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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Inn by the Sea has been our Thanksgiving destination for the past 10 years.The staff makes you feel right at home and the Thanksgiving meal is superb. It truly is the dog friendly. Being able to spend time on the beach with your dog is such an added treat.

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Thank gayeanne
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Gayeanne: Thank you so much for being such a loyal guest- we are truly delighted you return each year and find being at the Inn with your dog a treat! We are also very pleased you enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner- the family style meal was the inspiration of Chef Andrew Chadwick who has revamped dining in Sea Glass. We are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at this gorgeous property for our 28th anniversary. Staff was very friendly and accommodating and the two level loft suite was very nicely applianced and well maintained. Nice semi-private deck with great Atlantic views. Huge tiled master bath with a whirlpool tub and giant tiled walk in shower. Loved the outside fire pit with cocktail service (even had all... More 

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Thank Scott W
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Scott W: Thank you for staying with us , and for the terrific review of your experience at the Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed the SPA suite accommodations , the ocean view, the beach and the fire pit! We are also very happy you enjoyed breakfast in Sea Glass- Chef Chadwick has a new vision for Sea... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY professional and helpful staff, very clean facility, amazing food and fabulous view- a MUST go destination ! Highly recommend the Inn by the Sea for an evening out, a romantic stay or a large party event as we have experienced all of these with great success and enjoyment!!!

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Thank Erin C
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Erin C: Many thanks for sharing your experience at the Inn- we are particularly pleased you found the staff to be helpful and professional. Thank you for recommending us as a great spot for events as well as a romantic stay! Warm wishes Michael Briggs, General Manager, Inn by the Sea More 

Woodbridge, Connecticut
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41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special place. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, the grounds are lovely, the view is spectacular and the staff, outstanding. The fact you can bring your dog to such a lovely place is amazing. We are fortunate to get here at least a couple of times a year in the off season when we can take our dog... More 

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Thank NJNora
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear NJNora: We can't thank you enough for the wonderful review of the Inn- we are so thrilled a visit is close to heaven on earth! Many thanks for being such loyal guests- we are delighted you enjoy the property and the dog friendly policies, and particularly that you found the staff to be outstanding! We all look forward to... More 

Chester, Connecticut, United States
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inn by the Sea was wonderful; the spa suite was fully appointed, the location of the inn couldn't be better and for dog lovers, this is heaven! For folks that do travel with dogs, the Garden Suites allow you to walk right out onto the lawn from your room; the spa suites are upstairs so other than a balcony, no... More 

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Thank CPMO2013
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear CPMO2013: We are delighted you found the Inn to be fabulous and enjoyed the rooms, pet friendly policies and the beach location! Many thanks for the terrific review, and we hope you will visit again soon! Warm wishes, Michael Briggs General manager, Inn by the Sea More 

Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service by the entire staff. Great accommodations - clean and comfortable. Inn Restaurant (Sea Glass) easily competes with the best in the big city. While only a short ride from the metro Portland area, is peaceful and close to the beach.

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Fred S: Thank you for the review! We are very pleased you found the service to be excellent, which is the most important focus for our dedicated staff. And we are thrilled you enjoyed your accommodation. Chef Chadwick has revamped the experience in Sea Glass so we are happy you enjoyed his new menus and found the restaurant competitive... More 

Sherman
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We staying in a Beach Cottage and every detail was amazing! Perfect Porch, with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic, for a few days of relaxing and reading! Inn grounds were immaculate with beautiful Autumn decorations! A visit to Inn by The Sea has been on my bucket list for 20 years and I will go back!!

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Thank Leta W
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Leta W: So lovely to check something off your bucket list!- and we are delighted we lived up to expectations for you. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to that next visit. warm wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

As seasoned travelers we know a good hotel/inn as soon as we arrive. We had booked a doggie weekend at the Inn and did not know what to expect. What a gem Inn By the Sea turned out to be, surpassing anywhere else we have stayed. Absolutely loved the place, the staff, food, the pool for Cooper our dog, and... More 

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BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear usleamys: Many thanks for the terrific review- we are very pleased you and Cooper enjoyed your visit to Maine! We are thrilled to hear you found the inn to be a 'gem' and enjoyed the grounds, location and your room. Also, delighted to hear you plan to return - we will all look forward to seeing you again soon.... More 

Farmington, Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I and friends just returned from our annual visit to The Inn by the Sea. We have always stayed in one of the garden room which is a 2 room suite. You can walk out the back door of your suite and onto a path down to crescent beach. The only caution about the garden suites is... More 

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Thank Michael S
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Michael S: Thank you for returning for your annual visit to the Inn! We are delighted you continue to enjoy the Inn and thank you for the lovely review! We are especially pleased to know you found the service and staff to be helpful and the food in Sea Glass to be excellent. We have a new Chef, Andrew... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I try to be a little selective when giving reviews. I certainly like to warn those of bad experiences but I also like to give credit where it is due for the places I really enjoy. Inn by the Sea is one of those places. From the friendly staff to the amazing views and grounds it is hard not to... More 

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1 Thank Dan E
BriggsGM, General Manager at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Dan E: We greatly appreciate this terrific review! So delighted you enjoy the Inn's location on the beach yet close to Portland, and our dog friendly policy... and that you continue to return for a visit year after year! We are particularly pleased you find the staff to be so accommodating and friendly. We look forward to your next... More 

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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 Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Region: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Price Range: ₹ 17,919 - ₹ 26,674 (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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Inn By The Sea Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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“There are no bad rooms”
 of 5 bubbles NJNora, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles F8657IOfreds, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beach Cottage is Great Choice!!”
 of 5 bubbles LetaW651, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms allow for amazing views and convenience. The downside is neighboring room noise transfer right into your room”
 of 5 bubbles dane962, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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