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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 1446 Reviews
Loved it! wanted to stay longer!
Reviewed 1 day ago

This was our 3rd stay, and second time in the "cove suite". The attention to detail, the welcome treats and beautiful accommodations (lux bath, incredibly comfortable beds, bar and spa) will definitely keep us coming back.

Reviewed 5 days ago

From start to finish, our visit at Inn by the Sea was wonderful. We had a King Suite, which was two floors. The room was impeccably clean, and the views were spectacular. The path to the beach was perfect, and there were many other trails, and small beaches off the the main trail, or further down the beach. Although our children are grown, it would be a wonderful place to bring children of all ages. The grounds at the Inn are lovely, and spotless. All of the staff were warm and friendly, and readily available to help. The restaurant was excellent, both food and service. The pool was very clean and a nice place to take a break in the afternoon. We would definitely recommend the Inn by the Sea, and will be returning in the future!

Nice Spot for Lunch
Reviewed 7 days ago

We wanted to see the Cape Elizabeth lighthouse, so we found this casual place for lunch. The food is great! My husband had the lobster tacos. (The waitress said they were the “cutest” thing they serve. And she was right!). They are VERY mini, so I shared my salad with him. I HAD added lobster to the house salad & it was OUTSTANDING.

Wonderful Stay as usual!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely LOVE the Inn By The Sea! It is our #1 go to get-a-way location in Maine! We won't stay anywhere else because the Staff is amazing the rooms are great and the view is spectacular. The fact that they are Dog Friendly, they "foster" shelter dogs which get adopted by guests sometimes within 24 hrs., they are environmentally friendly and the resort grounds are beautiful are only some of the reasons we love this place!!

Paradise with pups
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not ask for a more beautiful location and hotel. Staff is gracious, helpful, and simply wonderful. Attention to detail can be seen everywhere from the beautifully tended gardens to the cookies at turndown service. Pup friendly and they have an adoption program with a local shelter where a pup up for adoption stays at the Inn until they find their forever home. Makes the stay even better!!! Lucky Pup!