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Looking for lodging recommendations

My husband and I are flying into Boston this fall and have three nights to explore the south coast of Maine and Portland before boarding the American Eagle schooner in Rockland. Since many inns and B&Bs have minimum night requirements, we thought we might base ourselves in one place (maybe Portland) to explore many of the wonderful towns between Kittery and Rockland. We’d appreciate any advice about somewhere nice to stay that isn’t too expensive.

Also, we plan to visit Bar Harbor after the schooner trip and would be grateful for recommendations for where to stay in that area.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Looking for lodging recommendations

The South Portland/Scarborough area has several places to stay that are less pricey than in Portland, and you'll have easy access to the freeway for your day trips to Kennebunkport/Ogunquit, Freeport, Cape Elizabeth, and for fall colors the Sebago Lake area.

Higgins Beach Inn is one possibility.

We could be of more help if you'd let us know what you consider inexpensive per night.

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Kennebunkport
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Higgins Beach Inn
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2. Re: Looking for lodging recommendations

Thanks, Scarborough sounds like a great idea, and I’ve gone ahead and booked the Higgins Beach Inn. Any suggestions for the Rockland-Bar Harbor area for 3 nights?

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3. Re: Looking for lodging recommendations

Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park: Cromwell Harbor Motel, Atlantic Eyrie, Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel.

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4. Re: Looking for lodging recommendations

In Rockland, Ledges By the Bay or the Claddagh Motel are nice, and just a mile drive or taxi ride to the Schooner. Rockland Harbor Hotel is walkable, about a half mile.

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5. Re: Looking for lodging recommendations

Thanks, everyone, for all the great suggestions

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