Having read some of the other reviews, I offer a different, and perhaps, a less enthusiastic perspective. Stayed here on June 25. I have given this a "Very Good" rating because of its location. I agree that it is clean and in a great location.
A one night stay was available (unlike some other establishments in Ogunquit) and the rate @$170, was very attractive.
The Hotel is very convenient to two entry points for the Marginal Way and the restaurants, boats, trolley and shops of Perkins Cove. It has convenient underground parking. It is within a pleasant walking distance to the center of Ogunquit and other nearby restaurants. It is located directly on the main street going to Perkins Cove.
There is a front porch but it is small (four coveted rocking chairs only!) and the larger second floor deck is curiously furnished with a few cafe tables and cafe chairs. It is not on expansive grounds. It is not waterfront, it has no sea views, no "downtown" Ogunquit views but has normal street & tree views.
The interior is somewhat reminiscent of a mini-Embassy Suites: there is a central, partially glass walled-in atrium where a modest continental breakfast is served and hot tea and store bought cookies are available in the afternoon. The seating and decor here is functional. Our room, 208, was a standard king bed. There was a living room with pull out couch upon entry, a small but very functional microwave, sink and fridge area, closet and bath between the living area and an adequately sized bedroom. Sliding glass doors (with screen!) served as the bedroom's window and led to a balcony with 2 chairs and table. The view from this balcony, once seated, was of treetops and sky. Furnishings & linens were functional and of decent quality. The bed was comfortable. Our room was quiet (until an adjacent, unoccupied room's alarm went off at 5:00 - and continued until we were able to get someone to turn it off around 6:00 a.m.). The AC was energetic and kept the rooms efficiently cooled. There was an ironing board/iron/hairdryer/two TV's/VCR/glasses/extra blanket/white noise machine at bedside as well as an clock/radio/alarm. I appreciated the separate living room area with TV & small table that could be shut off from the bedroom. Be prepared for a dark room, no window at all in the living room and trees shaded the sliding door in the bedroom. On a hot summer day, this would be great. If you are looking for a pleasant, sunny room with sea views, however, look elsewhere. There is an indoor pool and outdoor jacuzzi which we did not use. I noted that the outside sign indicated suites with fireplaces.
All in all, this is an "efficient" place to stay. It is clean. The two room configuration gives you room to spread out. There is an elevator for all floors from the garage. Because of the hillside configuration of the street, a wheel chair would be difficult to maneuver off from the hotel but easy within the hotel. The location is good for access to picturesque areas and restaurants. What it lacks is any trace of charm, warmth, individuality or quaintness. But, hey. One pays for that, right? This is a very good economic choice that allows ready and walkable access to all the charm and quaintness of Ogunquit and gives you a clean, quiet and safe place to sleep at night.
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