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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My husband and I stayed for a Wednesday and Thursday in August, the hotel was nice, but not 600$ a night nice, and we didn't realize that they jacked the price to 700$ on Thursday because they considered that the weekend. They charge a resort fee, per night! This is NOT a resort, the pool is really small no pool...

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Dear Bomelia, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. We are very disappointed to read that you felt our Inn missed the mark in regards to the value of price paid during our high season months in southern Maine. We do appreciate you taking the time to share and we hope to have the...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We found a perfect place to get out of the Houston heat on the cool coast of Maine. This is a very comfortable hotel located on a beautiful stretch of beach that is quite isolated. Even in the middle of summer, Crescent Beach was nearly empty so we enjoyed long walks and the lovely nature trail almost to ourselves. The...

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Dear PathMinder, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our location, Crescent Beach, well manicured grounds and most of all our friendly staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine...

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was not our first time staying at this really nicely sited grand old resort. The grounds are fabulous, the staff is very friendly and welcoming and they have thought about almost everything, except the details. I booked a family get away for myself, my husband,our teen son and daughter and 2 dogs in a spa suite over Labor Day...

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Dear Mary R, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. It appears that we missed the mark in many areas of your stay and our General Manager, Carrie Dyer would like to speak with you via phone in the coming days to hear about it personally. She can be reached at 207-799-3134 and looks...

Chicago
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Stayed here for three nights Labor Day weekend 2014. Overall the facility is nice and clean. Pretty pricey for this time of year but my wife tells me prices are normally not so outrageous during the non-holidays. You can easily walk to Crescent Beach and spend your day there. Nice beach. Very New England which means very cold water and...

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Dear Valkman, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank for your comments in regards to our location and high standards of cleanliness at the Inn. We are very disappointed to read that we had missed the mark in regards to the timeliness of service in our Sea Glass Restaurant and for this...

Glastonbury, CT
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

It's a beautiful place right on the beach with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel but none of the pretensious annoyance. And a big bonus - they are over the top dog friendly. Portland is 15 min away and definitely worth a trip in but there are so many state parks and beaches that you can't fit everything...

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Dear CrazyaboutDiving88, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank for your comments in regards to our location, pet friendly practices and most of all our warm, friendly service at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future! Richard...

Reviewed 24 August 2014

I believe the Inn by the Sea was overpriced for the following reasons: (1) the view of the sea practically required binoculars – it’s a half mile walk to get to the beach (2) the beach is not well maintained – the beach was more algae than sand, (3) the pool is tiny, (4) the restaurant is overpriced with small...

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Dear 12345food9999, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. We are very disappointed to read that you felt the Inn by the Sea was unable to meet your expectations in regards to our location, beach and Sea Glass dining experience and for this we are truly sorry. We appreciate you taking the time to...

Reviewed 24 August 2014

My wife and I stated here for 2 lovely days. The staff was extraordinarily polite and welcoming. I have stayed through out the world and I have to say that I found the room rates a bit overpriced. I agree with a prior review about the service in dining areas being slow. I think the ace would benefit from a...

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Dear x0vnara, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your positive comments in regards to our location and welcoming staff! We are disappointed to read that you felt your Sea Glass dining experience was less than perfect and we truly appreciate that you took the time to share. We look...

New York City
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Very tranquil, quaint beach resort. Lots of guests from Boston and NYC (picking up their kids from sleepaway camp). Came here with 7yr olds and they loved it. Their highlights were blueberry picking right in front of the hotel, meeting Derrick during the nature walk and learning about butterflies, plants, finding birds nests, and nightly s'mores. Our highlights (as parents)...

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Dear kzl1973, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. It appears that the Inn by the Sea missed the mark in many areas of your travel experience and for this we are truly sorry. Our General Manager, Carrie Dyer would appreciate the opportunity to discuss these challenges with you via phone and can be...

Boston, MA
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is a beautiful resort with truly lovely accommodations that are clean and comfortable .... The view from the hotel is magnificent .... Truly breathtaking ..... We have enjoyed the pool, the ocean, the yoga and the nightly s'mores .. The housekeeping stuff is meticulous and lovely .... The major issue we have had is the hotel restaurant, which has...

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Dear Opinioned_traveler, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our location and top notch housekeeping staff! We are very disappointed to read that we failed to meet expectations in our Sea Glass restaurant and for this we are truly sorry and are working to...

dallas
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Mid August...lots of young families with kids and dogs....The dogs were well mannered...The families all seemed to be happy,active and prosperous...The pool was at the center of activity for kids....the beach was fine...all the staff were pleasant,but at night the dining room service was slow,but I think the hotel was understaffed in this area...only about 20 minutes from tourist ridden...

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Dear judge1, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards, to our location, guest room amenities and pleasant staff. We appreciate you taking the time to share and hope to see you again at the Inn sometime in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales &...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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 Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2599
Region: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Price Range: RM1,162 - RM1,727 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms have fireplaces. But great 2 story suites are nice”
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“Second floor has sweeping views, however first floor has walk out access and beautiful views of the property”
 of 5 bubbles CPMO2013, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden Suites allow you to walk out from your room to the pool.”
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