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Inn by the Sea Recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts with I Prefer Hotel of the Year 2024

May 14, 2024

Preferred Hotels & Resorts announced its 2024 Preferred Awards of Excellence with Inn by the Sea among 12 winning hotels. Presented by the brand’s CEO Lindsey Ueberroth and President Michelle Woodley  Inn by the Sea was awarded I Prefer Hotel of the Year 2024. The award was accepted by Michael Briggs, Regional Managing Director for Olympia Hospitality.

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Good Day Café: Promoting sustainability through food

May 1, 2024

Sea Glass Chef Brown creates a fresh Maine Oyster dish with Jeff Peterson on Good Day Maine Café, WGME 13, promoting sustainability through food. (Click to view cooking demo)

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Best Pet- Friendly Hotels

April 22, 2024

Newsweek Reader's Choice for Best Pet-Friendly Hotels "We've consulted experts and compiled a list of pet-friendly properties that range from mountain lodges to luxury hotels." At Inn by the Sea "You and your best fuzzy pal can take in gorgeous views in this luxury beachside resort."

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Maine Restaurant Week is right around the corner

February 23, 2024

WMTW Channel 8- Maine Restaurant Week is right around the corner and Maine Menu is helping you get ready. This week, we take you to the Sea Glass restaurant at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth where Chef David Brown is preparing a Lamb Wellington for Maine Restaurant Week.

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Why the shoulder season is the best time to visit Portland, Maine

February 12, 2024

Plan your visit to the Portland region in winter, spring or late fall and get into popular dining spots, enjoy lower hotel prices, and have room to roam.

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Hotels with pet dogs in residence

January 27, 2024

Hotels may flaunt their pet-friendly status but some properties are going a step further, teaming up with local rescue organizations to help dogs find homes

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Rewilding takes root

January 8, 2024

Rewilding takes root. Resorts are taking rewildling - the rehabilitation of natural ecosystems- further , making extensive efforts to bring back native plants and animals to their properties and winning praise from guests and ecologists.

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Luxury Meets Sustainability

December 1, 2023

by Laura Evans - Sustainable tourism is more widespread...but a select group of green hotels also have luxury in their DNA, including Inn by the Sea. (click thru to pages 76-81)

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Inn by the Sea Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Award for Top Twenty New England Resorts

October 3, 2023

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Inn by the Sea being recognized in the Top 10 New England Resorts, stated the Inn’s Managing Director, Michael Briggs.

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Inn-spired Getaways

September 19, 2023

by Jocelyn Nace.  Inn-spired Getaways- Sweater weather is coming: it's time to cozy up at a classic New England Inn. "Equally focused on nature and luxury, Inn by the Sea boasts 62 chic, modern rooms & suites...."

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10 best beach resorts in the USA

July 19, 2023

Erika Mailman, Time Out, picks Inn by the Sea as one of the 10 best beach resorts in the USA. Located on a mile of sandy beach on Maine's beautiful Atlantic coast replete with instagrammable lighthouses.

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Top 10 Pet Friendly Resorts and Hotels in the US

July 16, 2023

Gwen Pratesi for Family Vacationist. The luxury Inn by the Sea along the picturesque coastline of southern Maine was one of the first dog-friendly US Beach Resorts.

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Sea Glass Awarded Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

June 27, 2023

Sea Glass , the ocean view restaurant at Inn by the Sea, has been honored for its outstanding wine cellar with Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2023. (Click for story)

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14 Incredible Destinations If You Need Peace and Relaxation

June 26, 2023

Travel + Leisure - What could be more idyllic than strolling the cape and exploring lighthouses? This town is the home of the Cape Elizabeth Light (or Two Lights Lighthouse) which has been active since 1874. In addition to the interesting history and classic New England architecture, Cape Elizabeth is one of the best places to get juicy lobster. You will find plenty of tranquility here on the rocks, and also at accommodations like Inn by the Sea, one of Maine's best luxury hotels with relaxing in-room amenities like cozy fireplaces and soaking tubs.

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What's New at New England Spas

June 1, 2023

From Editors at Yankee- Kim Knox Beckius- What's new at New England Spas. Here in New England, resort spas continue to elevate their offerings with creative, innovative for story

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10 of the Best Luxury Hotels in Maine

May 26, 2023

Lauren Dana Ellman for Travel + Leisure- From breezy beachfront resorts to intimate Inns, we've rounded up the best luxury hotels in Maine for your next New England weekend away.

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Inn by the Sea, a perfect getaway

May 10, 2023

A taste of Massachusetts visits the Inn & Sea Glass restaurant- With ocean views, beautiful rooms & a pristine beach, Inn by the Sea, 10 mins. south of Portland, is the perfect for story

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Meet the Chef: David Brown

April 30, 2023

Meet the Chef: 5 Reasons to Visit® sat down with Executive Chef David Brown of Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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Inn by the Sea Named Best Pet Friendly Hotel in Maine

April 29, 2023

With an eye on what’s new for 2023, Yankee’s editors round up the best attractions, eateries, and hotels in top Maine travel destinations.

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Inn by the Sea is welcomed as a member of Beyond Green

March 2, 2023

Maine’s Inn by the Sea has been welcomed into Beyond Green’s global portfolio of some of planet earth’s most sustainable hotels. Beyond Green’s curated hotel collection is committed to meeting global sustainable standards, offering guests authentic experiences and adventures that align with responsible travel values

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Inn by the Sea Ranked in Best Maine Hotels by US News & World Report

February 8, 2023

US News and World Report lists Inn by the Sea on their 2023 Best Resorts & Best Hotels in Maine 2023 rankings

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These Three New England Hotels Specialize In Affordable Luxury

January 10, 2023

by Roger Sands-  "These three New England Hotels specialize in affordable luxury.... An elegant beach front resort, Inn by the Sea captures the imagination of  discerning travelers"....

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Inn by the Sea Appoints David Brown Executive Chef

December 1, 2022

Inn by the Sea, Maine’s premier beach destination, announces the appointment of David Brown as Executive Chef.

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Inn by the Sea wins Preferred Best Practices & Achievement Award

November 1, 2022

Inn by the Sea is proud to announce they have won the Preferred Best Practice & Achievement Award in the category of Integrated Quality Assurance, L.V.X. Collection, announced the Inn’s Managing Director, Michael Briggs. The award was presented at the Preferred 2022 Regional Meeting September 13 to 15, 2022 at The Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Inn By The Sea Recognized With Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2022 For Northeast Resorts

October 4, 2022

Conde Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards 2022 with Inn by the Sea recognized in the top ten of Northeast Resorts. Full results in the November issues of the magazine.

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Chef Andrew Chadwick Is Hospitality Maine's Chef Of The Year

September 19, 2022

Sea Glass Chef Andrew Chadwick has been selected 2022 Chef of the year by Maine's Hospitality Association, Hospitality Maine.

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A Maine Jewel- Inn by the Sea

August 4, 2022

Inn by the Sea  is an eco-property for the entire family, including the four-legged members, and it has received numerous awards and accolades in the travel press. (click for story)

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A Midsummer Dream Weekend

July 19, 2022

The Maine Enthusiast- A Midsummer Dream Weekend. We were lucky enough to have friends getting married at the Inn by the Sea, so decided to make a weekend of it. Cape Elizabeth is the perfect destination for families and couples or friends who are seeking a quiet summer escape... Inn by the Sea is oceanfront luxury at its finest!

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Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea Achieves 2022 Wine Spectator Award

June 30, 2022

Sea Glass restaurant at Maine’s Inn by the Sea has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2022 Restaurant Awards. In achieving the Award of Excellence, Sea Glass has again demonstrated a deep cellar with extensive selections across many regions.

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Inn By The Sea Raises $11,000 For Habitat For Humanity

May 31, 2022

Maine’s premier beach resort, Inn by the Sea, raised $11,000. for Habitat for Humanity projects across Maine this winter and spring. Inn by the Sea offered guests a 50% reduction in room rates for accommodations Sunday through Thursday, January through early May, in exchange for a $35 donation check made out to Habitat for Humanity.

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Travel + Leisure Names Inn by the Sea to 2022 T+L500 list

April 25, 2022

Travel + Leisure Names Maine’s Inn by the Sea to coveted 2022 T+L500 list of the World’s Top 500 Hotels.  This year's T+L 500, which recognizes the premier hotels from around the globe, is drawn from the results of the renowned travel magazine’s 2021 World’s Best Awards.

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Coastal Distancing At Inn by the Sea in Maine’s Shoulder Season

March 25, 2022

Terri Marshall of Travel Squire visits Inn by the Sea, on Crescent Beach, Maine, for some fall coastal distancing.  "It’s a dreamy scene, romantic, unspoiled, beauty au natural—and that’s what this part of Maine and the inn are all about."

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The Most Luxurious Dog Friendly Hotels

February 25, 2022

by Irenie Forshaw- Inn by the Sea. The elegant ocean-side property has been welcoming dogs for over 30 years and is one of the few hotels not to charge a fee when you bring along your four-legged friend.

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The Best Dog Friendly Luxury Hotels and Resorts

January 14, 2022

by Larry Olmsted- I put this eco-friendly oceanfront resort just outside of Portland first on this list, and it was not an accident....Inn by the Sea does not have a (pet) fee (click for full story)

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A Treat for New England Locals and Travelers

January 1, 2022

by Jenna Donleavy of Knox, Bear & harper for  "I took Bear, a Labrador/Border Collie mix, to beautiful Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine—one of the best dog-friendly vacation destinations in New England. The hotel staff go above and beyond to provide pet-friendly accommodations and make sure dogs of all sizes feel welcome."

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Fall in Love with Southern Maine

December 1, 2021

by Stacey Marcus- Where to stay, where to eat and top ten things to do in Southern Maine. Want to bring along the family pet? Check out Cape Elizabeth's Inn by the Sea where you and your four legged friend can be pampered equally...more

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6 Family Boutique Hotels that Get What Families Want

November 1, 2021

by Kyle McCarthy- While millennials continue to book vacation rentals, demand for family boutique hotels has increased for short stays and road trips....Among NE Beach resorts which are summer family getaways...Inn by the Sea is a standout.

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Top 30 Resorts in the Northeast: Readers' Choice Awards

October 5, 2021

Inn by the Sea is recognized with Conde Nast Traveler's 2021 Readers' Choice Awards, listed #3 in the Top 30 Resorts in the Northeast

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World's Best: The Top 10 New England Resort Hotels

September 8, 2021

by Liz Cantrell. World's Best: Inn by the Sea listed is in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards as Top 10 New England Resort Hotels. Every year for their World's Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.

