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About Maine

The most northerly state in the continental US, Maine is one of its most exciting and rewarding playgrounds, with everything going for it in terms of rugged coastline, unspoiled wilderness interior and a lively culture ranging from millionaires’ playground enclaves like Kennebunkport to arty bohemian cities like Portland. And the best places to stay in Maine reflect this diversity too with options ranging from great value inns to unbridled luxury.

What not to miss:

  • Of course nobody who ever mentions Maine ever fails to mention the lobster, and the clams, which are just part of an overflowing natural larder that brings drooling foodies from all over the US.
  • There’s so much to see and do here in this land of wide open, sparsely populated spaces. Whether you’re up for a hearty adventure kayaking, cycling, hiking in the endless forests and mountains, exploring the picturesque waterways, or enjoying the beach life with a glass of locally-brewed beer in hand.
  • Southport is a very quiet spot offering stunning ocean views, Bar Harbor on Mt Desert Island is better known and busier, whilst Southwest Harbor is the perfect base if you want to explore the Arcadia National Park

This is a state off the beaten tourist track that will surprise you at every turn. Our choice of the best places to stay in Maine contains a strong whiff of sea air making the most of the state’s great maritime tradition.

The Best Places to Stay in Maine


  • Gatecrash the country club set at Blackpoint Inn, Portland - a charming coastal hotel on a promontory jutting into the sea. Savour the local seafood in the fine dining restaurant and generally wallow in New England charm.
  • Surrounded by the historic old town, Portland Regency Hotel is ideal for a unlocking of Portland's cultural charm. The rooms are stylishly designed, featuring antique fireplaces and luxurious marble bathrooms.


  • The Waldo Emerson Inn is an historic property situated on the outskirts of town. Interiors are classic in style with loads of original features and some rooms with fireplaces. Gourmet breakfasts are included in the price. A cosy atmospheric property ideal for outdoors types or beach lovers.
  • Overlooking Kennebunk beach, the Beach House Inn offers incredible views of the Maine coast. Set in a charming Victorian beach house, it features chic rooms, an excellent restaurant and a spa fit for every indulgence.
  • The Atlantic is everpresent at the elegant Breakwater Inn & Spa. More active guests can go out lobster potting or kayaking where as those bent on relaxation can retreat to the excellent spa.
  • The Captain Fairfield Inn is steeped in maritime history and since its tasteful rennovation has become a delightful place to stay in Kennebunkport. Beautiful rooms, a glorious garden and an excellent restaurant all combine to form this fine establishment.
  • Not far from the famous Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, The Inn at English Meadows, Kennebunkport offers the best kind of fine New England hospitality - homely and intimate. This luxury bed and breakfast is just a short walk to the Dock Square with its gourmet eateries and select shops.


  • Stowed away on the edge of Cape Newagen, the Newagen Seaside Inn is a delightful hotel overlooking the sea. Set amidst beautiful wooded gardens and with a host of seafaring activities to choose from, it's a perfect base for those looking to get the best out of the Atlantic seaboard.

Bar Harbor

  • Nestled in the remote coastal community of Bar Harbor, Shore Path Cottage is a charming seaside hotel. When you're not out spotting whales or walking along the beautiful surrounding coastline, enjoy the homely comforts this lovely B&B has to offer.

Southwest Harbor

  • A stay at the Lindenwood Inn is like being welcomed into the home of a local Maine family. This seasonal B&B is awash with local charm and there's no better place to soak up the convivial atmosphere than in front of the sitting room fire.

For luxury lovers

  • Grace White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport is rustic and traditional but still super-smart; a charming inn on the Kennebunk River, famous for its lovely landscapes, and proximity to Maine's best beaches. The barn is 140 years old, and has retained its old world features, while adding others, like the sophisticated spa, that belong very much to today’s world.
  • Migis Lodge, South Cascon offers log cabin luxury in the pine forest looking over beautiful Lake Sebago. Lobster dinners, daily BBQ lunchtime cookouts and evening drinks on the veranda. Great activities thrown in including water skiing and pilates.

For sailors and salty seadogs

  • Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is renowned for rooms that are elegant, spacious and light. The schooner Surprise offers 2-hour day trip out into Penobscot Bay, within easy reach of this Victorian-style B&B in the heart of Camden.
  • Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport. Whether it’s a classic-style schooner or a modern sailboat you’re after, this historic B&B will sort you out. Retire after a strenuous day under sail to four-poster beds, antique furnishings, plush linens and modern comfort
  • The Inn at Sunrise Point, Lincolnville provides opportunities to sail in an historic Windjammer and the schooner Old Lincolnville, the icing on the cake of a stay at this elegant ocean-front B&B, perched on the Penobscot Bay. Seaside-chic decoration with blue on white tones and clean lines with plenty of natural light.

For fishermen and women

  • Harraseeket Inn in Freeport offers local fishing trips and sportfishing charters. It also boasts 23 fireplaces in spacious and thoughtfully decorated rooms, an ndoor heated pool and two on-site restaurants.
  • Whether it’s fly fishing, trawling or ice fishing anyone who likes to hold a rod will find something to satisfy them at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake, Greenville. This enchanting property, perched right on the Mooseshead Lake, is a sophisticated wilderness escape.

For a homely atmosphere

  • Dockside Guest Quarters in York Harbor offers a mix of seaside spirit and homely charm. Go out for the day on one of the hotel's fishing boats or simply relax on the beach before retiring to the hotel's intimate bar.

For a rustic stay

  • Set amidst rolling pineland with farm-to-fork dining and outdoor rain shower, the Hidden Pond (situated just outside Kennebunkport) is a rural charmer. Enjoy great hiking trails, art classes and kayaking trips. This hotel is perfect for those looking for a hideaway in Maine.

