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The Dunes on the Waterfront

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518 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3212
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#9 of 35 hotels in Ogunquit
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4.8
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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Picturesque Maine cottages, suites and guest rooms overlooking the Ogunquit Tidal River and Ogunquit Beach in southern Maine. Enjoy 12 scenic and private acres, dotted with Adirondack chairs, landscaped gardens, and an outdoor pool. Ogunquit's famous sandy beach is accessible by rowboat at high tide and on foot at low tide. Perfect for both families and romantic, relaxing getaways.
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Heated pool
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Iron
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Ocean view
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happywanderers82 wrote a review Oct 2022
Boston, Massachusetts211 contributions86 helpful votes
My husband and I live two hours away, and wanted a quick overnight getaway. We had been to Ogunquit many times, but never even knew about Dunes on the Waterfront. We took a gamble, and are glad we did! We went on the last weekend they are open for the season, which, we found out, was puppy weekend. The resort is set off of a busy road (Rte 1), but you would never know. It is set back enough, that we didn't hear the trucks and cars pass by. Our room (#23) was just right for the two of us. Enough room to move around, plus a small table and chairs to sit at. The beds were comfy, and the bathroom very clean. The entire room and property were well-maintained, especially for the last weekend of the season! Our room had two windows that overlooked the water - great for seeing the sunrise! We were able to walk to the main Ogunquit beach, as well as in the other direction, Footbridge Beach. We found the staff to be very helpful and very friendly! Great value for off season! We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Room #23 had great views!
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tognir wrote a review Oct 2022
notts271 contributions117 helpful votes
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Our first visit to maine and we stayed three nights in a guest room at the dunes. Room #6, very clean, comfy bed and big modern bathroom. The room was small but perfectly formed and we had a large shared balcony looking out towards the ocean. Parking was right in front and super easy. It was lovely and quiet. We really liked it and worked from the room one day easily, wifi was good. A few places within walking distance to eat and drink, I’d definitely revisit. Would love a little cottage next time.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paul H wrote a review Sep 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
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A beautiful place to come and relax. The Service and our little cabin was clean and spotless. From the start of our arrival at the front office, we knew we had chosen the right place to stay. We received a packet that held our keys, an information sheet about the Ins and outs of staying here. Plenty of places to eat nearby, although there is some cabins with a kitchen or grills nearby. A beautiful pool, kayaks and rowboats to rent. Coffee in the office, a friendly staff inside and out. The Dunes grounds are well kept and the flowers were well care for.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sullific wrote a review Nov 2021
new haven, ct675 contributions394 helpful votes
Yes, it's the Three Q's. We spent a weekend at The Dunes. The last weekend they are open each year (last weekend of October) they have a Doggy Weekend, so we took advantage of this. We were in a superior room which was one half of one of the cottages, which was great. Everything was clean, comfortable and convenient (the three c's). Towels, blankets, bags and treats were provided for the dog, as well as a great welcome bag (and the merch we received in the Halloween Woof Strut was also great). Breakfasr was provided daily, delivered in a lovely basket with linen napkin liner. It was continental but of a grand size - juices, yogurts, pastries, granola bars, fresh fruit. More than we would eat in a sitting. The property overlooks the dunes (duh) and the Atlantic lies behind them, so you may see crashing surf but t's tough to actually see the ocean itself. Still, the location out of town, as many have noted, is a bonus. I noted that cottages and hotels in town are cramped on small lots. The Dunes is spread out - the cottages are not n top of each other by any stretch of the imagination, and while you can walk to the Lobster Pound, the Egg and I or other restaurants or downtown, you are not hemmed in as you are there. As noted by many, rowboats will get you to the beach when the tide's in. Because of inclement weather we weren't able to get to the beach - hope to return in the better weather. Because the Dunes is the sort of place you do want to return to. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, generous and helpful, that's another plus. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Barry D wrote a review Oct 2021
Easthampton, Massachusetts148 contributions29 helpful votes
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Four of us, 2 couples in our 70s, have been staying at the Dunes every October since 2010. We love it! The cottages are perfect and the staff helpful and friendly. The location is excellent for walking on sidewalks to all Ogunquit has to offer: fantastic restaurants, shops, views and activities. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We are always there during Ogunquit Fest toward the end of October. There are large crowds...