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Vogue: Where to stay, eat and play in Portland Maine

September 3, 2021

by Elisee Browchuck. Inn by the Sea- With views of Crescent Beach from every corner and the ocean’s omnipresent scent, Inn by the Sea lives up to its name. Located just 15 minutes from Portland, the pet-friendly resort offers vacationers an idealistic Maine escape with the convenience of exploring both the city and coast. All 61 suites are dressed in playful nautical decors like antique buoys, but still feel sophisticated enough for a longer stay—and are equipped with everything you’d need to do so, from unlimited coffee to lobster crackers. Beyond the spa, heated swimming pool, and lavish outdoor lounge areas, a picturesque boardwalk guides guests through a sea of local wildflowers out to the beach, which is outfitted in matching blue umbrellas and chairs. Surprise summer treats like s’mores, bonfires before sunset, and ice cream socials fit for kids and adults alike make days spent at the Inn that much sweeter.

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In the lap of luxury

September 1, 2021

by Sarah Notton. For pet owners who love to travel look no further than these luxurious hotels...At Maine's Inn by the Sea, one of the first luxury properties in the U.S. to accept pets...dogs are warmly welcomed thanks to the hotel's VIP very important pets policy...

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Sea Glass Earns Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2021

August 31, 2021

Sea Glass earns Wine Spectator's coveted  Award of Excellence for it's deep wine cellar with over 2,000 bottles and 350 labels. The Award of Excellence is given to restaurants with thoughtfully chosen selections appropriate for the cuisine and representative of a range of regions and styles. These lists can vary in size but typically offer 90 options or more, according to Wine Spectator.

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Inn by the Sea triple winner in USA Today's 10 Best

August 30, 2021

by Kristi Palma. Inn by the Sea is selected as a triple winner in USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice Awards 2021, and is listed in the Top Ten for Best Luxury hotels, Best Waterfront hotels and Best Eco-friendly hotels.

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20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Hotels in Maine

August 6, 2021

by Lindsay Cohn. Inn by the Sea- Oceanfront glamour done the Maine way—not the glitzy kind, but the quintessential New England second-home sort of refinement that well-heeled travelers crave. Cue spacious suites with plush king beds and waterfront views, plus warm hospitality, a fine dining restaurant and an outdoor firepit.

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Hotel on the Beach- Best of Maine 2021- Yankee Magazine

June 1, 2021

Yankee Editors- Best of Maine 2021- Outdoors. Best Hotel on the Beach- Inn by the Sea....Inn by the Sea is known for its groundbreaking green initiatives, coastal spa experiences, exquisitely prepared seafood, and dog friendliness.

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Editor's Choice Award: Inn by the Sea

May 24, 2021

Amber Brooks. Editor's Choice Award: Inn by the Sea is a luxurious, regenerative resort where couples can stay just steps from the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Guests can dine at the Inn’s upscale restaurant or get pampered at its on-site spa.

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10 Remote Work Hotel Packages too Good to Pass Up

April 3, 2021

by Jen Murphy: Inn by the Sea. A waterfront view and a one-mile-long stretch of beach at your doorstep takes the edge off even the most stressful work days. And when a room at the Inn by the Sea doubles as your office, you can break for lunch with a bike ride to the Lobster Shack at Two Lights, a ten-minute ride away.

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Travel + Leisure Maine Travel Guide

February 25, 2021

Best Hotels in Maine: Inn by the Sea: A skip away from Portland lies the Inn by the Sea, a gorgeous beachfront resort with a full-service spa. Inn by the Sea’s outdoor fire pits and fireplaces in every suite make it a prime choice for a winter stay. Have breakfast at Sea Glass, the property’s restaurant, before taking a long walk on the pristine private beach, or heading into Portland for a day of fun.

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5 Reasons to Visit Portland Maine

February 1, 2021

ELEGANT MAINE ACCOMMODATIONS. Coastal chic describes the vibe at Inn by the Sea. Enjoy a luxurious beach suite complete with a private terrace and ocean views, eat-in kitchen (for those warm summer nights when you’re craving fresh, Maine lobster), a dining room and living room with gas burning fireplace, plus a separate master bedroom with a marble spa bath that includes double vanities, a deep soaking tub and glass enclosed walk-in shower. You’ll loved the recessed mood lighting.

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Pet-friendly places to stay in New England

January 27, 2021

by Diane Bair & Pamela Wright. Pet- Friendly: The Inn by the Sea, a luxury oceanfront resort in Cape Elizabeth, welcomes dogs at no extra charge. Beach towels, blankets, and healthy doggie treats are provided. Dogs are welcome in the fireplace lounge; there’s a special dog menu, too. Within the next couple of months, the inn will restart its foster dog program. The on-site foster program with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland has resulted in 156 shelter dogs being adopted by guests.

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MEET THE CHEF: Andrew Chadwick of Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

January 14, 2021

Meet the Chef: Tripveel sat down with Executive Chef Andrew Chadwick of Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine to discuss his favorite dishes, advice on plating and why he loves being Executive Chef at Maine's Inn by the Sea.

