We had the chance, the past weekend, to stay at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough, Maine. Wow ! I've been eager to stay there for many years but thought this was out of our budget. Facing a 3-day weekend with a urge to go back to the beach, I decided to call anyway and have the real infos... guess what? they DO have last-minute deals ! And these deals FITTED in our budget. They were charming, VERY helpful and from the very first phone contact, made me feel as if we were special guests. Yes, it can be seen as a bit pricey, but I swear, it is WORTH it ! The Inn, itself is amazing... very, I mean VERY comfy. Large seats and couchs in the lobby with fire burning all day and magnificient books, amazing views from all windows, very large family room with white wicked furniture, super comfortable , with immense windows and a large selection of games for the family ans many magazines to dream over. You can swim in the ultra-clean, pecfectly-heated non-chlorinated pool...or...just relax by the pool with a mojito on one of the lounge chairs. You can take one of the bikes and go for a ride in the surroundings... it's included ! You can pick your beach " du jour" and explore it for hours... Two wonderful beaches are within seconds from the inn. One, at the local private beach Club where you can, for a very low price, rent a lounge chair and towels and one, wilder, more secluded, right in front of the porch... Many shells, warm waters, white sand, nice and fun waves... Peace at its best ! Back to the inn, the afternoon tea (included) comes with a large selection of cookies just out of the oven (sooo included). To die for ! Believe me ! You won't be able to resist and you won't be able to limit yourself to just one ! Same thing in the early morning, with a choice of coffee in the lobby, along with a wide variety of fresh-from-the-oven muffins, croissants, danoises, almond croissants and chocolatines ! Yummy ! What a way to start the day BEFORE the breakfast ! And...talking about beakfast... wide array of eggs, pancakes, omelets, meat, lobster, crab, smoked salmon, bagels, Irish oat (soooooooo good!) fresh fruits, delicious fresh juices, and so so much more ! From delicious to more delicious ! And the staff !!! So nice, professional, helpful, patient, nice, kind, caring ... 10 out of 10 ! Dinner time was just a repeat of the breakfast with even more delightful choices, some very inovative and amazingly good suggestions, the same perfect staff (just like ALL the staff, at the front desk, at the door, around the rooms, etc... A1 for the PBI staff ! Bravo ! ) At night, your problem will be to choose between the filet mignon and the scallops...or between the linguini with shrimps and lobster or the Angus burger served with style... Oh la la... so much possibilities, so little time... The room was excellent ! we were 5 and never felt crowded. The beds are firm but soft... the room is tastefully decorated, the seats are very comfortable, the bathroom is wide, large, clean and beautiful in its old style with very hot water on demand and a lot of pressure in the shower ! In the room, there are windows you can open, A/C if you want it, and a LARGE deck with super comfortable seatings and amazing views. Everywhere in the building, the inn proudly displays its 136 years of beauty.. the stairs, the moldings, the architecture... I will go back... I will go back soon ! We were there with our 2 kids and my mother-in-law and everyone had the best of times. It was 100% kid-friendly (which I wouldn't have thought) and more than that... kids were treated like real guests by the staff and considered like real persons... it was a nice change from some other places where kids, if tolerated, can be royally ignored ! I could write so much more... Did I told you about the big icy cold ancient jug by the porch door, filled with lemon and water ? So refreshing ! Have I told you about the many adirondack chairs on the lawns overlooking the ocean ? Have I told you about the art, displayed in the Inn ? Have I told you about how, when you call, you can have a surprisingly afforfdable deal for your stay? Have I told you I am totally in love with the Black Point Inn ? We are from Québec City, I am french and I am sorry of my english is not 100% good in this review, but I hope I succeeded in sharing how amazing and perfect this place truly is... It worth saving special money for it !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1878 and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, with 18 holes of links golf, hiking and running trails (including an Oceanside Cliff Walk past the studio of renowned Prouts Neck painter Winslow Homer), literally miles of sandy beaches, tennis, a swimming pool and beach club, Black Point Inn is legendary for its location, guest facilities, and unpretentious downeast hospitality. Prepare to be captivated by the unhurried pace, gracious charm, and attentive service of Maine's most beautiful and historic oceanfront Inn and restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Black Point Hotel Scarborough
- Black Point Scarborough
- Black Point Inn Resort Maine/Scarborough