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Ocean Gate Resort

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Ocean Gate Road, Southport Island, Southport, Southport Island, ME 04538
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 5 nights at ocean gate in august of this year and found the location and views spectacular " The free breakfast was great!!! the staff couldn't do enough for you . operations manager was a whiz at replenishing food and clearing off tables in the morning. The two men who cook the food for the lobster bake on... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent four beautiful nights at Ocean Gate (our second time visiting) in August 2014.The reason we chose it was the unbelievably beautiful location on a pine-covered hilltop overlooking the channels and coves separating Southport Island from the mainland (see the pictures attached). It feels like being on an isolated river or lake, with glassy smooth water and a complete... More

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Windsor, CT, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a 3 night stay at Ocean gate the last week of July. This is a resort made up of several buildings with several possible viewpoints and experiences. It is older, quiet and off the beaten path with some extremely nice views and some that may be obstructed by trees. It sits on an island point with primarily a view... More

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Weare, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was clean & most of the staff were polite but beware of the utensil police! They have a free breakfast in the morning. The food is so so. The eggs are a bit dry but the home fries are good. If you plan on sitting outside be prepared to be uncomfortable while seated in the iron chairs they... More

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OceanGate, General Manager at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I'm sorry that this one small incident inspired you to write a less than glowing review. We do provide silverware in our outdoor Pavilion for guest use. When the silverware is removed from the restaurant, it requires constant re-setting of tables and causes guests that are dining inside to be inconvenienced. I'm sorry that this was... More

Bradenton, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I highly recommend Ocean Gate Resort to any families looking for a family friendly resort. Wonderful location and terrific service! Great Breakfast included! Knowledgable and friendly staff. Heated pool, putt-putt golf course, fitness and laundry facilities, canoes and kayaks.This was our 3rd visit and just like wine, Ocean Gate has improved with age!

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Spent a long weekend at the Ocean Gate with another couple. Could not have been more pleased. Our room had the best view, and the bed and linens were very comfy. We enjoyed meeting Cheryl, the owner and chatting with her husband Bernie every morning at breakfast. They gave many trips about the area, sightseeing, and shared their wonderful stories.... More

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our first time at Ocean Gate Resort and staying in the Boothbay Area. We met owners Bernie and his wife Cheryl--they were both delightful, especially Cheryl! She had excellent travel tips off the beaten path and best known to locals--spots such as the Botanical Garden--spectacular! As you read online, going to South Port over the bridge is definately... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I stayed last September whilst my daughter was on an international student work experience program working on the front desk in this hotel. I arrive two days before she finished work here and all I can say is what a superb place this is. Eventhough the weather was not great you could not wish for a better experience - the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

First time at Ocean Gate last weekend with husband and another couple (though it is perfect for families with young kids and is pet friendly). Could not be more pleased! Beautiful sunsets from our room! Breakfast was nice - not just muffins but scrambled eggs, oatmeal or pancakes, HOT coffee (which I love) - then it was off on the... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Needing a stopover night till we checked into our Bar Harbor timeshare, I took a gamble on a Google search and booked an online one night stay at the Ocean Gate resort in Southport, ME, which adjoins the better known town of Boothbay Harbor on the mid-coast. I now have one huge regret-that we didn't have a WEEK to stay... More

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Address: 70 Ocean Gate Road, Southport Island, Southport, Southport Island, ME 04538
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Southport Island > Southport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Gate Resort 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Ocean Gate Hotel Southport
Ocean Gate Boothbay Harbor
Ocean Gate Resort Maine/Southport

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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ocean Gate Resort is a 45-acre oceanfront resort surrounded on 3 sides by tidal inlet and less than 3 miles from Boothbay Harbor. The nine buildings are nestled among the majestic pines and perched on the rocky coast line of Maine. All rooms include a full breakfast, refrigerator, coffee maker, A/C, cable TV. On-site free amenities include a heated pool, canoes, kayaks, fitness room, mini-golf course, tennis and basketball court, playground, and stocked fishing pond. ... more   less 
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