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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This is our second stay off-season (i.e., winter), which makes the room more affordable! Once again, we stayed in a pet-friendly double spa suite for one night for a birthday celebration. We love everything about this hotel... walks and family pictures on the beach, the chocolate chip cookies in the room, the bubble baths, the staff (especially Derek), and the...

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

Dear Viviane V, Thank you so much for your kind words on Trip Advisor! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the service you received from Derrek, as well as the wonderful attractions of our area (The Holy Donut is a staff favorite!!). Look forward to seeing you with us again in the near future. Sincerely, Jim Glanville,...

Lyme, New Hampshire
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We stay here every Xmas and look forward to it every year. The setting is great; right on the ocean and close to the great Portland restaurants. The rooms Are lovely, the staff is great, and if you have a dog he or she is welcome too.

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

Hello Ronnie63, Thank you so much for sharing the holidays with us and for the kind words on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you (and Sugar) back very soon! Warm regards, Jim Glanville, General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Excellent Nice wait staff….Great valet and bellhop…….Fod was very good, BUT wold change the menu up every 3 or 4 months The check unpeople should be aware of a request well in advance fir a early check in……Ouy woman had no idea and offered nothing to do while we waited….

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

Dear Fifilarue02, Thank you very much for visiting and for taking the time to provide this review on Trip Advisor. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the service provided by our dedicated team and have passed along your kind words. I should make mention that our restaurant will be undergoing a wonderful transformation in the coming months, and with this renovation...

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Reviewed 28 December 2014

Stayed over christmas with our 8 month old. Staff was wonderful. Inn provided a pack and play for our little girl and we were completely comfortable and relaxed while we were there. We would definitely stay again. Family and dog friendly!

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

Dear Newter135, Happy Holidays! So glad you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you for the kind words on Trip Advisor. We look forward to having you with us again in the near future. All the best, Jim Glanville, General Manager

Litchfield, New Hampshire
Reviewed 25 December 2014

A co-worker recommended the Inn by the Sea as a wonderful place to bring our dog for a little getaway. I booked the pet indulgence package and it was just "over-the-top" for our dog Lola. Driving into the property, you immediately notice how well-kept the grounds are, even in December. The entire check-in process was quick and efficient. You are...

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

Dear Jan L L, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough review on Trip Advisor. It was great having you (and Lola) with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that this visit may be the first of many to come! Warm regards, Jim Glanville, General Manager

Amelia Island, FL
Reviewed 22 December 2014

When driving up I was reminded of a clapboard inn in Nantucket. It is in a lovely location, just a short walk on a boardwalk through a reserve to the beach. Portland is quite a ride from here, so get a designated driver when driving back. The room was adequate, bathroom quite modern. The only small criticism is that the...

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

Dear Woody B Thank you so much for visiting and providing a review on Trip Advisor. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Additionally, I’ve shared your feedback regarding a breakfast buffet with our culinary team for future consideration. Warm regards, Jim Glanville, General Manager

Meredith, New Hampshire
Reviewed 22 December 2014

My husband and I like to visit here about once a year, usually near my birthday in the off season. We've stayed in standard rooms as well as the Beach Suites, all of which were impeccably well designed, comfortable, and clean (as well as green friendly). Though we do not have a dog, I also like that the inn is...

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

Dear LilahNH, Thank you so much for visiting with us and taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor. We greatly appreciate the kind words and are excited to see that you enjoyed your time with us. I have shared your comments with the entire staff, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your birthday next year, if...

West Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Aside from a beautiful setting in a first rate Hotel and Inn, Inn by the Sea offers a quantiful staff of excellent service providers. From the moment you arrive until the final checkout, you know the Mission Statement of this organization. Two words best describe every staff member here. Competent and friendly says it all. I highly recommend one avails...

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear John P, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our location, quality accommodations, Sea Glass dining experience and most of all, our competent and friendly staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the...

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 15 December 2014

On a recommendation from a friend we spent the night at this perfect Inn with our dog Ginger. What a wonderful experience from the first call for a reservation (Jackie at the front desk) to our greeter / bellman Alex. The Spa Suite with the king bed afforded us beautiful views in a bi-level suite. Clean, quiet and ready for...

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Dear Emaly B, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our location, Spa Suite accommodations, VIP (Very Important Pet) Amenities and most of all, our stellar staff at the Inn! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 December 2014

This is the third trip back to Inn by the Sea for my wife and I and every visit gets better. This trip the staff truly differentiated the property and was better then they have ever been. They made the visit extraordinary and one that we will never forget. The location and the quality of the property have always been...

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Dear 770chris, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for you for choosing the Inn time and time again when traveling to Maine. We appreciate your comments in regards to our location and quality product. Your comments in regards to our staff exceeding expectations further and further upon each stay makes...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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 Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2599
Region: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Price Range: $350 - $499 (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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“Rooms have fireplaces. But great 2 story suites are nice”
 of 5 bubbles bradcasey, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms”
 of 5 bubbles NJNora, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor has sweeping views, however first floor has walk out access and beautiful views of the property”
 of 5 bubbles CPMO2013, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden Suites allow you to walk out from your room to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles F8657IOfreds, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beach Cottage is Great Choice!!”
 of 5 bubbles LetaW651, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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