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Bonniecp wrote a review Oct 2021
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My husband and I just spent an idyllic four days at the Dunes on the Waterfront. This was a nostalgic experience for us, as we’ve been fortunate enough to have visited occasionally throughout the span of many years. The Dunes property is just as beautiful and peaceful as ever. We so enjoy the incredibly lovely setting on the estuary with easy and fun access to the beach. My husband, especially, enjoys the adventure of using the rowboat to get over to the dunes! The staff is exceptionally warm and welcoming. Our cottage (#8) was perfect in every way. We felt well cared for and safe, as it was evident that all necessary precautions had been taken with regard to Covid. We enjoy the fact that The Dunes is located just outside the hustle and bustle of downtown, affording us a respite of peacefulness at the end of the day. We highly recommend The Dunes and look forward to being able to be back again some day!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sara S wrote a review Sep 2021
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My husband and I had a wonderful stay at The Dunes on the Waterfront. We were in room 4C which is one of the "hotel"-type rooms. What made this room extra special was it had a private area right outside the door we could sit and have our drinks at night or coffee in the morning. This was good because the room itself was quite small but the bathroom was huge and totally updated. I told the woman when I checked out how impressed we were with the cleanliness, beauty and peacefulness of the resort. I would like to rent a cabin next time for a little more space. Reasons I didn't give this a 5-star review: Please note that rooms are not serviced during your stay. We ended up buying more coffee pods so we could have coffee in the morning in the Keurig provided. Also, the mattress was very hard and unforgiving. A mattress/pillow topper would seriously help this!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Room 4C on the top of the hotel unit has almost it's own private deck. Great views!
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lsteinman1 wrote a review Sep 2021
Ridgefield 2 contributions
We have been going for 46 years and the team are family to us. They are wonderful people. It’s on the Ogunquit River which can be crossed by foot at low tide which occurs twice a day. There are also rowboats for when the tide is high or you can walk to 2 footbridges. The beach and ocean are right on the other side of the river. It is walking distance to town. There is a reason we come back every summer as do dear friends of ours!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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bwdw wrote a review Jun 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida116 contributions76 helpful votes
We had a wonderful family vacation at the Dunes on the Waterfront. The heated pool, new playground, expansive grounds and view of the tidal river and beach from our cottage were all terrific. The cottage had a wood burning fireplace, screened in porch and even had an outdoor table and chairs which were cleaned daily. Staff was polite, helpful and gracious. We were right next door to a lobster pound so we could walk to dinner there and were close enough to town to walk there as well. This is a clean, relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable place to stay with or without young kids. We hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nancy0657 wrote a review May 2021
Leominster MA141 contributions67 helpful votes
Spent 2 days/nights at the Dunes in early May. My deluxe room (23A I believe) was pefect for a short stay. Clean and comfortable with views of the tidal river from 2 large windows. The staff was pleasant, the grounds lovely and I felt perfectly Covid safe while there. Hoping to visit again for a longer stay and maybe upgrade to a cottage with fireplace and/or kitchen.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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$213 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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THE DUNES ON THE WATERFRONT - Updated 2022 Prices & Resort Reviews (Ogunquit, Maine)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Dunes on the Waterfront
Which popular attractions are close to The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Nearby attractions include Footbridge Beach (0.4 miles), Ogunquit Beach (0.6 miles), and Abacus (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beach Plum Lobster Farm Lobster and Clam Supplier, The Omelette Factory, and The Front Porch Piano Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Dunes on the Waterfront located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Ogunquit.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Congregational Church Of Wells (4.8 miles), Founders Park (4.4 miles), and Storer Garrison State Historic Site (3.4 miles).
Does The Dunes on the Waterfront have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Dunes on the Waterfront accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.