Classic New England Inns

As summer fades into fall, check in to one of our favorite Northeastern hotels.

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Camden Harbour Inn, Camden, Maine

A Relais & Châteaux property overlooking the picturesque town of Camden, Maine, the Camden Harbour Inn offers rooms that reflect the tastes and travels of Dutch owners Raymond Brunyanszki and Oscar Verest (who also own the Danforth Inn in nearby Portland). Ceylon, the Malabar Coast, and Curacao are some of the locations that have inspired the decor, but don’t be mistaken: this is a New England inn through and through. The award-winning Natalie’s Restaurant serves European-inflected New England cuisine—think shellfish salad with burned panna cotta, fried calamari with curry aioli—in 3- or 7-course tasting menus or small plates served à la carte. Try their lobster tasting menu, featuring the Maine classic prepared four different ways. From $295; 83 Bayview St.; 207-236-4200; camdenharbourinn.com.