Higgins Beach Inn      
34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME 04074-9424, USA    
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

Bob Westburg, Diane Garofalo

Description

Circa 1897. Stay at this Scarborough country inn by the seashore just seven miles south of Portland, Maine, between Prouts Neck and Crescent Beach State Park. Higgins Beach Inn and restaurant is a historic three-...


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Business Man's Paradise

I have been traveling both nationally and internationally for over 25 years. I have stayed in my share of great and not so great hotels. From the Holiday Inn to the Ritz in Paris. By far... my number one hotel is the Higgins Beach Inn. I have been a guest since 2005 Innkeepers Bob and Diane are the greatest hosts. I entertain many clients from the Portland area. A city known for fine dining. Whether it's two or twenty clients, my choice is Garafalo's (located on the first floor). The menu combines scrumptious italian cuisine with traditional New England fare. The rooms are beautiful and clean. A short walk away is one of the nicest beaches in New England. The view is like stepping into a Winslow Homer painting. The fishing sports the largest stripers if have ever caught. Due to the exposure and the sandbars, the surfing is consistently great. And if you have to go into Portland it.s only 10 minutes away! Higgins Beach Inn...One of a kind.
Michael Niden
Needham, MA

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best place ever

we've been coming to higgins beach and the inn for years. Bob and his lovely wife are always so welcoming. It's like coming home everytime. Would recommend this inn to anyone looking for a great place to stay.
heather cherrier
montreal, QC

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Romantic, relaxing and wonderful

My husband and I stayed at Higgins Beach Inn in July of 2011. It was a great experience. The rooms are charming and very comfortable. The service is excellent, and all of the employees are so helpful and friendly. The food at the restaurant is excellent for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Of course, the location is wonderful with a short walk to Higgins Beach. It is a great place for walking, birding and relaxing. Chance the dog is also a welcome addition.
nancy goodbalian

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The Maine coast at its best!

Our family booked a multi-night stay in early June at the Higgins Beach Inn. Our two connecting rooms, with a bathroom, were a welcome sight upon our arrival. Simple, tasteful decor, sinks in the rooms, and comfortable beds - and exceptionally clean. A thoughtful touch was the filmed glass on the full size window in the bathroom, allowing both privacy and natural light. The inn is two blocks from one of the best beaches in Maine - free parking is included in your stay - and the walk there is through two blocks of a classic Maine beach town, full of flowers and smiling, friendly people - it's magic. The owners, Bob and Diane, were full of information and nearly as friendly as Cash, their golden retriever, who greeted us like old friends each time we returned to the inn. I'm already looking forward to returning next year; I'm smiling now just thinking about it. P.S. - My husband told me I just had to mention the flawless wireless internet connection; he was very impressed.
Skip Mohoff
Millinocket, ME

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InnSide Tip - Dine at Garofalo's Restaurant!
Whether staying at the Higgins Beach Inn or not when visiting the Portland ME area - DO make plans to dine at Garofalo's Restaurant there - it is OUTSTANDING food & service!
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Very Nice Stay, Excellent Service

I stayed at this Inn recently during a weekend househunting trip. It is truly a beautiful place, like a B&B with a marvelous restaurant and a lounge inside. The owners and staff are warm and welcoming, and so is their Golden, Cash. The Inn is charming and in a beautiful location. You must try the restaurant, Garofolo's, it is fabulous. Wonderful!
Deborah P.

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Very Clean But.......

It is lovely for an Inn, but does not replace a hotel. The staff seemed irritated if you asked them a question. Almost as if we bothered them, maybe we did? It is very clean. No elevators, no air conditioners and shared bathrooms. They've done a nice job with the place, but it wasn't what we were hoping for
Martha Brants
9/8/2010

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location, location, location!!!

very friendly, accomodating staff. sweet place. strictly a vacation inn, not business friendly....only one outlet in room (without a 3 prong plug). also be wary of the thin walls. lots of door banging. as we speak i can hear the couple next to me playing cards and talking about their day, let alone the snoring at night!!! the location and staff definately make the place!
lauren murray
8/19/2010

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Charming, warm and welcoming!

My husband, daughter and I have returned to HBI for the last several years. We love the location just near the spectacular Higgins Beach; the rooms are cozy, clean and comfortable and the food at Garofalo's is superb--from the blueberry pancakes at breakfast to the Seafood pasta aglio olio for dinner. The front porch is a great spot for a cocktail or to curl up with a good book on a rainy afternoon. Truly a magical spot to share!
christine crossman
Ottawa, ON
10/1/2009

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Wonderful, Relaxing

My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing time. It was a beautiful location, the food was excellent, Bob was amazing and Cash was the highlight of the stay.
Jennifer Ellis
Somerset, NJ
8/21/2009

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