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“The Only Place to Stay!!”
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Riverside Motel
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Canandaigua, New York
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8 reviews
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“The Only Place to Stay!!”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We just had three great days in Perkins Cove! The Riverside Motel is right on the cove and the view from our room (even from ground level) was amazing. We were able to walk right out our door to sit in the lawn chairs on the lawn overlooking the cove and then when it got cool, move to the chairs in the room. We had a nice table with two chairs situated right next to the windows so we could get a great view of the cove, lobster boats and all the activity in the cove. It is very convenient to walk over the lift bridge to the shops and restaurants. We didn't need our car once we arrived. We have stayed in several hotels and motels in Oqunquit and the Riverside has earned all our future business: location, amenities, view, staff - you can't beat it. Thanks to Geoff and his staff, they made our stay a great vacation!! We can't wait for our next visit!!

Room Tip: Lower level rooms have a cove view and you can walk right out your door to the large lawn overlookin...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geoff S, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Thank you GeorgeLS for your kindness, sharing your vacation with the T/A community. Our staff is so thankful that you took the time to commend them. It almost doesn't seem like work for us because our guests appreciate our efforts so much. We get to enjoy Perkins Cove for 7 months per year.
Can't wait to see you again!
Geoff and staff
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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

I remember well our first stay in 1977. I thought the location and view were impossible to beat as well as the room which was clean and neat. To be able to walk out in the early morning and watch the lobster boats leaving and then walk the Marginal Way to see the sunrise is one of my best memories of New England and Maine. Tip: If taking pictures, make sure the pedestrian drawbridge is down before crossing......my wife grabbed me just in time!!!

It is nice to see the Riverside has not changed in all those years....still the place to stay.

The atmosphere at Perkins Cove is unique and then you have Oqunquit! Do yourself a favor and visit the area and stay at the Riverside!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Geoff S, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Thank you gangin for recommending us to the T/A community. We hope you are staying warm in S C this winter.
We are so much looking forward to spring in New England, and the arrival of many returnees to the Riverside.
Glad you had the chance to visit in 2011.
See you again, soon!
Geoff Scimone
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

4th year staying at the Riverside. Exceptional in every way. my wife is on oxygen. Geoff allowed me to ship her equipment UPS to the Riverside prior to us arriving. Staff are great and always helpful.A busy but quiet place to stay. We come to relax, even with all the activity!
Enjoy the donuts and coffee in the morning. Stay once and you will be hooked! Excellent restaurants close by.
Exceptionally clean. Professionally run.
Can't lose, give it a try if your in the area. My first stop leaving Boston as we head to the lobster fest in Rockland.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice, however we like the rooms facing the ocean
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Geoff S, Manager at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 17 December 2011
Thank you glenn30506 for sharing your visit with the T A community.
Our staff appreciates very much that you mentioned our cleanliness.
We hope to see you in 2012,
Happy Holiday Season!!
Geoff and staff
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Regret that it took this long to write our review , but the Riverside made our Maine experience wonderful. We were only there for 3 days but the rooms, view and service were great!
We had a second floor room which added to the views. Quiet setting on the Cove, and for people who love walking like we do it was a perfect location. It is out of the main street hubbub but still convenient. Rooms were clean though baths could use a facelift at some point. Staff including Jeff were responsive and great to deal with. We are looking forward to our return, and hope it is soon! Next time it'll be for a week.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Geoff S, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 11 December 2011
Thank you Lasnts for sharing your time to review us for the T A community.
Our entire staff especially appreciates when guests mention our clean rooms!!
Have a wonderful, warm winter!
Can't wait 'til August,
Geoff and staff
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Westport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Read all the great reviews of Riverside and found them to be true. We plan to go back again since we were only there a few days and was very relaxing. All the rooms have beautiful views. My wife loved having her morning coffee and watching the fishing boats going out. Make your reservations early.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Geoff S, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 10 December 2011
Thank you Big_Jim_of_CT for posting your review.
We look forward to your next visit, also!
Have a warm, wonderful, winter!!
Geoff
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upstate NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

It took us a long time to get reservations at Riverside Motel. We have been coming back for the last 7 years and are booked for 2012. As others have stated, the rooms are as clean as any accommodation we have ever stayed in. Even the deck and chairs are super clean. We were coming in later than normal check in and arrangements were made so we could get in the room after the office was closed !! We like a bottle of wine, some cheese and crackers, and the Adirondack style chairs 5 feet from Perkins cove. What a way to spend a day !! See you next year Geoff and staff !!

Room Tip: We like the upper level.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Geoff S, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Thank you rfin53 for sharing your trip with the T A community.
Our staff loves hearing people mention our clean rooms!
We look forward to seeing you next year!
Thank you,
Geoff and staff
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Rutland, VT
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We just returned from another visit to the Riverside - sadly too short due to an early winter storm. Although now closed for the season, consider staying here next year. This was our fourth visit...still outstanding! The view into Perkins Cove from our room in Building "A" is fantastic, complete with a working lobster boat fleet. The motel is away from the primary traffic areas; however everything in the area is within a short walk or drive. The host, Geoff, spares no effort in making ones visit memorable. Breakfast is included in the common room, your room will be spotless and the entire grass covered grounds insure a peaceful visit. Don't miss this one if visiting lower seacoast Maine. John&Gretchen, VT.

Room Tip: Building "A" - balcony level - extended view of the cove and fleet.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Geoff S, Owner at Riverside Motel, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Thank you hamster3087 for reviewing us for the T A folks.
Our staff loves to hear people mention our spotless rooms!!
So many people are impressed by the peaceful feeling that emanates from the harbor.
We look forward to seeing you again, sometime.
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 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
#2 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
#3 Best Value 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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