We were in Ogunquit off season and had stayed one night at the mediocre Juniper Hill Inn. On a whim we drove by the Gazebo Inn and, not knowing anything about it, stopped by to see if they had any vacancies. Luckily for us, they had just one and they even gave us a sharply discounted rate. From beginning to end the experience of this place was just a total joy. The entire property was renovated beautifully, just gorgeous. We really appreciated that the owners took the time to walk us around the whole house, chitchat a little, and offer advice on how to use our limited time in town most efficiently. Our room -- "Queen 9" didn't look like it would be much from the outside, but when we walked in our mouths dropped. We've stayed in 4 or 5 star hotels that weren't up to this standard. It felt like staying in an interior decorator's personal home. The mattress and linens were extremely comfortable, and the even the bathroom was like a spa.
The next morning's breakfast was just over the top. If you tried everything, you'd easily gain 10 lbs. They served cinnamon french toast, waffles, Canadian bacon, eggs and chives, freshly baked scones, and I don't even know how many different kinds of coffee. Aside from the variety, the quality was terrific. Except for one B&B in Florence, I can't think of any place we ever stayed where we enjoyed the meal that much.
The only bad thing about the Gazebo Inn was realizing we had to check out right after breakfast, and we hadn't had time to take advantage of their many other services such as booking a massage or hanging out in the hot tub. A good reason to come back again! Highly, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in quaint Ogunquit, Maine, beautiful place by the sea. Rated & inspected top 10 of New England Inns five years running. Inn amenities include, heated pool,year round 5000 gallon hot tub, gym, sauna, massage, great room lounge, private limousine, full breakfast buffet, public kitchen, library, on the trolley line, easy walk to the beach, spacious suites include bathroom & living room fire places, hot tubs, XM radio & docking station, steam rooms, jetted rain showers, kitchenettes. Quiet & relaxed atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gazebo Inn Ogunquit Hotel Ogunquit
- Gazebo Inn Ogunquit Maine