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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We spent four nights at the Higgins Beach Inn, and we loved it. It was easy to slow down and relax at the Inn. We had a room on the third floor, looking out the front of the Inn. Each morning we got coffee and pastries and sat in our window and leisurely read the paper. We were glad we...

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Maine
Reviewed 13 July 2012

This is a favorite summer dining spot for my husband and I. Their restaurant is named "Garofolo's Italian Restaurant" but it does not have its own identity here. I am a long-term Maine resident, and I have to say their baked-stuffed lobster is the best I've EVER had (I think it is not currently on their menu, but call ahead...

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south australia
Reviewed 1 June 2012

The Higgins Beach Inn is a truly unique place to stay. The inn is very old and rooms are decorated with very old furniture. When we stayed there, with friends from Conneticut, the Inn wasn't open for business. Bob and Diane graciously allowed us to stay,and made the three days a highlight of our second trip to the US. Staff...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Great food--Personal Service--Go with whatever the Chef recommends. Coastal style Inn with a nice lounge and a great restaurant. Special requests--no problem. Make a weekend of it with that special other and enjoy a slice of heaven. Can't wait to go back.

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Maplewood, N.J.
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We come here every year. We have family in nearby South Portland, but this is by far our favorite place to stay. The rooms are all wonderful, even the ones with shared bathrooms. And the restaurant is fantastic, too! Don't forget to borrow the boogie-boards when you head for the beach (which is just down the street).

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Gansevoort, New York
Reviewed 1 April 2012

I went to this hotel and beach with my spouse and we had a wonderful time. It was nice to hear the peaceful waves from your window. The breakfast that was served was fantastic. We stayed two nights and had pancakes one morning and then eggs and toast with some fruit the next. I would recommend this hotel to anyone...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 October 2011

We were doing a weekend road trip through New England and were only in ME for 1 day and chose to stay at Higgins Beach based on location and price. It was a very lovely and quaint inn. Everything was very clean. The tv was old, but functional. Our only gripe would be that we were pretty cold at night...

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Brownsville, Vermont
Reviewed 5 October 2011

The Higgins Beach Inn is very nice. It's quaint, and certainly has very nice character. We found all the staff to be courteous. It is also a very good location; a 60 second walk from the beach although most (or maybe all) rooms don't have a view. It's very historical-looking, and most rooms have a shared-bath in the hallway. The...

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Oxford, Maine
Reviewed 2 October 2011

Expect simplicity to get away from it all. And I mean "ALL". No TV. No phones. Half the rooms do not even have a private bath. This charming Victorian Inn will take you back a hundred years to lazy summer vacations of days gone by. Clean, comfortable, quiet, nostalgia. The gourmet restaurant on site is handy and pleasant for breakfast...

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New York
Reviewed 23 September 2011

i stayed 3 nights at Higgins in July 2011. overall, a very pleasant and convenient stay. the hotel is one block from the sand beach as well as a small roadside coffee shop/market, which was everything you need without having to use a car. the hotel also had a nice restaurant and great outdoor seating. the hotel and restaurant appear...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Higgins Beach Inn

Address: 34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424
Region: United States > Maine > Scarborough
Price Range: $114 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Higgins Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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Higgins Beach Maine
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“If you need a room with a private bath there may be limited ones available.”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraL780, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Higgins is a small community so at night the traffic is non existant.”
 of 5 bubbles paulsU7630LD, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Drive past - do NOT stop”
 of 5 bubbles mgB4345GL, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 20, unless you like kitchen exhaust fans, bring a power strip and your own liquor if so inclined”
 of 5 bubbles 395BrianB395, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Room 15 is at end of all with an ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles 681justinb, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
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