4.6 on October 27, 2016
This is an exceptional place to stay. It would be difficult to improve on the setting, décor, food or relaxing atmosphere. Mark and Buzz are perfect innkeepers.
5 on October 20, 2016
From the cozy and beautiful rooms to the homemade treats, the Topside is truly an indulgent escape. Innkeepers Mark and Buzz has seen to every detail and have a natural instinct for hospitality. You will be well looked-after here, and VERY well fed! Including gluten-free options that taste better than anything I've ever had.
4.4 on October 09, 2016
Wonderful views overlooking the harbor from almost every corner of the property. We so enjoyed the back porch area of our room and would steal a great view out now & then!! The rooms are light, comfortable and acknowledged their coastal surrounds. Our bathroom was tight (we're tall), but up to date and we appreciated having a window. Creative thought was put into every breakfast and it was delicious!!! The breakfast area was inviting as well as the other open spaces. Loved the white rockers out on the porch!! Enjoyed having cookies out in the p.m. and the availability of purchasing wine/alcohol on location!!! Thank you for making our first trip to Maine one that we will long remember!!!
5 on October 05, 2016
Was the best part of our trip. We stayed at another B&B the first two nights and it was our first experience with a B&B , horrible. Then Topside Inn , now that was amazing. Going back next year.
5 on October 03, 2016
My husband, brother and I throughly enjoyed our "too-short" stay at the Inn last Wednesday. Some of the things that stand out were l) A gracious and informative check-in, 2) A meticulously clean, updated room and bath, 3) A gorgeous view from our balcony, (4) Fruit infused beverages and complimentary snacks available in the Inn, 5) A fantastic breakfast among top of the B&B's we stayed in and 6) Fabulous SHEETS!
5 on September 15, 2016
My husband and I spent one night at the Topside to break up a long trip home. It was recommended by a friend of ours and I have to say, staying only one night was the only disappointment. This Inn is immaculate, comfortable, beautifully designed, and has all the amenities one could want. The porch and adarondack chairs on the lawn offer a relaxing place to enjoy a drink and to take in the fantastic view of the harbor. We stayed in the main house in room 4 which offered an amazing view from our bed. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was so spacious and well designed. The staff is welcoming and friendly with plenty of complimentary snacks available should you get hungry between meals. The breakfast which is included in the cost of the room was delicious! Mark and Buzz are always available, great hosts, and are always asking if they can do anything for you. They have plenty of suggestions for restaurants or things to do should you need that information. Amazing Innkeepers. Great place to rest and relax.
4.4 on September 14, 2016
We came the weekend after Labor Day, so it was a bit less crazy and crowded, but since the weather was still amazing, no problems with going out on the water or biking/hiking etc. There are many superlatives we can tell you about the Topside Inn - but just go and experience it for a couple days, and you'll say that it's worth the trip up from Portland. The B&B is up on the hill overlooking Boothbay harbor, so you may wish to ask Mark and Buzz for a unit which has a harbor facing view. There are three buildings, and while there is not total isolation from noise between the units, this wasn't a big deal. The units are really clean and well maintained by the crew of young people from Lithuania, Slovenia, etc. Mark and Buzz are super helpful with suggestions of where to go, what to do, side trips. They are also very warm and genuine people, and at least one of them is always there to greet you in the morning and see you on your way for the day or when you return. The couple have put so much effort into the property, and it shows in a lot of small details and the creature comforts you'll enjoy. If you are looking for air-conditioning forget it. We found that leaving the windows open even on hot evenings kept the breeze coming in, and units have fans as well. Some have ceiling fans, I'm told. Breakfast on the enclosed porch is amazing and extensive; and in addition, a different hot prepared item - fancy pancakes one day, home made buns with soft poached eggs and béarnaise sauce another day. And there is always coffee, tea and cookies, treats, etc. on hand. They have wine and beer on hand for purchase, but they also provide wine glasses and wine cork removers in the room so you can bring your own and enjoy it on your deck. I believe every unit has a deck area with a couple of comfortable chairs.
3.8 on September 08, 2016
my husband and i thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Topside Inn. it is extremely well run and the attention to detail is outstanding. the view from the inn and the general feel of the place make it a joy to stay at.
5 on August 24, 2016
Another great stay with Mark and Buzz at Topside Inn. Great breakfasts and afternoon cookies! Loved room #9 with beautiful view looking down on the harbor. Amazing hosts and great staff. Very relaxing. Only place we will stay, we are spoiled now!!
5 on August 24, 2016
Fabulous experience from the time we checked in to the time we checked. Mark & Buzz are overly attentive and take care of you every need. Breakfast was amazing!
5 on July 31, 2016
We booked the Topside Inn for the weekend of our wedding, and we were thrilled by the service we received. All of our guests were so impressed by the beautiful location, the decor, the design details, and the hospitality. Mark and Buzz went out of their way to create the weekend experience we dreamed of. Before booking, we scouted all of the major inns in the area in person (it was quite a task...) and this was by far our favorite and the best value - far exceeds most of the accommodations that are available in the area, most of which are older and more dated. Topside has that crisp, light, airy fresh Maine vibe that we so love and we'll be visiting till we're in our 80's!
5 on July 29, 2016
We stayed at the Topside Inn for four nights and absolutely loved our stay! Mark and Buzz are the innkeepers and they have done a great job with this place. The breakfasts are gourmet and delicious! Breakfast is from 8A-9:30A and the hosts are so gracious. They have hired students from abroad who are in a work/travel program and they do such a great job with serving breakfast, greeting you and cleaning the rooms. There are fresh cookies every afternoon - from toasted coconut toffee crunch to oatmeal raisin. They have a liquor license and you can order a cheese plate and a bottle of wine. There is always coffee, fresh flavored water and snacks at the Inn. We stayed at the Windward Guest House - my family had all four rooms on the first floor and we loved it! We each had a balcony that connected with a comfy chaise and couch. The beds were so comfortable - like sleeping on a cloud. The view of the harbor and adirondack chairs on the lawn were awesome, too. We loved walking down the hill to Boothbay Harbor. I can't wait to visit Topside again.
5 on June 21, 2016
Just stayed here for two nights. Each breakfast was absolutely amazing. It was my second time staying here and I can't even explain how good the breakfasts are. The quality and variety of food is over the top. From the homemade granola to the main entree breakfast you will not be disappointed and probably won't need lunch! The grounds and rooms are spotless. Special attention to every little detail is obvious here.
5 on June 20, 2016
The Topside Inn is a wonderful bed and breakfast. Great in-town location, clean, comfortable rooms, nicely decorated and the view of the harbor is amazing, not to mention the wonderful breakfast. Mom and I had a wonderful stay. I will be returning!!
5 on June 10, 2016
If I could rate this place with 10 stars, I would! Everything about our stay was awesome and I was even able to have Shrimp & Grits up North! Mark and Buzz create wonderful breakfast meals each morning and their hospitality is superb!! I will highly recommend Topside to anyone traveling to ME!!
5 on May 31, 2016
Property was beautiful, walk down the hill to downtown, never need your car, hosts were great, breakfast was great, rooms were spotless, booked the room over the phone after speaking with the host, all questions and descriptions were 100% accurate. Definitely an inn to revisit.
5 on May 28, 2016
We just returned from four nights at the Topside Inn and had another wonderful experience. I've lost count of the number of times we've stayed there, and each time, it is amazing. The service is top notch, the rooms are immaculate and well appointed with beautiful views, comfortable beds and chairs and lots of great amenities (bar ware, hairdryer, lots of plugs for charging, soft towels and more). The main building has 24/7 snacks, coffee/tea, water and cookies every afternoon. It's so nice they now serve wine, so you can relax with a glass on the porch and watch the boats roll into harbor. The breakfast is amazing! They are always trying new recipes, and the portions are huge! Great suggestions on local dining and experiences too.
5 on January 09, 2016
This was our first B&B stay in our 10 day trip up the coast of Maine with me, my husband and 86 yr old mother. Everything about our stay here was ideal. Room comfortably accommodated the 3 of us with common areas adding to our pleasure. We enjoyed coffee in the fireplace area both mornings before breakfast, and enjoyed the porches, and lawn areas as well. Breakfasts were awesome - my mom even got their recipes. Cookies available 24/7 a nice touch. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Started our trip on a real high note. Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it.
3.8 on December 10, 2015
Great Location, Beautiful view. This was a different type of Bed and Breakfast for us since we didn't stay in the main house. The room was in a building close by more like a motel looking unit with 2 floors. We were in the middle on the lower floor. It was nice but a little noisy - the walls are thin. I would have preferred an end unit but having never been there before I wasn't sure what to expect. The owners were great and the food was amazing.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay overall and thought the food was amazing - we love to go over the top with breakfast and afternoon treats and showcase all of the local flavors of the area. Topside Inn was built in 1840 with two guesthouses added in the 1960's. The main house has 6 large guests room and the guesthouses add an additional 15 rooms to the property. What is nice about the guesthouse rooms is that they each have private covered porch space with nice harbor views. Some of the rooms now have vaulted ceilings, and insulation has been added to reduce any sounds from neighboring rooms. Yes, the end rooms are more private. All rooms have private bathrooms. Thank you again and we do hope to see you soon.
5 on October 14, 2015
I had the pleasure of staying at the Topside Inn last week, and I have to say that this is the best B&B/Inn that I've ever stayed at. I wish I could have stayed much longer. The views from everywhere on the property is just stunning. The owners Mark and Buzz and their friend Tim were the most gracious hosts and very inviting to their guests, The breakfasts were so delicious, I felt like I was eating in a gourmet restaurant. I strongly recommend that you stay at the Topside Inn...you will be in heaven on earth!
What a great endorsement, thank you. We always appreciate being named personally in reviews as that tells us we are doing our job of being accessible to our guests. We do love to wow our guests with unexpected and delicious breakfasts. I'm the savory chef and serve things like pan seared gnocchi with locally foraged mushrooms, crispy prosciutto, shaved parmesan cheese topped with a sunny side and parsley oil. We tell guests it is our version of a mushroom omelet with home fries and bacon. Buzz is the sweet chef and serves what many of our guests claim to be "the best pancakes they have ever had".
5 on October 12, 2015
Great B & B in Bar Harbor, Maine. Spectacular Views, especially at Sunset. Breakfast is Creative, Changes Daily, is Beautifully presented, and Delicious!
Thank you for the great review. Enjoying a glass of wine on the front lawn or our Westerly facing deck as the sunsets is a great way to relax after a busy day and to recharge for a fun evening ahead.