For a historic stay

  • The Maine Stay Inn is set in one of the region's most historic buildings dating from 1802. Its beautiful exterior is matched by quirky, imaginative interiors that give the place a very unique feel. Perfect for unlocking the historic town of Camden.
  • Captain Jefferds Inn is a lovely B&B that embodies the local maritime heritage of Kennebunkport. Blending modern comforts with historic decor, it's the perfect launchpad for unlocking the town's natural charm.

For an active holiday

  • The Inn at Diamond Cove lies at the heart of the picturesque Casco Bay on Great Diamond Island. It's packed to rafters with activities, such as tennis, hiking, fishing and swimming. Ideal for exploring the wonderful culture of island life in Maine.

For Families

  • The expansive Colony Hotel is perfect for a family holiday in Kennebunkport. Comprised of smart rooms, two restaurants, a private beach and boasting a plethora of activities from surfing to foraging, there's something for everyone here.
  • Whether it's early morning yoga sessions or early morning crab catching, Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth (just south of Portland) has something for everyone. With spacious, modern rooms, a deluxe spa and stunning ocean views, it's ideal for families looking to escape to the coast.

For bird watchers

  • Tides Beach Club, Kennebunkport is the perfect perch for exploring the salt marshes around the Kennebunk river estuary, home to a rich selection of coastal birds, crabs, and other marine life. It's ideal for seaside relaxation in style, and commands superlative ocean views onto Goose Rock Beach,
  • Busy local birdlife is touted as one of the attractions of The Rangeley Inn. This comfortable retreat in a lively lakeside village is a great base for exploring Maine’s outdoor paradise features private porches & lake views.

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Travel Information

  • The two main aiports that service the region are Portland International Jetport and Bangor International Airport.
  • Maine is well suited for a road trip so for car hire visit our online partners: Rentalcars.
  • Maine is a place for all seasons, with skiing in the winter months and a stunning autumn fall. However, to see the region at its best, we recommend the summer months, June to September, with temperatures generally sitting in the early 20s.

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Best Hotels in Maine

  • Waldo Emerson Inn Kennebunkport (Maine) 6 rooms from £171

    Minimum Stay  -  2 night min during peak season and 3 night min during major holidays
    Great walks  -  There are lots of great trails in the surrounding countryside
    Sights nearby  -  5 mins drive from downtown Kennebunkport
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 12 allowed

    An historic inn, ideally located for outdoors types or beach lovers. Interiors are traditional with many original features including polished pine floors, hand-painted wedgewood tiles and exposed beams. Gourmet breakfasts come as standard. A cosy, atmospheric property that oozes period charm. See More

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  • Lindenwood Inn Southwest Harbor (Maine) 15 rooms from £104

    Great walks  -  Acadia National Park
    Sights nearby  -  Southwest Harbor
    Restrictions on children  -  No children
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    Lindenwood Inn is a charming, seasonal bed and breakfast with a peaceful garden and quiet swimming pool. Cosy bedrooms with homely touches and individual designs. Guests can relax in the small bar and welcoming sitting room with fireplace. See More

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  • The Rangeley Inn Maine 45 rooms from £86

    Great walks  -  From modest forest trails to rock scrambles at 4,000 feet, the region has some of the Northeast's best hikes for all levels
    Sights nearby  -  In the middle of a National Scenic Byway, Rangeley is close to some of the region's most spectacular views
    Kayaking  -  Use the inn's kayaks on the lake or do a boat, canoe or kayak trip further afield
    Birdwatching  -  On site

    Wonderfully located in a lively lakeside village , this is the perfect base for exploring Maine’s outdoor paradise. 3 types of room; 'Traditional' - cosy historic feel, 'Tavern wing' - more spacious light & contemporary, and Haley Pond Lodge - simple rooms boasting private porches & lake views. See More

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  • Water Street Inn York County, Maine 8 rooms from £98

    Romantic Break  -  Simplistic yet welcoming and attractive, with spacious rooms and Matouk bed linens for an affordable romantic break by the sea
    Value chic  -  Attractive and comfortable rooms available for as little as $125 per night
    Restrictions on children  -  The hotel notes that facilities may not be suitable for children under the age of 10
    Sights nearby  -  The Old Gaol visitor centre in nearby York village is a popular attraction

    This cosy and historic inn is an excellent choice for couples and families with older children, with great access to nearby Portsmouth and outlet shopping in Kittery. A quiet hours policy fosters a peaceful atmosphere in the 8 rooms, with delightful views of the harbour and a nautical beach palette. See More

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  • The Elmhurst Inn Bar Harbor (ME) 12 rooms from £101

    Total relaxation  -  Unwind at this picturesque inn set in a leafy garden, with a typical american white painted porch and comfortable beds
    Local markets  -  There is a lovely farmers market in the village, packed with local produce and trinkets
    Kayaking  -  Rent a kayak and head off to explore this stunning island from the sea
    Full of character

    A charming old school B&B in Harbour Bar, on Mount Desert Island. Warm and welcoming from start to finish, with cosy floral print beds, an excellent home-cooked breakfast and attentive and helpful staff to help plan your perfect trip. A real all-American stay. See More

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  • The Beach House Inn Kennebunkport (Kennebunk) 34 rooms from £101

    Great walks  -  From woods and wetlands or seashore beaches and rugged coastlines, the Kennebunk, Maine area has it all.
    Sights nearby  -  Maine Maritime Museum, Kennebunkport Brick Store Museum, Kennebunkport Trolley Museum.
    Sailing  -  Soak up the sun and salt air on our daily sailing excursions.
    Surfing  -  Nearby Gooch Beach is renowned for surfing.

