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cape cod
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was our third time to this unsurpassed Inn. They pay attention to every detail of your visit and not only are they dog friendly, they embrace your four legged companions. We can't wait to go back!!! Cape Elizabeth is so beautiful and you are only a fifteen minute ride into Portland with endless choices of restaurants and shopping.

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear kingfisher01: Thank you for the terrific review- and many thanks for your loyalty to the Inn- we are delighted you have visited multiple times and continue to enjoy the experience! We are so pleased you found the staff to be so accommodating and paying attention to detail. Thank you, and we hope to see you again very soon. Best...

Reviewed 25 February 2017

When I heard my parents mentioning they wanted to take me to a pet friendly Inn for my 12th birthday, I thought can’t you just let me do what I like to do best and sleep for my birthday? When we finally arrived to the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, I knew I was in paradise. I...

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Dear Copper the Beagle and Tommy L: We are so delighted your family decided to spend your 12th (WOW!) birthday with us and you enjoyed your stay. Congratulations! We are very pleased you enjoyed the Inn's pet friendly policies and your walks on the beach, and do hope you bring your family back for another visit soon- we are also...

Norwood, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is one of our favorite New England destinations. The staff is very friendly, professional and polished and we are always made to feel extremely welcome. The location is off the beaten track which is perfect but at the same time the Inn is close enough to downtown Portland to allow easy access to restaurants, the Old Port and many...

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear FallTravelers: We are so pleased we are one of your favorite destinations! Thank you very much! We are thrilled you find our dedicated staff to be welcoming and professional, and that you also enjoy our location at the beach! We do hope you'll return soon- Very best wishes, Michael Briggs, General Manager, Inn by the Sea

Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Absolutely wonderful property, staff and experience. We have stayed here in both the summer and winter and each season brings with it is own enjoyment. Our dog joined us on this trip and the staff could not have been more accommodating. I think he had just as great if not a better time than we did. This place is such...

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear travelstheworld2015: Thank you for the review and for the plan to return. It is a testament to the work of our dedicated staff when guests choose to return year after year, or season after season. as in your case. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and our dog friendly policies, and we look forward to that next...

Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Perfect! Out of all the hotels we've stayed at this was the best. We travel a lot across New England frequently due to my dislike of flying. I've never left a review for a hotel in the past. This had to be shared. The staff was wonderful and knowledgeable. Food and service were phenomenal. I will be going back soon.

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Dear nanper7: So delighted you found the Inn to be a hidden gem and had such great things to say about our dedicated staff. Many thanks for the great review and we look forward to that return visit soon! best wishes, Michael BRiggs, General Manager, Inn by the Sea

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The staff is exceptional, so welcoming and friendly. We loved being able to bring our pup! The location can not be beat, stayed in a Spa Suite and could see the ocean from bed, absolute heaven! Will definitely be back for another visit!!!

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear 342lisa011: Finding the staff exceptional, welcoming and friendly is a wonderful tribute to their hard work- many thanks for sharing your experience! We are also pleased you enjoyed the dog friendly policies and our location near the beach! We look forward to that next visit! Warm wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea

Newmarket, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit and as usual we were not disappointed! ! We absolutely love coming here everyone is fantastic! The rooms are very nice and well appointed, the staff is always so helpful and friendly. We will be back many times to come.

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Doug K: Thank you for your loyalty to the Inn, and for the wonderful review! We are so pleased you continue to enjoy your stays with us, and find the staff helpful and friendly. We look forward to those future visits! Warm wishes. Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We had the absolute best time here! This is a great hotel and the staff is so very nice and accommodating. We stayed in the middle of January and the Inn was quite romantic. We had a suite that overlooked the grounds and water. We were greeted with champagne upon arrival and upon our engagement which was lovely. We enjoyed...

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear ROBIN R: Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for celebrating with us and for the kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and found the staff to be accommodating as well as enjoying the beach and smores and firepit- proving it is wonderful to be at the beach in any season! We look forward...

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The beach was a short stroll on a boardwalk from the hotel patio. Lovely lobby bar where I had a delightful S'mores martini. Nightly campfire with actual s'mores for all guests. Room was updated with great linens, fireplace, glass shower and double vanity. They even had cookies waiting for us in our room. Pet friendly hotel that sponsors local shelter...

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Dear Midknightsky: Thank you for the wonderful details on your expereince at the Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed the beach, the view , your room and the Inn's lounge! We are also delighted to hear you were pleased with Chef Andrew Chadiwck's menus in Sea Glass and enjoyed some of his regional favorites. Thank you and we do...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Overnight getaway felt like a real vacation. The Inn is lovely, modern not quaint and very tasteful without being precious for a moment. The garden suite 112 was large, very nicely laid out with large living space and separate king bedroom. There was a spacious bath with large glass shower (no tub in this room). Stylish furnishings and rugs/linens. The...

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Dear Deborah M: Thank you for this truly wonderful review of the Inn. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at the hotel and SPA, as well as the dog friendly policies for Olive. We are particularly delighted to hear you enjoyed the professional staff and found them to be exceptional! Many thanks for sharing your stay, and We do...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
After a multi million dollar renovation the eco luxury Inn by the Sea is Maine's premier beach destination. Located on a mile of unspoiled beach guests enjoy intimate dining in the ocean view Sea Glass celebrating Maine fare, relax in the spa or fireplace lounge. Spacious redesigned suites, rooms & cottages w oversized bathrooms, or full kitchens, or fireplaces. Child & Pet friendly! 5 acre indigenous garden,pool, bocce, fire pit, golf nearby. 10 mins to Portland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn By the Sea

Address: 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Region: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Price Range: $353 - $1,112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn By the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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“We stayed in the Garden Suite end room.. Very spacious with beautiful views of the grounds and the ocean.”
karendH5537IL, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 210 where we stayed overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. You could see lobster boats! Just a fantastic view.”
ShaunM67, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Fireplace room....exceptional”
475brendar, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bi-Level Suite”
tommylR8108ZV, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suite was great size. Soaking tub and large shower were perfect.”
nanper7, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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