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The Top 5 Inns in Maine
August 26, 2020
By , Writer

There’s something about Maine and summer that seem to go hand in hand. Maybe it’s the lobster rolls. Or the blueberry pancakes. Or maybe it’s just those damned cute inns that completely transport you away from everyday life. Let’s road trip; these are the top 5 Inns in Maine.

Inn By The Sea: Located mere minutes from Portland, you’re in the heart of the upbeat and thrilling Portland culture, and yet, at this luxury inn which is part of L.V.X collection of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, you’re also right on the beach. Whether you’re with the family, or it’s just you and your sweetheart, Inn By the Sea provides multiple accommodations which can house the whole quarantine pod. But this Inn is far from being the run down beach shack rental families might find in the state. Two bedroom suites offer seaside views with private entrances and they don’t skimp on the luxury. Despite the Cove suites’ and Maine Inn’s fully separate entrances and exits, King sized beds and full hotel amenities and even fully stocked refrigerators make this Inn feel a little better than home away from home. But again, the best part of this 5- star stay isn’t even the AAA Four Diamond Award, or the equally as prestigious fine dining at their Sea Glass restaurant. It’s the proximity to the beach, and town, and room to spread out with the whole crew which make this hotel the place to stay this summer, or fall, and probably next year as well. 

White Barn Inn: We’ve already harped on enough about Kennebunkport, but seriously, this town is one of the best places to be for that true New England experience in one of the most quaint beach side towns in the country. But while you’re staying in a rustic, beachy place, Galavante knows you still need something upscale to return home to. White Barn Inn has 5-star cottages, suites and rooms with fine dining and all of the amenities you can imagine. Renting a cottage with the whole fam is the perfect, homely private escape, but instead of the faff that comes with staying in a rental or b+b, your family can have all the comfort that comes with your own cottage with modern technology and luxury services. White Barn Inn has been a landmark for 150 years, but the estates are fixed with gorgeous modern open layouts, private patios, and pool or river side views. We mentioned you’re a walk away from town, but onsite you are privy to one of Maine’s best spas and spots to eat breakfast or dinner. Known for being sophisticated and secluded, these restored cabins are the best place to spend a romantic weekend, or a much needed summer long stay with the fam. 

Press Hotel: When in Portland, you want the city experience and there’s no better place to find your inner coastal urbanite than in the converted Portland Press Herald building from 1923. This hotel perhaps isn’t the super lux resort, but what it lacks in its fifth star, it makes up for in its factor of straight cool. When it’s you and a friend, you won’t be spending much time holed up in the room, so smaller sizes won’t matter. But have a wander around because the hotel has kept remnants of the crazy cool written history that happened in the very rooms you’re staying in. Also reflective of its deep artistic roots, Press Hotel even has its own art gallery featuring talented local artists for your perusal. Though you’re going to want to head out to one of Portland’s incredible award winning restaurants for your meals, the Inkwell bar, which is set in the old newsroom, is comfortable and suave enough that you might want to stay in for a quick drink before you head out. But the coolest part is that once you do make it out onto the town, you’re just a short walk away from Old Port which is home to some of the coolest shops and restaurants. And with its 19th century architecture and cobblestone roads framing the city, it feels like stepping back in time. And yet, come night time, the equally modern city buzzes with clubs and restaurants. Though Press is a little below our criteria of luxury, we wouldn’t mind staying here to be right in the center of it all. 

Camden Harbor Inn: Want to vacation like the Rockefellers? Camden Harbor Inn once served as the spot for 19th century nobility to relax and enjoy both the opulence of a 5 star hotel, and the natural luxuries that come with Camden. We’re not kidding, if you want lux, this is where you’re going to find it. Picture waking up to breakfast with champagne from Natalie’s before your sunrise beach walk and relaxing trip to the spa. Camden Harbor Inn not only aims to give you a nice place to stay, but is here to revamp your entire way of life. When you come here, you can count on the full New England experience tailored to you and your lifestyle, complete with bespoke amenities and mocktails for the kids. Located off of the exquisite rocky coast, your views are not just typical of coastal Maine, but rather exceptional panoramic views of mountains, shining seas, and lush islands in the distance. Recently named one of the best hotels by Travel and Leisure, the hotel features everything you’d want from a b+b experience except completely tailored to you and your family. With 20 rooms and suites and private houses, you can come stay with friends or family, or anyone you want. Each guest will enjoy rooms big enough to feel like they’re at home. While Camden is great for a weekend, road trips to Acadia and nearby Portland are a must and make Camden hotel a perfect stay for up to a week. And though you’ll definitely be checking the nearby food scene in both Camden and Portland, the hotel’s award winning farm to table fine dining restaurant, Natalie’s, is a Maine staple and an absolute must for dinner. 

Blackpoint Inn: Old world charm and leisure are the MO at Blackpoint Inn where Portland’s elite used to relax and enjoy the miles of open sandy beach. They may call themselves a classic Maine hotel, but though unpretentious on first impression, Blackpoint upholds some of the most impeccable service and charm that a modern, Galavante traveler needs. We’re talking a grand piano in the entryway and coastal views only fit for one of the Astors. Although, despite being historic, the hotel has been through countless renovations, and now is fully high tech and even completely green (we're talking a geothermically heated pool). Located minutes from Portland, Blackpoint Inn is near some of the best art galleries, museums, boutiques, and restaurants, so after you’ve spent your day on the beach, you can come back for a quick rinse in the pool and then venture out around town with your fam. The over 25 rooms at the hotel offer singles, connecting rooms, and larger suites with ocean views which suit any size party you want to bring along. For those lazy end of summer beach days where the sunburn is too painful to put on real clothes, you don’t have to leave the hotel. Activities at the inn include yoga on the lawn, relaxing by the pool or the massive fireplace hearth, en suite massage, or bike riding and hiking the Prouts Neck Cliff Walk. And of course, this is Maine afterall, so complimentary breakfast is served daily in the lobby. At the end of the day, again, we recommend one of the award winning food spots just minutes away in Portland, but the onsite restaurant, The Chart Room, is a great option for casual fine dining specializing in Farm to table Maine classics and is complete with that unbeatable view of the coast.