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The Dunes on the Waterfront
Ranked #13 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
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“Wonderful vacation!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Everything was perfect, including the weather, thank you!
Life at the Dunes just keeps getting better and better! Wish we could stay forever and are anxious to go back SOON!
Thank you for another wonderful 2 weeks:)

Pam and Ed Racicot

Room Tip: All are very comfortable............cottages , rooms, etc:)
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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East Greenbush, New York, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This resort is quiet, relaxing and very unique. There are quaint cottages and guest rooms spread over 12 acres right on the Ogunquit River. The view of the river, dunes and ocean is absolutely beautiful! We spend a week there each June as a family and it is such a thrill for our grandsons to experience all it has to offer. They love to walk across the river in the morning searching for crabs and spend the afternoons in the gorgeous renovated pool. The grounds are beautiful and the staff very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend this resort!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Guilderland, New York
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

It has taken me a week to come down from my experience. This year has been such a memorable and eventful one adding our weekend of the 13th of June propelled it even higher. Upon arriving on a cold and rainy day, my partner and I were met by Katie and Scott whose warmth and kindness immediately melted the dampness. As we were checking in we were informed that we were being upgraded to a more spacious cabin. Well that sent us over the moon. Our time, like rest of the weekend, just kept getting better. At check-in, sharing my "engagement ring " with Katie and Scott we were floored to find champagne in our kitchen. To even begin to express this sentiment is nearly impossible. This is our 7th year together and 7th staying at the dunes. We are brought back to carefree days of shuffle board, romance of being still sitting in the adirondack chairs, and the power of great service that endearing quality that let's you know you are being taking care of. This is home!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Senoia, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

To Katie and Aaron at the Dunes:

My husband and I want to thank you for a perfect stay. The setting for the Dunes is unbelievable. I think we had the perfect room in 16B for the setting and privacy. It was just what we needed. The grounds and the rooms are unbelievably well maintained. We loved all of the flowers. They add so much to the overall beauty of the grounds. They seem to thrive in the cooler temps. Down south it gets so hot, it is hard to keep them nice throughout the season.

The furnishings are nice and the bathroom was beautiful. We tried to be very respectful of the property. One of my favorite things was that each room had their own umbrella and chairs. We spent a lot of mornings and evenings sitting out there. Having an assigned parking space was great. It makes things so much easier.

Being able to sleep with the windows raised was so cool. It sounds like a small thing but we are not able to enjoy that in the South. It goes from cold to blazing hot it seems in no time here.

My husband is a smoker (he smokes outside even at home) and I also think about that when planning vacations. I worried about him having an area where he could smoke. I know you would rather not have smoking at all on the property but I appreciate the fact that you do try to accommodate by having an ashtray available to take outside.

Its hard to get my husband to take a vacation. He told me a couple of months ago that he wanted us to eat lobster in Maine. That’s how I started researching and found the Dunes. He said over and over during our stay that I had found us the perfect place. When we left, he said that this was the best vacation he had ever had.

Our kids are grown but we would love to bring them one day and rent a two bedroom cottage. Either way, we hope to come back soon. Thank you again so much.

Take care,
Teresa Jones

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Framingham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We loved staying at The Dunes on the Waterfront in Ogunquit. The grounds were spacious and beautiful and our room was very comfortable. The cottages looked fantastic and will will try to stay in one another time. The view of the tidal river and the ocean was fantastic. We love the gorgeous green lawn and the trees and flower beds. We felt very welcome and they welcomed our service dog too. We will be back!

Green Features: Their property was green as spacious and their groundskeepers uses environmentally friendly products.
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mendon, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

My wife and I decided to forego the usual hotel accommodations in favor of something a bit more rustic for our annual early June vacation to the southern Maine coast. We were pleasantly surprised with our stay at a cottage at The Dunes on the Waterfront. The cottages are kind of laid out like a campground, with copious adirondack chairs and tables for outdoor enjoyment. The Dunes sit right on the bank of the Ogunquit River, and the fragrance of the salt air and the beach roses was intoxicating. The grounds are well-kept and there are many seasonal flowers and trees to enjoy alongside the birds singing. Drinking my morning coffee outdoors was never more pleasant.

The interior of our cottage was clean and well-maintained, with necessary hotel comforts like a refrigerator, flat-screen TV, and Keurig coffee maker (with Newman's Own coffee!). There was even a power strip with USB ports on one of the nightstands for your phone/laptop/tablet charging needs. The WiFi signal was solid, too.

My only "issue" was the size of the bathroom utilities. I am a tall person, so the low-profile toilet and the confining size of the shower stall were not optimal for me. If you are of smaller stature, this shouldn't be a problem.

However, even the shortcomings of the bathroom would not stop me from returning to the Dunes. I can't wait for our next stay.

Green Features: The Dunes had friendly reminder signs posted in the bathroom to reuse your towels if you feel that they don't need to be washed. That's fine with me, I do that at home anyway.
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Plainville, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

First time at The Dunes; won't be the last. Perfect, so New England, beautiful view, awesome wood burning fireplace, screened porch....all the amenities were top notch. Management was
cordial and very helpful. Wonderful place to relax, within walking distance of downtown and
generally met our standards at all times. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Dunes on the Waterfront

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 On the Beach Hotel in Ogunquit
#4 Top resorts 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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