Tides Beach Club
Picture a classic, clapboard Maine inn, and that’s the Tides Beach Club, on Goose Rocks Beach just two miles east of Kennebunkport’s town center. There’s plenty of history here: the stately Victorian hotel was originally built in 1899, but a major 2011 renovation updated—and upgraded—the interiors. The 21 rooms, spread over three floors, are done up in pastel colors, and bathrooms are stocked with Malin & Goetz bath products. Private decks overlook the Atlantic and the hotel’s three-mile stretch of beach, where staffers set up chairs and umbrellas and leave coolers stocked with chilled water and lunch (upon request) from the Tides Beach Club restaurant.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.