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Get an overview of this hotel4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa



Nestled on the beach, this Cape Elizabeth hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Crescent Beach State Park, Two Lights State Park, and Cape Elizabeth Light. Higgins Beach and Scarborough Beach State Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Inn By The Sea's full-service spa.

Room Amenities

All 57 rooms offer WiFi, TVs, and kitchens with microwaves. Room service, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 10 October 2016 to 30 June 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Inn By The Sea features a health club and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink.

This 4-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. 2 meeting rooms are available. This beach hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, spa services, and a terrace. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Inn By The Sea is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 57 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Kitchen  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Kitchen 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 11 AM.

Sea Glass - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club, a sauna, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Tennis on site 

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. The spa is equipped with a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Renovation of a nearby building is scheduled to begin Late October and end June 2017. The main house will still be open.For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs only
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Pets allowed (no fees)

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: 6 percent of room rate
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Inn Sea Preferred Boutique
  • Inn Sea Preferred Boutique Cape Elizabeth
  • Sea Preferred Boutique
  • Sea Preferred Boutique Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn Sea Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn Sea
  • Sea Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn By The Sea Hotel Cape Elizabeth
  • Inn By The Sea Maine/Cape Elizabeth

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.

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