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Tugboat Inn
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Fantastic location. Friendly staff. Great food. Lots to do. Maritime and shopping activities abound in this quaint town. The Tugboat restaurant is excellent with great food and views of the harbor. On-site parking is a plus as street parking can be difficult. I definitely will go back to the Tugboat again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the 400 block, overlooking the pier and bay.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We travel to Maine at least once if not twice a year and have for the last almost 20 years. Although we have made day trips to Boothbay Harbor, we have never stayed there. We really needed to get away and were fortunate to find an opening at the Tugboat Inn, it was WONDERFUL! Perfect view, awesome room (we had a 3rd floor Main Inn king room), and great location for shops, restaurants and just sitting on the dock and taking in the Harbor view and of the boats coming and going. Crystal, I think that is her name, in the front office was a breath of fresh air. Actually, anyone we ran into there was great. This Inn is very comfortable and super clean. Can't wait to go back! Thank you for the VERY much needed pleasant getaway experience!

Andy and Annemarie Dutcher, Mohawk, NY

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The location is fantastic but the inn doesnt come with any bells or whistles. You do pay a premium for the location but the rooms and quality in general is mediocre. I expect more for that price even with the prime location

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

In town for a wedding, was pleased with the staff allowing us with early check-in. Although as mentioned it was pricey and my room rather small, it was very clean and I spent very little time in the room...and it is Boothbay Harbor in August!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went to BBH for a romantic get-away weekend. Found the Tugboat Inn via a recommendation from a B&B owner who had no vacancies the day before we wanted to arrive. Luckily, the Tugboat Inn could accommodate us at the height of the summer season - August 9 - 11. The location is great because it's right downtown within walking distance of everything. Onsite parking is key! Both nights were quiet, I couldn't hear neighbors or other guests' noise, which was great. Everyone at the hotel was exceedingly gracious and helpful, I could not have asked for a nicer reception every time I interacted with someone. The breakfast was good and if you miss it, check out the Ebb Tide right up the street - breakfast all day, quick service - and yum! I highly recommend this hotel; if you're looking for a very upscale posh location, this isn't it, just FYI. For that, go to Mount Washington Hotel. But it is wonderful for a clean comfortable hospitable get-away to a lovely seaside town.

Room Tip: Ask for room over the water (so neat altho kinda small but worth it!).
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Loved this location. Our room was on the wharf with a marina view. It was great to be right on the water. Were able to leave our car and just walk everywhere. Would definitely ask for a second floor wharf room with a marina view. Rooms without the view would not be worth it. Rooms were clean and a decent size. Had a refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker.
Restaurant was nothing special. Breakfast was adequate but again nothing special.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room on the water. Second floor rooms on the wharf with a marina view are awes...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you plan ahead and get a room on the second floor in the Tugboat Inn building, you'll get a great location. In that case, you'll be able to overlook the small cramped quarters. Otherwise, I would recommend looking for other accommodations . The rooms are clean
In addition, the restaurant is nothing special. The room rate is high and there are no real amenities. Yet, Boothbay Harbor is a great vacation destination.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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BSS59, General Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your location. You can't beat the view out over the water! Our property does offer 5 different buildings with a wide variety of room types and room sizes, and all are outfitted with the modern amenities you would expect - everything from keurig coffeemakers to 42 inch flat screen tvs to small refrigerators. The property features a full service restaurant, marina lounge & deck with nightly music, a marina with slip & mooring rentals and don't forget the guest hot tub, on the marina deck overlooking the harbor.

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Additional Information about Tugboat Inn

Address: 80 Commercial St, 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: $146 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Hotel Boothbay Harbor
Tugboat Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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