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“Sanctuary in southern Maine”
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Inn by the Sea
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cape Elizabeth
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Located just 7 miles southeast of Portland, this idyllic seacoast inn was a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. My husband and I stayed overnight along with our daughter who was visiting from California in a two bedroom suite complete with a balcony overlooking the bay. The room came as a full housekeeping unit which was gorgeously appointed with two full baths, including a spa tub. A walk down a wooden planked path took us to a beautiful sandy beach, where we took a log walk along the shore. All in all, a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Dear Laurie N,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your wonderful comments in regards to our accommodations and location. 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 12 May 2014

We have stayed at Inn by the Sea twice now. The last time in early February for a birthday getaway. The property and staff are delightful. Where some properties are dog tolerant friendly, the Inn by the Sea is dog encouraging friendly! Lots to do in the area. Our lab was able to join us all over the property and the inn. She could even eat with us in the lounge area! The staff loves pets, people and obviously their jobs.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Dear E F L,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for choosing us again for your return trip to Maine. Our greatest compliment is to have guests return for another stay and we appreciate your wonderful comments regarding our pet friendly amenities, green initiatives and most of all our dedicated staff! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Had an amazing time, great views from our room and was very impressed with the quality for the price. Next time would bring our dog as everyone seemed super friendly towards the dog visitors. The staff could not be nicer or more helpful, and we will be back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Dear alissa550,

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, value and most of all our helpful staff at t the Inn! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing

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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.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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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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Additional Information about Inn by the Sea

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: £169 - £398 (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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