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The Anchorage By the Sea
Ranked #12 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
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Vermont
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14 reviews
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“A wonderful time AGAIN!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

As usual, our stay at the Anchorage by the Sea was very nice. The new renovations are very nice. My only complaint this time as was the case in previous years, No fresh brewed coffee. It's still instant from a machine. And once again, no complimentary pastries. I was a bit disappointed to see that the grounds aren't being kept up as well as usual. Trash under that shrubbery, bird poop on the lawn chairs, algae and mildew on the lawn tables, spider webs all over the gazebos, and the lawn hadn't been mowed in a while. And it would be nice if the housekeeping staff spoke English. But this aside, it's still one of the nicest places to stay in Ogunquit.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Front desk staff not at all welcoming and bordering on rude. No apologies for Wifi not working in parts of the complex - clearly a hardware issue. Nicely renovated rooms with nice views. Great access to the Marginal Way out the back gate.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Holland,Mass.
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

In early Sept. my with & I returned to The Anchorage for the first time in tens years and wwe really enjoyed our stay. The room was terrific & clean.The staff was very friendly and catered to our every need.The location overlooking Ogunquit Beach was beautiful,& the walk down Marginal Way is a must.Bring you're camera.Perkins Cove is a seafood lovers delight.The food at their restaurant was tremendous also.We're not going to wait ten years again to come back.Its really worth it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is the perfect location in Ogunquit. Walking distance to shops and restaurants as well as the beach. The views are breathtaking. Rooms are well appointed, clean, and comfortable. Outdoor pool area is spacious and lovely. The adirondack chairs on the grassy slope overlooking the ocean is a favorite - great place to enjoy a morning coffee or evening cocktail. We absolutely loved this place and would definitely return. Restaurant on site was really nice - great breakfast and pleasant staff. Our only complaint would be the housekeeping - we were out of our room for breakfast, stopped in briefly to change and go to the beach for a few hours. The staff did not show up to clean our room until late in the afternoon when we were already back to take showers. This was most disappointing, especially at an establishment such as this. We were only able to get clean towels - no room cleaning unless we were willing to get out of the room again.

Room Tip: Definitely a room with an ocean view...if you're going to pay the price to stay here, do it righ...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Conway, MA
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I wasn't sure what I was in for since I booked this the week before we were going. I was pleasantly pleased. The grounds were nicely landscaped and very clean. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. There are 2 pools in & out door along with about 2-3 hot tubs. Yes people actually were in the pool in Oct! There's a restaurant on site. We had breakfast there one morning. Again very friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Lobby served coffee and tea 24 hrs as lobby was open all day & night. Comfy leather sofa with fireplace & flat screen tv. Sat there one night while my daughter did her homework on computer and I watched the Red Sox with jazz playing in the background.
They are located at the beginning of Marginal Way. Great ocean views. We sat in the chairs watching the waves crash in. Walked to Perkins Cove and back. Walked to the beach and walked to the center. Only time we used our car was when we went to Wells for dinner. They even had a 900 lb pumpkin brought in and two guys carved it. They did this in the back part towards the ocean so people on Marginal way could see it. The hotel offered hot cider & donuts while the carving was going on. Drew quite the crowd. They then moved it to the front of the hotel and lit it up. It was great. The rooms were clean and very spacious...except the bathroom. Bathroom was a bit small but ok. We had a great time.
Second floor of the port bldg is where we were and we had a great view of the ocean from the balcony. I have nothing bad to say about this place. There was an issue with wifi. You could only access it from the lobby...as soon as you got to your room..it disconnected you. They said they just paid a lot $$ for the network to be set up and repeaters put in every other room. But you have full cell service there so it wasn't really an issue. That would be the only "con". And it really wasn't. Because we just took my daughters laptop to the lobby and she got done what she needed to. I would definitely stay here again if visiting Ogunquit again.

Room Tip: The best views would be at the end of the Port bldg "marginal way suites" or the starboard...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Maybe the front desk was tired from the high-season of the summer crowd? You had to purchase water in the machine and no coffee in the room, which I like to have. Pillows are terrible, but the location is very nice.

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Delmar, NY
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Very clean and well run establishment. The grounds were extremely well
maintained and decorated. Service was excellent. The location is
great...an easy walk to Perkins Cove or "downtown". We chose not to eat
at the hotel so we cannot comment on the food.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Anchorage By the Sea
Address: 125 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3710
Location: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ogunquit
#14 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
#24 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Anchorage By the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ogunquit’s most renowned, year-round oceanfront resort is The Anchorage By the Sea. The sea’s spectacular beauty is the focal point from most anywhere on the grounds. Located in the heart of Ogunquit, everything you could want in a complete vacation resort is right outside your door. Beautifully decorated rooms opening onto unforgettable views of the ocean are only the beginning. Open year-round, all rooms are smoke-free, offer free WIFI and have a small refrigerator. Other Anchorage amenities include hot tubs, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and poolside bar and grill. ... more   less 
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