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Boston, Massachusetts
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...

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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...

Reviewed 23 October 2016

We read great things about the resort but it exceeded our expectations. The front end staff was awesome. They were so friendly and helpful. They are truly what customer service should be. The resort and the accomdations are top notch. Sorry we were out an about most of the time so I cannot say much about the restaurant. We will...

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

Dear Dottie D: Many thanks for the great review- we are so pleased you found the staff to be friendly and helpful and that we exceeded expectations for your stay- that is our goal for every guest! We are also pleased you enjoyed the foster dog program we have with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland- it has been...

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 22 October 2016

First of all I would like to say that I hate writing this review. In my entire life I have only written a handful of reviews and only one other of those was a bad one. We drove from Alabama for a vacation with our dogs on Lake Champlain in Crown Point, NY. As a last minute addition, we decided...

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a beautiful resort in a fantastic location. The rooms were excellent, service was excellent, food was excellent. The area had many special places to visit within a short car ride to explore. Lots of dog friendly beaches in the area. But most important was the fact that our dogs were welcomed as warmly as any other guests and...

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

Dear ccaylordiaz: Thank you for the great review- we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Inn and the Portland region, and that you found the food and service to be excellent! We are also delighted you enjoyed our dog welcoming policies- we do hope your family- including the dogs- will visit again soon! Many thanks Michael Briggs...

Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the nicest spa hotel I have ever stayed in. Every possible desire is covered; from cookies and bottled water delivered shortly after checkin, luxury linens, gas fireplaces, gorgeous view of the sea and grounds, private trail straight to the sand beach, concierge services and smores by the fire pit every evening. Staff are wonderful. Extremely polite, professional and helpful....

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are a dog lover, you will absolutely love Inn by the Sea. It is the most pet friendly hotel I have ever stayed at. Standing in the lobby, dogs, walking down the beach, dogs, enjoying the nightly bonfire, dogs, having a drink in the lounge, dogs, barking 7:00am wake-up calls, dogs. My wife and I love animals, but...

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

Dear Ron L: Thank you for taking the time to write your candid remarks about your experience at the Inn. We are delighted you found the Inn to be a beautiful retreat, loved the landscape and that you enjoyed your SPA suite and SPA treatments. However, we are very sorry we did not meet both yours and our expectations for...

Stonewall, Louisiana
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The room was awesome!! It was like we were staying in a very spacious apartment!!! It Had all the amenities we ever needed!! If ever get another chance to go back to Maine would definitely stay there again😊😊!!!!

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

Dear rlcassidy47: We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Inn, and that you found your room to be so spacious! We do hope you make it back to Maine again- and hope that happens in the near future! warm wishes, Michael Briggs General Manager, Inn by the Sea

Boerne, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a true luxury experience. What a delightful way to end our visit to Maine. We had a beautiful two bedroom suite with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful Fall foliage!!!!! The room had a fireplace to keep us toasty with the cool mornings and evenings.....it was two sided so we could enjoy the fire from our...

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

Dear Barbara P: Many thanks for the lovely review- we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Inn and also enjoyed some of our amenities from smores to fireplace suites. The fall foliage is terrific right now and you are right- the views at this time of year combining ocean and colored leaves is fabulous. Many thanks!...

Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a semi-secluded hotel, arranged in a semicircle, with a beautiful lawn and porches to accomodate anything from a Sunday family outing to a wedding. Standard size heated pool is a plus, even though it's outside. Nicely constructed minimal dock traverses from the hotel through the marsh and drops you right in front of the dunes on the beach...

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

Dear Brent R: Thank you for the terrific review- we are so pleased you enjoyed the hotel, dining in Sea Glass, the boardwalk to the beach and the SPA! We are especially pleased you found the staff to be so welcoming. We do hope you have indeed jotted down the date for your next stay- safe travels and many thanks...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took a plane and then road trip up to Maine in October with no destination in mind except to find a good clam bar and see the leaves changing. It was late in the afternoon when we whizzed by this lovely resort and decided we had better turn around and check to see if they had any rooms available....

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Dear Jean C: We are so pleased you stopped and turned around! Also very happy you enjoyed your brief visit with us- we hope you'll return and stay longer. I am very happy you enjoyed the Atlantic views from the fireplace room, as well as the large bathrooms and hotel amenities. Thanks for mentioning the foster dog program- it's been...

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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
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  • Free Parking
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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: ₹ 17,777 - ₹ 26,427 (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 Hotel Cape Elizabeth
Inn By The Sea Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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“Rooms have fireplaces. But great 2 story suites are nice”
 of 5 bubbles bradcasey, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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.”
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“Beach Cottage is Great Choice!!”
 of 5 bubbles LetaW651, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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