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Dog Trippin

October 30, 2020

by Larry Olmsted. Welcoming pets for more than 30 years, this inn just a few minutes outside downtown Portland recently upped its ante with new lavish Cove Suites. In separate beachfront buildings

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Dog Friendly Inn by the Sea pampers pets & people

October 12, 2020

by Hilary Nangle. The über dog-friendly Inn by the Sea makes it easy to travel with your pooch. This luxury inn edging Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth regularly notches top marks in the nation for luxury, experience, being green, and yes, dog-friendliness. Never content to rest on its many laurels, the inn regularly updates the property. And, it’s always looking or more ways to support not only the environment, but also the community.

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13 Best Hotels in Portland, Maine

August 25, 2020

by Joe Ricchio- A stately hotel set right on the waterfront in Cape Elizabeth, the Inn by the Sea is an all-immersive escape. Its pristine lawn, dotted with Adirondack chairs, offers views of the coast, and its poolside patio is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon, glass of wine in-hand. Newly built Cove Suites feature two bedrooms, a luxe bathroom with an oversized tub, an ample dining area, and a full kitchen. The Inn also has one of the best spas in the state and unbeatable views of Crescent Beach.

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5 Beautiful & Responsible Places to Stay in Maine

August 6, 2020

Alyssa Shelasky: At the paradisal Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, some of the Inn’s new protocols include touch less curbside check in, enhanced housekeeping services, and strict social distancing at the pool and restaurants. There is daily yoga on the big seaside lawn, so you can distance, breathe fresh air, and enjoy the ocean view. The spa is now open, and liquid relaxation at the bar is allowed and encouraged. We are living in a global pandemic, after all.

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Vacationing with pets

July 2, 2020

By Lauren Chattman. Newsday. Beach-loving pets and their owners might check out the INNcredible Pet Package offered by the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where there is never an extra pet fee. Your dog will be welcomed with an Inn by the Sea dog bowl, a personalized L.L. Bean dog bed, an L.L. Bean dog toy, a nightly selection from the inn’s pet menu, and nightly turn down service including seasonally flavored dog treats. The Inn works in collaboration with the local animal shelter to foster about 45 dogs a year. Guests are welcome to walk and play with the foster dogs, and many guests have fallen in love and adopted a pooch during a stay at the Inn.

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Yankee - Best of New England

June 1, 2020

Yankee magazine- Best of New England Hall of Fame- Lodging- Inn by the Sea
Handsome rooms, suites shelter guests at this seaside resort with an outdoor saltwater pool, a restaurant and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, and a boutique spa. A boardwalk through a New England cottontail rabbit preserve links the ultra green, dog and family friendly property with dune back Crescent Beach.

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Give a mom a getaway, and something to look forward to

April 30, 2020

By Diane Bair &  Pamela Wright. For ultra-pampering, you can’t beat the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Mom can spend her days walking pretty, mile-long Crescent Beach, relaxing in the spa, or joining a small group on a bird-watching or garden tour.

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Forget the Cookie. I Want a Dog at Check In.

October 23, 2019

The Inn by the Sea, a pet-friendly beach resort on Cape Elizabeth in Maine, fosters one shelter dog at a time and will eagerly facilitate a pet adoption if a guest falls in love.

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Maine's Luxurious Inn by the Sea Selected #2 in Top 25 New England Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards

October 8, 2019

Maine's luxurious Inn by the Sea has secured the number two spot in the Top 25 Resorts in New England as selected by Condé Nast Traveler in their Reader’s Choice Awards for 2019.

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Forbes April 2019- The Maine Thing: How Inn by the Sea Can Seduce You- by Laura Manske

April 23, 2019

If you crave travel seduction on your vacation — the sublime feeling of falling in love with an oasis of natural beauty, welcome ambience, easy relaxation, endearing surprises and pampering details — then Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, will turn your head and fill your heart. Ideal for indulging both romantic couples and frolicking families, this year-round retreat is an especially desirable getaway in summer. There is much to woo you here.

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Adventure to Maine's Southern Coast

March 1, 2019

Weston Magazine Group- Greenwich/ Upper East Side
Adventure to Maine's Southern Coast: If you are yearning for that quintessential Maine family vacation, head to Cape Elizabeth's Inn by the Sea. Although much of Maine's dramatic coastline is rugged,  Inn by the Sea is nestled beside an unspoiled sand beach.

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Hotels Connecting Guests and Rescue Animals

February 1, 2019

Fodor's Travel- The ocean views and luxury accommodations at Inn by the Sea take a backseat for some guests whose first request upon arrival is to meet the hotel's current foster dog. In the three years since the Maine hotel partnered with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, more than 125 pups have found forever homes.

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Global Traveler Pet Possibilities

January 16, 2019

Thanks Global Traveler Magazine & Susan Barnes at  TravelinGirl for including Inn by the Sea  in your "Pet Possibilities" article! "Inn by the Sea, located on a mile of sand beach, offers over the top pampering for pets and their owners, as well as to foster dogs; guests have adopted 131 dogs to date through the inn's collaboration with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland."

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Downeast Magazine Winter Weekend Getaways

January 1, 2019

Thank you Down East Magazine (January 2019 issues) for covering great winter getaways including our SPA! "So you want to soak and sauna? SPA guests at this seaside inn enjoy private steam rooms. The "Incredible SPA" package includes a two-night stay with two 60 minute Swedish massages in the spa and breakfasts in Sea Glass, the in-house restaurant with dramatic ocean views. High rollers can upgrade to a suite with soaking tub."

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Conde Nast Traveler Top Resorts in New England 2018

November 10, 2018

Inn by the Sea is selected as one of the Top Resorts in New England Reader's Choice Awards 2018.

National Geographic Traveler Plan The Perfect Coastal Maine Road Trip

National Geographic Traveler- Plan the Perfect Coastal Maine Road Trip

September 1, 2018

"Though rocky shores dominate Maine's coastline, a mile-long swath of sand frames Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth. Follow the boardwalk through a sanctuary planted with native vegetation to lovely Crescent Beach. The six acre oasis is part of initiative to create a safe haven for vulnerable New England cottontail rabbits. The inn also works with the Animal Refuge league of Greater Portland to support dog adoption. Be prepared- there's almost always a cutie curled up behind the front desk."

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Inn by the Sea makes USA Today's 10 Best Destination Resorts list

August 20, 2018

Maine's luxurious Inn by the Sea is honored to have been named to USA Today's10 Best Destination Resorts list.

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Sea Glass Earns Wine Spectator Best of the Award of Excellence in 2018

July 18, 2018

Sea Glass restaurant at Maine's Inn by the Sea has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator's 2018 Restaurant Awards, with a Best of the Award of Excellence.

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Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea Earns Wine Spectator Award

July 16, 2018

Sea Glass restaurant at Maine's Inn by the Sea has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator's 2018 Restaurant Awards. In achieving the Best of the Award of Excellence, the second tier award, Sea Glass has demonstrated a deep cellar with extensive selections across many regions.

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Favorite Oceanfront Hotels in Maine | Yankee Editors Picks

July 16, 2018

"Handsome rooms, suites, and cottages shelter guests at this seaside resort with an outdoor saltwater pool, a restaurant and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, and a boutique spa. A boardwalk through a New England cottontail preserve links the ultragreen, dog- and family-friendly property with dune-backed Crescent Beach, a state park with lifeguards."

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A Ruff Guide to Adopting a Dog on Your Next Trip

July 11, 2018

AFAR: "Just a seven-mile drive south of Portland, Maine, Inn by the Sea is an idyllic beach getaway on the Atlantic coast. The private boardwalk, a full-service spa, and a seafood restaurant with ocean views are worth the trip, but the best amenity this hotel offers is the opportunity to adopt an animal in need."

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10 Best Beach Hotels in Maine

July 1, 2018

"Maine's most eco-conscious seaside resort embraced being "green" long before the trend picked up steam. Stay at Inn by the Sea, and you'll be impressed by how the hotel's every nuance reflects respect and care for its coastal location. As you wander the boardwalk down to Crescent Beach, notice the native landscape, which has been thoughtfully restored to provide habitat for wildlife. Dogs can enjoy the beach, too, from October through March, and they're treated like elite guests year-round. Soothing amenities for humans including fine dining and ocean-inspired spa treatments make even wintry days feel like summer vacation."

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New England's Top 9 Coastal Resorts for Families

June 2, 2018

"Crescent Beach is a pristine stretch of Maine seacoast. Guests of Inn by the Sea traverse a private boardwalk that winds through a wildlife sanctuary leading right to the water's edge. It's beach combing at its finest."

Inn By The Sea Receives Preferred Hotels GIFFTS Award

Inn by the Sea Receives Preferred Hotels GIFTTS Award

May 15, 2018

Maine's Inn by the Sea was recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts® with a GIFTTS Pineapple Award  presented to the Inn's General Manager, Michael Briggs, at the Preferred Global Conference in San Diego, California on May 4, 2018. Preferred Hotels & Resorts® recognizes member hotels that have demonstrated excellence in their commitment to inspiring experiences for their guests and local communities annually.

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Virtuoso Traveler- Youthful Pursuits

May 1, 2018

Virtuoso Traveler: Soak in more of Maine's summer with a stay at Cape Elizabeth's inn by the Sea...the beach side resort's Eco initiatives dovetail with kid friendly Bug's Life tours, where children fashion bug costumes and explore indigenous gardens from an insect's perspective.

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Romantic Restaurants that Indulge Your Culinary Fantasies

April 16, 2018

Roger Sands: One of the pleasures of traveling is discovering romantic dining experiences that provide gourmet cuisine, exemplary service and an exquisite ambiance.... Only ten minutes from Portland, Inn by the Sea features the talents of Chef Andrew Chadwick at the intimate Sea Glass restaurant. Guests are treated to an extravagant dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its secluded oceanfront dining room. Chef Chadwick marries the freshest ingredients with a focus on health...special dinners often include oysters, lamb, scallops, and cauliflower a la plancha. A chocolate cake rounds out the evening.

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48 Hours

April 2, 2018

Susan Axelrod: ...I head off to the Inn's luxurious SPA  where I have opted for the Sea Waves massage, the body-work is done on a special surround-sound table that makes me feel as if I lying on an especially comfortable beach, feeling the vibrations of the waves as they roll in....
We are already fans of chef Andrew Chadwick's inventive food and tuck happily into lobster tacos with radish, sweet chile and avocado mousse; salmon with black rice crouton, bouillabaisse sauce , fermented fennel, and couscous, charmoula sauce, asparagus-citrus relish, and crisp kale.....

