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.

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
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. On-site restaurants, including Latitudes and Heckmans, offer fresh Maine seafood, creative coastal cuisine, 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
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
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 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
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
Rhumb Line Resort | Family Getaway in Kennebunkport 207-967-5457 | 41 Turbats Creek Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
The Rhumb Line Resort is Kennebunkport's only resort with indoor and outdoor heated pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and a covered open-air seasonal bar and grill. Free WiFi. Deluxe accommodations in a quiet wooded setting, short walk to the ocean. All rooms with 2 queens or 1 king, AC/heat, CCTV, mini fridge, coffee maker, deck or patio. Deluxe continental breakfast included. Kids 12 and under stay free. Visit website for specials. Open February-December. 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Atlantic Oceanfront Hotel | 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 Hotel 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
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 from the beach. Deluxe Colonial-style Inn/Motel and home suites. 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
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
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
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
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, Maine. Perched in the heart of the village center, the inn’s vista overlooks the downtown shops, restaurants, galleries, and even the Kennebunk River, making it an optimal choice for guests who prefer to walk to the most popular destinations in town. 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
Spouter Inn Bed and Breakfast | Waterfront in Lincolnville 207-789-5171 | 2506 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville, Maine
With ocean views from every room, the Spouter Inn Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Colonial-style home built in 1832. Situated on 1.5 acres with gorgeous flower gardens, rocking chairs on the front porch and a conversational fire pit, all located directly across from Lincolnville Beach. Our eight guest rooms all offer private bathrooms, some with Jacuzzi tubs, and of course a full 3-course gourmet-style breakfast. Restaurants, shops along the beach, and the ferry out to Islesboro are all within walking distance. 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
Rockmere Lodge | Ogunquit 888-646-2985 | 150 Stearns Rd, Ogunquit, Maine
An oceanview bed and breakfast on the 1.7-mile pathway called the Marginal Way. Eight beautifully appointed bedrooms with private baths for your comfort. Full breakfast on our oceanview wrap-around porch or in our formal dining room off season. Beautiful grounds to stroll and relax in. Third floor Lookout room with panoramic ocean views. Easy walk to everything Ogunquit has to offer. Non-smoking. Open year round. 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
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
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
Pink Blossoms Resort | Ogunquit 207-646-7397 | 154 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
Ogunquit’s premier Family Resort is within strolling distance to Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way, Downtown Ogunquit and Perkins Cove. An easy walk to galleries, fine restaurants, shops and the Ogunquit Playhouse. Our variety of updated room types accommodate couples and families. All 30 units are non-smoking and feature WIFI, Satellite TV and fully equipped kitchenettes. Enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis, pickleball, children’s playground, BBQ grills and picnic area. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-sawn 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
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
The Belmont Inn | Camden 207-236-8053 | 6 Belmont Ave, 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 mid-coast Maine has to offer! 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
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
Blue Harbor House Inn | Camden 207-236-3196 | 67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
A quintessential New England Inn just two blocks from Camden Harbor. The inn features ten nautical-themed guest rooms and suites. Each guest room has an en-suite bath with walk-in shower, air conditioning, high-speed WiFi, Smart TV, and Keurig coffee maker. Some rooms feature a private entrance, cozy gas fireplace, clawfoot tub, or steam shower. Take advantage of Maine's beautiful weather on one of the inn's porches or patios with fire pits. Complimentary two-course gourmet breakfast each morning. Fresh baked treats and happy hour specials every afternoon. Easy walk to downtown shops, restaurants, and harbor. Free onsite parking in a private lot. See website for the best rates and to check availability. Learn More
Elms of Camden | Camden 207-236-6250 | 84 Elm St. , Camden, Maine
Authentic 1806 New England Colonial and a fine example of preservation and restoration. 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. Guest pantry is available 24/7 with small refrigerator, a variety of individually-wrapped snacks, and Keurig beverage station. Learn More
Sun Outdoors RV Resort | Wells Beach, Maine 800-640-2267 | 1000 Post Rd. (U.S. Route 1), Wells, Maine
Enjoy a family adventure Sun Outdoors, Wells Beach. You'll love our resort amenities including a pool, playground and full-sized mini-golf course. Just one mile from the scenic Maine beach, offering your family fun in the sun, deep-sea fishing and a variety of restaurants in town. Choose from a great selection of spacious RV and tent sites or our new Premier Cottages! Join in the fun and beauty of Maine during your next getaway and make us your vacation destination. 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
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
OneSixtyFive | Brunswick 120-772-9491 | 165 Park Row, Brunswick, ME
Where historic ambiance meets modern comfort. Sixteen rooms in three buildings: Main House, Carriage House, and Cottage, all within a short walk to Bowdoin College and downtown. Enjoy a delicious breakfast made to order and fabulous evening fare at Pub165. The best seat in the summer is on the front porch and in the winter by the crackling, oversized fireplace. Warm, welcoming staff make it extra special. Voted best College Town Inn in New England by Yankee Magazine. Learn More
The Wanderer | Cottages in Kennebunk 207-849-7400 | 195 Sea Rd, Kennebunk, Maine
The Wanderer is a stylish cottage getaway by the founders of Batson River Brewing & Distilling. The goal was simple: create a luxurious, Instagrammable retreat with resort amenities, close to everything. The result is 17 small and large white clapboard cottages and a two-bedroom house with a classic New England charm and a casual surf lodge vibe. All this with a lounge pool, fire pits, lawn games, and free cruiser bikes for exploring the nearby attractions. 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
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
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
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
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
Acadia Inn | Bar Harbor 207-288-3500 | 98 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Acadia Inn sits on four acres bordering Acadia National Park and the coastal village of Bar Harbor. Whether you are visiting for a classic family vacation or seeking adventure, the Acadia Inn is your perfect fit. Our hotel has all the essentials - comfortable rooms, affordable rates, modern amenities, and a great location. Plus, direct trail access to Acadia National Park; family activities, such as movies on the lawn and s’mores, a pool, playground, and a relaxing atmosphere. Learn More
Bar Harbor Villager Motel | Bar Harbor 888-383-3211 | 207 Main St, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Bar Harbor Villager Motel is in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor close to shops, restaurants, activities, and the beautiful Bar Harbor Waterfront. With our in-town location, free off-street parking for guests, and the free Island Explorer bus service (May-October) which departs from just around the corner - you can access all the incredible features of downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park without ever getting back in your car. Learn More
Bar Harbor Motel | Bar Harbor 207-288-3453 | 100 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Maine
Nestled close to Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Motel is offers so much. You can hike, bike, shop, and dine, all within a mile or two of our drive. The Motel also offers on-site amenities to make your trip spectacular. Our heated outdoor pool, playgrounds, lawn games, and kid-focused activities make your days filled with fun! The Island Explorer bus stop, on-site trail access to the park, bicycle storage, complimentary continental breakfast, and guest laundry make it simple. Learn More
Blue Hill Inn | Blue Hill 207-374-2844 | 40 Union Street, Blue Hill, Maine
Relax and vacation at The Blue Hill Inn (est. 1840). Visit a quiet town on the picturesque Maine coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food from farmers and fishermen at one of the local restaurants. Then return to a romantic, historic inn complete with fireplaces and a hearty breakfast, drinks and hors d'oeuvres which are always served with extraordinary hospitality. 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
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
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

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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