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Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront

71 Townsend Avenue , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)
26 Reviews
$135 - $225
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Location, location, location. Ideal location, we are steps to all the restaurants, shops, boat trips and galleries. What a thrill and surprise to learn that we have been chosen as the signature image of the Annual Maine Guide to Inns and Bed & Breakfast, published by the Maine Tourism Association. Our sweet little waterfront deck is on the cover of the magazine, as well as the online guide at Mainetourism. We hope you'll find your way to our little spot and share your own special memories of the majestic Maine coast. Harbour Towne Inn is a handsomely refurbished Victorian townhouse, combining old-time allure with modern Bed and Breakfast amenities. Beautiful floral displays everywhere you turn. All rooms have private baths and select rooms have private decks overlooking the ever changing Harbor, watching the tides ebb and flow. We try to use our fresh farmers market items when available for our full buffet breakfast. Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and free parking are included. Spectacular third-floor Penthouse Suite lodging is also available. Leave your car at our Inn on the Waterfront and enjoy a two minute walk along the waterfront to all the downtown shops, galleries, restaurants, theaters, kayaking, sailing, whale and puffin watch cruises, fishing, lighthouse tours, island hopping and more. While you are here, take a walk across the foot bridge, to the other side of the harbor. You will find plenty to do in our quaint little harbor. Enjoy!

Rooms & Rates

Room with attached Deck

All of our rooms have private baths, free WiFi, satellite TV, some have refrigerators. Only rooms with decks offer waterfront views from decks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199-$250

Inn rooms without decks

All rooms without decks do have private baths, satellite TV and free WiFi. They do not have a view of the harbor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139-$199

Penthouse Suite

The is our most popular suite. The Penthouse suite is located on the top of the Inn and offers a panoramic view of the harbor. It is a bit modern for this old 1840's house. The Penthouse offers a large master bedroom with a king size bed, a small bedroom with a queen size bed, one private bath, a sitting room, kitchen with dining area, free WiFi, satellite TV, and undoubtedly a spectacular, breath taking view from your private deck. You will not want to leave. It is absolutely gorgeous, but the smell of freshly baked items will bring you down stairs to visit and explore.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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Wonderful vacation spot

4.8 on August 08, 2013

My husband and I just returned from 5 days at the Harbour Towne Inn. It was a beautiful, restful place to use as a base of operations for seeing the area. The Inn was very clear and attractive. The host, Stephanie, was pleasant, fun and very helpful, as well as being a fabulous cook. Breakfasts were enormous and delicious and we enjoyed every mouthful. BoothBay Harbour is a walkable area, with many good restaurants. When you want to get away from the crowd, it is easy to drive to a beautiful spot, including the local botanical gardens. We would recommend a visit there.

Love this place!

5 on May 22, 2013

This is a beautiful B and B. I stayed in room #1. It was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The bed was SUPER comfortable and I slept well. The bathroom was cute and clean. It opened onto a small balcony which was nice. The room has a view of the quaint street scape out front. Very nice. The breakfast was superb. Lovely breakfast casseroles and baked items. My favorite was a gruyere, sausage and mushroom bake that was just divine. There are plenty of teas and coffee, etc. The location is nice. Right on one of the main streets of town, you can leave your car and walk anywhere. I highly recommend this B and B.

Cozy, Comfortable and Close

4.4 on June 09, 2012

Our stay at the Harbour Towne Inn was our first experience with and the Boothbay Harbor area. The Inn was so welcoming with beautifully decorated rooms, one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in and a very hospitable host. Breakfast was excellent with something for everyone. Our Inn keeper suggested activities in the area which made are stay even better and it was so close to the restaurants and stores that we were able to walk everywhere. Such a great place to stay in the Boothbay Harbor area.

Romantic Penthouse Stay!!

5 on April 19, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront for our honeymoon. We stayed in the penthouse which is absolutely gorgeous. We had the whole top floor to ourselves with breathtaking views!!! It was our 1st time at a B&B and our 1st visit to Boothbay Harbor, and we were very pleased. We read many on-line B&B reviews and visited dozens of different B&B websites. Our homework definitely paid off. The Harbour Towne Inn surpassed all of our expectations, and we can’t wait to go back, we'be booked the penthouse suite for next year, out one year anniversary!! The Inn is very beautiful, tastefully decorated, and impressively immaculate. Stephanie and Ashley take great pride and put a lot of effort in providing a spotlessly clean and comfortable haven. We enjoyed a peaceful, cozy atmosphere, they really make your feel like friends, not just guests. We felt the Harbour Towne Inn’s location was the best of all the B&B’s in Boothbay Harbor because it is so close to all the restaurants but far enough away from all of the traffic noise, so staying there is peaceful and quiet. Yet, it is within very close walking distance to downtown which is very convenient. It has off-street parking at the back of the building, so we were able to leave our car and kayaks parked and walk everywhere we wanted to go. Every morning, the breakfasts were absolutely delicious (and decadent) and included fresh fruit and sweet bread before the main course. My favorite was the cherry-stuffed French toast. They were very friendly and provided helpful tips on things to see and do in and around the Harbor. We can not wait to go back.

Best B&B in Boothbay Harbor!!!

5 on March 31, 2012

I just wanted to let you know (again) what a wonderful stay I had at your B & B on July 25/26. You promised a great breakfast and delivered. Everything was great and I will certainly recommend your inn to anyone and everyone. Check out This is the book I told you about which has listings of "Distiguished Inns of North America", at least that's what it says on the front. I hope all goes well with you and your future at Harbour Towne Inn. Keep up the good work and you'll do fine.


5 on October 17, 2011

The friendly service could not have been better. The breakfast meals were above all expectations some of the best that we had ever experienced. The room was well furnished and comfortable. The view from the balcony was relaxing, over all it was a great experience!


4.4 on October 03, 2011

Very clean and enjoyable stay... The breakfast was to die for! Will try to get back very soon. Thank you


5 on July 03, 2011

Awesome is the best way to describe our short weekend stay! Everything (except the weather) was perfect from the penthouse room to the fresh and very filling breakfast. Will definitely return again and again. Thank you very much, Stephanie!


5 on October 02, 2010

I was a guest in June, 2010. I do not have anything negative to say. It was super clean, the staff friendly, I felt comfortable, and truly cared for! The bathroom was clean and had everything I could have wanted. The bed comfortable, and very quiet. Close to shopping and the view of the water, right out the window. Having breakfast ont he deck in the morning (which was delicious) and watching the water was so relaxing. I plan to return and would recommend this to all my friends.

a delight!

5 on September 25, 2010

This home is grand yet perfectly decorated to the finest detail. The breakfast was huge, delicious, and memorable. The innkeeper is gifted in hospitality! You will enjoy your stay!

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Location Type

Waterfront, Ocean View, Dock, Coastal, Harbor, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town, Village


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 55 miles

Directions to property:

Take Maine Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 52 (old Exit 9), continue on I-295 to Exit 28 (old Exit 22) to Brunswick, get on U.S. Route 1 through Brunswick, Bath and Wiscasset, go over the bridge, then take a right Route 27 South to Boothbay Harbor. In Boothbay Harbor, go straight at the traffic light, then veer right at the bank with the clock, entering one-way traffic, take the third left (McClintock Street). At the stop sign, turn left on Townsend Avenue (one way street). Harbour Towne Inn, 71 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, is 300 feet ahead on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Maine Botanical Gardens, Boat Rentals, Whale and Puffin Watch Cruises, Kayaking, Cabbage Island Clam Bake, Island Hopping, Monhegan Island, Lobster, Boutique Shopping, Artists, Art Gallery, Maine Lobster Wharfs, Puffin Watch, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Homestay, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, VCR , Free Guest Parking, A leisurely two minute walk to downtown resturants, Yes, we have a lovely dock for relaxing on., Homemade Buffet Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Light House Cruises, puffin and whale watches.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Boat Rides, Sailing, Whale and Puffin Cruises, Art walks, Cabbage Island lobster bake, Lobster dinners and waterfront restaurants, Light House Cruises, fisherman's festival, Botanical Gardens, hikes, antique shopping, Festivals, Opera House concerts, dinner theatre, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Parents are responsible for children at all times.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days certain holidays and special events
  • Deposit Amount Required: One day or 50% of total stay, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: One week regular rooms, two weeks for penthouse - from excluding arrival day with $25 processing fee and $50 fee fro the Penthouse.



Stefanie McElman and Tricia Richardson

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Full Buffet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Sun room or on pubic deck areas, Rooms with views have wicker chairs and tables, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Blueberry Coffee Cake
Many people outside of New England are not aware of the difference between Maine wild blueberries and the larger cultivated blueberries. Any recipe calling for blueberries will be better with wild Maine blueberries because of the unique combination of sweet and tart flavors and the more tender skin. If fresh wild Maine blueberries are not in season, visit Wyman's, - the largest wild blueberry grower and processor in the U.S. Their frozen berries are just as fresh tasting as fresh blueberries when thawed. At the Harbour Towne Inn in lovely Boothbay Harbor, you will wake up to the smell of fresh baked Blueberry Coffee Cake and fresh brewed coffee.



Hot Deal

Book Four Nights and get the Fifth Night FREE

Regular Rate: $1125 now $900 (20% Savings:)

Book four consecutive nights and receive the fifth night on us! We look forward to serving you in lovely Boothbay Harbor! 207.633.4300

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Spring Package

- Beautiful Victorian-theme room in our small Bed and Breakfast located in Boothbay Harbor - room for two with a deck in front of room - A delightful Full breakfast - $30 Dinner Allowance to use at restaurant of your choice Only $225 per day plus 7% Maine tax - Two night minimum please. * Please call in direct for reservation 207.633.4300 We look forward to serving you! Sorry, not during Windjammer Days!

Golf Coast Getaway

GOLF PACKAGE for two includes lodging in a charming guest room of our 1800's waterfront Victorian Inn in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, the Boating Capital of New England (king or queen accommodations with deck or deck access and harbor or village views; buffet breakfast; one day of 18 holes of golf for two at Boothbay Country Club. Our convenient in-town location with free private off-street parking makes restaurants, art galleries, antiquing, deep-sea fishing, boating, theatre, shopping all but a 2-5 minute scenic walk or drive away. This package is available Sunday through Thursday nights, excluding holidays and special events, and subject to room availability. Two night minimum please. 207.633.4300 we would love to serve you at the Harbour Towne Inn in lovely Boothbay Harbor.

Theater Nights

Attend a live performance at the Opera House, Boothbay Playhouse or Carousel Music Theater and receive $20 OFF a pair of tickets with a two night stay at The Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront. Boothbay events often offer wonderful entertainment. Please call us for information about current performances or view the Harbour Towne Inn website at We look forward to serving you! Harbour Towne Inn 207.633.4300

Late Fall Midweek Maine Special Getaway

Package for two includes lodging in a charming king or queen room of our 1800's waterfront Victorian Inn in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, the Boating Capital of New England, with deck in front of room and harbor or village views; buffet breakfast; and $30 dinner allowance at an area restaurant of your choice, featuring authentic Maine "Downeast recipes" dining. Our convenient in-town location with free private off-street parking makes restaurants, art galleries, antiquing, deep-sea fishing, boating, theatre, shopping all but a 2-5 minute scenic walk or drive away. This package is available any night, excluding holidays and special events, and is subject to room availability. Prices are for one room for two people, and are subject to 7% Maine tax. Three night minimum please. Call us at 1-207-633-4300 for reservations. Prices start at $199.00 per night.

It's All About Me Weekend

Do you and the girls need some me time? The Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront in lovely Boothbay Harbor, Maine is the perfect place to receive the best of pampering. Let you're pampering begin with an afternoon of refreshments on our shaded porches; walk the Botanical Gardens, Golf, puffin or whale watch, kayaking, then add a soothing massage followed by dinner at one of our area restaurants. Complete the evening with a live performance of a current show at one the many theaters. Allow us to arrange it all for you. Bring a group, take up at least four rooms and receive a 10% room discount. Reserve the entire Inn and receive 20% off. Call us for package pricing to fit your needs and desires. We look forward to serving you! 207.633.4300

Corporate Retreats

Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront is the perfect place for your next corporate retreat. We await you amid the sun-washed landscapes and fresh salt air of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Nestled on an enchanting harbor village of sailboats, lighthouses, breathtaking Botanical Gardens and the gorgeous harbor filled with sail boats, puffin and whale watches or sport fishing. Lobster Dinners. Let us help create the perfect getaway for your team. You will be amazed at the increase in creativity and inspiration. These are most effective with a stay of at least 2 nights or more. Groups of 6 -10 can meet in the penthouse or parlour, depending on their needs. Call us to discuss the discount possibilities. 207.633.4300

Workshops & Retreats

Harbour Towne Inn offers workshops/retreats for groups and individuals in a variety of areas, workshops where a stay of several days is arranged. Drawing, Painting, Pastels, Alternative Process Photography. group workshops, writing and poetry: Guests often come here to finish novels, short stories, poetry and children's stories. If they come with family, they often rent the penthouse suite for privacy and concentration while they are here. We are open to presenters with their own programs and their own students to utilize the facilities at Harbour Towne Inn is a gorgeous place to gather. Check with Stefanie or Tricia so we may help tailor your needs. 207.633.4300

Half Price Rooms-Maine- Boothbay Harbor B&B

Our most popular off-season package. Buy three nights and get the third night at half price. Package available Sunday through Thursday inclusive. Excludes Columbus weekend, holidays and Windjammers Days. Call for package availability. Valid April 1 to June 23 and September 1 to October 30. Package cannot be combined with any other special discounted rates. Please call 207.633.4300 we look forward to serving you!

Help Us Celebrate Cover Of Maine Tourism B&B Guide

FREE night, yes that's right! Stay five consecutive nights and receive your last night free!!! Please help us celebrate the cover of Maine Tourism Guide to Inns and Bed and Breakfast Guide 2013/2014 What a thrill and surprise to learn that we have been chosen as the signature image of the annual Maine Guide to Inns and Bed & Breakfasts, published by the Maine Tourism Association. Our sweet little waterfront deck is on the cover of the magazine, as well as the online guide at We hope you'll find your way to our special little spot and share your own special memory of the majestic Maine coast. 207.633.4300

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71 Townsend Avenue , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)

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