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“Weekend away in Maine” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inn By the Sea
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cape Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Weekend away in Maine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Very nice place, fire place in room, great spa, immaculate rooms, wonderful restaurant in the Inn, went off season with a package deal, otherwise would have been very expensive. Just 7 miles to downtown Portlant, Maine.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Dear Malsie13,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your comments on our accommodations, eco-friendly Spa and Sea Glass dining experience. I’m glad to read that you were able to take advantage of one or our off season specials and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea in the future!

Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

My spouse treated me to a two-night stay in March, including dinner for two and a $50 spa credit for my belated Birthday. It was purchased through Buy With Me, so it cost $299. To say they treat you like royalty here is an understatement. When we checked in, we were told by Eva St. Pierre, the Front Office Manager, that she hoped we didn't mind being upgraded to a suite since a family chose to stay another night in our reserved room. She said, "The room is very nice and I don't think you'll be unhappy. Please let me know if you need anything."
What we didn't expect was a 2-story loft with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker (not the usual type in hotels, but the type that brewed it into a carafe), dishes, glasses, a wet bar with stools, two flat screen tvs one in the living room area, the other in the BR), robes and slippers, and the most amazing bathroom I have ever seen in my life.(see photo) I have numerous food allergies and always need to bring "supplies" when I travel. It was such a treat to have a little kitchen to use, and the dining room knew what they were doing in terms of gluten free, dairy free, sulfite free but decadent food. I had three courses and all were divine. My spouse was equally delighted.They even had gluten free bread!
I used the fitness center which was clean and had a water bottle, towel and individual headsets. I even had the whole place to myself! I had an amazing foot and leg treatment in the spa (sea and salt scrub) I wish I could give you the lovely woman's name, she was wonderful! The spa has a relaxing and welcoming feel, and guests can use their facilities (check out the shower with 6 sprays, yummy soaps, and the luscious robes) They bring you marshmellows dipped in chocolate and cookies in the afternoon along with the weather forecast; I wasn't able to eat them but my spouse raved about them!) This place just makes you feel so special...It's also very close to Portland where they have wonderful shops and restaurants, including places like Becky's Diner and Bam Bam Bakery (thanks again Eva!!) where they have gluten free bread, yum yum. I even discovered a place called Portland Pies with wheat free/dairy free pizza (ate the whole thing in one sitting!
This was a very special birthday that I will never, ever forget. Thank- you Inn by the Sea, Eva ,and a special hug and thanks to my sweetie for finding this wonderful place.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TeacherLaur
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Dear TeacherLaur,

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor! We truly appreciate your feedback in regards to our accommodations, Spa, Cardio Room and Sea Glass dining experience. I’m so delighted to read that our culinary department was able to deliver you and your spouse a wonderful meal meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations! We are also very excited that you mention our staff by name in your review. They truly make the difference in delivering a positive travel experience to our guests and we are very lucky to have such a wonderful, seasoned and dedicated staff on hand to serve our guest needs. Again, thank you so much for the kind review. We do hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and Happy Belated Birthday!

Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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North Conway, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed two nights in March and everything as usual was Perfect! Our room was so comfortable. The dinner was 5 stars. Spa service top notch. Service from all employees was outstanding. Thank you and hopefully see you soon.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Dear FoxRidgeNorthConway,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor. I’m so happy to read your positive comments about our accommodations, eco-friendly Spa and “5 Star” dining experience in our Sea Glass Restaurant. Also, we truly appreciate your feedback on all of our wonderful employees making your return to the Inn by the Sea another wonderful experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine this year! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Saugerties, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

My husband and I could not be more pleased with our stay at The Inn. The staff is very warm, welcoming and helpful. Our room was beautifully appointed and comfortable with a great view.The Spa services were excellent. Our dinner at Sea Glass was most enjoyable and very relaxing. Hats off to the entire staff for the 5 star service and making us feel right at home! We will be back again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Saugerties
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear Saugerties,

Thank you for your recent review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to read your positive feedback in regards to our accommodations, eco friendly Spa, Sea Glass Restaurant and most of all our warm, welcoming staff! We are all very proud that we were able to deliver a 5 star travel experience to you and your husband and we look forward to your next visit to the Inn by the Sea.
Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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89 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Love to spend a weekend at this hotel, nothing's more relaxing. The restaurant is excellent, and a long walk on the beach is the perfect answer if you over-indulge. We normally have a party of 6 when staying, which they can always accomodate with their suites.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank fabthunder
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
Dear fabthunder,

Thank you for your recent review of the Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your positive comments regarding our accommodations and Sea Glass dining experience. We 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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Beverly, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
126 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We were looking for a quiet getaway and found all we could have hoped for. The Inn may be the most welcoming inn I've seen in years. The rooms, restaurant, lounge and spa were all wonderful. We drove around the area and will definitely return later in the spring to spend some time at Fort Williams.

Room Tip: We had a fireplace room with a view of the ocean. Great in the late winter.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Denise_and_Dana
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
Dear Denise_and_Dana,

Thank you for your recent review of the Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor and thank you for your positive comments regarding our accommodations, Sea Glass Restaurant and eco-friendly spa. We also appreciate your comments in regards to welcoming staff as well and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Sea in the near future. Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Kittery, Maine
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Had the opportunity (GroupOn) to spend two winter, albeit snowless, nights at the Inn By the Sea. With views of the ocean, a short walk to the beach, a short hop to Portland, and a friendly, attentive staff and gracious amenities ( for human and canines alike) this was a welcomed and wonderful retreat. The Sea Glass restaurant on site was superb with entrees cooked to taste and perfection.....saving my pennies to return to this wonderful Inn.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sarluk
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IBTSDOSM, Director of Sales at Inn By the Sea, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
Dear sarluck,

Thank you for your review of Inn by the Sea on TripAdvisor! I’m delighted to read that our property and staff members were able to provide you with a wonderful retreat. We look forward to welcoming you back to the southern coast of Maine in the near future! Richard Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Property: Inn By the Sea
Address: 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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