Inn by the Sea


Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States


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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


ae, b, cd, c, cs/t, dc, dsi, eff,egg, esg, ec, fa, rcb, hcb, mc, nsr This hotel was name one of Forbes Traveler's 10 best green hotels in America for 2007.

Pets are welcome at this hotel in specified rooms, by prior approval.

The bathroom amenities used at this hotel donate a portion of their proceeds to the Rainforest Network.

This hotel is the first in Maine to heat with biofuel, a mixture of heating fuel and biofuel.

Enjoy the wildlife habitat at this hotel. There are several educational programs along with the indigenous gardens. Between the bird sanctuary and butterfly habitat, this hotel really works to support its local environment.

Carbon offsetting is available through any of three programs created with


I had the pleasure of staying at The Inn by the Sea shortly after they reopened from their long renovation project. It was worth the wait.

I loved the view to the sea from my room with the yard and the salt marsh in the foreground. The room was comfortable and clean, and the hospitality was fine.

As green as this hotel is there are still lots of things they can do to be even greener. Natural fiber sheets would be a great start, and offering bulk bathroom amenities without laureth sulfate would be fantastic. When I'm away from home I don't read newspapers and hate wasting those provided by hotels regardless of my interest, as this hotel did.

Food at the Inn was superb. Dining at their restaurant is a must for people staying there. The spa/exercise room looks like a special treat, one I didn't know about until I was leaving; ask about it.

June 2008

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