Inn By the Sea

Eco Hotels in Maine ( 2022 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Eco Hotels Maine are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Maine and then beyond in USA.

Maine is one of the best states for solar on the East Coast,” Anker said. “We get quite a bit of sun in the winter [and] if it’s cold out, that sun on the panels is going to be more productive. You’d be surprised.” On top of that, the culture of the state is conducive to environmentally friendly projects

 

 1. Inn By the Sea 2* – Eco Hotels Maine

Inn By the Sea
Inn By the Sea

Inn By the Sea is situated on a park-like property, just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Apart from an outdoor pool, guest can enjoy the spa and cardio room.

The spacious guest rooms at Inn By the Sea are warmly decorated with soft colors and local artwork. All accommodations feature flat-screen TV’s and coffee makers.

Guests can benefit from al fresco dining at the Sea Glass restaurant. There is also an intimate bar and lounge for drinks.

A 7-minute walk from Crescent Beach, this upscale hotel is 8 miles from downtown Portland.

The warm, refined rooms (many with ocean views) feature local artwork, desks, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and coffeemakers; some have gas fireplaces. Suites add separate living areas and balconies or patios; some have kitchenettes or kitchens. There are also 2-bedroom cottages available.

Amenities include a spa, a fine dining restaurant with a deck and panoramic beach views, and a garden fire pit. There’s also a seasonal activity program for kids and adults.

A 7-minute walk from Crescent Beach, this upscale hotel is 8 miles from downtown Portland.

The warm, refined rooms (many with ocean views) feature local artwork, desks, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and coffeemakers; some have gas fireplaces. Suites add separate living areas and balconies or patios; some have kitchenettes or kitchens. There are also 2-bedroom cottages available.

Amenities include a spa, a fine dining restaurant with a deck and panoramic beach views, and a garden fire pit. There’s also a seasonal activity program for kids and adults.

The hotel is very nice, the room was huge and comfortable with a bed that was one of the most comfortable I ever slept in. We had a room with a king bed, huge shower, and a view of the water. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

ike the eco friendliness with the efforts the Inn makes, including restoring native habitat to support the declining cottontail rabbit population. There are extra activities each day, which seem a good idea for the families that stay.

Inn by the Sea is nestled along the Crescent Beach and minutes from Portland Headlight (lighthouse). The accommodations exceeded our expectations and wanted for nothing. It was a relaxing atmosphere that was family and pet friendly at the same time. The property also exceeded my expectations – the landscaping, scenery and boardwalk takes you from the hillside along a march, wooded area to the dunes and beach.

There are many amenities on property that are included – bikes, restaurant, yoga, eco tour, beach chairs / umbrella and a beautiful pool.

The Inn is set beautifully on Crescent Beach, with raised walkways for easy, eco friendly enjoyment of the beach. The rooms were bright and well appointed. The bathrooms luxurious with large and absorbent towels and high end bath products. Windows open to allow fresh sea air in the guest rooms. The restaurant is superb, with a creative chef and delicious menu items (the lobster tacos were particularly amazing).

What keeps us coming back is the beautiful location, eco-friendliness and they use many local foods and products.

From the moment we arrived, the entire staff makes you feel so welcomed. We love that we are able to travel with our dog and have her there with us, enjoying dinner & cocktails in the lounge by the fire. She just thrives on all the attention she receives form the staff and other guests.

The setting is just gorgeous, there is a nice wooded walkway leading down to the most beautiful stretch of beach in Maine.

The accommodations are superb. Tastefully decorated rooms, most with that “beach feel”. The beds are some of the most comfortable I have slept on in an Inn.

Eco Hotels Maine
Eco Hotels Maine

How much does a room costs at Inn By the Sea?

Prices start 505$/night for Traditional King Room. The Loft Suite with Ocean View is 604$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This upstairs room offers 2 double beds, free Wi-Fi, an open closet, coffee maker, seating area and a balcony overlooking the cloud forest. It also comes with an alarm clock, ceiling fan, laundry bag and reading lamps. The private bathroom features an enclosed shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.

