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 ratingWOW! What a view! My mother, 2 sisters-in-law, and I (all from Arkansas) stayed in 2 adjoining rooms in the Pier at Smuggler's Cove... read more

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    Mary T
    6/25/2018

    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ratingWonderful and complete New England Inn and property We were a couple hoping to enjoy a midweek getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. We did exactly... read more

    JazzyJeff139
    8/11/2019

    5 star ratingWonderful and complete New England Inn and property We were a couple hoping to enjoy a midweek getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. We did exactly... read more

    JazzyJeff139
    8/11/2019

    5 star ratingNothing fancy, just beautiful We were here for 4 days and stayed in the Pier room. The views are absolutely beautiful and we didnt... read more

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    spetriello75
    7/31/2018
  • 5 star ratingGreat location!! This is a classic motel renovated to suit today's traveler. I only stayed one night, but my experience was truly... read more

    christopherfrantz13
    9/05/2019

    5 star ratingExcellent visit It starts with a great quiet location, away from the hustle of the town. We showed up early and couldn’t... read more

    tpsdracutma
    10/02/2019

    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 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 ratingPerfect place for family vacations We just came home from a one week stay at Smugglers Cove Inn. We loved it there so much.... read more

    olian123
    8/22/2019

    5 star ratingFirst visit to Boothbay Can't say enough about our stay here at Smugglers cove. Loved being right on the water in the Pier building.... read more

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    Quest87068
    9/21/2018
  • 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 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

    5 star ratingRelaxing!! Boothbay is a beautiful place but you really need to relax while you are in a vacation state of mind.... read more

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    bobvt1955
    7/06/2018
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ratingExcellent way to unwind and relax. We had a wonderful 3 nights at this restful inn. These are the things that made it special: ... read more

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    Sarah S
    6/12/2018

    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!
$

Private Sand Beach

$

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

$

Heated Oceanside Pool

Pool closes Sept 30
$

Sit by our firepit next to the ocean!

$

Complimentary Use of Kayaks & Canoes

$

FREE Resort Wide Wi-Fi

$

Moorings for boaters

$

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