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

Covid-19 Safety measures in place
  • We have limited housekeeping and also by request
  • Plexi glass barrier in front office
  • 1 guest at a time in front office for check in
  • Follow social distancing measures on property
  • Out of state visitors must complete a compliance form excluding New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
  • Mask must be worn when entering office
  • Total room ionization has been added as an additional safety measure when rooms are being cleaned
  • 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 ratingAmazing retreat!! We were so happy with this secluded family getaway! The location was so perfect! The woods-coast-sunset repeat!! There was... read more

    D4768ZUstephanieg
    6/10/2020

    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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    jmillsma
    11/21/2018
  • 5 star ratingBliss Oceanside I drive hours and hours out of my way to get to this destination, This is probably not a five... read more

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    Anne A
    8/14/2018

    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 ratingGreat visit! Hubby and I stayed at Smugglers Cove 9 years ago; we finally made it back this year by taking a... read more

    JenRonp
    7/10/2019
  • 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 ratingVery unique property with awesome customer service! The location is stunningly beautiful and you get a true feeling of the nature of Maine. In other words it... read more

    MrsWhyluvstotravel
    6/28/2019

    5 star ratingNot stuffy or pretentious, just plain friendly. If your looking for relaxing spectacular views and a friendly atmosphere this is it.
    You want stuffy and pretentious people, go...
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    Dave C
    7/26/2018
  • 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 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 ratingWonderful visit Thank you for a wonderful visit. We stayed here for a little anniversary getaway and were delighted with the stunning... read more

    Christina F
    10/02/2019
  • 5 star ratingPeaceful oasis Fabulous gem of a hotel/inn. The views were spectacular in every direction. Rooms were spotless and unbelievably comfortable beds.
    Could...
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    Hslachek
    8/26/2019

    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 ratingExcellent relaxing stay We very much enjoyed our 5 night stay in our 2nd Floor room out over the water in the Pier... read more

    V5725SWpaulk
    10/01/2019
  • 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 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 time on the Maine coast! Smugglers Cove Inn provided a wonderful haven for my wife, niece, and I to explore the Boothbay Harbor region. The... read more

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    Jai C
    10/13/2018
  • 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 ratingGreat place! Enjoyed a one night stay while recently passing through Maine on the way to Acadia. The room was clean and... read more

    Sharon H
    9/11/2019

    5 star ratingQuick getaway The office staff were so friendly and helpful. Just had knee replacement so I needed a first floor room. ... read more

    Seaglasscove
    8/27/2019
  • 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 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 rating4 Night Surprise! This was the first place we’ve felt at home on vacation as a family! With 2 very busy 2,5 year... read more

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    Tyler B
    8/25/2018
  • 5 star ratingWe Will Return We actually found this resort on Trip Advisor! We phoned them and obtained a great rate for the night.... read more

    HappyQuilter40827
    9/08/2019

    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 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 ratingWonderful Our family had an amazing experience. This family owned and run Inn was so peaceful and perfect for a romantic... read more

    Cheflindsays
    6/15/2019

    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 ratingNever been to Maine Absolutely love it here! Out of the way from the hussle & buzzle of everyday life! Perfect for... read more

    Tom B
    9/24/2019

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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"Grab and go continental breakfast" delivered to your door.

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Heated Oceanside Pool

Pool closes Sept 30
$

Sit by our firepit next to the ocean!

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Complimentary Use of Kayaks & Canoes

$

FREE Resort Wide Wi-Fi

$

Moorings for boaters

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Private dock for fishing

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Children's playground

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

“Grab and go continental breakfast” delivered to your door.

Convenience store

Small convenience shop located in front office. For essential items, beverages, snacks, desserts, and microwavable foods. Menu available.

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 and canoes. 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.

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 on the bottom floor of the Lantern building only. These are our only pet friendly accommodations where guests and their four legged friends can enjoy their stay together.
* Lantern building rooms do not have A/C.

BBQ grill

BBQ grill available for use for our guests