We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Inn By the Sea

Booking.comUS$239*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
Inn By the Sea
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

935 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Inn By the Sea
See the most recent reviews
Showing 923: English reviews
New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This resort is kind of unreal for how pet friendly it is (personalized dog bed, gourmet meals from doggy menu, doggy massages, etc.), impeccable customer service, friendly staff. I cant believe it actually exists. Kudos to the owner for an original idea and excellent execution! My dog and I are going through withdrawals. So we have to no choice but...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 814bjm
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear BJM- Thank you so much for this kind review! We certainly do enjoy having our 4-legged friends with us and I'm delighted that you had a nice visit with us. Hurry back soon! Sincerely, Jim Glanville General Manager

Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My family and I were going to Portland for a couple of days and my wife came across the Inn by the Sea and loved the rooms from their website. The staff was really helpful on the phone booking our reservation. The resort is beautiful and I can see how guests would love it in the warmer months. The suite...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Hugh M
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Hugh M- I am so glad you found us and enjoyed your visit! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to welcoming back for future Portland visits... Sincerely, Jim Glanville General Manager

Amherst, New Hampshire
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Loved it! The Inn by the Sea is a really nice place to go and relax but you must spend some time exploring the surroundings. The Inn abuts Crescent Beach State Park, so we took long beautiful walks by the ocean and along some neat trails. The Inn is gorgeous and the staff was extremely helpful. Our room was beautiful,...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank DonnaStaffierSommers
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear DonnaStaffierSO, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that we have you back again soon. Warmly, Jim Glanville General Manager

Chelsea, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

We can't say enough about our spontaneous overnight here this past weekend. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating from the minute we arrived, the room was beautiful, almost like a mini apartment. Huge soaking tub, soft and comfortable bed. The best part however was just how dog friendly the resort was... Our dog Marty was completely doted on with...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank StefWB7
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear StefWB7, So nice to have you with us and thank you for this review! As you mentioned, we do enjoy having our 4-legged friends here at Inn by the Sea. In fact, we'll be welcoming our very own foster-dog in the near future that will be available for adoption! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We had a great stay at the Inn by the Sea. Very friendly service and super comfortable accommodations. The bed was particularly comfortable and they had a great bathroom with deep tub (no jets) and nice shower. I would definitely return for a romantic and relaxing getaway!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TexasMD2
JGVT, Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Titalaubemaandi, Thank you so much for staying and providing this review on Trip Advisor. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with Caleb and Toby and look forward to having you back with us soon. Warm regards, Jim Glanville General Manager

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Just returned from a two night stay. Beautiful accommodations. Short walk to a stretch of unspoiled beach. Farms close by. Portland ten minutes away. Caleb at the front desk and Toby Lord- two terrific employees. Very thoughtful and doing their jobs well. Hang on to staff like that. Will return in the fall for another relaxing stay.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Titalaubemaandi
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Titalaubemaanidi, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review on Trip Advisor! I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and am especially glad to see that you enjoyed your interactions with Toby and Caleb. They are certainly terrific ambassadors for us and I will pass along your praise for them! Hope we have the...

Guilford,CT
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We went to the inn to finalize our daughter and future son in laws wedding plans. The inn was clean and comfortable and they made us feel very welcome. The tasting menu was delicious and we are now anxiously awaiting Labor Day weekend for the big event. The breakfast was included and was delicious. The inn being dog friendly was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jcrdaycare
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Sarah & Eric, Thank you! Tracy has really enjoyed working with you and we can't wait to have your celebration with us in September! Take care, Jim Glanville General Manager

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Reviewed 6 April 2015

My husband and I went to Inn By the Sea this past weekend. It was perfect. The room was amazing (clean, spacious, great view, fireplace). The food in the lounge and restaurant were perfect. I've travelled to many five-star resorts, but this one is special. We will be returning.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank emcewen
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear emcewm, Thank you so much for visiting, and for the very nice review! Looking forward to seeing you soon and often... Warm regards, Jim Glanville General Manager

Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We went in the off season and had a great time. The staff was friendly, the grounds and the hotel room were well appointed and beautiful. The perfect mix of professional and character. The food was excellent. I knew right when we walked in that we were going to be taken care of and I was proven right!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David A
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for such a thoughtful review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you to Inn by the Sea in the future. Warmly, Jim Glanville General Manager

Reviewed 31 March 2015

Great place to get away, relax, unwind, and enjoy all the things Maine has to offer from food, shopping, sites and more! Very friendly staff and dog friendly! I always have a great getaway when I visit Inn By The Sea, so my fiancé and I decided to get married there this Labor Day Weekend, 2015! :)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eric F
JGVT, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Hello Eric, It was wonderful having you, Sarah (and Tilli) with us this past weekend. We are thrilled that you'll be having your wedding with us and are very much looking forward to September. Congratulations! Take care and hope that we might see you this summer as well. Warm regards, Jim Glanville General Manager

505 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (474)
Viewed
View from Room (39)
Viewed
Bathroom (25)
Viewed
Room/Suite (99)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (108)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (48)
Viewed
Dining (24)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
2:11
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (126)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cape Elizabeth
10.1 km away
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
#4 of 19 in Portland
1,285 reviews
10.5 km away
The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
10.2 km away
The Westin Portland Harborview
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.3 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
10.2 km away
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
31.1 km away
White Barn Inn
White Barn Inn
#4 of 8 in Kennebunk
295 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: RM1,162 - RM3,628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn By the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Priceline, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Inn By the Sea reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Inn By the Sea staff and other travellers.
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Inn By the Sea staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“request ocean view”
yek531, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Garden Suite end room.. Very spacious with beautiful views of the grounds and the ocean.”
karendH5537IL, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 210 where we stayed overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. You could see lobster boats! Just a fantastic view.”
ShaunM67, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Fireplace room....exceptional”
475brendar, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bi-Level Suite”
tommylR8108ZV, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$239* /night
View Deal
TripAdvisorUS$239
TravelocityUS$239
Expedia.comUS$239
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates