Conde Nast Traveler- 14 Best Hotels in Portland Maine- Joe Riccio August 2019 In the last decade, Portland, Maine's hotel scene has blown up. Check out our favorite Portland hotels and figure out where you want to set your base of operations during your next trip Down East. Inn by the Sea- A stately property situated right on the waterfront in Cape Elizabeth, the Inn by the Sea is an all-immersive escape.Read More
Maine has earned its nickname, Vacationland. In summer, the population swells with holidaymakers who are baited by the craggy coastline and pristine inland regions. Fall foliage, winter snow and spring wildflowers present year-round possibilities. Get an authentic taste of this coastal paradise with our picks for the best Maine hotels for families.Read More
The Inn Crowd: Inn by the Sea. A seaside destination resort within walking distance of Crescent Beach and Kettle Cove, with stylish rooms, legendary service, a trendsetting seafood restaurant, and a garden pool, bocce court, and fire pit that attract families. It’s pricey, but so picturesque. From $399. 40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth. 207-799-3134.
How Inn by the Sea Can Seduce You- If you crave travel seduction on your vacation — the sublime feeling of falling in love with an oasis of natural beauty, welcome ambiance, easy relaxation, endearing surprises and pampering details — then Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, will turn your head and fill your heart.Read More
Adventure to Maine's Southern Coast: If you are yearning for that quintessential Maine family vacation, head to Cape Elizabeth's Inn by the Sea. Although much of Maine's dramatic coastline is rugged, Inn by the Sea is nestled beside an unspoiled sand beach.Read More
Fodor's Travel- The ocean views and luxury accommodations at Inn by the Sea take a backseat for some guests whose first request upon arrival is to meet the hotel’s current foster dog. In the three years since the Maine hotel partnered with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, more than 125 pups have found forever homes.Read More
Thanks Global Traveler Magazine & Susan Barnes at TravelinGirl for including Inn by the Sea in your "Pet Possibilities" article! "Inn by the Sea, located on a mile of sand beach, offers over the top pampering for pets and their owners, as well as to foster dogs; guests have adopted 131 dogs to date through the inn's collaboration with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland."
Thank you Down East Magazine (January 2019 issues) for covering great winter getaways including our SPA! "So you want to soak and sauna? SPA guests at this seaside inn enjoy private steam rooms. The "Inncredible SPA" package includes a two-night stay with two 60 minute Swedish massages in the spa and breakfasts in Sea Glass, the in-house restaurant with dramatic ocean views. High rollers can upgrade to a suite with soaking tub."
Inn by the Sea is selected as one of the Top Resorts in New England Reader's Choice Awards 2018.Read More
National Geographic Traveler Sept 2018- Plan the Perfect Road Trip. Gina Decaprio Vercesi " Though rocky shores dominate Maine's coastline, a mile-long swath of sand frames Inn by the Sea in Cape ELizabeth. Follow the boardwalk through a sanctuary planted with native vegetation to lovely Crescent Beach. The six acre oasis is part of initiative to create a safe haven for vulnerable New England cottontail rabbits. The inn also works with the Animal Refuge league of Greater Portland to support dog adoption. Be prepared- there's almost always a cutie curled up behind the front desk."
Maine’s luxurious Inn by the Sea is honored to have been named to USA Today’s 10 Best Destination Resorts list.Read More
Sea Glass restaurant at Maine’s Inn by the Sea has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. In achieving the Best of the Award of Excellence, the second tier award, Sea Glass has demonstrated a deep cellar with extensive selections across many regions.Read More
Oceanfront Hotels in Maine | Yankee Editors’ Picks Inn by the Sea-Cape Elizabeth "Handsome rooms, suites, and cottages shelter guests at this seaside resort with an outdoor saltwater pool, a restaurant and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, and a boutique spa. A boardwalk through a New England cottontail preserve links the ultragreen, dog- and family-friendly property with dune-backed Crescent Beach, a state park with lifeguards."
AFAR: "Just a seven-mile drive south of Portland, Maine, Inn by the Sea is an idyllic beach getaway on the Atlantic coast. The private boardwalk, a full-service spa, and a seafood restaurant with ocean views are worth the trip, but the best amenity this hotel offers is the opportunity to adopt an animal in need."
Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth "Maine's most eco-conscious seaside resort embraced being "green" long before the trend picked up steam. Stay at Inn by the Sea, and you'll be impressed by how the hotel's every nuance reflects respect and care for its coastal location. As you wander the boardwalk down to Crescent Beach, notice the native landscape, which has been thoughtfully restored to provide habitat for wildlife. Dogs can enjoy the beach, too, from October through March, and they're treated like elite guests year-round. Soothing amenities for humans—including fine dining and ocean-inspired spa treatments—make even wintry days feel like summer vacation."