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More than Lobster, The Maine Thing is Inspiration

April 1, 2018

Mark A Thompson: Rooms with a View: Indigenous flora is also celebrated at Inn by the Sea which boasts five acres of seaside gardens flanking Crescent Beach State Park. Located a short drive from Portland in Cape Elizabeth, the luxury waterfront resort features 61 rooms, suites and cottage style suites with modern interiors, as well as Sea Glass, the award winning restaurant that serves a lobster tasting menu as well as sustainable seafood recommended by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Beachfront sunsets are followed by cocktails around an open fire pit....

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These Worldwide Resorts are Making a Difference

March 1, 2018

Laura Schreffler: We all like to stay in the lap of luxury but what if you could help others while enjoying yourself on holiday?.....The charming 61 room Inn by the Sea is just a stone's throw from Portland, Maine with a LEED certified SPA and several additional design features that aim to mitigate its impact on the environment...But that's not all: Inn by the Sea is also involved in copious community programs including Foster Dogs! (which works with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland to shelter four legged friends) + Books for a Booking (which purchases books for local schools with every December reservation made....)

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Breathtaking Beach Hotels from U.S. News Best Hotels List

February 9, 2018

Carla Tracy: For a guaranteed spectacular event book Inn by the Sea with state of the art technology including LCD projectors and a high quality sound system your event is sure to run smoothly. head into the Crescent Room for 1350 sq ft of customized event space or host a more intimate meeting in the Cove Room which can seat 12-16- just make sure attendees aren't distracted by the garden and sunset over the sea. Want to take it outside? Up to 150 guests can fir on the lawn underneath a waterproof tent, where a speaker can deliver a keynote or host a social hour so attendees can network.

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Inside the World of Ultra- Luxe World of pet Pampering

January 1, 2018

Chloe Malle: The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine has a diverse room-service menu, including homemade Meat Roaff and the signature dish- K9 ice cream, a soy milk honey and vanilla confection topped with dog-bone crumble. SPA options are just as robust.

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Winter on the Coast

January 1, 2018

Diane Bair & Pamela Wright: Staying seaside in winter has its own rewards. Summer crowds have thinned, high season prices have dropped, and the Atlantic is at its most dramatic....A stay at this sumptuous resort, overlooking an untamed coastline will make you love winter....Don your down and take a quiet stroll along the beach. Feeling chilly? Warm up in the spa's steam room or sauna prior to a hot oil massage..... two -bedroom Cove suites feature separate living and dining areas, sleek kitchens, modern baths, gas burning fireplaces and private decks. The newly opened beach suites have indoor/outdoor fireplaces and in your face ocean views... Portland, with its museums and boutique shopping is a mere 8 miles away (and worlds apart)

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Inn by the Sea Named Top Ten Resort

October 17, 2017

Maine's luxurious Inn by the Sea has been selected as one of the Top 10 Resorts in New England for 2017 by Conde Nast Traveler in their Readers' Choice Awards, which will be announced in November issues of the luxury travel magazine.

This award recognizes our staff and serves as inspiration for them to continue to exceed guest expectations, and provide memorable visitor experiences stated Michael Briggs, Inn by the Sea, General Manager.

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Escape the City

August 1, 2017

Diane Hudson: ....A drive to Cape Elizabeth to Inn by the Sea delivers the goods. The rambling cottage glamour and shimmering seascape beyond the deck and gardens really are the cure for urban funk....We sip and sample while checking out the fine selection of paintings, many by local artists...Chef Andrew Chadwick comes to Maine by way of Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod, and the menu reflects his commitment to sustainable local seafood. ...We share an appetizer of tiny lobster tacos, each delicately crisp tortilla less than two inches across, standing upright on a dab of avocado, brimming with sweet chunks of lobster...The setting, the meal and the exceptional service and hospitality have proven a welcome escape from the city.

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Coasting to Luxury

July 1, 2017

Melissa C. Gillespie: Inn by the Sea is undergoing a re imagining of its two bedroom cottage style suites with a new design that blends coastal ambiance and a contemporary vibe...when completed in June the 10 new two bedroom Cove suites will overlook seaside lawns and gardens with partial ocean views, while luxury Beach suites will have beautiful panoramas of the Atlantic.

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5 Eco Friendly Hotels You Need to Book Now

April 1, 2017

Leigh Gotzmer: Foodies take note: Inn by the Sea's restaurant, Sea Glass, is stocked with produce from surrounding gardens- even their towel program helps fund habitat for restoration for rabbits.

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Best 5 Green Hotels & Inns in New England

February 1, 2017

Inn by the Sea....How does Maine's first hotel to have dual flush toilets, A LEED certified SPA, and a role in the New England cottontail's rebound write its next green chapter? By educating-whether a naturalist beach walk or at dinner at Sea Glass where Chef Andrew Chadwick is cooking whiting, Pollock and other abundant yet underutilized fish.

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Travel+Leisure Best in Maine

January 4, 2017

Travel+Leisure's The Best Hotel in Every State names Inn by the Sea as Best in Maine. Best of Maine! raved one satisfied reader, while another hailed it as a beautiful property [with] its own private beaches that embodies the Maine experience. Families should book a suite with a kitchen and fireplace.

