A slice of paradise on the coast of Maine

This is Living!

Ocean View from Every Room

Incredible Sunsets

Sandy Beach & Kayaking

Heated Pool

Luxurious Rooms

Relaxing Setting

Private Dock

Welcome to Smugglers Cove Inn

East Boothbay Harbor Maine Oceanfront Hotel

  • 5 star ratingNice waterfront Inn. Nice waterfront rooms, spacious, clean and comfortable. Check in was quick and easy. Very friendly staff. The complimentary breakfast sure... read more

    R J
    9/19/2019

    5 star ratingRelaxing vacation Had a great time !!! the owners were very helpful especially with our bags n such as well as suggesting... read more

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    Anna M
    9/30/2018

    5 star ratingAmazing sunset on the water Our family stayed here for few nights and had a great time! First, the rooms are clean, beds are very... read more

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    Vik S
    6/17/2018
  • 5 star ratingVery appreciative to Smuggler's Cove My wife, daughter, and I were at the end of our Maine vacation and were traveling from Bar Harbor to... read more

    NurseChippy
    8/23/2019

    5 star ratingSmugglers Cove Inn Lots of Buildings along the bay to Choose From. We Got A Loft Building With A Deck and a... read more

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    Dibird50
    10/09/2018

    5 star ratingGreat food, great atmospher Reviewing our trip to Smuggler's Cove last year I was compelled to write review. It was a warm Friday night... read more

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    Daniel E
    3/15/2018
  • 5 star ratingAn amazing location on Boothbay Harbor! This was our first stay at the Smuggler’s Cove Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed it!! The location is very picturesque... read more

    PeacefulNh
    7/06/2019

    5 star ratingLove this place! The place is quaint, the rooms are clean, the people are friendly, the views are amazing (and there is a... read more

    msskeato
    9/14/2019

    5 star ratingGreat place What a nice place to stay. The rooms were very clean and updated. The entire staff was so friendly and... read more

    Debbie M
    8/13/2019
  • 5 star ratingDelicious and friendly staff Really enjoyed our dinner and the pretty view. I eat gluten free and they were very accommodating. Food was awesome.... read more

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    barbarabR1585UX
    8/02/2019

    5 star ratingNot stuffy or pretentious, just plain friendly. If your looking for relaxing spectacular views and a friendly atmosphere this is it.
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    Dave C
    7/26/2018

    5 star ratingUnbelievable view! Smuggler's Cove was an amazing location. Close to everything and away from the madding crowds. They have several... read more

    jelder60
    7/18/2019
  • 5 star ratingWonderful place to vacation First let me tell our wonderful experience. After a laborious day of traveling being stuck leaving Tampa after over... read more

    Larry P
    7/08/2019

    5 star ratingGreat location, staff so helpful and friendly Our view was beautiful; we loved having the deck. Our room was very clean and decorated very nice. ... read more

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    MaryLL7
    10/04/2018

    5 star ratingOceanfront was beautiful from the balcony We got there they was so welcoming to us. We got our room and the first thing I did was... read more

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    Nell C
    6/27/2018
  • 5 star ratingSpectacular stay I want to thank the amazing staff for making my family and I visit to Maine wonderful.The housekeeping supervisor and... read more

    157082
    7/01/2019

    5 star ratingKayaking weekend Owners are lovely, responsive and hard working. Continuously upgrading the property. Rooms are large and the views are fabulous. You... read more

    Rachel F
    6/19/2019

    5 star ratingGreat weekend getaway My wife and I stayed at Smugglers Cove Inn for a long weekend. The location is the best feature.... read more

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    A TripAdvisor Member
    11/21/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat place What a nice place to stay. The rooms were very clean and updated. The entire staff was so friendly and... read more

    Debbie M
    8/13/2019

    5 star ratingPerfect place for a young family! We chose to stay here based on all of the outdoor amenities it had to offer and we were not... read more

    amandadC9623OW
    7/24/2019

    5 star ratingWriter’s retreat I had a wonderful week at Smuggler’s Cove Inn. I spent a little time with relatives who live locally one... read more

    WriterAtWork3
    10/14/2019
  • 5 star ratingMulti-year guest finds second year of new ownership making upgrades to property My wife remembers when this motel opened in 1958. Our staying there is a favorite summer time activity.