INN BY THE SEA CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE "Crescent Beach is a pristine stretch of Maine seacoast. Guests of Inn by the Sea traverse a private boardwalk that winds through a wildlife sanctuary leading right to the water’s edge. It’s beach combing at its finest." "The resort aims to connect visitors to the local surroundings with experiential offerings. Haul traps on a working lobster boat or visit the nearby Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in the state." "Spacious suites with full kitchens and balconies offer plenty of room for the whole crew. If your family includes a four-legged member, you won’t find a more pet-friendly property."
Editor's Picks for Dog Lovers: Rover won't care much about Inn by the Sea's many eco-friendly initiatives...but he'll be swept off his paws by the dog friendly touches at this upscale coastal Maine hotel. Plush pet blankets and Maine turn treats are standard, while the Inn-credible Pet package adds a doggie massage, nightly snacks from the gourmet pet menu, and a personalized L.L. Bean dog bed.
Maine’s Inn by the Sea was recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts® with a GIFFTS Pineapple Award (Great Initiatives for Today’s, Tomorrow’s Society) presented to the Inn’s General Manager, Michael Briggs, at the Preferred Global Conference in San Diego, California on May 4, 2018. Preferred Hotels & Resorts® recognizes member hotels that have demonstrated excellence in their commitment to inspiring experiences for their guests and local communities annually.Read More
Virtuoso Traveler: Soak in more of Maine's summer with a stay at Cape Elizabeth's inn by the Sea...the beach side resort's Eco initiatives dovetail with kid friendly Bug's Life tours, where children fashion bug costumes and explore indigenous gardens from an insect's perspective.
Roger Sands: One of the pleasures of traveling is discovering romantic dining experiences that provide gourmet cuisine, exemplary service and an exquisite ambiance.... Only ten minutes from Portland, Inn by the Sea features the talents of Chef Andrew Chadwick at the intimate Sea Glass restaurant. Guests are treated to an extravagant dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its secluded oceanfront dining room. Chef Chadwick marries the freshest ingredients with a focus on health...special dinners often include oysters, lamb, scallops, and cauliflower a la plancha. A chocolate cake rounds out the evening.
Susan Axelrod: ...I head off to the Inn's luxurious SPA where I have opted for the Sea Waves massage, the body-work is done on a special surround-sound table that makes me feel as if I lying on an especially comfortable beach, feeling the vibrations of the waves as they roll in.... We are already fans of chef Andrew Chadwick's inventive food and tuck happily into lobster tacos with radish, sweet chile and avocado mousse; salmon with black rice crouton, bouillabaisse sauce , fermented fennel, and couscous, charmoula sauce, asparagus-citrus relish, and crisp kale.....
Mark A Thompson: Rooms with a View: Indigenous flora is also celebrated at Inn by the Sea which boasts five acres of seaside gardens flanking Crescent Beach State Park. Located a short drive from Portland in Cape Elizabeth, the luxury waterfront resort features 61 rooms, suites and cottage style suites with modern interiors, as well as Sea Glass, the award winning restaurant that serves a lobster tasting menu as well as sustainable seafood recommended by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Beachfront sunsets are followed by cocktails around an open fire pit....
Debra Bokur: On April 5, Executive Chef Andrew Chadwick will be whisked from the kitchen of his Sea Glass kitchen at Maine's Inn by the Sea to share his menu at the James Beard House in New York. Locally inspired dishes celebrate the rich bounty offered by the Maine landscape highlight Chef Chadwick's relationship with local farmers fishermen and oystermen. The Chef will be joined by Sea Glass Sommelier Donald Linscott providing selections from the Wine Spectator award- winning cellar at Sea Glass.
Laura Schreffler: We all like to stay in the lap of luxury but what if you could help others while enjoying yourself on holiday?.....The charming 61 room Inn by the Sea is just a stone's throw from Portland, Maine with a LEED certified SPA and several additional design features that aim to mitigate its impact on the environment...But that's not all: Inn by the Sea is also involved in copious community programs including Foster Dogs! (which works with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland to shelter four legged friends) + Books for a Booking (which purchases books for local schools with every December reservation made....)
Carla Tracy: For a guaranteed spectacular event book Inn by the Sea with state of the art technology including LCD projectors and a high quality sound system your event is sure to run smoothly. head into the Crescent Room for 1350 sq ft of customized event space or host a more intimate meeting in the Cove Room which can seat 12-16- just make sure attendees aren't distracted by the garden and sunset over the sea. Want to take it outside? Up to 150 guests can fir on the lawn underneath a waterproof tent, where a speaker can deliver a keynote or host a social hour so attendees can network.
Chloe Malle: The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine has a diverse room-service menu, including homemade Meat Roaff and the signature dish- K9 ice cream, a soy milk honey and vanilla confection topped with dog-bone crumble. SPA options are just as robust.
