This is a very pretty inn. The room we stayed in was pretty as well. As most reviews have said, the main building was recently renovated so everything was new and clean and tasteful. We stayed in room 102. It had a beautiful antique wooden floor, but the smell of polyurethane was very strong and it gave me a headache. The bed was comfy, the pillows the best I've ever tried to sleep on. The big problem was the noise from the street, even with the windows closed. It was so loud that every time I started to doze off, a motorcycle or other loud vehicle would drive by and startle me awake. You are so close to the street in room 102 that I could sometimes hear the music people were playing in their cars as they passed. The hotel did do a good of insulating noise from other guests as I never heard anything but traffic.
The noise was bad enough, but window coverings allowed too much light in. There are six windows, and bright light from the lights that were left on outside all night glowed around the perimeter of each one. It was way too bright for sleeping.
We didn't try to get a different room, because when we booked it, we were told it was the only room available. It would have been nice to have been warned about the noise and light issues with the room when we booked it, but there was no mention of it. When we told the staff about it as we left they said, "Oh." They didn't even apologize. For almost $300 a night, I want peace and quiet and didn't get it.
There are some other details that were not great. There are no irons or ironing boards in the room. We got one when requested, but the iron didn't get hot enough and the board was one of those tiny, chintzy ones. There was no toilet lid on the toilet (unsanitary as they stack the clean towels on a rack over the toilet). There is no place to put anything in the bathroom even though there is space for a shelf of some sort. Also no place to put anything in the shower stall except on the floor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The last of the grand hotels of Ogunquit, the Colonial Inn has provided shelter and genuine Maine hospitality to travelers for over 125 years. Today, having undergone a major historical renovation and with new ownership and management, the Colonial Inn steps forward to reclaim its place among top hotels in the heart of Ogunquit. Accommodations at the Colonial Inn are comprised of 62 rooms spread throughout four different buildings, offering a variety of room configurations which can suit guests’ preferences or requirements, whether a single traveler, couple, family or group. The hotel’s Main Inn has been reconfigured and enhanced by taking the previous count of 44 rooms down to 28 rooms, several with water views. The end result is bigger guest rooms that afford a first-class experience with more of the comforts of home. Most rooms in the hotel – and every room in the Main Inn itself – boast a king bed and a coffee maker, all with new furnishings and décor. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline and Orbitz so you can book your The Colonial Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Colonial Hotel Ogunquit
- Colonial Hotel Ogunquit
- Colonial Inn Ogunquit
- Colonial Ogunquit
- The Colonial Inn Ogunquit, Maine