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“Wonderful Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Motel

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Riverside Motel
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
East Berne, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

We’ve been staying at the Riveside Motel for a number of years. I want to compliment Nancy and Geoff for making their motel stand out from the rest in our eyes. They staff such a wonderful group of employees. They are always smiling and pleasant, willing to please the guests. The rooms are always ready at 3 PM check in time and never have we had to request something be fixed or complained about other guests. At 7 AM staff is moving about quietly wiping off the morning dew from chairs, tables and railings. On 9/23 we watched one of the cleaning staff help an older couple bring thier luggage into their room. It was wonderful to see an employee go above and beyond their duties. This is one of the many reasons why we continue to stay at the Riverside Motel. Thank you to the staff and owners of Riverside Motel for making their motel one of the best.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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gscimone, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 28 September 2011
Thank you Cynthia W for reviewing us for the T A community.
Our staff this year has met all of our expectations, and they all really appreciate being recognized on Trip Advisor!
They all truly enjoy creating memorable times for our guests.
We are very happy that you enjoyed another visit to Perkins Cove,
Thank you,
Nancy, Geoff and staff.
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

This was the first time I stayed at the Riverside Motel in Perkins Cove and I was impressed from the moment I turned into their driveway and was greeted with the neatest and most beautiful grounds I have ever seen. As I parked and entered the office I was greeted by a pleasant young man who had us checked in quickly and showed us to our room. The buildings are well kept and the rooms are spacious, very clean, and well decorated and appointed, including internet service. But it's the view of Perkins Cove and the ocean beyond from the balcony that left me speechless. After coming to Ogunquit for years I cannot believe I never stayed at this wonderful motel and did so this time at the suggestion of relatives. You will not find a better place, value, or location. The grounds are picture perfect, the staff friendly, quick, and very efficient..and leave you wanting for nothing. The River Side also gives new meaning to the word Contiental Breakfast as they serve not just fresh pastries and coffee & tea, but also a wide selection of cereal and yogurt. So if Ogunquit is on your list of places to visit, please give Geoff a call as you will not be dissapointed by visiting this Beautiful Place by the Sea. Thank you Geoff and Staff!

Room Tip: Ask for a 2nd floor room in either Building A or Building B.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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gscimone, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 27 September 2011
Thank you SAFJR for sharing your experience with the T A folks.
It is so easy for us to share this magical spot with our guests because we all feel very blessed to be here. We love seeing the expressions on the faces of first time visitors to our "oasis from the stressful world".
But, the peaceful feel really can not be conveyed in pictures or words. It can be felt by relaxing for a moment on this side of the harbor. We try to share it with every new person that comes by to pick up a brochure 20 times per day throughout the year. We kindly suggest that they sit in our Adirondack chairs for just two minutes of their journey. Some do, but, sadly, some do not even take two minutes to investigate, they go on their way looking for more brochures........ with rates and descriptions in text......... thinking that the rate is the most important aspect of their vacation.

But, the people that make the decision to sit in the chairs for just a moment, or two............Ah, yes.
Makes me smile just thinking about it.
Thank you very much for helping us to share the serenity that is the Riverside on Perkins Cove.
Geoff and staff
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Meredith, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We loved staying here and having the ability to walk to everything in Perkins Cove. Although it's very close, it is peaceful and enjoyable. The property is extremely large and well kept with balconies off rooms, lawn chairs and patio tables available. Beautiful grounds and a superior staff that is friendly and pays close attention to detail. There was a generous, complimentary continental breakfast available but we chose to walk into Perkins and hit a small restaurant there. The only reason I didn't give it five "stars" all across the board was because of a personal preference for better pillows. I'd like to see them invest in something other than the hard, non-pliable acrylic variety. We'll return - it was a wonderful anniversary present to ourselves!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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gscimone, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 20 September 2011
Thank you NHDiane1949 for sharing your experience with the T A community.
Happy Anniversary!!
All of your comments are appreciated, especially by our staff, who all love it when their hard work is mentioned.
I am disappointed that you didn't mention your pillow request to me while you were here, because we have new, still wrapped, down pillows in stock, just waiting to serve.
We hope to see you again!
Thank you,
Geoff, and staff
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