Diane Bair & Pamela Wright: Staying seaside in winter has its own rewards. Summer crowds have thinned, high season prices have dropped, and the Atlantic is at its most dramatic....A stay at this sumptuous resort, overlooking an untamed coastline will make you love winter....Don your down and take a quiet stroll along the beach. Feeling chilly? Warm up in the spa's steam room or sauna prior to a hot oil massage..... two -bedroom Cove suites feature separate living and dining areas, sleek kitchens, modern baths, gas burning fireplaces and private decks. The newly opened beach suites have indoor/outdoor fireplaces and in your face ocean views... Portland, with its museums and boutique shopping is a mere 8 miles away (and worlds apart)
Maine’s luxurious Inn by the Sea has been selected as one of the Top 10 Resorts in New England for 2017 by Condé Nast Traveler in their Reader’s Choice Awards, which will be announced in November issues of the luxury travel magazine. “This award recognizes our staff and serves as inspiration for them to continue to exceed guest expectations, and provide memorable visitor experiences,” stated Michael Briggs, Inn by the Sea, General Manager.Read More
Diane Hudson: ....A drive to Cape Elizabeth to Inn by the Sea delivers the goods. The rambling cottage glamour and shimmering seascape beyond the deck and gardens really are the cure for urban funk....We sip and sample while checking out the fine selection of paintings, many by local artists...Chef Andrew Chadwick comes to Maine by way of Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod, and the menu reflects his commitment to sustainable local seafood. ...We share an appetizer of tiny lobster tacos, each delicately crisp tortilla less than two inches across, standing upright on a dab of avocado, brimming with sweet chunks of lobster...The setting, the meal and the exceptional service and hospitality have proven a welcome escape from the city.
Virginia M. Wright: If you don't take your dog to Inn by the Sea you may leave with one. A foster dog from Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is always in residence to be petted, fed and walked by staff until a guest falls in love and takes him home (total pushovers to date:96) Your own dog chooses from a gourmet menu (think "meat roaff" and "doggie gumbo") gets an room massage and finds a turn down treat at bedtime.
Melissa C. Gillespie: Inn by the Sea is undergoing a re imagining of its two bedroom cottage style suites with a new design that blends coastal ambiance and a contemporary vibe...when completed in June the 10 new two bedroom Cove suites will overlook seaside lawns and gardens with partial ocean views, while luxury Beach suites will have beautiful panoramas of the Atlantic.
Peter Schelsinger: Maine's famous for it's rocky coast, but guests at Cape Elizabeth's Inn by the Sea enjoy access to the sandy Crescent Beach. To get there they walk a private boardwalk through a wildlife sanctuary that protects endangered New England cottontail rabbits. In summer, days are spent walking the mile long beach, sunbathing and swimming...During colder months, visitors to the shingled resort can still enjoy ocean views and wildlife spotting from the comfort of their rooms which come stocked with binoculars.
Leigh Gotzmer: Foodies take note: Inn by the Sea's restaurant, Sea Glass, is stocked with produce from surrounding gardens- even their towel program helps fund habitat for restoration for rabbits.
Inn by the Sea....How does Maine's first hotel to have dual flush toilets, A LEED certified SPA, and a role in the New England cottontail's rebound write its next green chapter? By educating-whether a naturalist beach walk or at dinner at Sea Glass where Chef Andrew Chadwick is cooking whiting, Pollock and other abundant yet underutilized fish.
Travel+Leisure's The Best Hotel in Every State names Inn by the Sea as Best in Maine. “Best of Maine!” raved one satisfied reader, while another hailed it as “a beautiful property [with] its own private beach…that embodies the Maine experience.” Families should book a suite with a kitchen and fireplace.
Restaurants who participate in Out of the Blue are on a longer list of GMRI’s Culinary Partners, who commit to keeping Gulf of Maine Seafood on their menus throughout the year. One of them is Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, where Chef Andrew Chadwick has featured Whiting, Pollock, and Redfish… “If we can support our local fishermen and give people a true taste of Maine, that’s what it’s all about.”
The Inn by the Sea will definitely not be hibernating through the winter. Rather the iconic Cape Elizabeth luxury hotel will be enjoying a rebuild that will introduce a new, contemporary coastal vibe in the form of two-bedroom cottage style suites. Highlights include traditional coastal shingle architecture exteriors with interior design touches and local artwork that play up the hotel's Atlantic address. The modern decor features mild glass, wicker and solid teak furnishings, hardwood floors, wood floors and bead board.
"Yes, you can peer at gardens, bogs, salt marsh and a slice of sea from the cozy dining space. But you can now also study a series of paintings and lithographs, the likes of Chagall and Matisse, that were recently installed on the walls: a cultural experience for all the senses."
