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Topside Inn

60 McKown St. , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)
188 Reviews
$175 - $275
per night

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Overlooking beautiful Boothbay Harbor on Maine’s midcoast, Topside Inn affords guests amazing water views in every direction. Indulge in peaceful, comfortable rooms with modern amenities, and savor a delicious full breakfast to start each daily adventure. Take a quick walk down hill into the center of town to enjoy a boat tour, art galleries and shops, and a great seaside meal. Or head out by car to the nearby botanical gardens, hiking trails, lighthouses, golf course, and scenic country and ocean view drives. Let us help you plan a perfectly classic coastal vacation.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Charming and low key B&B.

3.8 on August 28, 2014

This was a lovely B&B. The decor was very attractive. The inn keepers were very warm and welcoming (new inn keepers Buzz and Mark). The breakfasts were very good. While this is a really charming B&B in a great location, we have become very spoiled by some of the Select Registry B&B's where there are homemade snacks offered throughout the day, along with happy hour wines & cheeses, etc.

Five out of Five

5 on August 14, 2014

If you want to feel special during a special occasion book your reservation now! Not only is the Inn gorgeous and meticulous, the food worthy of an award medal, but the service and treatment from the innkeepers is unmatched. They go out of their way to make your visit an unforgettable one. On top of it all Boothbay Harbor is an adorable town.

Great place!

4.6 on August 12, 2014

Lovely location with beautiful views and nice gardens. Rooms were super clean and well decorated. Breakfast was delicious. The inn keepers were very nice and helpful - they gave a great restaurant suggestion. Overall experience was just great!


5 on July 21, 2014

I have enjoyed many fine B&B's in the US and abroad and the Topside Inn is at the top of the list! It is a beautiful Inn in a beautiful location and the Innkeepers, Ed and Brian and their staff, made our visit thoroughly enjoyable and memorable. Every inch of this property is gleaming and tended to with loving care. The rooms, grounds and all public areas of the Inn are beautifully decorated and the grounds are well maintained and lovely. The breakfasts and afternoon fresh baked cookies were delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Coffee, tea and snacks available 24/7 along with anything else you might need in the way of glassware, dishes, wine openers, ice etc. all readily available for guests to use and enjoy. The Innkeepers were very friendly and helpful with local information and suggestions. The Inn is a two minute walk to the Harbor area, but is very private and quiet on a beautiful hilltop. Our stay here was really perfect in every way and we can't wait to visit again next year and bring family and friends along to experience this true New England Gem!!

Our first Bed and Breakfast Experience

5 on July 21, 2014

Adorable clean accomodations -- check Great staff! -- check Delicious homemade breakfast food -- check A delicious hot breakfast each morning -- check Wrap around porch with plenty of rocking chairs and great view -- check Games, cards, puzzles, books, bug spray, tanning lotion -- check Planning on coming back -- check One last word about our vacation --WONDERFUL!!

A beautiful place to stay

4.6 on July 15, 2014

The owners are very hospitable and have baked goods out to enjoy in the afternoon. The rooms and linens are clean. The breakfast is very delicious.

July 2014

5 on July 15, 2014

We were taken by the grounds as we arrived. They are extremely well kept and beautiful. The lobby and interior of the inn has been redone and is welcoming. Our room was in the windward building and was setup really nicely. We had a balcony with water view and everything we could have wanted was right there. Brian and Ed have thought of everything to make your stay exceptional. We stayed 2 nights but wish we had more time. The location is perfect for relaxing or exploring the area on foot. We will definitely be back.

A "Top" choice in Boothbay

5 on July 12, 2014

The staff of the Topside Inn does a wonderful job of making every guest feel welcome and special. The breakfast presentation and menu is a delight. Green eggs and ham on June 21, 2014. Friends and family had gathered at the Topside in anticipation of our daughter's wedding in a neighboring town. The chairs on the front lawn were a focal point of our time together. It's a short walk down the hill to go sightseeing, shopping or out to eat. Be aware that the walk up the hill doesn't feel quite as short. We had a wonderful time in Maine and hope to visit again.

Topside Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Maine: Outstanding in every way!

5 on June 21, 2014

As a gentleman from Texas stated to me,"This is the most outstanding B&B I've ever stayed in." Brian and Ed,the gentlemen who own and run the Topside Inn, are genuinely dedicated to providing the best possible experience to their guests, from thoughtful, creative decor, charming, IMMACULATE rooms, and a varied, gourmet daily breakfast. The beautiful inn is in a wonderful location, overlooking the bay. Surrounding the inn are beautiful gardens the owners have created and planted. All the attention to detail and the warmth of the owners, make your stay a memorable one. I know I will return. I've already recommended this inn to friends.

There is NO DOWNSIDE to the TOPSIDE INN in Boothbay Harbor !

5 on June 10, 2014

We were so pleased with our accommodations, Ed & Brian went out of their way to make our first stay at the Topside Inn memorable. The food was excellent. Wish we could have stayed longer. "GREAT PLACE TO STAY". I especially liked that the shops, restaurants were close by, & the spectacular ocean view from the porch.

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Location Type

Harbor and Ocean Views, Oceanside, Small town, Village


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 60 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Lighthouses, Whale Watch, Botanical Gardens, Puffin Watch, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children age 12+ welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum on weekends, call for one night availability
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night plus 7% state tax.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable, less $25 cancellation fee, with notice 14 or more days before arrival. With less notice, deposit is refunded (less fee) if room is rented to another party for entire length of stay.



Mark Osborn & Buzz Makarewicz

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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60 McKown St. , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)

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