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The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
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“home away from home”
Reviewed October 24, 2005

Beautiful grounds, a pathway to paradise. Walk on to the MARGINAL WAY path or to OQUNQUIT BEACH from the grounds.

Very clean, spacious, traditional and quiet. Nice to take in the view, serenity and read some scriptures.

No phones, computers, mail, etc.............................

Shops within walking distance VILLAGE Grocery store has best subs and sandwiches. Drive to Wells for restauranat variety. Other than that just stay put.

5 STARS!!

Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed September 1, 2005

Just completed our 6th stay at Sparhawk, truly a great place to spend a week. Check out the sunrise from our room. Staff is all very courteous and the grounds are fabulous, the gardens are the best in Maine. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed August 8, 2005

This resort is NOT whats it seems! The web page is very misleading.
Their staff for the most part is aloof and unfriendly-
We have stayed at the Sparhawk for many years and will NEVER go back
again. They do NOT know how to treat loyal customers.
My advice is to shop around...there are many lovely places on the ocean
but THIS resort is NOT a"beautiful place by the sea" - they will botch up your reservation from January and then "throw you out in their parking
lot"...YES! THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!

Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed August 5, 2005

Just got back from a few nights stay at the Sparhawk... We stayed in the Ireland House, which has an angled view of the Ocean. We found the room to be very comfortable, roomy, sound proofed well, and exceptionally clean. We enjoyed the balcony, although it can get noisy when air conditioners are running. Ocean front rooms appear to have a wonderful view. Location provided easy access to the shops and restaurants, and is a ten minute walk to beautiful Ogunquit beach. The Sparhawk is located directly at one end of the marginal way and I enjoyed the easy access for a sensational morning jog each morning and a sunset walk with my husband most evenings. There was nice mix of ages during our stay, ranging from some elderly regulars who appeared to know each other from years of vacationing the same week, families with young children to teens, and empty nesters. The breakfast buffet was primarily a generous selection of nice breakfast breads...english muffins, toasting breads, bagels, homemade muffins...cereals, fruit cup, coffee/tea, and banana's. Easy to choose a healthy breakfast, and tempting to overindulge in the carb-fest. Overall...very nice!

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed August 4, 2005

My sister and I have been staying at the Sparhawk for several years, my sister and her husband have been going there for 14 years. According to their rules, in the peak months you MUST stay a WEEK, no less. We have been staying the same full week. Because THEY decided to change our plans, we were only booked for 6 days!!! Because we trusted them we made a foolish error in judgement and didn't look closely at the fact they changed our stay, we came back from the beach (not knowing we had to check out that day) to find all of our luggage packed and toiletries and MEDICINE...thrown in a box. It was HORRIFYING!!!! That had packed all of our belongings and had them on the blacktop. We were totally mortified. We realize that we made a mistake, but NEVER did they state this fact when we checked in or there after!!!! I never was treated so poorly in my life!!!!! They treated us like dirt! We could afford to stay anywhere and chose this place based on their "RATING" and "POLICIES". Well everyone BEWARE!!!!!! I wouldn't send my worst enemy to the SPARHAWK....... Another fact I would like to state is that the people are NOT all friendly. The morning server for breakfast is RUDE and the General Manager is RUDE. There are several nice people there, but trust me, it is not the "Beautiful Place by the Sea"!!!!

Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed May 8, 2005

I visit with my family every year in spring and sometimes late summer or fall. The grounds are beutiful and there is direct acess to Marginal Way-Always a spectacular walk. The rooms are updated every few years and are decorated very classicly. I like the Ireland House best, close to the Ocean. The view from the porch is magnificent. The pool is warm when we don't feel like the beach or a day trip. It has a lot of repeat bussiness, which says something about the high standards they keep. There are children but most of the visitors are adults looking to relax at the beutiful place by the sea.

  • Stayed August 2004
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2005

Stayed here this past weekend. On arrival we were sent to a motel room that was said to be overlooking the ocean, it did have an ocean "view" but one had to strain to see it. Our room was one of the 'new' rooms, or rather just redone and I mean just. The paint fumes were unreal, brought tears to our eyes and as I have asthma I spent the weekend wheezing and feeling really uncomfortable. It poured rain, which of course wasn't the Sparhawk's fault, but we spent as much time away from the room as possible, as my sister (visiting from Venezuela) felt that the air was too toxic. At night we left the windows open to try and dilute the fumes, and to our dismay it smelled like the sewage was backing up, possibly due to the excessive rain? we were told it was low tide..... I don't THINK so, we've spent every summer and spring in Maine for close to 50 years, and can tell the difference between low tide and sewage. A very nice woman named Barbara tried to get rid of the smell by using an ionizer, which worked for about 2 hours... oh well, other than her other staff were not particularly helpful or friendly. The breakfast is basically starch, toast, english muffins, and bottled fruit salad, there were bananas that were cut into 3's?? and concentrated orange juice that got sludgy in the glass.
All in all we wouldn't return to this place, maybe the weather (remember we're regular Maine goers), but more the impersonal atmosphere of this place, it is big and you don't get the ocean view nor the wonderful salt air smells we were SO looking forward to. All in all very average.
For a treat, try the place next door, we went and checked it out on one of our many walks in the rain, it's called the Beachmere, has spectacular views of the beaches and ocean, it's perched on the cliff on the Marginal Way, many rooms have fireplaces and the price is the same as the Sparhawk. Here you go..... ---------

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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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