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“Stay here for the convenience of the beach, nothing else!”
Review of Norseman Resort

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Norseman Resort
Ranked #18 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Stay here for the convenience of the beach, nothing else!”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

My family and I have been coming to the norseman for years!
We love ogunquit for its beach and lobster restaurants at perkins cove,

If you want to have amazingly easy convenient access to the beach then the norseman is the place for you, just don't get all upset with how outdated the rooms are.

the place needs a lot of renovations, the place still looks the same from when my grandparents came to visit 25 years ago!

Great place to spend time with your kids on the beach, if you dont mind the old style rooms then you will have a great time!

Room Tip: ask to stay on the upper level, that way you wont hear people walking above you, also ask for the be...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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ManagerNorseman, Manager at Norseman Resort, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your opinion. We apologize for not fully meeting your expectations. Our resort has seven buildings on Ogunquit Beach and each building offers our guests unique features based on their preferences and budget. Our Sundowner and Skippers Deck rooms are directly oceanfront with either 1 king or 2 queen beds. Our Dunes rooms face the sand dunes and offer views of both the ocean and tidal river. Portside rooms face the beach parking lot and the ocean views are to the left. River rooms face the tidal river and are ideal for those seeking less people watching and more serenity. Our Gangplank rooms are cozy with 1 queen bed with views of the tidal river and Sail loft rooms are economy rooms above our Huckleberry's Restaurant which offer either partial ocean or full tidal river views. Our staff takes a great deal of pride in assuring that all guest accommodations are immaculately clean and well maintained. Renovations are ongoing at the Norseman so we are somewhat confused by your comments regarding our property being the same as it was 25 years ago. This is simply not true as evidenced by past reviews. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the specifics of your experience at the Norseman so that we may address your concerns. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again - even if it is only for our easy beach access.
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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Almost every year for the past 8-9 years we leave the winter blues and go to the Norseman in April or May. Great way to begin the summer after a long winter in Mass. We love the sundowner ocean front king rooms which have been upgraded! The oceans comes right up to the deck and just lulls you to sleep at night. We stay anywhere from 2-4 nights and always want more. The staff is always very friendly, housekeeping are so friendly and always helpful and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. We always recommend to people how the off season prices are great and that spring is a great time to visit before the crowds of summer. Restaurants and shops are open by in early spring and Huckleberry's has a good breakfast which is right on site.
Look forward to next spring and many more to come!! The sounds and smell of the ocean are at your doorstep!!!!
Tom and Louise

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This hotel is perfectly located on the beach within walking distance to shops, restaurants and town. All the staff are very helpful and place is very clean. However the buildings are very old and made of wood so if your room is on the first floor you can hear the people on the 2nd floor walking around. It is very loud and if there are children above it can be never ending. The staff really can't help as it is an infrastructure problem. Make sure you book a second floor room.

Room Tip: Do NOT book a first floor room
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clifton Park, New York
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I was warned by friends who live in that area that the hotel is old. But we tried it regardless as reviews on Trip Advisor rated it fairly well. I would agree with most of the reviews. Very clean resort. The owners obviously take pride in renovating and cleanliness. I would suggest this place to anyone who wants a stay on the beach. Location is key. It's not a 5 star hotel but it's clean and the employees are very friendly and helpful. They own the hotels further down Beach road and you can use the gym or pool or tennis at the other resorts which are a very short walk away. In fact the gym is new with weights and good equipment. The resort is also a short walk to downtown to restaurants, Bakery, bars, shopping etc. We parked our car and never used it all week. We have 7 and 10 year old and everything was also walkable for them. The only problem I have is the resorts in Oqunquit are not pet friendly. We had to keep our small dog in a kennell which is a drive away. Nothing close to Ogunquit. But we plan on returning to this location next year. Probably a different week though. It got a bit crowded the 4th of July week. If your looking for a good restaurant try Barnacle Bills. We found them to be reasonable priced and good seafood.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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ManagerNorseman, Manager at Norseman Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Thank you for staying at the Norseman Resort on Ogunquit Beach and taking the time to share your thoughts on tripadvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your compliments. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Ogunquit Beach.
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

As others have noticed, this resort is in the perfect spot to enjoy not only the wonderful Ogunquit Beach, shops and restaurants, but especially the fireworks! Ogunquit puts on a great show and this compact hotel provided a front row seat. The staff is very friendly, the rooms immaculate and just the right size for 2-3 people. The balconies are perfect for your morning cup of coffee, or a cold beverage after a day on the beach, offering panoramic views of the ocean, beach, river or dunes. There's no elevator, so anyone with difficulty navigating a stairway should consider the climb. While not the newest or fanciest resort, the Norseman provides everything you need for a fabulous beach vacation at reasonable rates.

