We booked a "Fall Fine Dining" package for a Saturday-Monday stay. The package included a bottle of red or white wine in our room at check-in, premium lodgings with a gorgeous view of the ocean and lawn, and a full dinner at Clay Hill Farm, an elegant nearby restaurant. The whole package came in at just over $400, and we felt we got every cent's worth. The Beachmere is beautiful any time of year, but in fall, there's the added benefit of having the inn (to say nothing of the beach and surrounding area) practically to oneself. We had a clean, nicely-appointed suite with a kitchenette, living room, balcony and a king bed in a separate bedroom -- which also featured a large closet and an iPod-docking clock radio. The radio migrated out to the living room for the duration of our stay and turned out to be an unexpectedly nice feature. Upon check-in, we discovered that the radio was defective, but one quick call to the front desk resulted in a replacement being delivered immediately. Service was generally cheerful and thoughtful, and while we had no other concerns, I got the impression they would have been handled just as graciously. Everything was sparkling clean, simple and attractive in design, and felt brand-new. The bed was super-comfortable (though, as has been pointed out in another review, the couch was maybe a bit less so). We spent a lot of time sipping wine and relaxing out on the balcony thanks to an unseasonably warm November, and did a lot of beach-walking, exploring Perkins Cove via the Marginal Way, and enjoying the charms of Ogunquit in the off-season. We also enjoyed the hot tub and sauna, and found the light complimentary breakfast perfectly satisfying if not all that unusual. (In addition to the usual hot/cold cereals, fruit, breads and beverages, there were pastries from, presumably, a local shop... but we didn't try them, so I can't comment.) We would definitely recommend the Beachmere, and will hopefully be back next fall to turn this visit into an annual tradition!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beachmere Inn is an oceanfront Victorian inn & hotel offering spectacular ocean view accommodations. It's been family-owned and operated since 1937. Accommodations include a variety of rooms and 1 bedroom suites, all with kitchenettes and some with wood & gas fireplaces. Enjoy two massage treatment rooms (couples and single treatments offered), Bistro, hot tub and exercise room. The ocean views are simply fantastic from your room or from the expansive lawn. Direct access to the Marginal Way ocean footpath and our little sandy beach during low tide. Park your car and forget it, you can walk to everything in Ogunquit. Open year round ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Beachmere Hotel Ogunquit
- Beachmere Hotel Ogunquit
- Beachmere Ogunquit
- The Beachmere Inn Ogunquit, Maine