1 . Anchorage by the Sea

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 646 - 9384

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Panoramic ocean views, poolside fun, and a plethora of room options from cozy to contemporary are a few of the things you’ll find at Anchorage by the Sea. With on-site dining, multiple pools and hot tubs, and yoga on the front lawn, this resort promises a world-class waterside getaway at a price that won’t leave you feeling high and dry.

Vacation means different things to different people, and Anchorage by the Sea has a variety of accommodation options and amenities that are sure to provide something for everyone. Families can spread out in the homey Beachmere Place condominiums, enjoying breakfast together in a full-size kitchen, spending the day enjoying the resort’s multiple swimming pools and hot tubs, and lounging together on their private deck in the evenings. Couples seeking a romantic getaway will wake up to stunning sunrise ocean views in the Starboard Side building’s Studio rooms, enjoy shopping and entertainment in nearby Ogunquit during the day, and wind down with an intimate dinner of fresh, local seafood accompanied by live entertainment at the on-site Surf Point Grill. Several of Anchorage by the Sea’s buildings have recently been renovated, and guests in any of the resort’s eight properties will find clean, comfortable surroundings. Many rooms feature ocean views, and the décor ranges from quaint B&B to modern, with some luxury rooms featuring plush furniture, balconies, or even a fireplace. The resort is able to accommodate groups of up to 35 in the Lightship Conference Room and features free WiFi, presentation equipment, and on-site catering, making it an ideal location for corporate retreats or family gatherings.

Address

Anchorage by the Sea 125 Shore Road Ogunquit, ME 03907 Phone: (207) 646-9384 Web: www.anchoragebythesea.com

Dates and Prices

October - Mid-May: $75 - $229 Summer: $149 - $329

Related Onsite Offerings

The resort's water options include indoor and outdoor heated pools, kiddy pools, two hot tubs, a whirlpool, sauna, and easy beach access.

2 . Beachmere Inn

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9409

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Victorian elegance meets modern luxury at Ogunquit’s Beachmere Inn. Showcasing stunning ocean views tucked away from the hustle and bustle of this popular resort town, you’ll find the best of both worlds, where you can get away from it all within easy reach of all the area has to offer!

With a number of luxuriously-appointed options to choose from, you’ll be tempted to spend all your time in your room when you’re at the Beachmere Inn. Choose one of the rooms at the beautifully-preserved historic Victorian Building or one of the suites at the property’s newest addition, the Beachmere West, opened in 2008. All of the hotel’s non-smoking rooms feature free High Speed WiFi, and many feature a fireplace, kitchenette, comfortable seating area, and flat screen TV with cable and DVD. Outside your room, you’ll find this premium resort has just as much going for it, including an exclusive, guests-only beach, spa services including hot stone massage and Tired Feet Treat, and easy access to the Marginal Way coastal walk. If you get your fill of rest and relaxation, you’ll find plenty of adventure within reach at the Beachmere Inn. Kids (and parents!) will love taking surfing or stand-up paddle board lessons, and adults are sure to enjoy the gastro-pub fare at Bawdy Sally’s Pub before heading out for a night on the town in Ogunquit. A perfect setting for your ocean-view wedding, the Beachmere Inn can accommodate up to 100 guests for your nuptials, rain or shine. Additionally, the resort supplies comprehensive meeting facilities with a variety of A/V and room configuration options for groups from 10-80.

Highlights

Direct access to Maine's famous Marginal Way from the property.

Getting there

From the South: Take the York/Ogunquit exit (Exit 7) off Interstate 95. Drive North 7 miles into Ogunquit. Turn right onto Bourne Lane until you reach the end, and then turn left onto Shore Road. Take the second right onto Beachmere Place and go to the end of the road. From the North: - Take the Sanford/Wells exit (Exit 19) off Interstate 95. Drive East on Route 109 to Route 1, and turn right onto Route 1 South. Drive 5 miles to downtown Ogunquit and turn left onto Shore Road.Turn left onto Beachmere Place and go to the end of the road.

Average temperature

Average highs in the summer months are a temperate 69-78 degrees, cooling off to the 50s in the evenings.

3 . Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

Wells, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 646 - 2831

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Family fun at the beach is what you’ll discover at Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort on the southern coast of Maine! With five oceanfront buildings offering direct access to the beach plus an indoor pool and hot tub, you’re sure to have an exciting time during your stay, no matter what the weather brings!

