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72 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843-1907
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Camden
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Upscale yet casual, The Captain Swift Inn is under new ownership & has been fully renovated. Fine lodging; sumptuous breakfasts; endless amenities and authentic hospitality. Our village location is ideal for exploring the area’s four-season attractions, and we’re just a 4-minute walk to Camden’s harbor, shops and restaurants! Our engaging inn boasts 9 impeccably-decorated guest bedrooms and luxury suites. Three fireplaced sitting areas, a romantic dining room with individual tables for two and comfortable outside decks and patio with firepit provide opportunities to relax and recharge. Greeted by the sounds of soft music, candlelight and fresh flowers, most of our rooms have fireplaces (gas operated) & king-sized beds. You’ll enjoy modern conveniences like smart TVs with select premium channels; free high speed wifi; spa showers with multiple massage body sprays; over-sized whirlpool tubs; new quality linens, plush robes, in-room massages and more! Book direct for lowest prices!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Aerobics offsite
Children's television networks
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
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M. H. wrote a review Yesterday
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My wife and I have been to the Captain Swift a few times now, and every time we leave we say “we have to come back here!” Rick and Carolyn are great, the rooms are very comfortable, and the breakfast is FANTASTIC. The COVID protocols in place are solid and we never felt unsafe. Highly recommend the Captain Swift. And we will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Norm and Sandi ... L wrote a review Jun. 2020
Searsport, Maine4 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favourite Review
My husband and I frequent many B & B's. Captain Swift Inn has just moved to the #1 Best bed and breakfast we have ever been to! Rick and Carolyn are very engaging and aim to please. The accommodations and grounds are stunning and the breakfast is beyond compare. We have already recommended this inn to many friends. We will be returning!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: The Mercantile is the most private.
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Response from captainswiftinn, Owner at Captain Swift Inn
Responded Jun. 14, 2020
Wow - what a review - thank you both so much Sandy and Norman! We love when our guests tell us we have become their favorite bed and breakfast! And we don't take that compliment lightly as we know there are so many lovely places to stay. So glad you exceeded your expectations and that the breakfast was "beyond compare." We are looking forward to having you back! Stay healthy - Carolyn & Rick
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Elizabeth M wrote a review May 9
Corea, Maine6 contributions
The staff and owners are charming, thoughtful, and very professional. The Inn is immaculately clean, which these days cannot be too highly valued. Breakfast was delicious. Come hungry, the food is plentiful and very tasty.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed in the Mattie suite; it was lovely.
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mainehatty wrote a review May 4
maine79 contributions61 helpful votes
I have been going to inns all over the world for many years and this one is by far one of the nicest I have ever stayed in. My husband and I were there for three nights in their Mercantile suite. What a pleasure! Every darn thing was perfect. I am a former inn keeper and know that being 100 percent perfect is not easy. The Captain Swift achieves it. The breakfast!! A three course perfection. Even their fruit cup was the best I have ever had. The room was large and comfy. the bedding felt like wrapping in silk. We also had an outside porch of our own and total peace and quiet. Everyone we met at this inn was helpful, kind and friendly. Rick and Carolyn are perfect hosts. I guess I could rave on and on but I think much has already been said in other reviews. We also love Camden and the surrounding area. Such a beautiful place.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: We love the Mercantile because it was large and comfortable and also at the back of the inn, away...
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Amwbon wrote a review May 3
Sharon, Massachusetts5 contributions8 helpful votes
Everything about this inn was wonderful. The Camden location made it easy to visit museums and seaside villages. Acadia National Park is less than a two hour drive and made for a wonderful day trip. The Inn itself is very comfortable - probably the most comfortable bed we've slept in! It was so comfortable that I asked the innkeepers what type it was so I could explore the purchase of a similar one. And the breakfast was unlike any I've experienced. Three courses - one more delicious than the other. You must try the inn-made granola! So much good food that we skipped lunch all three days we were there. We thoroughly recommend this inn and will definitely stay here if we are back in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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US$148 - US$342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineCamden
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Swift Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Captain Swift Inn?
Nearby attractions include Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe (0.5 km), Owl and Turtle Bookshop (0.5 km), and Chestnut Street Baptist Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Captain Swift Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Captain Swift Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Captain Swift Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Captain Swift Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captain Swift Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hartstone Inn, Franny's Bistro, and Long Grain.
Is Captain Swift Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Camden.
Are there any historical sites close to Captain Swift Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting High Street Historic District (0.5 km).