Stay at New England waterfront and beachfront lodgings for pure pleasure

New England is world-famous for its gorgeous waterfronts and beaches, whether they are on the ocean or at beautiful inland lakes like Lake Champlain in Vermont or Lake Winnipeusakee in New Hampshire. A stay or getaway at a waterfront or beachfront lodging -- be it a resort, hotel, motel, or inn -- offers a delightful and restful vacation in beautiful surroundings. Come and jump in at Narragansett or Newport, Rhode Island; the rocky coast of Maine; Cape Cod in Massachusetts; or along Long Island Sound in Connecticut. The water’s fine!

Waterfront Lodging in New England
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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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.
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.
Marina Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Old Saybrook Connecticut
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Two Bridge Street Old Saybrook, CT, 06475 Phone: 860-395-2000 Toll-Free: 800-243-0212

Coastal flair, tranquil atmosphere by the water elevate this picture-perfect resort and marina

Unique, intimate accommodations looking out over an inviting marina: That’s what awaits guests at the Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, ideally situated between Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. Choose one of 82 elegant, comfortable rooms and suites in the main inn, some with jetted tubs, fireplaces and spectacular waterfront views, or opt for something very special with an individually designed room in one of two historic Italianate guesthouses just steps from the inn. Or, ask about staying in the completely unique Lighthouse Suite, with 360-degree water views. Dine on fresh seafood at award-winning Fresh Salt restaurant, swim in the heated indoor and outdoor pools or get a relaxing massage or facial in the exceptional on-site spa.
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.
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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Beach View Room - Hotel Maria - Westerly, RI
Hotel Maria

132 Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-622-4000

Stunning panoramic ocean views are everywhere at this beachside resort hotel

You know you are at a real beachside hotel when water is everywhere you look from your private balcony. At the Hotel Maria, across the street from private access to a sandy stretch of beach,, your cottage-style room or suite will feature panoramic ocean views as well as modern amenities from high-speed wifi to fluffy beach towels and wine glasses. Dine al fresco at Maria’s Seaside Cafe on fresh-off-the-boat seafood, or grab appetizers and cocktails at the fourth-floor Sunset Bar with amazing water views. Complimentary bikes ensure you can really enjoy the town’s beach bars, restaurants and ice cream shops. Family amusement centers and playgrounds are also nearby.
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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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.
Penthouse Suite - Brenton Hotel - Newport, RI
Brenton Hotel

31 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-849-3100

Nestled by the harbor, this boutique hotel provides an exceptional getaway experience

Wake to the sun glinting off the harbor when you stay at the Brenton Hotel, Newport’s newest luxury boutique inn at the corner of America’s Cup Avenue and Long Wharf. Whether it’s from a spacious room’s floor-to-ceiling windows or from the private balcony of the penthouse suite, you’ll marvel at the water and city views, which you can also enjoy when you dine on exceptional cuisine in the Living Room or on The Rooftop. Spacious lodgings let you relax and plan your time in this historic, welcoming city with its great beaches, fabulous mansions and cliff walks, unique shops and museums. Go on a staff-led walking or bike tour or hop on a trolley tour (it leaves from right outside the hotel door).
Balcony View - Beachside Village Resort - Falmouth, MA
Beachside Village

45 Surf Drive Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-3975 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Resort beckons guests who want beach access, ocean views, comforts of home

Just across the beach from the soft sands of Surf Drive Beach, the Beachside Village beckons travelers who want to experience the comforts of home while enjoying the location and amenities of an ocean resort. Comfortable condominium-style accommodations have kitchenettes, dining and outdoor seating areas, wifi and air conditioning. Some have ocean views, and one- and two-bedroom units have fireplaces. There’s a heated outdoor pool, playground and barbecue grills. It’s the perfect way to relax and plan your days on the Cape, from swimming, fishing, kayaking and sailing to exploring historic sites and museums, taking in baseball games and local theater and shopping and dining in nearby Falmouth Village. Guests are close to biking and nature trails, and a quick drive to the Martha’s Vineyard ferry.
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
Adirondack Chairs 500x250 - Basin Harbor Resort - Vergernnes, VT
Basin Harbor

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2311 Toll-Free: 800-622-4000

