Overview of Inn By The Sea

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4.6 / 5Wonderful
110 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly



Popular LocationCrescent Beach State Park19 min walk
Popular LocationHiggins Beach7 min drive
RestaurantThe Good Table11 min walk
RestaurantThe Local Buzz3 min drive
AirportPortland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport)23 min drive

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  • Traditional Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Traditional Room, Accessible

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Beach Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 700 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Garden Suite

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Accessible Beach Suite

    Room amenities

    • 700 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 Bedroom Beach Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1300 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Loft Suite King

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Loft Suite Double Double

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Fireplace Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Cove Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Accessible 2 Bedroom Beach Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1300 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area

Cape Elizabeth

Located in Cape Elizabeth, Inn By The Sea is in a rural location and on the beach. Old Orchard Beach Pier and Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Southworth Planetarium and Aquaboggan Water Park. Monkey Trunks Extreme Aerial Adventure Park and Funtown Splashtown USA are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like whale watching.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Crescent Beach State Park - 19 min walk
  • Higgins Beach - 7 min drive
  • Fort Williams Park - 8 min drive
  • Portland Head Light - 11 min drive
  • Willard Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Portland Transportation Center - 19 min drive
  • Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport) - 23 min drive


  • Sea Glass — 1 min walk
  • The Good Table - 11 min walk
  • The Local Buzz - 3 min drive
  • The Lobster Shack - 6 min drive
  • Taco Trio - 9 min drive

About this property

Inn By The Sea

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Inn By The Sea's full-service spa. All 61 rooms boast private pools, and offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Fridges and microwaves are standard, as are TVs with cable channels.
Inn By The Sea offers 61 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private pools and free newspapers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free valet parking

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 15-250 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

24-hour fitness centre
Bike hire
Full-service spa
Outdoor pool
Steam room

Family friendly

Art supplies
Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Children's books
Dry-cleaning service
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free supervised childcare/activities
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Banquet hall
Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Meeting rooms


Beachfront location
Picnic area
Pool sunloungers
Pool umbrellas


Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Couples treatment room(s)
Detox wraps
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - prenatal
Massage - swedish
Massage/treatment rooms
Steam room


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Free rollaway beds
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Pillow-top mattress


Free toiletries


TV channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Free local calls
Free newspapers
In-room massage
Iron/ironing board
Private pool



Check-in between 4:00 PM and 5:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free
Dogs only
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 6 per cent of room rate
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business centre/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • Concierge/Valet service
  • Self-parking
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 250 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions; guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Inn Sea Cape Elizabeth
Inn Sea
Sea Cape Elizabeth
Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth
Inn By The Sea Maine/Cape Elizabeth

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Inn By The Sea and receive a full refund?
Yes, Inn By The Sea offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Inn By The Sea cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Inn By The Sea?
As of May 31, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Inn By The Sea on Jun 7, 2020 start from CA $481, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Inn By The Sea have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Inn By The Sea?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Inn By The Sea?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Inn By The Sea located?
Nestled on the beach, this Cape Elizabeth hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Crescent Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Higgins Beach. Crescent Beach State Park and Two Lights State Park are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Views of the ocean. Super comfortable beds and bathrooms. Overall, the team did an amazing job to ensure we were always comfortable and happy.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Absolutely amazing property, gorgeous suite and outstanding staff and service! Can’t say enough about it - will definitely be back in the future!

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Absolutely amazing


Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Vert Beautiful property and nice location. Staff was really nice.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very nice clean place with very helpful nice staff yes it might seem expensive but its worth every penny

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020