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Sherman
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We staying in a Beach Cottage and every detail was amazing! Perfect Porch, with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic, for a few days of relaxing and reading! Inn grounds were immaculate with beautiful Autumn decorations! A visit to Inn by The Sea has been on my bucket list for 20 years and I will go back!!

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

Dear Leta W: So lovely to check something off your bucket list!- and we are delighted we lived up to expectations for you. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to that next visit. warm wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 October 2016

As seasoned travelers we know a good hotel/inn as soon as we arrive. We had booked a doggie weekend at the Inn and did not know what to expect. What a gem Inn By the Sea turned out to be, surpassing anywhere else we have stayed. Absolutely loved the place, the staff, food, the pool for Cooper our dog, and...

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Dear usleamys: Many thanks for the terrific review- we are very pleased you and Cooper enjoyed your visit to Maine! We are thrilled to hear you found the inn to be a 'gem' and enjoyed the grounds, location and your room. Also, delighted to hear you plan to return - we will all look forward to seeing you again soon....

Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I and friends just returned from our annual visit to The Inn by the Sea. We have always stayed in one of the garden room which is a 2 room suite. You can walk out the back door of your suite and onto a path down to crescent beach. The only caution about the garden suites is...

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

Dear Michael S: Thank you for returning for your annual visit to the Inn! We are delighted you continue to enjoy the Inn and thank you for the lovely review! We are especially pleased to know you found the service and staff to be helpful and the food in Sea Glass to be excellent. We have a new Chef, Andrew...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I try to be a little selective when giving reviews. I certainly like to warn those of bad experiences but I also like to give credit where it is due for the places I really enjoy. Inn by the Sea is one of those places. From the friendly staff to the amazing views and grounds it is hard not to...

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Dear Dan E: We greatly appreciate this terrific review! So delighted you enjoy the Inn's location on the beach yet close to Portland, and our dog friendly policy... and that you continue to return for a visit year after year! We are particularly pleased you find the staff to be so accommodating and friendly. We look forward to your next...

Reviewed 23 October 2016

We read great things about the resort but it exceeded our expectations. The front end staff was awesome. They were so friendly and helpful. They are truly what customer service should be. The resort and the accomdations are top notch. Sorry we were out an about most of the time so I cannot say much about the restaurant. We will...

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

Dear Dottie D: Many thanks for the great review- we are so pleased you found the staff to be friendly and helpful and that we exceeded expectations for your stay- that is our goal for every guest! We are also pleased you enjoyed the foster dog program we have with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland- it has been...

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 22 October 2016

First of all I would like to say that I hate writing this review. In my entire life I have only written a handful of reviews and only one other of those was a bad one. We drove from Alabama for a vacation with our dogs on Lake Champlain in Crown Point, NY. As a last minute addition, we decided...

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a beautiful resort in a fantastic location. The rooms were excellent, service was excellent, food was excellent. The area had many special places to visit within a short car ride to explore. Lots of dog friendly beaches in the area. But most important was the fact that our dogs were welcomed as warmly as any other guests and...

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

Dear ccaylordiaz: Thank you for the great review- we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Inn and the Portland region, and that you found the food and service to be excellent! We are also delighted you enjoyed our dog welcoming policies- we do hope your family- including the dogs- will visit again soon! Many thanks Michael Briggs...

Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the nicest spa hotel I have ever stayed in. Every possible desire is covered; from cookies and bottled water delivered shortly after checkin, luxury linens, gas fireplaces, gorgeous view of the sea and grounds, private trail straight to the sand beach, concierge services and smores by the fire pit every evening. Staff are wonderful. Extremely polite, professional and helpful....

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are a dog lover, you will absolutely love Inn by the Sea. It is the most pet friendly hotel I have ever stayed at. Standing in the lobby, dogs, walking down the beach, dogs, enjoying the nightly bonfire, dogs, having a drink in the lounge, dogs, barking 7:00am wake-up calls, dogs. My wife and I love animals, but...

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

Dear Ron L: Thank you for taking the time to write your candid remarks about your experience at the Inn. We are delighted you found the Inn to be a beautiful retreat, loved the landscape and that you enjoyed your SPA suite and SPA treatments. However, we are very sorry we did not meet both yours and our expectations for...

Stonewall, Louisiana
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The room was awesome!! It was like we were staying in a very spacious apartment!!! It Had all the amenities we ever needed!! If ever get another chance to go back to Maine would definitely stay there again😊😊!!!!

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Dear rlcassidy47: We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Inn, and that you found your room to be so spacious! We do hope you make it back to Maine again- and hope that happens in the near future! warm wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: €225 - €645 (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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