5 Best Hotels in Bath, The Mid-Coast Region

Coveside Bed & Breakfast

$$$ | 6 Gotts Cove La., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA

Near the village of Five Islands on secluded and quiet-as-can-be Georgetown Island, this handsome shingled house sits on 5 secluded, waterfront acres along Gott’s Cove. Every room has a water view and features local art. Some have fireplaces and private decks. The included full breakfast features dishes made with Maine ingredients. The inn’s dock is perfect for sunbathing, watching the lobster boats come and go, or jumping in. Gulls, herons, and osprey are frequently sighted here, and you may glimpse harbor seals, too. Go paddling in one of the inn's kayaks or a canoe, or take a spin on one of several hybrid mountain bikes available to guests. Hike nearby nature preserves or visit spectacular Reid State Park (a five-minute drive from the inn). Bonus: It's a quick trip to Five Islands Lobster Co. for one of Maine's best lobster rolls (and other delicious seafood).

Pros

  • Quiet waterfront setting
  • Close to Reid State Park
  • Great kayaking

Cons

  • Can sometimes hear guests in other rooms or on their decks
  • May be too far from the action for some
  • 13-mile drive from town
6 Gotts Cove La., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA
207-371–2807
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Grey Havens Inn

$$$ | 96 Seguinland Rd., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA

Perched above Harmon Harbor, this 1904, double-turreted inn truly is a haven from modern-day hustle and bustle—just head to the front porch, settle into a rocker, take in the amazing oceanfront panorama, and feel your stress melt away. Guest rooms, two of which have whirlpool tubs, are serene and uncluttered. The Sunrise Suite has a private balcony, and the turret rooms make up for their petite size with 270-degree views, perfect for greeting the sun in the morning and watching the moon rise at night. At Blue, the inn's restaurant (open to the public by reservation), the accomplished chef turns fresh seafood and other locally sourced ingredients into contemporary New England–style dishes.

Pros

  • Stunning waterside setting
  • Wonderful relaxing atmosphere
  • Very good in-house restaurant

Cons

  • Rooms are on second and third floors
  • No elevator
  • Some rooms are small
96 Seguinland Rd., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA
207-371–2616
hotel Details
13 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–late Apr., Free Breakfast

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Mooring Bed & Breakfast

$$ | 132 Seguinland Rd., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA

Originally the home of Walter Reid, who donated the land for gorgeous Reid State Park (just down the road), this inn has stayed in his family for three generations. The five guest rooms all have air-conditioning and great ocean views. Rooms with themes played out in their decor and colors (especially in the bathrooms) include the Lighthouse, Violet, and Rose rooms; art complements each theme. Retreat to the Spanish Room with a good book for some quiet reading, or catch the ocean breeze on a screened porch, a relaxing place to enjoy the generous hot breakfast included in lodging. Well-tended gardens grace the grounds, and its location on the bank of the Kennebec River has made it a favorite for weddings, conferences, and reunions.

Pros

  • Reid State Park and its broad beach is just down the road
  • Sweeping views
  • Lovely oceanside setting

Cons

  • 11 miles from Bath
  • It's a drive to restaurants and shops
  • It may be too quiet for some
132 Seguinland Rd., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA
866-828–7343
hotel Details
5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Sebasco Harbor Resort

$$$$ | 29 Kenyon Rd., Phippsburg, ME, 04562, USA

This nearly century-old resort on 450 water-side acres at the western side of the Phippsburg Peninsula is a good choice for both couples and families. It's also popular for family reunions and weddings. Cozy guest rooms in the clapboard-covered main lodge have cottage-style furnishings. Rooms in what was built to resemble a lighthouse have classic Maine furnishings, and most have great water views. Luxury suites and cottages round out the selection of lodging options. Amenities include a golf course, tennis courts, and a heated saltwater pool. The waterside patio at the Ledges Pub serves up lunch, dinner, and great views.

Pros

  • Very good on-site restaurant
  • Children's activities and an array of lawn games
  • Golf course, tennis courts, and heated saltwater pool

Cons

  • No sandy beach
  • Heavy traffic and large number of rooms can diminish quality and service
  • Golf fee not included in stay
29 Kenyon Rd., Phippsburg, ME, 04562, USA
207-389–1161
hotel Details
89 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Oct.–mid-May, No Meals

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The Inn at Bath

$$ | 969 Washington St., Bath, ME, 04530, USA

An 1840s Greek Revival mansion in the heart of Bath's historic district is the setting for this welcoming, beautifully furnished (but unfussy) inn. Two rooms have wood-burning fireplaces, making them especially popular wintertime choices. The innkeeper is a trained chef whose skill shines in breakfast dishes such as a fruit-filled clafouti with maple candied bacon, a grilled ham and brie sandwich on a homemade English muffin, or an open-faced BLT with a poached egg. It's a 10-minute walk to Front Street's shops and eateries.

Pros

  • Gracious atmosphere
  • Excellent breakfasts
  • Short walk to Front Street shops and eateries

Cons

  • Not on the waterfront
  • Breakfast served at communal table
  • No elevator
969 Washington St., Bath, ME, 04530, USA
207-443–4294
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov., Free Breakfast

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