5 on October 12, 2015
My wife and I and another couple spent 2 nights here in the top rooms of the main house and it was awesome. Mark and Buzz run a 1st class B&B, are extremely helpful and friendly, and they served special breakfasts in courses. The place was impeccably clean and appointed very well - it was our favorite B&B of our 9 night trip on the coast in 4 B&Bs. Topside is classy !
Thank you for the compliments, most appreciated. It makes us feel good to know all of the details we focus on are noticed and enjoyed by our guests. We are glad you had a great stay and hope you can visit again soon.
5 on October 07, 2015
My wife and I spent last weekend in NH and ME touring the coast and watching the colors turn. I'd done a quick look online to find the best inns on the coast, and Topside was one of them- it certainly lived up to its reputation! While we were only there for one night, we were very impressed by the contemporary look to the rooms and common areas, as well as the gourmet-style breakfast we were served (lobster eggs benedict? Wow!) The grounds are beautiful as is Boothbay Harbor- everything you need to see and experience is well within walking distance from the Inn. But the service is what set Topside apart from other inns we've stayed with. From the time that I booked a room back in June to the minute we walked out the door, Buzz and his team were exceptionally helpful and generous, sharing tips on how to structure our travel schedule to see as much as we can, ensuring we were comfortable despite coming in late, and staying in touch just the right about in the weeks leading up to our visit. If you're looking for a great B&B, we highly recommend Topside and Boothbay Harbor.
What a thoughtful review, thank you. We really enjoy introducing our guests to all the great things our region and town has to offer; from the locally inspired breakfasts showcasing our seafood and produce to the botanical gardens, hiking trails and schooner rides in the harbor, Boothbay has so much to offer... and enjoy. As you mentioned, we provide full concierge service to help our guests plan their perfect stay.
5 on October 05, 2015
My husband and I have been wanting to travel to Maine for years. Staying at the Topside Inn absolutely made the experience exceptional, perfect and beautiful in every way. The rooms, the atmosphere, the food, and the interaction with our gracious, warm hosts Buzz and Mark was 1-of-a-kind. We wished we could have extended our stay and already have plans to return. Love, love, love this place!
4.8 on October 03, 2015
Buzz and Mark are the ultimate warm and hospitable hosts, and everyone who works there is friendly and accommodating. Absolutely delicious breakfasts, and those afternoon cookies ! Couldn't ask for a better place to stay in Boothbay Harbor.
Thank you for the great review. Having the right staff is so important to providing great service and I am happy to say we have a truly wonderful staff. We all really enjoy what we do and it shows to our guests. We have even more 'treats' planned for 2016, and you can count on the cookies each afternoon.
4.0 on September 24, 2015
The Topside Inn is a wonderful B&B in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The owners are very gracious, the food is outstanding, the rooms are very clean and well maintained, the grounds are beautiful, and there are great views of the harbor from many vantage points on the property. I highly recommend this B&B !
5 on September 18, 2015
Our recent stay at the Topside Inn was beyond our expectations! From the moment we checked in Mark and Buzz made us feel right at home. Their suggestions for restaurants and places to visit were right on target for the types of things we enjoy. The view is not only spectacular, but also very relaxing. Rooms are cozy, comfortable, and quiet. Breakfasts are amazing! We are already looking forward to a return stay in the future.
5 on September 17, 2015
This was the most stunning bed and breakfast I've ever stayed at. Sits on top of the hill. Gorgeous views of the harbor. Walking distance to everything and of course the breakfast is so wonderful. Superb food and the innkeepers are the nicest guys you'll ever meet. This bed and breakfast is such a must. Worth every penny of your stay!!!!!
5 on September 12, 2015
The Topside Inn sits at the crest of a hill overlooking Boothbay Harbor. One can walk down the hill to enjoy the shops, boat rides, restaurants, and other attractions of the town, and a short drive away are lovely walking trails and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The rooms are lovely, and the breakfast is outstanding. The Innkeepers are always available to suggest excursions and fun places to go. The combination of personal attention and relaxing scenery makes this an outstanding destination on the Maine coast.
5 on August 23, 2015
Just spent 3 wonderful nights at Topside Inn. First visit since Mark and Buzz took over and we were not disappointed. Beautiful inn, exceptional hosts, and fabulous breakfasts! Already reserved next year-favorite room #9.
5 on August 22, 2015
Had the pleasure of spending a few days at the Topside Inn. The proprietors Buzz and Mark couldn't have been more accommodating hosts. They offered suggestions, made reservations and saw to it that whatever we may of needed or wanted was already in place. The Inn is immaculate, beautifully decorated and in the best location.Close to the shops, restaurants and activities. We stayed in two different rooms during our stay, each spacious with an updated decor. Both offered beautiful views of the harbor and harbor breezes. The breakfast were delicious and plentiful leaving us looking forward to the next mornings breakfast. Both Buzz and Mark are talented chefs and their love for what they do shows in their homemade breads, muffins, and cookies. Looking forward to another visit. When in Maine stop by Topside Inn it won't disappoint! AnnMarie M.
4.8 on August 17, 2015
Great location, best B&B ever
5 on July 19, 2015
We had a wonderful time. This B&B is excellent. Everything was just right. The owners were so nice, the location perfect and the gourmet breakfast was outstanding. Because it is on a hill, the noise of the town is not noticeable even though you are only a couple of blocks away. So peaceful and relaxing We could not have stayed in a more perfect place.
4.6 on July 15, 2015
The Topside Inn is located in the most perfect perch above the small New England town of Boothbay Harbor. The building felt like something out of a turn-of-the-last-century novel; white trim, beautiful lawns, amazing verandas and rows of Adirondack chairs to sit and relax in while sipping champagne. It was a very short walk into the center of town but the town is so peaceful that there was no noise in the evenings to keep the guests awake. While the location and views are breathtaking, absolutely the best thing about the inn are the breakfasts! The breads are baked fresh. The menu features locally grown ingredients, including surprises from the Inn's gardens. We had everything from handmade gnocchi with poached egg to sweet potato waffles with handmade granola and fresh garden greens. And homemade cookies served in the lobby throughout the day. If you are staying here, you really must bring an appetite. I want to thank Mark and Buzz again for the wonderful vacation, and hopefully there will be availability again next summer!
4.8 on May 03, 2015
We stayed three nights in September for a wedding. The location of and setting for the Inn are wonderful. Our room was well-appointed, clean and cozy. We even had a window seat with a water view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were delicious and the snacks available throughout the day contributed to the homey atmosphere.
4.6 on May 01, 2015
Atop a hill overlooking the harbor, Topside offers easy access to town(if you can walk a steep hill) but the inn itself is a quiet little oasis from the hubbub of all the tourist attractions just a few blocks away. So clean and comfortable! Rooms are classic Old Maine but with all the modern conveniences needed.
4.8 on April 23, 2015
Topside Inn is, by far, one of the nicest places my husband and I have stayed. We were in a room on the 2nd floor of one of the additional buildings and had a gorgeous view of Booth Bay Harbor. The breakfasts were phenomenal. You had a wide variety of choices, so could eat as lightly (or not) as you wanted. The owners were very helpful in providing us with information and directions to get to some of the attractions nearby. We will definitely be back!
Thank you for such a great review. We are working with more local farms to make our locally inspired breakfasts even better. We have a really creative menu planned, with twists on traditional favorites and always lighter options or versions. We look forward to your return.
4.6 on April 23, 2015
Tpo side inn is in a special wonderful location, we enjoyed everything
Thank you for the nice review. We are happy to say that Topside Inn was just awarded Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice Award for BEST WATER VIEW.
5 on April 16, 2015
We have been visiting the Topside Inn for many years and can't wait to return! We live very busy corporate lives and Topside is our retreat from it all. The tranquility of the Inn combined with great food made by the innkeepers and breathtaking views makes this our very favorite destination! I can still taste the lemon blueberry pancakes and see harbor views when I close my eyes! Counting the days til we return to this piece of paradise!
We really enjoy welcoming returning guests, and we look forward to showing you what we have been working on over the winter. New stone walkways, vaulted ceilings in guest rooms, new king beds, new outdoor seating and more. Thank you for the great review!
5 on April 16, 2015
The Topside Inn is the best place to stay in Boothbay Harbor, the views are great. and town is a quick walk away. The hospitality from the Innkeepers is amazing, they are extremely accommodating.
We always appreciate it when we are mentioned in reviews, thank you and we look forward to your return.
4.2 on April 16, 2015
The location of this inn was absolutely perfect. We had a fantastic anniversary trip!
Thank you for celebrating with us at Topside!
4.8 on April 13, 2015
We stayed in a king size bedroom with ocean view! A delicioud breakfast was included. They provided a makeup remover glove-cloth;-)
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have replaced all of the queen beds on the top floor of the Windward guesthouse with king beds and built custom seating on the covered porches, a great place to relax and take in the view. Thank you again.
4.8 on April 13, 2015
This is the inn that I dream about. I'm always ready to return.
Thank you for the wonderful review, we appreciate it and look forward to your return.
5 on March 30, 2015
We loved our stay and will return! Rooms were delightful, staff was great, breakfasts were excellent.
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Topside. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review.
3.8 on March 24, 2015
Great position. Warm welcome. Airy and comfortable room. Would definately return
Thank you so much for your positive comments. We look forward to your return visit.
5 on March 21, 2015
What a view!!! The room was comfortable. I stayed on the third floor of the main house and took advantage of the sitting area outside my room to finish my book on a rainy day. I had a wonderful view of the bay and a warm cup of tea...my idea of a relaxing vacation! The staff was friendly and gave great recommendations of things to do and places to eat. The breakfasts were delicious! I look forward to having the homemade granola and cookies!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the quiet 3rd floor retreat. We are creating more spaces for guests to read a book, enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine and to gather with other guests. Thank you for the nice review.
5 on February 28, 2015
My wife and I stayed here for our 5th wedding anniversary. The rooms were super comfortable, the food excellent, and the staff was so accomodating. It was everything we hoped for in a long weekend get-away. Highly recommended.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, we really appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your celebration weekend at our inn.
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.
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on January 28, 2014
I have travelled a lot in my life, and can honestly say that the Topside Inn is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places I have been. The setting of the town of Boothbay Harbor is the idyllic setting for those that want that quintessential Maine vacation, and the Topside Inn offers the best stay in town, with the BEST VIEW! Be sure to get a room with a view of the Harbor. I loved walking down to the shops and restaurants, and getting a fresh caught lobster dinner. One important thing to note, is that the owners of this Inn do it right! Breakfast is delicious, everything is cleaned to perfection, and every room is decorated in adorable comfortable coastal decor, similar to how I would want my dream vacation house decorated. Dont miss out by not taking a trip up the coast to the Topside Inn!
