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The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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“The Finest Hotel in Oguinquit!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very good and central location. This hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the view is amazing! The staff has that "New England" style warmth and friendliness that went a long way to make my trip enjoyable. Service was excellent and I could not have asked for anything to make my stay more pleasurable.

The atmosphere is on par with Marriott's Wentworth Hotel, where I stayed last year, however; Ogunquit offers the traveler a quaint little but more robust town, unlike New Castle, New Hampshire.

Well worth the time and effort to drive here from Boston. An amazing hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Atlanta
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I want to apologize, in advance, for anything negative I say about the Sparhawk. When you compare any complaints I may have had to the location and absolutely gorgeous views from this hotel the little things really don't matter. So let me get the bad out of the way so I leave you with the good. The Sparhawk is an older property. Rooms are not soundproofed at all. We were in room 26 located at the top of a small set of stairs. It seemed to be the crossroads of all activity at our end of the resort. We were woken each morning with the sounds of staff conversations that sounded like they were happening in our room they were so loud. We could hear guests lugging luggage up the stairs. It was just loud. I can't imagine what it's like there in-season. Our shower made the sound of a muffled machine gun and needs a little work. The extra blanket was tucked in a dresser drawer. We did not find it until the morning we were leaving. I really needed better linens and blankets to snuggle under because it's cold in Maine at the end of October. The rooms could use some upgrades. On to the good aspects of this resort. #1 is that the resort is located along the Marginal Way -- easily the best tourist attraction in Ogunquit. It's a paved path alongside the ocean between Ogunquit and Perkins Cove. A really beautiful peaceful stunning pathway. The Sparkhawk is also walking distance from nearly everywhere you'd want to eat or shop in Ogunquit. We parked the car and did not get back in it until it was time to leave. I love that! The staff were polite, friendly and helpful. The room was clean and well-serviced daily. And did I mention the views? So gorgeous. In spite of a few challenges, we would absolutely stay here again...just in a different part of the resort.

Room Tip: Get a corner end room. They are probably quieter. Do not get a room at the top of the stairs.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Sparhawk is a clean, well run family resort in the summer resort town of Ogunquit. The place has an aura of families that return to vacation year after year. The rooms have been renovated, and the breakfast is adequate. The only improvement I would recommend is the coffee, and the weather. LOL. Great location to visit Portsmouth, the Ogunquit art museum, and the southern coast. We were surprised to find that in late Sept. the restaurants closed at 2100 on a Friday night.

Room Tip: Ocean view is a plus
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Mays Chapel
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We just returned from our week plus stay at the Sparhawk Resort in Ogunquit Maine. We have returned to the Sparhawk for the past ten years for many great reasons. We stay in an ocean front unit overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where we enjoy the crashing waves against the seawall and rock formations. The morning sunrises are spetacular. The excellent and caring front desk staff always welcomes us to the Sparhawk from day one and has continued to make all of our visits relaxing and enjoyable, The breakfast is excellent and the dining room staff are friendly and assist in every way to make your morning pleasant. Housekeeping does an excellent job keeping our room extremely clean and fresh. The grounds are immaculate. One could not ask for anything more! We will return next year as we are never disappointed at the Sparhawk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Sparhawk is just plain GREAT !! My friends and I have been making an October trip to Maine from New York for 19 years. We have stayed at the Sparhawk for the last 12. We stay in the main hotel overlooking the ocean. The sounds are so welcome !! The town of Ogunquit is perfect for strolling, talking friends. We enjoy the breakfast. The dining room is always welcoming and cozy on October mornings. The front desk staff greets us so warmly each year. We catch up on all of our years' activities. The rooms could use a bit of an update, but we spend very little time in them.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Melrose
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed for three days at the Sparhawk and were very pleased. We had an oceanfront front that had wonderful views of Ogunquit Beach and the ocean. The grounds and buildings are very well maintained. The free breakfast was very good - freshly made muffins, coffee, juice, etc. All were replenished constantly. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The Sparhawk is right at the start of the Marginal Way - one of the best things to do in Ogunquit and is just a short walk to the beach and everything else. All in all a great place to stay.

Room Tip: Go for a waterfront room if you really like the sound & sight of the ocean
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have stayed in many places in Ogunquit and this was by the far the worst. I feel badly leaving such a review because the staff was very nice but I found the rooms to be outdated and not very clean. The rug was old and stained and the bathroom was also outdated and seemed kind of dirty. The hotel does have beautiful grounds and landscaping and the views are amazing but for me, it really ends there. I would not stay here again. There are many places in Ogunquit that are far nicer than the Sparhawk.

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Property: The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort
Address: 85 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3709
Location: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ogunquit
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
#11 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 88
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