80 Commercial Street   ⚓   Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538   ⚓   207-633-4434   ⚓   Book Now For Best Available Rate!

Tugboat Inn & Restaurant are now fully open for the season!

Get Away to our Coastal Boothbay Harbor Hotel

For the 2020 season our lobby is located at our sister property, Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, just down the street at 22 Commercial Street. On your way here just stop there to check in!

Happy September!   The days are warm, the nights are cool and there is still plenty of time for a visit to the coast of Maine and the Tugboat Inn.  Our Inn is fully open and our Restaurant is open with 3 levels of dining, both inside and out.  We have been working hard to put all the protocols in place to keep our staff and our guests healthy and safe.  Now, more than ever, we look forward to seeing all of our friends, family and guests ~ please join us this year for a healthy dose of sunshine, fresh Maine air, and good old fashioned Tugboat hospitality.

Office Hours are 7am-11pm Daily

Room Reservations 207-633-4434

Restaurant 207-633-5890 

Marina, Administration and other information 207-633-4435

Welcome to the Tugboat Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Fireworks over Boothbay HarborOn the waterfront in the heart of scenic Boothbay Harbor, the Tugboat Inn offers 64 rooms and suites facing (some over) the water, a full service restaurant, the Marina Lounge & Café with weekend/seasonal entertainment, and a sheltered marina with seasonal and transient slips and moorings.

Long a fixture of the working harbor, the Tugboat Inn and its 5 buildings boast a colorful past as home to all sorts of businesses and local landmarks. The Red Building was once the location of an army/navy surplus store, a ships’ chandlery and the Beauty Box Hair Salon. The three-story Main Inn is the former site of the Clipper Inn and the Boothbay Boatel. You can still see the old carved wooden sign with the clipper ship on the street by the office. The Wharf Pier was the original home of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, then more recently the locally infamous Sea Shanty. Many visitors and residents will recall when Marine Service operated off the dock that is now the Tugboat Pier. At first, our restaurant was out over the water on the first level with guest rooms above. In the early 70’s, the owners at that time purchased the former working tugboat “Maine”, brought her to Boothbay Harbor, moved her up to her current location on Commercial Street and the Tugboat Lounge was born. Later the restaurant was moved to its current location and attached to the tugboat and additional guest rooms were added to the first level of the pier.

In 1993, the Tugboat Inn was purchased by David J. Witham and underwent an extensive three-year $2.5 million transformation into one of Boothbay Harbor’s premier establishments. Present owners, Danny & Carla Lafayette, are committed to maintaining the high quality of the facility and providing the best in Maine Hospitality.

Whether you visit us regularly or it’s been a while since your last visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon!  If you’re thinking about making your first visit to our area, we invite you to stay with us. Discover for yourself why so many of our customers become repeat guests!