5 on November 15, 2013
For over 30 years I have longed for a Maine Coast vacation at a picture perfect hilltop inn. Waking to the crisp fall air and perfect cup of coffee, while overlooking the scenic harbor. That is exactly what my wonderful husband, Ed, Brian, and the great guys at Topeside Inn provided. Our stay at Topside far exceeded any of our expectations. Fantastic breakfasts, spectacular views, clean & comfortable rooms and friendly service can't begin to describe our trip of a lifetime! Bootthbay Harbor and Topside Inn....Thank you so much!! Linda & Mark Hot Springs, AR
5 on October 17, 2013
Stayed here for our 6th year in a row, this time with our son & daughter-in-law as well, and once again ~ simply fabulous! In every way. Brian & Ed run a perfect Inn and the renovation work and updates this year have enhanced our stay even more.
5 on October 15, 2013
The Topside was a recommendation from friends & we were so pleased that we followed their recommendation. Brian & Ed are superb hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay comfortable & hassle free. The whole of the Inn is absolutely spotless & very well kept, every detail is attended to. The guest rooms are extremely comfortable, good beds & good bathrooms. We stayed 3 nights & every morning an absolutely delicious breakfast was served, fresh fruit, cereal, toast & a different hot meal each day, not to mention cookies & snacks available all day. I highly recommend this Inn.
5 on October 13, 2013
Impecabably furnished. Outstanding breakfast.
5 on October 13, 2013
Topside Inn is a "must" if you are staying in Boothbay Harbor. It is located on the highest point of the town and has been completely redone. The views are spectacular as is the service from Bryan and Ed. The breakfasts are a thing to behold as well. The rooms are large and very comfortable. I will be back. Tip-Call early for reservations as this Inn stays busy!
3.8 on October 08, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Topside Inn. It was just as I always imagined a Maine house to be. After staying in hotels previously on our trip, it was nice to stay in a homely environment. It was quiet and very comfortable. We felt welcomed and the breakfast was more than enough! Nice food and our dietary requirements had been catered for. We would recommend Topside Inn to our friends and family and it would be nice to stay there again!
4.6 on September 30, 2013
After sending off number 5 and 6 to college it was time for my husband and I to enjoy some much needed time together. We looked at many B&B's with the main criteria being clean, non-Victorian, spacious and somewhat modern. We live in a very rural farm area and traveling to the sea we wanted to experience that feeling and not be overwhelmed with heavy outdated decor..a basic egg on a plate and hosts that were exhausted from the summer season. Our decision to stay at the Topside Inn proved to be fortuitous! Not only was the Inn beautiful, spacious and clean...but well thought out. After staying in many B&B's and finding ourselves stranded at night without a hot cup of tea or something to nibble on this Inn was a beacon in the night. As silly as that sounds it truly added to our experience and made us feel like guests instead of a room with a price tag attached. Our hosts could not have been more gracious and entertaining..Brian answered our questions with interest and asked us how our visits to various area landmarks had gone. This impressed us as the Inn was booked solid and all guests were busy with interesting things to do. We met repeat visitors that had been coming to the Inn for years with great anticipation. The area is gorgeous with lots of shopping, recreation and food. We cant wait to come back for a visit. Our advice is to try and book a room in the main house as these seem the most up to date. Although the other buildings on the property are nice, the main house is tops. Well situated with a bit of a walk up hill you can catch a ferry or easily walk to town for a lobster dinner. Loved our visit and cant wait to come back!! Ed, if you were not already in a relationship and I wasnt married I would ask you to marry me...what a chef!!!!
5 on September 21, 2013
Undoubtably the best B&B in town. You will not be disappointed. The owners obviously love what they do. Great food and staff. Plenty of parking and a two block walk to town. Room 7 on the third floor has an amazing view of the harbor. Topside is rated #1, and deservedly so.
4.8 on September 17, 2013
Only stayed one night, but wish it could have been longer!
4.8 on September 13, 2013
This is our sixth stay at Topside Inn. Each time we come, we think it can't get any better but it does! Scott and Holly
4.4 on September 02, 2013
This was our first time back in 5 years and it was just as good as we remembered, with some smart upgrades. Room #14 is still the best: corner top level room with perfect views of the harbor. The room felt fresher, and we loved the addition of the charging station/shelf - every hotel room should have this! The main house mini renovation is also smart, with the main desk office at the back so people can walk directly to it from the parking lot. They also renovated some of the kitchen and dining area, and there is now an outdoor deck with a few pub tables and chairs. The hospitality is still great; Brian is very welcoming and friendly. And breakfast is top notch, no need to go in to town when you have have a great meal here: great coffee, granola, fresh fruit, and yummy hot meals (sweet potato waffles with sausage? Yes please). They also have wifi now, didn't work in our room but worked very well in the main house. I was actually fine with it not working in our room, made me disconnect for a bit and just enjoy the view.
5 on August 30, 2013
Its a very lovely and peaceful place to relax and enjoy the secenery and the wonderful breakfasts they prepare every morning its a wonderful surpise what will be on your plate. The house made granola is the best they should market it. I would recommend it to everyone who is going to maine to stop at boothbay and stay there
4.8 on August 21, 2013
My husband and I just spent a relaxing two nights at the Topside Inn. It was a wonderful stay.The room was comfortable and everything was immaculate. Breakfast, prepared by Ed was so special and such a nice presentation. We would highly recommend this property.
5 on August 19, 2013
Great place to stay. The meals are wonderful, and Brian and Ed are great hosts. The gave us wonderful insite on the must sees in BoothBay and we were not disappointed. Highly Recommend
5 on August 13, 2013
This inn will exceed all you expectations! Extremely well appointed in a quiet manner.... Reading glasses nestled in basket by magazines, blankets rolled by the rocking chairs for cooler nights, basket of sun tan lotion if the need arises. The innkeepers have embraced of comfort and care. The breakfast is sumptuous and the decor is quietly inviting. You will remember your stay here for years to come.
5 on August 11, 2013
My wife and I went to our first bed and breakfast for our 30th anniversary. The stay exceeded our expectations! The breakfast was top of the line, the place was spotless. Brian and Ed thought of everything. From the suntan lotion,bug spray and blankets on the porch to the umbrellas in case of rain. We will definitely go back!!
4.0 on August 07, 2013
Where to begin? Exceptional view, wonderful innkeepers, terrific breakfasts (the homemade granola is a must try), spotless accommodations. If your travels take you to Boothbay Harbor THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY.
4.4 on August 06, 2013
Lovely place, convenient location and gorgeous view.
5 on August 02, 2013
Warm welcome from Brian and Ed. Spotless room with marvelous view of the harbor. Ed and Brian have seemingly thought of everything. Their recommendations were spot on. Ed's breakfasts were great: rich locally brewed coffee, home made granola and fresh fruit, and an innovative hot entree. Everything you would want in a B&B and more. We will return soon.
5 on July 31, 2013
I have spent many an evening in a Bed and Breakfast without ever feeling at home . . . but not in Boothbay Harbor. The Topside Inn is truly my best bed and breakfast experience . . . Not only did I stay in a number of different rooms, I was absolutely delighted to see that while each had its' own decor and personality, all were equally clean, well maintained and stocked with all that was promised. And that VIEW . . . you cannot escape it, no matter where you look and each view just a bit different than the next. As to the food . . . delightful! Packed at breakfast . . . everyone scrambling to be seated for the morning's delightful presentation. Served with a wondrous visual that is only surpassed by how good everything tastes. Perfection! The Innkeepers . . . Brian and Ed were like family within minutes . . . nothing but smiles and an "at your service" attitude that extended to all hours and no doubt, all manner of issues (although, no issues ever arose to test my theory). The grounds, rooms, views, food and all that makes the Topside Inn that truly special home away from home in Maine are without parallel . . . When the place you hang your hat while visiting a special place, becomes a significant part of what makes your visit that much more remarkable, then you know you have arrived. And The Topside Inn . . . perfect!
5 on July 29, 2013
We couldn't have picked a nicer place! Brian and Ed were so accommodating. The attention to detail was amazing. They thought of everything! The Inn is in a perfect location--within walking distance to everything you could want. We will definitely come back to the Topside Inn!
4.8 on July 28, 2013
The view, stunning. The innkeepers amazing. The breakfast scrumptious and plentiful. But what really makes the Topside Inn is the incredible attention to the smallest detail. Things you don't ever realize you'd like to have are there. Wine glasses, a wealth of wine openers, ice buckets, not just for the room but to chill champagne or a good white wine. Snacks, cocktail shakers, books, wifi, abundant outlets to plug into without having to search, comfortable chairs both in the rooms and in the common areas. Books and magazines throughout, a myriad of bug sprays, blankets, and lawn games, and yes, for the rainy days, umbrellas to help you stay a little dry on the walk to town (yes, they are located within walking distance to almost anything you'd want to see). Brian and Ed are also such amazing hosts that they never hover but seemingly show up just when you need a hand or have a question. I cannot say enough good things about the Topside Inn. The only downside to me, and believe me it's small, is the walk back UP the hill from town...the last 2/10 of a mile are up a grade that would make a San Francisco resident blush, on the other hand, walking off a great meal makes even those excesses seem ok.
5 on July 27, 2013
Everything about the Inn and our experience there was perfect from the service, the rooms, the views to die for from the bedroom, the great cross breezes and the incredible breakfasts. There is nothing you could want that isn't already there waiting for your use and enjoyment. I can't imagine a better experience unless it was a longer stay. So glad this was the last stop on our journey as no other even compared.
4.0 on July 23, 2013
Wonderful place to stay. I will be go back next year! Wonderful rooms, views, breakfast and Innkeepers. Brian ans Ed are very accommodating. Ed makes a seriously delicious breakfast and Brian even printed our airline boarding passes. Very nice people. Kevin K.
4.2 on July 20, 2013
My husband and I needed a peaceful place to get away and truly relax. Topside was the perfect place. The room was so clean it felt like the first time anyone had used it. The landscape was beautiful and had quiet and private places outside to sit and enjoy the beauty. Brian was so welcoming we almost felt like we were coming home, There were snacks and fresh cookies available as well as glasses and dishes for personal use. The breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented. It was a short walk into the cute town where you can find cute shops and good restaurants. For us it was a perfect get away.
5 on July 17, 2013
This is the perfect Maine in. Great breakfast, immaculate grounds and rooms, and a view the can't be beat. A short stroll down the hill brings you to the docks, shops, and restaurants. The inn keepers were very accommodating but not smothering. I can't wait to return to Topside.
