Best Hotels in Maine

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Maine based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    The Captain Lord Mansion
    Kennebunkport, ME
    #1 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1173 reviewsTripAdvisor (1173)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This family-owned property is situated in a small neighborhood just east of the river in Kennebunkport, Maine. The staff members running the Captain Lord Mansion receive heaps of praise from recent guests for their welcoming demeanors and helpfulness. At this property, you'll find ornately decorated rooms complete with memory foam mattresses, minifridges, complimentary Wi-Fi and gas fireplaces. Guests here also have complimentary access to snowshoes, bikes, beach chairs and towels, and visitors are invited to sample from the extensive wine cellar. Meanwhile, the Day Spa pampers visitors with soothing treatments like deep tissue massages and body rubs. Guests particularly love the decadent, three-course breakfasts, which are included in the room rates.

    Kennebunkport, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1173 reviewsTripAdvisor (1173)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Samoset Resort
    Rockport, ME
    #2 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1591 reviewsTripAdvisor (1591)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located on the edge of Rockland Harbor, about 7 miles south of Camden, Maine, Samoset Resort is a vacation destination unto itself. Here, guests have access to a massive outdoor pool, a full-service spa, four restaurants and 18 holes of championship golf. But despite all of the amenities, previous guests say that it's the gracious hotel staff that makes staying here such a treat: Visitors compliment the front desk and service staff on their friendly personalities. Another crowd pleaser? The spacious accommodations appointed with robes, iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and mahogany furnishings. Though some visitors caution that a stay here can cost a pretty penny, they also say that the high level of customer service and picturesque surroundings make it worth the price.

    Rockport, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1591 reviewsTripAdvisor (1591)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Cliff House Maine
    Ogunquit, ME
    #3 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1683 reviewsTripAdvisor (1683)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Described by previous guests as a "spectacular" and "luxurious" retreat with amazing views, the Cliff House Maine reopened in 2016 after an extensive $40 million renovation. The hotel is situated on 70 acres, about 15 miles south of Kennebunkport, Maine, and overlooks the ocean.The property's 132 rooms and suites are decorated in a nautical theme, with a white, navy, yellow and cream color scheme. All accommodations have private terraces boasting ocean views, LCD flat-screen TVs, clothing steamers and in-room wine coolers. If you're looking to indulge in some pampering, Cliff House's spa offers a bevy of services and treatments, including massages, body wraps, facials and more. There's also an indoor and outdoor pool, and a fitness center. On-site eateries include Nubb's Lobster Shack, Tidemark Terrace and the Tiller Restaurant. Recent visitors were pleased with the quality of food at the Tiller Restaurant, but some said it was a little pricey.

    Ogunquit, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1683 reviewsTripAdvisor (1683)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Camden Harbour Inn
    Camden, ME
    #4 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 404 reviewsTripAdvisor (404)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Amid Maine's Victorian-style bed-and-breakfasts, the Camden Harbour Inn stands apart with its sleek interior furnishings and top-notch amenities (including flat-screen TVs, rainfall showers and in some cases private balconies and gas fireplaces). And that's not all this coastal retreat has to offer: The hotel's award-winning Natalie's restaurant serves up local Maine fare and the tranquil spa offers a wide range of replenishing treatments. Recent guests say this inn sets the bar in excellence – from its exquisite setting to its exceptionally attentive staff. You'll find this Relais & Châteaux retreat just steps from downtown Camden, conveniently located near a small beach, boutique shops and other recreational facilities.

    Camden, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 404 reviewsTripAdvisor (404)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Inn By The Sea
    Cape Elizabeth, ME
    #5 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1339 reviewsTripAdvisor (1339)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This Cape Elizabeth property is about 9 miles south of Portland, nestled amid Maine's Great Pond and the Crescent Beach/Kettle Cove State Park. Recent visitors describe the inn's location as idyllic, and the guest rooms and amenities as the very definition of laid-back luxury. Appointed with bathrobes, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, internet access and soothing red and charcoal accents, the inn's accommodations, beach suites and cottages earn top compliments from recent visitors, as do the friendly staff and pet-friendly amenities. At Inn by the Sea, you can indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the on-site spa, and when dinnertime rolls around, you can savor decadent meals at the Sea Glass Restaurant.

