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#6 of 35 hotels in Ogunquit
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4.9
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
In the tradition of Maine's summer resorts, the Marginal Way House has been welcoming visitors since at least 1911. Located on Wharf Lane, two blocks from the center of town, directly across from the Ogunquit Beach, the Marginal Way House offers incomparable views of the beach and coastline. Offering 3 types of rooms including hotel rooms in our Main and Wharf House buildings, ocean front rooms in our Dockside building, and efficiency apartments which are located through out our 5 building complex.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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jeanfrombos2n wrote a review Nov 2022
Boston, MA344 contributions152 helpful votes
The Marginal Way House is quite special. We had not been back to Ogunquit in more than 50 years and were so glad we chose the MWH. Our room was large and comfortable, with an outstanding shower and small fridge for breakfast yogurt and beer. The ocean view was amazing; we did not know about the daily tides in the estuary and were fascinated. We did take few car excursions for walks and bike rides, but otherwise walked the Marginal Way to Perkins Cove (do not miss the seasonal Ogunquit Museum of American Art there), ate in town, and walked on the beach. Yes, the parking lot is tight, but everyone fits in. Morning coffee is great; breakfast would be even better. But we'll be back.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Samantha W wrote a review Nov 2022
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There is nothing I dislike about the Marginal Way House. My family and I go back year after year. The staff is amazing, the views are incredible, and the location is perfect and extremely walkable. I highly recommend the Marginal Way House!
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Teresa S wrote a review Nov 2022
Wonderful place! it was above and beyond our expectations. Beautiful scenery! beautiful room.! Delicious coffee in the morning! 5 minute walk to many great shops and restaurants. We want to go back every year.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: This is better then your ordinary hotel situation. This is cozier and feels like a home away...
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GrandTour10769734895 wrote a review Oct 2022
A perfect place to stay in every imaginable way. Prime location in the heart of a thriving small town, a beautiful main house and nearby companion buildings, extremely comfortable and tasteful decor, stunning views of the ocean and its dramatic tides, and, not least, a heavenly morning coffee service on the porch of the main house with delicious coffee.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FCMac5558 wrote a review Oct 2022
We love the Marginal Way House. Laura was so kind to us while we navigated the pandemic and made sure that we were able to keep our bookings in order to (gratefully) return this past September. The location is perfect for walking to the village and also the beach. Our room is so clean and comfortable…we sleep better in OGT than at home, which is not surprising as the whole experience is so incredibly relaxing and restorative. Ben does an amazing job on the gardens and grounds. Just beautiful. We can’t wait to come back again next year. Thank you to Laura and the Marginal Way House team.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mary K wrote a review Oct 2022
After almost 3 years, it was wonderful to return to one of my favourite places, The Marginal Way House, Ogunquit, Maine. Due to the pandemic, I wasn't able to get here. The first afternoon that my friends and I gathered on the lawn, we commented that although we knew it had been a long time since we had been here, it felt like it was just yesterday. Sitting on the lawn, watching the tide come in and out, is one of my favourite things to do. The location of the MWH is one of the best in all of Ogunquit. The MHW has been updated and is a very lovely spot to stay, with pretty much any amenity you could want. Restaurants and shopping are all within walking distance, as well as one of the best beaches to walk. The only down side of this place is the parking lot. To say it's tight would be an understatement. It's hard to imagine how people managed back in the day, when vehicles were very large. Today's SUV's and cars are hard pressed to fit into the designated spots. The staff are extremely helpful, especially Manager, Laura, who has been a constant at the MWH for many years. Not sure how the place would function so seamlessly without her at the helm.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ken H wrote a review Oct 2022
Whitby, Canada2 contributions
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We have been going to OGT and staying at the Marginal Way House for almost 40 years. Not not only is it the best location in town (a short walk to Main Street and the beach), but it is a beautiful property with beautifully maintained gardens and awesome ocean front views. Laura and her staff are amazing and make the MWH truly feel like your home away from home. It is wonderful to see so many repeat guests every year - who obviously feel the same way we do. The rooms are very well decorated, clean and comfortable. We count the days between visits and would not stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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ralme831 wrote a review Oct 2022
Very nice place and location is excellent very close to both the ocean and downtown. Marginal way close by and great to walk over to Perkins Cove. I highly recommend this destination. This area is beautiful!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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NancyLazarus wrote a review Oct 2022
Ithaca, New York2 contributions
We love Ogunquit with its amazing sand beach to the north and the Marginal Way walking trail along the rocky coast to the south, but we return again and again because of the Marginal Way House. Such an interesting location: the grassy yard is great with its beautiful flowers and chairs, lounges tables, perfect for hanging out right on the ocean at high tide and at low tide watching the "river" (tidal estuary) that flows past and the low-tide beach and its birds, fishermen, and beach goers beyond. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful, excellent. Highly recommend.
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Pamela R wrote a review Oct 2022
Worcester, Massachusetts1 contribution
We have been to marginal way house 6 times in the past 3 month because the location is fabulous and the rooms are quaint and feel like home. Staff is the best..so accommodating and friendly. I call it my home away from home without the upkeep and taxes. One more 4 day trip at the end of october..can't wait.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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$136 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMaineOgunquit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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MARGINAL WAY HOUSE - Updated 2022 Prices & Motel Reviews (Ogunquit, Maine)

Frequently Asked Questions about Marginal Way House
Which popular attractions are close to Marginal Way House?
Nearby attractions include Ogunquit Beach (0.2 miles), Ogunquit Beach District (0.2 miles), and Abacus (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marginal Way House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and outdoor furniture.
Which room amenities are available at Marginal Way House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Marginal Way House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marginal Way House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Front Porch Piano Bar & Restaurant, Backyard Coffeehouse & Eatery, and Five-O Shore Road.
Is Marginal Way House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ogunquit.
Are there any historical sites close to Marginal Way House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Storer Garrison State Historic Site (4.1 miles).
Does Marginal Way House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.