Inn by the Sea

Portland, Maine

40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth
Portland, Maine 04107
United States
At A Glance
Opened 1985
Renovated 2017
Guest Rooms 61
Suites 29
King Rooms 45
Room Rates High $299-2100 Low $199-799
Check in 4:00 PM
Check out 11:00 AM
Smoking rooms No
Pets allowed Yes, no charge
Self parking 0.00
Valet parking 0.00
Seasonal Rates: High Low Shoulder
Number of Meeting Rooms 3
Ideal Group Size 40
Max Group Size 175


Resort Fee 6%
Room Tax 9%
Sales Tax 9%

Airport Proximity

Logan Intl Airport
90 min 110 miles (177 km)
Portland Intl Jetport
20 min 9 miles (14 km)
Restaurant and bar. Business center
High-speed Internet
Free Parking
Pets Allowed
Private boardwalk to beach
Full service spa
Outdoor Pool
Bocce or Badminton and Cardio Room
Access to Crescent Beach
Fitness Center
Golf nearby
Mile of sand beach
Galleries and unique boutiques in the nearby historic Old Port.Freeport Outlet Shopping – including LL Bean
Kittery Outlet Shopping
Whale Watching
Dining, Food & Beverage
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Sea Glass
New American, Fresh Local Ingredients
F&B Averages:
Breakfast Buffet $28 Cont. $17
Lunch Buffet $30 Plated $32
Dinner Buffet $48 Plated $62
Coffee Break $5
2-Hour Open Bar on consumption
Meeting Space
Largest Meeting Room 1,302 ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 1,779 ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 2,000 ft²
Capacity Chart
Cove Room 501 15.01' x 33.00' 8 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
Crescent A 747 30.05' x 24.00' 8 33 60 56 74 36 30 36 0
Crescent B 555 26.03' x 20.09' 8 24 45 40 55 30 24 30 0
Crescent Room 1,302 56.08' x 20.09' 8 53 100 100 150 52 54 60 0
Maine’s Luxurious Inn by the Sea Kicks Off Summer Season 2017 With Newly Constructed 2 Bedroom Suites
Posted January 2, 2018
Stylish suites combine traditional coastal charm with a modern beach vibe
Cape Elizabeth, Maine-July 1, 2017. Maine’s premier beach destination, Inn by the Sea, has undergone a complete reimagining of their two bedroom cottage style suites with all new construction and a design that blends coastal ambiance with a modern vibe, announced Michael Briggs, the Inn’s General Manager. The suites opened on July 1, just in time to kick off the 2017 summer season.

The rebuild combines traditional coastal shingle architecture with contemporary interiors, embracing the Inn’s beach location through design, texture, and locally inspired artwork. Ten stylishly up to date two bedroom Cove Suites overlook the seaside lawn and gardens with partial ocean views, and two high end, over sized luxury Beach Suites have stunning views of the Atlantic. All 12 suites have been designed with comfortable spaces for both intimate romantic dinners or entertaining inside or outdoors on furnished decks.

Enjoying a privileged location on a mile of unspoiled sand beach, Inn by the Sea has welcomed generations of family and friends, year round, to experience quintessential Maine vacations that create lasting memories. “Our challenge in planning was to make sure we met guest expectations for modern luxury accommodations while preserving the Inn’s relaxed coastal charm,” stated Briggs. “Construction details as well as the guest experience have been considered to create a stay that is uniquely our own- shaped by regional influences and our beach location, then paired with an unparalleled level of comfort and service.”

Décor by Natalie Sheedy Interiors, Inc. pairs solid teak and wicker furnishing with unexpected details in milk glass, wood and bead board, hard wood floors with throw rugs and a mixed palette of taupe and red, with flashes of turquoise and orange. Artwork speaks to the sense of place with nautical images and local harbor scenes. Wright-Ryan, a renowned construction firm in Portland, working with Kaplan Thompson architects, was responsible for construction.

Ten two bedroom Cove suites were built with vacationing family and friends in mind offering two separate bedrooms, one with a King and one with two queen beds, ample living and dining space to gather and socialize fully equipped kitchens, one full bath and furnished outdoor deck.

Two spacious 1,300 square foot luxury Beach suites with spectacular direct ocean views feature two bedrooms, one with a King and one with two queens, two bathrooms, dining area for ten, fully equipped kitchens, large open living area for entertaining or relaxing near the indoor/outdoor fireplace, and outdoor furnished decks overlooking the Atlantic.

Inn amenities focused on pampering our guest year- round include full service SPA with sea inspired treatments, cozy fireplace lounge, Chef Chadwick’s ocean view dining- al fresco on seaside decks or inside the intimate Sea Guest restaurant- nightly fire pit, 5 acres of indigenous landscape with outdoor pool and private boardwalk through a wildlife sanctuary leading to a mile of unspoiled sand beach.

The Inn has state of the art function space and hosts outdoor tented events for up to 150. A property buyout of all 61 rooms and function spaces is perfect for very personalized social or corporate events. Inn by the Sea is located on sandy Crescent Beach, just 7 miles from Portland’s urban chic small port city with unique boutique shopping, galleries and renowned reputation as a foodie destination.

ABOUT INN BY THE SEA: Maine’s luxurious Inn by the Sea, the only Maine property selected for Travel & Leisure’s Best 100 Hotels in the World 2016 list, is located 7 miles south of Portland in the charming coastal town of Cape Elizabeth. Guests enjoy a mile of sandy beach, a full service SPA, heated pool, and Chef Andrew Chadwick’s captivating regional cuisine in Sea Glass, the Inn’s ocean view restaurant. Sea Glass boosts a permanent collection of renowned Maine art including works by Eric Hopkins, Stephen Etnier and Maurice Freedman. Sea Glass’s deep wine cellar of over 2500 bottles was awarded Wine Spectator’s Best of the Award of Excellence 2017. The Inn has 3 electric car charging stations and both LEED ® Silver and Maine DEP Environmental Leader certifications for green design and operations. Children and dogs are warmly welcomed! Virtuoso® and Preferred Hotels® LVX collection. 2 hours from Boston, 15 minutes from Portland’s International Airport.

FMI: Rauni Kew 207.799.3134 M: 207.602.8500. Inn by the Sea,
40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME. 04107. Hi res images available
New Beach Suites at Inn by the Sea
Posted June 1, 2012
Cape Elizabeth, Maine March 1, 2012 -- Inn by the Sea is dramatically expanding its role as Maine’s premier luxury oceanfront resort with the addition of 10 new ocean view Beach Suites. Officially opening in July, the luxury one- and two-bedroom Beach Suites overlook a mile of peaceful, pristine sand beach and offer dramatic Atlantic vistas and spacious living areas. Designed to offer an authentic yet modern coastal experience, they will raise the bar for stylish seaside accommodations in coastal Maine.

Each Beach Suite has spectacular ocean views that take in the Atlantic, with lobster boats moored on the horizon. These are comfortable living spaces that are perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation and intimate, romantic dinners. Ranging from 700 square foot one bedroom suites to 1,300 square foot two bedroom suites,they're also ideal for entertaining, inside or outdoors, on furnished decks. Summer rates for Beach suites will start at $709.

“The addition of the new, contemporary suites are not only luxurious but also have a fun, fresh attitude,” stated Sara Masterson, General Manager at Inn by the Sea. “We’ve incorporated the design features our guests appreciate most and when you add the natural beauty of our beach location and the inn’s relaxed personalized service, they will deliver a truly exceptional guest experience.”

The Beach Suites are adjacent to two acres of newly restored habitat for endangered New England cottontail bunnies. As a recognized leader in sustainable hotel practices, Inn by the Sea is collaborating to restore habitat suitable to the survival of New England Cottontail rabbits at Crescent Beach State Park.

Every Beach Suite comfortably sleeps up to four guests and features separate king bedrooms, spacious living areas with comfortable seating around cozy gas fireplaces, dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, lavish bathrooms with marble counters and oversized tubs, and private, furnished outdoor patios. The fireplaces in the two bedroom suites can be enjoyed both inside and al fresco on the deck. Suite amenities include large flat screen TV's, iPod docking stations, complimentary high speed Internet, and L'Occitane bath products. Guests will be able to connect two one-bedroom suites while two-bedroom suites can be opened up to create expansive three or even four bedroom units that sleep up to 14 guests (with ample space for additional beds at an extra cost) and are ideal for multi-generational families.

Traditional solid teak and wicker furnishings are paired with unexpected details in glass, natural wood or hemp. A rich palette of burnt red, taupe and grey with flashes of turquoise reflect the Inn’s stylish contemporary coastal attitude, creating a perfect blend of comfort, function and beauty. Artwork speaks to the sense of place and Portland’s maritime history, with images of Maine’s renowned lighthouses, majestic sailing ships from the golden Clipper age and local harbor scenes.

The construction of direct ocean view suites at Inn by the Sea reunites TFH Architects, the Portland firm who originally brought the vision of Inn by the Sea to life, with the inspired and strikingly crafted hotel spaces created by Moncur Design Associates Inc.
Bunny Tales
Posted December 13, 2011
Inn by the Sea working to preserve the endangered NE Cotton Tail Rabbit
Inn by the Sea, the Maine Department of Conservation and Bureau of Parks & Lands collaborate to restore habitat for endangered New England Cottontail Rabbits at Crescent Beach State Park

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. November 8, 2011…..There is no shortage of literary bunny tales, or pop culture characters inspired by our natural fondness for rabbits. Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh’s practical friend ‘Rabbit’, Beatrix Potter’s mischievous ‘Peter’, Bambi’s loyal mentor ‘Thumper’, or the Velveteen, energizer and seasonally indispensable Cadbury bunnies? But, like Alice in Wonderland’s white rabbit who vanished into a fanciful rabbit hole, New England’s native Cottontail is also on the verge of vanishing- forever, and from the real world.

In an effort to stop New England Cottontails from vanishing in Maine, Inn by the Sea, the Maine Department of Conservation and Bureau of Parks and Lands are collaborating to restore habitat for the endangered rabbits at Crescent Beach State Park. Loss of native scrubland and predation are causes commonly attributed to the region’s dwindling Cottontail populations. Cottontail habitats typically include a combination of local shrubs, vines, dense thicket and wetlands.

Inn by the Sea has assumed responsibility for removing invasive, non indigenous plant species, such as bamboo, from two acres on state park and private property near Crescent Beach, and later restoring the acreage to native shrubland habitat suitable for the survival of New England Cottontails. Restoration work will begin in November 2011, and be completed in early spring. Inn by the Sea will re plant the area with indigenous shrubs such as raspberry, blackberry, dogwood, alder, winterberry and dewberry to create a high quality and safe habitat for rabbits. Herbs and grasses such as goldenrod, clover, plantain, chickweed, wild strawberry and buttercup will also be planted as additional food sources.

Collaboration to restore Cottontail Habitat is just one of many environmental initiatives undertaken by Inn by the Sea over the last decade. “The beauty of Cape Elizabeth’s natural surroundings is an important part of our guest’s experience,” said Sara Masterson, the inn’s general manager. “Restoring habitat and preserving the state’s pristine environment for future generations is not only the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense. Maine’s natural environment is the magnet that attracts tourism to the state.”

The New England cottontail, named in 2006 as a candidate for the US Endangered Species Act, is listed as endangered in Maine and New Hampshire. According to the US fish and Wildlife Service, the Cottontails’ range from New York through New England has diminished by 86% since 1960. The species has all but disappeared in Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire.

New England Cottontails stay brown all winter, unlike their look alike, non native counter parts, the Eastern Cottontail. Eastern cottontails, which exist in abundance, are also believed to have better peripheral vision, and a faster flight response than do New England Cottontails, who may depend solely on diminishing thickets for safety.

New England Cottontails tend to be shy and solitary, resting under cover of stalks and brambles during the day, and venturing out early morning or at dusk to forage for vegetation. The rabbits’ home ranges from .05 to 8 acres. Scientific research shows New England Cottontails travel no more than 16 feet from suitable cover to find food, making the installation of combined thicket and food source by Inn by the Sea, vital to the Cottontails survival.

In answer to Bugs Bunny’s legendary- “So, what’s Up Doc?” Inn by the Sea hopes the restored habitat will stop, at least, this one disappearing rabbit trick.

About Inn by the Sea: Located on sandy Crescent Beach, just 7 miles from Portland, Inn by the Sea is Maine’s premier beach destination and the state’s only Virtuoso® and Preferred Boutique® property, offering guests personalized service, luxury accommodations in 57 suites and rooms, intimate ocean view dining in Sea Glass, and a full service Silver LEED® certified SPA. Selected one of the Best 500 hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure in 2011, and Top Ten Green Hotels worldwide by Tripadvisor.

FMI: Contact: Rauni Kew, Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107. Email: 207-799-3134 Mobile: 207-602-8500