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Fairfax
Reviewed 27 June 2014

My husband and I visited Inn By the Sea in September 2012 and September of 2013. During both of the visits we stayed in a one bedroom beach suite. We went alone in 2012 and took our dogs in 2013. I have to say that I really love the property and we love going in September, the resort was never...

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review

Dear LuxeTraveler12, Thank you for your 2012 and 2013 reviews of the Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards to our location and friendly staff. We are disappointed to read that you felt some of our finishes in our new beach suites are subpar but appreciate the opportunity to address the mechanical errors...

El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great location and view. Common area is excellent with lawn, pool, fitness, spa, and excellent Restuarant. We stayed in a two bedroom, one bath unit. Nice but very same bedrooms. Too small to be comfortable. Great meal in the Restuarant at dinner plus breakfast on the outdoor patio was very nice.

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Dear James Stephens D, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments in regards to our location, grounds and Sea Glass dining experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to your return to the southern coast of Maine in the future! Richard Carroll, Director...

NY
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Nice property, boardwalk to great beach, views. Charge 5 Star resort prices, but sad to say it is not a 5 star resort. Sorry not a fan of dogs everywhere, barking, fighting, etc. It could be so much more. Room was nice, needs more attention to "cleaning". Beach Suite had alot of offer, but again lacked what it could have...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This hotel is situated on a gorgeous piece of property. There is a wildlife habitat that is full of birds. It is a short walk from Crescent Beach and offers stunning water views. The beach is beautiful. The landscaping is well manicured. They have a restaurant, a spa and a heated pool on site. I stayed in a beach suite....

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Dear napagirl2, 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 Beach Suite accommodations at the Inn. We are disappointed to read that we missed the mark in honoring your floor request at the time of reservation and we are truly sorry for...

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I cannot say enough great things about this place! Its gorgeous! Perfect location, right on the beach, just a short board walk to the sea side. The room (spa suite) was the biggest room I'd ever seen!!! 2 stories, with a full glass window view of the perfectly manicured lawns and the ocean!!!! The staff is overwhelmingly friendly and the...

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Dear AmyMcGowen, 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, accommodations and most of all, our friendly staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and we look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine in the future!...

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Great inn. Quiet and relaxing setting. Close to downtown Portland but very quiet. Medium sized resort with excellent amenities. Food and beverage services are excellent. Breathtaking coastal views from the inn. Beach is about 300 yards away at the end of a private boardwalk through a pristine nature area. Beach is semi-private and adjacent (about 1/4 Mile) to a public...

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Dear stephejo, 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, amenities, Sea Glass dining experience and adjacent Crescent Beach. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our natural surroundings and we look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of...

Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was a wonderful property for a Board Meeting. The hotel staff were all exceptional when it came to taking care of the guests and anticipating any need. The hotel rooms are very well appointed. Love the bathrooms. Food was wonderful! Must have the homemade granola and yogurt for breakfast! Would highly recommend for business or pleasure

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Dear Laurie S, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your lovely comments in regards to our well appointed accommodations, quality dining experience and most of all our exceptional staff. You and your group were wonderful to serve and we look forward to welcoming you all back on business or...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I must agree with another reviewer here. The impeccable quality of the room interiors and upscale feel of the hotel was not the same during my recent, second stay here in June. I returned based on my experience in December 2012. On arrival in our room we found stains on the chair fabric, scratches all over the glass on the...

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Dear tigreyez, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. We are disappointed to read your thoughts that our interiors and furnishing has begun to decline and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you so we may identify the accommodation number and resolve the situation immediately as our goal is to continuously meet and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Landing in the late afternoon and driving out to the cape in the dark, I couldn't appreciate the fantastic location of this property. My room was elegant and comfortable. With the bedroom and bathroom up on the mezzanine and the kitchen and living room on the main floor. The windows are floor-to-ceiling so I had great views out onto the...

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Dear ThePackedBag, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our seaside location, Spa Suite accommodations and Sea Glass dining experience. We appreciated you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn sometime in the near future! Richard...

Leo
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This is our 2nd stay here though not as impressed with service or room quality this time around. For $400 per night room price, I expect both of these would be top notch. We asked for a late check out but were denied. Our room,105, a garden suite was not spacious and was cramped between several others. Several yrs ago...

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Dear nursenomo, Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your candid feedback regarding the comfort of your Garden Suite accommodation as well as our fees and check out policies at the Inn. We are disappointed that you feel we have missed the mark in regards to communicating our fees which...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Microwave
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  • 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: ₹ 16,171 - ₹ 52,377 (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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