Topside Inn

Topside inn, a coastal-chic retreat with a laid-back Maine vibe, overlooking Boothbay Harbor. 


Topside inn, a coastal-chic retreat with a laid-back Maine vibe, overlooking Boothbay Harbor. 

Topside Inn Exterior at Dusk
sitting room
Topside Inn Lobster Trap
Topside Inn Guest Room
topside view
deviled eggs
salmon eggs
creole soup
plate of food

The Basics


Set atop McKown Hill at the highest point in town, this 19th-century sea captain's home is joined by two classic summer guesthouses and offers stylish, modern accommodations and amenities just steps from a charming coastal village you won't soon forget. Water views greet you in every direction and our front lawn provides a grandstand seat to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the lights of the sky at night.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplaces
  • Private Ent Avail.

In the Know

  • Porter Preserve and Oven's Mouth Preserves are our great hiking trails
  • BarOne, the intimate, private bar at Topside Inn is the best place for an afternoon cocktail
  • A day trip to Monhegan Island is an amazing adventure, and a great way to get out on the water
  • Schooner Eastwind allows guests to bring food and drink onboard; let Topside pack you some wine and cheese for a sunset sail

Stay for the Story

What makes Topside so special goes beyond the perfect setting, stunning harbor views, exquisite renovations, and elaborate breakfast - it is the passion and dedication to hospitality and the guest experience that sets Topside apart.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try Ports of Italy for traditional Italian cuisine
Enjoy fine dining with spectacular water views at Harborside 1901
The beer garden at Boothbay Craft Brewery has the best wood fired pizzas and beer

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Meander the grounds of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Visit Boothbay Region Land Trust, this peninsula has over 30 miles of hiking trails
Take a day trip to Monhegan Island

Guest Reviews

The Topside Inn ruined me for all other inns and hotel stays in the future. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Boothbay Harbor, LOOK NO FURTHER. We stayed two nights at the Topside for our trip along the Maine coast, celebrating our 13th anniversary, and the Topside really went above and beyond. They wrote the book on what hospitality is and should be! When we arrived,...See More

- Victoria L.

I took my wife to Topsides Inn for her birthday. The experience was ‘over the top’. When we arrived we were taken to a table overlooking the main lawn. We were served a tasty profiterole with cheese and cucumber lemonade mocktail with some cucumber infused vodka on the side. Later on we celebrated her birthday with friends and Prosecco, and a cheese and savory board. Our room was a...See More

- Bob McKane

We live in the area and don’t usually stay in Boothbay due to the low quality of hotels. A friend recommended Topside and said “ you won’t be disappointed “ AND she was Right!!! Definitely recommend!!!

- Laurie Gourley

Being our first stay in a small inn or bed and breakfast, we were not sure exactly what to expect - but were very pleased. Small enough for exception service while still allowing for your own space when desired. The Topside Inn lives up to the many positive reviews and awards. Our Leeward Premium Harbor View was plenty spacious and comfortable, with our own semi-private deck was the perfect...See More

- Steven Ward

Our anniversary celebration was perfect at the Topside Inn. Start to finish we had a fabulous stay. The room was beautiful with a cozy fireplace and the patio view was hard to beat. One of our highlights were the Cookie Du Jour....a different homemade cookie everyday. It was difficult to pick a favorite, but we definitely looked forward to each one. The gourmet breakfast was another highlight. Everything was...See More

- Donna Leone

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 23

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Alarm Clocks

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: No

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Picnics Available, Room Service, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Retreats

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Location Type: Coastal, Small Town/Village, Waterview