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Welcome to Topside Inn: A Boothbay Harbor Hotel

Topside Inn has closed for the 2022 season

– Thank you for a wonderful summer.

We are now taking reservations for the 2023.

The inn will reopen May 3rd, 2023.


Tripadvisor Reveals the Best Hotels on the Planet

“Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine is the No. 1 Small Hotel in the U.S. and No. 7 in the World for 2022”

We are very excited to have received this recognition and thank all of our wonderful guests who helped to make this happen. We invite you to come experience coastal Maine and the Topside Inn and see what everyone is talking about.


Topside Inn offers spectacular views, beautifully decorated rooms, locally inspired gourmet breakfasts, full concierge services, and so much more! We are the most reviewed five-star Boothbay Harbor hotel, named the ‘Best Inn/B&B in Maine’ by Down East Magazine for 2021. It’s all paired with a convenient location within walking distance of popular attractions, offering the ideal Midcoast Maine experience.


Our Boothbay Harbor Inn Offers Comfort, Charm, and Waterfront Views

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

Boothbay Harbor Lodging “Above It All”

You will find top-notch accommodations at Topside Inn. We have thoughtfully tailored our guest rooms and vacation homes to be places of relaxation and comfort, and they all include high-quality amenities for our guests to enjoy.

Step inside our Boothbay Harbor hotel to discover original artwork, comfortable furnishings, contemporary bathrooms full of luxury products, and private porches for enjoying our famous New England scenery. Take a virtual tour and select the ideal coastal paradise for staying in Boothbay Harbor!

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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 Views at Our Boothbay Harbor B&B Are Reason Enough toJoin Us "Above It All"

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

The Views

Our Boothbay Harbor bed and breakfast is located on over four beautiful acres, and exceptional views greet you in every direction: the sunrise and the footbridge across the inner harbor to the east, the lighthouses and islands to the south, and the gorgeous sunset to the west. Our front lawn, surrounded by perennial gardens, provides a prime vantage point to observe harbor activity during the day and the stars and flickering boat lights at night.

“Over-the-Top” Breakfasts

We serve delicious breakfasts each morning, which is one of the reasons why many visitors consider us the best Boothbay Harbor inn. Wake up and help yourself to rich, local coffee or tea, fresh fruit, homemade granola, yogurt, baked goods, cereals, and delicious, cooked-to-order entrees. 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 count on having a memorable meal to fuel your Midcoast Maine adventures.

Fresh created breakfast served each morning at the Topside Inn
Chrome Beer Tower

The Topside Inn Experience

Topside Inn offers an incredible experience that extends beyond your room. Enjoy a drink and small bite in our new posh bar before heading out to dinner, ‘Bar One’ will be opening for spring 2021. Our location in the heart of town puts you within walking distance of the best shops, restaurants, and fun things to do in Boothbay Harbor that make our seaside community so special.

Walk to the piers and enjoy a boat tour aboard a local schooner, stroll through downtown Boothbay Harbor, pick up unique souvenirs, indulge in fresh lobster rolls, attend an event at the opera house, explore the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and so much more. Explore our free Vacation Guide to see some of our favorite ways to experience the area.

Meet Your Hosts

Hello, from the owners of the Topside Inn, Brian “Buzz” Makarewicz and Mark Osborn, who were just named 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 every summer 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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