Room Tip: The best views of the ocean come at a higher price, but being between the beach and the river, there...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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ManagerNorseman, Manager at Norseman Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Thank you for staying at the Norseman Resort on Ogunquit Beach. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your compliments on our hotel. Although we do not have an elevator, we do have a substantial number of first floor rooms for guests unable to negotiate stairs. However, some guests who have difficulty with stairs cannot resist the views from our second or third floor rooms and often sacrifice the convenience of a first floor room for the incredible views offered on our upper levels. Thank you again for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

As they say in real estate, location is everything and this is absolutely true for the Norseman. We were steps away from the beach and a very short walk to shops, great dining and nightlife. We didn't use our car for three days. The room is basic but it met our needs. We had a view of the tidal river which was beautiful and much quieter than the beach side. If you are looking for lots of amenities, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a clean room with great access and views then this is the place.

Room Tip: Rooms with tidal river views are quieter and beautiful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManagerNorseman, Manager at Norseman Resort, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
Thank you for staying at the Norseman Resort on Ogunquit Beach and writing about your accommodations on tripadvisor. We offer a variety of room types depending on each guest's budget and preferences with oceanfront featuring the best possible beach experience. Our amenities include 2 onsite restaurants - one featuring spectacular casual beachfront dining and bar; tennis court, outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, guest laundry facilities, refrigerators in every room and wifi. Parking is $25 per day at the beach and enjoying your vacation at the Norseman is a great way to park your car and forget about it for the duration of your stay. Right down the street is the Aspinquid at Norseman Resort. Those rooms have a variety of ocean, dunes and tidal river views and most rooms have private decks and kitchenettes. We also have 2 weekly house rentals located on Beach Street which accommodate 12 -14 people. The choice is yours when you stay at the Norseman Properties on Beach Street in Ogunquit. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and we hope to see you the next time you visit Ogunquit.
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Durham, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

A NEW rental from the Norseman Resort. A single rental offering 7 bedrooms each with a private bath, a kitchen to die for, 2 living areas that offer ocean views. Ample parking 200 yards to the beach or town area. Not only the greatest location, but also your dream vacation home.
BeachCrest at Norseman Resort should be your next vacation location.

Room Tip: Call Norseman Resort for reservations
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManagerNorseman, Manager at Norseman Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on our newest weekly house rental, BeachCrest at Norseman Resort. Located 500 feet from beautiful Ogunquit Beach at 48 Beach Street - BeachCrest is a wonderful Victorian vacation home situated in the perfect location. We accommodate up to 14 people and provide parking for up to 3 vehicles. The first floor consists of an eat-in kitchen with table and breakfast bar. Refrigerator with ice maker, garbage disposal, microwave, full range and dishwasher. Formal dining room, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds; 1 bedroom with 1 king bed, laundry facilities and 2 separate living rooms. Second floor has 5 bedrooms - 4 with 1 queen bed; and 1 with a king bed. Yard has plenty of seating and a bbq. Guests are able to use our outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, fitness room and sauna located across the street at the Aspinquid at Norseman Resort. BeachCrest is a great alternative for those wishing for an alternative to the typical hotel style vacation. Thanks again for telling tripadvisor readers about BeachCrest at Norseman Resort.
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Property: Norseman Resort
Address: 135 Beach Street, PO Box 896, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ogunquit
#25 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ogunquit's only beachfront resort. Variety of accommodations to meet your budget and expectations. 2 restaurants, free parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, fitness room. All rooms have fridge, hairdryer, iron, queen or king beds. Our hospitality professionals have been taking care of our guests for over 40 years. Experience the Norseman and find out why our guests return year after year. Open April through October. ... more   less 
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Norseman Motel Ogunquit
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