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Abalonia Inn
Ranked #22 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Great location, only a few minutes walk to town restaurants and pubs. Jimmy, the manager, was very helpful and always happy.
We prefer the smaller non-chain hotels and inns so the smaller room size was ok. Bed was very uncomfortable as were the pillows. Bedding was worn and dated. The room furniture was dilapidated, drawers would jam or fall apart when opened. Sink faucet was falling off. Housekeeping was marginal. Nice sun porch, but several broken windows that needed replacing.
Great potential, but needs some attention to detail.
Lots of similar properties in the area, so would recommend shopping around and giving this one a pass.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We first stayed (3 nights) at Abalonia Inn, Ogunquit, in late Sept, 2012. In 2013, we returned again for 3 nights, this time earlier, Sept 4-6. Asked for and got the same king-bed room that we had the first time we visited. It's one of their largest rooms and nice shower. If you're staying, check out rooms on web site. Some rooms are smaller, for less money, and one room has tiny shower stall. Jimmy, innkeeper, was great and friendly as usual. He sincerely remembered us, and greeted my wife a hug, which was very nice. Me, I like a handshake. The Inn (not a B&B, since the only breakfast offered is coffee and store-made muffins) is only a couple of minutes walk from the commercial centre of Ogunquit centre. There's a great coffee/bakery in town (just before the grocery/deli/wine store.) It's a take-out place with all kind of baked goods. Service is great. Pastries and things are delicious. Very little foot traffic in front of the Inn, which is about 75 feet back from the main thoroughfare/old highway. Walk to the public beach takes 5 minutes. Marginal Way Perkins Cove is so pleasant with benches along the way. We had a lunch at Lobster Shack in Perkins Cove after a 25 km (18 mile) bike ride along the coast east to Cape Neddick. No shoulder to ride on but cars/drivers were very considerate while going around us. My wife and I have Giant bikes (Roam XR2 and Rove) meant for road and off-road. We were on a road/bike trip, and Abalonia has some safe spot for us to lock them up and out of elements. Before Ogunquit, we spent 2 nights in Burlington, Vermont with friends and rode great trails there, and after Ogunquit we went to Mount Desert Island/Bar Harbor for Carriage Trails (will write in a separate review) for another 3 nights, before heading to Montreal, and then back to Toronto. We ate at Barnacle Billy's in Perkins Cove - great lobster and swordfish, nice view of the harbour. Walked back to Ogunquit along dark Marginal Way - had a small flashlight, it was fine. Also, ate at an Italian restaurant a few minutes north of Ogunquit - Angelina's. Jimmy, our innkeeper happily made us a reservation, which was a good idea, because it was packed on a Friday night. Food good, not as great as reviews suggested, and it was very loud, tables are jammed close together. Services was friendly and bit too fast. Parking lot was small and difficult to find a spot to park. We also ate at Lobster Pound restaurant, also a few minutes north of the Inn. Overrated, especially for the prices. Better food and prices at Barnacle Billy's in Perkins Cove.
On a rainy day, went shopping with our Canadian money to Portsmouth. Great outlet malls along the slower highway (#1, I think), Tommy Hilfiger, Columbia, and many more. Portsmouth has a Trader Joe's (Gosling Road), which is special for us from Canada. And, finally, breakfast one morning at Amore Restaurant, Perkins Cove. Very busy, so ate at take out area on the patio. Probably make the Maine bike trip again next year, and Abalonia provides all the comfort we need.

Room Tip: Rooms with king beds are bigger. Stayed one night in a room with a Queen bed, it was very small and...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We spent three nights during Columbus Day at Abalonia Inn. The service was perfect. Jimmy is a great owner and always ready to help. The room was not that big but the King Bed was really comfortable. Continental breakfast is fair (coffee, orange juice and muffins), but there are many restaurants in the area. The heated swimming pool was greatly appreciated as well as the exterior fireplace. Very well located. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at Abalonia Inn in October 2013. We were in a King Room and had a private door leading from a small private deck into our room. The room was clean and comfortable. Stand-outs for us were the warm greeting and hospitality by the innkeeper, Jimmy. He also had some good suggestions for walks and restaurants.

Abalonia Inn is on a fairly busy road but our room was at the side of the Inn and was quiet overnight. It would have been better if the room had black-out curtains to keep the room dark after sunrise. The inn doesn't provide breakfast but offers coffee and muffins - a light "pre-breakfast". The inn is in close proximity to a number of restaurants and a wonderful bakery. We also found it to be in walking distance to the Ogunquit Playhouse (where we saw The Buddy Holly Story) and the trolley cars are fun, inexpensive and can get you quickly down to the village of Perkins Cove.

All in all, we had a couple of wonderful days/nights in Ogunquit and specifically at Abalonia Inn. We'd stay there again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This was the second year we stayed there. We also stayed last October. Jimmy and the crew are great folks and accommodated us VERY well. Nice room and great location! I would highly recommend Abalonia to ANYONE visiting Ogunquit.

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

This was our second stay at Abalonia, and it did not disappoint. Jimmy offered his usual warm welcome and showed us to a large, attractive room, where we immediately felt comfortable. Everything was clean as a whistle. To echo other comments on this site, we, too, had room 5, so there was some noise from the street, but it was minimal and after a short time, we didn't even notice it. And yes, that private entrance/porch was an added bonus. Finally, the location can't be beat.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

On arrival we were greeted nicely and taken on a tour of the property.

Our room was nice, clean, tastefully decorated and spacious.We had room 5 at the front of the hotel facing the road which made it a little noisy with traffic but it had it's own entrance and little veranda to sit on. Very convenient for getting all our luggage in and out with ease.
There is a fire pit out the front you can sit around at night and a pool and deck area at the side of the Inn with beautiful trees surrounding. The Inn is a 1 min walk from the restaurant areas, great location.
The only negative thing is the bed was a bit soft and the walls are thin. As we were on the ground floor we could hear people walking up and down stairs and in the room above us as there was floor boards.
Overall, though a really nice experience and great value.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Abalonia Inn

Address: 268 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3205
Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
#18 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range: £63 - £223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abalonia Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Abalonia is an 1840's New England style farmhouse that has been lovingly restored with particular attention to the period detail, including the original post and beams. The Ideal Location: Abalonia is located right in the center of the village, only one block to the Ogunquit beach and the entrance to the Marginal Way (Ogunquit's famous cliff walk leading to Perkins Cove). Yet, the Abalonia is set back from the road, has open gardens so guests are able to peacefully enjoy being in the heart of the village, with its famous restaurants, clubs, and historic movie cinema. Amenities Include: All inn rooms have new Flat Screen TVs, individually controlled air conditioners, wireless internet, and heat. Our Rooms - We have two types of room accommodations. both can accommodate a maximum of two guests: Our rooms have either one king size bed or one queen size bed. All rooms have private baths. We understand it is not easy checking out places online and figuring which one is right for you. If you want an inn that is clean, friendly, and in a great location, you have found your home in Ogunquit!We truly strive to give you the best customer service and the best value you have probably not at a hotel, inn or B&B received in years. We are also real. If you want to be left alone on your romantic getaway, you can do that. If you want to be social and hang out with our other guests, you can do that too. The choice is yours. If you have any more questions, please go to our Questions and Answers page. Proud member of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, Maine Innkeepers Association, and Maine Tourism Association. ... more   less 
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