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Very Good 1526 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Adirondack chairs on the lawn, blazing fireplaces, great food
  • A wine cellar celebrated by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast
  • Delectable dining at Sea Glass celebrates local products
  • Pets are pampered here with gourmet meals and dog massages
  • Commitment to sustainability: biofuel is used for heat, the towels are made of bamboo, and the cleaning products are all Green Seal

What To Know

  • Equally popular with couples on a romantic getaway and entire families
  • There's no extra charge for pets, but they're only permitted in designated pet-friendly rooms and suites


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Inn By The Sea in Cape Elizabeth, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Crescent Beach State Park, and close to Two Lights State Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Cape Elizabeth Light and Higgins Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 57 guestrooms, featuring kitchens. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include microwaves and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a health club, a sauna, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include concierge services, supervised childcare/activities, and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Inn By The Sea
40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States


4.5 Very Good 1526 Reviews
Great New England place to visit and stay

Great Inn and wonderful people. I love the fire pit and the outdoor deck.
The bar is a great place to socialize with family and friends.
Very dog / pet friendly. Easy parking and very comfortable rooms.
Only shortcoming is that most of the condos (cove) have one giant bathroom
and that does not work for your family of 4 or 5 .

Sweet Spot, Great Vibe; Skip the Spa

Loved the visit here. Peaceful, beautiful, wonderful staff, super dog friendly (though we have no dog, yet) and good meals. The spa services quite unremarkable. Not equal to the substantial price. Focus on the view and the great city beside Cape Elizabeth. Would go again in a heartbeat, sans spa.


Coming from a kids point of view, inn by the sea is a awesome hotel with a spa, outdoor pool, and gym. The rooms are beautiful and they have a wonderful big yard with corn hole and games for kids. Also a wonderful restaurant called sea glass. Which I definitely would get the lobster tacos. The restaurant is indoor and outdoor. There is also a path to a gorgeous beach.

-Cupcake Hugs