May 15, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Up in the far reaches of New England is an inn that embraces an understated elegance in the breathtaking state of Maine. Inn by the Sea – part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – has emerged as one of Maine's premier luxury seaside retreats, and has been granted the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award. With just 57 rooms, suites and classic cottages, guests are guaranteed attentive service and an experience that promises to exceed expectations. Located in Cape Elizabeth, less than 10 miles from Portland, the inn has managed to redefine coastal luxury with its sophisticated palette of deep red, cognac and charcoal hues, coupled with maple furnishings and local artwork that graces public and private spaces. A private boardwalk leads onto the soothing shores of Crescent Beach, crossing through a sweeping wildlife sanctuary along the way.

With such intimate surroundings you might not expect full-service amenities that a larger hotel offers—but rest assured, Inn By the Sea is both full-service and fabulous. Classic New England fare is served at Sea Glass, the exceptional all-day dining restaurant. You will discover not only fresh local ingredients and seafood selections pulled from local waters, but you will also savor the spectacular ocean views from inside the dining room or on the al fresco deck. The inn also offers some two-bedroom cottages replete with full kitchens for your gourmet comfort and convenience. The serene spa features a half-dozen treatment rooms, plus separate men's and women's sanctuaries to retreat to before and after you have been pampered by a skilled therapist. Coastal Maine also offers a wealth of windswept recreation, including lobster boat cruises, kayaking, lighthouse tours and even hot-air balloon adventures. After a day of exploring, return to Inn by the Sea and be lulled to sleep by the sound of gently crashing waves.

Location of Inn by the Sea

Inn by the Sea
40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Nearest Airport: PWM

Amenities for Inn by the Sea

  • General Information
  • 43 Guest Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar & Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Complimentary Local & Long Distance Calling
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Boat Excursions
  • Whale Watching
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Theatres
  • Interests
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Hotels
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Inn by the Sea

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 22 hours ago

all the amenities at the inn including breakfast were top notch, staff are incredibly friendly, pets are welcome, located on the ocean for beach access with many area golf courses including two world-class private courses and within 15 minutes of Portland for great dinners and concerts.

mjberry2017 - Acton, Massachusetts

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I wrote a review of this hotel 2 years ago and gave it a resounding 5 out of 5. I loved it. So much so, that this year while my grandmother convalesced after a long hospital stay at my mom's place in Old Orchard I could think of no more idyllic a location to celebrate the Easter holiday. So I booked three nights in a garden suite and Easter dinner for 5 at the Sea Glass restaurant. I'll start with the positives. The property is beautiful. The rooms are wonderful: spacious, homey, tastefully decorated, clean, and all with breathtaking views. The staff are top notch: friendly and accommodating, conversational without being intrusive, and professional. Absolutely no complaints. The location is perfect, but then if you're looking at this property you probably know that already. Easy access to all the points of interest on Cape Elizabeth and environs. Now for the negatives. When I wrote my previous review, I'd mentioned that if you're not a dog person, this might not be the property for you. I happen not to mind them and even brought my Italian greyhound up with me. I was placed in room 104. In 105 there was a very vocal dog with a very deep, loud, bark which he felt obligated to demonstrate for up to 10 minutes every time I so much as scratched my nose. Not cool. I mentioned to the front desk, and they were very apologetic and offered to move me to a different room the next day if it continued. That sounded reasonable to me, and indeed overnight the dog was mostly quiet. Then there was room 103 on the other side of me. At around 6 am, the kids started running up and down the hallway, screaming and yelling, banging into walls, and let me tell you - sound insulation in this place is non-existent. I could hear every conversation and footstep in the adjacent rooms as if there were no more than a screen separating us. Naturally, all this commotion set off Cujo on the other side of me. After lying in bed listening to this insanity for about 2 hour, I trudged to the front desk, and told them I'd take them up on their offer to move me to a new room. They were perfectly understanding and moved me to 101. Oh, what a mistake that was. Apparently rooms 201 and 202 above me were occupied by a single party with even MORE precious bundles of joy who spent the entire afternoon thundering back and forth, screaming, slamming doors, and jumping up and down. I'm not exaggerating when I say I expected them to come crashing through the ceiling. I heard wood creaking ominously and listened to loud banging and thumping until, one again, I couldn't take it anymore and went back to the desk around 9 pm. I was told (very sympathetically) that it was school vacation week and there was nothing to be done. So I collected my things, loaded up the car, and made the two-hour drive back home. It’s likely this would have been my family's last Easter together with my grandmother, so trust me: when I say the conditions were bad I mean they were intolerable. I loved this place the first time and was expecting to love it again, but instead it leap-frogged to the top of my list of worst hotel experiences ever. I don't know what more they could or should have done. Perhaps spoken to the parents and asked them to control their brood. Better sound-proofing is an absolute must. I see there's new construction going on, so maybe these will be built with this consideration in mind for people who visit a seaside spa resort for peace and tranquility. They did refund me the two pre-paid nights I didn't stay as well as cover over $200 in food and drink costs - a gesture I did not request but was much appreciated. I don't see myself returning again. As I sit here typing this on Easter Sunday in my living room, the rest of my family are sitting in theirs in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire on a day when we were all expecting to be together. I wish all their future guests an experience that more closely resembles my first stay than my last.

aaronclark - North Andover, Massachusetts

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We were at the Inn by the Sea on April 14-16, in a Spa Suite. We were ready to be disappointed when we pulled in the parking lot because the Inn looked very plain, unassuming. But it was a 180 degree turn once we stepped in our suite. It was beautiful, felt like home, it had everything we needed and more. We loved the bathroom! The special touches like turn down service, cookies and bottled water in the evening, smores in the afternoon, an Easter basket for our 5-yo - it is so far the best service I have experienced in a hotel/inn. We are looking forward to coming back. Thank you so much! PS Our little girl was quite sad that we had to leave. She begged us to stay just one more night, but we had to go.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed Easter weekend & cannot wait for our next trip. This was our 5th trip to the Inn since 2015 and each time we come it keeps getting better and better. A big plus for us is the dog-friendliness and that we are able to travel with our dog. Everything about our trip was amazing! Another perfect weekend at the Inn By The Sea!

Karen D - Northern New Jersey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a weekend & can't wait to go back. The hotel is beautiful! Rooms are spacious and the spa is fantastic! So close to Portland too! It is also a super pet friendly inn. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. I didn't want to go home!

LisaFrankie - Bourne, Massachusetts

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