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4.3 out of 5

"Gorgeous and gracious property with boardwalk to beach and ocean. Large lawn and seating area for outdoor conversations. Staff was great and very acco ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 29 Mar 2021

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Higgins Beach

On the beach

You'll find Crescent Beach State Park and Crescent Beach within a 15-minute walk of this Cape Elizabeth hotel. Two Lights State Park and Cape Elizabeth Light are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking. You'll appreciate the outdoor pool, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 61 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and pillowtop beds.

Beach Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Loft Suite King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Fireplace Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Traditional Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Traditional Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Inn By The Sea ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Inn By The Sea

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5
Gorgeous and gracious property with boardwalk to beach and ocean. Large lawn and seating area for outdoor conversations. Staff was great and very accommodating. Spa treatment was relaxing. Did not use fitness area or dining room, both are lovely though. Delicious food delivered promptly by room service. Have been a repeat guest at Inn by the Sea over the past 10 years. Can’t wait to return.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021

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5 out of 5

Seaside Serenity

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We recently traveled to Portland, and after researching several of the hotels in town prior to our trip, we selected to stay at Inn by the Sea. This property is beautiful. It sits right at the water's edge, so morning walks on the beach are a must. The atmosphere is cozy, as you would find in a B &B, but the service and amenities are more like a four-star hotel. The restaurant was great; we usually eat off property to save money, but this one was worth it. There is also a small bar with a fireplace to have a nightcap. Additionally, the inn is just a short drive from all of the historical landmarks and Portland, which is a delightful city. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Cape May, NJ on Nov 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Amazing Escape

The website doesn't do justice to the well-appointed and tastefully decorated accomodations. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful townhouse style suite. From the warm welcome of the staff to the friendly grounds crew we were impressed! Our ""spa"" themed room had gorgeous marble counter tops in the well equipped kitchen. The downstairs sitting area was tastefully decorated. This had a pull out sleeper sofa, a spacious dual sided desk as well as flat screen TV and ample seating. There was a balcony with an amazing view of the ocean as well. Upstairs two beds complete with down comforters, luxurious robes to use and a marble over-sized bath with walk in rain shower and also a separate jacuzzi spa tub. We only wish that we had booked our entire stay at this property! We will definately return for a longer stay. Our stay wasn't long enough for us to dine in the restaurant nor take advantage of thewide range of services offered at the on-site spa.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2009

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5 out of 5

Great place

I come to this hotel every year, and I have never had a problem with my room or any staff member. Everyone is always welcoming and accommodating. It is a nice quite location, not far from Portland, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2007

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5 out of 5

Great place

I come to this hotel every year, and I have never had a problem with my room or any staff member. Everyone is always welcoming and accommodating. It is a nice quite location, not far from Portland, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2007

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1 out of 5

Wedding 30 feet away!!

My sisters and I planned a long weekend with our elderly dad, and rented a beach condiminium here. We arrived to find a wedding tent set up 30 feet from our porch. We were never told about this at any time during booking. Loud weddings Saturday and Sun kept us locked indoors on two gorgeous Maine days. Our precious time with Dad was ruined, they are heartless idiots for not letting us know in advance about this. They don't care about their hotel guests.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2006

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Inn By The Sea offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a steam room. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. A 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Inn By The Sea. Free valet parking is available. This 4-star Cape Elizabeth hotel is smoke free.

  • 61 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) (19.1 km / 11.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Inn By The Sea offers 61 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Cape Elizabeth hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Sea Glass - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 6 percent of room rate

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • Concierge service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 250 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Inn Sea Preferred Boutique
  • Inn Sea Preferred Boutique Cape Elizabeth
  • Sea Preferred Boutique
  • Sea Preferred Boutique Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn Sea Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn Sea
  • Sea Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn By The Sea Maine/Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn By The Sea Hotel
  • Inn By The Sea Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.