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The Colonial Inn

145 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3711
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 35 hotels in Ogunquit
Travellers' Choice
Delivering memorable, personalized, and authentic experiences in the heart of Ogunquit for over 130 years. Originally built in 1887, The Colonial Inn is the last of the grand hotels in this seaside village. In the past few years, the hotel has been reimagined and restored to offer today's best amenities while still maintaining its authentic Victorian charm and genuine Maine hospitality for unique vacations and getaways. Accommodations at the Colonial Inn are comprised of 62 updated rooms spread throughout four different buildings, offering a variety of room configurations that can suit guests’ preferences or requirements, whether a single traveler, couple, family or group. On the property you'll find a heated outdoor pool & hot tub, an outdoor fire pit, a beautiful wrap-around porch where you can spend a relaxing afternoon, a shuffleboard court and a service bar serving beer and wine in the evenings. (Check with the hotel directly for seasonal availability of some amenities.) All reservations are inclusive of a complimentary continental breakfast and several dog friendly rooms are now offered. (Dog-friendly rooms must be booked in advance over the phone.) The Colonial Inn's location in the heart of Ogunquit makes it easy for you to park your car on arrival and not need it for the remainder of your trip. The hotel is a few minutes walk from the entrance to Marginal Way, a five minute walk into town and a ten minute walk to the beach. Book your stay at The Colonial Inn and experience our genuine Maine hospitality today!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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UCONNTOM21 wrote a review 10 May
West Haven, Connecticut2 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I stayed in two double queen bed rooms that were side by side. Staff was great. Room was immaculate. Grab and go breakfast perfect. Grounds were spotless. Enjoyed the stay and looking forward to coming back this fall.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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twomartinilunch wrote a review Nov 2020
Middlebury, Vermont560 contributions96 helpful votes
My wife and I escaped Vermont for a few days before we begin our winter hibernation. The fall colors were lovely, and this inn provided a degree of service that we enjoyed. Granted, it was not high season, but the staff was attentive, the rooms were clean, public spaces large and attractive, and we felt perfectly safe. The morning breakfast was well done, and hey even had gluten-free bagels. We are from VT, a bubble as far as COVID-19 goes, and we never hesitated to do anything around the hotel. I would return, again off-season as there is something pleasant about no crowds and attentive staff.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Taylor Getchell, General Manager at The Colonial Inn
Responded 6 Nov 2020
Twomartinilunch, Thank you for choosing us on your last minute escape! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time in Ogunquit and all that our property has to offer. We think that off-season stays can provide some of the best and most memorable experiences. Getting to enjoy the property and town without the peak season crowds is a special experience. We pride ourselves in our attentive staff and are pleased to learn that you found the hospitality top-notch as we approached the homestretch of our season. We'll be taking reservations all winter long, so please don't hesitate to give us a call when you have your future dates. We'd love to assist you in booking! Kindly, Taylor
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margarbi wrote a review Oct 2020
Ravensdale, Washington121 contributions44 helpful votes
A friend recommended the hotel next to this one but this was more than 50% less in price because the view of the ocean was blocked by the hotel next door. To save so much we walked down the path a couple of minutes to see the ocean and found this to be a great place to stay. We took a King bed room in the INN and loved it. Cookies and coffee were provided in late afternoon and were great. The breakfast was nothing to speak of but for the savings on the room, you can easily go out to get a full breakfast if you wish. I'm not a breakfast lover so it didn't bother me at all. The staff was very nice. Very nice and roomy open space for guests on the first floor with rockers outside. I'd stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Taylor Getchell, General Manager at The Colonial Inn
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Margarbi, We're so grateful that you chose us on your trip to Ogunquit and that your friend's recommendation of us met your expectations! We're happy that you found our location convenient and our prices fair. For future reference, we do offer some rooms on our third and fourth floors with ocean views. Although we're not right on the water, you can view miles of beautiful coastline right from your room. I highly recommend our Premium Ocean View King rooms, which are some of the largest in the Main Inn with a king bed, sitting area and panoramic ocean views. When you have future dates, give us a call and we'd be happy to assist you in booking! Kindly, Taylor
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Adventure Diva wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1445 contributions276 helpful votes
The Colonial Inn has a very attentive staff the caters to your hotel needs. My room was in the Garden Building on the second floor where I had a shared balcony...it was perfect for taking in Ogunquit's fall evenings. Perfectly located to explore the artsy town.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Taylor Getchell, General Manager at The Colonial Inn
Responded 3 Nov 2020
AdventureDiva, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! Our Garden Building rooms are highly sought-after because of many of the reasons you've mentioned above! Not only do they have ample amenities to make your stay comfortable, but they also have a great location that offers a little more privacy than our other buildings. Did you know that there is also an entrance to Marginal Way right around the corner? Next time you're here for a visit, we'd be happy to show you on a local area map. Please give us a call when you're ready with your 2021 dates! Kindly, Taylor
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Jet785652 wrote a review Sep 2020
Rochester, New York14 contributions4 helpful votes
I guess we expected more !!. As always I did my research looking for the best hotel that would fit our needs and lifestyle. The Colonial Inn caught our attention due to location, price and a YouTube video showing accommodations and interviewing the owner of the Inn. We were greeted by a very friendly staff member who welcomed us and showed us to our guest house (#504) We didn't stay very long before requesting being moved. When we got to our second room (502) we had working heat and a lock on the door so we stayed. The second room was ok but still kind of tired looking Most of the baseboard heaters were broke and missing pieces, the electric fireplace was not working, and many other areas needed TLC or updating. I'm not hear to "bash" the Inn, however it did appear to us the property was much like our room...Tired looking and upkept. Maybe the owner(s) just gave up on the place. If you are going to visit the area the Colonial inn is ok, the location is good and the staff is friendly but boy there are MANY MANY........MANY other places which were 100 times nicer looking, immaculate grounds and had ocean views .....for the same $$ we were spending !!! take your time and do more research then I did, its worth it in the end.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Taylor Getchell, General Manager at The Colonial Inn
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Dear Jet785652, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear that we didn't exceed your expectations however, glad to learn you found our staff and service up to par. After reading your review, I inspected the room and discovered that one of the baseboard heaters was missing an end cap, which was promptly replaced. I apologize that the fireplace in the room was unplugged - it should have been plugged in prior to your arrival to avoid confusion. I can assure you that it is in working order. Other than these two items, the rest of the room appeared to be in immaculate condition, being one of our most recently renovated guestrooms. We had to navigate many obstacles this season - one being COVID-19, but additionally a severe drought that affected us, and the entire state. We recognize that the grounds were not looking the best this season and are already planning ahead for next season to ensure a better outcome and improved appearance. Again, thank you for your feedback as it is helpful in making improvements moving forward. Kindly, Taylor Taylor Getchell General Manager The Colonial Inn
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US$104 - US$322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Colonial Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Colonial Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ogunquit Beach District (0.1 km), Ogunquit Memorial Library (0.10 km), and Ogunquit Heritage Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Colonial Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Colonial Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Colonial Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Colonial Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Colonial Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loveshack Juicery, Backyard Coffeehouse & Eatery, and Northern Union.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Colonial Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Colonial Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ogunquit.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Colonial Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Colonial Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Storer Garrison State Historic Site (7.0 km).
Does The Colonial Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.