4.6 on July 14, 2013
Just stayed at Topside Inn to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed everything about this location. You are treated special from the moment you arrive. The location is just a short walk from downtown. The accommodations are clean and wonderfully decorated. The food was delicious. They pay attention to every detail. Brian was always available to answer any questions or recommendations about the local area. No need to look at any place else to stay. Topside Inn is the best! Thank you Brian and Ed for your efforts to make everyone who comes to stay feel welcome.
5 on July 13, 2013
Fantastic view and perfect location. Very short walking distance to town. Located on a short hill away from the hustle and bustle of town! Entire room was very clean. Linens were exceptionally clean ... felt like we were in our own home. The lemon pancakes at breakfast were delicious! Several flavors of coffee and goodies always available. Would love to live there permanently. A neighbor recommended Topside and I'll be recommending Topside to everyone I know! Thank you so much for the fantastic time.
5 on July 10, 2013
Fantastic Place. Wonderful Views. Great Hosts. Superb Breakfasts.
4.6 on July 10, 2013
This was our first experience in a Bed/Breakfast. The Inn was well located with ample parking. The proprietors were warm and helpful. The room was "beachy" decorated and clean. You could almost feel the the old world charm with fishing boats returning from the sea. Breakfast and the other amenities were great.I would not hesitate to return on my next trip to Boothbay Harbor. This was a excellent place to relax and watch the world go by!
5 on July 08, 2013
Ed and Brain (innkeepers) operate as a very professional BB with a Personal Touch. The food was outstanding, the rooms very clean, the location to within walking distance excellent, and the service was commendable. My wife and I have been to many BB's and this was by far our best experience. Cant wait to go back.
4.8 on July 05, 2013
My daughter and I just recently made our first visit to Boothbay Harbor, and we were very excited. We had found the Topside Inn on the internet, and it looked so lovely, we decided it was just what we were looking for. The only bad thing was the weather, which continued from drizzle, to downpour, to heavy fog from pretty much from the moment we arrived. Nevertheless, we had a lovely stay and that was in good part to the gentlemen at the Topside. The place was beautiful and even if we couldn't sit on the terrace to enjoy our wine our coffee, we did manage to get cozy in front of the fireplace with our books! The staff was always gracious and anxious to help out, and after we returned soaked and wet from kayaking in the rain, the complimentary coffee and cookies tasted like heaven. Not to mention the shower! (Our bathroom had been described as "modest", which it was, but it was SPOTLESS and since there was abundant hot water, it was pretty much perfect.) The location of this place was great, so we did a lot of walking after the delicious breakfasts served by the staff, another one of the pluses of staying at the Topside. Anyway, thanks to the staff and their lovely inn, we had a lovely time, despite the rain, and would love to come and stay again - this time when it's sunny! MG from Westford MA
5 on July 02, 2013
We just finished up a 2 night stay at the Topside. Check-in took less than 5 minutes and check out was even faster. In between, we got tips on where to go and what to do. We had cookies and snacks available throughout the day, and in the mornings we had fantastic breakfasts. The location of this B&B is probably the most ideal in town. It's on top of a hill overlooking the bay, very close to the piers but on a very quiet road. The rooms were quiet and comfortable and we had a nice porch that we sat on in the mornings with our coffee. If we return to Boothbay, this in the only place we'll stay.
5 on June 24, 2013
Our stay was mid June 2013. Brian and Ed are fantastic hosts. They are extremely knowledgeable with regard to the surrounding areas and what to do. The rooms were well kept, nice and clean. The breakfast was superb; we had something different every morning that was fabulous! We will be booking another stay with them. It was everything we hoped for and more!
4.8 on June 21, 2013
This charming inn and two annexes are a great choice to stay in Boothbay Harbor. Stylish furnishings, extremely clean, beautiful gardens with views of the harbor, short walk to town. Delicious breakfast. Only about 10 minutes or so drive to the fabulous Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. They only serve breakfast.
5 on June 20, 2013
Brian and Ed are wonderful hosts. They have put a lot of love into their B&B and it shows. Room 6 was beautiful and immaculately clean.The room had cross ventilation and there was a sea breeze through the windows.The view from our room and the sitting area just outside it was unbeatable. The Inn is located in a quiet location 1 block off the main street.The food was great.I can't think of any area that was less than top notch. I recommend The Topside to anyone visiting the area.
5 on June 14, 2013
A genuine family atmosphere for adults. Sit in the common room and listen to the gasps of astonishment as arriving guests see the Inn for the first time. I have seen people standing on the deck transfixed on the harbor muttering over and over 'the color'. Brian and Ed are the true draws as they just make you feel so relaxed. Must be experienced.
5 on March 28, 2013
We had a great week-long stay at this Inn. The location was perfect: away from the hustle and bustle of "downtown" Boothbay yet within easy walking distance of its resturants and amenities. It is overlooking the bay, surrounded by a well-tended garden, and its rooms are very tastefully decorated. Most importantly the two hosts made our stay all the more wonderful. They were attentive and helpful to their guests and ran things very smoothly. And every morning they served the most delicious breakfasts!
5 on February 15, 2013
The Topside Inn is a great place to go to get away from it all! Aftera few days we were totally relaxed. Great food, great accommodations and great hosts!
5 on October 17, 2012
Brian and Ed are awesome. I felt so at home. They thought of everything from umbrellas at the front door, to blankets, suntan lotion, and bug spray on the porch, and a dish of chocolates in the foyer always full. My favorite was the pantry with its coffee, juice, homemade granola, baked goods with jams and jellies, etc. And Brian cooked a different delicious breakfast every morning. YUM! We will definitely return.
5 on October 14, 2012
Second visit in 6 months. Brian and Ed are top, notch inn keepers - more like family. Ed whips up the most delicious breakfasts and can only imagine what he will do in the new kitchen being renovated while they relax in Florida. They are a great team and on top of everything to make your stay a wonderful experience. Thanks again, guys, had a great time. Mary
5 on October 13, 2012
Fantastic views, friendly host, and wonder granola. Looking forward to an annual visit
4.8 on October 10, 2012
We started the first days of our married life together honeymooning at the Topside Inn. This place had everything we wanted: breathtaking views from our 2nd floor bedroom, scrumptious sweet and savory breakfasts by Ed, fantastic recommendations on dining and daytrips from Brian, and a cozy lounging area with a fireplace. It was a perfect spot to visit in late September. We will be back to Topside!
5 on October 10, 2012
Another wonderful stay at this beautiful Inn. Cannot wait to return again next fall!
4.6 on October 10, 2012
Brian and Ed know how to treat their guest! What a unique and pleasant experience. Beautiful B&B with a fabulous breakfast - and the best homemade granola I have ever had (thank you for sharing your recipe). I truly hope to return some day. In the meantime, I will recommend Topside Inn to anyone I know who plans to visit Maine. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
5 on October 07, 2012
Thank you guys for a wonderful stay. The room was beautifully decorated and very comfortabe. The breakfast was delicious! The view (once the fog lifted) was simply breathtaking. We greatly enjoyed our time in your lovely inn.
5 on September 24, 2012
The innkeepers have created such a comfortable setting that we felt like we were at home. The view from the front lawn is spectacular! The unique flavors from the kitchen were a treat...gingerbread waffles and delicious homemade granola.
3.8 on September 18, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners are friendly and helpful, the breakfast was delicious (love the homemade granola!), and the setting was perfect. The bathroom could have been a tiny bit cleaner (in the corners), but it was really not a big deal. Overall, the inn was clean and inviting. We would love to go back!
5 on September 16, 2012
We just stayed at Topside for three nights, and it was perfect in every way. It felt very welcoming, but also like we had our privacy when we wanted it. The view from the property is beautiful, and I wish I could have had an extra day just to sit in one of the adirondack chairs on the front lawn and look out over the harbor. Brian & Ed were so friendly and seem to have thought of everything, from the blankets and bug spray if you'd like to sit outside,to the snacks/freshly baked cookies available every day to the flashlights provided in each room. Breakfast itself was delicious—some of the best breakfasts I've had anywhere (chocolate raspberry french toast, pesto eggs, sweet potato waffles...each one somehow more delicious than the last). Another big draw for us was the fact that Topside, with its simple decor and muted shades of blue, gray & cream, looks like a lovely & tastefully decorated home that you might find in the pages of Martha Stewart Living, not a giant display case for every victorian cherub figurine and every scrap of Laura Ashley wall paper ever created. We would absolutely stay here again without a second thought.
4.4 on September 16, 2012
We had a wonderful stay! We would definitely recommend Topside Inn to friends and family!
5 on September 14, 2012
My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Topside. I knew it from when I was a child and what a wonderful surprise to come back and find it to be OUTSTANDING! Its still the highest point in the little village of Boothbay which makes it removed from residual noise as you view the spectacular harbor. The guest rooms are immaculate and the attention to detail is beyond expectations. The hosts, Brian and Ed are the best...so friendly, very knowledgable and ALWAYS there to help. Ed is behind the fabulous gourmet breakfasts and baked goods and really outdoes himself. Brian is always ready for a friendly chat and helpful info. Thanks, guys for a fabulous stay...your INN is excellent and we can't wait to come back!
5 on September 14, 2012
This was the grand finale of our 8 days in Maine and we picked the right place in Topside. It lives up to its portrayal on their web site, very beautiful and spacious. The breakfasts were gourmet outstanding, classic dishes with a striking twist, yuim. Ed and Brian are so conscientious and leave no ends loose. We will go back next year.
4.8 on September 03, 2012
Innkeepers Brian and Ed go to great lengths to make sure their guest are comfortable and provided all they need. Food is wonderful and snacks are there all day and night- something yu rarely get these days. The view is breathtaking, the surroundings peaceful, yet a 2 minute walk to the cneter of Boothbay Harbor. Just a delight
4.4 on August 24, 2012
Totally enjoyable stay at Topside. It is clean, comfortable, and lovely. The view is outstanding. The breakfasts were delicious and the fresh cookies in the afternoon were a welcome treat after a day trip. The innkeepers are friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. I highly recommend this B&B.
4.4 on August 08, 2012
Just spent one night at the Inn but could easily have spent a week here, rooms were well maintained and the hosts were wonderful. Breakfast delicious!
4.6 on August 03, 2012
Spectacular venue, wonderful service and CLEAN comfortable rooms. The view from the top of the hill is quiet but also close enough to walk to anywhere. Boothbay is a very nice town and Brian and Ed we very good about making recommendations where to eat and go during the day. Just a great place that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. Nice job guys!!!
4.8 on July 29, 2012
My daughter and I spent a great night at the Topside on our travels south from New Brunswick. Great accommodations, excellent food and service. Looking forward to returning for a longer time. The view from the inns wonderful!!
4.6 on July 20, 2012
Great place to stay in Boothbay Harbor. Delicious breakfasts! Brian and Ed are wonderful.