Where to book online – Inn By the Sea – Eco Hotels Maine you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maine during Maine Lobster Festival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maine on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Black Point Inn 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Maine

Black Point Inn
Black Point Inn

A seasonal outdoor pool, private beach and rooms with a flat-screen cable TV are featured at this historic inn, located in Prouts Neck. Portland, Maine is 19.3 km away.

Each room at Black Point Inn boasts plush bedding, free Wi-Fi and luxury bath amenities. A desk area and ironing facilities are included. Select rooms have views of the Gulf of Maine.

Points Restaurant on site offers fine dining cuisine early evenings and a breakfast menu each morning.

A fitness centre and a tennis court are available to guests at Black Point Scarborough. Activities on site include hiking, cycling, and kayaking. Babysitting services are also provided.

Dating from 1878, this high-end hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Saco Bay is 11 miles from Portland, a mile from Scarborough Beach State Park, and 13 minutes on foot from the Winslow Homer Studio, home of the famous painter.

Airy, elegant rooms feature flat-screen TVs, ocean or bay views, and free Wi-Fi. Some add private decks. Suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas. In-room massages are available.

Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast and afternoon tea, plus loaner bikes, kayaks and fishing equipment, and parking. There’s a refined restaurant with ocean views, a casual pub with a porch, and an outdoor pool.

Built in 1878 and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, with 18 holes of links golf, hiking and running trails (including an Oceanside Cliff Walk past the studio of renowned Prouts Neck painter Winslow Homer), literally miles of sandy beaches, tennis, a swimming pool and beach club, Black Point Inn is legendary for its location, guest facilities, and unpretentious downeast hospitality. Prepare to be captivated by the unhurried pace, gracious charm, and attentive service of Maine’s most beautiful and historic oceanfront Inn and restaurant.

First, there is its location on Prouts Neck, as peaceful and beguiling a place as you are likely to find, owing to its lack of through traffic and its being surrounded by quiet lanes and pathways. Everywhere you look, there is something beautiful to see.

Second, it’s such an inviting place. It’s all here for you. You can walk, run, bike, scramble along the seaside cliffs or stroll through the quiet woodlands of the nearby bird sanctuary, enjoy two beautiful beaches just steps away, or just relax with a good book in one of the Adirondack chairs on the lush green lawn, whatever suits you best. This is a very appealing place, where you hear birds singing and water gently lapping along the shore, NOT traffic noise. That alone makes it wonderful.

Ours was a spacious, comfortable, light-filled room with water views from 3 large windows. A nice touch was that the flowers in the vase on our small desk were fresh ones, daisies. We loved having the windows open for the refreshing breezes, but in the late afternoon heat appreciated having air conditioning, too. We very much enjoyed our room.

But our favorite place here at the inn was the veranda overlooking the West Beach, with its dramatic tidal changes. When the tide is out, the beach is transformed. You can wander or see others wandering way out in the shallows dotted with interesting shells and sea plants, or, if you take the short walk down there from the inn, witness the purely wonderful sight of piping plovers (protected on this beach) pecking in the sands at low tide for tasty snacks. This beach is uncrowded. Early one morning, I was the only person on it.

If getting sand in your shoes is not your idea of a good time, then you can just take in the sights from the veranda. Breakfast out there — big, tasty, and always so beautifully presented — is a pleasure. We also relished afternoon snacks and drinks while looking toward the white sand and blue water from the inn’s comfortable wicker chairs. Our favorite selection: a glass of delightful rosato frizzante (sparkling rosé wine) paired with a well-selected plate of cheeses, fruits and nuts. Pure pleasure.

Dinner at the inn was also quite the gustatory experience, from the “lobster bake” one night in The Point restaurant (superb) to the à la carte menu choices on the next night, with all of the food at peak freshness, with very appealing presentation. The ambience there was quiet, a bit more formal while still very friendly. For those looking for a little more excitement and a little less formality, there’s a lively pub scene too.

We had a great time. We will be back whenever we can next get away to the peaceable kingdom here at the Black Point Inn. Thanks to everyone who made our short visit so memorable and special.

