The Grand Hotel
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... s summer home at Walker Point. This property has been in the Bush (Walker) family for years but security was amped up when Bush became president. A separate house was built on the property to accommodate the security personnel. It is on a small peninsula and totally visible from the public coastal road so we could get a good view from the slowly moving bus - no stopping is allowed opposite the property. The return trip to Boston along the highway was a much quicker ride - back by ...
... rustic than we expected, so we hemmed and hawed about staying here, however, in the end we decided to stay two days instead of our original three. As things sometimes happen, the place kinda grew on us, despite this, we still decided to leave after two nights. Once we had made the decision to stay, we needed to get some grub, ahhh we thought... steaks on the barbie would be nice, until we saw the Barbie. So off to the Supermarket we ambled, ...
- A short trip to Kennebunk. Kathryn and I had our traditional lunch at The Ramp in Cape Porpose. I had Portuguese style mussels and they were great as always. Wednesday, a trip to Freeburg to clean and rearrange the book shelves. (Sneeze, sneeze). Thursday, stopped for paint chips and back to ...
... some campgrounds.
We had some marinated chicken ready, so Tommy and Clay set up the grill under the awning, out of the rain, and grilled dinner. Then we spent an hour walking around Cabela's. I understand why they call it a big boy's daycare. You could leave them there all day! One memory card and a book bag later, we headed back to the RV for a movie.
All in all, it was a great day. Who else can say the president stopped and waved at them today?
So I lay down in the bed. A little while later I was disturbed as the van started rocking and there were clumping noises. Half-asleep, I wondered what was going on, then I realised two or three people had climbed the ladder on the back of the van!
"What do I do about this?" I wondered. Then there was a bright flash of light and they went away! I wonder if I'll ever see the photo of my van somewhere on the net?
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Grand Hotel Ogunquit
Enjoyed our Stay
We have just returned from a very enjoyable 3 nights at The Grand. The 3rd floor suite was a good size and we had a very large and private deck to relax on. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. While there is no sea view (tree tops could be seen from our windows!) it was a short walk to Perkins Cove, or to the shops and restaurants of Ogunquit, and there is a trolley stop close by. We would certainly return.
The Grand is one of the nicest hotels in Ogunquit
have stayed at The Grand several times and have always enjoyed
the accomodations which are comfortable and clean. Our children
treated us to the penthouse last year were we enjoyed the addition
of a fireplace on a cool evening and a lovely terrace
the management is always helpful in every way: to recommend a restaurant, getting directions to a different town/state, siteseeing
arrangements and recommendations, etc.
the advantage of a light breakfast at the hotel is great. since there
are few breakfast places around town and the wait is too long
the hotel is midway between town and perkins cove which we find
Nice hotel, thin walls
We just enjoyed a 2 night stay at the Grand. The suite was a good size, and my daughter loved the circular pool. Location was excellent, unless you want an ocean view or beach front. Our one significant complaint--the walls were thin. We could hear talking, snoring, plumbing from next door and walking from upstairs.
Best deal for your money
The grand hotel is small but comfortable and clean, we stayed twice at the Grand and we have an excellent time. No matter which room you chose they all are very comfortable and clean and some larger room with suite and fire place. Whether you chose a package or just a room. the price you pay is un mattached in Oqunquet area. One thing I have noticed that repeated customers walking through the lobby, I talked to almost 5 customers and they told me they come every year and some of them in the past 10 years. I will stay at the Grand every year with or without a package. I truly highly recommand the Grand.
Just returned from a lovely four-night stay at the Grand Hotel. We enjoyed the suite-style room, on the third floor (305 --one of the "penthouse" suites), which was very clean and comfortable for my mom in the living room and us in the bedroom; but most of all we loved the terrace. The terrace was extremely large and quiet, with beautiful sky and treetop views. Every morning we brought our continental breakfast (coffee, muffins, yogurts, bagels, cereal) upstairs and had it on the terrace and at night we enjoyed wine and cheese before heading out to dinner a ten-minute walk away at our favorite Oarweed Restaurant. Also recommend Amore for the occasional full breakfast (by far the best full breakfast in town), which is practically next door. Great location, walking distance as well of the Marginal Way and lovely shops.
Friendly, decent place to stay
We spent 5 nights at The Grand Hotel (August, 2004) with our two children (ages 2 and 7) -- we had a fine time. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, the location can't be beat (walking distance to Perkins Cove, Marginal Way, town shopping and the beach, all 5-15 min walks). The room we had was comfortable and clean, with sitting area and separate bedroom. There is a small indoor pool, and an outdoor hot tub -- the pool is great for kids. Breakfast (included) was nothing special, but adequate.
We were certainly satisfied, although we looked in on a few other hotels in town, it does seem like you can get more for your money if you book early (Feb-Apr) -- we didn't make our reservations until June, so there wasn't much available.
Great time at the Grand.
We stayed at the Grand in the middle of June, and it was very nice. The dinners that came with the package were excellent. The hotel was clean. nice suite, good breakfast, and good location. We would definitely come back.
Clean and romantic
We stayed here for our honeymoon 5 years ago and try to go every year, even just to get away for 2 days. It's worth the cost because it's clean, up to date, the rooms are spacious, the staff is friendly and efficient. The package deals are wonderful. We can't say enough to compliment the Grand. We had to stay at several other Ogunquit establishments, and none compare. Some were downright disgusting and flithy (for $200 a night!)
We love it!
We have been there the past 3 yrs in early June. Plan to go again in 2004. The 3 day package is a wonderful stay in a great location, just before the "season" starts. Weather is iffy, but that is Maine. Lots to see and do in all kinds of weather.
Our Fall 'getaway'
This is our special anniversary getaway. We have been staying at the Grand Hotel every fall for the past 4 years. The rooms are spacious and clean. We love the balcony and view and smell of the maine spruce trees and clean air. The views along the Marginal Way are spectacular. We look forward to eating at Clay Hill Farms for our anniversary dinner.
The hotel is conveniently located to downtown and Perkins Cove.