Inn by the Sea

A classic New England waterside escape
A sea-side property located on the edge of Maine’s Crescent Beach State Park, Inn by the Sea is a luxurious getaway for eco-minded travelers, dog owners and anyone who enjoys simple, sustainable beauty.

While many of Inn by the Sea’s features are thoroughly modern, it still projects a classically quaint New England vibe, thanks in part to the sweeping ocean views, white Adirondack chairs and traditional coastal shingle architecture.

Sip locally sourced cocktails on your private balcony while gazing at lobster boats bobbing on the horizon, or take a more active approach and book an experience like “Gardening by the Sea,” which features hands-on gardening classes taught by renowned grower Derrick Daly. Either way, this 61-room boutique hotel is an enchanting escape for travelers of all stripes.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The shores of Cape Elizabeth area boast one mile of sandy beach.
  • Alternative energy sources are used to keep you cozy during Maine’s notoriously harsh winters.
  • This pet-friendly hotel offers a dog-specific room service menu, in-room massages and a spot at the fireplace lounge during dinner. Other pet-specific amenities include L.L. Bean dog blankets and beach towels.
  • During the day, you can order food pool-side or on the deck. In the evening, you may opt for experiencing the ocean views at Sea Glass restaurant or taking in the casual elegance of the fireplace lounge.
Things to Know
  • The spacious and newly constructed Cove Suites are the best accommodations for families with two bedrooms, full kitchens, decks and cozy fireplaces.
  • Those without animal sidekicks can book a Traditional Guest Room. These single-room accommodations boast king-sized beds, gas-burning fireplaces, glass walk-in showers and ocean views.
  • In the fall in winter months, this luxury hotel fosters dogs for adoption.
The Rooms
  • All rooms have a crisp, updated look with classic-contemporary furnishings in muted tones and pops of cheery color.
  • The Cove Suitesfeature a master bedroom with a king bed, a second bedroom with two queen beds, and an airy living space with a pullout couch, a dining table that seats four and a fully-furnished kitchen.
  • Garden Suites are located on the ground floor and provide immediate access to the manicured gardens, pool, and boardwalk. These suites have a king bedroom with a separate living space, which includes an executive desk, pullout sofas, refrigerator, microwave and more.
  • The two-level Spa Suites are perfect for couples and have a lofted bedroom with an oversized bathroom — featuring an air jet tub, a walk-in shower, and heated floors — on the upper floor plus romantic balconies (located on the lower floor) with ocean views and seating for two.
  • One- and two-bedroom Beach Suites have direct ocean views, outer decks, fireplaces and hardwood floors that extend into spacious living space, fully equipped kitchens and dining areas. Both units have oversized bathrooms with soaking tubs and glass showers.
The Restaurants
  • As you might expect from an eco-conscious resort, Sea Glass is a dedicated member of the growing locavore movement. Chef Andrew Chadwick uses produce from nearby farms and fish caught in Maine waters to create regional cuisine that is both decadent and delicious.
  • Local favorites, like New England clam chowder, appear on the seasonally rotating menu alongside globally inspired dishes like lobster tacos, three-meat Bolognese, and ocean perch served with curried cauliflower and raisins.
  • Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. 
  • While you’re enjoying chef Chadwick’s culinary creations, be sure to take a moment to feast your eyes on Inn by the Sea’s extensive art collection. Pieces include original works by the likes of Chagall or renowned regional artists Eric Hopkins or Stephen Etnier. 
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Getting There
40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
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