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“Outstanding place to stay in Oguinquit”

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The Anchorage By the Sea
Ranked #12 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Outstanding place to stay in Oguinquit”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We have been to oguinquit about 10 times. We have stayed at other nice hotels in area. We loved our stay here. Location excellent close to center of town and right on beach. Rooms were clean and nice. Pools and hot tubs were enjoyable. One word of advise book early!

  • Stayed June 2014
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AnchorageME, Public Relations Manager at The Anchorage By the Sea, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Rooskidu,

Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. We would also like to thank you for choosing the Anchorage during your trip to Ogunquit. We greatly appreciate your patronage.

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate all of you kind compliments. We are glad you were happy with your clean room and our property’s excellent location.

We hope to see you again on a future trip to Ogunquit. We would be happy to welcome you back. Enjoy the rest of the summer and take care.

Kind Regards,

The Anchorage Staff
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Its been a yearly anniversary trip my wife and I. With our first trip being 3 years ago we try and stay there multiple times during the summer. So much in fact we just finished our second weekend in a row. They have every amenity there and there, and really is no reason to leave. Unless your looking for a change of scenery. The food is great, the waitstaff tremendous, and the bartenders are people you can sit and have a beer with. Our rooms are always clean and comfortable. Even if we stay across the street your your odds are to have a room with a good view. I haven't not been anytime other than summer, but look forward to visiting during other seasons.

The only recommendation I would make (and i could have missed it) would be to have a changing table in the bathrooms by pool. We have a 2 year old, and where staying across the street. She needed to be changed, and it was a little tough to pull a wet 2 yo away from the pool and across the street to change a diaper. Again i could have missed where it was.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Matt M
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AnchorageME, Front Office Manager at The Anchorage By the Sea, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Matt M,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We always love hearing positive feedback from our guests. We would also like to thank you for choosing the Anchorage during your trip to Ogunquit. We greatly appreciate your patronage.

We are happy to hear you've been able to celebrate your anniversary with us over the past several years. We certainly value our repeat guests. Thank you for your many kind compliments about our resort. It's wonderful to hear you always enjoy you stays with us.

Thank you for the feedback on the changing tables. We will resolve that problem right away. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

Again, thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again on a future trip. We hope you have a wonderful summer. Take care.

Warm Wishes,

The Anchorage Staff
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Just spent 27 wonderful hours in Ogunquit--with a one-night stay at the Anchorage. Other visits we were there for longer; only had one night this time. We were greeted with friendly chatter by the guard at the gatehouse and found the desk staff to be very friendly as well (much improved over previous years!). Although we were told we may not be able to get into our room any earlier than the 4pm time due to a large number of checkouts that morning, we were pleasantly surprised to be able to access it at 3pm. In the meantime, you can leave your car in the lot. Perfectly centrally located between the town/beach and Perkins Cove, we love not using our car once there.
We opted for the Towers across the street for cost savings--very clean room with streamlined design. Even thought the pillows were comfortable. Loved the top sheet and double pillow cases (so that the pillow itself is not exposed)!
The chairs for the view over the water are ideal--we enjoyed an afternoon snack there, relaxed there after dinner with an amazing nighttime view and then had a tasty breakfast in the brilliant morning sunshine--blueberry and cranberry muffins. Would like to add that the girl at the takeout counter was exceptionally sunny herself!
Left our car on site for hours after checking out, too. Great way to expand our stay and use whatever facilities desired before departing. Favorite part by far: Gorgeous view and friendly staff! We'll be back again.

Room Tip: Towers/back across the street offer the same great amenities at a lower cost. Don't expect a vie...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Sharon
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband and I just spent 2 nights here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We were in room 235 and had great views of the ocean. We arrived at 11am the day of check-in, so we didn't expect our rooms to be ready yet. We parked our car and opted to have lunch at Perkin Cove at Jackie's Too (highly recommended). Two hours later we returned and checked in to our room. The room was beautiful appointed, seemed recently renovated with pretty pictures and lovely decor. The bed was very comfortable, nice flat screen TV and a balcony with a sitting area just outside our room. We also found a nice note and a bottle of complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The grounds are beautifully maintained with flowers and beautiful landscaping. There are two hot tubs and a really nice heated pool. The pool appeared larger on the website, but nonetheless was really nice. The only drag back with the pool area is that people "claim" their chairs really early in the morning. So by 8am you need to go down and put down towels to ensure you have a chair by the pool. The towel service doesn't open until 9am so the towels people were putting down were their personal beach towels. The only other drag back is that I am really surprised they do not offer pool side service, no cocktail waitress that brings you a menu so that you can order lunch, beer or a frozen drink. You literally have to get up and walk inside the cafe to get your own if you want something. The cafe is right there, but I am surprised they don't come around and offer you drinks every 30 minutes or so. For a resort I found that surprising. I actually commented to the bartender and she said there usually is someone out there until 4:30pm, but we did two full pools days and I never saw anyone taking drink orders or offering to get you lunch. We ate breakfast at the cafe one morning and the food was good. We did not have lunch or dinner on the property. There are so many great places to eat right there, that we opted to eat off property but, if we were there longer we would have had dinner there as the menu did appear appealing. Overall, this is a great resort on the ocean. You can't beat those views. The main attraction of this resort is that is it within walking distance of downtown and Perkins Cove. The walk along Marginal Way is beautiful. We will definitely return and likely go for four nights next time. If you are considering this resort, I don't believe you will be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Jetsetsun
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AnchorageME, Public Relations Manager at The Anchorage By the Sea, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Jetsetsun,

Thank you so much for providing us with all of your great feedback. We would also like to thank you for choosing the Anchorage during your trip to Ogunquit. Your patronage is greatly appreciated.