5 on July 20, 2012
My husband and I had been waiting anxiously for our 3 days at the Topside and were not disappointed. From the delicious breakfast to the spotless and attractive rooms, to the incredible harbor and ocean views, it really felt like heaven on earth. Ed and Brian have elevated the art of hospitality and graciousness and we are spoiled forever! We will be back.
5 on July 18, 2012
I spent five days in early July at the Topside Inn. I found it to be a beautiful home in a perfect location. It overlooks the harbor, and is a short walk into the port for shopping and dining. Brian and Ed are excellent hosts. They had directions available for all the places I wanted to visit. The hot breakfast was different each morning, and was delicious every time. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
4.6 on July 18, 2012
Our stay at Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor was the most relaxing vacation ever! The rooms are light, airy and very clean. The breakfast was fabulous every day. The only thing that could improve the inn is Ed & Brian adding lunch and dinner to the agenda everyday! Martha from Georgia
5 on July 11, 2012
Great place to relax. Brian and Ed were wonderful hosts. Best home made breakfasts every morning. Clean, friendly and being at the top of the hill, wonderful views.
5 on July 08, 2012
Very nice room, great view of the harbor, wonderful breakfast, and relaxing. Room price very reasonable. Brian and Ed are warm and welcoming. We hope to return one day soon. Boothbay is a great place to visit!
4.8 on July 06, 2012
I have stayed at B&B's all over the U.S. and Belgium and this is one of the best I've encountered. Brian and Ed are excellent hosts and try to accommodate all travelers.
5 on June 29, 2012
I could sum our review of Brian and Ed's place as two words... "Stay Here". But I won't. I'll expand a bit and say that if we could be fortunate enough to be neighbors with the innkeepers it would be a blessing. They're great people and darn sure know how to run a BnB. Breakfast does not get better; you might get different, you might get odd, you might get gold flakes in your corn flakes - but you won't get better than Ed's cooking. Thanks, guys, for a wonderful stay. Unfortunately we can't be of any help by providing tips on what could be done better, because there's really nothing that could be. Just do what you d0. (oh - and room #9 turned out wonderful).
4.6 on June 20, 2012
Recently we spent two glorious days and. Ights at Topside Inn. We booked this inn based on a BoothBay Harbor resident's recommendation and online reviews. We were not disappointed, and in fact, we wished that we could have stayed longer. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts throughout the United States; Ed and Brian are the most visible hosts that we have ever met. They were always easily accessible and never grew impatient with our multitude of questions and suggestion requests. Their recommendations immediately proved to be honest and accurate. We stayed in Room 1 by the front door with a beautiful view through large picture windows of the manicured lawn, Adirondack chairs, and the bay. It is a very spacious corner room with picture windows on two sides. The room decor is classy, fresh, and contemporary, and there were two large leather chairs and ottomans in the sitting area overlooking the view. The good news about Room 1 is the convenience to the porch, lawn, and public areas. The bad news is that we were ony a few steps away from the home asked cookies and other treats! We were wondering if our location would be noisy, however, all the guests were considerate. We slept with the windows open and never experienced a problem with noise, and the inn was fully booked. The location is great, too, you can literally park your car in the inn's lot and not move it again. It's just a short walk to everything, and the inn is easy to spot because it is definitely "topside." Thank you, Ed and Brian, for a memorable stay!
5 on June 20, 2012
My husband and I stayed three nights at the Topside Inn B&B. It's a great location because it's a minute to downtown Boothbay Harbor, but up on a hill so quiet and peaceful. Brian and Ed have excellent taste and the whole place has a clean nautical Maine feel. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Our bed was a dream... really nice linens and pillows! The breakfast was delicious...a big warm hearty meal with fresh fruit plates and homemade muffins. The place has a great view, and isn't so small that it's too personal - just the right size to get the comfort and quality of a B&B. We did not have one complaint. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the Boothbay Harbor area! (We live in Maine)
5 on June 06, 2012
We had a great time, the owners are very friendly, and helpful. Our stay was very comfortable even though is was raining the whole time. Brian and Ed pay careful attention to the details and had umbrellas just inside the door if we needed one. We loved the view and the walk is just minutes to downtown. Breakfast was wonderful and you must try the homemade granola...delicious!! We are looking forward to going back next year and celebrate our 1st anniversary. We will recommend the Topside Inn to all our family and friends.
4.0 on October 31, 2011
I discovered TOPSIDE INN B&B on the internet and reserved our October weekend stay in late May. Friday and Saturday rates were $195/nightly; Sunday rate was $175 excluding taxes. TOPSIDE INN B&B is at the perfect location at the top of the hill for a great view of the harbor and a quick walk to downtown Boothbay Harbor to shops and restaurants! This is a great place to stay if you have doubts about the B&B experience where you stay in the house. Here you can select from the many rooms in the large main house or in the adjacent "bunkhouse" buildings. We stayed in Room 8 in the "bunkhouse" which is on the lower level, excluded from all the other rooms. We had an enormous deck right outside our room that was very private and exclusively for our use. Room 8 was an extremely clean room with daily maid service, something you rarely find in B&B. A very spacious room with an even more spacious bathroom with double sinks! Very nicely decorated with wicker chairs and a table for 2! A small frig and microwave is also in this room. A hot breakfast was served in the main house each morning between 8am-930am. We loved the blueberry lemon pancakes with turkey sausage! The main house is cozy and comfortable with a fireplace lounge stocked with loads of games, magazines and books to enjoy! Also available for guests are afternoon snacks of cookies and/or crackers. Wine glasses are available for those who BYOW. Loved the Adirondack chairs in the yard - sooooo relaxing!
4.0 on October 24, 2011
A delightful place. Beautiful setting, great room, superb breakfasts with the most delicious homemade granola, need we say more. Brian and Ed are so welcoming, attentive and organised, making for a really restful stay. One of the nicest B&B's we have stayed in anywhere. You would have to go a long way to match the Topside Inn.
4.6 on October 17, 2011
Great setting overlooking the harbor, can watch the sunset, rock on the front porch chairs, and it is an easy stroll into town. First floor room in the main house was huge and comfortable. Breakfast was delightful and the homemade granola with yogurt was excellent. The Inn is sparkling clean, relaxing and delightful. Brian is cordial with helpful suggestions for dining in town and a superb host. Stayed 2 nights in the fall. That's our top choice for Boothbay Harbor, and Boothbay area is a great place to visit. Highly recommended!
4.8 on September 24, 2011
Clean, quiet, beautifully decorated rooms with wonderful beds and great pillows. Breakfast is a culinary delight and no one misses it. Owners are personable, attentive and never in a hurry. The view of the harbor is magnificent and you are just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
5 on September 13, 2011
Beautiful home, perfect location, delicious food... what more could you want. I can't wait to plan my next trip to Maine just so that I can stay there again.
5 on September 12, 2011
One of the most wonderful vacations of our 41 years of marriage. The Inn Keepers Brian and Ed, make you feel at home from the moment you walk in until you leave, ( and leaving is the hard part, you don't want to) the accommodations are fantastic and the breakfasts were wonderful (from the first morning on) from the homemade granola, to the fresh fruit and I can not begin to name all the wonderful main course each day. We will be back and soon. Thanks again Ed and Brian you do it RIGHT. Bob McLain
4.4 on September 10, 2011
This was a lovely place to stay. Beautiful setting, great food, very nice rooms; great decor and a great value. I would definitely return and make the recommendation to friends and family.
4.8 on September 09, 2011
Room 19 is a great room with views, large bathroom, two sinks and the most comfy bed imaginable! It is very private located on the end of the Leeward building.
4.8 on September 06, 2011
Our recent stay at the Topside Inn was wonderful! From the breathtaking views from our room to the lemon blueberry pancakes at breakfast we knew we had made the right choice! Our room was clean and tastefully decorated, and our favorite was the porch where we enjoyed the beautiful breezes & excellent views! We will definitely come back and stay again!
4.8 on September 06, 2011
We just returned from our second stay at the Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. I didn't think they could exceed our expectations....I didn't think that was possible after having spent a night there before and experiencing exquisite food, service and views. After all, how could perfection be topped?? Well, they blew us away. I live in Maine and I do not for one minute, take the beauty of this state for granted...but this Inn is located in such a picture perfect setting that the beauty is just sometimes hard to believe is actually real. The Inn itself is stunningly gorgeous and meticulously maintained. The Inn keepers are friendly and very welcoming and the breakfasts...well, they are just totally outstanding. On this visit we were served scrambled eggs with a pesto-ricotta and sausage patty. Home made granola, delicious and generous portions of fresh fruit and yogurt were available as well as juice and coffee or tea. It probably was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. The rooms that we have had the absolute pleasure to stay in, were both in the main house with views of the bay. The rooms are decorated as you would expect a coastal, Maine Inn to be decorated, in a very classic cottage decor. The Inn is beautifully and tastefully decorated throughout and the rooms are so welcoming, the beds so comfortable and that fresh Maine air SO awesome that one thing I can guarantee is that if you stay here, you will enjoy the best sleep you ever had in your life and awake to probably the best breakfast you'll ever eat. I highly recommend this Inn and I cannot wait to go back.
5 on September 06, 2011
Can i just say, this place is excellent! I cannot believe we didn't pay more for it, the place (even the grounds) are immaculate, our room was spotless and smelled exactly like ocean breeze. We could literally lay in bed and see the ocean. The main house has everything you would need, i mean they even have a basket of blankets and a basket of sunscreen and bug spray sitting on the beautiful farmers porch. They have cookies and snacks out at all times (while they lasted because they were delicious) and they have the most amazing breakfast. This is NOT your typical bed and breakfast, if you want to feel like you're paying to be pampered and receive extravagant services but your actually paying a incredibly reasonable price with beautiful views from everywhere, then please book here! We could only stay one night for a quick birthday celebration for my fiancé and it was not long enough, we will be back! Not to mention it is literally less than a five minute walk to downtown with tons of restaurants and bars and the foot path across the water to the other side of the bay, the town is beautiful and if you want to visit Booth Bay Harbor you will not be disappointed staying here!!!
5 on September 04, 2011
My family just came back from a wonderful trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine and stayed at the Topside Inn. We had a great time! Breakfast was wonderful! Rooms were clean and big. My kids had a wonderful time. Thanks to Ed and Brian. Everyday we had different hot breakfast, apple pan cakes, ...english muffin with scambled eggs, waffles.... Everyone, the host/guest was very nice and friendly. Will come back again!!!
4.6 on September 01, 2011
This was our 4th visit to Boothbay Harbor and our first stay at the Topside Inn. We will never stay anywhere else! Topnotch at the Topside!
