Maine waterfront lodging places you check-to-cheek with ocean or lakes

With Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the north and south shores anchored by Salem and Plymouth, Massachusetts is a natural vacation destination for visitors who love waterfront and beachfront fun. Beach hotels in MA offer a large range of amenities and costs, accommodating every taste and budget. These Massachusetts oceanfront and beachfront hotels, inns and lodgings include everything from cozy, romance-inducing settings with wonderful views for romantic getaways to for children and families, and every option in between.
Aerial View Sea Cliff House Old Orchard Beach, ME
Sea Cliff House

2 Sea Cliff Avenue Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064 Phone: 207-934-4874 Toll-Free: 800-326-4589

You can’t get any closer to the beach than this convenient, comfortable oceanfront hotel

At the scenic Sea Cliff House, you can admire the ocean from your room or suite – or you can get up close and personal, since the resort is perched directly on a serene stretch of Old Orchard Beach. Take your pick from two-room kitchenette/apartment units, whirlpool rooms with ocean views, ocean-view rooms with decks, and luxury suites with gas fireplaces and private balconies. A seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub also boast great views of the Atlantic. Stroll to the Pier, with its amusements, dining and novelty shopping or into quaint Ocean Park for movies, concerts, tennis and picturesque walking trails through the pines. It’s a short drive to river tours, kayaking, amusement and water parks and a nature preserve.
Harbor View - Grand Harbor Inn - Camden ME
Grand Harbor Inn

14 Bay View Landing Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-230-7177 Toll-Free: 877-553-6997

Four-diamond inn shines on the waterfront of one of Maine’s most scenic villages

Tucked at the edge of one of Maine’s most picturesque harbors in an equally scenic coastal village, the Grand Harbor Inn is the area’s only luxury 4-Diamond waterfront property. In addition to its premier oceanfront location, the year-round inn features 10 unique and well-appointed rooms and suites, all with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, luxurious bedding and balconies that offer views of Camden Harbor and, in some cases, Penobscot Bay. A generous continental breakfast, with fresh-made quiches and artisan pastries, is brought to guest rooms each morning. Arrangements for schooner and kayak excursions are just a stroll away, or use the inn’s passes to visit the nearby YMCA with an indoor pool, rock-climbing wall, running track and state-of-the-art fitness center.

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Ocean View from Deck - Sea View Inn - Old Orchard Beach, ME
Sea View Inn

65 West Grand Avenue Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064 Phone: 207-934-4180 Toll-Free: 800-541-8439

Simple pleasures at an affordable seaside retreat

The simple pleasures of a shore side vacation include genuine New England hospitality plus spectacular ocean views. Newly remodeled suites, oceanfront and ocean side rooms include kitchen facilities, air conditioning, cable TV and wireless internet service throughout the property. You’re on Old Orchard Beach, called by USA Today a “must-see, no-cost destination” and one of the “40 Great Travel Bargains” by Reader’s Digest. Your daily companions are sun, sand and surf and you can always cool off in the pool, find a lounge chair or fire up a gas grill on the poolside patio. Every guest is guaranteed one beach parking spot per room and use of the facilities at the Waves Oceanfront Resort. You’re never more than a short walk away from great food, shopping, the pier and local amusements.

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Cozy Room - Higgins Beach Inn - Scarborough, ME
Higgins Beach Inn

34 Ocean Avenue Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-883-6684

If you love being near (and on) the water, this beachside hotel is calling your name

If you love the water, you might just park your car at the Higgins Beach Inn and never use it until your vacation is over. The inn, Maine’s original beach hotel, is just feet from beautiful, sandy Higgins Beach. You can wake to a brilliant sunrise over the ocean, plunk your umbrella down on the beach and spend the day swimming, shell-hunting, surf-casting, kayaking or paddle-boarding. You probably will need to eat, though! Luckily, the on-site restaurant, Shade, offers hearty breakfasts, and delightful beach fare for lunch and dinner. Sip a beer or cocktail on its three-season porch as your day on the water comes to a close. Rooms and suites are spacious, the beds comfy, and the decor as soothing as the sea.