The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, outside of Portland, has three ways in which its guests and the inn itself give back to the community.
In Cape Elizabeth Maine, the SPA at Inn by the Sea specializes in surfy massages, including on a bed that sends vibrations through your body to the sound of waves.
A Maine hotel opens its doors to some pretty sweet seniors… Since 2015 fifty-three dogs have found their forever homes because of their interim stay at the Inn… While guests appreciate the breathtaking waterfront views, abundant gardens and farm to fork dining experience, the glowing reviews of the Inn often mention what a lovely treat it was to be able to spend quality time with a dog.
Does your honey like to dig in the dirt? This Gardening Getaway in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, gives him or her plenty of opportunity to do so.
Condé Nast Traveler readers have once again selected Maine’s Inn by the Sea one of the Best Resorts in the Northeast in the 29th Annual Reader’s Choice Awards.Read More
For a more luxurious meal, try Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea. The chef belongs to a sustainable seafood program that encourages restaurants to put underutilized species on the menu to fight overfishing.
Sea Glass, inside the Inn by the Sea, focuses on seasonal New American cuisine and seafood.
From its storybook site on the ocean, the Inn by the Sea has become its own unique eco system and a part of the greater eco system of coastal Maine.
Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea is honored to be included in the select group of restaurants chosen for Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence.Read More
A Deeper Shade of Green: The 61 room property is situated on a mile of sandy beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, a 15 minute drive from Portland. It blends understated elegance with sustainable amenities…
Maine’s premier beach destination, Inn by the Sea, appointed Andrew Chadwick Executive Chef of Sea Glass, the hotel’s ocean view restaurant.Read More
Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards have selected Inn by the Sea as one of the 100 Best Hotels in the World, and as one of the Top Ten Resorts in the American Northeast.Read More
Sea Glass is a sweet spot to enjoy fresh seafood and much much more cooked in a style that's progressive but unpretentious.
An immaculate lawn scattered with Adirondack chairs slopes towards the sea...Rooms are sunny and spacious, with balconies clearly meant to serve as sitting rooms. This might be one of the country's most approachable luxury hotels.
Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice: Best Beach Front Inn. Handsome rooms, suites and cottages shelter guests at this seaside resort with an outdoor saltwater pool, a restaurant and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, and a boutique SPA.
An industry veteran with extensive resort management experience, Briggs is responsible for the resort’s overall operation which includes 61 up-scale guestrooms and suites, ocean view restaurant and full service SPA.Read More
Sicinski’s unique cooking style continually evolves....compelled by an intellectual search for complex flavors that best represent the diversity of a region his creations start with high quality, whole ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible.
The Inn's ocean view Sea Glass restaurant serves up captivating regional cuisine.
A stone's throw from the downtown action, the luxurious redoubtable Inn by the Sea is worth the short commute with its sandy beach, pool, spa and excellent on-site dining.
Babymoon in Maine. Go for relaxing beach walks, swim in the pool or get cozy by the fireplace in your room.
Late fall is an ideal time to visit the lower coastal area of Maine, right after the crowds have gone home and when the brilliant fall colors are still on the trees, just before the daily frost, and while the afternoons are still warm.
The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth’s Crescent Beach State Park is renowned for both its eco- and dog-friendliness. .... take nature walks along the beach to spot protected wildlife like New England Cottontails and Piping Plovers.
Inn by the Sea named number 1 in Top Ten Waterfront Hotels in the Northeast. Grand, but not grandiose, Inn By The Sea keeps both top-notch luxury and eco-friendly practice sacrosanct.
Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine has been welcoming dogs and their families for more than 20 years with pampering and in-room amenities.
Blueberries, beach and smores - Inn by the Sea is the perfect place for the Maine experience.
Maine's Luxurious Inn by the Sea Selected One of New England's Best Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.Read More
Condé Nast Traveler readers have selected Maine’s Inn by the Sea as one of the Best Resorts in the Northeast for 2014 in the respected Reader’s Choice Awards in November issues of the luxury travel magazine.Read More
According to Travel + Leisure, being selected for the World’s Best Awards is a testament to how well a property serves their customers as they explore the world.Read More
In presenting the Sustainability award Preferred Hotel Group® cited Inn by the Sea’s commitment to environmental responsibility implemented through several hotel programs.Read More
Only 400 hotels received the honor ,out of over 3,500 properties recommended on the site, by meeting criteria based on editor and family traveler reviews.Read More
Collaborating with the Department of Conservation and other state agencies to restore Cottontail Habitat is just one of many environmental initiatives undertaken by Inn by the Sea and their employees over the last decade.Read More
Inn by the Sea, located on Crescent Beach in Maine, has been named to the 2014 Gold List, as one of the “511 Best Places on Earth” in the January issues of Conde Nast Traveler.Read More