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“Beautiful view, friendly staff, damp smell inside rooms, NEEDS RENOVATION”

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Ocean Point Inn and Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Sanaa, Yemen
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful view, friendly staff, damp smell inside rooms, NEEDS RENOVATION”
Reviewed 3 July 2011

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.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mainah, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Point Inn and Resort, responded to this review, 12 July 2011
Hi Globe Trotter,
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort and for your kind comments on our staff, breakfast and fabulous ocean setting. You are correct, our location, staff and restaurant are among our best features. Many of our rooms are dated and this is something we are trying to address as quickly as we can. We do pride ourselves that they are extremely clean, comfortable and efficient.

Major renovations and upkeep are done annually around the property but it is a large oceanfront property (12 separate buildings, 59 guest rooms, pool, and a restaurant) and when roofs and decks need to be replaced these are major expenses the guest never really sees. Our guests also do not see the million dollar sewer system the town required us to install a few years ago so you can flush with pleasure.

In the last 2 years, many of our rooms were given new carpets, bathrooms and flat-screen televisions. All rooms now have Free WiFi access. We agree that our paisley comforters have become a bit dated, but rest assured that linens and blankets are updated considerably more frequently. Our #1 priority in the coming years to continue to upgrade our guestrooms to a standard today's travelers are looking for, we recognize we are not there yet.

We ask and encourage all potential guests to check out our website (www.oceanpointinn.com) and judge for themselves whether the Ocean Point Inn & Resort is a good fit for their style.

Thanks again for your time and we hope to see you back again soon.
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Fenton, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

This was our 3rd stay at Ocean Point Inn. It's a very relaxing place to stay. Close enough to Boothbay Harbor and other attractions to keep you busy if you want to. We never have enough time to sit in the chairs on the seawall and relax.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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North Ferrisburg, Vermont
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

If you are looking for the right price for your vacation, and a view to boot, this is a great little get away. The pool was clean although it was not a warm weekend and we did not use it. Close enough to all the little shops yet, out far enough to be able to walk for a long time just soaking in the coastline. We'd come back in a heartbeat

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank chittychatter
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Boothbay, Maine
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

Ocean Point was a beautiful location for a relaxing vacation. The view from our room was amazing..bay and ocean. A little off the beaten path, it provided a lovely sanctuary to relax and enjoy the beautiful coast, yet close to activities and things to do in the area. The staff were gracious and helpful making you feel very welcome. A real treasure. We were too early in the season to experience the restaurant and pool, perhaps next time.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Milton, Vermont
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

Stayed for three nights, as always this place is awesome. !st time in a cottage, it was decent, enjoyed having a living room separate from the bedroom. The location is great with nice views of the ocean. Too early in the season to comment on the dining room, they were not open yet. Can't say anything negative about this place, it has become our favorite place to vacation in Maine.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank m2carb
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Maine, New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

food was amazing and work the money my hole family loves to be out by the pool and boat off the docks right across the street and was fantastic. the locals were very nice i felt like a part of a great big family. it is about 20-30 min away form the town and you can buy the best crab rolls there but ill let u find that. they do have a old church that is great for weddings.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

Greatest spot in Maine . Loved the sunsets but we needed repellent for those nasty flys that were out at night. Are they sea flys?

Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ocean Point Inn and Resort
Address: 191 Shore Rd, P.O. Box 409, East Boothbay, Boothbay, ME 04544-6429
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay > East Boothbay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in East Boothbay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 60
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 
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Ocean Point Hotel East Boothbay
Ocean Point Inn And Resort Maine/East Boothbay

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