Guide to Boothbay Harbor Maine Hotels, Inns, Motels, Resorts, and Lodging

Boothbay Harbor retains its beautiful historic seaside atmosphere, a compact quaint town with extensive waterfront. Restaurants, galleries, country stores and shops in Boothbay are classic Mom and Pop style, preserving the small town charm of Maine. The natural seaside setting provides a relaxing atmosphere for exploring the coves, ledges and islands by kayak or boat tour or coastal nature trails, or you can simply relax at hotel or restaurant deck and watch the boats come and go.

Attractions in Boothbay Harbor are a source of adventure for families like the Maine State Aquarium, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, museums and parks. Boothbay hosts festivals year-round in town and on the waterfront.

Large hotels and vacation resorts in Boothbay Harbor are ideal for family vacation or couples getaways. These hotels often include waterfront views, marinas so you can arrive by boat, private beach access, pools and play areas for children.

Charming oceanfront Inns and quaint Bed and Breakfasts are perfect for an intimate getaway, with romantic sunset views and gourmet dining. Perhaps you are looking to accommodate larger groups or families? A seaside cottage or private home is a perfect rental option, usually for a very reasonable price. Whatever your preference, Boothbay has excellent lodging options, and boating tours out to see seals and lighthouses,  in this wonderful waterfront region.

