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“1st Anniversary Trip to Maine”

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The Anchorage By the Sea
Ranked #10 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Newark, New Jersey
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“1st Anniversary Trip to Maine”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We came to Ogunquit for our 1st Wedding Anniversary in October 2012 and it was our best trip yet. The hotel was great. The views were phenomenal and everything (shops, food, entertainment, etc) were just a short walk from the hotel. We booked to return with my parents in June 2014.

The hotel is clean, a nice welcome center and the on-site restaurant was good. Our room was great however, we were in a suite on the 1st floor and we could hear the people using the stairs next to our room. Honestly, that would be my only complaint and this time we booked the suite on the 2nd floor.

We drove to Kennebunkport and Wells daily. Both are a short car ride away. We won't stay anywhere else when we travel to Ogunquit.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Looking for an off season interlude, we found it very different to spend a night by the ocean in the dead of winter. Tired and hungry after a long drive, our late arrival at the Anchorage was met with high efficiency as within minutes we were ensconced in our room and our dinner reservation was rapidly booked by the desk manager. Comfortable beds and soft muted pastel colour beach décor made our room inviting and our visit restful. Very clean. Only negatives are that WiFi access was a bit sporadic and ocean view from ground floor rooms are really glimpses between parked cars. Will take 2nd floor next trip or full oceanfront. Great location for a walk, even on one of the coldest weekends of the year.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went to the Anchorage by the Sea for Thanksgiving weekend.The resort is nice but a little dated.Not much to do on resort things are closed so you must go out and find your night life. Sure it must be better during summer but still not sure if worth paying the summer price for this place. Needs work but being by the ocean is a plus.Will most likely no return at least during off season.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We visited for a couple of days in December to attend the Christmas Prelude days in nearby Kennebunkport ME. The staff that we had contact with were friendly and knowledgeable. Our oceanfront room was clean and comfortable and the winter view was terrific. The hotel sits right on the marginal way ocean walk that even in winter is scenic and a pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Ocean side rooms have a lovely view and it is a quick stroll to get to the ocean walkway (Marginal W...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kenner, Louisiana
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed for several days when the weather was beautiful. Temperature in the 70's, leaves turing slightly and I am sure that helped make it enjoyable. The view was great. Ate in the restaurant a couple of times and found it very good.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband and I recently spent an autumn weekend at Anchorage by the Sea and we enjoyed it very much. We had a room on the second floor, which was spotless and just the right size for the two of us. We did not hear noise from the outside or the rooms around us. We had asked for - and received - an oceanfront room and we were thrilled we did. The view from our room was amazing, especially at sunset.

The location of the hotel can not be beat. We were able to enter the Marginal Way from a gate on the property and walk into Perkins Cove. We were also able to walk the other direction into town quite easily. The Adirondack chairs on the property were perfect for sitting outside for morning coffee or a late afternoon cocktail. We enjoyed breakfast sandwiches prepared on site one morning of our stay which were delicious. Everyone on staff we encountered was pleasant and helpful. We would definitely return!

Room Tip: Second floor, ocean-side rooms provide a great view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Whitby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights the first week of October. It was wonderful. A lovely room facing the sea. I needed accessibility and they installed a ramp into the room, put a reserved handicapped parking sign right outside the door and made the bathroom accessible enough for me.
I have never stayed anywhere before that had so many staff members visible and busy and helpful. The grounds were immaculate and the fall decorating delightful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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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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