Ever since we purchased the Topside Inn, our number one goal has been to bring you the best in Boothbay Harbor lodging. Various magazines, blogs, and websites have taken notice over the years, and we couldn’t be happier! We compiled some of our favorite and most notable media mentions to share with you all.

Take a look and learn what people have to say about our accommodations, amenities, service, and location near the top local attractions. You’re welcome to book your stay and enjoy it all! We look forward to seeing you above it all in Boothbay Harbor, ME.


Awards & Accolades


A few recent accolades of the Topside Inn include:

  • Mark & Buzz being named "Innkeepers of the Year" for 2020 by Hospitality Maine 
  • Topside Inn was named the #1 Hotel in Maine (2019)
  • #5 Most Romantic Hotel in the US (2019 & 2020)according to TripAdvisor traveler reviews.
  • Recognized as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. for Service (2019)
  • Received Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for the “Best Water View.”



Recognition & Media Mentions of Topside Inn






The Topside Inn delivers the best of Boothbay Harbor with a location in the hub but above the hubbub. Read more >>

HM celebrates the sector every year through hospitality awards that recognize leading lights in the industry. Read more >>

Mark & Buzz named Innkeepers of the Year 

HospitalityMaine | 2020 Award Recipients

There are many successful innkeepers operating beautiful, historic properties across the state of Maine. Read more >>

Cook up a Topside Inn breakfast … at home!

Boothbay Register | December 2019

This cookbook includes 120 scrummy original recipes the two have been sharing with guests for over five years. Read more >>

Boothbay Harbor Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year

Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce 57th Annual Community Awards | May, 2019

Mark and Buzz accepting the award for Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year

Pictured above, Mark Osborn & Buzz Makarewicz of Topside Inn accepting the Boothbay Harbor Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year Award

The Topside Inn now offers a special package, combining a stay at the award-winning inn with a cruise on the 118-year-old schooner Victory Chimes. Read more >>

Among the Most Romantic Inns in America 

Boston.com | January 28, 2019

Maybe you have a special anniversary coming up, or perhaps you two just need a break from the everyday. Read more >>

Boothbay Harbor Awaits - The Cottage Journal >

The Cottage Journal (Summer Issue) | July 5, 2017

Experience the best of mid-Maine with a stay in Boothbay Harbor’s Topside Inn. Read more >>

When you think of a B&B, beer typically isn’t one of the first things that come to mind. However, you can enjoy some brews at these fine bed and breakfast establishments... Read more >>

Boothbay Harbor, ME - New England Boating Video >

New England Boating | January 2016

Checkout the Topside Inn featured in a video by the New England Boating YouTube channel. See more >>

The salty air and beautiful water views make it a prime spot for boating, outdoor recreation or just taking a stroll. See more >>

Where to Stay in Boothbay Harbor - WGME 13 News Video ›

WGME 13 (Road Trippin’) | June 2015

Topside Inn is featured on Where to Stay in Boothbay Harbor! Enjoy panoramic harbor views, stylish décor, gourmet breakfasts and concierge services. See more >>

2015 Editors’ Choice - New England Traveler  ›

New England Traveler (Yankee Magazine) | April 2015

The aptly named Topside caps an in-town hill with sigh-producing views over the inner and outer harbors. Read more >>

48 Hours in Boothbay Harbor - Maine Magazine ›

Maine Magazine | September 2011

48 hours of our favorite places to explore, browse, stay, listen, and eat. Read more >>