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Marginal Way House

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#21 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

We love the Marginal Way house for the simple reason that it has friendly staff, clean rooms and an AMAZING view! The rates are especially reasonable given the location! We visit at least once every summer!

Thank lovethegoodlife
South Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We looked at the weather, and made a quick decision to go to Ogunquit for the weekend at the end of August. We reserved the last room offered on line. The king suite was very attractive, clean, and comfortable. The location was perfect! We could walk to the beach, and into the town restaurants and shops. The staff were friendly...

2Thank JefnerK
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We have been staying at the Marginal Way House for years, always appreciating their flexibility (no minimum stay requirements), the simplicity of the property and the excellent proximity to the beach and all of Oqunquit's attractiions. Recently, we were delighted to stay in the newly renovated Wharf House. Our room featured a separate bedroom, full kitchen (stove, microwave, fridge and...

Thank eg413
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I love the Marginal Way House and have been coming there virtually every summer since the late 1970s. My two “kids” who are now 27 and 32 grew up thinking that summer meant a couple of weeks in Ogunquit at the MWH. My parents, siblings, nieces and nephews have joined us at various times to the point that our numbers...

6Thank Randy B
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's very hard in July and Aug to find a central location in Ogunuit - never mind cosy with a great view! Traffic is hard on Royte 1a, the sidewalks are packed on the weekends - especially with day trippers and beach goers. The Marginal Way house is perfectly situated with a short walk to the main beach, a short...

1Thank wrightdda
Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

This is the first time, in the four years we have been guests at MWH, that we stayed in a motel unit right on the water. Since we have already made reservations for 2016, this will not be our last visit to MWH, more specifically in a motel unit. Everything about this place has probably been said but let me...

Thank Rohrshack
knox city, tx
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Husband and I stayed here for our 31st anniversary. We arrived late due to delayed flight. I email to let them know. Said they would leave an envelope with the key and directions to our room. When we arrived we found the envelope but there was a staff member there waiting on us to show us to our room. So...

Thank hounds20
Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was our seventh trip to the MWH. We love it there. So relaxing out on the beautiful property with the beautiful flowers. The new owner converted a 5 bedroom into 4 lovely apartments. There were a couple of issues. One was the noise which we heard from the second floor to the first floor. Another was there was no...

Thank Judy M
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My family and I have been traveling to the Marginal Way House for over 20 years. It is our home away from home. The Staff, especially Laura and Roseanna have always welcomed us with open arms and treated us like a member of the family. The new owners have done an excellent job with the upgrades. However, there are a...

Thank Meg G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We've been coming here for the past 20 years, and always have a great time. The new owners have made some nice changes, including landscaping and two new buildings. I need to echo other comments, however, and point out that the all the chaise lounge chairs have been removed! Why? This is the nicest place in Ogunquit to enjoy the...


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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the tradition of Maine's summer resorts, the Marginal Way House has been welcoming visitors since at least 1911. Located on Wharf Lane, two blocks from the center of town, directly across from the Ogunquit Beach, the Marginal Way House offers incomparable views of the beach and coastline. Offering 3 types of rooms including hotel rooms in our Main and Wharf House buildings, ocean front rooms in our Dockside building, and efficiency apartments which are located through out our 5 building complex. Pets are accepted off season only ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marginal Way House

Address: 22 - 24 Wharf Lane, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Price Range: ₹ 8,526 - ₹ 22,168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marginal Way House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Marginal Way House Hotel Ogunquit
Marginal Way Hotel
Marginal Way Motel
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#19 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
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“Avoid rooms adjacent to the shared porch.”
 of 5 bubbles happytraveller01605, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Dockside motel units have very unreliable Wi-Fi ( most of the time none) . Although beautiful-they lack furniture ( no desk or tables )”
 of 5 bubbles patrickdelaney2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Dockside has fabulous views and the ocean sounds all day and night.”
 of 5 bubbles svgoff, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for "full view" of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 700dorothym, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They are in the process of remodeling many of the rooms. Some in the Main House are very outdated.”
 of 5 bubbles kenb184, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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