We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ocean Gate Resort

Certificate of Excellence
70 Ocean Gate Road, Southport Island, Southport, Southport Island, ME 04538
Hotel amenities
Ocean Gate Resort
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
julesd659 West Lafayette, Indiana
Add Photo Write a Review

267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    151
    72
    26
    12
    6
See reviews for
92
136
3
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (71)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (267)
  • Mar-May only
    (18)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (159)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (81)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
West Lafayette, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few weeks ago we spent another fantastic family vacation at Ocean Gate. We have 3 small children and needless to say vacations are usually more work than relaxation, but this is not so at Ocean Gate. We stayed in room 232 in the Overlook Building, which has 2 rooms and 3 double beds, and was a perfect fit for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a very remote location and quite far to get to Boothbay Harbor. All the restaurants and shops are in the harbor. I found the hotel grounds to be dull and the rooms much in need of more light and some renovation. The rooms and cottages look appealing but inside they are old and smelly. The same... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Agawam, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a remote location and about 3 miles from Boothbay Harbor, where parking is expensive or limited to two hours. Ocean Gate offers a free breakfast, which offers a variety of breakfast foods, much like breakfasts offered by some hotel chains. The beds were comfortable, except for the pillows. There was one pillow and the second one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
OceanGate, General Manager at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. While I can appreciate your own personal preferences, most of our guests find that staying on a private 45 acre, scenic parcel of land just minutes from the noise and traffic of downtown and with loads of complimentary amenities beats staying in a "box on a parking lot" anytime! Boothbay Harbor does offer quite a... More 

Rochester
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Ocean Gate for only one night, but it was very delightful. The room I had had a beautiful view of the water, was very clean, beds were comfy. Room came with a delicious breakfast. The owners were friendly, passionate about their business, and knowledgeable about the area. Gave us great recommendations. Wish I could have stayed another... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
OceanGate, General Manager at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! Thanks for taking the time to let us know. We'll be awaiting your return! Frank More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Ocean Gate Resort with my daughter and other family members. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff is one of the friendliest we have ever encountered. The breakfast was great; the staff did an excellent job of regularly putting out fresh food and collected dirty dishes quickly. The kids in our group especially enjoyed the pool, miniature golf,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lowville, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an extensive search of local establishments, I chose Ocean Gate, and my family couldn't have been happier with my choice. We had a wonderful time! With 3 teachers in our group, we were all ready for a little rest and relaxation after our school year ended. Ocean Gate offered this and so much more. Located just a short drive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fairfield, ct
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with the family while visiting Boothbay Harbor. Really liked the resort. Great views overlooking the water. Room was a little small, but had nice balcony to extend the space. Took out their kayaks, swam in the pool, spent some time in the hot tub, played ping pong and mini golf. Nice hot breakfast. Very peaceful wooded setting on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
massachusetts
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was in the ocean front building. Very clean, beautiful view all around. The mattresses were a little soft for my liking but otherwise no complaints. My family enjoyed the hot breakfast, great friendly service, and ready-to -go kayaks waiting at the dock. We will likely return but I do hope they will update the mattresses.

Was this review helpful? Yes
OceanGate, General Manager at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us recently and for taking the time to write a review. The beds in all of our rooms have been recently upgraded to top of the line Simmons "Beauty Rest" Pillow-Top beds sets. I'm sorry that you found them a bit too plush for your liking. Most of our guests want to take one home with... More 

Albany, NY
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a room in the Waterfront Building and our balcony looked onto the water and an osprey nest. It was awesome! The location in the middle of the woods was ideal but only 10 minutes from downtown Boothbay. The breakfast was above average, including hot options. We would definitely return again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

158 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (150)
Viewed
View from room (28)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (34)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (51)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Southport
1.1 mi away
Beach Cove Waterfront Inn
Beach Cove Waterfront Inn
#3 of 12 in Boothbay Harbor
4.5 of 5 stars 263 reviews
1.7 mi away
Tugboat Inn
Tugboat Inn
#5 of 12 in Boothbay Harbor
4.0 of 5 stars 286 reviews
2.1 mi away
Flagship Inn
Flagship Inn
#4 of 12 in Boothbay Harbor
4.5 of 5 stars 346 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Fisherman's Wharf Inn
Fisherman's Wharf Inn
#6 of 12 in Boothbay Harbor
4.0 of 5 stars 342 reviews
2.0 mi away
Cap'n Fish's Waterfront Inn
Cap'n Fish's Waterfront Inn
#7 of 12 in Boothbay Harbor
4.5 of 5 stars 170 reviews
2.3 mi away
Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa
Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa
#1 of 12 in Boothbay Harbor
4.5 of 5 stars 541 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay