The bustling seaside town of Ogunquit on Maine’s southern coast has plenty of accommodation options, including a number of charming bed & breakfasts.
A vibrant arts scene, laid-back nightlife, sandy peninsula, and fresh-from-the-ocean seafood are just some of the features that make Ogunquit one of Maine’s most popular coastal destinations. And catering for its steady stream of visitors are a wide range of places to stay, among which are several quaint B&Bs that combine comfort, a cosy atmosphere and affordable prices. We’ve picked out 5 of the best.
Inn on Shore Road
Situated an easy walk from Ogunquit Beach District, this picturesque inn is set back from the street, with a pretty front lawn dotted with garden furniture. Inside, the communal living room is furnished in traditional style and has the look and feel of a cosy private home rather than a hotel. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and come with a private bathroom and flat-screen TV, with some also featuring separate seating areas and sea or garden views. For visitors with their own transport, there’s free on-site parking.
Bourne Bed and Breakfast
A little further inland, this B&B features a delightful outdoor decked terrace where guests can enjoy continental breakfasts each morning, or relax before heading out for dinner. Other notable services and amenities include a picturesque garden area, free WiFi and free private parking. Guest rooms come with a private bathroom, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Popular points of interest nearby include Footbridge Beach, Marginal Way Walk and Ogunquit Playhouse.
The Trellis House
A few minutes’ walk from the beach, this property is characterised by modern décor and furnishing that blends harmoniously with its traditional New England architectural style. A delightful garden and sun terrace offers guests the chance to relax and socialise at their leisure, while American breakfasts are served each morning. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom, and free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Attractions including Footbridge Beach, Marginal Way Walk and Perkins Cove are all nearby.
Black Boar Inn
Housed in an historic building dating back to the 17th century, this exceptional inn is nestled in the heart of Ogunquit, minutes from the beach. Guest rooms boast stylish parquet flooring and en suite bathrooms, and most offer scenic window views. Each morning, continental breakfasts are served in the dining room and there’s also a garden, terrace and common rooms with fireplaces. WiFi access is provided free of charge throughout the property.
Holiday Guest House
If you’re happy to be a little outside of central Ogunquit, this B&B complete with outdoor pool could be for you. A few minutes’ coastal drive south, the property is still within easy walking distance of the beach, with a trolley service taking guests to and from the sandy shore. Guest rooms are kitted out with cable TV and seating areas with sofas, and some offer garden views. Breakfasts are served daily and guests can pick up newspapers to read as they eat. The pool area is particularly popular on the area’s frequent sunny days. Mini golf and games can be found just 900 yards away.
By Paul Joseph