The Riverside Motel is a wonderful place to stay.... and safe to say, the best on the entire US east coast! The owners and entire staff are most accommodating to ensure a great stay. The premises and grounds are spotless. The view from all rooms face the harbor and the ocean, as well as the array of small wonderful shops in Perkins Cove. The small draw bridge over the harbor must be the most photographed bridge in the world. Walking the Marginal Way is sheer heaven with its view of the ocean and the homes with their wonderful gardens. Great restaurants and even a live theater awaits a visit to Ogunquit and Perkins Cove.... but the best of all is the Riverside Motel. We plan to be back again next year!

Room Tip: All rooms at facility are wonderful... the views are fantastic
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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gscimone, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
Thank you Buths for sharing your vacation with the T A community.
Yes, it seems llke everyone who visits the cove gets their picture captured on the bridge.
Wikipedia calls the Perkins Cove Draw Footbridge "possibly one of the most photographed objects in Maine."
We hope you get to stay with us again next year,
Thank you,
Geoff, and staff
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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Riverside Motel for three days after seeing it last year from Barnacle Bill's across the marina. When we return this will be the only place we stay in the future. Geoff is a great host and all the staff were very pleasant. Great views, great location, excellent and friendly service, clean rooms and all at a reasonable price.

Corbin & Lee Ann Johnson

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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gscimone, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 27 September 2011
Thank you corbinjohnson for reviewing us for T A.
Our staff appreciates it very much!
Hope to see you again real soon,
Geoff
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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

We have just returned from another stay at The Riverside (maybe our 5th time?) and, needless to say, our expectations were fully realized once again. The grounds and the rooms are impeccably maintained and soooo comfortable. The staff is incredibly pleasant at every level and we engaged several employees in pleasant conversation. We have always felt like royalty at The Riverside and this visit was no exception. Geoff made us feel as though we were special as did the staff. The phenomenal "continental" breakfast is that and more. Very nice selection of breakfast goodies presented and offered with enthusiasm and creativity-- not your typical continental (throw some donuts on the table next to the coffee urn) offering elsewhere. Cleanliness of the rooms is far superior to any place we have ever stayed in our world-wide travels and the rooms are so quiet. We found that the guests were all out and about and socializing around the premises which helps give the place a feel of safety and familiarity-- so unlike many lodging facilities. The fabulous balcony porch with a stunning view right onto Perkins Cove is a great vantage point. We enjoyed the comings and goings of the fishing boats and even had the serendipitous encounter with one of the fishermen who shared much detail of the profession. We could go on and on with so many things that make The Riverside so great but the best way to learn is to visit. I have recommended The Riverside to many over the years and still do today. It is worth the trip. We cannot wait to return and will soon make our reservation for 2012 (the sooner the better because this place books full early).

To Geoff and all the wonderful staff-- thank you for a wonderful experience again.

Sincerely, The Littlefields

Room Tip: Book early for best selection. We prefer the motel, upper level-- either building.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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gscimone, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
Thank you Busteron for taking so much of your time to review us for the T A folks.
We are very, very blessed to be here on Perkins Cove. It is impossible to define it as work.
Our entire staff thanks you, and wishes you great traveling, until we meet again,
Geoff, and staff
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

We are so relaxed after returning from our first stay at the Riverside Motel. The location was perfect... a beautiful view of the cove and an easy walk to so many great restaurants and Marginal Way. The grounds were beautiful; we enjoyed sitting on our balcony and also in the adirondack chairs on the lawn enjoying the peace and quiet. The bed was comfortable and the room was extremely clean. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the delicious doughnuts at breakfast! We cannot wait to come back again next year!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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gscimone, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
Thank you capecodsuze for sharing your first experience at the Riverside.
Relaxation is definitely the keyword at our oasis from the stressful world here at Perkins Cove.
Our staff appreciates your comments so much!
Thank you,
Geoff, and staff
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Property: Riverside Motel
Address: 50 Riverside Lane, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ogunquit
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only nightly lodging on Perkins Cove, overlooking the ocean. ... more   less 
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Riverside Hotel Ogunquit
Riverside Motel Ogunquit, Maine

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