Hotels in Maine
Think New England lodging, and it’s easy to imagine a lot of charming B&Bs and inns. And while you’ll find those among the best Maine hotels, there are also bigger, and luxurious places to stay, as well as an assortment of mainstream brand names. In Kennebunkport, along the coast, is where you’ll find the plushest accommodations. Check out a few of the best hotels in Maine.
At Captain Lord Mansion—a pale yellow 1812 folly with Federal-era antiques and stately fireplaces—you can sip iced tea in the shade of the chestnut trees. Chebeague Island Inn is a Maine hotel offers a blend of city and coastal charms: The 1920s Greek Revival inn sits on Chebeague Island in Casco Bay, a 25-minute water taxi ride from Portland. Great for leaf-peeping in the fall. The Stage Neck Inn is set on a rocky bluff between York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The 58-room Maine hotel is a New England classic: shake roofs, white-trimmed windows, and British colonial furniture alongside the beachfront gardens (and, on a more contemporary side, two pools). Stays include a full breakfast, as well as hot cider and cookies served in the fireside lobby.
Set on the edge of the cobbled Old Port neighborhood, this opened-in-2003 hotel offers upscale (if somewhat corporate) accommodations just steps from some of the city’s best bars, restaurants, and shopping.
Since 1995, Medomak has been providing wholesome summer activities the whole family can enjoy.
The majestic white hotel on Kennebunkport beach has a sister property on South Florida’s Gold Coast, at Delray Beach to be exact, that operates year round. The northernmost Colony overlooks the Atlantic from its scenic promontory location and is open from mid-May through late October.
Bargain-hunters, outdoorsy types, and persnickety hotel-goers all like this comfortable inn within short walking distance of bustling Freeport, a.k.a. outlet central (170+ shops) and home to L. L. Bean, which has been outfitting fly-fisherman, campers, and preppies since 1912.
Book a sunny room in this 1835 home within walking distance of the Old Port.
This seasonal property on Maine’s central coast is open from April through October and resides on a grassy knoll along Penobscot Bay’s rocky shore.
Situated directly on York Harbor, this family-owned inn is housed in a white clapboard cottage built in the 1890’s, with covered porches overlooking the water and the sloping front yard.
This luxurious coastal resort south of Camden, ME, has had many names, owners, and incarnations since it first debuted in 1889, but that’s only resulted in smart renovations throughout its history.
This 1891 inn, a sister property to the nearby White Barn, is set right on Mother’s Beach overlooking the steel-blue waters of the Atlantic. Purchased and overhauled in 1999, it has the same level of studied luxury as its award-winning sibling—but feels much more informal.
Try a classic sporting camp stay in one of the 18 cabins (meals are served in the main lodge), which has a sandy lake beach.
Located in the western Maine town of Bethel, this Broad Street Historic District inn offers opportunities to golf in the summer, watch the leaves change color in the autumn, and ski, dogsled, or snowmobile in the winter at the nearby Sunday River Ski Resort.
Set on a rocky bluff between York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, the Stage Neck Inn is designed in an old New England style, with shake roofs, white-trimmed windows, and beachfront gardens.
Our Place is a grey, wood-paneled compound from Marnelle and Gordon Bubar that resides on the island of North Haven, a ferry ride away from Rockland on Maine’s central coast.
Cottage comfort gets ultrastylish at this 32-room inn compound, set on 22 sloping acres fronting scenic Penobscot Bay.
Situated in an 1860 Federal-style residence, the inn offers ocean views, an eclectic library, and manicured gardens.