Vacation at a historic hotel, inn, or resort when visitng Maine

Maine historic hotels, inns and resorts are located in beach towns, ocean resorts and cities. Historic lodgings and bed and breakfasts include first class hotels and historic hotels with long pedigrees and the atmosphere to go with them: antique or period reproduction furniture, beautiful surroundings, fireplaces and balconies, first-class service. Even through these hotels have their roots in earlier times, they are equipped with modern conveniences, including air conditioning, cable television, and Wi-Fi.
Waterfront Lodging 2019 - 16 Bay View Hotel - Camden, ME
16 Bay View

16 Bay View Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 844-213-7990

See the stunning transformation of an industrial building into a boutique hotel steps from harbor

You’ll feel like a part of history when you stay at 16 Bay View. Located in the heart of bustling Camden, ME, just footsteps from its scenic harbor, the luxury hotel was transformed from a 100-year-old industrial brick building into a one-of-a-kind 21-room hotel. You can still see some of the exposed original brick in a select few suites, with massage tubs, double-sided gas fireplaces and harbor views. Travel back to a more relaxing time in the Vintage Room, to enjoy small plates and signature cocktails by the fire. Or head up to The View, Camden’s iconic rooftop bar and restaurant, with stunning water and park views. Accommodations come with an expansive continental breakfast and passes to the local YMCA, with an indoor pool and rock-climbing wall.

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'Front of House I Love' - Inn at Tanglewood Hall - York Harbor, ME
Inn at Tanglewood Hall

611 York Street York Harbor, ME, 03911 Phone: 207-351-1075

Once a lumber baron’s summer cottage, this luxurious inn welcomes travelers seeking ideal seaside vacation

The romantic Inn at Tanglewood Hall has its origins in the 1880s, when it was built as a summer cottage for Chicago lumber baron Alexander Coburn Soper and his wife, Mollie Eliza Pope. The bed-and-breakfast inn, a York Historical Society Decorator Showcase in 1994, has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur, with six exquisite guest rooms, a wraparound veranda, grand staircase and gorgeous woodland gardens with whimsical fountains. Period antiques can be found both downstairs and in classic rooms and suites, all with gas or electric fireplaces, silky sheets and room to stretch out and plan your day on the nearby beach, in the seaside village or engaging in coastal activities from sea kayaking and harbor cruises to beachside arcades and concerts.
Summer Outdoor View - Inn at Diamond Cove - Portland, ME
Inn at Diamond Cove

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

Island retreat a must for those seeking exceptional stays and a sense of history

History buffs are in for a treat when they stay at the Inn at Diamond Cove, just off the coast of Portland on Great Diamond Island. The luxury inn, with 22 elegantly appointed island condos and amenities from a heated outdoor pool to tennis courts, a hot tub and a yoga studio, is housed in the former barracks of Fort McKinley, part of the country’s coastal defense system during the Spanish-American War. It overlooks the former parade grounds. Before that, it was an artists’ retreat community, where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Harriet Beecher Stowe visited. The inn has been restored with careful attention to historic details, preserving its original character (You can dine in the delightful restaurant housed in the former quartermaster’s storehouse overlooking the cove).