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Blue Heron Seaside Inn
Ranked #11 of 15 Boothbay Harbor B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Needing to get away from the stress at home, I was dying to introduce my wife to Boothbay Harbor. Looking for inns on the web typically leaves us disappointed when we step into the room chosen. Our room at the Blue Heron Inn was just perfect....lots of space, comfortable bed, and a nice view to wake up to. Starting the day with one of Maria's breakfast, especially the house-specialty, Vickery French Toast, was just what we needed to start our day. Since it had been some time since I last visited this part of Maine, our host, Phil was very helpful and accomodating with suggestions and recommendations that turned out to be much better than we anticipated. All iin all, we loved our visit to Boothbay Harbor and the Blue Heron Inn made the trip all the more worthwhile. We would definitely return in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Our hosts could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The Blue Heron is in a perfect location to walk everywhere in Boothbay. The home is in perfect condition, lovingly restored by the owners. We had a panoramic view of the harbor. It was our first visit to the Blue Heron and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: Our room was large and appointed very nicely. The Chapman's thought of everything to make us co...
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This was our first time staying at Blue Heron. Hosts Laura and Phil were gracious hosts. Maria prepared delicious breakfasts! Six year-old granddaughter Laura, who helped serve breakfast, stole our hearts and kept us entertained. The rooms are impeccably and comfortably decorated with furnishings from the hosts' years in Europe and Asia, the harbor views spectacular, and the inn was situated in just the right spot, well within walking distance of everything, but just on the oedge of the bustling shops and foot traffic. Phil greeted us each morning, and, with his extensive knowledge of the area, made several very helpful suggestions for outings and 'must sees'. We will certainly return to this inn, hopefully soon!

Room Tip: Go for the rooms with the king-sized bed!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Gene T

We had been wanting to visit Boothbay Harbor for quite some time, and finally had the opportunity to do so. We were lucky enough to find accommodations at the Blue Heron Inn.
The owners of the Blue Heron Laura and Phil were the perfect hosts. We stayed in the Sandpiper room, which was beautiful and had a great view of the harbor. The room was spotless, and very comfortable. Breakfasts were scrumptious, and the homemade cookies served in the afternoon really hit the spot.
Phil was always a pleasure to talk with, a real gentleman who's knowledge of the area, and life's
experiences made for great conversations. Laura's floral designs, surrounding the building were incredible. The recommendations for places to eat, and things to see could not have been better. Phil always made a point of asking, what you had done and seen, and how you would rate those things. He wanted to know your opinions, so that he could pass them on to other guests. We highly recommend the Blue Heron, and plan on staying there again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

This was our first time staying at the Blue Heron, and now we plan to make it an annual event! We stayed on the top floor which had a huge deck with gorgeous views of the entire harbor and very comfortable cushioned wicker furniture in addition to a cute white iron bistro set. When we opened the door to our room, I said "I can't believe how warm and inviting this room looks!" The room was large and spotless, the bed and pillows were extremely comfortable, and we even had a refrigerator/freezer and microwave. Breakfasts were to die for as were the homemade chocolate chip cookies provided in the afternoons. Laura and Phil were excellent hosts and made us feel right at home. Phil's recommendations for dining out as well as his directions on the best roads to take to the places we wanted to visit in the area were spot on and much appreciated. The private off road parking and the fact that the inn is only a block away from the shops made this the ideal place to stay. We wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else in Boothbay Harbor!

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My Husband and I decided to try a different area along the New England coast for our summer vacation and chose The Blue Heron Seaside Inn due to it's location right near the water in Boothbay Harbor, being close to town and due to the nice, spacious rooms we reviewed on the website. When we first came into town, we were immediately struck with a sense of excitement as we saw the water nearby and how quaint the town seemed to be. When we arrived at our destination we found the inn to be very charming. We were greeted by Phillip, one of the owners (his wife Laura was not there at the time) and he was very nice and set forth on welcoming us and making us feel at home plus regaling us with his stories of past times and local goings on. We stayed in the Seafoam Suite which was beautifully decorated and we just loved it. Everything about the inn seems lovingly restored, taken care of and clean. From the antiques acquired overseas to the little touches like chocolates in a dish in the foyer, there wasn't anything you could not like about this Inn (keep in mind that this Inn is not handicap accessible and there are many stairs in and out back/3 flights to climb, no elevator, depending on what floor you are on). The rooms are very spacious and we loved having that extra bedroom in our suite. Each room has a nice covered, balcony overlooking the water and the Inn was very quiet. I do not think it really can accommodate kids (perhaps one older one with the extra bedroom suite) and we prefer it that way. There are 6 rooms and so it is not a noisy, busy family type of place, again, what we preferred as a couple. We had a delicious breakfast each morning awaiting us with tea or coffee at one of the small tables near the entry way or you could take a few minutes to walk to town and have a meal there where there were many restaurants to choose from. That was a perk! There are cute shops to enjoy shopping in and plenty of seafood fare and one fabulous Italian restaurant (Ports of Italy) that you shouldn't miss. We highly recommend this Inn for couples or even solo individuals if you like a quiet, romantic and seaside type of getaway!

Room Tip: If you cannot climb stairs or have health issues, the top 3rd floor may not be the best choice. If...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We arrived in Boothbay after wonderful stays and accommodations in Bar Harbor and Camden Maine. We had high expectations and we weren't disappointed. It was our first trip to BBH and the Inn is easy to find but don't trust your Garmin. Our older model would have sent us the wrong way on a one way street- the GPS's fault obviously.

Previous reviews are spot on: Laura and Phil are wonderful and informative hosts- giving us advise on where to eat and where to go. The Inn is extremely comfortable. Nicely decorated from the host's world travels. Our room- the Seafoam suite #6 was well described by marigoldpe below: 2 rooms separated by the bathroom. It works fine as a family suite- spacious by most standards but maybe not good for 2 couples. Laura was clear when we made reservations that the layout may not work for some, but it was great for our family.

The breakfasts were great with granola, fruit, juice coffee and a hot dish (French toast one morning, a fritata-like dish the other morning). They were very accommodating to our children's food allergies and made a special dish each day for both of our kids.

The Inn has 2 kayaks for the guests which we used when we could. The tides in Maine are much greater than in the Mid-Atlantic and when it goes out....well....the shoreline retreats about 200yds from the dock. It was no biggie- we just had to wait for it to come back in.

The town is just a 2 minute walk away...keep this in mind because many accommodations require a long walk or drive. I didn't add any pictures because the pictures already submitted really do represent what you will see....no surprises there.

Room Tip: Take a drive out to Ocean Point in East Boothbay- easy to find. I has a lot of lobster but apparentl...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 65 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1843
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: £188 - £235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Heron Seaside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the waterfront, in-town Boothbay Harbor, the newly renovated 1880's Blue Heron Seaside Inn offers six luxury size rooms and suites all with harbor views, seaside decks and modern amenities. All rooms have king or queen beds, spacious sitting area, and A/C. Dock with kayaks are available exclusively for our guests. Park on site and enjoy the convenience of fine restaurants and boating activities at your doorstep. ... more   less 
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