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The Dunes on the Waterfront
Ranked #12 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
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Albany, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Checked into our cottage on opening day April 24, '14 for a 3 night stay. The weather was crummy but who cares when you have such a cozy cottage with real fire place to relax by. Everything about the place is welcoming. Staff friendly and helpful. The environment just beautiful and peaceful. Cottage equipped with everything you may need. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: They are all good. Depends if you want room or cottage, all have great views and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is an incredibly well kept resort with wonderful individual cottages right on the coast. The entire resort is meticuously cared for. Our room was very neat and comfortable. We were there toward the end of the season, but we lucked out with great weather. We rowed a boat across the river to the dune and then walked along the ocean. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Rented a delux room in what we thought would be a hotel complex with additional cottages but turned out to be all individual residencies of varying sizes and facilities, but all offering a cozy environment. Fabulous place with a view of a river beyond which is a strip of land and the ocean beyond that. Rowing boats are provided to take the trip to the land beyond and look at the sea.
Excellent base from which to take day trips along the coast - in fact we extended our stay. During our visits to the office to sample the pastries and coffee/tea provided every morning we heard many guests rebooking for later in the year or for the following season - not surprised, I would certainly like to return.

Room Tip: try to get a waters view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

We've been traveling up thru the New England states for over 20 years leaf peeping and have always been looking for that cozy overnighter along the Wells-Ogunquit stretch. The Dunes is right there in all the excitement EXCEPT its tucked behind the loud hustle bustle overlooking the dunes and the ocean. It's available by the week or we were fortunate to grab a last minute 1 night stay. My husband leaves the lodging to me and never says much. He was very happy with our stay at the Dunes. The cabin was immaculate and kudos to the staff. They go above and beyond with their professionalism and their kindness.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Our cottage at the Dunes was so cozy and comfortable, and we looked forward to a crackling fire after dinner each evening. And I’d like to move the pebbled floor shower here to our bathroom at home. The grounds are beautiful and so well maintained, but I could never catch the elf that raised and lowered our umbrella every morning and late afternoon. The view of the tidal river and the Atlantic were what on the waterfront means. If we come back up this way, we would definitely stay at the Dunes.

Room Tip: Stay in one of the cottages.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

My wife and I were so enamored with our single room at The Dunes on the Waterfront during out first stay in 2010 we vowed to return and rent one of the cute cottages the next time. Well, we've done that now for 3 years in a row. We have loved every minute of every stay. We have been fortunate to share a two bedroom cottage with another couple. The setting and views are exceptional. The staff attentive and friendly. The cottages are comfy and cozy. Although we have stayed each year during the 3rd week of October, the weather has cooperated wonderfully. The foliage is at its peak every year. We truly like the proximity to the center of Ogunquit and all it all to offer. Also, the easy drive to Portland, Kittery, Portsmouth and Kennebunkport make daytrips an added benefit of the location.Waking before sunrise, throwing on a bathrobe or a coat and going out to photograph the sunrise (with several other guests all around the 12 acre grounds) is one of the highlights on a crisp and clear Fall morning. It's always nice after that to visit the office for the complimentary newspaper, coffee, and this year, delicious croissants. We have eaten out at several of the great restaurants and, we also have a tradition, carried on from home, to have Friday night supper at out little cottage. After wine, bruschetta and cheese in the Adirondack chairs on the beautiful lawn overlooking the Atlantic, we light a nice fire in the fireplace and enjoy our meal in comfort. The experience is just what we are looking for each Autumn to restore our senses and to feed our souls. We are already talking about our reservations for 2014.

Room Tip: I think there is an ocean view from every room and cottage.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Albany, New York, United States
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

My first visit to the Dunes and I loved it - stayed in a cottage! Made a fire every night and walked the beautifully manicured grounds. There was coffee and chocolate croissants in the morning available in the main office - yum ;-)

Room Tip: Get one of the cottages - it is worth it!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: The Dunes on the Waterfront
Address: 518 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3212
Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
#3 Green Hotel in Ogunquit
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Ogunquit
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ogunquit
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Dunes on the Waterfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Picturesque Maine cottages, suites and guest rooms overlooking the Ogunquit Tidal River and Ogunquit Beach in southern Maine. Enjoy 12 scenic and private acres, dotted with Adirondack chairs, landscaped gardens, and an outdoor pool. Ogunquit's famous sandy beach is accessible by rowboat at high tide and on foot at low tide. Perfect for both families and romantic, relaxing getaways. ... more   less 
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