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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
Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Incredible view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked this resort as part of our honeymoon road trip around the east coast and couldn't have been happier.
The views from our room were incredible and we took so many pictures.
The staff were really friendly and courteous and the resort was immaculate. The breakfast was typical American fair with sausage, eggs and all the bread based products you'd like.
The facilities were great, we especially enjoyed our canoe trip and crazy golf.
I can't really think of any criticisms but in the spirit of a balanced review I'll say.....
The coffee at breakfast was a little weak....
A fantastic venue. Try and get room 128, the best views.

Oh it's only a short drive into boothbay harbour a real must see quaint harbour village

Room Tip: Ask for 128
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OceanGate, General Manager at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit with us here at Ocean Gate. We're so glad that you enjoyed your room in the Waterfront building as well as the breakfast and all of the Resort's complimentary amenities. We look forward to having you back with us again!

Regards

Frank
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 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
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new hampshire
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay for a Maine experience-local lobster boats pass by in the morning-lots of birds and just the feeling of being near the sea. The bed was sooo comfortable and the morning brunch was full of anything you could want for breakfast. Definitely going to return.

Room Tip: A room with a view of the harbor is a must.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edison, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed here for the first time for a week this past August and loved it. My husband and two teenage sons enjoyed the kayacking and canoeing and just hanging out. I loved the beautiful views and quiet time just to relax and read. Cabin was clean with two bathrooms, a very well equipped kitchen and a large screened-in back porch with a water view. Housekeeping came everyday and not only replenished the towels and made the beds but fully cleaned every room (vacuuming, mopping). An included breakfast was very good with a choice of eating inside or outside. Wednesday lobster bake was over the top! Grounds are very well kept. This is not a loud bustling resort but rather a quiet, "take the time to relax" place. Its a short drive to Boothbay Harbor which has an abundance of restaurants and shops and available harbor cruises you can take. The only (!) negative is that there weren't enough kayaks available; they were very popular and too few.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timonium, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Ocean Gate is a wonderful resort. Location on the water is beautiful. The breakfast offers all items, both hot and cold. The breakfast room is overseen by a happy gentleman who makes himself available to guests needing sightseeing ideas. This is our fourth year to stay and hopefully can come again next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, AZ
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Who says Disneyworld has to be the "Happiest Place on Earth"? The Ocean Gate Resort is MY Happiest Place! When planning our trip to Maine, I was a little nervous to book outside of my "Marriott Hotels Comfort Zone". Driving up to the resort down the very secluded and heavily wooded road, I was pleasantly surprised to find a well maintained and beautifully landscaped resort. BIG sigh of relief!

The gal in the office was extremely friendly and pleasant, and actually walked us back outside to show us how to drive to our side of the resort. I was very impressed that she didn't just draw it on our map and point "turn over there". IMPRESSIVE!

The trail to our room was a little tricky to manuever our luggage over the steps etc, but we now know to pack lighter for our return visit. Walking into our water-front room, we were both highly impressed by the VERY spacious and EXCEPTIONALY clean room. The view was superb and we couldn't take ourselves away from the private balcony. PEACE AND QUIET!

I am not a "buffet lover", but I have to say, the breakfast provided was quite nice. Everything from fruit, yogurt, 2 types of eggs, biscuits/gravy, and cereals. Plenty of choices for brekfast lovers and non!

We didn't take advantage of the on-site activities, but I am sure if you stay here for more than 2 days, they definitely are a great idea for families and such.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with local directions and ideas of things to see/do. We had no idea some of the things we were hoping to see were so close to the resort! Once you are in the resort, you feel like you're worlds away from the hustle and bustle, but you are only a short drive away from the Boothbay shopping/dining areas and a very short distance to lighthouses and a small beach.

I can not wait to bok my return trip, and I am 100% confident that I will book this resort again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southport, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed in the newly renovated Cedars building - the room was large, spotless, and the view of the water from the balcony was stunning. The whole resort was clean and first rate. Breakfast is served in a lovely dining room and the choices were great. The staff has pride in their resort and personality. The young wait staff at the breakfast room were a pleasure. A real feeling of Maine among the pines and water views. Good opportunities for using resort's canoes and kayaks onsite.

Room Tip: Recently renovated Cedars building is a good choice with balconies over looking the water.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and I spent 2 nights at this resort to relax, and it was wonderful. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. Our room was waterfront with a balcony that we enjoyed relaxing on, watching the boats and birds. We even saw a few minks at the edge of the water below our balcony. We brought our own kayaks to paddle the ocean for the first time. We got to see the lobstermen work their traps as well as mussells and clams in the shallow waters in the coves. The free breakfast buffet had everything you would need. The hot tub was nice as well as the pool.
It would be nice if the resort had a restaurant as well, as we had to leave in the evening to get dinner. The resort is very close to Boothbay Harbor and the Maine Aquarium, so there is always things to see and do. Definitely would stay here again:)

Room Tip: The second floor waterfront rooms are very nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Southport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Gate Resort 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Ocean Gate Hotel Southport
Ocean Gate Boothbay Harbor
Ocean Gate Resort Maine/Southport

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