maine coast

Guide to The Best Coastal Maine Hotels, Resorts, and Lodging

What many travelers or even locals may not realize is that Maine’s coastline is longer than California’s. Certainly then, with all the crevices and crooks of rocky shores, and meandering beaches, there is much to explore on the Maine coast

Maine’s coast is known for its lighthouses bound on rocky, wave beaten cliffs. Only 2% of Maine’s coastline is soft sandy beaches – with most of the expansive beaches along the Southern Maine coast. Many vacationers seek coastal lodgings in Maine in part to engage in the friendly, “small-town” culture, but largely to appreciate the captivating beauty of the coast and to crack into a Maine lobster.

Nonantum Resort | Kennebunkport 207-967-4050 | 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Family friendly waterfront resort in Kennebunkport, just 90 minutes from Boston, with 109 beautifully appointed guestrooms, a full family activities program, heated pool with bar and grill on the water’s edge. Lobster boat, sailing, and sport fishing tours leave daily from the resort’s marina. Perfectly located just a half mile from the shopping and restaurants and beach. Complimentary shuttle for hotel guests. Three on site restaurants including, 95 Ocean, offering fresh Maine seafood, waterfront views and live entertainment. Named “The Best Resort in Maine for Couples.” Come learn why guests rave about the staff and their genuine Maine hospitality. Learn More
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
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
Blue Harbor House Inn | Camden 207-236-3196 | 67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
A Classic New England Inn just two blocks from Camden Harbor. Expect pampering during your stay with delicious food and elegant accommodations. Eleven well-appointed guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated and include en-suite bath. Some rooms with private entrance, cozy gas fireplace or two person steam shower. Complimentary two-course breakfast each morning. All rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and Keurig coffee maker. Walk to harbor and local ‘fresh catch’ restaurants on the dock. Free parking. Affordable rates. See website for last minute deals and specials. Learn More
Glenmoor by the Sea | Lincolnville 207-236-7905 | 2143 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville, Maine
Oceanfront property offering stunning vistas with 32 guest rooms, suites, cottages and oceanfront cottages. 12-acre resort featuring two heated swimming pools, tennis court, an expansive Great Lawn and a waterfront deck with easy access to rocky Maine beach. 5 minutes from Camden's scenic downtown harbor, Glenmoor by the Sea provides guests a balance of relaxed privacy and engaging resort activities. All guestrooms have private baths, decks or balconies, flat screen TV's, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, air conditioning. Cont breakfast included. Learn More
AWOL Kennebunkport | Kennebunkport 207-967-2117 | 34 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine
AWOL KPT is your new retreat in Kennebunkport. Located in a pine grove and tucked into a quiet neighborhood, AWOL KPT is just a short walk to the harbor and all that is happening in Kennebunkport's Dock Square. It's a juxtaposition just like Maine—serenity amidst activity. Private but with plenty of opportunity to interact with other travelers. Isolated but central. AWOL KPT accommodations offer something perfect for whoever you are. Check out our fireplace cabin suites—some dog-friendly—or our luxurious, paired-back main house suites with various unique layouts to allow for your own expression. Learn More
Country Inn at Camden | Camden/Rockport 207-236-2725 | 8 Country Inn Way, Rockport, Maine
Located just one mile from downtown Camden, the Country Inn provides yesteryear's ambiance with today's amenities. Suites are available with queen beds and sitting areas, king beds and fireplaces, or in free standing cottages. Our health club is equipped with a large indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and exercise room. A bountiful continental breakfast always included. Learn More
Village by the Sea | Wells 207-646-1100 | 1373 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium suites with living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, seasonal outdoor pool, gas grills and much more. Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between the Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Banquet facility with a variety of meeting spaces including Maine Ballroom and intimate Kennebunk Board Room, perfect for Maine coast wedding, anniversary, birthday or meeting. Free WiFi. Learn More
Topside Inn | Boothbay Harbor Inn 207-633-5404 | 60 McKown Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Your hosts Mark & Buzz were named “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020” and they look forward to welcoming you to Boothbay Harbor and helping you plan an incredible vacation experience. 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
Cedar Crest Inn | Camden 207-236-4839 | 115 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
The Cedar Crest Inn is located at the gateway to the picturesque town of Camden, just a brief stroll away from fine shops, pubs, restaurants, the Harbor Park Amphitheater, and the busy Camden waterfront. Offering the privacy of a hotel with the warm, friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn. Enjoy 37 welcoming guest rooms, three acres of meticulously groomed lawns, a heated outdoor swimming pool, onsite restaurant, fiber-optic WiFi, children’s playground and beautiful perennial gardens. 100% smoke-free. A few pet-friendly rooms available. The ideal destination for exploring Maine’s Midcoast including Rockland and Rockport. Learn More
Dockside Guest Quarters | York Harbor 207-363-2868 | 22 Harris Island Road, York, Maine
The Dockside is a special place, uniquely situated on a private peninsula overlooking York Harbor, providing panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Accommodations are in a classic “New England Cottage” and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. Dining at the Dockside is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering local seafood and a wide variety of other favorites. Beaches, history, outlet shopping, lighthouses, golf, fishing are all near by. The essence of Maine is truly captured here. Learn More
Kennebunkport Inn | Kennebunkport 207-967-2621 | 1 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine
Casual elegance. Stylish guest rooms. Thoughtful amenities. Exceptional guest service. These are a few of the highlights guests rave about during their stay at the Kennebunkport Inn, the only hotel located in the heart of Kennebunkport. Perched at the top of the village center, the inn’s vista overlooks the downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries, making it an optimal choice for guests who prefer to walk to the most popular destinations in town. Design updates have respected the historic architecture while adding contemporary flair to its timeless appeal. Learn More
Misty Harbor Resort | Coastal Resort in Wells 207-646-8373 | 60 Mile Road, Wells, Maine
All suite condominium resort, on the trolley route and just 3/4 mile from Wells Beach. One or two bedroom suites with full kitchen, dining area and scenic views of the marshlands and ocean beyond. Amenities include free WiFi, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, grills, picnic tables, outdoor playground and onsite restaurant. Open year round with many off-season specials available. Situated between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Enjoy nearby whale and lobster tours, fishing trips, antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. Learn More
Five Gables Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207 Murray Hill Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine | 207 Murray Hill Road, 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
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
Sea Cliff House Motel | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4874 | 2 Sea Cliff Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Twelve miles and 20 minutes from Portland enjoy all the comforts of home in our quiet, privately owned Sea Cliff House Motel, where the ocean is your front yard and the seven-mile-long beach awaits you. Two-room kitchenette efficiencies or ocean front motel rooms. Heated seasonal pool, year round hot tub, lounge chairs, comfortable lawn furniture, a canopied gas grill area, outdoor shower. The nostalgic Old Orchard Beach Pier is only a 10-minute walk. Go to our web site to see our all new oceanfront Grand Suite. Learn More
Sea Mist Resort Motel | Wells 800-448-0925  | 733 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Affordable Resort Motel located near Kennebunkport, Wells Beach and Ogunquit. The resort features an indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck and BBQ area. Free WiFi, local calling and pool towels. All rooms have a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot with free coffee. Full baths, climate control, CCTV with DVD and hair dryers. Most rooms with a queen size bed and sleep sofa. We also feature 2 one-bedroom suites with a separate bedroom and small kitchen, dining and living area. Learn More
The SeaStar | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-7364 | One Kinney Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Just 200 yards north of the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier. Five spacious, 2 bedroom townhouse and penthouse units. Situated directly on the beach, with an unparalleled view of the beach, ocean and pier. From your unit you can step directly onto the beach or walk a short distance to the town square without having to drive or pay for parking. Bright, contemporary styling and casual furnishings. The wide veranda is the perfect place to relax. Open Spring, Summer or Fall. Learn More
Seaside Inn | Kennebunk Beach 207-967-4461 | 80 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Maine
Oceanfront Inn directly on Kennebunk Beach. Walk to Kennebunkport's Famous Dock Square shops and restaurants. Sea kayaking, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Hot Tub. Bicycles. Oceanfront Rooms. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in the Inn. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport's premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. Learn More
Union Bluff Hotel | York Beach 207-363-1333 | 8 Beach Street, York Beach, Maine
The Union Bluff Hotel has been keeping a watchful eye over the shores of Short Sands Beach since 1868. Back then our guests arrived with their trunks packed for a month-long stay and men and women dressed in “bathing costumes”. Styles have changed but not the splendor or personal service that keeps generation after generation coming back to the Union Bluff Hotel. Learn More
Gorges Grant Hotel | Ogunquit 800-646-5001 | 449 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine
Spacious rooms offer On Demand and premium movie programming, refrigerator, coffee maker. Year round lodging with indoor/outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi and fitness center. Begin your day at Raspberri's Restaurant as recommended by Down East magazine. Free Wi-Fi & computer use. Seasonal Playhouse, spa, golf, and dining packages. Walk to beaches or board seasonal trolley in front of hotel for village tour. Learn More
Anchorage by the Sea | Ogunquit 207-646-9384 | 125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
The sea's spectacular beauty is our focal point. Located in the heart of Ogunquit, everything you could want in a complete vacation resort. Beautifully decorated rooms opening onto unforgettable views of the ocean are only the beginning. All rooms are smoke free & offer a small refrigerator. Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, whirlpool and an ocean-front, poolside cafe and bar. Free high speed wireless Internet. Several rooms feature a fireplace! Learn More
Flagship Inn & Suites | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-5094 | 200 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
The Flagship Inn in Boothbay Harbor is locally owned and operated, offering guests service of a small inn and modern amenities of a chain hotel. Less than a mile from the Atlantic and downtown Boothbay Harbor, on the Trolley Route. Modern guest rooms feature free internet access, Cable TV/HBO. Our large outdoor heated pool and spa are open seasonally. The best value and friendly, knowledgeable staff. 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
The Grand Hotel | Ogunquit 207-646-1231 | 276 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
Designed for uncompromising guests who seek style and service, the Grand offers easy elegance. Our commitment to your convenience begins with our underground garage and roomy elevator - both are unique to Ogunquit. The lobby is spacious and bright and boasts a spectacular three-story atrium topped with massive skylights. There are restful, intimate sitting alcoves and a heated, circular swimming pool deck. Hearty continental breakfast each morning in the sunlight atrium. 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
Atlantic Oceanfront Motel | Wells Beach 207-646-7061 | 37 Atlantic Ave, Wells Beach, Maine
Directly on the water in Wells Beach. An ideal beachfront location between Portland and Portsmouth, the Atlantic Oceanfront Motel is a welcome sight to travelers seeking the flavor and excitement of a Maine vacation. Offering a variety of rooms to make your vacation special. Choose from rooms with king, queen, or double beds. For extra comfort we offer one-room luxury studio suites with two double beds, or king, with queen size convertible sofas and microwave ovens. An ocean view with every room. Learn More
Executive Motel | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4637 | 38 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Friendly, family owned 24-room motel just 75 yards to The Beach, and 150 yards to the famous Pier. Heated outdoor pool. Clean spacious rooms, all of which feature cathedral ceilings, air conditioning, Cable TV, daily maid service, full private baths, mini-fridges and microwaves, and free WiFi. Back yard area is quiet and grassy with a children's play area with swing set and sand box, plus a BBQ area with grills and picnic tables. Affordable room rates. Complimentary coffee each morning in the lobby. Learn More
Waldo Emerson Inn | Bed and Breakfast Inn Kennebunk 207-985-4250 | 108 Summer Street, Kennebunk, Maine
A romantic colonial style inn with a rich history, located in the Historic District of Kennebunk. Guests enter directly into the keeping room dating back to 1753 with it’s hand-sewn oak timbers and a welcoming wood burning stove. The inn offers six romantic guests rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, four with fireplaces. The rooms are decorated in a traditional style with antique pieces and a touch of elegant whimsy. Let us pamper you with our gourmet breakfast. This restored shipbuilders mansion is the perfect inn for a Southern Maine getaway. Learn More
Morning Glory Inn | York Harbor Full Inn Rental 207-363-2062 | 120 Seabury Rd. , York, Maine
Acclaimed York Harbor Bed & Breakfast now renting as a full Inn only. Spend 7 nights or more with family and/or friends in a gracious 6 bedroom Inn. On the coast, just away from the crowds, surrounded by gardens, barely an hour north of Boston you will discover a great vacation spot for family and/or friends. Lovely spacious rooms with free Wifi. Each room has it's own private deck. There are fireplaces in each of the 2 living rooms, and there is an upstairs library to snuggle up with a book undisturbed. Just moments from many beautiful walking trails, ocean views, and lobsters on the docks. Learn More
Sebasco Harbor Resort | Sebasco Estates 207-389-1161 | 29 Kenyon Rd , Phippsburg, Maine
Tucked away on 450 acres of Maine's Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities for the whole family - perfect for a Pure Maine family reunion or destination wedding. Enjoy a getaway full of kayaking, golf, swimming, spa services, traditional Maine lobster bakes & more. Pet friendly options available. Experience Pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. Sebasco Harbor Resort - Pure Maine! Learn More
The Belmont Inn | Camden 207-236-8053 | 6 Belmont Avenue, Camden, Maine
Elegant, historic Inn steps from downtown Camden's stunning harbor, fine dining and shops. Newly updated, the Belmont Inn offers fine accommodations and superb comfort. Prepare to be pampered by our gourmet, three-course breakfast, relaxing wrap-around porch and extensive perennial gardens. Six well-appointed guestrooms, including one suite, all with private bathrooms; a living room and adjoining room both with fireplaces, and a lovely dining area, all provide ample areas to relax and unwind after a day of exploring all that midcoast Maine has to offer! Come discover why the Belmont Inn is a favorite destination for travelers! Learn More
