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“Beautiful and very peaceful” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Dunes on the Waterfront
Ranked #8 of 37 Hotels in Ogunquit
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Bennington, VT
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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful and very peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

I've stayed here a number of times. I always come back because it's such a peaceful and quiet place to relax, with a wonderful nostelgic atmosphere. The grounds are situated right across from the ocean dunes, well beyond the busy street. I look forward to my yearly visits.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lodiza
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashburnham
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

You can't beat the location! It is on the Tidal River, can see the dunes across from the river, and there's the ocean. There are rowboats that you can take across the river to get to the dunes and ocean! How cool is that?! The cottage that we stayed in (5B I believe) was attached to another room but didnt hear a peep from them. You would never know that this place was here if you didn't know to turn in at the sign. It is very secluded and away from the business of the area. There is a playground for children and an in ground pool on the premesis.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank heidi1972travel
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

I have stayed in several places in Ogunquit, ME over the years, and this place is the best.
Wonderful cabins right on the tidal river, clean, quaint and quiet. Grounds are beautiful, outdoor pool and little playground for kids. Boats are provided on a first come first served basis to use to go across the river to Footbridge Beach or you can walk over during low tide.
The managers of the property are the best and went out of the way to make sure I had a wonderful experience. This is now my favorite place to stay in Ogunquit and will be staying again soon.
Jessie

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jessie L
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Pismo Beach, California
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138 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

Check in was pleasant and helpful, location is awesome, accomodations great, great place to kick back, and Ogunquit, curiously enough, has it all, from restaurants to scenery to art.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clemmie_11
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nj
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295 reviews
158 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

we stayed here a few years back and enjoyed - came back and surprisingly enjoyed it and liked it even more the second time - most places decline after a while, but they've kept the place up nicely and i commend them for that.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joisey-joe
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Boston, MA
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

We stayed at The Dunes for one night in April. Since it was the off-season, we booked it a couple of days before and they allowed us to book only one night vs. the two-night minimum. We stayed in 4B, which might just be the smallest room. It was small, but worked fine for us. If you were going to stay awhile, you might want to get a bigger room.

The setting of The Dunes is so peaceful and relaxing. We loved the adirondack chairs and the tidal river view. The staff was very friendly and helped us out with a number of things. The only drawback might be that it is a little far from the downtown. However, there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance. I would go back there and could also see going back with friends or family for a week.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SouthEndTraveler
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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Our room was 5C on the second floor. The room was small but it had everything that we needed including a coffee maker, and small refergator. The room decorated nicely and the bed was very confortable and the entire place was super clean. Upon our arrival we received a welcome card and a special chocolate, which we thought was a nice touch. The location was great we walked into town which was about 1 mile from the Dunes on the Waterfront. We like to walk and hike, so we even walked to the Marginal Way which by the way was amazing. The entrance to the Marginal Way in the town of Ogunquit was a little tricky to find to begin with, but we found it.

At the Dunes on the Waterfront we like the peace and quite, the view from the property was wonderful. Overlooking the Ogunquit river and watching its low and high tide. They had 5 boats which could be used to row across the river during high tide to reach Ogunquit beach. Or you could walk across at low tide or walk down the road to the footbridge to get to the beach.

Just across the street are several restaurants, all within walking distance.

We did find that traffic can get pretty congested in the Ogunquit town center.

This was our first trip to Maine and we hope to go back.
They also have an outside pool, which was great as well and several other activites available.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 01SouthEasterN
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Additional Information about The Dunes on the Waterfront

Property: The Dunes on the Waterfront
Address: 518 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Location: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ogunquit
#3 Green Hotel in Ogunquit
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ogunquit
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Dunes on the Waterfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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