Maine’s historic inns are more than just old buildings. These historical landmarks come with a tales to tell and even more, have a legacy to uphold. Once you stay at one of these gorgeous locations, you immediately become part of the building’s history: a building that people from across the world with different backgrounds have come to share memories in one place, over a vast period of time. There is an abundance of Maine oceanfront hotels with significant historic value. After extensive refurbishing, these historic lodgings provide both a place to enjoy a Maine vacation and leave with a sense of purpose and legacy. Below we discuss our favorites that the coast has to offer.
Jeweled Turret Inn
This elegantly restored c. 1898 Queen Anne Victorian Landmark will steal your heart. Located in Belfast’s charming historic district, just one block to Penobscot Bay, the Inn boasts seven beautiful Victorian style guest rooms. Named for the stained and jeweled glass turret that encases the oak spiraling staircase, the Inn is listed as a “Landmark” on the National Register of Historic places.
40 Pearl Street in Belfast- 207-338-2304
Gracious Downeast island lodging with water views from all rooms, this massive wood frame building with broad eight-foot wide fireplaces is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pilgrim’s Inn was built in 1793 and has been serving guests since 1900. The Inns less busy but easily accessible island location is a haven for hikers, kayakers, and birders.
20 Main Street in Deer Isle – 207-348-6615
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Located in the 19th Century, neo-classical armory building, The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is a historic landmark in the city of Portland. The “State of Maine Armory”, as it was called, was built for Maine’s National Guard in 1895. Now is serves as a chic hotel and lounge for locals and tourists alike.
20 Milk Street in Portland – 207-774-4200
Sticking in Portland, the historic Danforth Inn was built in 1823 as a Federal-style mansion. It now serves as the city’s only luxury boutique inn. Opulently styled yet cozy and comfortable, this small, luxury inn carries an old-school charm.
163 Danforth Street in Portland – 207-879-8755
Camden Harbour Inn
Out of all of Maine’s Victorian-style hotels, the Camden Harbour Inn stands alone with its views of the bustling harbor, sleek interior furnishings, and second to none amenities. The coastal retreat combines old-world charm with world-class service to make for the ultimate vacation stay.
83 Bayview Street in Camden- 207-236-4200