Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

Spruce Point Inn Caps Stellar Season with
Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

Named #3 Top Resort in New England in 31st Annual Survey of The World’s Best

Boothbay Harbor, Maine (October 9, 2018) — Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards and Spruce Point Inn earned recognition as #3 among the Top 30 Resorts in New England. The announcement comes just as the resort finishes one of its best seasons ever, and on the heels of being named “Best Hotel in Maine” by readers of Down East Magazine. Yankee Magazine editors also spotlighted the resort as an Editors’ Pick for “oceanside lodging” in Maine in their annual Travel Guide to New England.

Both the Down East and Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award honors were bestowed for the third year in a row.

The Top 30

“When the editors told us about the award, they said  ‘…[As] travel professionals, [you] have never stopped serving Conde Nast Traveler readers to the highest standards,’” said Angelo DiGiulian, innkeeper with Joe Paolillo of the Inn. “That could not be more true at Spruce Point Inn. Even though we’ve been recognized before as one of the best resorts in New England, that’s not enough. We strive each season to outdo the last. Guests who visit Spruce Point Inn and then vote in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey enjoy those efforts and have rewarded us by moving us up the list from #16 to #3 Best Resort in New England. We are totally committed to continuing to help our guests experience the best of the Boothbay Harbor Region – a fellow Down East “best of Maine” winner  — while creating ‘oceanside memories made in Maine.’”

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how they  travel today.   

“The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as ‘the best of the best of travel,’” the editors noted in announcing the winners. 

The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on October 16.

About Spruce Point Inn (

In operation for more than 100 years, Spruce Point Inn is a distinctive and historic vacation destination for travelers from all over the United States. Its relaxing facilities have long been a part of the summer community and a backdrop for delightful “oceanside memories made in Maine.” Located in the seafaring village of Boothbay Harbor, Maine (an hour north of Portland) and situated on 57 acres of stunning oceanfront and sheltering pine forest, the resort is a retreat of 9 guestrooms in The Inn, 15 classic cottages and cottage rooms, 56 modern lodge rooms and 5 townhomes. The convenient location, peaceful setting and spectacular coastal views have made Spruce Point Inn a premier resort for families, reunions, weddings and business events. For reservations, call 800-553-0289 or visit 

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