Inn by the Sea

AAA Inspector Rating
8.7
Excellent
39 Guest Ratings
40 Bowery Beach Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107- Map It
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AAA Inspector Notes
The impressive views of the Atlantic and gracious gardens beckon you to explore this scenic destination along Crescent Beach. You can have some relaxation time on the sandy beach, at the soothing, aroma-filled spa and in the serene saltwater swimming pool when weather permits. Or you can kick it up a notch and take advantage of the complimentary bicycles for a scenic jaunt or expend some energy on the state-of-the-art equipment in their exercise facility. All guest rooms offer plush bedding with upscale amenities; many have ocean views. Smoke free premises. 61 units, some two bedrooms, efficiencies and kitchens. 3 stories, interior/exterior corridors. Accessibility (Call).

Amenities & Services

WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Type
Classic Resort Hotel
Location
Oceanfront. On SR 77, 7 mi s. 40 Bowery Beach Rd 04107.
Eco Certification
EcoRooms & EcoSuites approves and certifies lodgings that meet strict guidelines covering environmentally friendly practices and products in guestrooms. The Maine Environmental Leader Green Certification Program recognizes lodgings working to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint, minimize waste, and use safer alternatives to toxic cleaning products.
Pool
heated outdoor.
Parking
on-site and valet.
Dining & Entertainment
Sea Glass, see separate listing, full bar.
Business Services
Available on premises
Room Amenities
refrigerators, coffeemakers, wireless Internet. Some: microwaves, high-speed Internet.
Sports & Recreation
steamroom, recreation programs, bicycles, lawn sports, exercise room, spa.
Guest Services
valet laundry, room service.
Terms
check-in 4 pm, 2 night minimum stay - seasonal and/or weekends, 14 day cancellation notice-fee imposed, resort fee, pets accepted.

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Excellent
Based on Ratings from 39 guests
Showing reviews 1 - 5 of 18
7.5
Leslie
Good
family with older children
08-12-2016
Pros: Location, pool, s'mores by the fire, the acoustic guitar player. Facility is beautiful.
Cons: Over-staffed, insincere, nickel-and-dimey. For the price, there should have been a complimentary buffet breakfast at least. No mention whatsoever of our 25th wedding anniversary. The place felt like an operational resort vs a comfortable place to relax.
3.3
Anonymous
Poor
family with older children
07-19-2016
Pros: The location is nice but it's quite far out of downtown Portland.
Cons: The room was shabby at best and the bathroom was not clean. AC was loud and primitive. Room smelled like dog hair.
6.3
Charles
Pleasant
family with young children
07-14-2016
Pros: Beautiful outdoor and views. Gorgeous lawn and plants. Very friendly and extremely helpful staffs. Very quiet and peaceful. Dog friendly they even have a special menu at the restaurant to make the day of your canine friend. The beach that links to it is also very nice.
Cons: The cottage I rented was really below standard. Very dated and not maintained. Cracked bathroom tiles, ripped curtains, stained couch, yellowish and flimsy toilet seat, missing window crank, dated kitchen, broken wood blinds. It really did not justify it's 700+ per night price tag. They did fix some of the problems within 2 days. The manager even sent a bottle of champagne and discounted my first night to apologize, but this was not something you would want to go through on your limited vacation time. A staff told me that they were going to take down all the cottages by the end of the year to rebuild, and that explained everything. All the other rooms seem fine. So rent any room but the cottage.
10.0
Will
Exceptional
mature couple
04-16-2016
Pros: All aspects of my stay were fantastic!
Cons: Would be nice to visit when the beach area is green and plants are blooming.
10.0
Jamie
Exceptional
mature couple
04-13-2016
Pros: Beautiful accommodations, friendly staff, beautiful views. Dinning was $$$$$ but very good. Spa facilities and staff were excellent.
Cons:
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