Inn by the Sea
On a mile of unspoiled beach, Inn by the Sea provides a AAA Four Diamond award-winning home away from home as you explore the best of the rugged New England coast. If you can pull yourself away from the cozy, crackling fireplace in your guestroom and past the hand-crafted maple furnishings in the lobby, treat yourself to a Sea Salt Stone massage, or another sea-inspired treatment, at the LEED Silver-certified Spa. The farm-to-table Sea Glass restaurant, stunning water views, and personal touches like a welcoming house-made whoopie pie when you arrive are just a few of the reasons the resort is a regular winner of Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice and Travel + Leisure awards.
- Relax in one of the 61 modern, luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, including Beach Suites, with large living spaces, gas burning fireplaces, and fully equipped kitchens
- Work out in the state-of-the-art gym, followed by a massage or steam in the sea-inspired spa
- Listen to crashing waves while you dine on fresh regional seafood dishes at the oceanfront Sea Glass restaurant
- Return from a bike ride to the beach and enjoy the heated outdoor pool
- Head off for a day on the ocean in an authentic lobster boat where you’ll bait traps, measure your catch, and have it prepared by experts when you get to shore
Begin the day with a relaxing yoga practice. Tour the stunning grounds with the friendly head gardener. Head out on a lobster cruise for two. Walk on the beach at sunset and end the day under blankets by a crackling fire pit, eating s'mores. Inn by the Sea provides the best that New England has to offer.
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Swathed in rich crimson and chocolate-colored fabrics, the 61 stylish guestrooms and suites feature cozy fireplaces, local art, and a king-size bed you’ll never want to leave. The Garden and Spa suites are pet friendly and offer heated flooring, soaking tubs, and splendid views of the garden and ocean. While accommodations in the main building are spacious, the even-roomier Cove and Beach Suites are truly luxurious. The Beach Suites offer two charming bedrooms, a sleep sofa, a dining table for ten, a gas-burning fireplace, a flat-screen television, and unparalleled views of the Wildlife Habitat and Crescent Beach.
The services are as exquisite as the accommodations, with a concierge always ready to book a restaurant or recommend a stay package. Two favorites are the Spa Package, which features an oceanfront breakfast for two and Swedish massages, and the Maine Lobster Package which includes a lobster cruise for two and an oceanfront dinner. With dog-sitting, dog-walking, and dog massages also available, canine companions also enjoy a warm welcome.
Watch the waves crash against the shore as you dine on delectable seasonal dishes in the ocean-facing dining room or alfresco deck. Whether you’re in the mood for lobster tacos, vegan fare, or a hearty Sunday brunch, Inn by the Sea’s is an unrivaled dining destination.
Sea Glass Restaurant – Start your day with a cup of strong coffee and a serving of almond-stuffed French toast or fluffy blueberry pancakes drenched in maple syrup. At lunch choose Maine staples like clam chowder or Chef Chadwick’s signature lobster tacos. Poached lobster, miso-glazed pollack, and plump steaks paired with a choice of over 2,500 bottles of wine create a dinner memories are made of. The restaurant’s deep cellar was awarded Wine Spectator's prestigious Best of Award of Excellence, but the showpiece is the panoramic view of the powerful Atlantic Ocean.
Popular nearby dining spots include Fore Street for hearty fare or The Great Lost Bear for excellent craft beer and comfort food.
Whether you want to relax in the heated outdoor pool, work out in the health club, or try a morning yoga class, Inn by the Sea takes glorious relaxation and rejuvenation to the next level. Walk across the private boardwalk to Crescent Beach for fishing and boating or to simply stroll along the rugged shore.
Hike 25 minutes to the world famous Two Lights State Park, and the oldest lighthouse in the area is a 15-minute drive away. Both are great for picnics, hiking, and exploring the craggy coast. If you’d like to venture into the islands of Casco Bay, you can catch a ferry from Portland.
Inn by the Sea
On a mile of beautiful sandy beach, just 15 minutes from the city of Portland, Maine. It’s less than a 10-minute drive to Cape Elizabeth, where you’ll find gift shops, eateries, and the oldest lighthouse in the state.
Portland International Jetport is 10 mi / 16 km, about 20 minutes away.