    Cape Elizabeth, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1339 reviewsTripAdvisor (1339)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
    Portland, ME
    #6 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 946 reviewsTripAdvisor (946)
    Free WiFi

    Arguably the best place to kick back and read a newspaper, this boutique hotel (which opened in May 2015) draws design inspiration from the newsroom that used to occupy the property. Each of the hotel's 110 guest rooms features decor inspired by a 1920s-era writer's office, including a vintage desk and reeded glass doors. However, several recent guests pointed out that the rooms, while well-appointed, are on the smaller side. But just because this Autograph Collection hotel nods to the past doesn't mean it's taking a step back from the future. Marble bathrooms, minifridges, flat-screen TVs and coffee makers come standard in all accommodations, plus there's a fitness center and on-site bike rentals. The hotel's location in the artsy Old Port district of Portland, Maine, seems to rub off on UNION Restaurant & Lounge, which utilizes farm-to-table techniques to create modern, artisan dishes. Recent guests were charmed by the quirky decor of the property and applauded the superb service of the entire hotel staff. Many travelers strongly suggested taking advantage of the complimentary bikes, noting it's the best way to explore the surrounding Old Port district. Keep in mind that because of this hotel's Marriott affiliation, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Portland, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 946 reviewsTripAdvisor (946)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Balance Rock Inn
    Bar Harbor, ME
    #7 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 553 reviewsTripAdvisor (553)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking

    The Balance Rock Inn is quintessential Maine. The hotel sits just steps away from the serene waters of Frenchman's Bay in Bar Harbour, offering panoramic bay views from multiple points in the property. And the idyllic cottage look isn't just for kicks: The Balance Rock Inn previously served as a family summer cottage back in the early 1900s. And when you take a look at your room, you may feel as though you've traveled back in time. Accommodations are classic in decor and bright in color palette, with most rooms featuring white floral patterned wallpaper and intricately carved wood furniture. Guests often describe rooms as cozy and well-appointed, thanks to flat-screen TVs, bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, complimentary in-room bottled water, free Wi-Fi access and furnished decks, among other features. Outside your digs, you'll find an outdoor heated pool, a small fitness center and The Veranda Bar, a favorite among recent visitors, who recommended ordering a drink at the bar and then grabbing a seat next to the outdoor fire pit on the patio (especially at sunset). While the bar was a hit, some said the complimentary breakfast could use some improvement, though the short walk to town (a block away) to other eateries, was a plus for recent lodgers.

    Bar Harbor, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 553 reviewsTripAdvisor (553)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
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    The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina
    Bar Harbor, ME
    #8 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1304 reviewsTripAdvisor (1304)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The 193 guest rooms at the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access (included in the daily resort fee) and spacious workstations. Some rooms also have semi-private balconies with views of Bar Harbor, Maine. Suites, which come with up to three bedrooms, also come with fully equipped kitchens with a full-sized refrigerator, as well as an expanded living area and a dining table that seats up to six people. On-site amenities include free self-parking, a business center, a free guest laundry facility and access to two oceanfront pools and hot tubs, as well as tennis courts, a spa and a fitness center. There are also four restaurants and lounges: La Bella Vita serves fine Italian food; Stewman’s Lobster Pound serves coastal Maine seafood; Enoteca Wine Bar serves wine and tapas-style plates; and Splash Pool Bar offers light bites and frozen drinks by the pool. While some recent guests loved the great outdoor amenities and the convenient location, others said the customer service was not up to their standards.

    Bar Harbor, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1304 reviewsTripAdvisor (1304)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Portland Harbor Hotel
    Portland, ME
    #9 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1716 reviewsTripAdvisor (1716)
    Free WiFi

    The Portland Harbor Hotel's unbeatable location and attentive staff received major kudos from recent guests. The property sits in the city's Old Port neighborhood, an area lined with cobblestone streets and 19th-century warehouses. In addition to its charming aesthetics, Old Port is also home to a bevy of restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. If you're in the mood to explore, make use of the hotel's complimentary bicycles – a recommendation from past lodgers. And though you'll be surrounded by plenty of top-notch restaurants, consider dining at the on-site eatery, Eve's at the Garden, which visitors said is a solid choice for happy hour. Reviews for the accommodations were a bit more mixed: Some said their digs were clean and comfortable, while others lamented their small size and recommended booking a room that doesn't overlook the street to avoid disruptive neighborhood noise. Wherever your room is located, you'll find it outfitted with a large soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower, feather pillows and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The Portland Harbor Hotel also offers a small fitness center, complimentary Starbucks coffee on each floor and in the lobby, and complimentary transportation to and from Portland International Jetport and the Amtrak station.

