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Norseman Resort
Ranked #13 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Situated right on Ogunquit beach. Centrally located and within walking distance to many restaurants, shops and of course ocean! The room had a kitchenette area with nice size fridge, 2 burner cooktop and sink. Utensils, towels and extras supplied. Nice touch! For the people looking for the "Ritz Hotel"...you won't get it here. It's a rustic, ocean atmosphere where you track sand all over the place (which the hotel staff clean to keep at a minimum.) And yes there are many people around because it's by the ocean people! Very clean, friendly staff and (oh, did I mention) on the ocean! Loved it! Only con is parking...a little cramped but we could deal with that. Will definitely return!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We tried this for the first time this year, wanting to be closer to the beach. Mistake! This hotel is dated and very noisy. Kids running around, beachgoers tramping across the desks at all hours, no privacy on the decks because they are communal. No deck chairs to call your own even the ones outside your room get used by others. When we voiced our concerns to Dave at the front desk, he was rude, snippy and impatient. Maybe a different time of year would be better, but the rooms would still be dated. Also, no screens on the sliders, so you could not enjoy the ocean breezes without bugs coking in. A friend stayed at their sister hotel, the aspinquid, at the sametime we were wt the Norseman and we visited there. She had a lovely renovated room, and it had a private deck. When we inquired abou rates, the front desk there was helpful and very pleasant. We may try there next spring, but not the Norseman. We are done with that mess!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank daniel t
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We recently had a great time our recent stay at the Norseman Resort. We stayed in a Gangplank room with a great view of the river. These rooms are off the beaten path and have a lot of privacy. The rooms were clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We have stayed in the Gangplank rooms for the past 6 years and hope to get back next year.

Room Tip: Try the Gangplank rooms.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Norseman is perfectly located on the beach in Ogunquit. The rooms are clean, no frills but nice with views of the ocean. If you're looking for privacy and luxury go some place else. If you're here for days on the beach and location this is it! The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Overall had the most relaxed few days ever. Very casual atmosphere and it's close to the restaurants and shops. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: The rooms at the far end do not get great wi-fi so if you're traveling with kids who have to hav...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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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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3  Thank JSaxe86
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ManagerNorseman, Manager at Norseman Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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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.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Stephen W
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Additional Information about 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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ogunquit
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ogunquit
#25 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range: £84 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Norseman Hotel Ogunquit
Norseman Motel Ogunquit
Norseman Ogunquit
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