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PRIVATE_VACATION_HOME
42 King St, Scarborough, ME
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3.43 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Wonderful beach cottage!

"This was a great find for a week beach vacation! The house was very cute, clean and had extra little homey touches. I had a great time staying here with a friend. It’s a quick 3 minute walk to the beach, friendly neighborhood and community. Would recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

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5 Bedroom Farmhouse Estate
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0.7 mi from city center
5 Bedroom Farmhouse Estate
Beach House 500 Feet to The Beach.  Right in Pine Point.
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3.41 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great Place!!

"This place was perfection! We will absolutely rent it again! Super close to the beach! Enough space for our family. Laundry with a fully stocked kitchen, you can’t beat it!!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Beach House 500 Feet to The Beach. Right in Pine Point.

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Panoramic Views & Crashing Waves
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3.64 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Amazing location and excellent hosts

"We had an amazing trip to Maine during Covid thanks to this property. The nearly private beach was perfect and picking up precooked lobsters from the fish market a mile away made the trip super easy. The hosts are so kind and accommodating. We had a wonderful time!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Panoramic Views & Crashing Waves
Just Steps TO Ocean ! Charming Family Beach House
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3.42 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Great location

"Great location, short walk to a really nice beach and good seafood. House had everything we needed, clean and tidy. Porch was great to have. Only negative was an empty propane tank for the bbq when we arrived, we were told to fill it ourselves, first time that's happened to us on a rental. House ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

Just Steps TO Ocean ! Charming Family Beach House
Classic Maine Family Home
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2.94 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Awesome house!

"Awesome house, awesome location! This house had everything we needed to enjoy our week in Scarborough. So close to Higgins beach and a short drive to Portland!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Classic Maine Family Home
Special Beachfront Property
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3.65 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Lovely

"This was such an enjoyable week. The unit felt very private and comfortable. The beach was very private which was unexpected being pretty much in Old Orchard. We can't wait to stay there again next year."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Special Beachfront Property
The Bungalow at Higgins Beach
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4.66 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (9 reviews)
Peaceful, Relaxing, Quiet, and Secluded

"The back yard of the cottage is actually up against the Audubon Bird Sanctuary so it is beautiful protected land. We loved having coffee and tea on the screened in porch in the mornings with bird songs and bird visits right in front of us. The location being a block back from the beach and closer ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

The Bungalow at Higgins Beach
New Listing! Immaculate Beachfront 5 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
2 Claudia Way, Scarborough, ME
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3.49 mi from city center
New Listing! Immaculate Beachfront 5 Bedroom Home
Admiral Motel
549 Us Route 1, Scarborough, ME
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1.19 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Ick!

"We were less than happy with the Admiral Motel in Scarborough, Maine. It was advertised as "squeaky clean" but there were bug splatters on the walls and the window casings were dirty. Our bathroom door wouldn't close properly which caused some uncomfortable moments. It did have a mini-fridge and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2011

Admiral Motel
Candlewood Suites Portland - Scarborough
2.5 out of 5
700 Roundwood Drive, Scarborough, ME
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The price is $94 per night
2.34 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (429 reviews)

"Omg this hotel was perfect. Every time I visit Maine this is the hotel I will go to. It’s also in a good area. The Maine Mall & Walmart is 5 minutes away. This hotel made my experience in Maine the best."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Candlewood Suites Portland - Scarborough
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Scarborough
3 out of 5
800 Roundwood Dr, Scarborough, ME
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $142 per night
2.3 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (303 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Clean room. Close to everything we needed (food, shopping and beaches) The room was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed for a long weekend stay. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Scarborough
Studio Apt by Beach - Unit #14
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3.41 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
PINE POINT ROOM

"The property was very clean and easy to keep clean. I was somewhat concerned because the next room was occupied by a couple from Florida who had guests visiting most of the time we were there and we are in a pandemic and no one wore masks. They partied outside and were very close to us. I never met ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Studio Apt by Beach - Unit #14
Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland
3 out of 5
200 Southborough Dr, Scarborough, ME
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The price is $101 per night
2.97 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (613 reviews)

"Very clean, friendly staff. Great food close by, and shopping too"…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland
Studio Condo - 150' to Beach 20 min to Portland
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3.41 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Great Place!

"Wonderful, clean place to stay and can’t beat the location."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Studio Condo - 150' to Beach 20 min to Portland
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Visiting Scarborough

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Scarborough, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, beaches, and top-notch restaurants. Victoria Mansion, Portland Museum of Art, and Children's Museum of Maine are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 425 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Portland
  • The closest major airport is in Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), 21.6 mi (34.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Scarborough

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Scarborough Beach State Park, Prouts Neck, and Higgins Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Scarborough Downs and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 19 hotels and other lodging accommodations to select from in Scarborough. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and comfortable rooms.
  • Black Point Inn - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Scarborough - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and proximity to shopping.

Top places to visit around the area include Victoria Mansion, 6.8 mi/11 km from the city center, and Portland Museum of Art, which is 6.9 mi (11 km) away.

Dressing for Scarborough

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 47°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 13°F
  • From April to June, the average is 77°F during the day and 30°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 79°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 64°F as the daytime average and 15°F as the nighttime average
  • Scarborough gets about 47.32 inches of rain per year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 78°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 15°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Scarborough?
Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 12-minute walk from Maine Mall. Traveler reviews also recommend Higgins Beach Inn and Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Scarborough as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Scarborough, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in Scarborough.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Scarborough?
To access more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Scarborough, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Scarborough?
Based on reviews, Candlewood Suites Portland - Scarborough is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Americas Best Value Inn Scarborough Portland and Comfort Inn & Suites Scarborough-Portland.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Scarborough?
Comfort Inn & Suites Scarborough-Portland is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices to stay with the kids include Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland and Candlewood Suites Portland - Scarborough. Attractions in the area like Aquaboggan Water Park and Funtown Splashtown USA are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation in Scarborough?
Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features in-room kitchens and an indoor pool. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Maine Mall and Extended Stay America - Portland - Scarborough.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Scarborough?
Extended Stay America - Portland - Scarborough is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and in-room kitchens for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Scarborough and Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Higgins Beach?
Higgins Beach Inn is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this inn offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Higgins Beach. Other good choices within a few miles include Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham South Portland and Inn By The Sea.
What about the best place to stay close to Prouts Neck?
One of the top choices for your stay is Black Point Inn, located next to Prouts Neck, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a marina and 2 restaurants. Grand Beach Inn, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away, is another good choice for your stay.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Scarborough?
Higgins Beach Inn is a top beach inn with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options to stay near the beach include Black Point Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites Scarborough-Portland. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Higgins Beach or Scarborough Beach State Park.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Scarborough?
Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland is a 3-star hotel featuring free breakfast and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Scarborough and Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Maine Mall. You can tee off at Nonesuch River Golf Club during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Scarborough?
Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and a restaurant. Other choices that offer an onsite pool include Comfort Inn & Suites Scarborough-Portland and Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Scarborough.

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