Higgins Beach Inn

34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME, USA
1 block from the water

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Hotel Description

You don’t have to travel too far up Maine’s Atlantic coast to get some of that classic New England seaside atmosphere. Twenty minutes short of Portland, in the town of Scarborough’s charming little waterfront district, stands the Higgins Beach Inn, a Colonial Revival classic built in 1897 — set just a block from Higgins Beach itself, a splendid little sandy beach that’s one of Southern Maine’s best-loved vacation spots.

Some New England hotels could be accused of sticking a little too closely to tradition, but the Higgins Beach Inn takes some liberties — the seaside style in the guest rooms is turned up to 10, with vibrant colors, vintage postcard-inspired illustrations, and a bit of retro patina. The details, however, are modern boutique to a tee, from the bedside reading lamps to the Gilchrist & Soames bath products. The smallest rooms are cozy indeed, while the suites spread out with enclosed porches, sofa beds, and full-size bathtubs.

Meanwhile the inn’s restaurant, Shade, is no small part of the hotel’s appeal, serving oysters on the half-shell, a range of fresh seafood, and other classic New England beach fare on a covered porch, accompanied by cocktails, craft beer, and wine on draft.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 23 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Restaurant

Need to Know

• Deposit Policy: 100% total cost for a 1 night stay. 50% of total cost for stays of 2 nights or longer. • Cancellation Policy: Deposit is refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival less $50 administrative fee. Within 14 days, deposit is forfeit.

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    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 160 ft²/14 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames Bee Kind bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • stand up shower
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    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
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    Views: partial garden or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames Bee Kind bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • stand up shower
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    • Fits 5 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: partial garden or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames Bee Kind bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • rollaway bed (on request)
  • Swells

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: partial garden or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames Bee Kind bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • rollaway bed (on request)
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Restaurant

Need to Know

• Deposit Policy: 100% total cost for a 1 night stay. 50% of total cost for stays of 2 nights or longer. • Cancellation Policy: Deposit is refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival less $50 administrative fee. Within 14 days, deposit is forfeit.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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