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Welcome to the Topside Inn

Where Comfort, Waterfront Views, and New England Charm Meet

Spectacular views, beautifully decorated rooms, locally inspired gourmet breakfasts, full concierge services, and so much more await you here at the most reviewed five-star Boothbay Harbor lodging property. It’s all paired with the perfect in-town location, offering you the ideal Midcoast Maine experience.

Topside will be reopening May 6th, for the 2020 season.

Come meet Mark & Buzz who were just named “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020 by Hospitality Maine and see why Topside Inn is the #1 Hotel in Maine and #5 Most Romantic Hotel in the US, according to TripAdvisor traveler reviews for 2019. Topside has also been recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. for Service and received Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for the “Best Water View.”

Always feel free to contact us year-round from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and we’ll gladly help you plan your perfect Maine vacation.


View of Room 8 at Topside Inn with paintings from Allen Bunker Fine Art

Enjoy Top-Rated Boothbay Harbor Lodging “Above It All”

When it comes to our accommodations, you’ll find you have plenty of options, and each one comes with the finest amenities and comfort Maine has to offer. We carefully tailored our rooms and cottage to provide a quiet, peaceful alternative to other Boothbay Harbor hotels.

Step inside and discover walls lined with original artwork, comfortable furnishings, contemporary bathrooms full of luxury products, and private porches for enjoying our famous New England scenery. Take a look around with our virtual tours and select the perfect coastal paradise for your visit!

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main house at topside inn
Panoramic views of Boothbay Harbor
Chairs overlooking the water in Boothbay Harbor
The exterior of the Topside Inn bathed in twillight
crab trap at topside inn

The Incredible Panoramic Views Are Reason Enough toJoin Us "Above It All"

Aerial view of Boothbay Harbor area with several things to do and attractions

The Views

Topside Inn is located on over four beautiful acres, and exceptional views greet you in every direction: the sunrise and the famous footbridge across the inner harbor to the east, the lighthouses and islands out at sea to the south, and the western sunset. Our front lawn, surrounded by perennial gardens, provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and gaze at the stars and flickering boat lights at night.

Start Your Morning With an "Over-the-Top" Breakfast

A full, delicious breakfast is always included in your stay at our Boothbay Harbor inn. Each morning, help yourself to rich Maine roasted coffee or tea, fresh fruit, homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, cereals, and a delicious cook to order entree special served from the kitchen. Many of the breakfast items are featured in our new cookbook “Over Easy & Over the Top, recipes from the Kitchen of Topside Inn”. Start your day slow and leisurely, or grab a quick bite on your way out. Either way, you can always count on having a memorable meal to fuel your Midcoast Maine adventures.

Fresh created breakfast served each morning at the Topside Inn
The garden at the Topside Inn, source of some of the freshest ingredients used at the inn

The Topside Experience

Of all the Boothbay Harbor, Maine, hotels, Topside Inn offers a unique experience that extends beyond your room. Our location in the heart of town puts you within walking distance of the best shopsrestaurants, and fun things to do that make our seaside community so special.

Head to the piers and spend your afternoons cruising the harbor on a local schooner, stroll through downtown and pick up unique souvenirs, indulge in our famous, fresh lobster rolls, and so much more. Explore our free Vacation Guide and see some of our favorite ways to enjoy the area. After it all, you can rest your feet at our Boothbay Harbor bed and breakfast and watch as the sunset lights up the harbor in warm colors.

Meet Your Hosts

Hello from the owners of the Topside Inn, Brian “Buzz” Makarewicz and Mark Osborn, just names Hospitality Maine’s “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020. From the time we got together, we knew we wanted to have an inn somewhere in the world. Little did we know, we would end up buying one in the town where Mark grew up visiting with his family, and Buzz had a vacation home. We have thoroughly enjoyed transforming Topside Inn into the perfect haven for relaxation, and we always look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy it all.

Topside Inn Owners meet your innkeepers


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