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Ultimate Guide to The Best Maine Inns

Situated within the natural affluence of Maine’s rocky coast, sandy beaches, lakeside waterfronts, or forests, Maine inns provide the unsurpassed luxury of an intimate stay — less hurried and quieter than bigger hotels. Inns are often historic Maine properties — beautifully restored and maintained ship captain homes, for example.

From a Maine inn, you can enjoy the local culture and meet the innkeeper — who can provide tips on things to do and what to see. At the end of the day — after touring Maine, shopping, and exploring — you will return to the inn for the warmth and conviviality that the innkeepers and fellow guests offer.

From waterfront inns with ocean views to downtown locations and cozy secluded inns neighboring national parks, Maine truly has everything to offer on a week-long vacation or weekend getaway when you stay inn-side.

Featured Maine Inns for Every Getaway

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
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
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
Greenwood Manor Inn | Harrison 207-632-0049 | 52 Tolman Rd., Harrison, ME
Greenwood Manor Inn is a timeless, romantic, secluded bed and breakfast located in the beautiful Lakes and Mountains of Harrison, Maine, about 40 miles west of Portland. The quiet surroundings allow you to enjoy the natural tranquility here. Nestled on 25 acres, the property's outdoor amenities are here for you to explore. Stroll the vibrant gardens, hike through the wooded acreage, or venture onto Long Lake with a paddleboard or kayak. We cannot wait to make you feel at home. 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
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
Newagen Seaside Inn | Southport 207-633-5242 | 60 Newagen Colony Rd. , Southport, Maine
Whether you prefer the B&B vibe of our classic rooms and suites, or you want a romantic island getaway in your own seaside cottage, our accommodations are everything you expect from a coastal Maine inn with history and charm. Newagen Seaside Inn is nestled on 20 acres of pristine oceanfront property, at the tip of Southport Island. Minutes from Boothbay Harbor, but far from the noise and crowds. Room rates include breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities, including pool and vintage game room. Restaurant and bar on property. Open May through October. Learn More
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
The Lady Mary Inn | North Berwick 207-676-2133 | Elm Street, North Berwick, Maine
Comfortably familiar and welcoming, elegant and classic, down to the tiniest detail, while still offering every convenience the modern traveler expects. Welcome to the Lady Mary Inn. Surround yourself in Victorian romance. Experience the grandeur of this 25-room mansion while you enjoy all the Southern Maine Seacoast Region has to offer! Stretch out in one of our spacious guest rooms with beautiful private baths. Full gourmet breakfasts are artfully served. Conveniently located in North Berwick, Maine, just 6 miles from I-95 and 15 minutes from miles of white sandy beaches. Learn More
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
Grand Hotel | Kennebunk 877-455-1501 | 1 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk, Maine
The Grand Hotel in Kennebunk, Maine, sits prominently on Chase Hill, just steps away from bustling downtown Kennebunkport. Featuring classic New England architecture and elegantly appointed decor, the hotel offers views of lively Dock Square and Lower Village. Grand Hotel is a perfect retreat for your coastal Maine vacation if you are looking for convenience, comfort, and elegance. With our on-site Maine Art Hill art gallery, you can indulge yourself in artistic delights. Learn More
The Cottages at Cabot Cove | Kennebunkport 207-967-5424 | 7 S Maine St, Kennebunkport, Maine
Catering to couples, captivatingly cozy, and quintessentially coastal, this magical enclave of 16 petite cottages is a departure from traditional inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cabot’s whimsically intimate accommodations offer the perfect seasonal getaway; serene and peaceful being tucked away in a cove, but also conveniently located near downtown. Perhaps Renovation Style magazine summed up The Cottages at Cabot Cove best — “decorated little houses with patios and lush landscaping, clustered next to Cabot Cove, one of Maine’s most beautiful saltwater settings.” Learn More
The Beach House Inn | Kennebunk Beach Inn 207-967-3850 | 211 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine
Located on Middle Beach in Kennebunk, The Beach House Inn is a charming B&B styled Inn with all the amenities of a small hotel. Elevator access to all levels, with AC, TV in each room. Charming large lobby with stone fireplace and wraparound oceanfront porch. Breakfast room is perfect for enjoying a leisurely start to the day with a Full Continental Breakfast Buffet. Afternoon tea served daily, cheese and port in the evening. Open April to December. 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
Big Moose Inn, Cabins, & Campground | Close to Baxter (207) 723-8391 | 5 Frederickas Way, Millinocket, Maine
The Big Moose Inn with its unique charm, rare blend of friendly service and lovely surroundings offers inn rooms, suites, cabins, RV, lean to, and tent sites. With a fine dining restaurant, rooftop seating, bar and grille. Located 8 miles from Baxter, between Ambajejus and Millinocket lakes, within walking distance of the beach, and beautiful sunsets. On-site canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, scenic wildlife cruises, rafting companies, and a wedding and event venue. Learn More
Whitehall | Camden 207-236-3391 | 52 High St., Camden, Maine
An ideal spring, summer, or early fall destination for those in search of an authentic Maine experience. A thoughtful renovation in 2015 embraces the history of this iconic property, and brings new focus on the natural beauty of the magical town where “the mountains meet the sea.” Luxury linens, modern amenities and a beautifully lit 85-seat main events space and bar available for rehearsals and receptions. Relax and enjoy rambling front porches, front and back patios, and sit by the fire pits for evenings under the stars. Dine at our on-site restaurant, Pig + Poet, which embraces a focus on simple ingredients and sustainable sourcing. Learn More
Wolf Cove Inn | Poland 207-998-4976 | 5 Jordan Shore Drive, Poland, Maine
The loons of the lake are calling you to Wolf Cove Inn, an 11-room lakeside B&B with a cabin on Tripp Lake. Unwind in our outdoor sauna oasis with a panorama sauna and cold plunge tub. Relax in Adirondack chairs, savor organic farm-to-table breakfasts, and paddle tranquil waters. Enjoy stunning lakefront views and Maine comfort breakfasts serenaded by loons. We're pet-friendly, open year-round, and offer a magical setting for elopements and intimate weddings. Learn More
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
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
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
Lakeview Inn | Naples, Maine 207-693-9099 | 15 Lake House Road, Naples, Maine
Built in 1906, this beautiful Inn has received a complete transformation in recent years. Original wood floors were restored. New furnishings, plush mattresses, and linens compliment the 16 newly renovated guestrooms, complete with private baths, AC, flat-screen TV’s and WiFi. Relax in our great room with the original stone fireplace or on our expansive covered porch overlooking Long Lake and the new causeway. Short walk to a variety of restaurants, shops, marinas, and water activities. Minutes to Sebago Lake State Park. Full homemade breakfast included. Learn More
Kennebec Inn | Bath Bed and Breakfast 207-443-5324 | 696 High Street, Bath, Maine
Experience warm hospitality at the Kennebec Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in historic Bath, Maine. Resting on large park-like grounds with an in-ground pool, the Inn is a short walk from a wonderful downtown. Providing many premier amenities of a luxury hotel, while balanced with the personalized treatment and service that only intimate lodging accommodations can provide, the Kennebec Inn has been the B&B of choice by guests of Bath, Maine for over eight years. 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
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
Camden Maine Stay Inn | Camden 207-236-9636 | 22 High Street, Camden, ME
The Camden Maine Stay Inn is a historic bed-and-breakfast inn located in Camden, the most beautiful seaside village in Maine. The Inn is well known and appreciated for its elegant, romantic accommodations, extensive collections of fine art and books, spacious garden and year-round stream, delicious gourmet breakfasts, and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. From the Inn it is a four-minute stroll to Camden’s gorgeous harbor and quaint downtown with its fine shops and excellent restaurants. Learn More
The Tipsy Butler | Newcastle 207-653-4103 | 11 High St, Newcastle, ME
The Tipsy Butler Bed & Breakfast is located in a beautifully renovated historic home in Newcastle, Maine. Featuring 4 guest rooms with private baths, luxurious bedding, mini-fridge, Nespresso machines, and L.L. Bean bathrobes, your stay includes a delicious home-cooked two course breakfast each morning made with locally sourced ingredients. Guests enjoy the cedar wood-fired sauna and expansive lawn for games and campfires. It is a short walk into Damariscotta for easy access to shops and restaurants. Learn More
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
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
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
Sewall House | Island Falls 646-316-5151 | 1027 Crystal Road, Island Falls , Maine
Chosen TOP US/Canada yoga retreat by Conde Nast Traveler, USA TODAY, Instyle and more. Customized wellness getaway/workshops. Six private bedrooms, daily yoga, meditation, healthy meals. Near lakes, hiking. Where young Theodore Roosevelt healed from asthma. Tradition continues with Roosevelts’ nature guide Bill Sewall’s great grand daughter, Donna Davidge, teaching since 1985, MS Nutrition. 1865 National Historic Registry offering retreats since 1997. Meditation retreats with 4 or more people get the house to themselves. Learn More
The Brewster Inn | Dexter 207-924-3130 | 37 Zion’s Hill Road, Dexter, Maine
Historic Bed and Breakfast which is romantic, peaceful, relaxing & delicious breakfast included. Various rooms all with private in-room bathroom, microwave, mini fridge, smart TVs and excellent free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a fireplace. Honeymoon Suite has a fireplace and huge air tub. Central location makes it easy to get to the coast or mountains in less than an hour. National Register of Historic Places. Formerly a Maine Governor and U.S. Senator’s family home. Learn More
Grasshopper Inn | Ogunquit 207-606-8333 | 2 Grasshopper Lane, Ogunquit, ME
Grasshopper Inn is a spacious, modern oasis in the heart of Ogunquit. Swim in the ocean, explore Perkins Cove, discover a great local restaurant. Then relax in your sound-proofed room with cathedral ceiling and an attached private balcony plus a kitchenette with wood flooring. Sleeping areas have a king or two queen beds and a 55-inch Apple TV with cable and streaming. Keurig and individual remote temperature control. Free covered parking. Continental breakfast included. Learn More
Trailing Yew | Monhegan Island 207-596-0440 | 8 Lobster Cove Road, Monhegan, Maine
Visit the unsurpassed beauty of Monhegan Island. Monhegan is a nature lover's paradise from the past and lodging at the Trailing Yew is rustic but relaxing. Daily rates include home cooked breakfast and dinner in the main house, taxes and gratuities. Guest houses are equipped with shared baths and a heated common room. Families are welcome. Open mid May to mid October. Learn More
The Oxford House Inn | Fryeburg 207-935-3442 | 548 Maine Street, Rt. 302 , Fryeburg, Maine
A country inn with spectacular mountain views, combining classic Mission style design with contemporary elegance. Highly acclaimed on-site restaurant and lively pub are run by Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef/Co-Owner. Accommodations combine antique charm with updated, modern amenities. King beds, private baths, TV/DVD and full country breakfast. Surrounded by lakes and mountains with activities, including hiking, biking, skiing, antiquing, outlet shopping, golf, fishing and many scenic drives. Open year-round. Learn More
Percy Inn | Portland 207-871-7638 | 15 Pine Street, Portland, Maine
Featured on NBC's Today Show, this 1830 Federal-style brick rowhouse boasts distinctive rooms and historic suites, with amenity-rich accommodations. Rooms feature queen beds, private baths, refrigerators stocked with complimentary soft drinks, flat screen TVs, climate control, some with fireplace and extra living space. Named "Best Bed and Breakfast in New England" by Yankee Magazine. Rates include breakfast and parking. Recognized by the NY Times, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Traveler. Learn More

About the Best Inns in Maine

Unlike large hotels or resorts, Maine inns are more relaxed and less hurried. The quaint charm that inns in the Pine Tree State offer matches their warm hospitality. Similar to the personal services you would receive at a Maine bed and breakfast, you can expect attentive and warm service in Maine’s inns.

Don’t be surprised if the front desk even remembers your name. Many innkeepers personally tend to your needs and even offer tips on things to do and places to visit from a local perspective.

Historic Lodging

Many Maine inns are historic buildings with generations of hospitality expertise. Often, ship captains’ homes on the Maine coast become gorgeous restorations boasting a timeless treasure and the experience of the bygone era.

Event Venue & Lodging

As many inns offer a more private and tranquil setting, they are often an attractive site for honeymoons or intimate wedding ceremonies. Some innkeepers can even provide civil services, such as the Justice of Peace, for small beachside weddings. While Maine inns range in size from just a few guest rooms to more than 30 — accommodating wedding parties of all sizes — the hospitality is always warm and cordial.

Find a Maine Inn for Your Vacation

During your search to find lodging at an inn on your Maine vacation, you’ll discover a range of options in charming towns like Portland that have seaside inns with ocean views, famed dining and entertainment, and spa services. Many of these inns have uniquely decorated rooms, direct access to the beach, and the private and secluded feel you would expect in a state called Vacationland.

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