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where to stay near shops?

New Hampshire
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where to stay near shops?

My husband and I are planning on visiting Boothbay Harbor for a few days in September. Because we've never been there, we have no frame of reference. I am looking for suggestions on places to stay that would allow us to walk to restaurants and shops and not always have to get into our car to get around. Thanks!!!!

Southern Maine
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1. Re: where to stay near shops?

Townsend Avenue is the site for several inns and is definitely walkable. Across the footbridge is Atlantic Avenue. If you Google Map Boothbay Harbor, you'll get a nice sense of the layout. We always camp when we're there, so I can't speak to specific lodgings.

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2. Re: where to stay near shops?

Been a while but we stayed at the tugboat inn in the past. Has a very nice restaurant on property as well as being close to everything.

Whitefield, New...
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3. Re: where to stay near shops?

I'm not a personal fan of the hotels/motels in town, but many are right on the water with great views. There are some nice inns though that are right in town - Harbourtown Inn, Captain Sawyers and Admirals Quarters come to mind (although I've only stayed at Harbourtown - the other two look great from the outside!). The Spruce Point Inn is fantastic, but a bit outside of town if you don't mind a little driving. Oh - we love going to the Thistle Inn for happy hour, but I don't know much about their lodging.

Hamburg, Germany
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4. Re: where to stay near shops?


We just returned from this beautiful inn. It´s right next to the shops and restaurants but also on a quiet side street with spectacular views over the harbour. Take a room in the main house. The best room is room #4 followed by #6 and #3.

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5. Re: where to stay near shops?

We just returned from a glorious vacation in boothbay harbor. We stayed at Welch House Inn. Great breakfast wonder ful service and easily walkable to shops, restaurants and attractions. Beautiful view from the upstairs deck. Great with a bottle of wine to relax in the evening!

New Hampshire
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6. Re: where to stay near shops?

Thanks for all of your suggestions! We're really looking forward to our first trip to Boothbay Harbor. We've decided on the Tugboat Inn and will check out all of the other suggestions when we're there.

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