3.8 on August 31, 2011
The breakfast and cookies are amazing! Brian and Ed are both very friendly and helpful. And the inn is very comfortable, relaxing and feels like a home away from home.
5 on August 26, 2011
Wonderful stay at the Topside Inn for the second time. Outstanding service and attention from Brian and Ed as well as fabulous breakfasts each morning. The Inn offers ample parking, great rooms, peaceful surroundings perched atop a hill with water views. Convenient to the village, harbor, restaurants and shops-all within walking distance. Highly, highly recommend the Topside Inn. Paul and Anne
4.6 on August 16, 2011
Our room had a gorgeous view of the harbor. The location is just up the hill from downtown so the location makes parking a breeze since spots in town are hard to come by or expensive.
5 on August 15, 2011
We travel to Maine often and each time we are in Boothbay we stay at Topside. Brian and Ed run a flawless establishment. The rooms are great, especially #4, and the gourmet breakfast each morning is a real treat. There is nothing better than relaxing on the porch in a rocker with a good book, and one, or more, of the inn's delecious cookies.
5 on August 15, 2011
I recently returned to Boothbay Harbor after a 22 year absence and I’m not sure why I had stayed away. This charming village in the great state of Maine is a perfect relaxing get-away and the Topside Inn cannot be matched. I travel all over the country (staying in B&Bs) and the quality at this end is perfect. The Inn Keepers (Brian & Ed) are wonderful with the information they assist with (never steering us wrong from places to eat, sight-seeing as well as massages) and the breakfast (including a hot breakfast) was wonderful every morning. Sitting on their hill overlooking the harbor with a cup of coffee and a fresh baked cookie in the afternoon is the way to spend a relaxing vacation. (Okay, I actually had a cocktail in my hand, but that is just as pleasant.) I cannot recommend this place enough (although I’m afraid if I do, it might be completely booked when I try and return).
4.8 on August 14, 2011
We enjoyed the stay tremendously! What a view. Only negative comment would be lack of AC for 90 degree temperatures.
4.4 on August 13, 2011
We left the blazing temps of Central Texas in August for a reprieve in Maine. Boothbay Harbor is a charming, beautiful, friendly place to vacation. The Topside Inn and B&B sits on a hill overlooking the town, with a beautiful view of the water. The room (room #1) we stayed in is the only one located on the first floor of the main house. I was amazed how quiet it was, considering it's directly off the common areas. It was spacious, very comfortable, beautifully decorated and extremely clean. The innkeepers, Ed and Brian, are wonderfully engaging. Ed is the master of the kitchen and whipped up wonderful breakfasts daily.....the apple pancakes were amazing! Brian is the concierge, desk clerk, waiter and "info center". Great guys who obviously love what they do! One of the local shop owners referred to them as "the best tour guides in Boothbay Harbor".....they are. Additionally, the staff at Topside are the happiest, friendliest and most customer-service oriented I have ever experienced in any type of lodging, anywhere. This place is a must-stay and I would highly recommend it and definitely stay here again! Michelle Croft Hutto, Tx
5 on August 08, 2011
Our stay at the Topside was relaxing and fun. Ed's a great cook and Brian knows all the fun places to go. The owners make you feel very welcome - their home is your home. The views to the harbor were spectacular as we rocked on the front porch and the walk to town was quick and easy.
5 on August 06, 2011
We had a wonderful, restful stay at the Topside Inn. Breakfasts - overlooking the water - were delicious. Brian & Ed recommended restaurants -- all were perfect for us! Great attention to details.....bug spray available for guests and fleece blankets for sitting in the rockers on a cool evening...freshly baked cookies every afternoon. What's not to love?! Next time we'll stay a week!
4.0 on August 06, 2011
We found Topside Inn on the internet and we will be coming back again. The view of bay is beautiful from your room. Brian and Ed are incredible hosts who took care of my gluten free needs. The rooms are very clean and well decorated. The breakfasts were so delicious and healthy. Who knew gluten free french toast could taste so good LOL I would recommend an upper level room for the best view :)
5 on August 03, 2011
We appreciated the attention to detail in every way--comfort, cleanliness, decor, landscaping, views.
5 on August 01, 2011
Brian and Ed were wonderful hosts. The rooms are comfortably appointed and super-clean; and the grounds are lovingly and there is a beautiful view of Boothbay Harbor. The breakfasts were delicious with fresh fruit, homemade granola and daily entrees. SUPER ! Frederikssund, DENMARK, EUROPE
5 on July 24, 2011
A beautiful place to stay that really has the views you see on the internet- harbor views from the top of the hill- delicious gourmet breakfast-pottery barn style common areas and themed rooms...all guests are happy b/c we all know we have found a magical place on the coast of maine!
5 on July 22, 2011
Lovely inn, lovely innkeepers, fabulous views. Excellent communication pre-visit; Ed and Brian are charming and always onsite, extremely organized and accommodating in every respect; fabulous breakfasts. We stayed three nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Highest recommendation.
5 on July 21, 2011
Enjoyable trip. Breakfasts were delicious. Clean and comfortable. Brian & Ed were gracious hosts.
4.6 on July 17, 2011
The bed was comfortable the breakfasts were just different enough to make them memorable - and yummy! The Inn Keepers were friendly and helpful
3.8 on July 14, 2011
We were very favorably impressed with every aspect of our two night stay. The accommodations were spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated (although more "hotelish" than some of the more elegantly decorated B&Bs that we've visited), thoughtfully equipped and quite comfortable. The owners and staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The breakfasts were delicious. Walking distance to the harbor. They were quite helpful when we needed to change our reservation dates and although we had to book a different room for each night, the staff moved all of our luggage with no interruption in our plans.
5 on July 12, 2011
I can't recommend this wonderful inn too highly...stylish, spotless decor, delicious breakfasts, very hospitable hosts and staff, and the best harbor view (on a hill above town, but close to everything) in Boothbay.
4.6 on July 12, 2011
We loved everything about this place. The hospitality, the views, the smarly decorated rooms that looked like womthing from Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel, and the proximity to shops and restaurants cannot be beat!
5 on July 12, 2011
This was our 7th visit to Topside.We cannot fault their accomodation and service.From the minute you check in to the minute you leave you are treated with courtesy, the rooms are beautifully decorated and superbly clean,the breakfasts would take a lot to be matched and Brian and Ed are the finest hosts.We now consider them to be our friends rather than just our hosts.You will not be dissappointed. Sylvia and Nigel from the UK
4.2 on June 30, 2011
Excellent hosts/excellent accomodations/excellent location/excellent breakfasts. As a small aside my wife also loved the magnifying/extending mirror in the bathroom.
4.6 on June 30, 2011
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Topside Inn. Brian and Ed were wonderful hosts and helpful in visiting the Boothbay Harbor area. Topside Inn has an incredible view of the harbor and the charming village was within easy walking distance.
5 on June 28, 2011
My husband and I chose Boothbay Harbor for a quiet getaway for our anniversary and the Topside Inn provided a serene and warm environment that met our desires better than we expected! Ed and Brian are terrific hosts, they are polite, helpful yet non intrusive, the inn is immaculate and the breakfasts delicious. We stayed in a corner room with a great view of the harbor. The Topside is at the top of a hill so the view is gorgeous, and we were able to walk to all the restaurants, shops and most entertainment in just a few minutes. We hope to go with friends in the future. We loved it!!
5 on June 27, 2011
My boyfriend and I traveled to Boothbay for a wedding and stayed one night at the Topside Inn. We loved it! My boyfriend and I have done a lot of traveling across the US and stayed in many hotels, ranging from horrific to amazing. We fell in love with the Topside Inn and looking forward to returning. We had a cozy room with a queen size bed. The bathroom was small but provided all the amenities we needed. The ocean breeze is amazing and we never once needed the AC! The downtown area is walkable and so cute! Lots of art galleries and shops. Plus, you can walk to all the bars and restaurants with offer both indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating (love rooftop bars!) And you can't beat the view of Boothbay Harbor!
5 on June 27, 2011
We stayed in the main house in a HUGE room (#4) with fine views in two directions. The innkeepers were friendly/helpful and breakfast was wonderfully fresh & filling. This is a first class operation!! (Our only disappointment -- obviously no fault of the owners -- was the weather so we couldn't sit out on the porch & enjoy the sea air & fantastic view.)
4.0 on June 23, 2011
We stayed last minute at the Topside. We were driving through and just wanted to stay for one night. I had looked at the inn on a few different sites that had recommended it but did not make reservations. The restaurant we ate at that afternoon also recommended it - and we were lucky enough to get a room. The main inn is beautiful and clean.......... The inn keepers Brian and Ed were friendly and accommodating. They had everything there for you...from wine glasses to snacks etc.. very nice. The breakfast was also a cut above most we have had. A nice selection of different items to choose from and in addition, a hot breakfast special made for you when came in..not ahead of time. The room we stayed in had an okay view, to many trees that obstructed view. But it wasn't an issue, you just had to walk out front and sit in the lounge chairs in the yard or on the main house porch to take in a fabulous view. The room was one of the cleanest I've stayed in. Even the corners were clean. I am somewhat picky about cleanliness...this was really clean including the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable, didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. There was only one issue with this room..thin walls, you can hear... from the rooms next to you. But don't let that stop you. The Innkeepers and accommodations are first rate. Would definitely stay there again
4.4 on June 12, 2011
Great views and central location! Boothbay shops and harbor are an easy walk. Brian and Ed are outstanding hosts.
5 on June 11, 2011
Lovely views, excellent hosts, exceedingly clean, walk to town, beautiful town and surroundings and the breakfasts just wonderful
4.0 on May 23, 2011
We were overjoyed on our stay at the Topside Inn. Brian & Ed know how to treat guests and make them feel at home. The cleanliness and detail to everything perfect was wonderfuly accommadating, and the breakfasts were to die for. We look forward to coming back.
5 on May 19, 2011
Very neat, clean and well organized. All the rooms are bright and cozy. Innkeepers are friendly, helpful and make you feel at home. Breakfast is delicious especially the granola and the lemon blueberry pancakes. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping.
5 on October 26, 2010
the room was clean, comfortable and charming, as was the entire inn. The hosts amicable, knowledgable and felt like good friends.
4.6 on October 26, 2010
Topside Inn was the last stop of our honeymoon and we loved it! We had the best view of the Boothbay Harbor fireworks on the 4th of July! The room was nice enough, we had one of the economy rooms not in the main house. It did get a little warm without air conditioning but we were there during a heat wave. We really enjoyed breakfast every morning and our hosts were very congenial. This Inn really had the best view of the harbor!