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Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME
Aerial View - Sheepscot Harbor Vacation Club - Edgecomb, ME
Sheepscot Harbour Vacation Club

7 Island Lane Edgecomb, ME, 04556 Phone: 802-422-5050 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Waterfront accommodations for those seeking to celebrate Maine’s coast

Tucked into the shores of the Sheepscot River, the Sheepsscot Harbour Village Resort offers finely appointed, individual waterfront lodging options sure to please those seeking vacation getaways by the sea. Many of the more than 60 individually owned suites, cottages and townhouses have water views from decks or balconies, with kitchens or kitchenettes, spacious living quarters and comfortable furnishings. The resort is a great headquarters from which to explore the coast, whether you want to swim off a sandy beach, go sea kayaking or take a schooner cruise out to a picturesque island. Other activities include hiking, a variety of arts venues, museums, farms, golf courses and coastal train and boating excursions. And don’t miss sunsets by the shore from this inviting resort.
Guest Room  - Tugboat Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Tugboat Inn

80 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4434

Waterfront inn a classic coastal getaway for those seeking salt air, great views, fresh seafood

All the joys of a vacation by the sea – the ocean air, the sound of boats moving in and out of the harbor, the sight of sunsets over the water – can be yours at the Tugboat Inn, on the waterfront in the heart of Boothbay Harbor. The inn’s tastefully decorated and very comfortable rooms and suites have balconies or decks affording harbor views. Sip a cocktail, or enjoy the hot tub, on the Marina Deck overlooking the inner harbor or dine on fresh-off-the-boat seafood in the restaurant, built around the original superstructure of an historic tugboat. You’re close to kayaking, hiking, a botanical garden, theaters, golf and excursions for everything from lighthouse and lobstering tours to whale watches.
Deck and Beach New - Norseman Resort - Ogunquit, ME
Norseman Resorts

135 Beach Street Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-7024 Toll-Free: 800-822-7024

Vacation by the water at this beachfront resort close to coastal activities, attractions

As the only beachfront hotel on sandy Ogunquit Beach, the Norseman Resort knows a thing or two about waterfront vacations. First, you want to be able to walk to the beach. Done. Next, you want to see the water from your comfortable room. Check. Finally, you want to be close to water activities, from lobster and sunset cruises to fishing and kayaking. Check. At the popular resort, guests also have access to an outdoor heated pool, tennis court, sauna and exercise room with a smart exercise bike. Some rooms have fireplaces and heated massage chairs. The town boasts a wide variety of shops and restaurants (yes, you can get lobster in many of them), and is close to activities from hiking and biking to skiing and snowshoeing.

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Water View from Deck - Waves Oceanfront Resort - Old Orchard Beach, ME
Waves Oceanfront Resort

87 West Grand Avenue Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064 Phone: 207-934-4949

Lodging that brings you as close as you can get to Maine's best beach

Waves Oceanfront Resort is located on Old Orchard Beach, Maine, with wonderful ocean views. Our resort boasts 139 air-conditioned rooms each with private deck, telephones, color cable TV, kitchenettes with refrigerator, stove and sink. Many of our Oceanfront and Ocean view rooms have been completely renovated. All of our rooms are within 150 yards of the beach, making it a quick trip for your children to play in the sand on your next family vacation. Our four cottages are perfect for larger families or reunions, and we are only a short walk to the Pier, attractions, restaurants and shopping.

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Schooner American Eagle - Maine Windjammers - Camden ME
Maine Windjammer Association

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

Windjammer adventures come complete with super-comfortable accommodations

It turns out there is something better than lodging by the water: It’s lodging on the water. When you book a sailing trip aboard one of the nine tall ships in the Maine Windjammer Association, you’ll sleep in comfortable cabins and wake to the aroma of a shipboard breakfast and the prospect of another glorious day at sea. Cabins range from single and bunk beds to queen beds, all with comfy mattresses and fresh linens. Amenities vary from ship to ship but can include enclosed showers, windows that open to gentle breezes and outlets to charge your devices. Spend your days cruising past islands, observing puffins and porpoises, helping raise the sails or just relaxing on deck. Evenings, after a delightful meal, are for music, story-telling and star-gazing.
Dining Room - Fireside Inn Ocean's Edge - Belfast ME
Fireside Inn Ocean's Edge

