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The Dunes on the Waterfront

518 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3212
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#4 of 35 in Ogunquit
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Picturesque Maine cottages, suites and guest rooms overlooking the Ogunquit Tidal River and Ogunquit Beach in southern Maine. Enjoy 12 scenic and private acres, dotted with Adirondack chairs, landscaped gardens, and an outdoor pool. Ogunquit's famous sandy beach is accessible by rowboat at high tide and on foot at low tide. Perfect for both families and romantic, relaxing getaways.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Gift shop
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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sullific wrote a review Nov 2021
new haven, ct649 contributions363 helpful votes
Yes, it's the Three Q's. We spent a weekend at The Dunes. The last weekend they are open each year (last weekend of October) they have a Doggy Weekend, so we took advantage of this. We were in a superior room which was one half of one of the cottages, which was great. Everything was clean, comfortable and convenient (the three c's). Towels, blankets, bags and treats were provided for the dog, as well as a great welcome bag (and the merch we received in the Halloween Woof Strut was also great). Breakfasr was provided daily, delivered in a lovely basket with linen napkin liner. It was continental but of a grand size - juices, yogurts, pastries, granola bars, fresh fruit. More than we would eat in a sitting. The property overlooks the dunes (duh) and the Atlantic lies behind them, so you may see crashing surf but t's tough to actually see the ocean itself. Still, the location out of town, as many have noted, is a bonus. I noted that cottages and hotels in town are cramped on small lots. The Dunes is spread out - the cottages are not n top of each other by any stretch of the imagination, and while you can walk to the Lobster Pound, the Egg and I or other restaurants or downtown, you are not hemmed in as you are there. As noted by many, rowboats will get you to the beach when the tide's in. Because of inclement weather we weren't able to get to the beach - hope to return in the better weather. Because the Dunes is the sort of place you do want to return to. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, generous and helpful, that's another plus. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Barry D wrote a review Oct 2021
Easthampton, Massachusetts147 contributions29 helpful votes
Four of us, 2 couples in our 70s, have been staying at the Dunes every October since 2010. We love it! The cottages are perfect and the staff helpful and friendly. The location is excellent for walking on sidewalks to all Ogunquit has to offer: fantastic restaurants, shops, views and activities. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: We are always there during Ogunquit Fest toward the end of October. There are large crowds...
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Bonniecp wrote a review Oct 2021
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My husband and I just spent an idyllic four days at the Dunes on the Waterfront. This was a nostalgic experience for us, as we’ve been fortunate enough to have visited occasionally throughout the span of many years. The Dunes property is just as beautiful and peaceful as ever. We so enjoy the incredibly lovely setting on the estuary with easy and fun access to the beach. My husband, especially, enjoys the adventure of using the rowboat to get over to the dunes! The staff is exceptionally warm and welcoming. Our cottage (#8) was perfect in every way. We felt well cared for and safe, as it was evident that all necessary precautions had been taken with regard to Covid. We enjoy the fact that The Dunes is located just outside the hustle and bustle of downtown, affording us a respite of peacefulness at the end of the day. We highly recommend The Dunes and look forward to being able to be back again some day!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Sara S wrote a review Sep 2021
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My husband and I had a wonderful stay at The Dunes on the Waterfront. We were in room 4C which is one of the "hotel"-type rooms. What made this room extra special was it had a private area right outside the door we could sit and have our drinks at night or coffee in the morning. This was good because the room itself was quite small but the bathroom was huge and totally updated. I told the woman when I checked out how impressed we were with the cleanliness, beauty and peacefulness of the resort. I would like to rent a cabin next time for a little more space. Reasons I didn't give this a 5-star review: Please note that rooms are not serviced during your stay. We ended up buying more coffee pods so we could have coffee in the morning in the Keurig provided. Also, the mattress was very hard and unforgiving. A mattress/pillow topper would seriously help this!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Room 4C on the top of the hotel unit has almost it's own private deck. Great views!
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lsteinman1 wrote a review Sep 2021
Ridgefield 2 contributions
We have been going for 46 years and the team are family to us. They are wonderful people. It’s on the Ogunquit River which can be crossed by foot at low tide which occurs twice a day. There are also rowboats for when the tide is high or you can walk to 2 footbridges. The beach and ocean are right on the other side of the river. It is walking distance to town. There is a reason we come back every summer as do dear friends of ours!
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Date of stay: August 2021
$111 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dunes on the Waterfront
Which popular attractions are close to The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Nearby attractions include Footbridge Beach (0.6 km), Ogunquit Beach (1.0 km), and Abacus (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beach Plum Lobster Farm Lobster and Clam Supplier, The Greenery Cafe, and The Omelette Factory.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dunes on the Waterfront?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Congregational Church Of Wells (7.7 km), Founders Park (7.0 km), and Storer Garrison State Historic Site (5.4 km).
Does The Dunes on the Waterfront have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.