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The Grand Hotel
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 July 2008

The Grand Hotel was recommended to us by my parents. This place was exactly what we were looking for and needed. The hotel location was right next to the waterfront area called Perkins Cove. The suites were spacious and very clean. Staff was helpful and professional. Prices are very reasonable. We enjoyed a long weekend of rest and relaxation. I would recommend the Grand and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2008

My college roomate and I always spend a few days in Maine in the summer and usually stay at different spots. (We leave our
husbands home and do a "girls time.") We enjoyed the Grand.
What we especially liked was the fact that all rooms are two-
bedroom types with two televisions. There is ample space
in each. The beds (one pullout couch and one bed) are both
very comfortable. The breakfast was just okay. The coffee was delicious. The "orange juice" was very watered down. The pastries and bagesl were fresh. The cut up fresh fruit bowl was
never filled again. Cold cereal is also available. Also yogurt
but only the light kind. The bathroom is good size but the walls
are thin and sometimes you could here the other's room conversation. You can easily walk to the beach if you are not carrying too much, and it is a short walk to the marginal way.One day we ate at Armore Cafe, which we did not like. The decaf coffee was the worst I have ever had and it was a 25 minute wait for breakfast to be served after ordering. We ate at the Old Village Inn and enjoyed that very much. We would once again return to the Grand. The rate was also very reasonable for the accommodations.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2008

Just had to share my unique experience at the Grand Hotel in Ogunquit Maine. WOW .....What a fabulous impression to walk into this hotel and see the beautiful lobby, classy decor and soothing music to put you right into the vacation "mode". We were greeted at check-in by extremely gracious and friendly employees who went out of their way to welcome us, and then to see the suite....not your usual one-room hotel. How wonderful to have the luxury of a living room/kitchenette with microwave, newly updated and extremely clean bathroom and then a king-size bedroom with a private deck. The family enjoyed the option of allowing a person to sleep in privacy, while the rest of the family could enjoy tv, games, etc. in the living room. The breakfast that was served was absolutely outstanding......bagels, muffins, yogarts, cereals, fruits, donuts and a variety of juices. Definitely not your usual danish in a bag which most hotels offer. We have already booked a trip back to the Grand Hotel this June. Can't wait to return and be treated like a VIP again!!!! Enhance any memory of a trip to Maine with a stay at the Grand Hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2008

This used to be the best kept secret in Ogunquit....until....their attitude to their customer service changed. This used to be a reliable, clean hotel where customer service mattered. It now appears that it is all "about the money."

I don't want to get into our issues too deeply here...each person needs to decide how much they like this hotel for themselves. What I will say, however, is that we used to be regular customers (seven years running) and until last year were always treated with respect and courtesy.

It is still a cute, small place with a great location. However, not feeling that we could ever trust the management of this hotel again, my family and I have decided to start a new tradition elsewhere. With as many nice and clean places the Ogunquit "corridor" has to offer, customer service needs to be at the "top" of the hotel's list for services given. At The Grand Hotel, that no longer matters! There are too many desirable places to stay, and I suggest that if you are looking for one, keep looking. Honesty and integrity our everything to me and my family...

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2007

My wife and I visited the Grand during mid-week and enjoyed the hotel
and the convenience to town. A five minute walk in either direction has you in the center of town or at the ocean's edge. The hotel is clean, quiet and charming. Everyone we met from the hotel was very nice and accomodating. We did not ask for much, but taking care of dinner reservations for us was a nice touch. The rooms are comfortable and a little dated, but kept in very good condition. I would recommend the penthouse rooms on the third floor simply because
of the extra room, a large deck area and there seems to be fewer rooms. I would not have wanted to stay on the first floor due to the common areas right outside the rooms. And during breakfast, it would probably be a bit noisy. Breakfast was fine for a quick bite and the fruit was fresh. Fresh coffee was available all day - something my wife enjoyed as we came and went throughout the day. Parking is great
in bad weather - under the hotel and a convenient elevator brings you
right to your floor. We would definitely return and we enjoyed the 4 days we spent at the Grand.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2007

You'll get a fairly spacious suite for a competitive rate here, and you'll be able to walk to Perkins Cove, with its shops and restaurants, in under 10 minutes. WiFi internet is a nice extra. The big down side for us was the sound of TV's reverberating from all sides; I've never experienced a worse television noise problem in a hotel at this level. They also pump up the mood music in the lobby and since every room abuts the lobby, we were also bothered by that. If you prefer a quiet hotel experience, don't stay here!

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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innkeeperOgunquit, Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2008

It is wonderful to hear that this guest found our spacious luxury two room suites to be a great value and well equipped for internet savvy quests. It also seems that they particularly liked our location which is conveniently situated just a few short steps away from dozens of shops and restaurants in the waterfront district of Perkins Cove and Marginal Way.
As for the comments regarding the noise from the TV’s; our usual procedure is to maintain an appropriate volume level on all of our TV’s. Occasionally, a guest will request that we raise the governor on the volume so they can hear it better. We return it to its normal level once they have departed. Apparently, we had overlooked one. Likewise, we do have some beautiful music mastered by local artists that we love to share with our guests. We have a state of the art sound system that flows throughout our spectacular three story atrium. Most guests truly enjoy the soothing atmosphere that the music creates. In fact, we have been asked by several guests to provide these CD’s for purchase. If the staff was made aware of this guest’s inconvenience they would have addressed the situation and sought to make amends.

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Reviewed 16 October 2007

In New England we get to explore a number of states in a short period of time in travel - If Maine is one of your family's destinations, think about The Grand Hotel in Ogunquit Maine.

We do a mother-daughter trip with my cousin & aunt (mom's & aunts combined age 160yrs!). We've visited The Grand 4yrs now and for us to come back year after year, is the welcomed and special attention we receive from the staff and owners at The Grand.

The rooms are clean, service at the front desk fantastic(ask about any day trip,restaurants around town etc...) Mostly your experience will make you want to return to The Grand Hotel whether it be the pool, hot tub or nice continental breakfast in the morning...Shhhhh let's keep this place a secret!

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Grand Hotel

Address: 276 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900
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Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
#8 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range: £70 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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