Your family will be able to enjoy all of the activities that this seaside Maine resort area has to offer from Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort. Kids will love a day trip to Aquaboggan Water Park or York’s Animal Kingdom, and Dad can take in a round of golf at one of eight area golf courses while Mom gets inspired by a visit to the Old York Historical Society’s Decorator Show House. The whole family can embark on First Chance Whale Watch adventure, reel one in with Breton’s Fishing Charters, or enjoy fresh, succulent Maine lobster at a number of nearby restaurants. Comfortably nestled between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport in Wells Beach, Maine, Lafayette’s is the ideal home base for an action-packed family vacation. You’ll wake up to a gorgeous ocean view in a well-maintained room featuring Bath and Body Works toiletries, air conditioning, cable television, a complimentary local newspaper, and in-room refrigerators. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, and free Internet access is available in the hotel lobby. The friendly staff are always happy to provide exceptional customer service and help you find just the right way to spend your day. The indoor pool and hot tub mean that you’ll be able to enjoy the water no matter what Old Man Weather brings, and free parking at each of the hotel’s buildings means that you’re always just steps away from your next adventure.

Fun facts

You can take home an embroidered bathrobe, towel, or sweatshirt from Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort gift shop to remember your coastal Maine vacation!

Address

Located in Wells Beach, Maine, between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort at Wells Beach Mile Road, P.O. Box 639WS Wells Beach, Maine (ME) 04090 Web: http://wellsbeachmaine.com/

Highlights

Oceanfront views, family-friendly beaches and lots of activities make this an ideal destination for a family vacation.

4 . The Meadowmere Resort, Oquinquit, Maine

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9491

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Whether you desire a honeymoon getaway or fleeing with the family, Meadowmere Resort is a comforting stay as you explore Ogunquit.

Set on Maine’s southern coast, Meadowmere Resort is perfectly placed on Ogunquit Beach and just minutes away from the natural beauty of Marginal Way. Spend the afternoons surfing the waves and wind-sailing along the coast. Or, swing by the shops in the village and settle in for some fine dining at one of Ogunquit’s many restaurants. Rain or shine, take a dip in either the indoor or outdoor pool. Or, escape into the healing Roman Bath, all of which are treated daily in an environmentally responsible way, as recognized by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Don’t forget to visit the health club and spa where you will find everything from personal trainers to massages and much more! Spring, summer, winter, or fall, Meadowmere Resort is prepared to provide you the ultimate Ogunquit vacation.

Address

74 Main Street - Ogunquit, Maine 03907

Highlights

Meadowmere Resort offers a wide array of packages from Holiday Getaways and Honeymoon and Engagement Getaways to Girlfriend Getaways and Cooking Packages.

Fun facts

Meadowmere Resort is the first certified Main Environmental Leader Hotel for their efforts to maintain clean pools in an environmentally conscious way.

5 . Terrace by the Sea, Ogunquit, Maine

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 646 - 3232

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The colonial style inn, Terrace by the Sea, will be sure to whisk you away with its surrounding views of the Atlantic Ocean and Ogunquit River. Welcome each morning with the sounds of waves and welcome slumber each night while drifting into the wonder of the sea.

Terrace by the Sea is the perfect couple’s sanctuary as well as a retreat for the whole family. Its luscious lawns overlooking the Atlantic and Ogunquit River provide a picturesque setting for your wedding ceremony, a picnic with the kids, or a place to escape into the horizon. Visit the concierge for a look at all that Ogunquit has to offer – all just a walk or trolley ride away! Head to Perkins Cove for some whale watching, rent a jet ski for the afternoon, or envy the view of the coast on a hot air balloon ride. Between the convenience of the fun that surrounds in Ogunquit and the serenity of the ocean, you’ll never stop raving about your stay at Terrace by the Sea.

Address

23 Wharf Lane, PO Box 831, Ogunquit, ME 03907

Season

Spring and Fall, Terrace by the Sea offers weekend and mid-week packages, particularly for couples. All packages include a dinner for two at one of these local restaurants: Clay Hill Farm, Jonathan's Restaurant, or Wild Blueberry Cafe or Angelina's Ristorante.

Highlights

Terrace by the Sea offers special dining packages for each guest at several area eateries including Clay Hill Farm, Jonathan's Restaurant, and Wild Blueberry Cafe!