4.8 on October 18, 2010
Our stay was 100% perfect from start to finish. No complaints whatsoever! Only problem is that we were only able to spend 1 night. Our next visit will surely be longer.
5 on October 11, 2010
Really nice place to stay with a friendly welcome from Brian and Ed. Attention to detail made a perfect stay with breakfast to die for.
5 on October 09, 2010
This B&B was exactly as advertised: it was a serene hilltop oasis that provided friendly service and unique rooms. It was our favorite B&B during our 18-day travels throughout New England. The breakfast of "green eggs and ham" was delicious, and we thoroughly enoyed the views from the porch and hilltop.
5 on October 08, 2010
We found the Inn to be wonderful in all respests.The Inn Keepers are truly great! We look forward to a speedy return.
4.4 on September 27, 2010
The inn was comfortable, the rooms were very nice, and the views were incredible. The owners were friendly and very accomodating, and the inn was exactly as it is advertised. We had a wonderful time at Topside Inn.
4.8 on September 20, 2010
Amazong view of the Bay - remarkable value - gracious hosts - wonderful breakfast - very romantic - can hardly wait to return!!
4.0 on September 19, 2010
Brian and Ed are the perfect hosts. Our room was wonderful and the bed dreamy and extremely comfortable. You can see all the hard work that goes into maintaining this B&B. The breakfasts were fantastic with a surprise each morning. Topside is in a perfect location and has a wonderful peaceful view.
4.2 on September 17, 2010
We stayed here on 9-14-10 and loved the Topside Inn!! View is fantastic and Brian was so helpful and friendly. Great place to stay in Boothbay Harbor. We highly recommend it!! "Betsy and Stuart, Fayetteville, NC
5 on September 17, 2010
Great location and view, wonderful hosts, beautiful home, spotless rooms--what more could anyone ask for!! The only place to stay in Boothbay Harbor.
5 on September 03, 2010
Pleasant, welcoming innkeepers, property maintained very well and exceptional view. Breakfast is something to look forward to - tasty and healthy. Walking distance to harbor area shops and restaurants. 2nd visit. Will be back.
4.0 on August 19, 2010
We loved the excellent breakfast, beautiful view, and the fantastic help we received from our hosts for things to do and places to eat!
4.4 on August 17, 2010
Breakfast could almost be the Hi-lite of my day. Not continental. Very helpful staff. Love the air quality, the walking, shopping, restaurants and nearby activities. All right on the coast. Couldn't ask for a better place to have fun and relax. CJ
4.4 on August 16, 2010
We've happily returned three times. Peaceful hilltop location overlooking and within walking distance of village. Excellent, generous breakfast. Absolutely spotless everywhere. Perfect hosts. Lots of reading materials but who needs that with such splendid ocean views.
4.0 on August 16, 2010
Second time visiting, and as the last time a perfect stay!, Brian and Ed are great hosts, always there when you need them, but never in the way. The Topside Inn has now become our favorite stop in Maine, can't wait until next time! Frank & Susan N
4.4 on August 16, 2010
I would highly recommend the Topside Inn. Its a great location with water views and lots of places to sit and enjoy the surroundings! Very peaceful. Brian and Ed do everything to make your stay perfect; great breakfasts and lots of helpful tips to enjoy BBH.
5 on August 11, 2010
We went back for our second stay at Topside Inn in June. It was so nice to see how the inn has changed (newly remodeled living room, for example) yet still retain the charm and character that make it such a delightful place to stay. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. This will sound silly, but I particularly enjoyed the fabulous selection of NEW magazines in each room - lifestyle, food, decor, etc. As a busy mom, I rarely get time to read; it was truly a pleasure to go through each and every magazine in our room in the downtimes between sightseeing and meals. Speaking of meals, Ed's breakfasts continue to delight (gingerbread waffles!) and the recently opened tapas restaurant, The Bistro, was the perfect place for drinks and dinner. Thanks, Brian and Ed... we'll be back! The Bessers
5 on August 09, 2010
I stayed at Topside many years ago with my husband, but was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful changes made by the new owners. My daughter and I wanted a quiet place to stay after seeing the sights, and this was definitely the place. Beautiful seascapes, gardens and lodging. Absolutely loved all the pillows on the beds and special touches in the room. The relaxed atmosphere throughout the day started at breakfast. Good, healthy, specially prepared food from start to finish...came home with an awesome recipe for their granola! I hope to make this an annual getaway weekend with my daughter, who loved her mini-vacation. Thank you Brian and Ed!
4.4 on August 04, 2010
The innkeepers at the Topside Inn were very helpful during our stay in Boothbay Harbor. Very friendly and great service along with great recommendations for dining and activities. Breakfast at the inn was very good as well. Great location with wonderful views of the harbor - the place to stay if travelling to Boothbay Harbor, IMO. Would definitely make a return trip to Topside.
4.6 on August 02, 2010
The Topside Inn is the perfect location for a stay in Boothbay Harbor. It is a short walk to the commercial part of this charming harbor town but sits up on a hill so that one feels completely removed from the bustle of town. It has an amazing view of the harbor and the accomodations are very comfortable. The owners are extremely flexible and accommodating the breakfasts are terrific - best homemade Granola I have ever tasted. There are many inns in Boothbay but in my many walks around town, I did not see another option that was more inviting. It was superb!
5 on August 02, 2010
Amazing views, beautiful B&B, awesome breakfast, beautiful decor, they thought of everything!!! We've been to a lot of B&B's, and this would definitely be one of our TOP THREE.
5 on July 29, 2010
We just returned from a three night stay at the Topside Inn, Boothbay Harbor ME. Everything about the Inn was wonderful from the view, to the hospitality of Brian and Ed. We highly recommend both the Inn and the mid-Maine coast. We plan to return next summer for a longer stay. The breakfasts are outrageous, especially the lemon blueberry pancakes are to die for. This is not your Grandmother’s country inn.
5 on July 25, 2010
We had a wonderful stay and the best location ! The Topside is beautiful - Brian and Ed's attention to detail shows in everything they do from the beautiful gardens, great breakfasts to the cleanness of the rooms.
4.0 on July 24, 2010
I was disappointed that we were only able to stay one night. The room was quite comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed the spectacular view on the porch overlooking the bay while having a glass of wine. Location was great - easy walk to town. I'd love to go back and stay longer.
4.4 on July 22, 2010
We celebrated our 15th year anniversary in the Boothbay Harbor area. The Topside Inn is a great place. The rooms are spacious and modern. The breakfast was tasty, light and filling. Brian and Ed are gracious hosts. The staff is personable and friendly. It was like staying at a family friends home instead of a hotel. Definitely will be back.
5 on July 18, 2010
This is an outstanding place to stay. Brian and Ed are warm, welcoming hosts and have perfected the art of operating a B & B. The breakfasts are delicious with lots of choices. Fresh baked cookies await you after a long day of sightseeing. The rooms are spacious, clean and have a microwave (for warming those cookies) and frig. We can't wait to go back!
4.8 on July 15, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Topside Inn - it exceeded all our expectations. It is a beautiful place with a wonderful view atop the tallest hill in Boothbay Harbor. Brian and Ed have gone all out on the "little things" that make such a difference - beautiful presentation of food (as well as being excellent in taste!), lap throws in a basket on the front porch in case it's chilly, wine glasses, etc. available to use at your convenience, beautiful landscaping, great hospitality by very interesting hosts and on and on. We were very pleased with our stay there and highly recommend it. I can honestly say I did not see another place in Boothbay Harbor that I would have preferred - I think it's the best place in town!
5 on July 10, 2010
Our room at the Topside was lovely, quiet, and had wonderful views. The breakfasts were delicious, especially the eggs benedict. Ed and Brian are the perfect hosts. This was the nicest B&B we have ever enjoyed.
4.8 on July 08, 2010
An incredibly lovely spot with gracious and attentive owners/innkeepers. The views are gorgeous. There is no better spot for a relaxing stay.
4.8 on July 08, 2010
The Topside Inn is perfection in every way. Brian and Ed are the perfect hosts, the rooms are beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. Set upon the highest hill in downtown Boothbay, it affords an outstanding view of the ocean as well as an overlook of the town. The grounds, gardens and exterior of the main house are as impeccable as the inside. I would never stay anywhere else.
3.8 on July 07, 2010
Friendly, courteous service in an immaculate inn.
5 on July 06, 2010
Always a pleasure staying at Topside -- incredible view, very relaxing yet within 5 minutes walk to downtown shops, restaurants, etc.
5 on July 04, 2010
We have been staying at the inn for a few days every summer for the last four years. The owners are warm and friendly. The site is one of the most beautiful of the harbor. The wide veranda with rocking chairs makes a great reading and relaxing spot. If you want more action, you are within walking distance to most of the shops and restaurants in town. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Ed makes a fabulous complimentary breakfast each morning and the homemade granola is the best. Truly, Topside Inn is a major highlight of our time in Maine!
5 on July 03, 2010
I hope heaven is like this... Checkout was at 11:00 am - we checked out at 10:57 - we were ready to leave at 10:00 but hung out on the deck admiring the view - which is fabulous.. We left, knowing we would be back. This is a fabulous spot for couples but also a great spot for a mother-daughter trip. Lots of craft stores to explore and sailing on schooners would be fun - unfortunately the weather did not co-operate so we didn't get to go sailing when we were there which is why we have to return. We were so relaxed - sitting out on the deck, daughter reading a book, I - sipping on wine, playing online poker - yes free wi-fi. and Breakfast - oh my - oh my - we stayed two nights - first morning breakfast was banana flambé french toast - you have no idea - it was the most glorious breakfast I have ever had. Next morning - tiny orange pineapple muffins that melted in your mouth - and a fabulous quiche. Now daughter (fussy) did not like this fancy cuisine - gawd - but she loved the fresh fruit bowls done up all fancy, homemade granola, yogurt and toast. Coffee was soooooooooo good.... Ed is responsible for all this fabulous food and Brian I believe is the details guy. The inn was all booked up for Windjammer days but everyone was well looked after by these 2 fabulous hosts. The place oozes of relaxation, style and cosiness. We met so many fabulous people from all over.
5 on June 22, 2010
Breathtaking views, beautiful food and ammenities, easy walk to town. Exceptional!!!!
4.4 on June 21, 2010
It is refreshing to arrive and feel instantly welcome and at home. We elected to stay in one of the two motel like buildings and were happy with the view and accommodations in every way. The room was "beach-cottage" and clean clean clean. The Inn Keeper Brian provided the wife and myself with good advice for dining and sightseeing ideas. The Inn is high on a hill just above the harbor and shopping areas and receives ample breezes to keep cool as there is no air conditioning to interfere with the natural feel of the grounds. There is nothing better than a genuine Maine sea breeze to make you sleep like a child.