    Portland, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1716 reviewsTripAdvisor (1716)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Lord Camden Inn
    Camden, ME
    #10 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 708 reviewsTripAdvisor (708)
    Free WiFi
    Lord Camden Inn is a 4 star hotel located at 24 Main St in Camden. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 708 reviews.
    Camden, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 708 reviewsTripAdvisor (708)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Kennebunk Beach, ME
    #11 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 360 reviewsTripAdvisor (360)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated about a half-mile southwest of Dock Square, the White Barn Inn & Spa serves as a convenient place to hang your hat if you're looking to explore the heart of Kennebunkport. The inn's AAA Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant is one of the most popular establishments downtown, thanks to its upscale iterations of cod, halibut and lobster roll (all fresh daily catches, of course). The inn also offers private cooking classes available for budding culinary artists. Keep in mind that there are several accommodation choices to pick from: The Main House, the garden and the waterfront cottages. Recent guests especially appreciate the extra perks found in each guest room, like marble bathrooms with heated floors and whirlpool tubs and walk-in rainfall showers. Visitors also appreciate the accommodating staff and the surprisingly quiet locale on Kennebunkport River. 

    Kennebunk Beach, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 360 reviewsTripAdvisor (360)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    16 Bay View
    Camden, ME
    #12 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 227 reviewsTripAdvisor (227)
    Free WiFi
    16 Bay View is a 3.5 star hotel located at 16 Bayview St in Camden. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 227 reviews.
    Camden, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 227 reviewsTripAdvisor (227)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Breakwater Inn & Spa
    Kennebunkport, ME
    #13 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 312 reviewsTripAdvisor (312)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Breakwater Inn & Spa is an ideal retreat for visitors seeking a quiet getaway to Kennebunkport, Maine. This hotel – originally built in the 1880s – showcases the area's serene surroundings from its perch along the Kennebunkport River. (Guests considering a stay here should note that, because of the hotel's older roots, there is no elevator in the inn building, but there is an elevator in the spa building.) Rooms and suites are outfitted in nautical sky blue, rich navy and stark white hues and feature pillow-top beds, and free wireless internet access. Also complimentary: The use of the hotel's bikes. If you'd rather stay on-site, work up a sweat at the fitness studio and follow it up with a treatment like a facial, massage or manicure at the spa. Once you're ready for some food, Stripers Waterside Restaurant serves up savory seafood dishes with sunset views. (Note: The restaurant is open on a limited schedule in the offseason.)

    Kennebunkport, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 312 reviewsTripAdvisor (312)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Stage Neck Inn
    York, ME
    #14 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 466 reviewsTripAdvisor (466)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Perched on a small peninsula that juts into York Harbor in Maine, this boutique inn wins over visitors with its picturesque locale. The Stage Neck Inn's Colonial-style guest rooms boast sea views, and you can watch boats bob in the harbor while enjoying fresh lobster on the Sandpiper's outdoor terrace, or from the other on-site dining venues, Shearwater and Outdoor Terrace. Plus, all accommodations come with coffee makers, minifridges, Wi-Fi access and cozy terrycloth robes, though several recent guests thought the rooms could use an update. The inn also houses two pools (one indoor, one outdoor), a full-service spa and two clay tennis courts. But for many, it's the inn's quality customer service that clinches the deal; several guests highlight the front desk and restaurant staff as particularly friendly.

    York, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 466 reviewsTripAdvisor (466)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Daniel
    Brunswick, ME
    #15 in Best Hotels in Maine
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 494 reviewsTripAdvisor (494)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    With just 24 rooms, this hotel appeals to travelers looking for a quiet getaway to Brunswick, Maine. Located about 26 miles north of Portland, along the banks of the Androscoggin River, The Daniel was originally built in 1819 and began operation as a hotel in the 1980s. The property and its rooms were renovated in 2013 and recent guests were complimentary of the updated accommodations. Rooms include desks, minifridges and free Wi-Fi access, and some have doors that lead to a small Juliet balcony. Property-wide amenities all guests can enjoy range from the whirlpool and sauna to the fitness room and guest pantry stocked with snacks and drinks. For a full dinner, visitors can sit down at Coast Bar + Bistro, which features a rotating seasonal menu of Maine specialties. Plus, the restaurant and lounge welcome live music on Thursday and Friday evenings. Past guests of The Daniel raved about the food at the restaurant, as well as the tasty complimentary breakfast, and said the staff members were accommodating and friendly.

    Brunswick, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 494 reviewsTripAdvisor (494)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi