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4.6 out of 5

"Our first floor room right near the reception desk and with the kitchen adjacent was quite noisy. It didn't help that a lost and found phone sitting o ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 09 Sep 2022

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the restaurant at this beach Scarborough hotel

Oceanside stay

At this Scarborough hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Higgins Beach and 3 miles (5 km) of Scarborough Beach State Park. Also, Prouts Neck is within 3 miles (5 km) and Western Beach is within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2017

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A terrace, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$249* Per night/room Oct 11 - Oct 12

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Quadruple Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Higgins Beach Inn ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Higgins Beach Inn

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Our first floor room right near the reception desk and with the kitchen adjacent was quite noisy. It didn't help that a lost and found phone sitting on the reception desk was activated by a "find my phone" ping at 2:00 in the morning for a long time. Hopefully that won't happen again, but beware that Room 13 right next to the reception area hears everything that happens out there.

Posted by , from BARRINGTON on Sep 9, 2022

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4 out of 5
Super close to the beach with beach chairs, and towels available. Water bottle fill station in lobby. Excellent food in the restaurant, super close to Portland and surrounding towns. No fridges in rooms, and AC were not hooked up for AC only heat and fan mode. Very Pleasant stay, would definitely go back again.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from LOVELAND on Sep 29, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 15, 2019 by Krysten Reilly - General Manager

Thank you for coming to stay with us!

4 out of 5
Loved the updated feel in the room even though this is an Historic Inn. Bathroom is updated and very clean. Very friendly staff. An easy very short walk to a beautiful beach. The bed and pillows were very comfortable! Fresh chocolate chip cookies at check in was a bonus!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2019 by Krysten Reilly - General Manager

We're so glad you had a good time staying with us!

5 out of 5
Not sure why i got this survey in German. Probably because my name is of German ancestry. The rooms were very nice and clean. The bathrooms looked new and the bed was comfortable with nice sheets. There is a restaurant and a bar on site. The location is excellent and very close to the beach

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 4, 2019 by Krysten Reilly - General Manager

Hi there - We're glad you had a good time staying with us recently! We hope you're able to visit us again soon!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 12, 2019 by Krysten Reilly - General Manager

Thank you for staying with us!

4 out of 5

Home feeling hotel.

This was a nice hotel a few blocks from the beach. The people running the facility are very nice. Some of the rooms had a shared bathroom, ours had its own bathroom. The only drawback is the creaks and groans of the floors and doors. It didn't seem to bother me while sleeping, but it may bother some. Not much they can do about it.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

Cozy and quaint

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Second time staying at the Higgins Beach Inn. Although we did not eat in the dining room (South Portland waterfront nearby), i enjoyed my stay at the inn. Well appointed room with VERY comfortable beds. Hot coffee and muffins in the foyer the next morning. The location is superb. One block from the ocean. The sound of the waves breaking on the shore lulled me to sleep. Lots of fun.

Posted by , from Fiskdale, Sturbridge, MA, USA on May 26, 2012

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5 out of 5

great place with excellent restaurant.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The Higgins was located just up from the Ocean. The staff was very friendly and competent. We love are stay there.

Posted by , from Ma on Feb 7, 2011

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at Higgins Beach Inn. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Higgins Beach Inn was completed in April 2017. This Scarborough hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1822
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Higgins Beach Inn offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Scarborough hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Higgins Beach Inn has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 75.00 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25.00 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.