5 on April 07, 2010
This B&B was amazing. There was attention to detail in every aspect of the Inn. The rooms, view, meals and hospitality were wonderful.
5 on November 05, 2009
Have stayed here on multiple occasions. Each time Brian and Ed have made everyone feel at home, providing an environment to promote relaxation. The breakfast alone is worth the stay, but the very clean rooms, available amenities and the feeling that everything has been taken care of make a stay so enjoyable. JAVO Flat Rock, NC
4.6 on October 23, 2009
Incredibly clean, awesome view and great value. This is a prime location on a quite street within walking distance of everything in Boothbay Harbor. For what you would spend at a chain you could enjoy the quaintness of being home. We had not stayed at an Inn before and were a little apprehensive. From our entry this felt like being in our own home.
5 on September 28, 2009
Excellent views, excellent service, very well taken care of. Well worth the price. Innkeepers make you feel right at home.
5 on September 28, 2009
The Topside Inn is one of the most lovely places my husband and I have ever stayed. The location is gorgeous with sea and harbour views all around and just a hop to the wonderful restaurants and shops of Boothbay Harbor. However what makes the Inn truly remarkable is the warm welcome and fabulous ambiance created by Brian and Ed. The Inn is impectable, yet very comfortable with lots of cozy spots to relax; the rooms are beautiful, very nicely appointed, extremely comfortable beds and spotlessly maintained; and the breakfast they serve is second to none. My husband is a big breakfast guy and he is not that easy to please. He was thrilled with the breakfast we were served each day - fit for the king that he thinks he is! The homemade granola is to die for. You are served on a lovely sun porch and they keep fresh coffee, tea and snacks on all day. We can't wait to go back.
5 on September 26, 2009
My husband and I got married in Boothbay last month, and our entire wedding party and family just about "took over" the Topside Inn. We could not have been happier with our decision! The location is stunning, the rooms are bright and clean, and the service is impeccable. And, what could be better than Ed's homemade granola and homemade lemon blueberry pancakes on the morning of your wedding?! Our stay at the Topside Inn was just perfect, and it made our wedding weekend that much more special. It is exciting to think that we will be able to go back to the Topside Inn for years to come and relive our happy memories!
4.8 on September 21, 2009
Ed and Brian are friendly, hospitable and superb innkeepers. The rooms are very comfortable, the setting is to die for and the full breakfasts arevoutstanding tho I couldn't get any recipes out of Ed. WE'll just have to return. Thanks formaking our stay so memorable.
5 on September 20, 2009
A very comfortable, relaxing B&B. This is head & shoulders above other locations visited for lodging, breakfast, reading area, scenic locations. It's on the calendar for visits Spring & Fall for the Botanical gardens, costal towns,& Maine & Nat. parks Park.
5 on September 08, 2009
What a wonderful place. Our arrival was earlier than anticipated therefore we took advantage of parking at the Inn and walking to town which is 5 minutes from the Inn. We were greeted by Brian whom was so cordial, and also told us our room would be ready by 12:00, which was not expected. The grounds and the interoir of the Inn were immaculate. At noon we checked in and were given a tour and shown the ammenities of the Inn all which were much beyond my expectations. From the smell of the fresh linen from my afternoon power nap to the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies after my nap to the morning breakfast which included fresh coffee, juice, fresh cut fruit, muffins, toast, granola (yum) & yogart, to the apple pancakes & sausage I can only say wow!!!! The only complaint I have is our one night stay was to short and I can't wait to come back.
5 on August 28, 2009
I have stayed in countless bed and breakfasts in the U.S. and abroad and this is one of the very best!!! The location is unbeatable - atop a hill and quiet with gorgeous views but just a few steps from shopping and restaurants. Brian and Ed, the owners, are warm, friendly, and helpful but never intrusive. The food is creative and outstanding!!! The inn is immaculate and decorated in quiet and elegant good taste. Plenty of wonderful books to read and spacious grounds. This is a gem! I look forward to going back every year .
5 on August 22, 2009
My wife and I stay here each time we come to Boothbay Harbor. I cannot say enough about the property. We have stayed in both the main house and the annex and both are great though we prefer room 1 in the house. Breakfast is superb and the innkeepers could not be more accommodating.
5 on August 20, 2009
Beautiful spot. Wonderful hosts. Fabulous breakfast and late afternoon cookies. Immaculate.
4.2 on August 13, 2009
Really attentive service, restaurant quality breakfast, on a hill not a 5 min walk from downtown so convenient to town but yet somewhat removed . I hope I'll visit again soon. (7/09 review)
4.8 on July 30, 2009
The hospitality, service, food, and ambiance of the Topside Inn joined to make the perfect setting to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary! We will hold memories of our stay very close to our hearts for the next 45 years, at least! Margie and Dan Louney, Bedford, NH
4.8 on July 30, 2009
The Topside Inn has what it takes to make your visit to Maine complete: excellent views, immaculate rooms and hosts that make you feel at home. Breakfasts are not to be missed. We highly recommend it!
4.8 on July 29, 2009
This was our second anniversery, both spent at the Topside, That should tell you a lot, Excellent service and ambience. Great location. The window seat in #6 is perfect - thanks Brian and Ed! See you next year, if not before then.
4.2 on July 16, 2009
By far, the cleanest Inn I've experienced to date with exceptional focus on details which made our stay restful, enjoyable, and fun. The view is out of this world from the lawn and rooms. Location is walking distance to many great restaurants. In my opinion, it was worth the rates advertised and very fair. The little touches, from blankets in baskets by rocking chairs on the porch, to binoculars handy to view the ocean, to cookies in the kitchenette to enjoy fresh at any time, made me not want to leave. Also, very close to a wonderful botanical garden - Coastal Maine Botanical Garden on Barter's Island Rd, make it part of your stay!
4.6 on July 09, 2009
The Topside Inn was a fabulous stay during a recent trip to Maine. The whole inn from living area to dining area to the individual room was impeccable clean and extremely comfortable. Brian and Ed were more than willing to help us find out way around the area and recommend dining choices. The whole place was warm and inviting and I would not hesitate to stay here again in the future.
4.8 on July 07, 2009
Topside Inn is a beautiful place with an amazing view! The innkeepers do an outstanding job and make you feel right at home. The food is outstanding and there are many extra special touches!
5 on June 27, 2009
My husband and I stayed at Topside for our 27th wedding anniversary. We're from the west coast and we've stayed in many B & B's, but Topside is hands down our new favorite!! Brian and Ed went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. Our room was clean, beautiful, and had a breathtaking view. The breakfasts were magnificient and there were always snacks and drinks available. This charming inn is perched on a hill and is the perfect spot for a romantic stay. We can't wait to go back!!
5 on May 18, 2009
My husband and I had a brief but wonderful stay at the Topside Inn. We had never stayed at a B&B and The Topside Inn was a fabulous place to have our first experience. Our room was immaculate and the linens were beyond fresh & clean. Ed & Brian were fantastic hosts. What can I say about breakfast? Outstanding!!!! We can't wait to drive up the coast and stay at Topside again - this time we will plan for a longer getaway.
5 on September 10, 2008
It's not often you find home comforts on the road but this B&B is top notch! The inn keepers are so friendly and personable, the atmosphere is so relaxing, the views are spectacular .. I could sit on this front porch for days just gazing at the views! This B&B is a MUST if you are heading to Maine!
4.4 on September 05, 2008
Absolutely wonderful place to stay. Conveniently located and a short 5 min. walk to everything Boothbay Harbor has to offer. On top of it all their breakfasts are wonderful with amazing granola. Highly recommended!!
4.6 on August 31, 2008
The rooms were immaculate, the food delicious, but most of all, Ed & Brian, the innkeepers, were wonderfully gracious hosts. We stayed with our three children, 10 and under, and they loved it too. This is clearly the best place to stay in Boothbay Harbor!
4.6 on August 23, 2008
Went to BBH in Aug '08, stayed at the inn. It was great! We had a party of 22 staying at the inn. Ed and Brian's directions were great. We pulled up on the side of the house and realized we had made a great choice. We then toured the rest of the property and we knew we made the right choice. Weather was not sunny each day but we hung around town and some of us hung around the porch or played games in the main house. Hope we weren't too loud. Each room in the main house was very tastefully decorated. The other two houses were much like you would find in a hotel room, but still very tastefully decorated. The food was delicious and the amount and variety quite satisfying. The inn was just 2 blocks from town and the harbor safe enough for the teens to walk around by themselves. Would definitely go back - with the large group, did not have enough time to just sit back on the porch and relax and soak in all the views.
5 on August 04, 2008
Upon arrival, Ed and Brians hospitality and beautiful accomodations, we were fortunate to be able to -----our stay from one night to two! This was a beautiful location with every detail at the Inn carefully thought through - amazing breakfasts and impeccable clean, lovely gardens and view.
4.0 on July 15, 2008
My husband and I and my sister and her husband recently stayed at Topside Inn for two nights and had a wonderful stay. From the minute we arrived (the Inn’s directions are excellent), we were impressed by the welcome offered to us by Brian and Ed, the Inn itself and its numerous amenities, and the incredible views. We stayed in Room #7 in the Main House; the room was very comfortable with good light, quiet, had great linens and towels, wonderful view, and a clean bathroom with good water pressure. My sister and her husband stayed in Room #14 and it also was very comfortable with a wonderful deck to enjoy a bay view. The common rooms were welcoming, beautifully decorated, and touches such as coffee and tea throughout the day, wonderful homemade cookies in the afternoon, and glasses and a refrigerator for guest use were very thoughtful. Breakfasts were a treat and having the option of several cereals (the homemade granola is excellent), fruit salad, homemade muffins and rolls in addition to a hot breakfast offering each morning (pancakes and a frittata) were delicious. It is also nice that the dining area consists of several individual tables rather than one large communal table. Every detail of the Inn has been addressed to make guests feel comfortable and welcome. The inn provides plenty of separate areas to relax and its gardens are also beautiful. Brian and Ed provided excellent restaurant suggestions and were always accessible, even if they weren’t actually onsite. They never hovered around their guests yet they were always available. Their care and attention to the Inn and its guests are top notch and they make it look effortless – that’s no small feat. We definitely will return to the Inn and highly recommend Topside Inn.
4.0 on July 08, 2008
We were so happy to stay at this B&B. It was right on the harbor with great rooms. The beds were very comfortable just like home. We were happy to have a tub & a shower. Breaksfast was very tasty. Would definetly recommend this B&B to anyone wanting peace & quiet.
5 on June 25, 2008
The views were spectacular, and the service was great. Next time we come through Boothbay Harbor, we'll be back!