Travel Blogs from Ogunquit
We drove south along the coast today through Scarborough (remind you of a song?) and Kennebunkport. ***Note to self****Don't EVER drive a rig like this through Kennebunkport again!!!!! Tiny streets, poor signage, tons of people, YIKES!
We finally found our way out of town and continued on clear through New Hampshire (where we ran into a snow/hail storm) and on into Massachusetts. ...
... little ocean town but again NO PARKING!!! Had our parking sticker but finally had to go to a pay lot. May have to resurrect that letter I composed in my head earlier.
Now here’s the real news……I was going to wait till you got here David but am sharing early. Chris & I have been in the truck or camper for 10 days and it’s been wonderful. The driver has not ...
... do a little no tax shopping. By the time we got back the sun was shining and it was beautiful so drove to the Wells Harbor to see the fishing wharf. By the time we got there the clouds were back so we had a quick walk and picked up some fresh lobster to cook for dinner. Ran into the grocery store to get butter for ...
... Did one pull forward, one back, one forward, forward, forward and we were out!!! Woo Hoo..............and what a relief.
Stopped in at the Maine Welcome Centre to get some brochures on activities and campground. We each had an armful as we walked out. Leaving the building was a downward slope. My right foot slid off the asphalt (or as Chris says, I ran out of walkway) and as I ...
... kennybunkport or bar harbor. i think i like it better, the streets are narrow and winding. however, there were so many people here, just like the other great tourist towns (fishing villages that turned "artsy", that turned touristy) no place to park the car, a few lots for $25. a day some $15. and one that had meters for 25 cents for 15min. the beach is beautiful, we only saw it from the road though, no dogs ever ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Admiral's Inn Ogunquit
Outstanding service, Exceptionally clean and pleasant!
We stayed at The Admiral's Inn for one night on our way farther north on the Maine coast. Victor, the Inn's manager, was a great help via email, then on the phone, very pleasant and accommodating, esp., holding a room (the last room avail in the Inn that Saturday night) while we arranged our other nights farther north as it was a last minute getaway. When we arrived, we were promptly greeted, by Victor, and very pleased with the bright clean and tasteful decor. We were very efficiently checked in, shown around. No waiting around or looking for help. We were soon on our way to the beach, only a ten minute walk from the Inn. The room was very nice, everything brand new and renovated. The Inn was quiet, breezy, refreshing. We used the pool and the hot tub after the beach.
The real outstanding service came when we ran into problems with my car. It wouldn't start, long story short I had to get it towed by Triple A the next morning. We were due to continue north to another inn in Rockland 2 hours away. Well Victor and the owner Ken were fantastic. It was Ken, the owner, who also manages the Inn with Victor, who offered to drive my fiancÚ & I 20 minutes south to Portsmouth, NH to the only rental car agency open on Sunday. He refused any offer I gave to help even pay for his gasoline. Ken was fantastic, and we got to know him as we drove together to National Car Rental in Portsmouth. What fantastic customer service. These guys are laid back but very efficient, friendly, but not too friendly. Genuine nice people who run a tight ship but are flexible, truly customer-centered people who care about their work.
We highly recommend the Admiral's Inn!
I'm not sure I understand the reviews here. When we arrived, we were rudely greeted by the bartender (Victor) who demanded our credit card to secure the room. We were skeptical by this behavior so we asked to see the room. He brought us to this dismal room with linoleum flooring, a dirty bed with gross bedding, a drop ceiling,and a bathroom with little room and a SPIDER in the tub. They told me there was AC in the room. They were referring to the unit in the bathroom window. The room was musty and they tried to mask the smell with a horrible air freshener.
They were charging $159 for this room. We told them we were not going to stay there and left even knowing they might charge our credit card. This place is sketchy at best and I would STRONGLY suggest looking elsewhere in Ogunquit! We wouldn't have stayed here even if it was free and we are not very picky.
Gracious, Clean, Comfortable & Very Handsome
Having just returned last week from Ogunquit, our party of 4 -- plus 2 dogs -- had a superb experience at the Admiral's Inn.
