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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a lovely place to stay. The views were incredible. The rooms were beautiful, spotless, and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. Everything was so well thought-out. There were a lot of "little thing" wins (fresh blankets if you want to sit out on the lawn chairs when it's chilly, reading glasses in case you forgot yours, fresh baked cookies, books...

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, we are happy you appreciate the details, many of which have been suggested to us by guests over the years or from our past experience running restaurants (blankets for outdoor dining). To answer your question, yes, you are welcome to move in. We do close at the end of November so you may need to make plans for...

South Carolina
INNKEEPER’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Buzz & Mark operate the best B&B we've ever experienced which is why we return year after year. Their staff is very accommodating, the Inn is spotless, the breakfasts are the ultimate dinning experience. See the pictures for examples. It tastes better than it looks. Don't miss an opportunity to visit & relax. Look forward to a return in 2017.

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you C&S, we appreciate the great review and look forward to seeing you again this coming season. We have been working away this winter on more room renovations, breakfast recipes and we are even installing a Tesla car charging station. This year we will be hosting cocktail hours several nights a week with complimentary hors d;oeuvres. We are very...

New London, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a great stay we had at the Topside Inn. Mark and Buzz are wonderful hosts who have thought out, with great care, every detail. Breakfast today was shrimp and grits with homemade creole sauce, what a treat. We will definitely be back!

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

So happy you liked the breakfast. In addition to all our homemade continental offerings, we alternate the main course between savory and sweet. I love to take traditional breakfast items, such as grits, and put a spin on them. Our shrimp and grits with our creole sauce is modified for breakfast (not spicy) and the way I see it, put...

Wooster, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time here and first time in Maine. Fantastic B&B couldn't ask for friendlier proprietors. View is wonderful, rooms are lovely and the breakfast will spoil you forever! Nice little gravel lot for parking and you can walk right downtown and to the harbor. Highly recommended, we will definitely be back.

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Great review, thank you. We are fortunate to be located in such a wonderful part of Maine, at the end of a peninsula between two rivers, overlooking the ocean. Islands and lighthouses; hiking trails and botanical gardens are all in our 'backyard'. We look forward to your many returns. Have a great summer. M&B

Reviewed 1 week ago

Boothbay Harbor is becoming one of our favorite go to places and the Topside Inn is definitely where we feel most at home. Perched on a lovely hill surrounded by gardens, it has the perfect views of the harbor from most of the rooms and just a short walk into town. We have stayed in both rooms on the corner...

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

What a nice review, thank you. We always appreciate being mentioned by name and really love getting to know our guests - and welcoming them back. I don't know who wrote this review, but thank you. We are also very pleased with the Windward guest room renovations, they are bright, airy, comfortable and while having all the latest modern amenities,...

Acton, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to the Topside Inn for many many years. Mark and Buzz have taken their inn to such an extraordinary level that's it's impossible to describe! It's magnificent! Topside is by far our cherished get away spot. Thank you fellas for making us feel like family. ❤️❤️❤️Karen and Bob Smith

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Karen & Bob, thank you for the compliments and kind words - much appreciated. It is always nice to see your smiling faces come through the door and we look forward to welcoming you both back again and again. Mark & Buzz

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to see Maine for many years; this was a perfect place for us to land. Topside Inn is on a grassy hill, with a panoramic view of the harbor. The quiet culture makes a nice getaway. It’s a short walk to downtown shopping and dining. Breakfast is top notch! Daily dishes are creative and flavorful. There’s also afternoon...

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Jennifer, it was so nice meeting you and your husband. Thank you for the pie and for your husband's willingness to play his guitar, the jazz performance made the perfect background music for our first cocktail hour of the season. We received many compliments from the other guests. We look forward to your next...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impeccably clean. Great food. Great atmosphere.When I go on vacation, I mainly want to relax. The atmosphere at Topside is so conducive to doing just that. Brian and Mark are gracious hosts and I would gladly recommend Topside to anyone looking for a great place to "chill out"

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for our first review of the 2017 season, we opened May 5th and had such a nice first week. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay - we are conveniently located in the center of Boothbay Harbor, but our quiet hilltop location offers our guests a quiet and relaxing retreat. We look forward to your return. M&B

milford nj
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Topside Inn is a top notch getaway. The rooms are beautiful, the food is incredible, the staff-- like family. It doesn't get any better than Topside. Boothbay has so much to offer. Check out the Botanical Gardens while you are there.

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Mark_and_Buzz, Owner at Topside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate hearing from guests all year. We will be reopening for the 2017 season on May 5th - be sure to ask about our opening week special to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens opens April 15th - they have once again planted over 38,000 tulip bulbs which will bloom...

Swampscott, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to stay. Innkeepers Mark & Buzz make you feel as if you are staying with friends. Excellent food and hospitality. Helpful at every turn. Great location on top of the highest point in Boothbay Harbor, but only a block from "downtown" (to be fair, that block is ALL hill - gives you a...

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This is the first year Topside has been open past October. The Boothbay Festival of Lights, a new event in response to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens hugely successful "Gardens Aglow" has been so much fun. We created a package which included tickets to the gardens, a cocktail party each evening and our great breakfasts. With only seven rooms available,...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Topside Inn

Address: 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: RM666 - RM1,182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Topside Hotel Boothbay Harbor
Topside Inn b&b
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in room #6 in the main house. Beautiful views - we loved it. Up two steep flights of stairs.”
  • View of the lawn and harbor from our room (#6 in the main house)
  • Partial view of room #6
juliem460, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms in Windward face the harbor and have lovely balconies. All rooms in Windward and Leeward have balconies”
goutweed, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“The Suite. Full kitchen, family room, bedroom and bathroom. Soaking tub. Fireplace. Ocean View. Perfection.”
allano74, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I included a photo from room 3. You decide if it's a good room.”
KenHontheroad, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room #8 in Windward building has low ceilings. Not for over 6' tall. Windward has best view of the harbor.”
33146Chris, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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