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“Big Disappointment”
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Smugglers Cove Inn
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I read all the reviews of this place & that is why I booked our stay here. I was expecting a nice little Inn, but instead got a 60's motel that hadn't been upgraded since then. I will admit it had a great setting on a beautiful cove with a gorgeous sunset. But, I had to wipe out the drawers before I dared to put any of our clothes in them. I put on white socks & the bottoms were black in minutes. The vent in the bathroom was caked with years of dirt.

The owners seemed nice but they really need to clean & upgrade this place. The breakfast was fine, but we couldn't wait to leave.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband and I arrived on Friday, Oct. 6th for a few days. After searching the internet, the Smugglers Cove Inn was our choice. Very reasonably priced, BEAUTIFUL view, clean room...perfect hidden getaway. Very nice breakfast.

Room Tip: It is a bit out of the way from downtown Boothbay, which is exactly why we chose it. Very quiet, stu...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

While eating at a lobster shack we asked the bartender for a recommendation on a local inn...she introduced us to the owners who were next to us. We booked a room and could not have been happier with our stay! Nice view from our updated room...buffet breakfast was a bonus!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Stayed here for the first time recently and fell in love with the location and the people. The new owners are extremely nice and very helpful. Go out of their way to help or give you information. We had a lot to carry to our room and the owner came with his golf cart and not only loaded our stuff but took it to the room and helped unload. The free breakfast was a pleasant surprise and there was so much to choose from. Other hotels with continental breakfast could learn a lot from these guys. Even the cook came out to talk and make sure we liked everything. They admit they have a lot of renovations to do on the property but it is worth the money. Feels secluded and private. We will definitely be going back! The sunsets....gorgeous!

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms right on the water...I thin it is the Pier Building.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We came here for rest and relaxation, but got much more. Away from the hustle and bustle of Boothbay Harbor, close enough to enjoy the shops and restaurants.The owners are hard working and down to earth, we were given suggestions for a day trip and it was spectacular! Stayed on the Pier, beautiful sunsets! Sit on your balcony and enjoy the sounds of the cove. Dinner, prepared by Chef Dan was fantastic, views from the restaurant wonderful ! We had the lobster fra diavlo and steak, very tasty!

Room Tip: The Pier building, over the cove.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Smugglers Cove Inn

Address: 727 Ocean Point Rd, Route 96 East, East Boothbay, Boothbay, ME 04544-6204
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay > East Boothbay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in East Boothbay
Price Range: $156 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smugglers Cove Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smugglers Cove Inn is located on a beautiful three acre coastal Maine oceanfront property. We are just a few miles east of Boothbay Harbor. We are a quaint New England coastal Inn with five different buildings to choose from. All of our rooms have a gorgeous view of Linekin Bay from their private waterfront balcony where you can enjoy the gorgeous sunsets. We have our own sandy beach and heated swimming pool to relax in. You may even see some of our local lobster men haul in their traps.You can also enjoy kayaking off of our private beach or head out to our local preserves for a hike.The property has accessible wi-fi throughout.We offer pet friendly rooms for our guests. A free breakfast buffet is included in our daily room rate. All rooms have coffee makers, mini fridges and microwaves. ... more   less 
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