Highly Recommended!

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How much does a room costs at Black Point Inn?

Prices start 419$/night for Standard King Room. The Double Room with Sea View is 521$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This room includes a flat-screen cable TV, an en suite bathroom with 2 Egyptian cotton bathrobes, a hair dryer and ironing facilities.

Where to book online – Black Point Inn – Eco Friendly Hotels Maine you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maine during Maine Lobster Festival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maine on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. The Westin Portland Harborview 3* – Eco Hotels Maine

The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview

In the arts and shopping district of the Portland city centre, within 150 m of the Portland Museum of Art and Congress Square, this hotel offers a rooftop bar with stunning views of the city.

A cable TV and coffee machine are offered in the rooms at the The Westin Portland Harborview. A refrigerator and en suite bathroom are also provided.

Guests may exercise at the hotel’s fitness centre. Wireless internet is provided for free in public areas at the The Westin Portland Harborview. Guests may access Wi-Fi in their rooms for a fee.

Offering views of Portland Harbor, this upscale hotel dating from 1927 is a 2-minute walk from Portland Museum of Art and 4 miles from Portland International Airport.

Contemporary rooms offer WiFi (fee), flat-screens, and desks with ergonomic seats, as well as mini fridges and coffeemakers; some have views of the harbor. Suites add sitting areas and wet bars. Kids stay at no extra cost with an adult.

Parking and an area/airport shuttle are complimentary. A sleek restaurant serves New England cuisine, and there’s a rooftop cocktail bar, as well as a fitness center, a spa offering treatments.

The Westin Portland Harborview is centrally located in the heart of downtown’s vibrant Arts District. Formerly the Eastland Park Hotel, our historic hotel’s 289 room hotel offer the uplifting, revitalizing amenities you have come to expect from Westin. Other property features include our full service Akari Spa, 24-hour WestinWORKOUT(R) Fitness Studio, and Congress Squared restaurant.
Treat yourself to panoramic views of Portland and Casco Bay from our iconic rooftop lounge, Top of the East offering delicious and healthful local fare & signature cocktails.
The linens were crisp and the beds were so comfortable. The showers were clean and water pressure was great. The staff were some of the nicest, attentive, and efficient that I have encountered. I LOVE that the hotel operates in many eco-friendly ways from the extra perks for declining room cleaning to sourcing local food for its menus….the food was top notch by the way. Whoever the head chef is for this hotel deserves a raise! The conference food was tasty, well-seasoned, modern, and fresh.

The rooms are greatly improved, the beds are comfy, and the color scheme is clean and modern. Although the hotel isn’t in the low price category, it’s not what I would consider expensive either.

Westin offers an eco-friendly option that skips full room service and gives you a $5 or Starpoints credit.

The free Westin shuttle is available for rides to most places you might want to go in Portland. We walked most of the time, but we ended up calling the shuttle to pick us up after our Saturday night restaurant dinner. It was cold, some in our group had imbibed a little too much, and we were tired. No problem! We called the number and the shuttle was there to get us in 5 minutes. There is also very easy valet parking that most of us used.
This high rise hotel in the Arts district is well located for what we wanted to see and do in Portland on a long November weekend. The hotel is right across from the Portland Art Museum and close to great restaurants, as well as a reasonable walking distance to Old Port and other areas. We made full use of the location and just left the car in the garage and walked everywhere. The dog was welcomed and comfortable, and the staff were so friendly and kind to her. There was a small green space a half a block away and a larger park down at the bottom of the hill for the dog to run around. Rooms were clean, modern, and nicely decorated. A chocolate shop in the lobby and two bars round out this nice hotel.
Eco Hotels Maine
Eco Hotels Maine

How much does a room costs at The Westin Portland Harborview?

Prices start 320$/night for Traditional, Guest room, 2 Double. The Superior Large, 1 Bedroom Junior Suite, City view is 396$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite features air conditioning and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – The Westin Portland Harborview – Eco Hotels Maine you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maine during Maine Lobster Festival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maine on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.