Inn By The Sea

40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
  • Inn By the Sea offers 61 spacious, modern, sleek rooms, suites, and cottages with views of the ocean, gorgeous food served on the premises, children’s activities, a full-service spa and an extremely attentive staff. The contemporary coastal resort offers activities for kids throughout the day, including art classes, kids’ yoga classes, tours of the inn’s gardens and eco-systems, and a large grass area where kids can play volleyball, soccer, and other sports. They also have a bonfire nightly in which they make s’mores and roast marshmallows. One to two-bedroom Beach Suites have a living room with a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, dining area, and a beautiful bathroom with an oversized tub. The hotel is a combination of everything a family looks for — luxury, personalization, and sustainability.

    • Category: Resort
    • Location: Seaside
    • Standard: Luxurious
    • Style: Contemporary
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Fantastic atmosphere and views
    • Gorgeous Beach Suites with fully equipped kitchens
    • Private boardwalk to one-mile sandy beach
    • Family-friendly public areas
    • Variety of room options for families
    • Well-appointed accommodations
    • Variety of onsite sports and activities

    Families Should Know

    • Children’s activities offered, but no supervised kids’ club available
    • Daily activities for children under 12 offered at no charge
    • Swimming pool is unfenced, no kids’ pool
    • Beach is public
    • Babysitting is $US 18+ per hour
    • WIFI is free
    • Parking is free
    • Pet-friendly

    Sports + Activities

    • beach
    • swimming
    • biking riding
    • volleyball
    • croquet
    • yoga
    • lobster fishing with Lucky Catch

    Local Excursions

    • Portland Head Light
    • Fort Williams Park
    • Cape Elizabeth
    • 1000 Shore Road


    • rooms, 1-2 bedroom beach suites, 2-bedroom cottages
    • air-conditioning
    • TV
    • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer/coffee maker
    • Beach Suites and Cottages have fully equipped kitchens
    • private terrace some units
    • daily housekeeping
    • room service
    • restaurant/lounge
    • heated outdoor pool
    • private boardwalk to the beach
    • spa
    • yoga
    • daily activities for adults and children
    • firepit
    • croquet and volleyball on lawn
    • concierge
    • babysitting on request
    • private parking
    • disabled access

    Special Offer

    Casco Bay Lucky Catch Lobster Outing

    • 3-night stay in one or two-bedroom suite
    • 4 tickets to Lucky Catch lobster cruise
    • 4 lobsters from Lucky Catch
    • $US 50 gift certificate to Portland Lobster Company
    • Rates start at $US 1,551.50 for 4 people
    • Available Memorial Day through the end of October
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Beach Suite

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Beautiful view
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Kitchenette/kitchen facilities
    • Quiet
    • Convenient location on property
    • Safe for babies/toddlers

    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <14 days
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Additional children: <12 free
    • Additional people >12: $US 20 per person, per day
    • Check-in is 4p and check-out is Noon