159 Searsport Avenue Belfast, ME, 04915 Phone: 207-338-2090

Every room has a view of Penobscot Bay in this comfortable inn by the sea

Set alongside a rocky beach, with a view of stunning Penobscot Bay from every room and suite, the Fireside Inn & Suites is the perfect location for Maine vacations by the sea. Some of the comfortable accommodations include fireplaces, massage chairs, walk-out balconies with bay views – even a four-person hot tub! Some rooms that exit directly onto the expansive lawn are pet-friendly. Stroll through Belfast, one of Frommer’s Travel’s “10 Coolest Small Towns,” for funky boutiques, flea markets, antiques shops and museums as well as great dining options. Go sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking or, in the winter, skiing and snowshoeing. Come back to the inn’s heated indoor mineral pool, whirlpool and sauna and plan your next exciting day in coastal Maine.
Beach View from Deck - Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort - Wells Beach, ME
Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

393 Mile Road Wells Beach, ME, 04090 Phone: 207-646-2831

At this seaside resort, the attraction is obvious: location, location, location

Location is everything at Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort. Not only are you right on wide, sandy Wells Beach, in the heart of the southern Maine coast, but you’re also close to great hiking, biking, golf, sea kayaking, sailing and deep-sea fishing cruises, lobster tours, shopping and amusement parks. The resort, with an indoor heated pool and hot tub, is also close to every kind of restaurant imaginable, from ethnic establishments to chowder houses and clam shacks. Some rooms have sliders that open out to decks or balconies with ocean views; some have kitchenettes. Vacation cottages that sleep up to 16 have a variety of amenities, from fireplaces and fenced-in yards to outdoor hot tubs, washer/dryers and gourmet kitchens.

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Water View Room - Fisherman's Wharf Inn - Boothbay Harbor ME
Fisherman's Wharf Inn

22 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-5090

With harbor views from every room, this is waterfront lodging at its very finest

When you can see the water from every room in a hotel, you know you have chosen the best waterfront lodging. And that’s the case at the Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, in the center of downtown Boothbay Harbor. All of the oceanfront inn’s 54 rooms and suites, some of the largest rooms on the harbor, have water views. From the inn’s perch on the end of a working pier, you can watch the boats come in and out of the harbor or stroll into the town’s assortment of shops, restaurants, galleries and other attractions. Book a harbor cruise, whale watch, kayaking trip or fishing excursion. Or go hiking on one of several scenic trails. Dine at the inn’s award-winning restaurant on succulent lobster and other Maine favorites.

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Waterfront Cabins - Huttopia Southern Maine - Sanford, ME - Photo Credit Huttopia
Huttopia - Southern Maine

149 Sand Point Road Sanford, ME, 04073 Phone: 207-324-1752

Ready-to-camp tents, tiny houses your gateway to no-hassle vacations by the pond and pines

A hassle-free vacation by a deep freshwater pond perfect for swimming, kayaking and canoeing: That’s what Huttopia Southern Maine offers vacationers who want to experience the outdoors but don’t want to sacrifice all the modern amenities. Choose a ready-to-camp canvas or wood-frame tent with real beds and kitchen areas, or a tiny house with two bedrooms and a screened-in porch – and get ready to relax. Snugly situated in a pine forest, but near Maine’s stroll-able coastal towns, Huttopia vacationers can swim and fish in Sand Pond (or rent a kayak or canoe), take a dip in the heated pool, grab a pizza from the bistro or join in group activities for kids and adults.
Winter Ocean View - Terrace by the Sea - Ogunquit, ME
Terrace by the Sea

23 Wharf Lane Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-3232

Wake to the sound of the ocean at this seaside motel in the heart of a charming coastal village

Wake to the sound of the ocean at Terrace by the Sea, a special place in the heart of one of Maine’s most picturesque coastal villages. Some rooms and suites at the motel are waterfront; and many more have water views. Some have kitchenettes or lofts with TVs and sofa beds; all have decks or sitting areas. And guests enjoy an expanded continental breakfast each morning, served on the wraparound porch, indoor breakfast room or inviting ocean-view parlor. Walk across the street to Ogunquit River Beach, or stroll into the village for shopping, dining, gallery hopping or to arrange a sailing, fishing, or lobstering excursion. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool and a beautifully landscaped lawn, perfect for watching ocean sunsets
View from Hilltop Building - Inn at Ocean's Edge - Lincolnville, ME
Inn at Ocean's Edge

24 Stonecoast Road Lincolnville, ME, 04849 Phone: 207-236-0945

Marvel at the bay and ocean views at this boutique inn on Maine’s coast

Breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay and beyond are part of the serene waterfront atmosphere of the Inn at Ocean’s Edge. Most of the inn’s 32 spacious rooms have ocean views as well as gas fireplaces and luxurious linens. Some have private balconies with bay vistas. Relax with a massage in the Poolhouse Spa or with a dip in the fabulous saltwater infinity pool, made of local stone and providing guests with the illusion of drifting right into the ocean. Explore the area’s beaches, charming fishing villages and many attractions, from museums and cultural venues to hiking and biking trails, vineyards, breweries and boutique shops. Go on a schooner sail or launch your kayak or paddle board: It’s the waterfront vacation we’ve waited for all year!

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Birch Island Aerial View 500x250 - Attean Lake Lodge - Jackman, ME
Attean Lake Lodge

On Birch Island in Attean Lake Jackman, ME, 04945 Phone: 207-668-3792

Scenic lake lodge offers visitors the chance to time-travel back to a more relaxing era

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Visitors to the picturesque Attean Lake Lodge love the opportunity to experience time travel – back to the resort’s turn-of-the-20th-century origins, when vacationing by a lake meant boating, sailing, canoeing, fishing, swimming: and relaxing. The resort’s 14 one- to three-bedroom cottages, at guests’ urging, remain un-electrified. Lights come from kerosene lamps and gas lights. Wood for the fireplace and ice are delivered daily to your cozy cabin, with its private porch looking out over the lake and mountains. Breakfast and dinner – bountiful meals with a focus on regional cooking – are served in the rustic main lodge (and so are board games and books). Enjoy bonfires at night, falling asleep in the fresh Maine air, the sound of loons in the distance.
View of the Lake - Point Sebago Golf Resort - Casco, ME
Point Sebago Golf Resort

261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME, 04015 Phone: 207-558-8000 Toll-Free: 800-655-1232

Experience a true lakeside vacation at this resort with endless amenities, activities

Lodging options at the Point Sebago Resort are almost as plentiful as the amenities! From the backwoods to the beachfront, overlooking the lake or the golf course, nestled among towering pines or on full-service campgrounds, there is a perfect home away from home for every vacationer. There are RV and tent sites, glamping tents (with beds and electricity), cabins, cottages, a lodge and spacious vacation homes. Head down to the sandy beach and enjoy a day by the pristine lake, go boating from the marina, fish from a dock, take a nature walk, play golf on a championship course or a game of tennis or horseshoes. Dine on-site by the water, then get involved in a group activity, from laser tag and geocaching to trivia nights.
Adirondack Chairs 500x250 - Dunes on the Waterfront - Ogunquit, ME
Dunes on the Waterfront

518 Main Street Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-2612

Soft sands and resort amenities on the Maine coast

One of Ogunquit’s best kept secrets lies just across a tidal river from Ogunquit Beach with miles of soft white sand and hiking trails. This peaceful and secluded cottage resort offers stunning coastal scenery and hotel amenities ideal for families and couples. Classic whitewashed seaside cottages offer double-occupancy guest rooms to waterfront cottages that can sleep six and feature hardwood floors, screened porches, full baths, full kitchens, and have their own outdoor sitting area, Keurig coffee makers and full housekeeping service. There is a heated outdoor pool, games, and a dock for fishing and boating. Ogunquit has it all - shops, restaurants, museums and galleries and the famed Ogunquit Playhouse. And a trolley to take you to all of it.
Penthouse Suite Deck Harbor View - Harbour Towne Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront

71 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4300

Seaside vacation, here you come: This waterfront inn has stunning views, great location

If you want to vacation by the water, then you want to book one of the 11 spacious rooms or the penthouse suite at the Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront. Set right on Boothbay Harbor, this stunning Victorian-style inn is close to everything you love about the water: 25 boat excursions leave from the harbor every day; you can take one of a more than a dozen hiking trails along the rocky coast; and you can go sea kayaking. Take the ferry out to picturesque Monhegan Island and check out the view from the lighthouse or visit the lobster petting tank at the Maine State Aquarium. Back at the inn, watch the sun set from your private deck overlooking the harbor.
Firepit 500x250 - Boothbay Harbor Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Boothbay Harbor Inn

31 Atlantic Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-6302

This is the place for those seeking the perfect Maine getaway right by the water

Seeking the perfect Maine getaway – perhaps something by the sea? This is the place: The Boothbay Harbor Inn, directly on the waterfront, offers 60 spacious and modern guest rooms, most with balconies or patios, many of which have views of a picturesque working harbor. The inn, next to the town’s famous wooden footbridge, is a short walk to the harbor’s many shops, galleries, restaurants and boating activities. Other area attractions range from a botanical garden and old-fashioned railway village to golf, arts venues, parks, hiking and biking trails and, of course, many different ways to consume lobster! A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, and the Sunset Lounge is a great place to wind down and view spectacular sunsets.

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Aerial View - Spruce Point Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4152 Toll-Free: 800-553-0289

Get away from it all, and close to the natural beauty of Maine, at this historic resort

All the joys of staying at a resort on the Maine coast are yours at the welcoming Spruce Point Inn. On its 57-acre oceanfront property, you can launch your kayak, go paddleboarding, swim, fish, take a harbor or lighthouse cruise, or just watch the sailboats from your private porch or balcony. Stay in a suite in the historic Main Inn (ask about the Crow’s Nest with not-to-be-missed panoramic ocean views), in the spacious lodges with room to spread out, in a charming private cottage with a woodstove or in a contemporary townhouse with vaulted ceilings and private decks. Dine on the freshest local ingredients while you watch the sun set over the ocean.
Camden Harbor Suite 500x250 - 16 Bay View - Camden, ME
16 Bay View Hotel Camden

16 Bay View Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-4325

Vacation in style, by the sea, at this mid-coast hotel in a vibrant harbor town

Just steps from Camden Harbor, one of the loveliest in mid-coast Maine, 16 Bay View offers its guests the kind of getaway by the sea that combines attentive service, luxurious amenities and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The hotel, in a 100-year-old brick building, features spacious rooms and suites with ornamental iron balconies, gas fireplaces, freestanding soaking tubs and luxurious bedding. Many have exquisite harbor views. The best harbor view in the hotel, though, is from The View, its iconic rooftop bar and terrace. Your stay includes a continental breakfast buffet and passes to the local YMCA with a pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Waterfront activities include sea kayaking and sails aboard schooners.

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Room 7 - Pilgrim's Inn - Deer Isle, ME
Pilgrim's Inn

20 Main Street Deer Isle, ME, 04627 Phone: 207-348-6615

No need to ask: All the rooms, cottages at this picturesque inn have water views

You don’t have to request a waterview room at the Pilgrim’s Inn on magical Deer Isle: All 12 rooms and three cottages overlook the pond or harbor. It’s one of the ways guests begin to live the inn’s motto of “Relax. Explore. Restore.” The inn, built in 1793, has 500 feet of waterfront on Mill Pond and is across the street from Northwest Harbor. Guests enjoy kayaking and hiking, as well as just chilling out with a glass of wine or some homemade ice cream in an Adirondack chair. Delicious breakfasts (favorites are the apple and cheddar omelets or blueberry buttermilk pancakes) are served in the rustic barn on handcrafted tables. Besides picturesque views, some rooms feature post-and-beam architecture and original pumpkin pine floors.
Harbor View Suite - 250 Main Hotel - Rockland, ME
250 Main Hotel

250 Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-594-5994

Hotel by the harbor is your headquarters to explore Maine’s vibrant coast

At the 250 Main Hotel, they say their commitment to guests runs as deep as the harbor they call home. The 26-room hotel on Rockland Harbor offers guests a comfortable oasis while they explore coastal Maine. Let the front desk staff help you with dinner reservations (so many places to eat) or attend to any other of your needs while you vacation by the water. Ask about a room with a harbor view through floor-to-ceiling or wraparound windows. Then plan some seaside adventures, from sailing and lobster boat cruises to kayaking and paddle boarding. You came for the lobster? Ask about the hotel’s Lobster Crush special, with a gift card for a lobster dinner for two, a bottle of white wine and a plush lobster.

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