Top Hotels in Maine
Collected by AFAR Editors, AFAR Staff
Our list was handpicked to show Maine at its most authentic best, from Victorian seaside inns to a sophisticated new hotel in an old Portland newspaper building. We left out the camp bunks of childhood, but here’s a tasty slice of Vacationland.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
This 19th-century inn, with 26 romantic rooms and four cottages—three of which lie steps from the Kennebunk River—has long been synonymous with coastal New England pampering, and it has helped raise the bar for high-end service not...
Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
White Adirondack chairs set along an immaculately manicured lawn overlooking the Atlantic, wicker furniture stationed on a wraparound porch with the American flag fluttering overhead—this is coastal Maine at its finest. Guests at this...
354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
Hidden Pond re-creates Maine cottage living, infused with its own quirky, Instagram-worthy take on luxury. The enclave of 14 colorful one-bedroom and two-bedroom clapboard cottages is spread over 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, a...
41 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843, USA
In the heart of Camden town, this Maine classic has been welcoming guests for over 20 years. Its pair of stately white clapboard buildings houses 22 rooms and suites, 10 of which have private entrances for the height of privacy. Each...
The Cuckolds, Southport, ME 04576, USA
Ever dream of escaping to your own private island? Well, now you can: A half-mile off the coast of Southport Island, Maine, is the Eastern Cuckolds Island, 2.5 acres of large granite rock surrounded by lapping waves and the occasional...
Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA
While some of the swankier Kennebunkport properties like the White Barn Inn and Cape Arundel don’t allow children, the Seaside Inn is known for its family friendliness: Guests under 12 stay free, complimentary cribs can be reserved in...
Belfast, ME 04915, USA
After 21 years of running a 97-room hotel in Bar Harbour, Ed and Judy Hemmingsen moved to Belfast, seemingly to retire. But a four-story Greek revival row house on Main Street steps from the harbor got the better of them, and they spent two...
Camden, ME, USA
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the harbor in Camden, this elegant white clapboard inn boasts enviable views: Each of its 20 rooms and suites looks onto the water. But the nearly 150-year-old property doesn’t just coast on its location. As...
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