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    Homer M
    7/12/2019

    5 star ratingWould stay again! We stayed one night but would stay longer if we would go back to Maine.
    Our room looked out to...
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    1karebare
    8/15/2018

    5 star ratingNice place to stay, fits the area This hotel fits the area. The rooms, bathroom and property were all well kept. Laid back, friendly staff and decent... read more

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    coreyw627
    7/21/2018
  • 5 star ratingSmugglers Cove Inn My wife. Emma our puppy & II stayed at the Smugggler’s Cove Inn for three nights in early June, 2018.... read more

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    MHS59
    6/14/2018

    5 star ratingHeaven on Earth So quiet! Beautiful place! Great management. Outstanding restaurant with a hearty free breakfast. Everyone was so... read more

    maidencolumbia
    9/01/2019

    5 star ratingGirls trip I won this trip at an auction and I am so glad I did! Smugglers Cove Inn was perfect for... read more

    Debbie T
    10/21/2019
  • 5 star ratingAn amazing location on Boothbay Harbor! This was our first stay at the Smuggler’s Cove Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed it!! The location is very picturesque... read more

    PeacefulNh
    7/06/2019

    5 star ratingKayaking weekend Owners are lovely, responsive and hard working. Continuously upgrading the property. Rooms are large and the views are fabulous. You... read more

    Rachel F
    6/19/2019

    5 star ratingMemories in Maine! We had a wonderful time at the Smugglers Cove Inn. The view and location are spectacular. The owners and staff... read more

    Chbaratta
    8/16/2019

ACCOMODATIONS

OUR ROOMS AT SMUGGLERS COVE INN

Pier

Pier

Water, water, everywhere! The Pier’s spectacular setting will make you feel as though you have gone to sea.

Anchor

Anchor

Spacious, with private balconies and even a kitchenette if you wish, Anchor guest rooms have room to sprawl.

Loft

Loft

The Loft is perched on the hillside with a view over the pool and the cove, perfect for taking in the view.

Dory

Dory

The Dory building sits further back from the water but still has water views from most rooms.

Lantern

Lantern

Featuring the Inn’s original Decor, these pet-friendly rooms offer a stunning ocean view.

Call 207-633-2800 or email res@smugglerscoveinnmaine.com to secure your place.

Explore the finest Boothbay Harbor Maine Lodging from Smuggler’s Cove Inn, formerly known as Sunset Beach. Smuggler’s Cove Inn is centrally located in the Boothbay Harbor region between Boston and Acadia National Park on a tranquil Maine deepwater cove. Take a look – Smuggler’s Cove Inn has everything for your perfect Maine vacation.

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Private Sand Beach

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FREE Buffet Breakfast

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Heated Oceanside Pool

Pool closes Sept 30
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Sit by our firepit next to the ocean!

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Complimentary Use of Kayaks & Canoes

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FREE Resort Wide Wi-Fi

BY THE NUMBERS

SMUGGLERS COVE INN

65

Lighthouses

With 3 of them visible from Ocean Point.

3,478

Miles of Coastline
Maine has to offer

30

Miles of Hiking Trails
in the Boothbay Harbor Region

460

Feet

That’s how much private coastline Smugglers offers YOU!

KID FRIENDLY

Children can enjoy swimming in our heated pool, building sand castles on our private beach at low tide, fishing, or playing on our newly added kids play area. Boating activities are also available to kids with parent supervision.

BREAKFAST

Every table has an ocean view through our panoramic glass-lined dining room. Our guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

GIFT SHOP

If you feel like staying in and want to grab a few souvenirs or even a snack. You can visit our on-site gift shop right at the front desk.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

There are three scenic walking trails located within a mile of our property. For our guests we conveniently offer free use of our kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. You can enjoy one of our beautiful evening sunsets right on the water in one of our kayaks!

OUTDOOR POOL

Our heated outdoor pool is waiting for you to enjoy at a comfortable 80 degrees with a spectacular view and the ocean only steps away from the pool. Pool closes Sept 30.

SANDY BEACH

Guests can enjoy walking along our private sandy beach at low tide.

PRIVATE DOCK

Guests are welcomed to fish off of our private dock. Moorings are available for boaters for a small fee. People can dock and dine at our 1820 House Restaurant.

FREE PARKING

Located just outside of busy downtown Boothbay Harbor, we have plenty of free parking available for all guests. Overflow parking and Loft building parking are located on the North side of our property.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Things to Do in Boothbay Harbor Maine: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Whale/Puffin Watch trips, ,Golf, Mini Golf, Lighthouse sightseeing cruises, and sport fishing trips are all located within a 5 mile radius of Smuggler’s Cove.

SHOPPING

We are just a short 5 miles from the downtown Boothbay Harbor Shopping area. There is something for everyone in downtown Boothbay. Ask Alan or Marge for the best places to go.

PET FRIENDLY

Enjoy our pet friendly, Maine-Lodge style room accommodations in the Lantern building. These are our only pet friendly accommodations where guests and their four legged friends enjoy an ocean view and balcony together.