Topside Inn      
60 McKown Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, USA    
(888) 633-5404, (207) 633-5404


  1. Come see why New England Boating on NESN featured Topside Inn....
  2. Named the #1 Hotel In Maine by TripAdvisor...
  3. Living room and fireplace in the Main House...
  4. Homemade Gnocchi with local mushrooms and champagne poached Maine lobster....
  5. Over three acre hilltop property overlooking beautiful Boothbay Harbor...
  6. Keeping watch over the harbor from the front lawn with seaside perennial gardens...
  7. Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice award winner for BEST WATER VIEW!...

- $409

Book a Room $289 - $409

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Circa 1865. Sitting on more than two acres on McKown Hill's highest point, this 19th-century sea captain's home and summer guesthouses are an oceanside escape. Overlook the scenic harbor from the inviting porch. Gather for conversation or a game by the fireplace in the living room. Guest bedrooms in the main house and guesthouses boast incredible views from the famous footbridge to the lighthouses, islands and beyond. Two rooms are pet-friendly. The Windward boasts covered porches and balconies. Start each day with a hearty breakfast of fruit, homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, cereals and different entrees with side dishes. Walk to local shops, galleries and restaurants in the coastal village. This picturesque peninsula offers a variety of land activities in addition to the water sports and excursions available.

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$289 to $409

Off Season: $179 to $289

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Master Card, Discover, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, American Express and cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 23 total guest accommodations with private bath, 4 with fireplaces, 1 suite, 1 cottage and 4 guest houses. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable for Events
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tesla charging station
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Daily Newspapers
  • FAX On-site
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Weddings
    • Elopements


free onsite lot

Inns Of Interest

    • Gardens

Liquor License

    • Full

Romantic Interest

Named #5 Most Romantic Hotel in the US by TripAdvisor for 2019 & 2020. Our front lawn with its panoramic harbor and ocean views is the perfect setting for an engagement or elopement. Let us help you plan your special stay with champagne, roses, handmade chocolates and more. We are happy to pack you a gourmet picnic lunch to take to a nearby nature preserve or on a kayaking trip.

What's Green About Your Inn

Our gardens are not only beautiful to look at but they are also a source of produce for our kitchen. We have recycling programs and support green charities including Boothbay Region Land Trust and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

"Innkeepers of the Year" 2020 by Hospitality Maine, Hospitality & Tourism Business of the year 2019, Select Registry, AIHP

Describe Garden and Grounds

The Topside Inn sits on the largest parcel of land in downtown Boothbay Harbor. With over 4 acres, our guests can enjoy the sweeping lawn with panoramic harbor views, beautiful New England gardens, plenty of places for watching the sunset and lots of privacy. Enjoy vegetables and herbs grown in our gardens at breakfast each morning.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two-night minimum weekends, can often accommodate one night stays over the phone

Children Restrictions

we can accommodate children age 15 and older


Notice is required 14 days or more before arrival to obtain a refund of deposit. With less notice we will refund deposit if we are able to sell the room to another party for the entire length of stay.


2pm / 11am


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Tennis
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Birdwatching
    • Bicycling
    • Wineries
    • Water Sports
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
    • Breweries
    • Land Trust Nature Preserves
    • Farmers Markets
    • Schooner Sails
    • Antique Car Museum
    • Railway Village
    • Aquarium

Historic Interest

Built in 1865, our Inn was a prominent sea captains home. The current decor can be described as modern coastal cottage, very fitting for this beautiful property.

Other Awards:

Top 10 B&Bs in the U.S. 2016.
Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice Award for BEST WATER VIEW.
Third place for Best Lobster Chef, 2016 Clad Down competition (Only B&B competing).

Nearby College/University

Bowdoin University

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We thought we were in Heaven!

First of all, hosts, Brian and Ed are great hosts. We didn't want to leave! We really didn't! Located at the top of a hill right in town, the views of the ocean are truly unbelievable! Rooms are nice furnished. A great breakfast every morning and you can have whatever you want. Located just about 3 blocks from downtown, it is the perfect place to stay. Did we mention the views of the ocean? WOW ! We could have stayed a month!
Donald Pile
Kansas City, KS

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Ocean Breezes

Every room at this inn offers an ocean view and breezes. The open porch is the perfect place to rock on their chairs while meeting warm friends from all over the region. We especially love the fresh fruit salad at breakfast and the fact that you can choose from the menu rather than being forced to eat whatever the owners decide to cook. Another great feature is that you can walk to town and really leave your car parked during your stay. A truly romantic place on top of the hill.
Laura Mooney
Staten Island, NY

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Publicity and Press Reviews

Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice award for BEST WATER VIEW 2015
Named TOP 10 B&B in the U.S 2016
Maine Magazine 48 hours in Boothbay Harbor
TripAdvisor's reviews name the Topside Inn #1 hotel in Maine, #5 most romantic in US, #9 for best service in the US, Featured in New England Boating TV show on New England Sports Network (NESN) April 2016

Featured on New England Cable Network in 2015

Featured on WGME 13 Road Trippin program 2015.


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