Harbour Towne Inn | Boothbay Harbor - Waterfront 207-633-4300 | 71 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Upon arriving at our newly refurbished in-town Victorian waterfront property 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 six in luxury. Enjoy our buffet Continental breakfast with our compliments. Fresh coffee, great food and good cheer. Learn More
Towne Motel | Camden 207 236 3377 | 68 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
Friendly, owner-run motel on Rt 1, just three blocks from postcard-perfect Camden harbor. Easy to find, can’t miss the big blue sign, and convenient five minute stroll into the village. The only motel in downtown Camden. We pride ourselves on offering the personal attention of a B&B. 17 immaculate rooms, including one pet friendly studio with kitchenette. Free WiFi and parking, A/C, flat screen TVs, refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker, PAYA bath products, outdoor seating, and affordable rates! 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
Moontide Motel & Cabins | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-2759 | 10 Traynor St, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Less than a minute's walk to Old Orchard Beach, our accommodations include AC, CCTV, and internet. Our kitchenette units and cabins lodge up to four adults comfortably and offer the privacy of separate bedrooms. Cabins have private decks. Our large sleeping units have refrigerators, two double beds and tiled bathrooms. The one and two bedroom apartments lodge up to eight people. These spacious units come equipped with full kitchens, separate bedrooms and private decks, some with an ocean view. 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
Inn at English Meadows | Kennebunk Lower Village 207-967-5766 | 141 Port Road, Kennebunk, Maine
Modern, elegant, historic inn. Your perfect southern Maine getaway! Newly updated inn offers a uniquely modern experience with superb comfort. Featuring Frette fine linens and bath robes, designer toiletries, flat screen TVs, gas fireplaces (in most rooms) and exceptional 3-course breakfast. The Inn creates an ambiance where guests feel pampered and cared for. Beautifully landscaped gardens and a lovely brick patio invite guests to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Convenient, quiet location just a short walk to wonderful restaurants, art galleries and the unique shops of Dock Square. Only one mile from Kennebunk’s beautiful sandy beaches. Learn More
Camden Windward House | Camden B&B 877-492-9656 | 6 High Street, Camden, Maine
Great location, steps from Main St. and Camden Harbor, our 1864 Greek revival bed and breakfast begins each day with a fresh two course breakfast. Newly renovated gardens, decks and firepit create a private retreat, with mountain views and hiking trail access, all within walking distance to area dining, shopping, hiking, sailing, kayaking, skiing and lobsters. Eight well-appointed, meticulously clean, air conditioned en-suite guest rooms, with free wi-fi and large smart tvs, some featuring private entrances and decks, gas fireplaces and soaking tubs. 24 hour complimentary guest pantry. Book direct and save! Learn More
1802 House Bed and Breakfast | Kennebunkport 207-967-5632 | 15 Locke St, Kennebunkport, Maine
Discover one of Kennebunkport's finest historic Inns. Understated, casual luxury and modern comforts coupled with traditional New England charm. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood a short stroll from bustling shops, restaurants and art galleries in Kennebunkport's Dock Square. Our 6 guest rooms are well appointed with queen beds, private bathrooms, 5 with fireplaces and 3 with 2-person spa tubs. A three course breakfast is prepared fresh each morning using local and organic ingredients. Coffee and hot drinks are available 24 hours a day and fresh baked cookies are offered in the afternoons. 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. Three meals served daily during all-inclusive season. 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
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
Terrace by the Sea | Ogunquit 207-646-3232 | 23 Wharf Lane, Ogunquit, Maine
Spectacular Ocean views and peaceful setting in the heart of Ogunquit, just across the Beach, Deluxe Colonial-Style Inn/Motel and home Suite, AAA 2 Diamond, Spring and Fall packages, fully equipped rooms, most of them with balcony, 8 units with kitchenette, expanded continental breakfast with Ocean view, Outside heated pool, free WiFi, close to different restaurants, shops, Marginal Way foot path, Perkins Cove marina, Ogunquit Playhouse, and much more. Learn More
Captain Swift Inn | Camden 207-230-4028 | 72 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
Upscale yet casual. Fine lodging; sumptuous breakfasts; endless amenities and authentic hospitality! Village location ideal for exploring the area’s four-season attractions - just a 4-minute walk to Camden’s harbor, shops and restaurants! Nine impeccably decorated guest rooms and luxury suites; three fireplace sitting areas, an intimate dining room; welcoming decks and a patio with fire pit provide opportunities to relax and recharge. Over-sized whirlpool tubs; fireplaces; spa showers, fresh flowers; plush robes; locally made chocolates; onsite massages and more! Bountiful multi-course epicurean candlelit breakfasts. Fun packages and money saving specials; book Direct and Save! Learn More
Ocean Point Inn & Resort | East Boothbay 207-633-4200 | 191 Shore Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
Ocean Point will take you back to the golden era of summers spent on the rockbound coast of Maine. This has been called "paradise on the coast of Maine." The majority of guest rooms enjoy direct ocean views. Many rooms with decks offering stunning sunsets. All accommodations have private bath, mini-fridge, cable TV and AC/heat. Some with gas fireplaces. Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Free WiFi. Learn More
Red Squirrel Lodge | House Rental - Old Orchard Beach 207-934-7364 | 208 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A seaside family retreat located in the exclusive Grand Beach section of Old Orchard Beach. This spacious eight bedroom, three bath lodge was specially designed for large family groups. It is situated on a two acre wooded lot providing privacy and plenty of room to stretch and play. The beach, considered by many to be the best section of the seven miles of sandy shoreline along Saco Bay, is just a short walk across the street and accessible via a public access walkway. Learn More
Pink Blossoms Resort | Ogunquit 207-646-7397 | 154 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
Ogunquit’s Premier Family Resort is strolling distance of Ogunquit Beach, the Marginal Way and Perkins Cove. Visit galleries, shops, fine restaurants, golf courses and the famous Ogunquit Playhouse, or take the convenient Trolley to any of these attractions. Beautifully appointed, contemporary rooms. All 30 units are non-smoking and feature individual climate control, Cable TV, direct-dial phones, dining tables, fully equipped kitchenettes and WiFi. Tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, fitness room and children’s playground. Learn More
Pentagoet Inn & Wine Bar | Castine 207-326-8616 | 26 Main Street, Castine, Maine
Gracious hospitality, exceptional lodging, and a cozy pub and wine bar await you. This award winning Queen Anne Victorian inn overlooks the picture perfect village and harbor of Castine. Take one of the inn bikes to Dyce Head lighthouse, hike Witherle Woods or relax at the Backshore beach. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Maine coast with kayaking and sailing tours around the harbor and Penobscot Bay. Wine Bar open to the public for libations and small plates. Summer Jazz on the Porch, Tuesdays, July-September. Learn More
Sands by the Sea | York Beach 207-363-2211 | 15 Ocean Avenue, York Beach, Maine
Nestled on one of southern Maine’s most dearly loved stretches of coastline the superb seaside location of our Hotel, guarantees that relaxation begins the moment you arrive. Leave your car and stroll to the quaint shops, restaurants, and amusements... or simply walk across the road and stick your toes into the sand, sit on the beach, and take in the surf. Choose from ocean and pool view guest rooms to spacious suites. Learn More
Elms of Camden | Camden 207-236-6250 | 84 Elm St. , Camden, Maine
Elms of Camden is an authentic 1806 New England Colonial and a fine example of preservation and restoration. Our bed and breakfast is a short walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, and activities in downtown Camden. All guest rooms have their own private bath, flat-screen cable TV, WiFi, USB charging stations, irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, luxurious towels, and fine linens. All rooms feature individually controlled AC/Heat and gas fireplaces. For your convenience, a guest pantry is available 24/7 with a small refrigerator, a variety of individually-wrapped snacks, and a Keurig beverage station. 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
Glen Cove Inn and Suites | Rockport/Camden 207-594-4062 | 866 Commercial Street Route 1, Rockport, Maine
Top Rated Hotel in Rockport on TripAdvisor! 36 room Inn located in picturesque Rockport Maine and just minutes from beautiful Camden and Rockland Harbors. Each room and suite features Excellent Hospitality, Air Conditioning, Internet Access, Refrigerators, Cable TV, Private and/or Shared Decks. Enjoy our Heated Pool, Trail Along the Coast, Guest Laundry, and Free Better-Than-Continental Breakfast! Easy access to many museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, windjammer cruises, lighthouses and ferry service to local islands. 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
Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn | Rockport 207-594-5462 | 886 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine
Oceanfront lodging on 23 hillside acres, overlooking Penobscot Bay. Watch the schooners from your balcony, enjoy our crystal-clear, heated ocean view pool, picnic in privacy at the water's edge or relax in your impeccable room. Each AAA rated 3 Diamond room with its own distinctive decor, comfortable amenities, famous ocean view from your large private deck or patio with chairs. Among other amenities: Binoculars in every room, along with hair dryer, iron and board, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local calls and WiFi. Learn More
Kingsleigh Inn | Southwest Harbor 207-244-5302 | 373 Main St , Southwest Harbor, Maine
Kingsleigh Inn is a turn of the century, turreted Queen Anne Victorian that sits high on a hill, 100 yards from the water. The Inn, with its elegant yet casual atmosphere, is located in the center of town surrounded by Acadia National Park. Enjoy rooms with water views, private decks and pampering amenities. A three-course gourmet breakfast is served as are afternoon baked goods, early evening wine and hors d oeurves and all day tea and espresso. Come see why Conde Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island! Learn More
Juniper Hill Inn | Ogunquit 800-646-4544 | 336 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine
Easy walk to beach and historic seaside resort village shops, galleries and restaurants. Heated indoor and two outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, fitness center, game room. Complimentary WiFi and computer use. Attractive, contemporary guest rooms offer On Demand and premium movie programming, refrigerator, coffee maker. Easy walk to village or board seasonal trolley in front of property. Seasonal Playhouse, spa, golf, and dining packages. Year round. Learn More
Acadia Inn | Bar Harbor 207-288-3500 | 98 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
Bar Harbor's most accommodating hotel. 95 deluxe air conditioned rooms with a king or queen beds. Well-maintained grounds and recreational area. Amenities include: free continental breakfast, HBO, guest laundry, heated pool and Jacuzzi, refrigerators, free local calls, irons, hair dryers. Located one mile to downtown and all the shops and water activities. Just minutes to the wonders of Acadia National Park and its many outdoor activities. Learn More
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel | Bar Harbor 207-288-5801 | 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center is located directly on the ocean in beautiful Bar Harbor. Surrounded by twelve acres of lush gardens with incredible views of Maine's scenic coast. Most rooms have balconies or patios, all have refrigerators, air conditioners and modern amenities. There are outdoor and indoor pools and an exercise facility. We are located near the entrance to Acadia National Park and just one mile from downtown Bar Harbor. 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
Blue Hill Inn | Blue Hill 207-374-2844 | 40 Union Street, Blue Hill, Maine
The Blue Hill Inn (c.1830), a place to relax, a place to vacation. Visit a quiet and scenic place on the coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food and cooking from local farmer’s and fishermen or attend a chamber music concert. Then return to a bed and breakfast of distinction where hors d’oeuvres and wine are served by the fireplace and where our priority is individualized attention to guests. Learn More
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
Sea View Motel | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4180 | 65 West Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Offering suites, oceanfront, and oceanside rooms just a step away from the Atlantic Ocean. The Sea View aims to meet the needs of those seeking family vacation time, a romantic getaway, or a place to rest during business travel. Many of our 49 rooms have been newly remodeled and include kitchen facilities, air conditioning, cable TV and telephones. Our sparkling heated pool, nearby shops, restaurants and amusements await you! Learn More
The Milestone | Ogunquit 800-646-6453 | 687 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine
Ogunquit’s finest vacation value. Heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center. On Demand and premium movie programming, refrigerator, coffee maker - most rooms ground level accessible. Complimentary continental breakfast, WiFi and computer use. Walk to Footbridge Beach, “One of New England’s Best Beaches”- Boston Magazine. Board the seasonal trolley in front of the property to beaches or village. Seasonal Playhouse, spa, golf and dining packages. Open April-October. AAA 2 diamonds. Online reservations ogunquit.com. Learn More
Elmwood Motor Court | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-2611 | 183 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Quiet, spacious and beautiful, our property is the perfect setting for a private weekend getaway or a family seeking a safe, fun-filled spot. We are only minutes away from the beach, Pier and attractions. We have a large swimming pool, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, a children’s playground, recreation room with games and plenty of space for football, Frisbee, or relaxing. We have gas grills available and several outdoor fireplaces. In the morning, complimentary coffee is available in the office. Learn More
Legacy Properties Sotheby's Rentals | Kennebunkport 207-370-5479 | 9 Arlington Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty is proud to present to you, 9 Arlington Avenue in Kennebunkport. Luxury finishes throughout this impressive, architecturally significant property. Five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms across 3 floors, central AC, smart home enabled with a sound system and an elevator. Easy walking to Colony Beach and has access to a nearby heated pool area for a daily fee. Private chef and Sommelier services may be available. Learn More
Harbour Cottage Inn | Southwest Harbor 207-244-5738 | 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine
This historic Inn is an 1870's Victorian bed and breakfast, situated atop Dirigo Hill and overlooking the picturesque waters of Southwest Harbor. Located on Mt Desert Island near Bar Harbor and world-famous Acadia National Park. The Inn is within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas, and lobster wharves. The Bowsprit Bar at the Harbour Cottage Inn also offers guests a relaxed evening on the beautiful deck and porch. Learn More
Gull Motel Inn & Cottages | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4321 | 89 West Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
For Your Perfect Family Vacation. Located in the beautiful resort town of Old Orchard Beach. Choose your accommodations, our Inn on the beach (with Continental breakfast), our motel units, or one of our two bedroom cottages (also on the beach). An outdoor heated pool, gas grills, and private grounds for you and your family to enjoy. We are a short walk to the Pier and boardwalk, amusements, restaurants, and convenient to other activities. 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, secluded and 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