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Maine Magazine

January 1, 2017

Restaurants who participate in Out of the Blue are on a longer list of Culinary Partners who commit to keeping Gulf of Maine Seafood on their menus throughout the year. One of them is Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, where Chef Andrew Chadwick has featured Whiting, Pollock, and Redfish. We can support our local fishermen and give people a true taste of Maine, that's what it's all about.

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Cape Elizabeth Hotels Renews for Summer Season

December 31, 2016

The Inn by the Sea will definitely not be hibernating through the winter. Rather the iconic Cape Elizabeth luxury hotel will be enjoying a rebuild that will introduce a new, contemporary coastal vibe in the form of two-bedroom cottage style suites. Highlights include traditional coastal shingle architecture exteriors with interior design touches and local artwork that play up the hotel's Atlantic address. The modern décor features mild glass, wicker and solid teak furnishings, hardwood floors, wood floors and bead board.

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Huffington Post mentions new art installation at Sea Glass

December 15, 2016

"Yes, you can peer at gardens, bogs, salt marsh and a slice of sea from the cozy dining space. But you can now also study a series of paintings and lithographs, the likes of Chagall and Matisse, that were recently installed on the walls: a cultural experience for all the senses."

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Books for a Booking and more featured as part of Hotels who give back in USA Today

December 13, 2016

The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, outside of Portland, has three ways in which its guests and the inn itself give back to the community.

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Boston Globe

December 11, 2016

In Cape Elizabeth Maine, the SPA at Inn by the Sea specializes in surfy massages, including on a bed that sends vibrations through your body to the sound of waves.

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Best Friends

December 1, 2016

A Maine hotel opens its doors to some pretty sweet seniors. Since 2015 fifty-three dogs have found their forever homes because of their interim stay at the Inn. While guests appreciate the breathtaking waterfront views, abundant gardens and farm to fork dining experience, the glowing reviews of the Inn often mention what a lovely treat it was to be able to spend quality time with a dog.

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Gardening by the Sea Package Featured in Newsday's "Gifts for Travelers"

November 7, 2016

Does your honey like to dig in the dirt? This Gardening Getaway in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, gives him or her plenty of opportunity to do so.

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Conde Nast Selects Inn by the Sea as one of the Best Resorts in the North East for 2016

October 18, 2016

Conde Nast Traveler readers have once again selected Maine's Inn by the Sea one of the Best Resorts in the Northeast in the 29th Annual Reader's Choice Awards.

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Shape Magazine

October 1, 2016

For a more luxurious meal, try Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea. The chef belongs to a sustainable seafood program that encourages restaurants to put underutilized species on the menu to fight overfishing.


Zagat: 12 Under the Radar Food Destinations in the Northeast

September 26, 2016

Sea Glass, inside the Inn by the Sea, focuses on seasonal New American cuisine and seafood.

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Maine Magazine

September 1, 2016

From its storybook site on the ocean, the Inn by the Sea has become its own unique eco system and a part of the greater eco system of coastal Maine.

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Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea is honored with Wine Spectator Award

August 5, 2016

Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea is honored to be included in the select group of restaurants chosen for Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence.

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Smart Meetings

August 1, 2016

A Deeper Shade of Green: The 61 room property is situated on a mile of sandy beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, a 15 minute drive from Portland. It blends understated elegance with sustainable amenities.

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Inn by the Sea Welcomes Chef Andrew Chadwick as Executive Chef for Sea Glass

July 15, 2016

Maine's premier beach destination, Inn by the Sea, appointed Andrew Chadwick Executive Chef of Sea Glass- A premiere ocean view restaurant at Inn by The Sea

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Travel & Leisure Selects Inn by the Sea for 2016 World's Best Hotel Awards

July 11, 2016

Travel + Leisures 2016 Worlds Best Awards have selected Inn by the Sea as one of the 100 Best Hotels in the World, and as one of the Top Ten Resorts in the American Northeast.

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Eat Maine.

May 31, 2016

Sea Glass is a sweet spot to enjoy fresh seafood and much much more cooked in a style that's progressive but unpretentious.

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Travel & Leisure

May 25, 2016

An immaculate lawn scattered with Adirondack chairs slopes towards the sea...Rooms are sunny and spacious, with balconies clearly meant to serve as sitting rooms. This might be one of the country's most approachable luxury hotels.

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Yankee Magazine

April 23, 2016

Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice: A Best Beachfront Inn. Handsome rooms, suites and cottages shelter guests at this seaside resort with an outdoor saltwater pool, a restaurant and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, and a boutique SPA.

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Inn by the Sea welcomes new General Manager Michael Briggs

April 15, 2016

An industry veteran with extensive resort management experience, Briggs is responsible for the resorts overall operation which includes 61 up-scale guest rooms and suites, ocean view restaurant and full service SPA.

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BELLA New York Magazine

April 8, 2016

Compelled by an intellectual search for complex flavors that best represent the diversity of a region his creations start with high quality, whole ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible.

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Boss Magazine

April 7, 2016

The Inn's ocean view Sea Glass restaurant serves up captivating regional cuisine.

