Higgins Beach Inn

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Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Higgins Beach Inn

Higgins Beach Inn

2.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
34 Ocean Ave, Scarborough, ME, 04074

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHiggins Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationScarborough Beach State Park6 min drive
  • Popular LocationFerry Beach7 min drive
  • AirportPortland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport)17 min drive

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About this area


Located in Scarborough, Higgins Beach Inn is near the beach. Lyric Music Theater and South Portland Historical Society Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Cape Elizabeth Light and Victoria Mansion. Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine and Children's Museum of Maine are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as surfing/boogie boarding. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Higgins Beach - 3 min walk
  • Scarborough Beach State Park - 6 min drive
  • Western Beach - 6 min drive
  • Crescent Beach State Park - 7 min drive
  • Ferry Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Portland Transportation Center - 15 min drive
  • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 17 min drive


  • Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea — 8 min drive
  • The Good Table — 8 min drive
  • Bird Dog Roadhouse — 8 min drive
  • Simple Simon's — 9 min drive
  • The Egg & I Restaurants — 10 min drive

About this property

Higgins Beach Inn

Beach hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
When you stay at this beach hotel you can enjoy umbrellas and sun loungers. All 23 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs with cable channels, and free bottled water. Hair dryers, ironing boards, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
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.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: USD 8.00-20.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Art gallery


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property - April 2017
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Monday and Tuesday:
  • Restaurant

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, 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

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 84 out of 139 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 39 out of 139 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 139 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 139 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 139 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were greeted by an incredibly friendly staff member who checked us in quickly. We put our bags in the room and promptly walked to Higgins Beach. Beautiful location and great for an evening stroll. We grabbed dinner at Shade, the restaurant at Higgins Beach Inn. Although there were some pretty disrespectful patrons treating the staff poorly, we had a wonderful dinner with a few drinks. The calamari and fish tacos were delicious. The next morning we woke up early, got packed, and walked back down to the beach where we checked out the tide pools and large rocks that protruded through the sand. There were also surfers catching some waves. It was a very peaceful morning and we wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely recommend this location. Very cute little hotel with very friendly staff. Keep in mind it's located in a residential area so there isn't much around within walking distance besides the beach!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is so nice, and there is a very nice beach within walking distance. The Shade which is the restaurant/bar on site has great food. 10 out of 10 for us.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is beautiful, it is historic yet updated. We were very comfortable during our stay. I also loved being so close to the beach, it was a short walk to go watch the sunrise.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved this Inn and will stay again!!!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really cool (and large!) space in an older historic inn. Super friendly and helpful staff. Up to date facilities and terrific restaurant. Fantastic place to stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021