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The Dunes on the Waterfront

518 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3212
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#5 of 35 hotels 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
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Erika & Jeff wrote a review Feb 2021
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My boyfriend booked this place on a whim in the Fall. OMG! It was so adorable. We had a cabin/cottage facing the ocean (just a short walk to it) and it was perfect. Our cabin was perfect. The kitchen was stocked with any dish or utensil you could need, a coffeemaker, etc. The bed was so comfy and we had plenty of blankets and pillows. A working fireplace in our bedroom and completely renovated and spacious bathroom. We did not want to leave. The grounds were pristine and connected to a very beautiful neighborhood. Very close to a great breakfast place, The Greenery. You can walk there! Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
jcohen wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions
We have been coming here with our children since the year our eldest was born (2007), and used to stay here when I was a child, all the way from Montreal. This really is a special place - the cabins are rustic but well-appointed, the grounds are beautifully maintained, and the views of the river, dunes and ocean beyond are first-rate. The cabin we stayed in this year had a recently renovated kitchen and bathroom too. All in all, our favorite place to stay in our favorite vacation destination!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
SkiLikeaGirl007 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kennebunks, Maine7 contributions
Our family of 4. (2 adults, 2 teens) had an amazing 3 days at The Dunes on the Waterfront! Our room was immaculate, staff was friendly, and the cottages are spaced apart enough to socially distance. There are water views everywhere. We brought our own kayaks and paddleboards and had a great time on the river. You have to be aware of the tides if you want to cross at low tide and make a day at the beach - management is very clear on the tide times. This property is not "in town" but town is a close 15 minute walk and there are plenty of restaurants near the property. Having stayed in town three times, this was a welcome quite change away from Main Street and Shore Road where it can get a bit loud.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip789929 wrote a review Jul 2020
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We stayed at the Dunes July 12-14 and had such an awesome visit. Cottage was immaculate and had it all from dishes to AC! It was fun to walk across the river at low tide to get to dune and then the Atlantic Ocean. Katie the GM and her staff are first class ! Love this place !
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
marie f wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Came here for a quick getaway with my two adult children and our retired service dog. Checked in no one explained the dog rules just handed us a paper which I didn’t read right away. We went for a walk on the beach and apparently dogs are not allowed on the beach from June 15-sept 9th. The owner was so unprofessional and rude! Came up to me yelling with no mask on and didn’t maintain the 6 ft distance. I honestly had no idea as there is no signs in site (went back the next day to look). It goes back to the old saying it’s not what you say but how you say it. Rooms are way over priced and musty. With so many places to stay NO REASON to stay here. In all that’s going on the world today being kind is so important especially if you are in the customer service business.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Aaron Perkins, Owner at The Dunes on the Waterfront
Responded 10 Jul 2020
Dear mariefJ7565EV, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take the experience of each guest very seriously and I apologize that your experience at The Dunes did not meet your expectations. I'm glad that you took advantage of our Doggie Stay program where our guests can bring along their favorite four legged family member. As you mention, when a guest checks in with a dog, we explain and provide information regarding the simple rules that pet owners are asked to follow. We are very fortunate that our Hotel borders the Ogunquit Tidal River which is a beautiful salt water estuary that is protected by strict Federal and State guidelines for it's use. Ogunquit Beach has similar guidelines as well. We try and emphasize for our dog owners that while we love their dogs, they can't be in the estuary or the beach. This is explained at check in and in the one page information sheet provided. Unfortunately, as a result of your dog running off leash in the estuary several complaints were received by the Ogunquit police department which prompted a visit to us by an officer. We also take current safety precautions very seriously. We require the use of a mask in our indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces when physical distance cannot be maintained. We also follow the extensive sanitization guidelines developed by the Federal and State CDC. We take pride in our guest rooms and cottages here at The Dunes and wish that you had brought to our attention during your stay that you felt that the room was not meeting your expectations. We would have happily remedied the situation in the room or would have switched you to a different room. Again, I apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations and if there is anything that I can do to make this right please feel free to contact me directly. Aaron Perkins, Owner The Dunes on the Waterfront
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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 Ogunquit Beach (1.0 km), Footbridge Beach (0.6 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, Bread and Roses Bakery, 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.
Is The Dunes on the Waterfront accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.