First of all, hosts Ken & Jason demonstrate their love for their newly renovated place from the get-go. Their willingness to accommodate extends well beyond providing the credit card receipt. As this was our first stay here, we weren't sure of our expectations: They delivered on all fronts from cleanliness to sightseeing and dining recommendations, to strong coffee in the morning.
An added benefit: Their location is on the south end of Ogunquit, so as the day's traffic piles up on US-1, you don't have to contend with going through the center of town, which features a 5-way intersection with NO traffic light! Yes, this can have an impact on your nerves when it's 90+ degrees and you've been battling traffic for over an hour to get to Ogunquit. Trust me.
The only drawback we experienced in our 3-day stay was a broken pump in the hot tub which sidelined it for the time we were there. Not a deal breaker by any means. Their pool is well maintained and very well heated.
The on-site bar is hosted by Victor, who makes the absolute best dirty martinis, with the great Ogunquit insight/gossip to go with. Here's to you, Victor!
We'll definitely return, and hope to see additional renovations. All in all, a great find!
Excellent Renovation of the Admiral's Inn!
I stayed 5 nights during the July 4th holiday and was very pleased with my stay. Unlike a stay there a couple years ago (under different ownership), the facilities were all clean, bright and recently updated. Rooms in the original home do have floorplans that can be described as quirky or annoying, depending on your opinion. Owners Jason and Ken have a very laid-back charm, very friendly and approachable. They've put a ton of work into the place and are pleased to give you a tour of the improvements. I did not partake of the in house bar, but it seemed to have a pretty steady, though not disruptive, stream of patrons. It's about a 5min walk to the center of town, and a 10min one to the beach. Being at the edge of town also makes it easier to get on & off property on Rt. 1 during the busy summer season. Put at the top of your list to consider for your next trip to Ogunquit.
Quiet and in town
My partner and I went to Ogunquit and pretty blindly picked The Admiral's Inn. Talk about blind luck. The 'right on the edge of the village' is a great location. We arrived with our 8 year old daughter and was pleasantly surprised to find the rooms and hosts very kid-friendly. A very high praise for 'The Admiral's Inn'.
Memories to last
We had a group stay at the new, friendly Inn, and what a blast! We now have many memories to last. The service was fast and friendly, but laid back. Every room has been redone since our last stay - wow!
We are coming back!
A bunch of us stayed at the Admiral's Inn over the New Years weekend. What a blast! They have a small casual bar, which was great. We used the hot tub. The rooms were clean and the hosts awesome. I can't wait to come back this summer!
Great place for a wedding
On our way down the coast, we were pleasantly surprised to see the bright and friendly "Admiral's Inn" in the center of Ogunquit. Inside the Inn showed years of history and lots of activity. The Innkeeper was friendly but not overly-so. The on-site bar was quaint, but pretty empty. (I bet its not in the summer!)
The owner showed me drawings of renovations slated for February 2005. Watch out - this will be the place to stay in Ogunquit.
We are planning our wedding this summer and very well may choose the Admiral's Inn for its charm and location.
Beautiful B&B in Ogunquit
While driving thru OIgunquit, looking for a place to spend an evening, I came apon a beautiful B&B right on Rt 1. In the center of town, this establishment was well maintained, has a great staff and actually has its own bar and TV area. The feel of the Inn was warm and friendly. I was given a tour and was suprised to be informed that they also have a hot tub which runs thru the winter. That was nice, and unexpected. All in all, I am glad I made the choice to stop in. They welcome walk ins as well as reservations. What a pleasant stay I had. Thank you to the people at Admirals Inn.
Very nice...one more season it will be 5 stars.
In the beginning of summer, 2004, this place changed ownership, and the new owners rushed to get it open for the season, maybe prematurely. The new owners are learning, but this place has greatly improved over a prior visit. This place mainly caters to men, but all are welcome. The house itself is old. Some of the rooms are very funky. (IE a regular 3 x 6 closet coverted into a bath...not an easy shower to use...yet a full sized bath in the bar!) I understand that they are renovating them soon. Spend the money and get one of the new rooms. The owners were very very helpful. Good B & B hosts. Did not try to be your new best friend but were great. They have a small bar and the atmosphere becomes somewhat like that of a weekend house party. Breakfast...don't expect much. Cereal, bread and a muffin or two. It has a pool, and hot tub. I will be back!