Inn by the Sea, 2021 winner in USA Today’s 10Best Awards


Inn by the Sea, 2021 winner in USA Today’s 10Best Awards in 3 hotel Categories


(Cape Elizabeth Maine, August 27, 2021) Maine’s luxurious Inn by the Sea is a 3-time winner in the 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Eco-Friendly Hotel, Best Luxury Hotel, and Best Waterfront Hotel. All USA Todays’ Reader’s Choice results were announced on August 27, 2021 and may be seen at


The 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest launches their picks in each category with their top 20 Best nominees as chosen by their panel of industry experts. USA Today’s team of travel experts is a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes, according to the multi-platform media outlet.  Inn by the Sea was nominated in three categories for Best luxury, waterfront and ecofriendly hotels.


After 4 weeks of voting Inn by the Sea was in the top ten in all three. According to USA Today 10Best provides readers with original, unbiased, and experiential travel options for top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants and hotels for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.


“We are thrilled to be in USA Today’s Top 10 in all three categories including luxury, waterfront and eco friendly hotels,” stated Michael Briggs, Managing Director at Inn by the Sea. "It is truly an honor to be listed as the 10Best in the country with these other great properties. This is an endorsement for the extraordinary work done by our dedicated team and their commitment to outstanding hospitality. The awards recognize the exceptional achievements our staff has managed even during a challenging year, and we are grateful for their continuing dedication to creating extraordinary travel experiences for our guests." 


About: Inn by the Sea, located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach, offers elegant hospitality in 61 modern, stylish rooms and one- and two-bedroom cottage style suites, with captivating cuisine in ocean view Sea Glass Restaurant, a heated pool and sea inspired therapies in SPA. Guests enjoy the best of two worlds- a relaxed, upscale seaside resort yet are only 7 miles from Portland's urban- chic small port city with unique boutique shopping, a world class museum and water activities on Casco Bay. Selected The Best Hotel in Maine by Travel and Leisure 2017, Inn by the Sea welcomes children and is dog friendly. A Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX member, the Inn has achieved SILVER LEED® and Maine DEP Environmental Leader certifications. Inn by the Sea is Sharecare Health Security Verified 2021, with Forbes Travel Guide ensuring our commitment to health and security. 1 1/2 hours from Boston by car, 15 minutes from Portland's Airport.

For more information: Contact Rauni Kew, PR & Marketing Manager, 207.799.3134

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