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80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
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#7 of 12 hotels in Boothbay Harbor
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Marina View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Romanian
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randi2016 wrote a review Aug. 2
Hubbardston, Massachusetts19 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel had a lovely harbor view and is conveniently located to shops and restaurants downtown. Our room was spacious (two room suite), beds and pillows were fairly comfortable, no breakfast offered due to covid, and parking was tight in a strangely configured parking lot. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Restaurant was great--attentive and friendly staff. Loved the view from the roof top bar.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
turtlemom28 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Warren, Michigan10 contributions
The rooms were beautiful and had a great view of the bay. Check in was seamless. We are at the restaurant for dinner, and Traci was awesome! She and one other server covered the very full downstairs and outside so well! We will definitely recommend to friends!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Alan Baldwin, Marketing at Tugboat Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next stay with us.
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glbenner wrote a review Jul. 2021
Abingdon MD8 contributions1 helpful vote
I hate giving unfavorable reviews but I really want others to know what to expect. This was my first trip to Boothbay. Our party consisted of my parents and my 17 yr old daughter. 1- you don’t actually check in at the motel, you need to check in down the road at a different hotel. Odd but ok 2- we checked in and got our key, we get there and open our door only to find that it was already occupied!!!! How horrifying, thankfully the occupants were out and we didn’t encounter them in a state of undress or worse. Back to the other hotel to try and figure out what was going on. They finally checked us in to the correct room. 3. Parking- parking here is awful. Not enough spaces for the rooms and spaces are small and laid out terribly. My mom requires mobility assistance and there is only one handicap space. We ended up parking on a very steep hill on the side of the building which was a challenge to get into. Place over all not very handicap friendly. 4 Room- room was clean but our seating area outside our room was basically 2 chairs in the parking lot. Other rooms did have balconies but not private. 5 Amenities- Keurig in room with 3 pods, no cream or sugars and 2 cups (double queen room) iron and ironing board, hairdryer. There is a hot tub but it is right beside the restaurant/ lounge so if you don’t mind soaking beside people eating then ok, no privacy screen between. Laundry room $4 a load to wash dryer is $.25 for 4 min 6 Overall appearance- property needs some TLC. The buildings are ok overall if not a bit dated. Maybe a fresh coat of paint. Parking lot is terrible very chaotic, small strangely laid out spaces, not handicap friendly. Steep inclines to enter/exit. It is very close and walking distance to shops and restaurants so that is a big plus. When I visit again this will not be my choice of motel
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Alan Baldwin, Marketing at Tugboat Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We appreciate the feedback, as it helps us provide a more positive environment for our customers. I am sorry to hear about the confusion with the rooms, and have noted the feedback about parking issues. We do hope you will give us another chance, but understand there are many lodging options to choose from. Please travel safely and often.
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Ed G wrote a review Jul. 2021
St. Augustine, Florida79 contributions26 helpful votes
The Tugboat Inn is in a great location with wonderful views from our room and balcony. The hotel is a short walk, less than 5 minutes to the restaurants and shops in Boothbay Harbor. It is an older property it could use some TLC and minor maintenance. The restaurant on site looked interesting but unfortunately it was not open that night we were staying there which was a Monday night. Overall I would say it’s a very good choice for Boothbay Harbor.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Alan Baldwin, Marketing at Tugboat Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next stay with us.
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Sully234 wrote a review Jun. 2021
Ayer, Massachusetts247 contributions108 helpful votes
Two day visit to Boothbay Harbor, researched our options and am glad that I chose Tugboat Inn. Great location, you can walk to everything in Boothbay Harbor and we had a nice room with a private balcony (Main Building) overlooking the harbor - great place to sit and have your morning coffee. Room had a refrigerator and coffee maker. Staff was very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Boothbay Harbor, I would recommend the Tugboat Inn.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Alan Baldwin, Marketing at Tugboat Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind words, and we are glad that you ended up staying with us. Thank you for the great recommendation, and we hope to see you again in the near future.
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US$131 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tugboat Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tugboat Inn?
Nearby attractions include Dirty Bird Pottery (0.3 km), Eventide Specialties (0.2 km), and Abacus Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tugboat Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tugboat Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tugboat Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tugboat Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tugboat Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Shannon's Unshelled, and Red Cup Coffee House.
Is Tugboat Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Boothbay Harbor.
Are pets allowed at Tugboat Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Tugboat Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tugboat Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Tugboat Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (4.3 km).