Oh, how I love to explore a new destination.
When I got the chance to explore Maine I couldn’t pack fast enough. First stop – Inn By The Sea…what an oceanfront oasis!
Those that follow me regularly know that I usually spend a considerable amount of time abroad.
My marketing and social media clients keep me busy with video/drone and photography production but they also afford me the ability to explore some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
When I am stateside I try to spend a little time exploring my home country. This time, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Portland, Maine. I hadn’t been to Maine in more than 30 years so my curiosity was peaked.
As I usually do, I reached out to a few hotels, restaurants, and tour companies for sponsorships. The following review can’t possibly cover completely the amazing experiences that I had at the extraordinary hotel.
Inn By The Sea
May is the time of year when spring is pushing through and trying to warm up the Northern East coast of the US.
Although still cold, Maine’s beaches are vibrant with wildlife and plant life waking up from the winter.
Inn By The Sea is situated on a gorgeous one-mile stretch of beach. From the nanosecond I arrived, I was treated like royalty and knew I was in for the treat of a lifetime.
A smiling reception staff that, knowing I was on my way, had my room waiting and greeted me.
Check-in was incredibly quick and while I was waiting to meet manager, Rauni Kew, I was treated to a visit with the foster pup that was playing in the reception area.
The team at Inn By The Sea works with the local animal shelter to help place dogs that need a forever home by fostering them in the hotel. (How incredible is that?)
I was greeted by the manager and given a site tour of the beautiful oceanfront hotel.
Although modern and upgraded to meet the luxurious standards of her visitors, the hotel has its historical touches and “stories” throughout.
My room wasn’t simply a room. I was given a two-bedroom suite with beautiful views of the grounds and the ocean.
The staff has forgotten nothing within the suites and rooms at the hotel, including the most lavish bedding and linens.
It was very hard for me to get out and experience the rest of the hotel.
My suite had a fireplace where I sat and enjoyed some wonderful wines while looking out at the gorgeous surrounding grounds.
I also relished the full kitchen and a bathroom with a soaking tub.
Soaking tubs are another of my indulgences and this one came with comforts like bath bombs and fragrant soaps and lotions.
With every single amenity, (click here to view more photos) I enjoyed a relaxing and indulgent two days of the best Inn By The Sea has to offer.
This luxury hotel is recognized for green hotel practices, which makes it a wonderfully responsible and perfect place to spend any special occasion or family vacation.
Only a short distance from downtown Portland, the hotel is perfectly located making it easy to feel like you’ve traveled to a far off luxurious destination.
It’s close enough so visitors can explore and enjoy activities and restaurants throughout Portland.
I found no reason to leave the hotel grounds.
I love spas. In fact, they are one of my favorite services to experience. I’ve visited many spas all over the world and tried an array of treatments.
Our Portland Spa is dedicated to ensuring its guests experience the best indulgences.
I enjoyed the Sea Waves 60-minute treatment and was whisked away on a magical, luxurious, relaxing journey of pure bliss.
My masseur was extremely knowledgeable and recommended oils that worked wonderfully with my treatment.
Before and after, I enjoyed a beautiful sanctuary with my own locker and luxuriously soft robe and sandals.
I also had access to private steam rooms, a wonderful 5 head shower experience, beverages and snacks that were perfect before and after my treatment.
A visit to Inn By The Sea is not complete without a visit to their amazing spa.
Eating at the onsite restaurant, Sea Glass is a gastronomical affair like none other.
The chef creates magic with fresh, locally sourced food for every palate and every food consideration.
In addition to his amazing creations, Chef Andrew offers new and innovative vegan specialties that even this carnivore absolutely loved!
Each meal at the hotel was an indulgence and I felt like royalty.
From the blueberry butter that accompanied the freshly baked bread to the Local Lobster Toast at breakfast to the Spring Pea & Burrata every bite was a unique and delicious experience.
At the end of the day a wonderful experience at any hotel whether a luxury facility or a hostel is determined by how welcoming a guest feels and how the staff interacts with them.
Inn By The Sea gets it right on all aspects. Although I was there for a sponsorship, I also witnessed the attention and care the staff gave other visitors.
It was no less special than my own. Each person was greeted and treated with kindness, genuine care of their comfort and experience, and with a friendly and warm smile and attitude.
I can’t recommend Inn By The Sea enough.
For more information or to book a stay here are the deets:
Address: 40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth ME 04107
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