Hotels in Maine

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Shingled lodge built in 1887 offering laid-back comfort on Frenchman's Bay, one of Maine's most scenic coastal spots. Read More

The marquee attraction on Mount Desert Island, of course, is the supremely family-friendly Acadia National Park. When you’re not hiking or joining a... Read More

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.... Read More

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... Read More

Just 15 minutes south of Portland on Prout’s Neck—the coastal tramping grounds of renowned Maine artist Winslow Homer—this 1878 inn... Read More

Arguably the finest inn in all of inland Maine (and possibly the entire state), the Blair Hill Inn is pure North Woods fantasy. The manicured 15-acre,... Read More

Inland Maine isn’t known for its elegant accommodations, but Blair Hill is the conspicuous exception to the rule. A grand hillside mansion on a... Read More

This recently revamped hotel feels like a traditional Maine cottage, though its 34 cozy rooms are totally up-to-speed: free Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses... Read More

After breezing through Maine on a leaf-peeping tour in 2003 , Dutch duo (and hospitality-industry veterans) Oscar Verest and Raymond Brunyanszki... Read More

One of Maine’s two entries in the Relais & Châteaux alliance of luxury hotels, Camden Harbour Inn has a hillside location with arresting views of... Read More

A Relais & Châteaux property, Camden Harbour Inn is one part stately New England Brahmanism and one part Euro-chic refinement.  The view of... Read More

Marble bathrooms, massive windows, and radiant floor heating are the sort of touches you can expect in the coastal-inspired rooms and suites of the Cape... Read More

At the 20-room Captain Lord Mansion, a pale yellow 1812 folly with Federal-era antiques and stately fireplaces, sip iced tea in the shade of the... Read More

Located in the village of Castine, just steps from the harbor, this historic boutique hotel offers rural charm with a touch of the modern. The inn's 19... Read More

Chebeague Island Inn is a tasteful, pared-down vision of grand seaside living—massive fieldstone fireplace, board games, and overstuffed chairs in... Read More

If there’s a lovelier wraparound porch in all of Maine, I haven’t found it. This restored Greek Revival inn was built in the 1920s on the largest island... Read More

Designated by the federal government as a historic property, this central Maine inn dates back to 1864, and originally served as a farmhouse and... Read More

The 19th-century proeprty has a wraparound porch, and 11 of the 24 rooms have views of Somes Sound (considered the United States' only fjord). If booked... Read More

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... Read More

Granite workers from a nearby quarry used to bunk at this delightfully simple rooming house, which overlooks a narrow spit between two coves in Andrew... Read More

Situated directly on York Harbor, this family-owned inn is housed in a white clapboard cottage built in the 1890’s, with covered porches... Read More

This 22-room, telephone-free escape on Maine’s central coast is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Gilmore Huston, a successful ship chandler... Read More

Frost Mountain Yurts offers a year-round outdoor escape in western Maine, complete with an unusual setting that’s devoid of modern conveniences... Read More

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. Read More

A far cry from the quaint B&Bs for which New England is famous, this full-service seasonal resort in the coastal Maine town of Bar Harbor has 187... Read More

Bargain-hunters, outdoorsy types, and persnickety hotel-goers all like this comfortable inn within short walking distance of bustling Freeport, a.k.a.... Read More

A historic inn right in the middle of the harbor town of Camden, Hartstone is actually a cluster of handsome buildings with views of the dramatic Camden... Read More

A restored seaside church, this nine-room inn on Wells Beach maintains a touch of the sublime. Chandeliers, stained-glass windows, and overstuffed... Read More

The allure of this southern Maine hotel just north of Kennebunkport is the setting—and the food. The 36 private cottages (some with two bedrooms,... Read More

Housed in a converted 19th-century farmhouse, this Victorian-style hotel is only a two-minute walk from the pine-shaded beach and iconic lighthouse of... Read More

While many of Bath’s historic homes and former sea captains’ residences (identifiable by their cupola-esque widow’s walks) are now B... Read More

An on-call launch service takes you out to a tiny mound of windswept granite, a half-mile off of (car-accessible) Southport Island. There, you settle in... Read More

Cottage comfort gets ultrastylish at this 32-room inn compound, set on 22 sloping acres fronting scenic Penobscot Bay. In 2008, the managing partners ... Read More

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... Read More

On one side: the perfect blue of Penobscot Bay, with its bobbing sailboats and island chains that streak across the horizon. On the other side: the... Read More

Connected by a private boardwalk to sandy, three-mile-long Crescent Beach, this five-acre resort reopened in June 2008 after a multimillion-dollar eco... Read More

There’s precious little glitz to this New England classic. An immaculate lawn, scattered with Adirondack chairs, slopes towards the sea. A gravel path... Read More

Peaks lives a weird double-life. It’s a commuter’s island—more than half its year-round residents ride the 15-minute ferry into Portland for work—but it... Read More

Isle Au Haut is one of the great secrets of the National Park System, a trail-covered annex of Acadia National Park to the north that sees a fraction of... Read More

The eight-room, Queen Anne Victorian inn dates from 1904 and was purchased by Pamela Parker and Bryan Stevens back in 2010. The establishment opens in... Read More

The coast doesn’t have a monopoly on Maine romance. Snuggle in a shared sleeping bag or cozy up in front of the woodstove at these off-the-grid mountain... Read More

The lodge offers prime views of tree-lined Moosehead Lake, with northern section of the Appalachian mountains in the background. In summer, there are... Read More

This homey, eco-friendly bed and breakfast is set against the backdrop of nature: expansive open spaces, century-old maple trees, and numerous hiking... Read More

Since 1995, Medomak has been providing wholesome summer activities the whole family can enjoy. This traditional New England summer camp offers... Read More

A rustic (but not too rustic) family camp on Maine’s Sebago Lake, Migis dates back to 1916 (its early owner was the founder of the Camp Fire Girls). The... Read More

Not to be confused with that other Seaside Inn (a common moniker in coastal Maine), Newagen has hosted guests like Frank Sinatra and Rachel Carson, who... Read More

Based in downtown Damariscotta, this vacation home rental company specializes in Cape-style houses and waterfront cottages. The firm has a portfolio of... Read More

I’ve heard it said that the turreted, stone façade of the Norumbega Inn is the most photographed spot in Maine. I have my doubts, but it doesn’t seem... Read More

Though the main hotel building and restaurant have closed, this oceanside inn still offers a cluster of no-frills cabins for rent. Family owned and... Read More

This eight-room bed-and-breakfast takes its name from the locally quarried stone that make up its impressive gray façade. Built in 1840, the Federal... Read More

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... Read More

Situated in an 1860 Federal-style residence, the inn offers ocean views, an eclectic library, and manicured gardens. Read More

Built in 1793, this landmark inn on Northwest Harbor is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has since been restored, but original details... Read More

Just minutes from Portland's scenic Old Port in the Western Promenade neighborhood—renowned for its stately mid-19th-century homes designed by New... Read More

Set on the edge of the cobbled Old Port neighborhood, this opened-in-2003 hotel offers upscale (if somewhat corporate) accommodations just steps from... Read More

Once one of New England’s most fortified armories, the imposing brick Regency indeed looks impregnable, and the large brick fireplaces in the suites are... Read More

Though it isn’t as hyped as the coast, inland Maine is spectacular, with thousands of lakes and ponds, acres of cool pine forests, and countless... Read More

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... Read More

This family friendly beachside hotel has been renovated…a zillion times. The earliest document referencing an inn on this site dates to 1660, and the... Read More

Located on Casco Bay, about an hour'a drive from Portland, this coastal resorts has harbor views and a variety of family-friendly activities, including... Read More

A sprawling resort on a quiet peninsula, Sebasco Harbor at peak season is a bustling community all its own. Among the clusters of cabins, the large main... Read More

Real estate veteran Sigrid Sproul and her team of agents specialize in selling waterfront homes and renting seasonal properties along the mid-coast of... Read More

Book this three-bedroom cottage on this spruce-covered spot in Frenchman Bay, well ahead of time. The master suite has spectacular sea views, a four... Read More

Boothbay Harbor, at the end of a bucolic peninsula on Maine’s midcoast, is a mecca for family vacationers. The ice cream stands and souvenir shops... Read More

Hidden on an island just south of picturesque Wiscasset, away from Vacationland's tourist crowds, this relaxed Maine inn is a world unto itself&mdash... Read More

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... Read More

One of Maine’s larger ski resorts features eight interconnected mountains and 743 acres of trails. Sunday River’s Boundary-to-Boundary... Read More

This longtime hunting and fishing lodge on Moosehead Lake resides on an 11,000-acre nature preserve. John Willard and his family have run the resort... Read More

More than a century old, this bed-and-breakfast is located at the tip of the Permaquid Peninsula, just a six-minute walk from the Permaquid Lighthouse.... Read More

Predating Acadia National Park by 35 years, the 1884 Claremont is a throwback to the early days of Mount Desert Island leisure and opulence. There’s a... Read More

This grand dame of the Kennebunkport waterfront opened as a luxury hotel more than a century ago and has seen four generations of family management. A... Read More

In Kennebunk, Maine, the 10-room Inn at English Meadows is that perfect mix of luxe amenities (Frette linens; Vera Wang mattresses; Malin + Goetz... Read More

Book a sunny room in this 1835 home within walking distance of the Old Port. Read More

The cupola atop the grand, weathered-shingled Island Inn is like a beacon to ferry passengers arriving at this rocky island, 12 miles off the Maine... Read More

Set in the artists' colony of Vinalhaven, the Tidewater Motel was a mill and blacksmith's shop in the 1800's. Today, the 19 light-filled rooms evoke a... Read More

Overlooking Frenchman Bay, this pair of inns—one a Tudor mansion, the other a yellow country house with a wide wraparound porch—breathes new... Read More

This nostalgic, four-story beachside hotel was built in the late nineteenth century, complete with turrets. You can’t beat the location. Walk out the... Read More

Anchoring downtown Bar Harbor, West Street looks out over Frenchman Bay—in fact, the view from the rooftop pool might be the best waterfront vista in... Read More

It’s no surprise that Maine’s top-rated Relais & Châteaux hotel is located in the toniest summer community of them all&mdash... Read More

Couples massage in the spa? Champagne and strawberries upon arrival? Dinner for two in the French-influenced, five-star dining room (which, btw, is a... Read More

Enjoy fresh flowers and fruit in your room upon check in, Jacuzzi tubs and rain showers in marble and granite bathrooms, and complimentary bikes and... Read More

This single-level, yellow and green inn operates from May through the first week of December on the eastern shore of the scenic Kennebunk River, a half... Read More

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