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your two night stay with us. The rooms in the Port building were recently renovated this past winter. We are so happy to receive positive feedback on them from our guests!

We apologize there was no waitress while your were by the pool. Normally there is always a poolside waitress on duty each day. We are just now fully staffed for our summer season. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We truly hope you come back and visit with us again soon. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future trip. Have a wonderful summer and take care!

Best Wishes,

The Anchorage Staff
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hudson, quebec
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I always stay here when I visit Ogunquit. Rooms are not first-class, but they are comfortable and clean. Staff are courteous and the premises are well looked after. In my opinion that far outweighs an ordinary motel room.

The food in the restaurant is very tasty and the prices reasonable. I was unsure of a choice of wine so the waitress gave me a little to taste. Wait staff are on the ball and you're never just left wondering when your meal will arrive.

The atmosphere is friendly and family oriented. Very relaxing place to visit. I absolutely love stretching out on the beach chairs beside the gazebo facing the ocean. Views are breathtaking and you can watch people walking the Marginal Way.

Overall - a great location. It's about 10 minutes to walk to the beach. If you have little ones, the Trolley would be a good way to go, or just take your car and park at the beach. Rates are a little pricey ($20 - 25 per day on the weekend), but worth it for a family.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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AnchorageME, Front Office Manager at The Anchorage By the Sea, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Wendywillow,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We would also like to thank you for choosing the Anchorage during your trip to Ogunquit.

We greatly appreciate all of your kind compliments. It's always wonderful to receive positive feedback from our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for offering some great advice to future guests.

We hope to see you on a future trip to Ogunquit. We would love to welcome you back. Have a wonderful summer and take care.

Kind Regards,

The Anchorage Staff
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Medford, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We have been going there for years and decided to go there to celebrate our 50th. Could not have chosen a better place. Room was spotless, staff was friendly, polite and helpful, grounds were immaculate and so beautiful in the evening. View is spectacular and the walk into town is so short that we just park the car and leave it there and walk. As long as our health allows, we have committed to each other that we will go there for our hopefully many more anniversaries to come.

Room Tip: Top floor (of two) can be quieter as it's a family resort. You pay for the view. If you don'...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Paula L
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AnchorageME, Public Relations Manager at The Anchorage By the Sea, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Paula L,

Thank you so much for sharing your review here on TripAdvisor. We would also like to thank you for choosing the Anchorage for your Anniversary trip to Ogunquit.

First off, congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary! That's wonderful to hear! We are so happy we were able to accommodate you! Thank you so much for all of your kind compliments about our resort. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to seeing you on future Anniversary trips to Ogunquit. Have a lovely summer and take care.

Warm Wishes,

The Anchorage Staff
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new york
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This hotel is by far the cleanest I have ever experienced in my many years of traveling! It is expensive, but the view from the balcony of the ocean is incredible and made our stay worth it. On the negative side, they give you nothing but your room for the money. There is coffee 24/7, but it would be gracious
if they were to put out cookies or something to go with coffee and tea. There are no nuances to speak of. Toiletries were space and not good quality. Towels were thread bare and very small. These are the things that make a stay wonderful instead of just good. BTW, we're were a lesbian couple and the place was at least 97 percent straight, which was a surprise as it is in Ogunquit.

Room Tip: A good room would be one with the ocean view, which is breathtaking.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank nycarole
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AnchorageME, Public Relations Manager at The Anchorage By the Sea, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Nycarole,

Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. We appreciate all of your feedback. We would also like to thank you for choosing the Anchorage during your recent trip to Ogunquit.

Thank you for your compliments on our hotel's cleanliness. This is certainly something we pride ourselves on. All of your comments on our room amenities are certainly things we can look into. Again, thank you for the feedback.

We hope to see you again on a future trip to Ogunquit. We would love to have you back. Have a wonderful summer and take care.

Warm Regards,

The Anchorage Staff
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Property: The Anchorage By the Sea
Address: 125 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3710
Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ogunquit
#14 Romantic Hotel in Ogunquit
#24 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Anchorage By the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ogunquit’s most renowned, year-round oceanfront resort is The Anchorage By the Sea. The sea’s spectacular beauty is the focal point from most anywhere on the grounds. Located in the heart of Ogunquit, everything you could want in a complete vacation resort is right outside your door. Beautifully decorated rooms opening onto unforgettable views of the ocean are only the beginning. Open year-round, all rooms are smoke-free, offer free WIFI and have a small refrigerator. Other Anchorage amenities include hot tubs, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and poolside bar and grill. ... more   less 
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