Bluebird Ocean Point Inn | East Boothbay 207-633-4200 | 191 Shore Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
Bluebird Ocean Point Inn is an idyllic coastal Maine summer getaway. Perched on the rocky shoreline and backed by pine forests and rolling hills, the summer village of Ocean Point is about relaxing outdoors. Ocean Point's accommodations are comfortable, laid-back, and quaintly charming. A variety of cottages, rooms, and suites make this a popular destination for families, couples, and groups. Learn More
Linekin Bay Resort | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2494  | 92 Wall Point Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Make your own adventure and create lasting memories at Linkein Bay Resort. Join us on 20-acres of oceanfront property featuring new and newly renovated camp-style cabins and lodges. Enjoy our heated oceanfront pool, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, sailing (with or without instruction), tennis, basketball and fishing. Join us at the Deck Bar & Grill overlooking panoramic views of the bay, islands, and ocean. Dock & Dine with us; we monitor Ch. 09. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Newagen Seaside Inn | Southport 207-633-5242 | 60 Newagen Colony Rd. , Southport, Maine
Whether you prefer the B&B vibe of our classic rooms and suites, or you want a romantic island getaway in your own seaside cottage, our accommodations are everything you expect from a coastal Maine inn with history and charm. Newagen Seaside Inn is nestled on 20 acres of pristine oceanfront property, at the tip of Southport Island. Minutes from Boothbay Harbor, but far from the noise and crowds. Room rates include breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities, including pool and vintage game room. Restaurant and bar on property. Open May through October. Learn More
Harbour Towne Inn | Boothbay Harbor - Waterfront 207-633-4300 | 71 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Upon arriving at our quintessential waterfront bed and breakfast you will immediately be transported back to a time when romance and gracious living were a way of life. Choose an Inn room with an outside deck or common deck access for scenic views of the charming village or picturesque waterfront. Our luxurious modern Penthouse is spacious and sleeps four in luxury. Enjoy a full breakfast with our compliments. Fresh coffee, great food and good cheer. Learn More
Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Resort | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-4455 | 35 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
The Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Resort specializes in unforgettable Maine vacations. Explore the coastline on a majestic schooner. Play golf at luxurious Boothbay Harbor Country Club. Walk across the historic footbridge to local shops. Our convenient location invites endless opportunities to enjoy our coastal Boothbay Harbor Maine resort. Our Oceanside Resort features Coastal Prime. Coastal Prime has an inspired menu with locally sourced fresh seafood daily and seaside dining at its best. Learn More
Boothbay Harbor Summer Cottages | Boothbay Harbor 800-762-8433 | 50 Sugar Maple Lane, Boothbay, Maine
Experience the vacation of a lifetime with our selection of the finest cottages in the Boothbay Harbor Region. Come stay at our 5 star cottages and get all the exclusive membership benefits at Boothbay Harbor Country Club and discounted green fees. Enjoy the new Wellness Center and its fitness room, tennis courts, pickleball courts, heated salt water pool, hot tub and poolside bar. Embark on a private coastal tour on one of our boats – See historic lighthouses, seals, puffins or simply explore our quaint harbors and beautiful coastline. Learn More
Smuggler's Cove Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633- 2800 | 727 Ocean Point Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
Just minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor, Smuggler’s Cove Inn is a classic Maine waterfront retreat. Come play, swim, relax, and make new memories with family and friends. Enjoy ocean views of Linekin Bay from almost every accommodation and experience a stunning sunset from your semi-private balcony. Take full advantage of the sandy beach, heated swimming pool, kayaks, paddle boards, row boats, and fire pit on property. Join us for lunch, dinner, and happy hour at 727 Ocean Sunset Bar overlooking panoramic views of Linekin Bay – indoor and outdoor seating available. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Topside Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-5404 | 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Named the #1 Small Hotel in the United States and #7 in the World by TripAdvisor in 2022. Your hosts Mark & Buzz were named “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020 and they look forward to welcoming you. When you stay at Topside, you will enjoy panoramic views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses from the highest point in town, locally inspired “Over the Top” breakfasts from their recently published cookbook, onsite parking, 24-hour guest kitchen, coastal chic guestrooms and concierge service to plan your perfect stay. This beautiful four-acre hilltop oasis is just steps from the harbor’s waterfront and main street. Learn More
Flagship Inn & Suites | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-5094 | 200 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Boothbay Harbor's top rated affordable hotel. Affordable Rooms & Family Suites with easy access to all of Boothbay Harbor & The Botanical Gardens. Less than a mile from the ocean and downtown Boothbay Harbor, on the Trolley Route. Pool, hot tub, complimentary breakfast, playground, picnic area, free Wi-Fi, and direct access to walking trails. Pet friendly. The best value and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open year round. Learn More
Five Gables Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-4551 | 107 Murray Hill Rd, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Perched on a garden hillside overlooking Linekin Bay and built in 1896, our inn underwent restoration, bringing back to life one of the only remaining summer hotels in East Boothbay. Lounge by the living room fireplace with a book, sit back in a rocking chair on the porch or enjoy the gentle sea breezes coming off the bay. A five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with trips to Monhegan Island, windjammers, kayaking, whale watching, restaurants, galleries and shopping. Learn More
Fisherman’s Wharf Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-5090 | 22 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
A Maine tradition for over 60 years! 54 spacious and comfortable guestrooms with water views & balconies. Executive Chef Steven Richards (Maine Lobster Chef of the Year) is at the helm of our full service restaurant which features panoramic windows offering diners an unsurpassed view of the working waterfront. Lunch & dinner served 6 days a week. Lounge & patio deck also feature breathtaking views of the harbor. Prime location in the center of town is close to shops, restaurants, galleries & boating. The best in waterfront lodging & dining at the hub of the harbor. Learn More
Tugboat Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-4434 | 80 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Beautiful waterfront destination in the heart of Boothbay Harbor. The Tugboat Inn offers 64 rooms and suites facing the water, in five different buildings. All rooms feature king or queen size beds, private bath, personal amenities, AC, cable TV and in-room coffee machine. On site full service restaurant, the Marina Lounge and Cafe offers panoramic views of the harbor, fresh seafood and classic Maine favorites. Weekend and seasonal live entertainment. Sheltered Marina provides safe docking for all types of boats. Learn More