Exploring the Maine Coastal Hotels, Resorts, and Lodging

Maine’s seacoast provides a diverse presentation of sandy beachfront, rocky terrain and quaint seaside towns. Vacationing on the coast of Maine means visitors can exlpore the natural resources of the land as well as enjoy the best of Maine’s harbor towns. Southern Maine’s coastal towns are conveniently located between I-95 and the beach off Route 1 providing easy access to a dreamy coastal vacation. Passing Portland, I95 diverges inland toward Bangor.

With Route 1 running all along Maine’s coast, visitors touring the coast can drink in the beauty of the coastal landscape as well as stop in any town the main road passes through. As Route 1 often serves as the main road for coastal towns, you’ll find a bunch of boutiques and antique shops, amusement parks, restaurants, bars, diners, coastal lodges, art galleries, along with more attractions and motels than you can imagine.

Many seaside towns and harbors in Maine offer many opportunities for exploring the coast with kayaking rentals, sailing cruises, windjammer tours, kite surfing, lobster boat tours, and ferries that access the many coastal islands, particularly in Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Portland, Camden, Boothbay and Bar Harbor. The coast can also be explored via the many walking and biking trails including the Eastern Trail stretching from Kittery to Portland, Maine. And of course, the beaches attract many travelers during the summer months and even spring and fall. You can even stroll the beaches in winter – when the deep dark blue sea sparkles and the sand crunches under your feet.

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Southern Maine

York, Maine is endowed with many pleasures that attract people in summer, and all year round. Vacationers can pass their time on their vacation by lounging at the sandy beaches, Short Beach and Long Beach. Mt Agamenticus sitting just inland in York, offers beautiful panoramic views for hikers and bikers with Cape Neddick hugging the Atlantic Ocean to the East and looking out to the White Mountains in New Hampshire to the North West. With a basket of snacks and a blanket, you can visit Sohier Park with The Nubble Lighthouse perched on its own island. During the wintertime, The Nubble Light is worth visiting for the Lighting of the Nubble at Christmas time. Fall is a great time to visit York, there are harvest fests and pumpkins and beautiful fall foliage. Nearby York, you can also go on a shopping spree any season at the Kittery Outlets, famous for its collection of varied shops including the Kittery Trading Post. The upscale nature of this coastal town of York and York Harbor is reflected in the luxurious lodges found here including lovely historic inns, deluxe hotels and seaside resorts.

