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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cape Elizabeth
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Highly recommend. Terrific rooms, some with two floors. Great staff. Beautiful ocean views. Quick drive to quiet city of Portland. They definitely make an effort to have everyone's stay be pleasant and memorable.

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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear John H,

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, Spa Suite accommodations and most of all our dedicated staff at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine in the future. Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We took advantage of an Amazon Local deal for one night at the Inn by the Sea. We loved it! Everyone was so friendly! The room was updated with a big TV, gas fire place, large gorgeous bathroom, comfortable bed, view of the grounds and ocean, and other amenities to make for a comfortable stay. The restaurant was charming and the food was very good. It is not far from the Portland Lighthouse and South Portland Old Port area. Maine Mall is also not that far a drive.
We took a nice walk down to the beach and hope to return in warmer weather to enjoy the lovely grounds, pool and beach.

Room Tip: We were in the main building and loved it. There are other room on the grounds and they are very &qu...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Dear witchcitytraveler,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your positive comments in regards to our accommodations, location, Sea Glass dining experience and most of all our friendly staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine in the future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Inn By The Sea is absolutely beautiful. The staff is extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. They even referred to my dog by his name when we checked in. The rooms are very clean, and very well kept. I would return in a heartbeat! Excellent place for a vacation.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Dear JetSetter429,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your positive comments in regards to our accommodations, pet friendly services and most of all our friendly and welcoming staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine in the future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a resort vacation this is tough to beat. It is large enough to offer plenty of amenities but small enough to feel homey. We stayed a week, mostly to visit Portland, but spending full days on the resort grounds is a real option. The spa and restaurant are competitive at a national level. The beach/state park are very nice and ultra convenient. My wife had a guided tour of the plant life on the property. The "spa suite" is an outstanding room with a kitchenette, massive bathroom with shower, jacuzzi and heated floor. I highly recommend the Inn for a Maine vacation.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Dear lucadog,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your lovely comments in regards to our location, accommodations and onsite activities. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn sometime in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We decided, last minute, to visit the Portland area but needed a pet-friendly hotel. This was perfect. The view was lovely, the staff very helpful, and the room (we got a suite with a loft) overlooking the water was fabulous. We ate a excellent meal in the lounge with our golden retriever, and I had a spectacular massage therapist in the beautiful spa. We met a few repeat visitors who raved about all of the different room choices.

We hope to return again during high season!

Room Tip: The suite with a loft is great for a small family or a couple.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear CatherineWeber,

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, pet friendly amenities, Sea Glass dining experience and most of all our helpful staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea sometime in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We travel with our dogs, but have never found a nicer place to stay than Inn By The Sea. They cater to the dogs with providing LL Bean beds, bowls, and daily yummy homemade treats. We have made this an annual destination both because the dogs are so welcome and the walking trails in the area are very good. Portland is a fun place to go shopping too.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Sue H,

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 and pet friendly amenities at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Inn by the Sea is aptly named. In addition to an in-ground pool, a nice boardwalk leads from the Inn's grounds directly to a large, lovely beach. Our visit was in early spring, so the landscaping was not yet in bloom. The abundance of planting beds promised a beautiful setting for warmer weather. We stayed in Room 104, which is down a flight of stairs from the main hallway. To our delight, our room had a walk out to a small porch which overlooked the grounds, with a view of the ocean. the King bed, in a separate room, was alongside the parking lot, but there was no noise. The room was very comfortable, with a couch, desk, refrigerator, microwave, two televisions, and very quiet HVAC.
The Spa was well worth a visit - my husband and I enjoyed the sauna, body shower, massage and reflexology treatments.
Breakfast was excellent, and was included in our stay. I was happy to find real maple syrup, not "breakfast" syrup served.
The Inn is a short drive south of Portland, and was a great home base for some exploration and sightseeing in the city.
We can't say enough about the staff at the Inn. From the check-in, wait staff, bell hop, and check out, these folks were very professional, courteous, and helpful.
We did not bring our dog, but enjoyed meeting other canine guests at the Inn.
We would love to return in warmer weather.

Room Tip: There are many different room configurations. best to talk to staff when booking.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Neese39,

Thank you for your recent thorough review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our location, accommodations, eco-friendly spa, Sea Glass dining experience and most of all our professional and courteous staff! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Address: 40 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2599
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Region: United States > Maine > Cape Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cape Elizabeth
Price Range: £168 - £399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn by the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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 
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