Nearby Towns

Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort | Edgecomb 207-579-1800 | 306 Eddy Road, Edgecomb, Maine
The Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort, located on the shores of the Sheepscot River, just minutes from Wiscasset and a short drive to Boothbay Harbor, boasts incredible panoramic sunset views and an easy walk to the Wiscasset village. Vacation rentals feature 1 and 2-bedroom suites, and 1 to 4-bedroom cottages and townhouses. The pristine landscaping, dotted by tall pine trees, includes a riverside gazebo and fireside gathering spot. Enjoy your independent vacation with coffee and a pastry for breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Restaurant and bar on property. Pet friendly accommodations available. Resort open year-round. Learn More
Coveside Bed & Breakfast | Georgetown 207-371-2807 | 6 Gotts Cove Lane, Georgetown, ME
Coveside is a private, peaceful, upscale retreat on Georgetown’s rocky coast. Get outdoors and enjoy the complimentary kayaks & bicycles, hike the local trails, spend the day at the Reid State Park beaches, or just relax on a waterside lawn chair or hammock and enjoy the stunning sunrise on Gotts Cove and Sheepscot Bay. All rooms have a private bath and lovely cove view. Some rooms have private decks and gas fireplaces. Open year round. Learn More
The Tipsy Butler | Newcastle 207-653-4103 | 11 High St, Newcastle, ME
The Tipsy Butler Bed & Breakfast is located in a beautifully renovated historic home in Newcastle, Maine. Featuring 4 guest rooms with private baths, luxurious bedding, mini-fridge, Nespresso machines, and L.L. Bean bathrobes, your stay includes a delicious home-cooked two course breakfast each morning made with locally sourced ingredients. Guests enjoy the cedar wood-fired sauna and expansive lawn for games and campfires. It is a short walk into Damariscotta for easy access to shops and restaurants. Learn More
Bailey Island Motel | Modern Getaway on Bailey Island 207-833-2886 | 2041 Harpswell Islands Rd, Bailey Island, Maine
Nestled on tranquil Bailey Island and serviced by the world's only cribstone bridge. The Bailey Island Motel has 19 spotless mini-suites with private baths, sitting area, smart tv, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, A/C, heat and more. Sit outside your room in your own Adirondack chairs sipping your morning coffee and plan the day's adventures. Enjoy the island's local fare at our wonderful restaurants. Perfect for a couples getaway, family outing, or Maine staycation! Learn More
Cod Cove Inn | Edgecomb 207-882-9586 | 22 Cross Road, Edgecomb, Maine
Perfectly located between Pemaquid and Boothbay peninsulas with all of Midcoast Maine at your doorstep. The Cod Cove Inn offers the privacy of a hotel with the warm, friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn. Four acres of sweeping lawns and groomed gardens, a heated swimming pool in season, and 28 elegantly appointed rooms. Every room offers a commanding panoramic view of the western sky, the tidal Sheepscot River and the village of Wiscasset, Maine’s prettiest village. A deluxe continental breakfast is included in-season; off-season, in-room breakfast is provided. Several pet-friendly rooms. Open year round. Learn More

Boothbay Area  Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Lodges

Beach Cove Hotel and Resort l 207-633-0353

The Birches at Coburn House Inn

Cottage Connection of Maine l 207-633-6545 

Gray Homestead Ocean Front Camping – Southport l 207-633-4612

Hodgdon Island Inn l 207-633-7474

Inn at Lobsterman’s Wharf l 207-633-3443

Kenniston Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast l 207-633-2159

Knickerbocker Lake Cottages l 207-633-5354

Boothbay Harbor Area Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Lodges

1830 Admiral’s Quarters Inn l 207-633-2474

Anchor Watch Bed and Breakfast l 207-633-7565

Atlantic Ark Inn l 207-633-5690

Blue Heron Seaside l 207-633 7020

Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort l 207-633-4455

Boothbay Harbor Inn l 207-633-6302
Brown’s Wharf Inn l 207-633-5440 
Coastal Maine Vacation Cottages l 207-633-3673 Ext. 8
Cap’n Fish’s Waterfront Motel l 207-633-6605

Fisherman’s Wharf Inn l 1-800-628-6872
Five Gables Inn – East Boothbay l 207-633-4551
Flagship Inn l 207-633-5094 l 800-660-5094
The Greenleaf Inn l 207-633-7346
Harbor House Inn l 207-633-2941 
Harborage Inn l 207-633-4640  
Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront l 207-633-4300 l 800-722-4240
Harbour’s Edge l 301-990-0363