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Coastal Living

April 6, 2016

A stone's throw from the downtown action, the luxurious redoubtable Inn by the Sea is worth the short commute with its sandy beach, pool, spa and excellent on-site dining.



April 6, 2016

Babymoon in Maine. Go for relaxing beach walks, swim in the pool or get cozy by the fireplace in your room.

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Pratesi Living

April 5, 2016

Late fall is an ideal time to visit the lower coastal area of Maine, right after the crowds have gone home and when the brilliant fall colors are still on the trees, just before the daily frost, and while the afternoons are still warm.

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Travel & Leisure

January 27, 2016

The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth's Crescent Beach State Park is renowned for both its eco- and dog-friendliness. .... take nature walks along the beach to spot protected wildlife like New England Cottontails and Piping Plovers.

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Huffington Post

January 25, 2016

Inn by the Sea named number 1 in Top Ten Waterfront Hotels in the Northeast. A Grand, but not grandiose, Inn By The Sea keeps both top-notch luxury and eco-friendly practice sacrosanct.

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Bride & Groom Magazine

January 6, 2016

Blueberries, beach and smores - Inn by the Sea is the perfect place for the Maine experience.

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Voted One of New England's Best Resorts by Conde Nast

November 5, 2015

Maine's Luxurious Inn by the Sea Selected One of New England's Best Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.

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One of the Best Resorts in the World by Conde Nast

January 9, 2015

Conde Nast Traveler readers have selected Maine's Inn by the Sea as one of the Best Resorts in the Northeast for 2014 in the respected Readers Choice Awards in November issues of the luxury travel magazine.

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Travel + Leisure World's Best

December 17, 2014

According to Travel + Leisure, being selected for the Worlds Best Awards is a testament to how well a property serves their customers as they explore the world.

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Preferred Hotel Group Recognizes Inn by the Sea

December 1, 2014

In presenting the Sustainability award Preferred Hotel Group cited Inn by the Seas commitment to environmental responsibility implemented through several hotel programs.

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A TripAdvisor Family Vacation Favorite for 2014

September 25, 2014

Only 400 hotels received the honor ,out of over 3,500 properties recommended  on the site, by meeting criteria based on editor and family traveler reviews.

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Rewilding at Maine's Inn by the Sea

August 8, 2014

Collaborating with the Department of Conservation and other state agencies to restore Cottontail Habitat is just one of many environmental initiatives undertaken by Inn by the Sea and their employees over the last decade.

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Inn by the Sea Recognized as One of the 511 Best Places on Earth

January 16, 2014

Inn by the Sea, located on Crescent Beach in Maine, has been named to the 2014 Gold List, as one of the 511 Best Places on Earth in the January issues of Conde Nast Traveler.

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Inn by the Sea Named in Travel + Leisure's 2024 World's Best Awards

Maine’s Inn by the Sea Ranked in Top 10 New England Resorts in

Travel +Leisure’s 2024 World’s Best Awards


(Cape Elizabeth- July 11, 2024.) Inn by the Sea, Maine’s premier beach destination, was ranked in the Top 10 New England Resorts in Travel + Leisure’s coveted 2024 World’s Best Awards. For the past 29 years Travel + Leisure magazine readers have shared their memories and weighed in on travel experiences around the globe, including opinions on the best hotels and resorts. This year the renowned travel magazine reported more than 700,000 votes were cast by their readers. Inn by the Sea was ranked #6 in the Top 10 New England resorts. 

“Inn by the Sea is thrilled to be ranked amongst some of the finest resorts in New England by Travel + Leisure’s discerning readers,” stated Nick Shumate, Resort Manager at the Inn. “This recognition really underscores the work of our dedicated hospitality team in creating memorable, Maine experiences for our guests.”

According to Travel + Leisure “old fashioned New England coastal charm” won the hearts of the readers in the 2024 World’s Best Awards. “So many quintessential images of American vacation have their roots in New England scenery. This part of the country has an old-fashioned nostalgic quality, and nowhere is that more on display than in its destinations,” wrote Lila Harron Battis in Travel + Leisure. “Travelers can’t get enough of those coastal views and beachy pursuits, but it’s excellent service and robust offerings that set these places apart from the rest.”

Guests at the intimate Inn enjoy elegant, relaxed hospitality in 62 rooms, or spacious one- and two- bedroom suites, heated pool, full service SPA, regionally sourced ocean view dining and a private boardwalk to a mile of unspoiled sand beach. The seaside Inn has traditional shingled exteriors but decidedly modern interiors and connects visitors to experiences that are quintessentially Maine. 

The results of the 2024 World's Best Awards are now live, and also available in the August 2024 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.

About Inn by the Sea: About Inn by the Sea: An idyllic oceanfront escape, located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach, just 7 miles from Portland, Inn by the Sea is Maine's premier beach destination offering elegant hospitality in 62 upscale rooms and suites, with full- service SPA, cardio room, heated pool and captivating cuisine served in ocean view Sea Glass restaurant. Children and dogs are warmly welcomed to this Preferred LVX® & BEYOND GREEN property.


FMI and images: Rauni Kew, PR & Green Program Manager | Inn by the Sea | 40 Bowery Beach Road | Cape Elizabeth | Maine, 04107. | M: 207.602.8500 | | 207.799.3134. Instagram @innbythesea.maine