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60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/02/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/02/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 12 hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Travellers' Choice
Experience coastal Maine at its best. Topside Inn is a chic coastal retreat designed to meet all of our guest’s needs and surpass their expectations. With a picture-perfect location at the highest point in town, this 19th-century sea captain’s home has panoramic harbor views, seaside perennial gardens and quiet places to relax while being just steps from all that beautiful Boothbay Harbor has to offer. The main house along with two classic summer guesthouses offer stylish, comfortable accommodations with 22 rooms to choose from that have been creatively redesigned for today’s traveler; many with indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy the view, a glass of wine or gather with other guests. Enjoy a locally inspired gourmet breakfast prepared by the chef/owners Buzz and Mark, a cocktail in our new private BAR ONE and let our concierge services plan your perfect day. Mark & Buzz were named Innkeepers of the year 2020 by HospitalityMaine and recently published their first cookbook “Over Easy and Over the Top, recipes from the kitchen of Topside Inn”. Topside was named one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Inns in the US for 2019 and 2020, and was the winner of Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Water View. Traveling with children or pups? Be sure to check out our three beautiful Boothbay Vacation Homes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Adults only
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Romanian, Turkish
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Mj A wrote a review 22 Jul
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our second visit to the Topside Inn. Our first was in August 2020 and Mark and Buzz did a fantastic job working around the pandemic. In July 2021 we came back because we were so impressed with the inn! It is even more fabulous with the easing of restrictions. The inn is beautiful, the views are fantastic and the breakfasts are absolutely incredible! The new bar is a great new touch. All of the staff are so great--always smiling and helpful. I think this will be a regular spot for our summer holidays because the experience just seems to get better and better1
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Date of stay: July 2021
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EChrusc wrote a review 21 Jul
11 contributions1 helpful vote
My three friends & I booked rooms at Topside Inn to celebrate our 50th birthdays together. We could not have been more blown away. Location = stunning. Rooms= impeccable. Breakfasts=there are no words. Mark & Buzz= I mean really? Have there every been two people who are more perfect for B&B hosting? Having seen photos, I expected to be impressed by the view but no photo can do justice. I can't convey the serene feeling of sitting in the comfort of one the many Adirondack chairs watching the sailboats in the bay as the sun comes up as you sip your coffee from a (oh, yes) WARMED mug. I can't help you feel how relaxes you feel as you snack on the daily decadence of homemade cookies with your besties. Top ten happy places in my life. We felt so utterly cared for. So many little details. There are hooks in the rooms, where every might need a place to hang your clothes, towels etc. There are throw blankets to cozy up with as you sit by the windows and relax. I know it sounds like a small thing but other 5 star hotels never have throw blankets. One day it rained all day and the four of us took 3pm naps. Naps! Complete and utter busy parent decadence. I am not a reviewer of food so nothing I can say can explain how amazing Buzz and Mark are at providing the most delicious and stunning dishes each morning. If you are a crazy person & did not want their hot breakfast, even their toast options are homemade, as are the 3 butter options and marmalade. Most dishes come decorated with edible flowers from their garden. Rebekah, Buzz and Mark's manager is completely lovely, thoughtful and knowledgeable. She anticipated our every need, gave us only the best recommendations for dining and made us feel so welcome. Everyone needs a Rebekah in their lives. The only problem with Topside is that at some point you have to go home. Wah.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Joel F wrote a review 18 Jul
South Glastonbury, Connecticut24 contributions8 helpful votes
Excellent experience from check-in through departure. Rooms very comfortable and views are outstanding. We even bought the sheets on the bed. Bekah, the GM, was fabulous when we unexpectedly had car trouble upon arrival. Worth all the plaudits.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dina B wrote a review 18 Jul
Atlanta4 contributions
My husband and I just returned from our first post-Covid trip and lucky for us, Topside Inn was one of our destinations while traveling through Maine. The location is not to be beat with anything and everything within walking distance and an incredible view of the harbor. I cannot think of a better way to begin the day than sitting on the front porch, coffee in hand with the most delicious breakfast you've ever tasted. All the staff are super outgoing, friendly and helpful with recommendations for restaurants and activities. My only regret is that our stay wasn't longer. We cannot say enough about this amazing inn and look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 6 has an incredible harbor view and a nice window seat from which to rest and de-stress...
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Peter T wrote a review 18 Jul
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts8 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a fantastic stay at Topside Inn thanks to the wonderful hospitality of Buzz, Mark, and Rebekah! Breakfasts were out of this world good. We stayed in room #25. The views of the harbor from our room and from the inn itself were great. Buzz and Mark gave my wife and I a complementary drink from their newly constructed lounge for our 25th anniversary. They are very attentive to the small details and it’s very much appreciated and enhanced our stay there. We look forward to returning, maybe with friends next time! :)
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If your planning on going book in advance as spots fill up fast.
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US$228 - US$337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Topside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Topside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Dirty Bird Pottery (0.2 km), Eventide Specialties (0.2 km), and Abacus Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Topside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Topside Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Topside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Topside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Topside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Shannon's Unshelled, and Red Cup Coffee House.
Is Topside Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Boothbay Harbor.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Topside Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Turkish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Topside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (4.5 km).
Does Topside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Topside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.