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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

My wife and I very much appreciated the excellent, friendly service provided by the Gaynors at their Ocean Gate Resort in the Boothbay Harbor region on Southport Island. We would definitely recommend this quiet waterfront resort.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

We read all of the reviews on TripAdvisor - and when we got there - we were completely satisfied. Rooms were basic with an amazing view. Food for b-fast was marginal - but good enough Activities on the resort were great - pool, mini-golf, playground, tennis!!! Plus kayaking that we didn't get a chance to take advantage of. Nearby restaurants... More

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

The Ocean Gate Resort is the perfect getaway. Located on the northern tip of Southport Island in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, it is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the wondeful scenery. Boothbay Harbor might be the prettiest stretch of seacoast in Maine. There is something here for everyone. The ocean is just steps from your room. Kayaks and canoes... More

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Boston MA
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

Exactly what we expected and more. My husband, myself my 11 year old daughter and our labradoodle Ruby spent 3 days, 2 nights at the Ocean Gate. this is a pet friendly resort, this is the first time we ever took our dog with us on vacation and it was wonderful. There are six separate buildings (one and two story... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

After reading the reviews, we decided to book the Ocean Gate in Boothbay for a night on our way to Bar Harbor. We booked a room with double beds and a pull-out sofa in the Cedar building. There was one parking space allocated per room for the Cedar building. The views from the Cedar building were beautiful, but the accomodations... More

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OceanGate, Owner at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments. As you may be aware from some of the previous posts we are in the midst of our capital improvement program. As new owners here at Ocean Gate we share your enthusiasm about our spectacular and private location and look forward to the completion of our vision for the property. The Waterfront building has been completely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

Although we live only 2 1/2 hours away, we had never visited Boothbay Harbor before. After frequenting the Southern Maine coast for years, we needed a change, and boy did we find it! We have 2 small children, 9 and 11 and were attracted to the Ocean Gate Inn by the reviews, amenities and the fact that kids under 12... More

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

We almost gave up on Boothbay when we came across mention of the Ocean Gate in Orbitz. The Ocean Gate's website http://www.oceangateinn.com/ was comprehensive, so I called to ask about "quiet" and they were reassuring. We had a lovely room overlooking the cove and the accommodations were brand new and tasteful. We were not looking for a sumptious retreat but... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

We recently visited the Ocean Gate Inn/Resort in Boothbay Harbor, Maine for a three night, four day vacation. This was absolutely one of our best family vacations. We had previously enjoyed four days in Boston before arriving but the Ocean Gate experience was the most enjoyable. The facilities were well kept and clean. The room was an average size with... More

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Delray Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

We arrived in Boothbay Harbor without a reservation and were referred to the Ocean Gate Hotel. It was perfect. Rustic (40 acres), wooded, low rise buildings surrounded by tall trees, chirping birds and beautiful water views. It was so peaceful and quiet yet plenty to do - swimming, kayaks, canoes and WiFi in an outdoor pavillion. We stayed in the... More

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

First of all let me say that the Ocean Gate is a lovely place, it just has a bit of an identity issue...While the Ocean Gate bills itself as a Resort and Spa, it is more like a summer camp with motel beds. When you walk into the reception area (office) the brownish gold walls, ceiling, fixtures and furniture and... More

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Oceangate1, Owner at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this review

First of all, thanks for the overall four star rating that you gave to us. It appears that in spite of the “identity” confusion you felt and some of the other comments, we did a pretty good job during your visit based on your rating. Regarding our “identity”: Our corporate moniker is, in fact “The Ocean Gate Resort and Spa”... 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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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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