700-acres along the shores of Lake Champlain

If you love the lake life and New England, Basin Harbor Resort is the perfect place for you! Set on 700 serene acres along the lake, the resort offers has 74 unique cottages and cozy guestrooms. Activities include: paddle boarding and kayaking to swimming, water trampolines, fishing lessons and wake surfing, water skiing and tubing. Rent a boat to enjoy more of the lake or just engage in “active tranquility” when you sit back in an iconic Adirondack chair. There’s a golf course, heated outdoor pool, fitness center, yoga studio and a full slate of activities for kids and adults.
Lakeside Beach Chairs - Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee - Laconia, NH
Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee

76 Lake Streeet Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-524-5210 Toll-Free: 800-627-4283

Stay at this lakeside resort and walk out of your room right to the beach

You are literally just steps from the water when you stay at scenic Margate on Winnipesaukee. Book accommodations with a lake view or with quick access to the resort’s private, 400-foot sandy beach. Rooms have mini fridges and luxurious bedding. You can rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board or just plunk your chair down and relax in the sun. Dining is casual at the Gazebo Beach Bar, and the resort also has indoor and outdoor pools, an arcade game room, a whirlpool and sauna, and well-equipped fitness room. Check the calendar for fireworks and bonfire schedules. Area activities include boat cruises, a scenic railroad, spectacular hiking and biking, skiing and other winter sports, antiquing, golf and tax-free shopping.
Lake Canoe - Interlaken Inn - Lakeville CT
Interlaken Inn

74 Interlaken Road (Route 112) Lakeville, CT, 06039 Phone: 860-435-9878 Toll-Free: 800-222-2909

Spacious lodging, lots of activities combine for that perfect lakeside vacation

Relax and enjoy your lakeside vacation at the Interlaken Inn, nestled on 30 scenic and garden-filled acres between two mountain lakes in the foothills of the Berkshires. Rooms and suites come with a variety of amenities, from private patios to rooftop hot tubs. Morgan’s, the inn’s casual-dining restaurant, features fresh, farm-to-table food. On the property, you can grab a complimentary canoe or kayak and head out to the pristine lake, also great for swimming. There’s an outdoor heated pool, on-site spa services, tennis court, pickle ball courts, fitness room and a game room with a pool table and air hockey. Nearby activities include horseback riding, zip lining, hiking, skiing and snowboarding – and an eclectic assortment of arts venues and museums.
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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Aerial View - Winnetu Oceanside Resort - Edgartown, MA
Winnetu Oceanside Resort

At South Beach on Martha's Vineyard -- 31 Dunes Road Edgartown, MA, 02539 Phone: 508-310-1733 Toll-Free: 866-335-1133

Martha’s Vineyard Resort at South Beach, Edgartown

The Winnetu Oceanside Resort is the only property located at South Beach, Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard and offers spectacular ocean views. Enjoy our private path to the beach and ocean-view dining at our on-site restaurant – The Dunes – which features New England coastal cuisine and an Outdoor Terrace with glowing fire pits. Experience our new heated pools and hot tub; Children’s Programs, shuttles to Edgartown, tennis, yoga, fitness center, Concierge Services, antique fire truck rides; and more. Book one of studios; 1-4 bedroom suites; cottages; or 3-5 bedroom private home rentals. Recently awarded US News & World Report’s “Best Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard.” Take our Two-Island Adventure Trip: Stay at the Winnetu and our sister Resort on Nantucket, The Nantucket Hotel, and we’ll transport you door-to-door between the islands and our Resorts.
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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Dockside View - Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA, 02119 Phone: 617-439-7000 Toll-Free: 800-752-7077

Come, Capture the Light at Boston Harbor.

Boston Harbor Hotel is open! Please visit our health & safety page for up-to-date information about our reservation and ongoing health procedures.

A social hub of activity, where paths converge for locals and guests from afar, Boston Harbor Hotel’s 60-foot archway welcomes travelers to a hospitality experience unlike any other. Nestled on beautiful harbor waters, the Forbes Five-Star & AAA Five Diamond urban resort pairs timeless beauty and modern elegance with a hint of magic. Comfort and elegance reimagined, the rooms are crafted for the modern traveler who appreciates thoughtfulness and intentionality in design. Discover iconic with sweeping views, world-class dining, 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and 34-slip marina. Come, capture the light at Boston Harbor.
Exterior View from the Water - Steamboat Inn - Mystic, CT
Steamboat Inn

73 Steamboat Wharf Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-536-8300

At water’s edge in seafaring town, a luxury inn

You cannot get closer to the water in historic downtown Mystic than the Steamboat Inn – unless you are actually on the water. And if you are, you can bring your boat right up to the inn, where dockside is literally right outside the door. Windows in the inn’s 11 luxurious rooms, some of them panoramic, overlook the beautiful Mystic River. One room even has dock entrance directly wharfside – it’s like staying on a yacht. Guests can book a sail aboard the schooner Argia, which sails from Steamboat Wharf daily. They can also walk right outside the door into the heart of a seafaring village with a picturesque drawbridge, great restaurants and shops. Nearby are historic Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium.
Family Paddling Purity Spring Resort Madison New Hampshire
Purity Spring Resort

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

Feel the joyful pull of water play all through your lakeside vacation

Nature blessed New Hampshire converges in a stunning landscape of lake, mountains and forest. For more than 100 years this waterfront lodging has offered majestic scenery, magical vacations, special occasions and thousands of memories for couples, families, and groups. Purity Lake has etched shorelines and sandy beaches from which to swim and water ski and explore hidden coves, bogs and heaths by canoe or kayak. The hills beckon hikers, mountain bikers and skiers and nearby north Conway is for shoppers. Choose from fifty-two rooms in four different settings with seasonal rate options that include lodging, home style meals, recreation programs and use of resort facilities. The waterfront is alive with the sounds of nature. And the mountains provide perfect harmony.
View from the Lake 500x250 - Center Harbor Inn - Center Harbor, NH
Center Harbor Inn

294 Whittier Highway Center Harbor, NH, 03226 Phone: 603-253-4347 Toll-Free: 877-567-2117

Views are spectacular, amenities and attractions endless, at this lakeside resort

At the Center Harbor Inn, where beachside luxury meets rustic charm, you can begin and end your day gazing out over magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee from your room’s private deck or patio. You can also look out over the harbor while you soak in the resort’s four-season outdoor hot tub. Accommodations have mini fridges, microwaves and fully tiled modern bathrooms. And the inn has a fitness center, sauna and 200-foot private sandy beach. Watercraft rentals include kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats – or tie your own vessel up at one of the inn’s dock slips or moorings. There’s great hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, golf, fishing and hunting in the area, and attractions range from Santa’s Village and the Cog Railway to water parks and a natural science center.

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Aerial View - Riverview Resort - South Yarmouth, MA
Riverview Resort

37 Neptune Lane South Yarmouth, MA, 02664 Phone: 508-394-9801 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Cozy lodgings and close to everything on Cape Cod

On the banks of Parker's River in South Yarmouth, this unique resort offers 44 studio, one-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units. All units are well-equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, cable TV and wireless Internet access. Relax in the indoor pool or step up in the fitness center. Washers and dryers and a community kitchen are there for chores and chat. A game room with pool table, barbeque grills and picnic tables and an outdoor play area make it perfect for families and small groups. You’re centrally located in the heart of Cape Cod where shopping, restaurants, and historic attractions abound in the Cape's 15 distinctive towns. The finest beaches, golfing, biking, or kayaking are close at hand, as are an endless array of land and sea activities.
Sweet Sunset - Lakes Region Association - New Hampshire
Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-286-8008 Toll-Free: 800-605-2537

Waterfront lodging in the Lakes Region? Of course, and plenty of it, too, from cabins to resorts

This is not rocket science: Waterfront lodging in the Lakes Region is everywhere! Stay in a charming inn and relax on a sun deck at water’s edge or in a hot tub overlooking the lake. Book a cottage with a screened porch practically on the lake, or rent a boat and cast off from your cottage’s private dock. Stay in an apartment with a full-service marina and sandy beach or a fully equipped condo with lake views. Book a suite in a resort with a sandy beach or a private lake for pedal-boating and fishing. Grab a drink at a beach bar or on-site restaurant with spectacular water views. Watch the stars come out at night over the water from your private balcony.
Cozy Cabin Style - Seawinds II - Dennisport, MA
Seawinds II

128 Old Wharf Road Dennisport, MA, 02639 Phone: 508-398-1474 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Walk outside your door to a sandy beach at this bayside condo resort

You can’t get much closer to the water than Seawinds II in bustling Dennisport, where your one- or two-bedroom vacation condominium unit puts you mere steps from a 120-foot stretch of private sandy beach. Plunk your chair and umbrella down and let the kids romp in the bay, or watch the sunset while finally catching up on that reading. Units come with kitchens, dining tables, gas fireplaces and plenty of room to relax. Guests have access to a nearby sister resort’s indoor and outdoor pools and fitness center. The resort is a quick drive to island ferries and whale watches, harbor and seal cruises, the National Seashore, nature preserves, bike trails, nightlife and eclectic shopping.
Sunrise Ocean View 500x250 - Watch Hill Inn - Westerly, RI
Watch Hill Inn

38-44 Bay Street Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: 877-394-8903

Adventures by the sea, as well as breathtaking views, await at this elegant, welcoming inn

If you bring your continental breakfast up to your spacious suite-style accommodations at the Watch Hill Inn, you can start your day gazing out over Little Narragansett Bay from your private terrace. Then head over to the inn’s sister property, the Weekapaug Inn, and enjoy cabana and beverage service at a private beach, where a variety of boats are also available as well as walks guided by a resident naturalist. At another sister property, the Ocean House, marvel at the water views from the Seaside Terrace for lunch or The Verandah for dinner or book a private fishing charter. Mystic Seaport, miles of Rhode Island and Connecticut beaches, are only a short drive away. The inn can help you create a customized curated itinerary for your seaside stay.

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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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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.
Relaxing on the Dock - Huttopia White Mountains - Albany, NH - Photo Credit Corey McMullen for Huttopia
Huttopia - White Mountains

57 Pine Knoll Road Albany, NH, 03818 Phone: 603-447-3131 Toll-Free: 844-488-8674

Swimming, fishing, canoeing and more are part of the adventures at this ready-to-camp site

Wake up in your comfortable bed in your spacious tent or chalet and head down to the lake: That’s how you’ll start your days at Huttopia White Mountains, where 102 ready-to-camp accommodations dot 50 acres of woodlands with direct access to a private beach on Iona Lake. Watch the kids swim, go fishing for bass or perch, or rent a canoe or paddleboard at the base camp (or bring your own!). That’s also where you’ll find the heated saltwater pool, bistro serving fresh meals, and a recreation tent with kids’ activities, foosball, ping pong, a TV and board games. Join in yoga-on-the-beach sessions, hike to a swimming hole in the White Mountains National Forest or take a short drive to go tubing on the Saco River.
Patio & Dock View - Inn at Harbor Hill Marina - Niantic, CT
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina B&B

60 Grand Street Niantic, CT, 06357 Phone: 860-739-0331

If you love the water, you’ll love the location and atmosphere of this seaside inn

The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina is a little bit of paradise for those who love the water. The award-winning bed-and-breakfast inn overlooks beautiful Long Island Sound, and water views out of multiple windows are featured in many of the inn’s 16 uniquely decorated and luxurious suites. The marina has rental boat slips on sheltered Niantic River, making it an ideal location for sport fishermen, pleasure boaters and water sports enthusiasts. Stroll through the seaside village or plunk your chairs and towels down on one of the town’s sandy beaches. Many rooms have fireplaces and large soaking tubs, and all have the relaxing feel of a classic oceanside escape. A homemade breakfast buffet is served each morning.
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.
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.
Sunset View from the Water - Weekapaug Inn - Westerly, RI
Weekapaug Inn

25 Spray Rock Road Westerly, RI, 02891 Phone: 877-394-8902

A tradition of elegance, comfort and engaging activities continues at waterfront inn

Effortlessly combining casual comfort with luxurious accommodations and inspired amenities, the Weekapaug Inn, on the Rhode Island shoreline, has been offering guests the perfect waterfront getaway for over a century. The inn, with its $20 million renovation in 2012, offers the same stellar service and pond side location as the original 1899 inn, adding in amenities like a saline lap pool, fitness center, delectable dining at its farm-to-table restaurant and rooms and suites with feathertop beds, soaking tubs and fabulous views. Activities on the pond and private beach include kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, beach-walking with a naturalist and swimming. Play bocce, take a surfing lesson or enjoy a wine-tasting. In the evening, make s’mores by the fire pit as the stars emerge over the water.

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Waterfront Deck - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Guests at Vermont resort can take advantage of great lake activities – and views

With a sparkling lake as their playground, guests at the Lake Morey Resort can spend their days water skiing and tubing, wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. They can explore the lake via pontoon boat or a self-guided walk-around tour. In the winter, they can skate and play pond hockey, or snowshoe around its perimeter.They can view the water from the Lakeside restaurant, Steamboat Lounge pub – or from their comfortable room, suite or private cottage. Other activities at the lakeside resort in the hills of Vermont include a heated indoor pool and sauna, a championship golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, a movie theater, billiards room, lawn games and, in season, live entertainment.
Waterfront Aerial View - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

1086 Weirs Boulevard Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-366-4341 Toll-Free: 888-556-2792

Enjoy Lake Winnipesaukee from your comfy cottage or up close from resort’s sandy beach

Whether you are heading to Lake Winnipesaukee for a fun family vacation, weekend getaway or just a peaceful break from a busy life, you won’t find a more welcoming atmosphere than that at the NASWA Resort. From its perch right on the lake, the resort offers guests, who come back year after year, a long, private sandy beach and the kayaks, paddle boats and paddle boards to explore it, as well as complimentary docks for their private boats. Book a spacious beachfront room, suite with a balcony or one of 18 one- and two-bedroom cottages, some with screened-in porches and most overlooking the water. On-site bistro dining also has great lake views, and there’s a beach bar and grill.
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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View from the Harbor - Inn at Scituate Harbor - Scituate Harbor, MA
Inn at Scituate Harbor

7 Beaver Dam Road Scituate Harbor, MA, 02066 Phone: 781-545-5550 Toll-Free: 877-477-5550

Celebrate the sea by staying at this inn nestled in the heart of a harbor

For some of the best views on the coast of Massachusetts, check in to the Inn at Scituate Harbor, where 29 comfortable guest rooms all look out on the lovely harbor and stately Scituate Light. Wake up to fresh sea air, then enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast on an outdoor deck overlooking the harbor. Walk downtown for shopping, award-winning restaurants or just to watch the lobster boats sail up to the fisherman’s wharf with their catch. Inn amenities include an indoor heated pool, property-wide wifi and access to the town’s scenic beaches, perfect for swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking. Everything is close to the sea here, from outdoor eateries to the ocean-view public golf course and walking trails.
Beachfront Umbrellas - Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster, MA
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

2907 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster, MA, 02631 Phone: 508-896-9000 Toll-Free: 800-343-6074

Find beauty on the beautiful beach, and discover true relaxation, at inviting resort

Discover beauty on the beach at the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, where water is at the center of everything, from elegant rooms and villas with bay and pond views to al fresco dining with the dunes as a backdrop. Wake to the salty air from a Presidential Bay Collection Villa from your private balcony, then stroll to private Bay Pines Beach where towels, chairs, food and beverage service is available. Slide a kayak or stand-up paddle board into the bay or pond, or rent a bike and pedal past marshes and beaches on the lovely Cape Cod Rail Trail. The resort has five pools, nine tennis courts, a variety of delightful dining options, a full-service spa and fitness facilities.
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.
Deck View of the Beach 500x250 - Ocean House Resort - Watch Hill, RI
Ocean House Resort

1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442

Exceptional water views just one of the many charms of this renowned New England inn

When visitors came to the original Ocean House resort on the shores of Rhode Island, they marveled at the breathtaking views of the ocean and bay from their rooms. When the luxury inn was newly constructed in 2004, all of its 247 windows remained in their original positions. Water views from spacious rooms and suites are one of the inn’s many charms, which also include an award-winning spa, a variety of waterfront dining options, classes at an active Center for Wine & Culinary Arts and world-class amenities. Enjoy cabana service at the private white-sand beach, swim in the heated indoor saltwater lap pool, take a yoga or pilates class. There are children’s programs, a putting green, a sweeping croquet lawn, fire pits and yacht and fishing cruises.

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Night View from the Harbor - Seaport Hotel Boston - Boston, MA
Seaport Hotel Boston

One Seaport Lane Boston, MA, 02210 Phone: 617-385-4000

Superior seaport district location makes this hotel a must for those who love the waterfront

From its waterfront location in the heart of one of Boston’s newest and most exciting neighborhoods, the Seaport Hotel incorporates the historic harbor into almost everything it offers. Meticulously appointed rooms, done in soothing seaside colors, look out over the harbor and the romantic cityscape. The hotel’s popular TAMO Bistro + Bar, offering the freshest ingredients from the Atlantic and area farms, has floor-to-ceiling views of the scenic harbor as well as an open-air terrace. And you can use one of the hotel’s bicycles to explore the Seaport District, from its restaurants and shops to the magnificent Institute of Contemporary Art and the historic Tea Party Ships & Museum. Take a water-taxi ride, harbor cruise or whale watch, all close by.
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.
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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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.
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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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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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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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.
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.

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