    Dating back to 1891, The Beach House is one of the oldest Bed & Breakfast, oceanfront hotels in Maine. The seaview bedrooms are light, crisp and elegant. The house maintains its original Victorian charm, while providing all modern conveniences. The perfect New England getaway! See More

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  • The Maine Stay Inn Camden 8 rooms from £101

    Kayaking  -  Sea Kayaking only two blocks away.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Outstanding location
    Full of character

    The Maine Stay Inn built in 1802 is a listed building on the National Register of Historical Places. This boutique hotel has its own quirky retro-chic decor, think period furniture, wooden floors and floral prints. Experience Old Camden in this historical haven! See More

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  • Russell House B&B Boothbay Harbor 8 rooms from £104

    Total relaxation  -  Tuck into homemade cookies by the fire, play boardgames in the lounge or chill out in your plush room
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby Pemaquid Point is a stunning natural spectacle with a pretty lighthouse now housing an art gallery and museum
    Great walks  -  Be sure to check out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a wonderful spot for walking
    Full of character

    A quaint and charming B&B in the lovely town of Boothbay Harbour. Modern interiors are thoughtfully laid out with comfortable beds, local artworks and indulgent treats such as natural boutique toiletries. They serve an excellent breakfast and the helpful staff will make you feel right at home. See More

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  • Hartstone Inn & Hideaway Camden 21 rooms from £105

    Great walks  -  Acadia National Park boasts 120 miles of trails, pristine lakes, breathtaking sea vistas, coastal shores and pebbled beaches.
    Cooking classes  -  From November through May, the Hartstone Inn schedules numerous cooking classes at our Camden bed and breakfast.
    Sailing  -  The Inn-keepers recommend the schooner "Surprise" for a 2-hour day trip out into Penobscot Bay.
    Fishing  -  Lake Megunticook, located five minutes from the Inn, offers great freshwater fishing.

    A Victorian-style B&B, nestled in the heart of Camden. Rooms are elegant, spacious and light, with warm colours and soft tones. Mouth watering meals and spa treatments complete the pampering. See More

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  • Portland Regency Hotel Portland, Maine 95 rooms from £105

    Local exploring  -  In the center of the city's vibrant Old Port, easy access to whale watching, ferry rides, The Victoria Museum...
    Spa  -  All guests have complimentary access to the Fitness studio, steam room, sauna, and hot tub
    Outstanding location  -  Two blocks from the waterfront
    Full of character

    In the heart of the city's Old Port district, this hotel is surrounded by boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Two blocks from the waterfront. Beautiful, smart rooms feature fireplaces and luxurious marble bathrooms. Full of historic charm. Ideal for exploring Portland's top landmarks. See More

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  • Harraseeket Inn Freeport, Maine 93 rooms from £109

    Fishing  -  Local fishing trips by Obsession Sportfishing Charters, Coastal Fly Angler and Hillbilly Charters.
    Birdwatching  -  Beautiful walks in Mast Landing Bird Sanctuary, Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary and Maine Wildlife Park.
    Great walks  -  Visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for a scenic walk.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool.

    This Inn, boasting 23 fireplaces, is cosy and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and thoughtfully decorated. Enjoy a dip in the indoor heated pool, or a delicious locally sourced meal at one of the two on-site restaurants. A short distance from eye tempting shopping in Maine. See More

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  • Shore Path Cottage Bar Harbor 10 rooms from £113

    Views  -  The garden and some of the rooms have lovely views of Frenchman's Bay and the spectacular Porcupine Islands
    Sights nearby  -  Close to Acadia National Park
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Back to Nature

    A lovely family run B&B in Bar Harbor with ocean views and a large garden. Rooms are large & traditional & there's a homely atmosphere and warm welome. The family will give you all the advice you could possibly want about ocean activities, and hiking & biking in the local national park. See More

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  • Dockside Guest Quarters Maine 25 rooms from £116

    Cooking classes  -  Take a cooking class from the reknowned Stonewall Kitchen.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accommodated.
    Outstanding location
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Seashore chic meets homely comforts; think white on white, plenty of natural light, fireplaces and an eclectic mix of nautical decorations. Porches and balconies face out onto unmatched views of southern Maine’s rocky shoreline and the Atlantic Ocean. Heaven on York Harbor! See More

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  • Breakwater Inn & Spa Kennebunkport 35 rooms from £116

    Sights nearby  -  Kennebunkport and the Maine Coast abound with many fine art galleries, featuring local and world-renowned artists.
    Fishing  -  Pull up a few lobster traps and learn what a real lobsterman does on the Kylie's Chance Lobster Tour.
    Local markets  -  The village of Kennebunkport offers a multitude of fine shops selling locally made products.
    Kayaking  -  Take an exciting three-hour guided kayak tour to Porpoise Point with Coastal Maine Kayak.

    This 19th century boutique Inn maintains its New England coastal style. The rooms are plush to say the least and follow a crisp blue and white nautical theme. Pamper yourself in the spa, or sit on the deck, glass of wine in hand, and admire uninterrupted views of the Atlantic. Total relaxation! See More

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  • Ivy Manor Inn Bar Harbor 18 rooms from £124

    Local exploring  -  Bar Harbour's lovely Village Green is across the street, meaning walking access to restaurants, shops, museums and galleries
    Active Holiday  -  Spend days exploring the stunning coastal scenery of Arcadia National Park with its beaches, lakes, mountains and wildlife
    Sights nearby  -  Visit other towns along the coast such as Bass Harbour and Frenchman Bay
    Great walks  -  Access to the mile-long scenic shore path is just one street away

    Historic inn situated in the very heart of Bar Harbour, minutes from the sea. Converted from a 1939 English Tudor-style home, a homely feel remains in the 18 cosy period-style rooms, all decorated with antiques. Brilliant location for those on foot; there's a nearby bus to Acadia National Park. See More

