Fodor's Expert Review Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Ave., Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 04538, USA

Since 1892, this refined seaside resort has welcomed guests, including members of the Kennedy family, to its own sea-lapped point at the eastern side of the outer harbor. All of the rooms and suites—housed in the main inn, lodges, cottages, and townhouses—are decorated in a serene coastal style. Many have excellent ocean views and balconies or porches; some have gas fireplaces. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the casual Salty Stag, which also has a bar and a deck. The more elegant, dinner-only Whiteclover has lovely water and sunset views. Activities include tennis, kayaking, paddleboarding, yoga, fishing from the dock, shuffleboard, table tennis, arcade games, and hiking trails amid 40 acres of old-growth forest. One swimming pool juts out over the water; another sits at the edge of the woods. A spa is also set amid trees. Other perks include complimentary bicycles and 45-minute harbor tours aboard the inn's motor launch.


  • Two on-site restaurants
  • Private boat tour of harbor
  • Lots of included amenities and activities


  • A few private residences close to premises
  • No elevators
  • Some of the more-historic buildings have quirks




Phones: 800-553–0289 | 207-633–4152


63 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-May, No Meals

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