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FULL Guide to The Best Maine Luxury Hotels, Inns, and Lodging

Maine is best noted for lobster and lighthouses, but luxury lodging has appeared along the coast and the Lakes & Mountains region too. The Pine Tree State has become recognized as a destination for luxury hotels with upscale lodging, excellent cuisine, and unique spa treatments.

You will find beautiful oceanfront resorts and hotels in Maine with incredible scenery — from well-appointed guest rooms to suites with balconies and decks.

Also, there are some very special four and five-diamond properties and several luxury hotels — many of which include spas and health clubs, fitness facilities, golf courses, top restaurants, luxury amenities, and knowledgeable concierges to help plan day excursions like hiking and biking trips, boat tours, and scenic drives.

Featured Maine Luxury Inns, Hotels, and Resorts

York Harbor Inn | York Harbor 207-363-5119 | 480 York Street, York Harbor , Maine
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn that has been featured on the Travel Channels "Great Country Inns" and as Country Living Magazines "Inn of the Month." Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Award winning ocean view dining with a bistro menu in 1637 plus dining and entertainment in our Ships Cellar Pub. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Complete conference facilities. Open year round. See website for last minute Internet Specials, Innkeeper and other packages. Free WiFi. Learn More
Breakwater Inn & Spa | Waterfront Inn and Spa 207-967-5333 | 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Located directly on the Kennebunk River with beach, ocean and sunset views. This chic historic inn offers modern spa rooms with river views, cottages hanging over the river and more. One of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts of today. Full service spa complex to indulge in exclusive, signature spa treatments. Guests delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. Learn More
Kennebunkport Captains Collection | Kennebunkport 207-967-3141 | 6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, Maine
Located in the heart in Kennebunkport’s historic district, the Captains Collection is comprised of some of the most significant historic ship captain's homes in Kennebunkport. Previously known individually as Captain Lord Mansion, Captain Fairfield Inn, Captain Jefferds Inn, and Maine Stay Inn, under the new collection name, the inns are now managed as a resort-style single entity, embodying the nautical charm of the town with the design and amenities to satisfy the desires of today’s discerning traveler. From private cottages to spacious suites and cozy rooms, the collection offers something for everyone. Enjoy landscaped grounds, warm hospitality, and professional concierge services. Learn More
Berry Manor Inn | Rockland 207-596-7696 | 81 Talbot Avenue, Rockland, Maine
A Rockland Maine Bed and Breakfast offering a True Maine Experience and one of the Top Best Bed and Breakfasts in the US. The inn is considered one of the area’s premier luxury Maine coast inns. Guests enjoy the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era; with the luxury and modern conveniences today’s travelers expect. Relax with our exceptional warm and gracious hospitality without any pretense. Located in a historic residential area just a few miles south of Camden. Learn More
Dunes on the Waterfront | Ogunquit 888-295-3863 | 518 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine
Retreat to a tranquil oasis of white sand, picturesque coastline and panoramic ocean vistas. Situated on 12 beautifully landscaped and secluded acres, The Dunes is only 300 Yards from Ogunquit Beach. Located on the Ogunquit Tidal River, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, our waterfront hotel accommodations offer the ideal escape from the world. 17 Guest Rooms or 19 Cottages. Most cottages offer screened porches with waterfront views, wood-burning fireplaces, and full kitchens. 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
Hidden Pond | Inspired by Nature 207-967-9050 | 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport, Maine
Maine’s Award-Winning Luxury Resort. From the moment you arrive, you will know you’re in for an altogether different experience. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, this private luxury resort features two outdoor swimming pools, a magical treetop spa, and organic dining at the award-winning farm-to-fork restaurant Earth at Hidden Pond. Designed for total privacy and relaxation, Hidden Pond offers the choice of a one-story or two-story cottage, treetop lodges, or romantic bungalows. Its hideaways deliver a unique combination of natural serenity and rustic luxury within easy reach of Kennebunkport’s top attractions. Learn More
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club | Kennebunkport 207-967-2511 | 59 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club’s marina-side location on the Kennebunk River is as idyllic as can be. Yachtsman is a short walk or bike ride from beaches, attractions, restaurants and the eclectic galleries and boutiques that make Dock Square the most alluring shopping and dining enclave on the Maine coast. The adjacent Kennebunkport Marina provides dockage, rentals, and services for boating enthusiasts. Yachtsman also provides complimentary kayak, canoe, and bike rentals to guests. Learn More
Tides Beach Club | Kennebunkport 207-967-3757 | 254 Kings Hwy , Kennebunkport, Maine
The only hotel located on Kennebunkport's pristine Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club honors its 117-year legacy of hospitality with classic architecture enhanced by a modern vibe and contemporary coastal décor. Guest rooms offer cool tones of teal and coral, petite marble bathrooms, and luxury amenities, all of which reflect the unique beauty and timeless ambience of the Maine coast. Onsite dining and bar present a vibrant social scene. Dining menus showcase Maine's local seafood: enjoy a lobster roll, a classic steamed lobster, or nosh on crispy fried clams. Learn More
Seaside Houses Cottages | Kennebunk Beach 207-967-4461 | 80 Beach Ave, Kennebunk Beach, Maine
New 2 and 3 Bedroom Cottages with river and/or ocean views just 100 yard walk across dunes from sandy Kennebunk Beach. These luxurious upscale year round homes feature fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, separate bedrooms, screened in porch and deck. Central heat and AC, Gas Fireplaces, Flat Screen TV’s and free WiFi. Sit back on your porch and relax just one mile from Kennebunkport’s famous Dock Square with its unique shops and restaurants. These cottages offer a fabulous year round getaway retreat. Learn More
Boathouse Waterfront Hotel | Kennebunkport 207-967-8223 | 21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
Waterfront hotel and restaurant located on the banks of the Kennebunk River. Surrounded by working marinas, The Boathouse epitomizes its chic, coastal locale in Kennebunkport. The newly designed space is bright and sunny with nautical influences. Chef John Shaw’s “classic Maine” menu focuses on fresh seafood with a sprinkling of Asian influences and a full Lobster Bar that serves Maine oysters, Little Neck clams, and scallop crudo. Featuring two bars serving creative craft cocktails and outdoor dining on a wrap-around deck. Learn More
Grand Hotel | Kennebunk 877-455-1501 | 1 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk, Maine
The Grand Hotel in Kennebunk, Maine, sits prominently on Chase Hill, just steps away from bustling downtown Kennebunkport. Featuring classic New England architecture and elegantly appointed decor, the hotel offers views of lively Dock Square and Lower Village. Grand Hotel is a perfect retreat for your coastal Maine vacation if you are looking for convenience, comfort, and elegance. With our on-site Maine Art Hill art gallery, you can indulge yourself in artistic delights. Learn More
The Cottages at Cabot Cove | Kennebunkport 207-967-5424 | 7 S Maine St, Kennebunkport, Maine
Catering to couples, captivatingly cozy, and quintessentially coastal, this magical enclave of 16 petite cottages is a departure from traditional inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cabot’s whimsically intimate accommodations offer the perfect seasonal getaway; serene and peaceful being tucked away in a cove, but also conveniently located near downtown. Perhaps Renovation Style magazine summed up The Cottages at Cabot Cove best — “decorated little houses with patios and lush landscaping, clustered next to Cabot Cove, one of Maine’s most beautiful saltwater settings.” Learn More
Cape Arundel Inn & Resort | Kennebunkport 855-346-5700 | 208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Time on Maine’s spellbinding coast has a way of resetting your priorities. Cape Arundel Inn & Resort’s shimmering ocean views, exquisitely prepared cuisine, and the indulgent sleep that follows invigorating days by the sea will set your transformation in motion. Getaways here on this picture-perfect point of land can be as private or as social, as active or as restful, as casual or as elegant as you dream. As a guest, you’ll have the devoted Cape Arundel Inn team at your service to handcraft experiences that are authentically Maine… authentically you. Learn More
Whitehall | Camden 207-236-3391 | 52 High St., Camden, Maine
An ideal spring, summer, or early fall destination for those in search of an authentic Maine experience. A thoughtful renovation in 2015 embraces the history of this iconic property, and brings new focus on the natural beauty of the magical town where “the mountains meet the sea.” Luxury linens, modern amenities and a beautifully lit 85-seat main events space and bar available for rehearsals and receptions. Relax and enjoy rambling front porches, front and back patios, and sit by the fire pits for evenings under the stars. Dine at our on-site restaurant, Pig + Poet, which embraces a focus on simple ingredients and sustainable sourcing. Learn More
Wolf Cove Inn | Poland 207-998-4976 | 5 Jordan Shore Drive, Poland, Maine
The loons of the lake are calling you to Wolf Cove Inn, an 11-room lakeside B&B with a cabin on Tripp Lake. Unwind in our outdoor sauna oasis with a panorama sauna and cold plunge tub. Relax in Adirondack chairs, savor organic farm-to-table breakfasts, and paddle tranquil waters. Enjoy stunning lakefront views and Maine comfort breakfasts serenaded by loons. We're pet-friendly, open year-round, and offer a magical setting for elopements and intimate weddings. Learn More
The Lady Mary Inn | North Berwick 207-676-2133 | Elm Street, North Berwick, Maine
Comfortably familiar and welcoming, elegant and classic, down to the tiniest detail, while still offering every convenience the modern traveler expects. Welcome to the Lady Mary Inn. Surround yourself in Victorian romance. Experience the grandeur of this 25-room mansion while you enjoy all the Southern Maine Seacoast Region has to offer! Stretch out in one of our spacious guest rooms with beautiful private baths. Full gourmet breakfasts are artfully served. Conveniently located in North Berwick, Maine, just 6 miles from I-95 and 15 minutes from miles of white sandy beaches. Learn More
Captain Nickels Inn | Oceanfront in Searsport 207-548-1104 | 127 E Main St, Searsport, Maine
Enjoy luxury accommodations in a historic Sea Captain’s home. Step back in time and enjoy one of our nine guest rooms as if you were a guest of Captain Nickels himself. Upgrade your stay with one of our suites, both offer stunning views from their decks of our six-acre lawn and Penobscot Bay. Awaken to the smell of our chef’s choice breakfast served each morning in our dining room or solarium. Unwind from a whirlwind day of exploring Maine’s MidCoast in one of our two parlors. Take a stroll to the water and enjoy classic Adirondack chairs on the bay’s edge. Learn More
The Grand Hotel | Ogunquit 207-646-1231 | 276 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
A popular choice for travelers visiting Ogunquit, The Grand Hotel offers two room suites equipped with a king bed, TV in each room, fridge, microwave and WIFI. Some suites feature fireplaces. Free parking is available in our underground parking lot. Enjoy our indoor pool and outdoor Hot Tub. It is an easy walk to Perkins Cove, Marginal Way, Ogunquit Beach and the Downtown area with many fine dining choices along the way. 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
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
Blind Tiger | Portland 207-879-8755 | 163 Danforth Street, Portland, Maine
A historic piece of Portland's vibrant West End, our guest house is designed to make you feel like a true Portlander. Located in the heart of one of the country’s most happening cities, Blind Tiger offers an easygoing style and creative design in an intimate setting, for an experience that embodies the spirit of Portland. Learn More
The Inn at Tanglewood Hall | York Harbor 207-351-1075 | 611 York Street, York Harbor, Maine
Casually elegant seacoast B&B amidst woodlands, gardens and fountains, once a York Historical Society Decorator Show House. Enjoy bold ocean views along the Cliff Walk or relax upon York’s beaches just a stroll away; cuddle up in our hammock or by a crackling fire; then slip into luxurious queen beds in air-conditioned rooms with updated private baths. Surrounded by the scent of sea air, you'll savor breakfast on our veranda. Just an hour from Boston. Open year-round. Learn More
Inn at Sunrise Point | Lincolnville 207-236-7716 | 55 Sunrise Point Road, Lincolnville, Maine
This AAA 4-diamond Maine Inn is located directly on the Penobscot Bay waterfront, with luxury guest rooms and cottages complete with ocean views, private decks, fireplaces, and extraordinary amenities. Guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the ocean view Conservatory, relaxing on the 5-acre grounds, visiting Camden just minutes away, and evenings in our library with a cocktail by the fireplace, overlooking the shore. Great seasonal specials and sailing packages available. Learn More
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Discover Luxury Lodging in Maine

Since Maine is regarded as having a small-town atmosphere, travelers might expect “Maine lodging” to mean staying at “mom-and-pop-owned” inns. However, the state is very much a place to find luxury lodging.

Along Maine’s coast, skiable mountains, lakes, and highlands, you can find high-end lodges that aim to please and pamper visitors while capturing Maine’s natural beauty with breathtaking views of the ocean and countryside.

Coastal Regions

On Maine’s coast, you can discover a luxurious lifestyle at five-star and four-diamond properties with ocean vistas, rooftop pools, spa services, outdoor hot tubs, and some of Maine’s best dining with locally grown food deserving top foodie recognition.

While vacationing in a luxury lodge on the coast of Maine, visitors can indulge in the spectacular private setting and enjoy access to nearby coastal attractions, including shopping, sailing tours, local entertainment, and of course, the beach.

Mountains Region

At Maine’s ski areas, luxury resorts provide all the amenities you need to enjoy a day on the slopes and return to relax in an indoor heated pool with a built-in spa and waterfall, or recline in the theater room for a movie.

Visitors can also enjoy sunset views from their luxuriously decorated lodgings to behold the unforgettable beauty of Maine’s forests, mountains, and lakes.

Treat Yourself to a Lavish Maine Getaway

Luxury lodging in Maine means visitors will be spoiled with the best rooms and suites, spa sessions overlooking the ocean, impeccable service and hospitality, fine dining, in-room Jacuzzis, fitness centers, and unmatched amenities.

Appealing to those who desire top-notch concierge services, luxury lodging properties can help plan a day of hiking and touring the coast and provide directions on where to go to make the most of a vacation in Maine.

So, don’t think that Maine lacks luxury. In fact, Vacationland has become a top-rated destination for luxury hotels and resorts, attracting some of the best chefs and designers to provide the finest getaway and unforgettable dining experiences in New England.

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