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“Relaxing and Comfortable”
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Marginal Way House
Ranked #12 of 36 Hotels in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
“Relaxing and Comfortable”
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Had a wonderfully relaxing 3-night stay in October, and the off-season rate was very reasonable. Of course room choice is key. We were lucky to get a beautiful ocean view from the 1st floor of the Wharf House. Location is perfect, on a charming side street off the village center. There aren't a lot of amenities here (no room phones), but we didn't need them. We had already done most of our sightseeing, and were looking for a comfortable place to read. This place has reading nooks galore, with cozy porches and living rooms in both the main house and wharf house, and a beautiful private yard overlooking the sea.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sherbrooke, QC
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

The main buillding at The Marginal Way House is an Old New England House quite quaint and located on the waterfornt without the noise of a crowded beach. Nice lawn in front facing the sea where one can bring pets during low season. Cozy and inviting porches. Friendly atmosphere.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2011

The Marginal Way House "A memory maker and love of a lifetime" review
is the most accurate of all here. We have been staying there for 10 years and
It that review catches the distinct charm and fun of the place which is pretty much
how we feel.

Why is this wonderful jewel of a hotel rated only 23rd, with much lesser places not even
near the ocean such as Parson's Post House, Studio East, Towne Line Motel,
Sea Rose suites (not even sure where that one is) rated ahead of it? What are these
foolish ratings based on -how many people submit reviews?

Anyone who has stayed in Ogunquit surely must realize that the Marginal Way House
is definitely among the top five places to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cape Cod Ma.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Our family has been coming to the Marginal Way for 40 years and have watched it pass to the new generation who have continued the fine traditions, gardens, charmingly pristine guestrooms and the warmth and wit of parents Brenda and Ed. No where else in Maine can you discover in one place all that this absolutely wonderful hotel can offer, A beautiful green lawn, bordered by roses, colorful annuals and a white picket fence, leads down to a tidal river that becomes one with the ocean at higher tides. Chaises and lawn chairs invite quiet meditation, spectacular sightseeing, reading or simply cocktailing with the many congenial and supremely contented guests who return as we do over many years. The unique location down a lane from the pretty town center offers both convenience as well as tranquility. We are a family of tour directors and travel writers and can sincerely say that the Marginal Way House is our favorite vacation home.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2011

Friendly place on a property with great views of the sea and the beach. The porch was meant to sit and watch the tide`s movements from. Rooms could stand an updating.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marginal Way House

Property: Marginal Way House
Address: 22 - 24 Wharf Lane, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Region: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Ogunquit
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,008 - ₹ 21,634
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marginal Way House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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