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“Very very nice”
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Topside Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
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“Very very nice”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Would definitely stay here again. Great view and very convenient to town. Afternoon homemade cookies were delightful. Outstanding breakfast and staff. Our room was spacious , comfortable, and well decorated

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is a clean, bright, crisp boutique inn with attentive innkeepers and great breakfast.

The beauty of being at the top of the hill on the third floor of the building is that room 6 has a great view of the harbor. I booked it for our wedding night, and it was great.

As it turns out, the innkeepers needed to accommodate someone who couldn't climb stairs, so we received an upgrade at no extra cost - a nice wedding bonus!

We're lucky to have family lodging in town, but if I needed a place to stay again, I'd definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed at the Topside Inn this past week (Aug 2014) and can say that the pictures and reviews are accurate. The rooms are very clean, the staff courteous, and grounds immaculate. It is situated on the top of a hill a couple blocks from the "downtown" area. The hilltop location provides awesome views and nice cooling breezes. The breakfasts were also great -- granola, scones/muffins, toast, great coffee every day and a different prepared to order hot breakfast option each day. Some examples from our stay include sweet potato waffles, banana nut pancakes, "green eggs and ham" (spinich and white cheddar scrambled eggs), and eggs with aspargus and dill hollandaise sauce. The innkeepers and staff were friendly and helpful but did not hover like some B&B owners/operators can be. We stayed in room 8, which had a separate entrance and a little more privacy, but was lower level in the windward building so not as great of views. Next time we would probably go for a room in the main house. Also, loved the only 12 yrs of age and older policy.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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South Carolina
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Where to begin...we gave stayed in other B&Bs in Boothbay Harbor 3 times and enjoyed each visit, however, the Topside Inn "TOPS" them all. From the time we arrived we were amazed by the VIEW, the friendly staff, the accommodations, the location, and the breakfasts were incredible. We loved everything about the Topside Inn and hope to return next season.

Stayed August 2014
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We have come here for two years in a row now and are eagerly anticipating booking another trip. Having spent much of my childhood in Boothbay, I know the area and what it takes to truly make the most of this beautiful place. The Inn itself is impeccably furnished with all of the comforts of a beachside home. The grounds are peaceful and inviting, with an air of privacy that many of us are seeking when we want a getaway. We always stay in Room 6 which is on the top floor (I find that important when staying in an inn or B&B not necessarily built with modern soundproofing!) and the view and cross breezes are second to none. The breakfast is always delicious and clearly made with care. The innkeepers are professional and not intrusive, which might come across to some as distant, but we have always appreciated their approach. In my opinion, there is no other place to stay besides the Topside.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

I usually look primarily at location and reputed cleanliness when I book a B&B. Charm is a bonus, and when it is combined with good food and a great view, the Inn deserves a commendation. Topside Inn hits the top level in all categories. Located just a few uphill blocks from downtown Boothbay Harbor, its hilltop location gives guests spectacular views across the harbor. The third floors are best if views are what you desire. The August gardens were also gorgeous, and the innkeepers have a great sense of style in their decor of the public spaces. The rooms are more straightforward, but they were well maintained and spotless. The public spaces were stocked with amenities -- binoculars, books, maps and pamphlets, and there were nice touches like oatmeal cookies in the afternoon. Breakfasts were far beyond ordinary. We stayed three nights and had a different and well prepared hot entree each morning (Frittata with or without bacon, gourmet French Toast, and green eggs with ham -- a spinach/chives/cheddar scrambled dish). The coffee was also first-rate and there was fresh fruit every morning.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

By all means choose Topside Inn to be pampered. You'll enjoy bright, clean rooms, spectular views, and a wonderful breakfast. It's an easy walk to town, yet removed enough so it's quiet and restful. The guys are great. You'll hate to leave Boothbay Harbor!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Topside Inn
Address: 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to the top of the hill and enjoy our incredible views of Boothbay Harbor, Maine at Topside Inn! At our Bed and Breakfast set in a beautiful 19th-century sea captain's home and two summer guesthouses you'll find a warm welcome, comfort and style with modern amenities, fabulous breakfasts, and easy access to shopping, restaurants, boat excursions, botanical gardens, hiking trails and much more. ... more   less 
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