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“Step Right on to The Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Norseman Resort

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Norseman Resort
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Jay, New York
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6 reviews
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“Step Right on to The Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

A most excellent location, right on the Ogunquit beach, there is no other property in town right on the beach like this. On our first night my wife wakes me up at 3am to watch the high tide practically coming up to the building. It was magical being right there on the beach.

The resort personnel are wonderful, clean rooms, I would just say skip the coupon for half off a meal at the restaurant Splash. Just get a great drink there and look right on to the beach and the surfers.

The price comes with a free breakfast at a place called Huckleberries. It was a very good breakfast and came quickly each of our three mornings.

Get one of the rooms facing the ocean, and just get take out and set up your room table right in front of the door, there's no restaurant in town as good as that.

Room Tip: Face the Ocean
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Norseman is the only place to be if you want to watch the roll of the ocean waves, see the tides rise and fall, fall asleep to the roar of the surf on the beach. The watchword for this resort is location. The rooms are comfortable, the service is excellent.

Room Tip: The newly reconditioned rooms are a bit nicer.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Positive: it's on the beach. You can walk out of your room and be on the beach. We stayed in the Dunes, first floor. It was great to watch the river and see the dunes so nearby.
Negative: seriously outdated. I think the bedspread might have been from the 1980s. They are full and charge a good sum for the rooms, so there is absolutely no reason that the rooms could not be updated in the down season. Fridges and coffee makers in the bathrooms are not cool. New mattresses would be nice. We will go back, because of location, but I am certain that is why they don't update-no motivation to.
No breakfast, which is offered by other hotels. Nearest breakfast location is poor.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Coral, Florida
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

The Norseman is the best hotel in Ogunquit right on the beach. The rooms are big and very clean. The staff is outstanding. There is nothing better than waking up and watching the sun rise on the ocean. I love this place and look forward to our trip there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elizbeth PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

We've been visiting Ogunquit for over 30 years, and this Labor Day visit was the first time we stayed at the Norseman. While the interior of the units were somewhat outdated, the rooms were very clean and smelled neither musty nor like cigarette smoke. This trip we had two teenage boys, and we would roust them in the morning to go set up our spot on the beach while we went to get coffee. We had beach time from 9am to 4 pm. With parking for one car included in the hotel price, we stowed our beach gear in the car which wasvary handy AND allowed us to avoid the beachparking lot rate which was $25/day during our visit. Usually we stay at a hotel along the Marginal Way, but for convenience, we will be visiting the Norseman again. The beach trolley runs all the way to Perkins Cove, which was another plus for the location. We'll be back!

Room Tip: We stayed Portside, which was chaeper than full ocean front, and the views were wonderful. There are...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Guilderland, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

UNLIKE Daniel & Wind dancers reviews, Larry and the staff AGAIN have made my families vacation a GREAT getaway .We always rent two rooms. No , the Norseman isn't the Waldorf-Astoria but it doesn't pretend to be. It's a GREAT run FAMILY resort with FRIENDLY desk staff, housekeeping and parking attendants. Splash & Huckelberrys again make the trip worthwhile, especially if you arrive early. Sure , upgrades are need here and there, but they get done. We've been coming to Maine for 26 yrs and to the Norseman 15yrs. + without ANY problems. (Kids on a beach or near one always make noise-they're excited to be here).We're coming back Oct 12-14 for ANOTHER fine mini vacation. Thanks for being therefor my family.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Waterdancer54's review is spot on. My family has been coming to the Norseman for 10+ years and its greatest asset (possibly only asset?) is that its the only motel on Oqunquit beach. So you cannot beat its location, particularly helpful if you have kids and all the beach "stuff" that you take on vacation (meaning you do not have to lug it very far -- open the sliding door and throw it on the beach!). Otherwise the rooms are dated but kept super clean. You are paying for the location and that is all. If you keep your expectations in line, then you will enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Norseman Resort

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:
#6 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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