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Tugboat Inn
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Stuttgart, Arkansas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Our favorite vacation stay!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We checked in on Monday night with no reservation. We had called and the receptionist was on another line and promised to call right back. After a few minutes of waiting, we drove on down to the hotel in hopes of getting a room Front desk was apologetic and gave us a manager's discount because she wasn't able to return the call! She was so helpful in getting us a room with two fabulous views! We even lucked out on the arrival of home-made cookies someone had just delivered. Our part of the hotel was built on piers over the water. We could sit in bed and look out over the harbor. The room was spotless, clean crisp sheets and a comfortable bed. Our deck was covered which was nice since there were a few sprinkles that week. We loved it so much was asked to spend a second night. We were fortunate that it was a few days before Memorial Day weekend before the crowds. I would tell you the room number but I don't want to have it "taken" when we return.lol The provided breakfast was down the street at another hotel. Odd, but tasty, with eggs, sausage, fruit, pastries, etc. and a great harbour view. Definitely a place we will return to!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

My friend and I checked in Saturday for one night. Room was a bit small but was clean and comfortable, with crisp sheets and a spotless bathroom. In any case, we spent very little time in the room. Having a balcony with the best view of the harbor was icing on the cake.

On check-out, I left my cell phone SIM cards in the room. 400 miles away, I realized this, called them, and they not only had found them but promised to mail them to me the following day. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Hvidovre, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed at this inn for a couple of nights during "The Fishermanns Festival" - what a treat. Our rooms overlooked the outer harbour.They were roomy, modern and clean. Breakfast with eggs and bacon and all the usual motel stuff. The restaurant was OK, especially the Lobster bisque, the whole lobster was a bit la la.

Room Tip: We stayed on the Pier on the top floor - all rooms looked good but the two rooms at the end of the P...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

My family and I spent a fabulous weekend in Boothbay Harbor for the annual Fisherman's Festival. The Tugboat Inn served as command central for our four families. Built on a peer over the water we couldn't have gotten much closer to the water and all downtown activites. Our rooms faced either the harbor or the bay providing us with spectacular views of the various activites common to an active fishing community.
The rooms were cozy and comfortable. Mike and I enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the birds and boats come and go.The adjoining restaurant provided us with a complimentary breakfast each morning and exquisite dining throught the day. Again, the view of the Harbor enhanced each entre. Service at the Inn and restaraunt was friendly and helpful. It was a great getaway! Can't wait to go again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Springvale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Over 30 years ago when my wife and I first got together we took a trip downeast. I had never been north of Freeport. The Tugboat Inn was one of our stops. It has changed since the last time we were there. Had a balcony and nice view of the harbor. Not many places were open. I really wish these seasonal businesses (restaurants in particular) would post on their websites "Closed for the Season". We saw a few interesting restaurants and looking at their websites you would think that they were open.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jack M
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BSS59, General Manager at Tugboat Inn, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Thanks for coming back to see us. We are open April to November and love to see guests in the off season. Please come back again!
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Even though it was late October, we had weather in the 60's and with the sun hitting us on the balcony, it was perfect. In shirtsleeves we watched harbor activity and got our needed rest.
The room had very nice views, was clean, and very close to downtown Boothbay Harbor. Many of the shops were closed for the season, but we took advantage of those hardy souls that remained open. This time of the year is quiet in Boothbay Harbor but suited us to a T.

Room Tip: Third floor has very nice view and really only one floor up as the office and street are at the seco...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Tugboat Inn was a perfect place for my friends and I to stay Oct 18-20. My friends stayed in a room next to mine and we shared a balcony with a view of the bay. The room was cozy, clean and comfortable and the location perfect. It was just a fraction beyond the hustle of the town which gave a feeling of calm. I would recommend the hotel and it's restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Tugboat Inn

Property: Tugboat Inn
Address: 80 Commercial St, PO Box 267, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Tugboat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown waterfront location directly on the harbor. Modern comfortable guestrooms with balconies, air conditioning, cable tv with free movie channel, telephone with voice mail, hair dryer, Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator and personal amenities. Rates include continental breakfast, free parking and free local phone calls. Complimentary computer with DSL in hotel lobby. Complimentary wi-fi in most locations. Full service restaurant, seasonal cocktail lounge with patio deck, and marina with slip and mooring rentals all on site. Waterfront hot tub available for guests. Music at the piano bar in season. Special vacation packages available. Open mid April to late October. ... more   less 
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Tugboat Hotel Boothbay Harbor
Tugboat Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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