Where to Stay in Portland, Maine: Black Point Inn
I was starting to put together my weekend guide to Portland, then I realized the post was getting a little too long because I just had too many gorgeous photos to share, just like with the dining experience at Tempo Dulu in Portland. So, I'm breaking it up to do it justice. Today, I'm going to take you guys on a tour of where you should stay if you're looking for a boutique hotel in Portland, Maine.
Boutique hotel is not what I would use to describe Black Point Inn, as it's more of a classic historic New England Inn gone lux, however it does pop up when searching for accommodations in the Portland area.
It just doesn't get more classic than this. If you are looking for a gorgeous historical New England inn, stop right here. A quick 20-minute drive from Portland will get you to Prouts Neck in Scarborough, which is a cute little point that sticks out into the bay with beautiful views.
About Black Point Inn
The Inn was originally built in 1878 and you can see the rich history with paintings and memorabilia adorning the walls. From the moment you walk in, you get swept up in the classic New England charm, and are warmly welcomed by the attentive staff.
There is so much to explore within this oceanfront property- there are several common areas to lounge with a coffee or tea, bikes to ride around the coastline, a pool during summertime, and both indoor and outdoor seating of their restaurant. I loved how modernized the inn was overall in terms of amenities and comforts, but they still held on to classics like original board games in the sitting room, classic books, and historical artifacts scattered around.
By the way, do NOT miss breakfast here- that lobster omelet and breakfast potatoes was the stuff made of dreams!
The room that we had was very shabby-chic New England style, with floral wallpaper and that classic New England blue everywhere.
Having a oceanside room was so wonderful, to wake up to a gorgeously misty fog over the water. It was rainy that weekend, but somehow it made the whole experience even cozier. Our room (or suite, more aptly) had a sizable common room, two extremely comfortable queen beds, a vanity, and a bathroom stocked with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
With an inn like this, you absolutely would be remiss to not explore the gorgeous grounds!
First, the obvious. When driving up to Black Point Inn, you're met with the gorgeously lush greenery and front of the property. There are lawn chairs for guests to lounge on to soak up the ocean views, and also outdoor dining on the patio with the same views. It really looks like something out of a movie, with the perfectly-manicured lawn and florals adorning this beautiful grey and white New England Inn.
Then if you go around the property by the parking lot, you see the beautiful profile of the inn, which is much larger than you would initially think! Then if you hang a left, and walk through the private walkway for guests, you'll walk through an abundance of beautiful hydrangeas and florals, along with some other beautiful beach properties. Walk a little further down, and you'll pass under an adorable wooden arch and arrive at a stunning view of the coastline.
This is like the place that my 8-year old self dreamed about sneaking off to with a good book. It is such a serene spot to take in the scenery, and go for a little morning stroll.
If you're looking to stay in the Portland area but want lux accommodations with a little more solitude and stunning scenery, this is your spot. Black Point Inn is like that charming New England bed and breakfast you'd want to find, but on a larger scale while maintaining that intimate feel.
The staff was so welcoming and helpful with recommendations on activities in the area, the food in the restaurant was absolutely fantastic, the rooms were meticulously clean and well-maintained, and the scenery was just so romantically beautiful.
Special thanks to The Black Point Inn for hosting and welcoming Living Minnaly. As always, all opinions and reviews are my own.