A selection of the best luxury hotels in Maine, USA. A selection by Laura Becker
Cliff House Maine offers a luxurious experience with an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, free WiFi, air conditioning, a spa and wellness centre, a restaurant, a fitness centre, meeting facilities, a shared lounge, a games room and free parking. Located in Cape Neddick, this resort is perfect for those looking for a relaxing atmosphere with great views. Make the most of your stay by exploring the area, which includes Ogunquit Beach District (5.2 km) and Ogunquit Beach (5.2 km). It is just 54 km from Portland International Jetport Airport.
Rooms: 226 Stars: 4
Experience the splendour of Camden Harbour Inn, a delightful property of great elegance. Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Batie, the Camden harbour and Penobscot Bay. Relax in your room with a minibar, flat-screen cable TV with DVD player, iPod dock, seating area and en suite bathroom with hairdryer and bathrobes. Indulge in gourmet French cuisine at the on-site restaurant, Natalie’s, and sample complimentary snacks, coffee and tea in the shared lounge. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival at Natalie’s Bar and a continental breakfast in the morning. Just 5 minutes’ walk from the Camden city centre and 800 metres from Camden Amphitheater, the Camden Harbour Inn is the perfect place to stay.
Rooms: 20 Stars: 4
Situated in Bar Harbor, a mere 500 metres from the Town Beach, Sand Bar Cottage Inn offers luxurious 4-star accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a terrace, 24-hour front desk and a superb breakfast. The hotel opened in January 2021 and features charming, historic rooms, each with a private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, flat-screen TV and air conditioning, as well as some with a balcony. Bed linen and towels are provided for guests’ convenience. The hotel is located near popular points of interest such as Agamont Park, The Abbe Museum, West Street Historic District and Frenchman Bay, only 2.4 km away. The nearest airport is Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, 20 km from the hotel.
Rooms: 19 Stars: 4
Experience the historic charm of Ogunquit Abalonia Inn. Located nearby the beach, this hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and well-appointed rooms with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator. Shopping, dining and more are just steps away from your door. Inside, you’ll find wood furnishings, wooden floors and tea/coffee making facilities. Take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or relax in the garden. Plus, Perkins Cove is only 1 mile away and Ogunquit Museum of American Art is just 5 minutes’ drive. Enjoy a memorable stay at Abalonia Inn!
Rooms: 28 Stars: 4
Experience luxury and relaxation at Portland Harbor Hotel, one of Maine’s best hotels. Tastefully decorated guest rooms include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and some even feature a sofa, spa bath and a view. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant and stay in shape at the fitness centre. With free WiFi, meeting facilities and valet parking, every stay is sure to be memorable. Located near the Portland Waterfront and only 16 km from Old Orchard Beach, this hotel is just a short distance from Wadsworth Longfellow House, Portland Downtown Historic District and Victoria Mansion. Portland International Jetport Airport is only 4 km away.
Rooms: 101 Stars: 4
Embrace the romantic atmosphere at 16 Bay View, located in Camden, just 600 metres from Laite Memorial Beach. Enjoy the cosy rooms, equipped with air-conditioning, a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower. Each room with a balcony offers beautiful views of the city. Other amenities include a fitness centre, private parking, a shared lounge, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. A continental breakfast is served each morning and free WiFi is available throughout. The hotel is also close to Mount Battie, Farnsworth Art Museum and Carver Hill Gallery. Knox County Regional Airport is 18 km away.
Rooms: 20 Stars: 4
Nestled in the heart of Maine, Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa is one of the best luxury hotels in the area. Offering breathtaking views of the bay, relax in a peaceful atmosphere and enjoy the resort’s full-service spa, two pools (saltwater and freshwater) and on-site restaurants. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen cable TV, fireplace, partial ocean views, en suite bathroom and coffee maker. Explore the local area and take advantage of the complimentary bicycles available, or visit nearby Barrett Park (5 minutes away) and Boothbay Region Country Club (4 miles away). Enjoy local cuisine at 88, Boagie’s Bistro or the Deck Café and make the most of your stay in Boothbay Harbor, just 2 miles away.
Rooms: 83 Stars: 4
Experience history and relaxation at the Kennebunkport Nonantum Resort. Located on the waterfront, the resort offers individually decorated rooms with plush bedding, en suite bathrooms, cable TV, and free WiFi. Guests can take advantage of the heated outdoor pool, business center, bicycle rentals, and children’s activity center. The resort is conveniently located near the Cape Arundel Golf Course (3.2 km) and Webhannet Golf Club (10 min drive), as well as Central Kennebunk (8 km) and Dock Square (1.2 km). The complimentary shuttle service runs within 8 km of the property during the summer. Start your day with a delicious breakfast and explore all that the resort and the surrounding area have to offer.
Rooms: 109 Stars: 5
Experience breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay from Bluenose Inn – Bar Harbor Hotel. Located 10 minutes from Acadia National Park, this property offers an array of amenities to make your stay comfortable. Enjoy a relaxed meal in the Great Room, with live piano music, or the Looking Glass restaurant. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor and outdoor pools, spa, sauna, steam room, and gym. Choose from a variety of rooms with flat-screen cable TVs, mini-fridges, Keurig coffee makers, and fireplaces. Private balconies offer stunning views of the bay. For your convenience, a 24-hour gift shop is provided, featuring unique Maine souvenirs. Explore the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, located within walking distance. Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company and downtown Bar Harbor are just 1.6 km away. Enjoy a memorable stay at Bluenose Inn – Bar Harbor Hotel!
Rooms: 97 Stars: 4
Escape to the luxurious Tides Beach Club, located on a stunning Kennebunkport beachfront. Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner and cocktails at the on-site restaurant, and take advantage of free WiFi. Relax in air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen TVs and marble-clad bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Unwind on the beach with chairs, towels and umbrellas, or explore nearby attractions – Cape Arundel Golf Course is just 6.9 km away. Take a free shuttle to a nearby garden, outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre. Enjoy the Kennebunkport town centre, just 12 minutes away. Charming. Elegant. The Tides Beach Club.
Rooms: 21 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Maine, USA
Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the United States, with its rugged coastline, rolling hills, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Maine has plenty of great places to stay. Here are some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Maine, USA.
1. Portland: Portland is Maine’s largest city and a great destination for all kinds of travelers. There’s plenty of culture and history to explore, from the Portland Museum of Art to the Old Port District. There are also plenty of great restaurants, shops, and nightlife spots. When it comes to lodging, you can find a range of hotels, from budget-friendly options to luxurious resorts.
2. Bar Harbor: Bar Harbor is a popular destination for visitors to Maine. This charming coastal town is home to Acadia National Park, the largest national park in the eastern United States. In addition to its stunning natural beauty, Bar Harbor also has a lively downtown area with plenty of restaurants, shops, and galleries. There are a number of hotels and resorts in the area, ranging from budget-friendly options to luxurious properties.
3. Camden: Camden is a picturesque seaside town located in midcoast Maine. This charming town offers plenty of activities for visitors, from sailing and kayaking to hiking and sightseeing. There are also plenty of great restaurants, galleries, and shops to explore. When it comes to lodging, you can find a range of hotels, from budget-friendly options to luxurious resorts.
4. Freeport: Freeport is a charming coastal village located in southern Maine. This small town is home to the world-famous L.L. Bean flagship store, as well as plenty of other shops, restaurants, and galleries. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, from hiking and biking to fishing and kayaking. When it comes to lodging, you can find a range of hotels, from budget-friendly options to luxurious resorts.
5. Bethel: Bethel is a charming mountain town located in western Maine. This small town is home to plenty of outdoor activities, from skiing and snowshoeing to hiking and fishing. There are also plenty of great restaurants, shops, and galleries to explore. When it comes to lodging, you can find a range of hotels, from budget-friendly options to luxurious resorts.
No matter where you choose to stay in Maine, you’ll be sure to find a great hotel to suit your needs. From budget-friendly options to luxurious resorts, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful state.