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Topside Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place! Beautiful location overlooking the harbor and out toward the ocean. The rooms were bright and comfortably appointed. Cocktail hour was awesome as you could meet and greet the other guests, but the most amazing and surprising part was the gourmet breakfast. Both Mark and Buzz were friendly and gracious hosts as well as great cooks! Would recommend this... More 

Thank Gretchen B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved our room in the main house. Charming décor, lots of windows, views, huge bath w/glass block shower. Perfect Maine hilltop setting, fabulous breakfasts and great innkeepers who have basically thought of everything.

Thank KenHontheroad
Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Topside Inn is at the top of the hill, within walking distance of the village of Boothbay Harbor. It is everything you ever have seen on a post card of the Maine coastal towns. Mark and Buzz are attentive and hospitable innkeepers. Their hard work to make this B & B what it is, is apparent. The main house has... More 

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Strafford, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are many reasons the Topside is a top-rated bed and breakfast; after staying there, we would give a sixth star if we could. If the Topside billed itself as a four-star dining experience, it wouldn't be an overstatement. Morning offerings are diverse; main dishes are inventive, delicious, perfectly prepared, and beautiful. Everything, and I mean everything, is prepared on... More 

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

The owners know what they are doing. The breakfast was perfect and the Inn is nicely decorated and impeccably clean and attractive. Really good sheets, towels, and bathroom products. Garden lovers will be please with the outdoor landscaping.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We only had time to spend one day and night in Maine and my husband's choice to spend it in Booth Bay Harbor and at the Topside Inn was a winner! Every room of the Inn is gorgeous with great views of the bay. Our room even had a cozy window seat looking out to the bay. All of the... More 

Thank Sue F
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Every visit has been perfection. From the exquisite views and prime location to the top-notch hospitality (seriously, Buzz and Mark have thought of EVERYTHING, and deliver it with beautiful elegance)- the Topside is not to be missed. And, did I mention the breakfasts?!?! World-class.

Thank Gretchen J
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I investigated almost every lodging option in BBH prior to reserving here. We stayed here for our son's destination wedding, so we wanted a very nice place with options for our friends, good location, excellent amenities, a view, and a gathering place. Bingo! First, just let me say that dealing with Mark and Buzz was wonderful. I was that crazy... More 

Thank Doc21144
Augusta, Georgia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed in the downstairs room in the main house. Noise was not a problem and it was nice not to have stairs to deal with. Breakfasts are absolutely fabulous. You will love the homemade granola and the pumpkin waffles with caramel syrup.

Thank Teribeth59
Chapin, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Topside Inn was a delightful retreat for our first trip to Maine. Our room was cozy and comfortable although the bathroom was short on counter space and the closet was teeny-tiny. We were provided with luggage racks and a mini-fridge. The outside seating area provided a good view of the bay. Breakfasts at Topside Inn are out of this... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come to the top of the hill and enjoy our incredible views of Boothbay Harbor, Maine at Topside Inn! At our Bed and Breakfast set in a beautiful 19th-century sea captain's home and two summer guesthouses you'll find a warm welcome, comfort and style with modern amenities, fabulous breakfasts, and easy access to shopping, restaurants, boat excursions, botanical gardens, hiking trails and much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Topside Inn

Address: 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Price Range: $221 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Topside Inn b&b
Topside Hotel Boothbay Harbor
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“I included a photo from room 3. You decide if it's a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles KenHontheroad, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room #8 in Windward building has low ceilings. Not for over 6' tall. Windward has best view of the harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles 33146Chris, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Almost every room has a view; innkeepers can guide you according to preference and budget.”
 of 5 bubbles SMurdoch1005, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are three buildings to choose from. It seems that most have an ocean view or close to it.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisM548, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a third floor room in the main house with bay views on two sides. But it seems like you would get a great view from all of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 455suef, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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