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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 11 in Boothbay Harbor
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Experience coastal Maine at its best. Topside Inn is a chic coastal retreat designed to meet all of our guest’s needs and surpass their expectations. With a picture-perfect location at the highest point in town, this 19th-century sea captain’s home has panoramic harbor views, seaside perennial gardens and quiet places to relax while being just steps from all that beautiful Boothbay Harbor has to offer. The main house along with two classic summer guesthouses offer stylish, comfortable accommodations with 22 rooms to choose from that have been creatively redesigned for today’s traveler; many with indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy the view, a glass of wine or gather with other guests. Enjoy a locally inspired gourmet breakfast prepared by the chef/owners Buzz and Mark, a cocktail in our new private BAR ONE and let our concierge services plan your perfect day. Mark & Buzz were named Innkeepers of the year 2020 by HospitalityMaine and recently published their first cookbook “Over Easy and Over the Top, recipes from the kitchen of Topside Inn”. Topside was named one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Inns in the US for 2019 and 2020, and was the winner of Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Water View. Traveling with children or pups? Be sure to check out our three beautiful Boothbay Vacation Homes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Adults only
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Romanian, Turkish
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George H wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
What a Wonderful stay!! Everyone we met was so friendly, helpful and over the top accommodating. It felt like everyone was family. The room was very nice with a beautiful view. We had a mini private deck that was so pleasant to have coffee on in the morning. The Breakfast was exceptional and so well done. I highly recommend The Topside Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Donna H wrote a review 23 May
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We highly recommend the Topside Inn! We had an amazing weekend celebrating our 30th Anniversary. Upon our arrival, we received a warm welcome from Rebekah along with the aroma of fresh baked cookies, available daily! And to my surprise, being GF/DF, they even had fresh baked cookies I could eat. Our room, #12, was bright, sparkling clean and modern. Champagne and chocolates were waiting for us when we first walked in our room - something we purchased for a small fee to celebrate. Breakfast was amazing! Buzz and Mark greeted each guest as they made sure the pastries, fruit, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and the breakfast entree were made to perfection. They accommodated all dietary restrictions. We felt like we were at a top notch resort! Mark, Buzz, and Rebekah made us feel so welcome. The front porch was our favorite spot to socialize with other guests from all over the country! Everyone was so friendly. We look forward to a return visit next year. Do not miss out on this hidden little gem! Oh, in case you missed it, Trip Advisor just named Topside Inn the #1 small Inn in the USA!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Michelle K wrote a review 18 May
Bridgeport, Connecticut13 contributions13 helpful votes
Our anniversary getaway at Topside Inn was unforgettable. Buzz and Mark warmly welcomed us. Beautiful tulips, chilled bubbly, and an almost too pretty to eat cheeseboard were in our room upon arrival. Our room, #3, was immaculate and comfortable. The sunrises in the bay windows were priceless. The gourmet breakfasts were delicious. The fresh whipped butters were heavenly. Buzz, Mark, Rebekah, and JP were friendly and knowledgeable about where to shop and where to eat. The warm, afternoon cookies were scrumptious. I've never played cornhole with such a gorgeous view. Buzz and Mark put their heart 'n soul into Topside Inn and it shows. We look forward to staying at Topside Inn again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from B P, Innkeeper at Topside Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 333Serendipity333, Thank you for sharing your special day with us; it was our pleasure hosting you and yours and we’re thrilled to find that the in-room amenities celebrating your anniversary were a welcome treat. From morning breakfast to afternoon cookies and everything in between, we are humbled to know that your Topside experience was so wonderfully enjoyed. On behalf of all of us, the pleasure was ours and we wish you both endless years of health, happiness, and love. Until next time. All the best!
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Alan T wrote a review 17 May
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My husband and I had a wonderful 2 night stay at this well-run, delightful inn. Everything is bright and pristine, including our second floor room in the Windward guest house, with a lovely water view. The hosts are so friendly and ready to help in any way. Being Covid-cautions, we preferred to have breakfast outside, which they gladly brought out to us. Breakfast both days was delicious--eggs benedict and bananas foster waffles. A short walk to town also. So glad we chose this inn!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from B P, Innkeeper at Topside Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Alan, It was an honor to host you and yours, and we thank you for your kind words. We put an endless amount of effort in creating our atmosphere, and we are proud to learn that you loved our generous hospitality and curated breakfast. Know that you always have a second home in Boothbay Harbor, as we will be eagerly awaiting your return. All the best!
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Judith O wrote a review 15 May
Saratoga, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment we entered the registration area, we knew we were in for a treat. We were greeted warmly and given a tour of the main house. The house is beautiful and in perfect condition. Snacks available all day including fresh-baked cookies every afternoon. Our room, #9, was so lovely. It was very comfortable and We had a panoramic view. Breakfasts were out of this world and served in a sunny glassed in porch. The entire staff was so welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend Topside Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Free parking. Walking distance to restaurants and shops.
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Response from B P, Innkeeper at Topside Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear juditho756, Your recommendation means the world to us. We love hearing that you were spoiled with generous hospitality from the moment you walked through our doors. As you discovered, no stay at Topside is complete without our fresh breakfasts and afternoon cookies. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and know that you are forever welcome to settle back in to your home-away-from-home. Warmest regards!
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US$271 - US$503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Topside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Topside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Dirty Bird Pottery (0.2 km), Eventide Specialties (0.2 km), and Abacus Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Topside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Topside Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Topside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Topside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Topside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Shannon's Unshelled, and Red Cup Coffee House.
Is Topside Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Boothbay Harbor.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Topside Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Turkish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Topside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (4.5 km).
Does Topside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Topside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.