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  • Captain Fairfield Inn Kennebunkport 9 rooms from £124

    Active Holiday  -  Explore the town on foot, trek along the 50-mile coastline that is a National Wildlife Refuge, or kayak down the Kennebunk river
    Beach Life  -  The beaches in Kennebunkport are some of the best in Maine
    Country Escape
    Back to Nature
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Historic home in maritime Kennebunkport that has been artistically renovated. The rooms feature bold colours and patterns, striking wallpaper and modern furnishings. There is a beautifully manicured garden with outdoor lounge and firepit, and it is located close to some of Maine's best beaches. See More

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  • Colony Hotel Kennebunkport 125 rooms from £129

    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby museums, theatres, lighthouses, the lobster tour, the trolley tour...
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor saltwater pool
    Local markets  -  Weekly farmers' market
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A picturesque family friendly hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Kennebunk River. Private beach, expansive lawns and gardens, large outdoor pool. Endless activities from surfing and kayaking to berry picking. Ideal for both a relaxing and active retreat in beautiful surroundings. See More

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  • The Nonantum Resort Kennebunkport (Maine) 109 rooms from £130

    Families  -  Kids will enjoy roaming the gardens, games and campfire sing-alongs. Parents can relax with on-site Kid's Club and babysitting
    Beach nearby  -  The resort offers rentals on all the beach equipment you will need for a day at Colony Beach, making packing light no problem
    Active Holiday  -  Find someone for everyone here: beach days, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, walks, golf and exploring the beautiful area
    Weddings  -  With a scenic water-front lawn, atmospheric fire-pits and plenty of room for marquees, this is ideal for a family wedding

    Family resort located on the water in Kennebunk, Maine. A former captain's home, the property became a hotel in 1883. Spacious nautical-themed rooms are split between the 19th-century Carriage House and a newer block; many have river views. There are 3 restaurants, Kid's Club, pool and garden. See More

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  • Hawthorn Inn Camden 10 rooms from £135

    Active Holiday  -  Maine suits outdoor lovers. Make time for kayaking, hiking, skiing, schooner sail, boat tours, swimming and mountain biking
    Local exploring  -  Spend lazy days exploring beaches and scenic harbours, searching for the best lobster lunch and browsing local boutiques
    Sailing  -  There's nothing like spending the day on a Schooner to make the most of the Maine coastline landscape
    Kayaking  -  Rent a sea kayak or stand-up paddle board for the day

    Stay in fairy-tale turret rooms overlooking leafy gardens at this homely owner-run B&B. Channel period drama style with the impeccable Queen-Anne style facade, covered porch, gilded gold ornaments, sloping roofs and pretty paisely prints. Laid-back luxury for a relaxing long weekend at the coast. See More

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  • Pomegranate Inn Portland, Maine (Portland) 8 rooms from £135

    Romantic Break  -  This luxurious and unique boutique offers guests a chance to relax, unwind and feel pampered in a spectacular setting
    Fishing  -  Become a fisherman for the day and head out with Lucky Catch Cruises to catch your own lobster
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Great Small Hotels

    A warm and welcoming, albeit slightly whacky, boutique B&B in Portland. The interiors are a treasure trove of local artworks, murals and antique pieces that tie together beautifully to create a vibrant and lively environment. The breakfast is exceptional and the staff are knowledgable and helpful. See More

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  • Newagen Seaside Inn Southport, Maine (Southport) 35 rooms from £136

    Back to Nature  -  Explore 20 acres of wooded oceanfront with the hotel bikes, or visit the family-friendly network of Nature Trails
    Views  -  The inn features breathtaking panoramic ocean views
    Outstanding location
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    A charming, idyllic inn, located just steps from the beach. Hiking, biking, rowing, swimming, fishing, bowling - the activities are endless. Rooms decorated in pastel shades have a nautical vibe, private terraces, and beautiful ocean views. Perfect for both an active and relaxing sea-side vacation. See More

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  • Whitehall Camden 36 rooms from £136

    Romantic Break  -  With exceptional food, interior design, wrap around porches, and indulgent touches of luxury it's an ideal romantic escape
    Local exploring  -  A charming centrally located base from which to explore the town- from schooners to chowder houses and Mount Battie
    Fishing  -  The remarkable mile long Rockland Breakwater pier offers excellent saltwater fishing
    Great walks  -  Wander up to Mount Battie and make the most of its stunning hiking trails
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A chic and historic mansion in the picturesque town of Camden. A recent renovation has breathed new life into this New England treasure, think bold colours, funky light fixtures and original artworks. There is an excellent restaurant, wrap around porches and outdoor fire places for guests to enjoy. See More

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  • Linekin Bay Resort Boothbay Harbor 72 rooms from £137

    Families  -  Kids will love the large grounds, cute bunk beds, great Kid's Club, sea-front pool, direct water access and endless resort games
    Back to Nature  -  Surrounded by forest, garden & uplifting ocean views, the resort feels like a welcome retreat from the stresses of modern life
    Weddings  -  A great location for a laid-back outdoor wedding. The sprawling grounds, sea views and relaxed vibe make for a great combo
    Sights nearby  -  There are great day trips in the area like Boothbay Railway Village, Botanical Gardens, Maine State Aquarium & Mohegan Island

    Relaxed and picturesque New England water-front resort. Made up of light-filled nautical rooms in classic Maine lodges & rustic multi-bedroom cabins scattered over 20 acres of grounds. Endless land and water activities, sea views, Kid's Club & ocean-facing restaurant. Wholesome family-friendly fun. See More

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  • The Inn at English Meadows Kennebunkport (Maine) 11 rooms from £140

    Sights nearby  -  Within walking distance of Kennebunkport Village with its many historic properties
    Birdwatching  -  Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
    Local markets  -  Dock Square
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.

    Luxury bed and breakfast in a fine New England house. Bedrooms are immaculately decorated in a contemporary style with large beds and fine linens. The Inn feels homely and intimate and is just a short walk to the Dock Square, Kennebunkport - which has a number of restaurants and small shops. See More

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  • Captain Swift Inn Camden 9 rooms from £142

    Local exploring  -  Explore coastal Maine's scenic harbours, shops, restaurants and lighthouses. The team can assist with tours and euipment hire
    Sights nearby  -  A ferry will take you to nearby Mid Coast Islands for days exploring beaches, restaurants and shops by bike
    Kayaking  -  Kayak, canoe, swim or simply admire the views at stunning Lake Megunticook
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.

    Recently refurbished inn set in a traditional shuttered shingle building. Decor is contemporary and considered; think neat colour combos, matching sofa suites and modern spa-showers. Relax next to roaring fireplaces in several cosy living rooms. A stylish and elegant option close to the harbour. See More

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  • Wolf Cove Inn Poland Spring, Maine 11 rooms from £148

    Romantic Break  -  Romantic lake-side lodge perfect for special weekends away a deux. Make sure to grab a drink in time for the sunset
    Back to Nature  -  Come here to experience the famous New England fall foliage; surrounded by forests, you won't be disappointed
    Total relaxation  -  Read a book in front of a roaring fire or on the outdoor porch before a leisurely soak in the tub
    Weddings  -  A special setting for an picture-perfect intimate fall wedding

    Rural lakeside inn. Gorgeous rooms in the Main House and luxury cabin channel soft classical decor; expect muted colours, fireplaces, spa baths with lake views, cosy armchairs and warm throws. Enjoy a private dock, sloping shore-front gardens and complimentary canoes. Stay with someone special. See More

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  • The Acadia Hotel Bar Harbor 27 rooms from £148

    Local exploring  -  The central locations means Bar Harbor's many restaurants, galleries, shops and main waterfront are all on the doorstep
    Back to Nature  -  Cycle along car-free roads, swim in protected coves, hike along mountain trails and kayak in scenic bays
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the island and drive out to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse — one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    A historic boutique hotel located in downtown Bar Harbor, formerly a ship captain's house built in 1880. A wide selection of contemporary-style rooms and suites feel fresh and are decorated with nautical touches; they are split between the Main House & Boat House. There's a hot tub and indoor golf. See More

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  • Camden Harbour Inn Camden 20 rooms from £169

    Views  -  Anchored on a promontory, from its porch and through its windows, the accommodation offers a panoramic view of Penobscot Bay
    Sights nearby  -  The striking Camden Amphitheatre is just 800m away
    Spa  -  Small in-house spa with lifestyle coach
    Great walks  -  Beautiful coastal walks and trails

    A renovated 19th century mansion with elegant modern design and beautiful views across the harbour. Rooms are luxurious in every way with sink-into beds and indulgent bathrooms. With an award-winning restaurant and small spa, it is a sophisticated base from which to explore the region. See More

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  • Blind Tiger Portland, Maine 9 rooms from £161

    Local exploring  -  Portland is a small city that has so much to offer; go sailing, climb a lighthouse, visit museums or tour the historic downtown
    Sights nearby  -  A short drive will take you to Portland Downtown Historic District. Victoria Mansion is a must
    Great walks  -  Sample one of the area's many foodie tours - and try as much lobster as possible
    Sailing  -  Go on a sailing adventure down the Maine coast on a schooner

    Beautifully resorted 19th-century guesthouse walking distance from the sea. Interiors are divine; roaring fireplaces, wooden ceilings and period features blend seamlessly with minimalist four-poster beds, bold colour walls, unique antique furniture & modernist artwork. Stylish, sophisticated & sexy. See More

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  • Captain Jefferds Inn Kennebunkport 15 rooms from £163

    Great walks  -  Explore the salt marshes and estuaries of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of Wood Island Lighthouse.
    Full of character

    This cosy B&B, in the heart of Kennebunkport, is steeped in local history. A former Captain's house with antique furnishings, contemporary comfort and style. You'll be truly spoilt with a fabulous breakfast and any number of pointers for a great day out. See More

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  • Tides Beach Club Kennebunkport 21 rooms from £163

    Back to Nature  -  Explore salt marshes and esturies on the Nature Walks - home to coastal birds, crabs, and other marine life
    Sights nearby  -  Dock square is just a fifteen minute drive away, full of art galleries and world class dining
    Kayaking  -  $25.00 per person, per hour (the same for paddleboarding)
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only property
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A luxurious boutique hotel. Ideal for seaside relaxation in style. Stellar ocean views onto Goose Rock Beach, and a vibrant bar & dining. Smart, charming rooms with plush furniture and marble bathrooms. Stargazing, bonfires, kayaking, cycling, paddle-boarding. An idyllic beach resort. See More

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  • Higgins Beach Inn Portland, Maine (Higgins Beach) 23 rooms from £164

    Active Holiday  -  Lots of fun to be had with snorkeling, diving, canoeing and windsurfing all available a short walk away from the hotel
    Beach Life  -  A few hundred metres from the white sandy shore, this hotel is perfect for anyone seeking a weekend away on the beach
    Great walks  -  A short drive from the Libby River Farm Trailhead and the Pleasant Hill Preserve, for great walks through the local countryside
    Seaside  -  A few minutes walk from the beachfront in the coastal village of Higgins
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A charming and warm establishment just outside Portland and a stone's throw away from the beachfront. Higgins Beach Inn is a relaxing, family-friendly choice. Rooms are bright and airy with a distinctly nautical feel and there's a restaurant specialising in seafood. A quaint coastal stay. See More

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  • The Bradley Inn New Harbor, Maine 16 rooms from £166

    Local exploring  -  Spend days exploring everything the peninsula has to offer before returning to cosy rooms, warm fireplaces & deliciously dining
    Total relaxation  -  Should you wish to do very little this is the place; book in a spa day, take coastal walks or spend the afternoon by the fire
    Sights nearby  -  Walk to historic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and make sure to visit Maine Botanical Gardens and Fort William Henry
    Sailing  -  Sail your own boat, or even fly your own plane into Pemaquid Peninsula

    Homely warmth and country glamour collide at this family-run inn. Delivering New England staples, count on sea views and cosy interiors with nautical touches. Rooms blend floral wallpaper, tasteful wooden furniture, roaring fires & plenty of chintz. The tavern serves farm-to-fork local produce. See More

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  • Captain Lord Mansion Kennebunkport 20 rooms from £168

    Kayaking  -  Rent a kayak to explore the harbour, coastal inlets, islands and rivers near our southern Maine Coast Inn.
    Fishing  -  Charter boats are available for deep-sea trips to search for blues, stripers, tuna and grouper.
    Sailing  -  Book passage on either a classic style schooner or a modern sailboat.
    Spa  -  On-site professional spa facilities.

    This historic B&B is decorated in the most opulent fashion; fourposter beds, antique furnishings, plush linens, exuberant wallpapers as well as every modern comfort. Prepare for the ultimate indulgent getaway with spa facilities, an extensive wine cellar and lavish three course breakfast! See More

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  • Inn by the Sea Portland, Maine (Cape Elizabeth) 61 rooms from £171

    Sights nearby  -  Crescent Beach State Park, Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth Light...
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A luxurious oceanfront hotel. Modern, warm, and inviting. Breathtaking ocean views from rooms, which feature a smart, contemporary design. Activities include nightly fire pits, beachfront sunsets, early morning yoga and garden tours. Ideal for a stunning and elegant sea-side retreat. See More

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  • Brewster House Maine 7 rooms from £178

    Active Holiday  -  There's so much on offer in the area; fly fish, kayak, cross-country ski, snowshoe, practice archery or clay target shooting
    Local exploring  -  Explore Maine's picturesque lighthouses, lobster shacks, ports, museums, boutiques and shopping outlets
    Great walks  -  Potter along the cobble-stone streets of the Old Port, with its restaurants, boutiques and historical buildings
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Victoria Mansion, an 1860 Italian-style villa and National Historic Landmark

    Blue-clapboard Victorian family-run inn. Homely rooms with happily mismatched furniture have period-style features; bay windows, wooden shutters & high ceilings. Newer touches include soft carpets, gas fires & flatscreens. Sit out on Adirondack chairs on the porch. A comfortable base for exploring. See More

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  • Atlantean Cottage Bar Harbor 8 rooms from £179

    Back to Nature  -  Spend days outside exploring nearby Acadia National Park, as well as the island's mountains, beaches, harbor towns and beaches
    Romantic Break  -  Rooms and suites feel grown-up, sexy and romantic with indulgent bath robes, crackling fireplaces and whirpool baths
    Great walks  -  It's a short walk to the Bar Harbor Shore Path, with lovely sea views
    Kayaking  -  Go kayaking in scenic Frenchman Bay

    Built by a famous Bar Harbor architect as his home in 1903, this charming Tudor Revival adult-only B&B is located on one of the village's prettiest streets. With 8 beautiful rooms, interiors are contemporary chic with bold colours & antique touches. Relax in the fireside parlour, garden or porch. See More

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  • Migis Lodge South Casco, Maine from £235

    Kids Club  -  Daily activities and kids meals
    Private villas  -  Individual Log Cabins
    Lakeside  -  Sebago Lake
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    All inclusive luxury with thirty five private log cabins set in 125 acres of pine forest, overlooking Lake Sebago. Enjoy lobster dinners, daily BBQ lunchtime cookouts and smart evening drinks on the veranda. All activities, from water skiing to morning pilates are included. See More

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  • The Inn at Sunrise Point Camden 12 rooms from £183

    Sights nearby  -  Visit Marshall Point Lighthouse, The Owl’s Head Lighthouse and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.
    Kayaking  -  Kayaking and canoeing on Penobscot Bay or nearby Megunticook Lake.
    Sailing  -  Sale the historic Windjammer Surprise and the Schooner Olad
    Fishing  -  The Inn will organise fishing in Lake Megunticook.

    An elegant ocean front B&B, perched on the Penobscot Bay in Lincolnville. The decor is seaside-chic, with blue on white tones and clean lines with plenty of natural light. Truly unwind as you watch the sunset from your own private balcony. See More

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  • Hidden Pond Kennebunkport (Maine) 36 rooms from £193

    Kayaking  -  Paddle boarding and kayaking on Goose Rocks Beach.
    Great walks  -  Nature Walks on the Hidden Pond Nature Trail.
    Back to Nature
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Rural New England cottages in stunning forest land with kitchen, roaring fires, private balconies and outdoor rain showers. Rooms are modern and comfortable, quiet and intimate. Earth offers farm-to-fork outdoor dining. The Tree Spa has a range of treatments and back to nature activities for all. See More

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  • Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort Boothbay Harbor 75 rooms from £198

    Romantic Break  -  All rooms offer king beds and silky soft linens and the deck is a wonderful place to sit and sip on pre-dinner cocktails
    Golf  -  The 18 hole golf course is a draw for many guests, they offer a range of packages to suit all needs
    Active Holiday  -  Whether it's golfing, kayaking, sailing or walking there are pleny of activities to keep you busy
    Great walks  -  Visit Maine Beach or State Park for excellent walking, stunning views and plenty of picnic opportunities

    A beautiful waterside resort in Maine's picturesque Boothbay Harbour. Comfortable, classic and chic- the rooms offer king size beds as standard and many have balconies overlooking the bay. The excellent restaurant offers indoor and pier-side dining and the craft cocktails are dangerously good. See More

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  • The Primrose Bar Harbor 15 rooms from £202

    Back to Nature  -  Explore the wildlife, scenic trails, lakes, beaches, mountains and sea views the island has to offer
    Local exploring  -  The centre of Bar Harbour is a 5 minute walk, and Acadia National Park is within walking distance
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the stunning Azalea Botanical Garden
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Built in 1878 as a summer cottage by a Southern banker, this quaint boutique inn dates from the island's Gilded Age. Well-located to explore the area on foot, the property is surrounded by a garden and a sit-out porch. Recently refurbished rooms are surprisingly modern with fun nautical touches. See More

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  • The Inn at Diamond Cove Portland, Maine 44 rooms from £202

    Back to Nature  -  Explore the nearby scenic trails along the island or admire the seaviews
    Sights nearby  -  McKinley museum located on the island
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character

    In the heart of Casco Bay, this idyllic hotel offers a relaxing retreat with a smart outdoor pool and Cabana Bar. Beautiful sea views. Access to Pebble Beach and to miles of scenic trails. Full of historic character. Contemporary rooms with plush beds and flat-screen TVs. See More

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  • 250 Main Hotel Rockland 26 rooms from £204

    Local exploring  -  A convenient stop-off point on the way to Bar Harbor and Acadia and Midcoast Maine, there is lots to explore close to this hotel
    City Style  -  With stylish and unique interior design and an unbeatable location overlooking the harbour, this hotel has lots of city charm
    Romantic Break  -  With warm and welcoming suites and a romantic sea view terrace, book this hotel for a charming couples' getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light, a historic lighthouse complex at the end of the Rockland Breakwater
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This boutique bolt-hole overlooks the Rockland Harbour in Maine. The individually styled guestrooms are bright and airy, featuring a blend of reclaimed industrial décor and hand-selected artwork. The hotel's relaxed, deck-style terrace is the perfect place to unwind after exploring the city. See More

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  • Blackpoint Inn Portland, Maine (Maine) 25 rooms from £267

    Kayaking  -  Kayaking Equipment Available
    Birdwatching  -  Prouts Neck Bird Sanctuary
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    On the beach  -  In front of the hotel.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    An unpretentious and relaxed seaside hotel with a country club feel. Uniquely surrounded by water on three sides, Blackpoint Inn boasts magnificent sea views. Sophisticated and tasteful bedrooms and a smart, fine dining restaurant serving locally sourced seafood. Quintessential New England charm. See More

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  • Yellow House B&B Bar Harbor 7 rooms from £212

    Local exploring  -  Both centrally located and a stone's throw from the sea, the B&B works as a great base for any type of visitor
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day to trip to other island towns: Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor, before finishing at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
    Minimum Stay  -  There is a 2 night minimum stay
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.

    Feel like you're staying at a friend's cottage at this charming owner run B&B in central Bar Harbor. Rooms have floral wallpaper, four-poster beds & French art work. Look out onto the garden's sculpture park from the large porch or relax in the antique-style living room with roaring fireplace. See More

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  • Spruce Point Inn Boothbay Harbor 83 rooms from £215

    Hideaway  -  Surrounded by wooded forest on a coastal outcrop and facing the ocean, it's easy to feel you're staying at the end of the world
    Total relaxation  -  While away days breathing in sea air, going for easy hikes, sun-bathing by the ocean-front pool or indulging in spa treatments
    Families  -  Kids will love the heated outdoor pool, s'mores around the campfires, outdoor treasure hunts & endless outdoor activities
    Back to Nature  -  Come here for sun, sea, sand and sky; even a short stay with prove a wonderful dose of nature's healing

    Quintessential New England coastal resort. Rooms are split between a historic white clapboard inn & multi-bedroom lodges. Clean crisp interiors have a stylish nautical colour-scheme. Idyllic ocean-front location, 2 pools, 4 dining venues & endless activities make this ideal for summer holidays. See More

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  • Lodge at Moosehead Lake Maine 9 rooms from £220

    Back to Nature  -  Peace, quiet, lush forests, life-filled lakes and experienced guides to explain it all to you- what could be better?
    Birdwatching  -  There have been more than 415 species of birds recorded in Maine, and no more beautiful place to observe them.
    Fishing  -  From fly fishing, trolling or ice fishing, there is something here for everyone.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accomodated at this hotel.

    An enchanting lodge perched right on the Mooseshead Lake. The luxurious lodge is orientated towards the lake, with floor to ceiling windows and private patios. Each room has its own theme, think totem pole fourposters, indoor swing seats, and antique snow shoes. A sophisticated wilderness escape! See More

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  • Captain Sawyer's B&B Boothbay Harbor 92 rooms from £221

    Local exploring  -  A charming Victorian sea captain's home, right in the heart of Boothbay, within striking distance of all the main attractions
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of stunning hikes along the coast, or for a more curated walk try the botanical gardens
    Fishing  -  Head out with local fishermen to catch lobster, fish and crabs for your dinner!
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    A charming Victorian-era captain's house, turned smart B&B in Boothbay Harbour, Maine. With a wrap around terrace, balconies, and a widows watch there are plenty of perches to admire the harbour views. The simple yet stylish interiors are matched by an excellent breakfast and warm welcoming service. See More

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  • Grace White Barn Inn Kennebunkport 26 rooms from £226

    Back to Nature  -  In an area famed for beautiful landscapes, the estate sits on the Kennebunk River minutes from some of Maine's best beaches
    Active Holiday  -  Kennebunkport is ideal for hikers, swimmers and those wanting to fish, canoe, horse-ride or paddleboard
    Country Escape
    Total relaxation
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux

    Charming inn on the Kennebunk River, an area famed for picturesque landscapes, close to some of Maine's best beaches. The rooms are rustic and traditional, many with fireplaces and marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. The 140-year-old barn houses a brilliant restaurant, and the spa is excellent. See More

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  • Chiltern Inn Bar Harbor 7 rooms from £234

    Back to Nature  -  Immerse yourself in this scenic part of New England. A range of local activities available mean spending all day outdoors
    Total relaxation  -  A great place to do very little; read in a book by a crackling fire or sun yourself in delightful country gardens
    Local exploring  -  It's less than a 10 minute walk into Bar Harbor with its shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and nightlife
    Sights nearby  -  Pack a picnic and head to Sand Beach for the day. Enjoy glittering white sand and a protected cove

    Historic inn situated in the converted Victorian stable and carriage house on an ambassador's estate. 7 beautiful room feature antiques, wooden floors & cosy window-seats. Facilities are very impressive: the lap pool, games room, garden, library, movie room and art gallery are all at your disposal. See More

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  • Under Canvas Acadia Surry, Maine 63 rooms from £268

    Back to Nature  -  Look out over stunning Maine coastline, national park and wooded forests. No wifi adds to the off-the-grid feel
    Romantic Break  -  Cosy up by the wood-burning stove and look up at the stars from your 'star-gazer' tent
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    Stylish glamping in the New England wildnerness. There's no sacrificing creature comforts with en-suite bathrooms, wood-burning stoves and organic toiletries. Tented suites blend chic leather seating with wooden furniture and rustic touches. Family-friendly fun or romantic back to nature escape. See More

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  • The Inn at Ocean's Edge ME, Maine 32 rooms from £289

    Spa breaks  -  With a range of treatments on offer at the hotel's full service Poolhouse Spa, book this hotel for a spa weekend
    Total relaxation  -  From the tranquil setting to the well-appointed rooms and sleek spa, this hotel promises total relaxation
    Romantic Break  -  With warm and inviting guestrooms and a charming restaurant, this hotel makes an idyllic couples' getaway
    Great walks  -  Discover nearby Camden Village on a long walk through its quaint streets of shops and bustling harbour
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This charming inn is perched on the shore of Penobscot Bay between the port of Camden and Lincolnville Beach. Newly renovated rooms were designed with comfort in mind, from the fluffy bathrobes to sink-in carpets. Home to the slick Poolhouse Spa, this hotel is an ideal spot for rest and relaxation. See More

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  • The Press Hotel Portland, Maine 110 rooms from £297

    Writing a novel  -  What better place to craft your masterpiece than in this printing themed hotel, with retro-writers desks in every room
    Great walks  -  You are well placed for exploring the cobblestone streets, 19th-century buildings and fishing piers of Old Port
    Local markets  -  Maine is famed for its spectacular farmers markets- be sure to get up early and see them at their best
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A whimsical and well put together printing press themed hotel, in the old headquarters of Portland’s Press Herald. The interiors feature ancient type writers, type print carpets and wallpaper and beautiful artworks by local artists. The restaurant stands out as remarkable even in this foodie town. See More

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  • Blair Hill Inn Greenville, Maine 10 rooms from £350

    Romantic Break  -  This hotel makes a great bolt-hole for couples, with first-class spa treatments available and romantic countryside views
    Country Escape  -  Set on a sprawling country estate with beautifully renovated interiors, book this hotel for an idyllic rural getaway
    Foodies  -  Soak in lake views from the hotel restaurant, home to locally sourced cuisine with a Thai twist
    Great walks  -  Explore the estate and the countryside beyond on a long hike; the hotel will happily provide maps and hiking guides
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    This luxury hotel and spa occupies an 80 acre country estate overlooking Maine's largest glacier lake. Elegant guestrooms have wood-burning fireplaces and antique furniture, in keeping with the property's heritage. There's also a sleek spa and excellent restaurant, making this an exclusive stay. See More

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  • Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor 26 rooms from £425

    Back to Nature  -  Enjoy the views and fresh air from the property or explore the nearby mountains, national parks, beaches and trails
    Romantic Break  -  The grown-up but fun and playful vibe will especially suit couples. Each room has a private sea-view balcony
    Sights nearby  -  Spend the afternoon swimming and sunbathing at the lovely and protected Sand Beach
    Kayaking  -  Take a kayak out into Frenchman Bay, dotted with picturesque islands

    Secluded waterfront property located on the outskirts of Bar Harbor. All of the 26 upscale yet homely guest rooms face the ocean, as do their private decks. Decor is contemporary and colourful, especially the lively lobby; rooms are decorated with local art. Breakfast and bar snacks are vegetarian. See More

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  • Bar Harbor Grand Hotel Bar Harbor (ME) 70 rooms from £849

    Country Escape  -  A charming hotel with top class services on the beautiful Mount Desert Island, with access to Acadia National Park
    Groups  -  With rooms that sleep up to four people the hotel is well equipped for groups of guests
    Great walks  -  This charming village offers very pleasant wandering opportunities
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    A grand hotel in Bar Harbor, on charming Mount Desert Island. Comfortable and spacious rooms come with a deluxe breakfast in the excellent restaurant. The staff are welcoming and warm and the swimming pool is a great addition. With a central village location, a gym and hot tub they have it all. See More

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