it was adequate. The breakfast was very good for being continental and service was very friendly at check in and they even gave us the key to look at the room so we could decide which I thought was great of them. The best part of the room was the view of the harbor right outside. We could see all of the boats from our bed. If you are looking for modern and upscale, forget about it. If you are looking for a clean bed with a great view in town then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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BSS59, Front Office Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Thank you kindly for taking the time to think of us and write a review. We have 5 different buildings here and 21 different room types. Since we have such a diverse property we like to have our guests see the different options, so they can pick the one that fits them best. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and our complimentary continental breakfast. Travel safely
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vermont
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

Fun to spend a night in a room over the water in Booth Bay Harbor. The room was small but very clean. I was worried about the beds being too hard but woke up just fine - no back aches. We checked out another hotel before this one that just wasn't clean enough . They served a pretty substantial continental breakfast. With AAA discount we ended up paying $139 ( included tax ) on Sept 11, 2011.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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BSS59, Front Office Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Thank you for taking a moment of your time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Tugboat Inn. We love our 2 pier buildings that go right out over the water, and we are glad that you enjoyed our unique experience also. I often say that the "1st level rooms are as close to the water as you can get without getting wet". We hope to see you again.
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2011

A couple summers ago we stayed for 3 days at the tugboat inn. Had great room and was within walking distance to everything. the meals at the restaurant were great. Would go there again in a minute. Couldn't get to Maine this summer, but, maybe next year and would like to stay at the Tugboat Inn again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank ruthnancylane
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BSS59, Front Office Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
We would love to have you return and hope to see you again. We are very glad that you have enjoyed our hotel in the past and hope that you will enjoy a future stay. Thank You Kindly.
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Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

Always have a good relaxing time with nice rooms at the main inn. The front desk is always helpfull and nice to deal with. I do 5 times a year and always a great time with neat and clean rooms ..The staff is frendly and always helpfull

Room Tip: i like the main inn larger comfortable room
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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BSS59, Front Office Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
We appreciate you as well. Thank you for writing a review of the Tugboat Inn. See you soon. Travel Safely and Often
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Littleton, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2011

Fabulous place to stay. We had a room overlooking the harbor. Watched some pretty amazing boats pass through the harbor. Great time and perfect weather.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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BSS59, Front Office Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Thank you for enjoying the Tugboat Inn. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your stay in the past, the present and we hope to see you in the future. Take Care
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

A room right on the pier over the water was pretty cool. It was quiet at night and waking up to that view, looking out at the entrance to the harbor was very nice and refreshing. The room itself was very small, barely wide enough for two queen beds and deep enough for only a couple feet between the foot of the bed and the furniture on the wall. We had to move things around to find a place to set up a portable crib. It's nice to sit outside in front of the room, but it's not private. All and all, the room was very much like you'd find on a boat!

I agree with other reviewers in that the beds are not very comfortable and they could use to replace the matresses. The room was clean and bathroom was fine. Shower had lots of power. The continental breakfast was pretty limited and seating was restricted to the windowless area. Breakfast attendant was more interested in setting up the restaurant for the day than maintaining the breakfast and then she had the tip jar front and center, which did not seem warranted.

We were able to leave our car and walk a couple blocks into the center of town. Parking was included in the rate. You are really paying for the location and the view.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank zorkon
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Woburn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Stayed at Tugboat Aug. 18-21. I had read the negative reviews after booking a aaa package deal, so I was apprehensive about our stay. I came prepared with lysol for the so called moldy smells, a mattress pad for the old and thin mattress and our own pillows. I am very glad to say none of the above were at all necessary. We travel quite often and this hotel was very satisfactory on all counts. Our room was spacious and clean and no moldy, musty smell. The continental breakfast was no better or worst than others we have encountered in other hotels/motels. I actually thought it was quite good. Two employees that stood out were Barbara in the lounge area and Belinda in the breakfast room. Very pleasant and accomodating employees. We were on the first floor and our view was great. The parked cars only obscured the view a tiny bit. We ate two dinners in the dining room and were very happy. I have to wonder if people just look for things to complain about. Thank you Tugboat Inn for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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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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