Linekin Bay Resort l 207-633-2494
Lion d’OR Bed and Breakfast
Nana’s Place
Ocean Gate Inn – Boothbay Harbor/Southport l 207-633-3321
Ocean Point Inn – East Boothbay l 207-633-4200
Pond House l 207-633-5842

Seagate Motel l 207-633-3900 l 800-633-1707 

Ship Ahoy Motel – Southport l 207-633-5222

Smuggler’s Cove Inn – East Boothbay, l 207-633-2828

Spruce Point Inn Resort l 207-633-4152

Topside Inn l 207-633-5404 
Tugboat Inn Restaurant and Marina l 207-633-4434 l 800-532-6892

Southport Area
Newagen Seaside Inn – 207-633-5242

The Authentic Boothbay Harbor Inns and Bed and Breakfasts

Like many of Maine’s coastal towns, Boothbay Harbor is very authentic, a non-commercial, unspoiled seaside town. You won’t find big chain stores, just cute boutiques, seafood cafes and a waterfront full of charter boats and lighthouse tours. The closest Walmart is in Brunswick, the closest McDonalds in Bath. Boothbay is a classic Maine coastal community where the people are friendly, independent and proud.

Most of Boothbay Harbor’s lodging establishments are privately owned bnbs operated by local residents. Boothbay Harbor’s lodging accommodations range from a few seaside resorts and cottages, to motels, and quaint bed and breakfasts and inns. In a quiet slow paced town, more affordable than Kennebunkport or Bar Harbor, a Boothbay Harbor bnb or inn is the way to go to really capture the vibe of the coastal village. You’ll feel worlds away from home, yet strangely, feel very much at home staying at a charming bed and breakfast in Boothbay Harbor.

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With its perch at the end of the harbor overlooking Linekin Bay and Boothbay, visitors can find several bed and breakfasts or inns in Boothbay Harbor along the oceanfront, like the Rocktide Inn, Harbour Towne, Ocean Point Inn and Tugboat Inn. Hearing the lapping of waves against the shoreline, tinkling sailboats masts, and the swaying of the moored boats within the harbor is dreamy. Seeing the sunrise over the sea is a calm you can’t get from the sounds and sights of the city realm.

Staying at a Boothbay Harbor inn or bed and breakfast will offer the repose you need for your Maine vacation getaway. Having the amenities of both elegant and cozy lodgings, sumptuous bed and breakfasts and inns are the perfect place for a romantic stay. Picture cocktails overlooking the harbor to end your day exploring the Boothbay region, and a beautifully hand cooked breakfast each morning prepared by your innkeeper. Meeting your innkeeper and fellow guests often provides insight as to the best attractions in Boothbay, which boat excursion to take to see Boothbay’s lighthouses, or what special events are going on at Maine State Aquarium or the Opera House Boothbay at Boothbay Harbor.

While there are inns in Boothbay Harbor that accommodate families and large parties, normally bed and breakfasts house exclusively couples. Be sure to check that the lodging facility is family friendly before booking your stay at a bed and breakfast or inn in Boothbay Harbor.

Credit: Greg & Heather Burke

On the same note, for those with the intention of bringing the entire family, including the family dog, you’ll need to be sure the bed and breakfast is pet friendly as many inns do not accommodate them. Worry not—there are a few cottage rentals and inns to choose from that are pet friendly in Boothbay Harbor.

With so many things to enjoy in Boothbay Harbor, there is little need to travel outside of the area. Between scenic lighthouse boat tours, walks in the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, kayaking, shopping and dining, and of course finding relaxation and romance in your bed and breakfast quarters, you will certainly stay busy. Your innkeeper can give you tips on the best place to dine and attractions in Boothbay Harbor to make sure you experience all there is in this quaint seaside town.

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  1. Ship Ahoy Motel (Southport, ME) closed permanently in Spring of 2021 following the passing of owner, Jim Norman. He built the beautifully sited motel in 1955 or 1956, I think. My wife and I were there in 1958 for our honeymoon and returned there many summers until she died of cancer in 2015. We thought Ship Ahoy was the greatest bargain on the Maine Mid-Coast! We especially liked Jim.

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