Excellent breakfast, very pleasant and welcoming, helpful staff, gorgeous views very close to the harbor, but good grief almost nothing has been changed in the rooms for at least fifteen years. Carpet in rooms, sheets have not been purchased in what seems like forever, damp smell in rooms makes you want to leave immediately. Comforter didn't smell good, low ceilings, terrible lighting in rooms. I would give this hotel a solid 4 stars if it went for $40 a night, but the $120+ per night just can't be justified in any way except the amazing location. This location has made the management arrogant about not renovating the rooms. Let me name the things that clearly are very old inside the rooms: the trash cash, an oldish TV, peeling wallpaper, tiles on ceiling, and BEDDING.
WIth a little work and some investment, the management could make this into something great. I don't want to trash this place because the people are charming but take some of the profits and RENOVATE. That's what hotels are supposed to do: ensure that some of the annual profits are re-invested in buying new bedding, wallpaper, and lamps.
The hotel is acceptable if the weather is beautiful, you plan on only sleeping in your room, and you don't really care about cleanliness. STAY ELSEWHERE until the management gets the message and gives this place a much-needed facelift. Also, calling this place a "resort" is just a plain lie, although that didn't affect my overall review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront Inn and Resort with Inn, Lodge, Motel and Cottage lodging options. The majority of guest rooms enjoy direct ocean views of the islands, lighthouses and boats. Many rooms with decks offering stunning sunsets. All accommodations have private bath, mini-fridge, phone, cable TV, and AC/heat. Some with gas fireplaces. Oceanfront dining featuring local seafood, lobster, and more with beautiful sunset vistas. Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Free Wifi. We also have 2 Tesla charging stations and one generic charging station which are free for OPI guests and available for a nominal fee for non-guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Point Hotel East Boothbay
- Ocean Point Inn And Resort Maine/East Boothbay