The Most Romantic Hotels in Maine, USA

Maine’s most romantic properties promise plenty of seclusion, thoughtful details and the best in food and wine
Maine’s most romantic properties promise plenty of seclusion, thoughtful details and the best in food and wine | Courtesy of The Breakwater Inn and Spa / Expedia
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25 November 2020

Looking for a romantic hotel in Maine, USA? Then search no further – these are the coziest inns and finest foodie resorts for you and your partner.

From oceanfront resorts to secret wilderness retreats, lakeside B&Bs and slick downtown boltholes – these Maine hotels were made for two. Take your pick from this curated list of the state’s most romantic properties, which promise plenty of seclusion, a strict attention to detail and the best in food and wine.

Cape Arundel Inn and Resort

Resort, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
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Cape Arundel
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Dine on Osetra caviar and butter-poached lobster with a side serving of ocean views at Cape Arundel Inn’s on-site restaurant. This grande dame of Southern Maine prides itself on offering everything you’ve come to expect from a much bigger hotel, but with the personal service and attention to detail that only a boutique operation can ace. Order cocktails from your poolside lounge chair come summer, or cosy up by the Clubhouse Lounge’s stone fireplace with a glass of red come winter.

The Breakwater Inn and Spa

Inn, Spa Hotel, Hotel
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The Breakwater Inn & Spa
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As one of the port’s oldest inns, the Breakwater has its charms, the relaxing riverside setting being high among them. On-site restaurant Stripers is something of a local haunt – patrons as prominent as the Bush family have been known to frequent this waterside restaurant. And there’s no better place to be come sunset than Stripers’ string-light-strewn deck, a craft cocktail in hand.
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Wolf Cove Inn

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Wolf Cove Inn
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Hidden among the greenery, this lakefront inn feels as if it’s light years from civilization, when Maine’s most populous city is in fact less than a 45-minute drive away. Soak up the serenity by the inn’s lakeside fire pit, or take a romantic paddle out in its rowboat for sunset. Most of the property’s king rooms feature fireplaces and spa tubs.

Hidden Pond

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Hidden Pond
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This Kennebunkport wilderness retreat has it all – acre upon acre of pristine birch forest begging to be explored, the sandy shores of Goose Rocks Beach just a mile (1.6km) down the road, and two heated outdoor pools for when a swim and an afternoon nap beckon. The modern, impeccably styled cottages are sparsely spread across this sprawling resort, so you can rest assured you’ll have all the privacy you need.

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  • Cliff House

    Hotel, Luxury
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    Cliff House
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    Just minutes from Ogunquit’s sandy beach, this popular hotel boasts more than just arresting Atlantic views and the promise of being lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean. For one, there’s the strength of the property’s in-house dining. From your morning espresso at third-wave café Bald Head Coffee Co., to a picnic lunch of lobster rolls on the lawn of Nubb’s Lobster Shack and perhaps a room service dinner in bed from fine-dining outfit the Tiller, Cliff House has all bases covered.
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    Stage Neck Inn

    Inn, Hotel
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    Stage Neck Inn
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    Nuzzled in right next to the beach on a rocky peninsula, Stage Neck Inn has a prime York Harbor setting. Capitalizing on its location, almost every room features some form of coastal view, whether ocean, harbor or beach, and some have their own private balconies – the ideal spot to enjoy a crisp bottle of white and a cheese platter. Take a stroll around town, the oldest in Maine, before rounding off the day with a couple’s massage at the spa.
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    White Barn Inn and Spa

    Inn, Spa Hotel, Hotel
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    White Barn Inn & Spa
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    There’s a lot to love about this young-at-heart Kennebunk property. Freestanding bathtubs grace many of the rooms, as do fresh flowers. Contemporary New England cuisine is dished up at the on-site restaurant White Barn Inn (think Maine “peekytoe” crab and cucumber summer salad with shiso, and lobster bisque with an espresso crème fraîche). There’s a wild array of experiences on offer, too, such as cooking classes and woodland dog sledding.
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    The Press Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection

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    The Press Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection
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    Housed within a 1923 Art Deco-era building, there’s a sizable chunk of history at this Portland address. Located within the city’s revitalized warehouse district, the building underwent a sleek redesign, welcoming its first guests in 2015. Take the complimentary bicycles out for a ride around town before dining on oysters and Moët at the hotel’s popular bar, Inkwell. All rooms and suites enjoy a turndown service, too, so you can look forward to a cheeky chocolate before bed.
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    Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club

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    Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club
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    The Yachtsman Hotel’s warm welcome, whereby guests are treated to a glass of prosecco, sets the indulgent tone for your romantic getaway. This remodeled former motor lodge has plenty of pizzazz, from the pool barge docked in the river beside the property to its colorful interiors. Wake up to a special delivery – a basket of baked goods, best devoured in bed, and laze away the day together on your private terrace.
    These recommendations were updated on November 25, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.