6 . Gorges Grant Hotel

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 646 - 5001

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Conveniently located in charming downtown Ogunquit, you’ll find yourself right in the middle of the action, with easy access to many of this popular resort town's landmarks. With friendly service and amazing food, the Gorges Grant Hotel is where you want to be.

Situated in the heart of downtown Ogunquit, staying at the Gorges Grant Hotel puts you right in the center this popular tourist village. With an outdoor pool where you can soak up the sun and relax, this property furnishes comfortable accommodations and convenient access to popular local attractions at affordable rates. You’ll be able to keep up your workout routine in the hotel’s well-appointed fitness center, or throw the diet out the window and indulge in one of the chef’s breakfast specials at Raspberri’s Restaurant, where you can start your day with omelettes, pancakes, or a delicious plate of Belgian waffles. After breakfast, head out to explore the local art galleries and antique shops, stroll along the Marginal Way coastal walk, or watch the waves from one of Ogunquit’s renowned white-sand beaches. If golf is your game, be sure to ask about Gorges Grant’s affiliation with the Cape Neddick Country Club for access to their semi-private eighteen hole golf course, located just 3 miles away in nearby Cape Neddick. From the front desk to the housekeeping staff, the hotel’s friendly, courteous employees will go out of their way to make your stay a special one, and the smoke-free, pet-free environment is especially friendly for those with allergies or other sensitivities to their environment.

Address

Gorges Grant Hotel 449 Main Street P.O. Box 2240 Ogunquit, Maine (ME) 03907-2240

Highlights

Open year-round, the Gorges Grant is great for a winter or summer getaway.

Dates and Prices

January 1 - May 26: $99 - 149 May 27 - June 23: $99 - 194 June 24 - September 4: $154 - 259 September 5 - October 9: $114 - 209 October 10 - December 31: $99 - 164

7 . The Cliff House Resort & Spa

Cape Neddick, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 1178

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Timeless ocean views, a vibrant history, and the very best in contemporary amenities make The Cliff House Resort & Spa a dream destination for the ultimate in relaxation. With a variety of customized vacation packages available, this resort takes the guesswork out of planning the perfect coastal Maine getaway!

If the question “How can I plan the perfect vacation?” leaves you with more anxiety than excitement, The Cliff House Resort & Spa on the coast of Ogunquit, Maine is the answer you’ve been searching for. The property boasts scenic views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, an adults-only full-service spa offering skin care and makeup services, manicures and pedicures, massages, and body treatments. Guests stay in oversized rooms with king bed, a sitting area, gas-fired woodstove, wet bar, and the option to receive spa treatments in your room (Because really, who wants to leave the room when you’re surrounded by luxury like this?). You can also take advantage of fitness center-grade exercise equipment, a professional certified fitness staff and on-site yoga instruction. But the real luxury in staying at The Cliff House Resort & Spa is their dazzling array of pre-planned, perfectly arranged lodging packages. From a quick, 2-night Girl Getaway with spa services to a Microbrew Tasting Weekend to the 4-night/5-day Celebration package for the ultimate in romantic indulgence, all you need to do is show up ready to be pampered and swept off your feet, because they’ve done the legwork for you. Overlooking the white-sand beaches of York, Maine, you’ll be equally enchanted by this historic resort hotel’s rich past, its stunning oceanfront setting, and the excellent level of service you receive.

Highlights

Ideal for weddings, romantic getaways, or girls' weekends, you'll find serious comfort and grown-up indulgence at this oceanfront resort and spa.

Season

Open for the summer season on April 12, 2012.

Address

The Cliff House Resort & Spa Shore Road PO BOX 2274 Ogunquit, ME 03907

8 . The Admiral's Inn Resort

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 646 - 7093

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The stately, historic charm of old Maine meets contemporary convenience in this downtown Ogunquit resort! Spacious, modern rooms and suites in a quaint and comfortable old-fashioned inn setting give you the best of both worlds at The Admirals Inn Resort!