The little town of Ogunquit has developed into a youthful artful spot. Oguqnuit has become a haven for artists, musicians, great chefs and there is even a gay friendly community. Ogunquit offers loads of great restaurants, shops, boutiques and many bars and clubs along Rt.1 setting the mood for Ogunquit’s thriving night life. For those less inclined toward the bar scene, Ogunquit also hosts the famed Ogunquit Playhouse featuring many off-Broadway productions and musicals in a classic summer stock theatre setting. On a warm summer day, Ogunquit Beach is filled with sunbathers, volley ball games, families and fishermen. Marginal Way also provides a lovely stroll over a mile with delightful ocean views from downtown Ogunquit to Perkins Cove.

Sitting between Ogunquit and Kennebunk is Wells, Maine featuring a higher concentration of brand name hotels and shops than its sister coastal towns. You will find mini-golf, movie theatres, and many family friendly restaurants in Wells. As for  natural resources, Wells, Maine is home to the long sandy Wells Beach and Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm attracting kayakers exploring the salt water marsh leading to the sea. The marsh, which is part of the Rachael Carlson Wildlife Reserve, is also a sanctuary for birds with 7 miles of walking trails. During the wintertime, the Wells Reserve makes for a perfect area for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing starting out at Laudholm Farm. Lodges in Wells, Maine tend to have more reasonable prices in comparison to hotels and motels in Ogunquit and Kennebunkport.

Dock Square Kennebunkport Maine Restaurants Guide

The towns of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, collectively known as the Kennebunks, are likely to be the most famous  in all of Maine despite the small population size in comparison to the city of Portland. Thanks to the national recognition from famous dignitaries including the Bush family owning real estate on Walker’s Point, the Kennebunks are a popular destination for vacations in Maine. Kennebunkport alone hosts many romantic bed and breakfasts, lovely hotels and inns, and resorts with tons of amenities for an active vacation getaway. In the Kennebunks, vacationers are drawn to a heap of boutique shops and restaurants on Rt 1 and along the beach and ocean avenues including Dock Square in Kennebunkport.

The historical seaside city of Portland, once a vital fishing port, is now a revitalized community with a wide variety of flourishing businesses, shopping, art galleries and some of the top restaurants in New England. Even as the largest city in Maine, Portland has maintained its laid back nature providing a place for both the youth and mature alike. During the day, the varied boutique shops and art galleries throughout the Old Port, Art District and along Congress Street are brimming with shoppers and casual visitors. At night, the bars and clubs are open to keep the nightlife and Maine music scene alive in Portland. Many major chain hotels and more unique boutique hotels have come to Portland – so your choice of lodging in town Portland are vast and varied.

Midcoast

Among the many popular Midcoast towns in Maine is Boothbay Harbor, also regarded as the Boating Capital of New England. For anyone with a coastal boat tour on their vacation itinerary, this Midcoast town is an excellent choice for a harbor cruise or a scenic lighthouse trip aboard a schooner. Many boat cruises offer tours to nearby islands including Burnt Island and Monhegan Island where you will often see marine and wildlife including seals, whales and puffins. Aside from the stunning coastal boat tours, Boothbay Harbor is also a spot for gardeners when you visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Avid hikers will enjoy a day boat trip to Monhegan where you can hike 17 miles of dramatic terrain and the Lighthouse on Monhegan Island, as well as 20 miles of  year-round trails that Boothbay Region Land Trust preserves back on main land.

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Downeast

Traveling up to the Downeast region of Maine is Mount Desert Island, home to the popular Maine destination: Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The scenery along the Bar Harbor coast is a breathtaking experience for those hiking Cadillac Mountain or exploring the coast on a boat tour. Beachgoers can enjoy sunbathing, but it takes a brave soul to swim in this region at Acadia National Park’s famous (frigid) Sand Beach – even on the warmest days of summer. Vacationers have many choices for lodgings Down East around Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island as there are so many bed and breakfasts and seaside resorts that spoil their guests with views that celebrate the region’s landscape.

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