This classic motor court (built circa 1936) has made the transition into the modern luxury age more gracefully than any other vintage motel I’ve seen. It has one six-unit motel-like building, but most of the rooms are in gabled cottages of white clapboard and green shutters; these have full kitchens and bathrooms. Plenty of old-fashioned charm remains in many of the units, with vintage maple furnishings, oval braided rugs, maple floors, knotty pine paneling, and louvered doors. Most of the cottages also have wood-burning fireplaces. The complex is set on 12 acres, wedged between busy Route 1 and the ocean, but somehow stays quiet and peaceful; Adirondack chairs overlook a lagoon, and guests can borrow a rowboat to get across to the beach.
The Dunes on the Waterfront
518 U.S. Rte. 1, US
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Closed Nov–late Apr. Phone 888/623-0244 Prices $115–$390 double; $205–$575 cottage. Mid-June–mid-Sept 1-week minimum stay in cottages, 3-night minimum the rest of the year; July–Aug 2-week minimum stay in 2-bedroom cottages. Packages available. Units 36 The Dunes on the Waterfront www.dunesmotel.com Amenities Outdoor pool; watersports equipment rental; free Wi-Fi.Book a Room Now
Map518 U.S. Rte. 1 US Ogunquit
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