I discovered TOPSIDE INN B&B on the internet and reserved our October weekend stay in late May. A very detailed, organized email confirmation was immediately received along with details on arriving and check-in. Friday and Saturday rates were $195/nightly; Sunday rate was $175 excluding taxes.
TOPSIDE INN B&B is at the perfect location at the top of the hill for a great view of the harbor and a quick walk to downtown Boothbay Harbor to shops and restaurants! Ed and Brian are gracious hosts and provided us with a memorable stay in such a cute town. This is a great place to stay if you have doubts about the B&B experience where you stay in the house. Here you can select from the many rooms in the large main house or in the adjacent "bunkhouse" buildings. We stayed in Room 8 in the "bunkhouse" which is on the lower level, excluded from all the other rooms. We had an enormous deck right outside our room that was very private and exclusively for our use. Room 8 was an extremely clean room with daily maid service, something you rarely find in B&B. A very spacious room with an even more spacious bathroom with double sinks! Very nicely decorated with wicker chairs and a table for 2! A small frig and microwave is also in this room. If you are taller than 6 feet, don't book this room as there is a low positioned ceiling support beam right at 6 feet.
A hot breakfast was served in the main house each morning between 8am-930am. We loved the blueberry lemon pancakes with turkey sausage! The main house is cozy and comfortable with a fireplace lounge stocked with loads of games, magazines and books to enjoy!
Also available for guests are afternoon snacks of cookies and/or crackers. Wine glasses are available for those who BYOW. Loved the Adirondack chairs in the yard - sooooo relaxing!
The only thing that puzzled us was a message from Brian and Ed that was on the outside of a plain, white envelope that was in our room--obvious to us it was for tips, which explained that the hardworking housekeepers traveled far from home this year from Bulgaria, Russia, Lithuania and Vietnam to clear our room and hoped we appreciated their efforts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come to the top of the hill and enjoy our incredible views of Boothbay Harbor, Maine at Topside Inn! At our Bed and Breakfast set in a beautiful 19th-century sea captain's home and two summer guesthouses you'll find a warm welcome, comfort and style with modern amenities, fabulous breakfasts, and easy access to shopping, restaurants, boat excursions, botanical gardens, hiking trails and much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Topside Inn b&b
- Topside Hotel Boothbay Harbor
- Topside Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine