Harborage Inn on the Oceanfront

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

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Welcome to Boothbay Harbor, Maine where LUXURY first class accommodations meet the tranquil peace of the Maine coast. COMPLETELY RENOVATED with new construction in 2009-11, The Harborage Inn offers all the MODERN amenities of a boutique hotel with the comfort & charm of a relaxing OCEANFRONT Bed & Breakfast. Our SPACIOUS Deluxe Rooms & Oceanfront Suites with panoramic WATER VIEWS of the harbor, OVERSIZED BATHROOMS, and sumptuous GOURMET BREAKFASTS are the reason we have welcomed decades of returning guests year after year. Guests enjoy our DOWNTOWN, CENTRAL LOCATION which allows them to stroll to all waterfront activities, boat excursions, and restaurants, and then retreat back to our inn to bask in the secluded privacy of our Seaside location. We pride ourselves in customer service and attention to detail and we believe that is the true success of our 3RD GENERATION FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS for over 45 years. We look forward to meeting you!

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Recent stay

5 on June 02, 2017

One of the best experiences we have had: unbelievable service and Quality.


Beautiful place!

4.6 on June 30, 2016

Innkeepers Troy and Emery's attentiveness to details made our experience memorable. From the welcoming check-in to the immaculate room, excellent breakfast, spotless balconies and well-manicured gardens our stay the Harborage Inn was special. We observed high and low tides and beautiful moon-rise from our private balcony. The Inn is just a short walk to the downtown area filled with interesting little shops, seafood restaurants, homemade ice cream shops.

Innkeeper Response
It was such a pleasure to host you both & I'm glad you enjoyed your newly constructed luxury sized room with spacious bathroom in Oceanside #8. Indeed the corner rooms (8, 11, 12) all have an amazing view from the corner locations on 3 floors & all have a lie in bed direct harbor view, but all others have great deck views. We do take great pride in offering many amenities and individual touches that some Inn's/B&B's do not and we appreciate you noticing our attention to details. We are so glad you both were able to relax and enjoy our unique Inn (a hybrid between a boutique Inn and a B&B) and we sincerely thank you for your kind words and we look forward to hosting you again! Sincerely, Troy & Emery Innkeepers, The Harborage Inn

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


Best Of The Best

5 on June 14, 2016

This is a must stop in the area. The proprietor and staff couldn't have been more gracious. The rooms are perfect with everything you need and the breakfast was among the best we have ever experienced. The location is perfect and convenient. The seating area outside each room makes for a wonderful place to sit and have some wine and cheese after a day of sightseeing. We will definitely stay again when we are back in the area.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy your stay with us was so memorable and relaxing. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the Gourmet, Organic, Buffet Breakfast as we support many local organic farms and merchants for their much higher quality and we hand pick each item (from the coffee, granola, breads, seasonal fruits, etc) for our guests to have a superior breakfast experience. We take great pride in providing superb customer service, rooms that are hospital clean and offering exceptional value and we so appreciate your acknowledgement of our effort. Having guests leave satisfied is a big reason we so love our job. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future! Sincerely, Troy & Emery Harborage Inn

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


Romantic Night on the Harbor

4.6 on June 01, 2016

The inn keepers are super nice and helpful. They did a nice simple breakfast with puff pastry filled with ham and swiss. Beds and pillows are great but my favorite was the triangular tub and outside table and chairs reserved just for our room. Loved the bathroom which had been updated recently. Great location within walking distance to town and restaurants. Would definitely stay again.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much for your kind regards! Oceanside Room 11 (Honeymoon Suite) with its large 2 person jacuzzi and its lie in bed direct harbor view is such a special room and we're glad you enjoyed the room and our Inn so much. As our Deluxe & Oceanfront Rooms are newly constructed and all items in each room are selectively and individually hand picked, we do hear often that the rooms look better in person, even though our pictures are great and can be blown up to fill the entire screen in high resolution. We hope your trip home went well and hope to have the pleasure of hosting you another time!

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


Fabulous find! Diamond!!

4.8 on September 13, 2015

This bed-and-breakfast is superb! Absolutely spotless, delicious, wonderful rooms and accommodations, lots of beautiful touches and a great view when the tide is in! The food here is wonderful beyond expectation! They take all aspects of what a bed-and-breakfast should be and make it beyond expectation. It is also family owned for generations which is a nice touch!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind words & we are so glad you found our gourmet, organic, buffet breakfast so satisfactory. Our unique Inn with its 2500 sq' of covered decks on 3 different floors & direct room access is a very unique feature as the decks are so spacious. As we are not a traditional Victorian B&B but rather a hybrid between a boutique Inn and a B&B. Having been Innkeepers for over 20 years, we found as our guests generally stay with us for 3-6 nights on average, they prefer larger rooms with spacious bathrooms. We recently (from 2009-12) completely renovated with all brand new construction every one of our Deluxe, Suite & Oceanfront rooms to accommodate today's guests standards. We are very happy that you found our Unique style of Accommodations (for our town and a typical Victorian B&B) so relaxing. We take great pride in our Inn as it is a 3 generation family business of over 45 years and we are so pleased you would consider returning. It was such a pleasure hosting you all and having such kind and happy guests definitely makes our job so rewarding! Sincerely, Troy & Emery Innkeepers, The Harborage Inn

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


Very Nice - Met Our Expectations

3.6 on June 06, 2015

I've seen some older reviews of this property that likely reflected some management problems they were having at the time. Ignore them. Even in the downpour that greeted us, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All rooms have external entrances onto the covered deck. Ocean views are subject to 1) tide - when it's out, you'll see mud and 2) large windows onto a public deck. Meaning, if you are enjoying the view from your bedroom, the view might also be enjoying you. We stayed in #4. It was small, but they tell you that up front and it was quite acceptable for a short stay. If you have been to Europe, it was still large by comparison. It was well furnished and with a very comfortable king bed. The shower, on the other hand, was tight. One of the owners was on-site for breakfast, which was quiche, croissant and other breakfast items - very nice. If the weather is nice, you can eat on the deck. Fortunately they also had tables inside that protected us from the cold and aforesaid downpour. The bottom line is - would we stay again? Definitely. Do keep in mind that, if you book this property through B&B.com, you will pay a premium over the rates quoted on the Inn's site. In our case is was approximately 14%. However, the convenience of prepaying and no hassle with a B&B gift card was worth it.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent review and your very kind words regarding the rooms cleanliness, our downtown location and our gourmet, farm-fresh organic buffet breakfasts as we always appreciate our guests feedback. We are sorry that you found issues with your Standard King's bathroom shower size. Please keep in mind that we do offer 3 different categories of accommodations when selecting a room for your budget & room size preference. You chose one of our 2 economical and typical b&b sized Standard King rooms (with the smaller bathroom w/shower only explained in description) for guests seeking a lesser expensive option. All of our other 9 rooms (Deluxe & Luxury Oceanfront rooms) were recently added and built with all new construction. These 9 rooms have large bathrooms & are very spacious for a typical b&b -- these rooms are sized between 400 to 550 sq feet. We offer many different room sizes & prices at our Inn to accommodate our guest needs. We do recommend to our guests when making a reservation to keep these different room options in mind or call to speak with the Innkeeper to help find a room that will provide them with a most comfortable stay.

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


Great view; small space.

3.0 on May 29, 2015

This B&B has a great location and view in Boothbay Harbor. However we were not aware that they did not serve breakfast before Memorial Day. Also, if you are larger than average size the shower and bathroom would be somewhat claustrophobic. We did appreciate the friendliness of the owner and the bed was very comfortable. We would go back to this B&B due to its great location.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent review and your very kind words regarding the rooms cleanliness & our downtown location We are sorry that you found issues with your Standard King's bathroom shower size. Please keep in mind that we do offer 3 different categories of accommodations when selecting a room for your budget & room size preference. You chose one of our 2 economical and typical b&b sized Standard King rooms (with the smaller bathroom w/shower only explained in description) for guests seeking a lesser expensive option. All of our other 9 rooms (Deluxe & Luxury Oceanfront rooms) were recently added and built with all new construction. These 9 rooms have large bathrooms & are very spacious for a typical b&b -- these rooms are sized between 400 to 550 sq feet. We offer many different room sizes & prices at our Inn to accommodate our guest needs. We do recommend to our guests when making a reservation to keep these different room options in mind or call to speak with the Innkeeper to help find a room that will provide them with a most comfortable stay. Also we do only serve breakfast from Memorial Day to Columbus Day and the rates are reduce to reflect this.

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


trip to the east coast, Maine

5 on September 23, 2014

thank you for a wonderful stay. Everything was above our expectations. We especially appreciated the helpful tips about the area.You were knowledgeable and honest.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our newly constructed Deluxe or Oceanfront Rooms with a new spacious bathroom. These rooms are ideal for guests staying more than a few nights like yourself. Our ideal downtown central location with oceanside parking is indeed a big reason our guests choose us. We take great pride in providing superb customer service at our 3 generation family business of 46 years and we so appreciate your acknowledgement of our effort. Thank you again for your generous regards and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future! Sincerely, Troy & Emery Harborage Inn

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


Great location, not so great value

4.0 on August 26, 2014

This B&B was very clean, excellent location, within walking distance to downtown shops and dining. The breakfasts were also very good. The only problem was that I am not used to paying over $2.00 per sq. ft. for a room. The shower room was laughable. The shower was 2.5 foot by 2,5 foot. The toilet area was the same size. With about the same size area to move in. So other than the room costing too much for what we got, in my opinion, the Harborage Inn was a very nice place.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent review and your very kind words regarding the rooms cleanliness, our downtown location and our gourmet, farm-fresh organic buffet breakfasts as we always appreciate our guests feedback. We are sorry that you found issues with your rooms bathroom. Please keep in mind that we do offer 3 different categories of accommodations when selecting a room for your budget & room size preference. You chose one of our 2 economical and typical b&b sized Standard King rooms (with the smaller bathroom explained in description) for guests seeking a lesser expensive option. These 2 rooms are over 250 sq' in size and their price never exceeds this so for accuracy it would be under $1 per sq'. All of our other 9 rooms (Deluxe & Luxury Oceanfront rooms) were recently added and built with all new construction. These 9 rooms have large bathrooms & are very spacious for a typical b&b -- these rooms are sized between 400 to 550 sq feet. We offer many different room sizes & prices at our Inn to accommodate our guest needs. We do recommend to our guests when making a reservation to keep these different room options in mind or call to speak with the Innkeeper to help find a room that will provide them with a most comfortable stay.

- Troy Chapman (innkeeper)


All the comforts of home - plus more!

5 on June 24, 2014

Friendly and hospitable hosts, clean and comfortable rooms, beautiful view, delicious food each morning, great advice on local attractions and restaurants, 10 minute walk to the middle of downtown....need I say more? If you need more coffee in your room, it appears there. If you need more towels, etc, they arrive in your room immediately. We have visited twice and I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Reasonably priced and worth every penny. You won't be disappointed.


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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe King

Newly constructed room with King bed, private new bathroom & all the modern amenities of a stylish boutique hotel. Deck entrance and direct access to seating area for Harbor views. Free WIFI, phone, Flat Screen Satellite TV w/15 channels of HBO W/DVD player, Gourmet Breakfast served 5/28-10/10 ONLY (Memorial Day to Columbus Day), refrigerator & freezer w/ice, AC, Ceiling Fan & Heat, Keurig Coffee Maker & electric tea kettle w/variety of coffee & teas. Luxurious & Fine toiletries, linens & robes. Access to 7 Person Oceanfront Hot Tub, expansive private waterfront lawn & pier, dock & float.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Two Room Suite

550 sq' spacious 2 room suite w/2 beds in separate rooms. Free WIFI, room phone, 2 Satellite Flat Screen TVs w/HBO & DVD players, Gourmet Breakfast served 5/28-10/10 ONLY, refrigerator, AC, Ceiling Fan & Heat. Access to Oceanfront Hot Tub, Keurig Coffee Maker & teas. Luxurious & Fine toiletries, linens & robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Standard King

Newly renovated King room with private bath. Harbor view from deck. Free WIFI, room phone, Satellite Flat Screen TV w/15 channels of HBO & DVD player, Full, Gourmet, Buffet Breakfast served 5/28-10/10 ONLY (Memorial Day to Columbus Day), refrigerator, AC, Ceiling Fan & Heat, Luxurious linens & Gilchrist & Soames Fine toiletries. Access to 7 person Oceanfront Hot Tub, expansive private waterfront lawn and pier, dock & float for boating enthusiasts! Please Note: This room & private bathroom (shower only) is more traditional in size to most Victorian era B&B's.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Oceanfront Queen

Our newly constructed oceanfront rooms (w/King or Queen bed) command our most grand and spectacular harbor views from your rooms and reserved deck. Exclusive, private corner location with large glass picture windows overlooking the harbor! Lie in bed and enjoy the direct harbor views as the tide ebbs and flows. Full, gourmet, buffet breakfast served 5/28-10/10 ONLY. Ceiling fan, A/C, Heat fridge & freezer w/ice, phone, WIFI, Satellite Flat Screen TV w/DVD & HBO, Keurig coffee maker & European electric kettle w/variety of coffee & teas & access to 7 person oceanfront hot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Go North on I-95 (Maine Turnpike), take Exit 44 or 52 in Portland to I-295 North. Take exit 28 or 31 (Coastal Rt.1) & go North through Brunswick. After Wiscasset Davey Bridge, take a right at Route 27 South. You will enter 1-way traffic in Boothbay Harbor (Oak St.). Porceed to 1st stop sign next to Boothbay Memorial Library. Take left at stop sign onto Townsend Ave. The Harborage Inn is 550 feet 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, Ocean, Whale, Puffin, Seal Watching, Sailing Excursions, Sea Kayaking, Luxury Spa Services, Lobster Bakes, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Library, Parking , Grand Oceanfront 7 person hot tub, Oversized rooms & bathrooms, 2500 square feet of covered decks on 3 floors, 1500 square feet of oceanfront lawn with seating, NEW for 2011 -- Pier, Dock & Float for all boating, Adjoining rooms & suites for extended stays

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm to 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We welcome children in our first floor suites only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We require a two to three night minimum on high season weekends & holidays.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the Total Reservation
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made 21-42 days prior to arrival date result in $30-50 processing fee. Cancellations made within 21-42 days of arrival result in loss of deposit.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Troy & Emery Chapman

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We are a 3rd generation Boothbay Harbor family-run business for over 45 years!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 am to 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Al fresco style buffet on covered deck, Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free


Signature Dish

Blueberry Crème Brulee French Toast w/ Vanilla Infused Whipped Cream


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