With all the amenities of a world-class resort but the personal touch and friendly service of a small boutique inn, The Admirals Inn Resort in downtown Ogunquit is truly a treasure of a hotel. Bringing the best of old-world charm with its bright yellow exterior and cozy village setting, inside the historic inn building you’ll find newly renovated rooms with a flat screen TV, coffee maker, fridge, and free WiFi. In the property’s newer hotel building, one finds luxury suites with a Jacuzzi, fireplace, balcony, and kitchenette. Choose from a variety of massage services at the resort’s day spa, from Swedish massage to Chinese cupping, or a couples massage for you and your partner. The Admirals Inn Resort is an ideal place to stay during your Ogunquit Beach vacation. Just 400 yards south of the center of the village, the heart of town is just steps from your door, and you’re only 3-5 minutes from the entrance of the Marginal Way, leading to scenic Perkins Cove. The beach, restaurants, and retail shops are all within easy walking distance, tucked away from the noise and congestion of the busy tourist zone. After a day of seeing the sights, unwind at Totie’s Martini Lounge, an intimate and casual place to have a drink or meal with friends.

Address

The Admiral's Inn Resort 95 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

Highlights

If the inviting tone of The Admirals Inn Resort website is any indication of the type of service you'll receive on-site, you'll have a lovely stay and leave feeling like you've made new friends.

Fun facts

Gather around the outdoor fire pit at the historic inn for fun and conversation after a busy day!

9 . The Grand Hotel

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 646 - 1231

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Get away from it all – the Grand Hotel of Ogunquit, Maine prides itself as one of Maine’s “most beautiful gems.” This all-suites vacation resort gives you exceptional service and amenities at an exceptional price. With an inviting atmosphere and ideal location, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience!

When did “family-friendly” turn into “loud, crowded, and exhausting”? If you’re searching for an Ogunquit Beach getaway resort where you and your family can turn the volume down on life for a few days, The Grand Hotel is ideal for your next vacation. The hotel’s ground-floor Superior Family Suites give you easy access to the indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor hot tub, and the complimentary breakfast buffet provides a satisfying start to each day of your vacation. Cots and cribs are available for little ones, as well as DVD movies and a children’s activity guide to the Marginal Way to keep kids busy and entertained. The Grand Hotel also has a variety of package deals for families or couples. The Family Getaway package includes 2 nights/3 days at the hotel, restaurant gift certificate, unlimited use of hotel movies, and complimentary milk and cookies delivered to your suite. For a more romantic encounter, couples will love The Grand package, with complimentary cheese, wine and crackers on arrival, dinner for two at 98 Provence, two 1-hour massages, and a complimentary champagne breakfast delivered to your suite. Wherever life finds you, you’re sure to find yourself feeling refreshed and relaxed after your stay at The Grand Hotel.

Highlights

There are a limited number of rooms available for families, so book early!

Related Onsite Offerings

Your stay includes health club and country club golf privileges - ask staff for further details.

Address

The Grand Hotel 276 Shore Road P.O. Box 1526 Ogunquit, Maine 03907

10 . The Dunes on the Waterfront

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 563 - 7803

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A secluded oceanfront resort away from the hustle and bustle of the oceanfront resort scene! This boutique hotel is home to distinctive guest cottages where classic New England style meets contemporary comfort. Just 300 yards from Ogunquit Beach, but a world away from the busy tourist scene!

Discover something different at this historic and charming Ogunquit Beach resort. Tucked away on 12 acres of riverfront, The Dunes at the Waterfront is a family-owned-and-operated property that has been in operation since 1936. Guest rooms at the hotel can accommodate up to five people comfortably, while the cozy Cottage Suites situated around the property house between two and five people. For majestic views of the south Maine coast and the privacy and charm of individual guest cottages, this is the ideal beach resort. Nature lovers will appreciate the beautifully-preserved grounds dotted with seasonal plants and flower beds, as well as miles of nearby walking trails. Spend your vacation exploring the beautiful coastal Maine region, checking out local antique shops and museums, or enjoying on-site activities at the resort including shuffleboard, croquet, basketball, fishing, or swinging on the swingset. Lounge in custom-made Adirondack chairs outside your cottage, enjoying the sunshine and the peaceful surroundings. For something a little more adventurous, the hotel can also arrange stand-up paddling and kayaking expeditions. For a unique family vacation in a natural waterfront setting, discover The Dunes at the Waterfront.

Highlights

This resort's smaller guest cottages make it a perfect choice for those who want the privacy of a cottage with only two or three guests.

Fun facts

Ogunquit's motto is "beautiful place by the sea."

Related Onsite Offerings

Get to Ogunquit Beach by walking across the tidal basin in low tide, or use a resort row boat to cross over during high tide!

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