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Historical Traveler Reviews Meadowmere Resort Ogunquit
My wife, daughter and son (4 and 1) and I stayed here for four nights in July 2004.
After reading about the wonderful reviews of the Meadowmere on Tripadvisor, I was looking forward to staying Meadowmere with great anticipation.
Unfortunately, our experience did not live up to our expectations.
We stayed at the West Meadow Building overlooking the pool. Upon arriving and unloading the car, we found two hotel employees hanging outside on the steps taking a break and there was a noticeable air of funky cigarette smoke (not pot).
Along those same lines, I witnesses another employee sitting down at the same location smoking a cigarette. When she saw me and my daughter coming, she did have the decency to stand up and wave away the cigarette smoke. After that encounter, I did notice several cigarette butts on the grounds.
With respect to the room, it was nice and clean. The beds were comfortable and did have wheels.
The bedding was okay and what would you would generally expect nothing more. The bathroom was clean.
The in-room dorm sized refrigerator did not seem to work correctly. First it was not cold enough. Then it started freezing everything. Fortunately, we brought along a cooler and took advantage of the ice machine near the indoor pool which worked flawlessly.
Another issue was a headboard that came off the wall on the day before we left.
The inside and outside pools were clean and well maintained. With respect to the indoor pool, there was no apparent effort to enforce the no diving rule. That rule probably exists merely to limit the hotel's liability in case of injury.
The complimentary continental breakfeast (served in the pub) was okay. Items served consisted of cereal, banana quarters, donuts, muffins, bagels, watermelon, english muffins, etc, along with coffee and orange juice. One issue I had was the lack of high chairs despit the fact the hotel is supposed to be family friendly.
The game room was a nice diversion for my daughter. It contained air hockey (which she loves), a pool table and a variety of video games.
I used the health club one morning and I found the equipment to be quite sufficient. It was not crowded at all and had sufficient number of weight machines, free weights and cardio machines. I noticed no water being provided and assume you have to bring your own water.
I was not able to check out the theatre which shows three movies daily that change every day. The movies that are being shown tend to have been released in theartes about 3-6 mos earlier or longer in some cases. However, it is complimentary.
The hotel is a little farther away from the beach than I would have liked. Unless you are traveling light and/or with no little kids, you either have to drive or take the trolley. We did the former.
During our second full day it started to rain and the forecast for the remainder of the stay looked bleak. So I inquired with the front desk if we could check out early. The person I spoke to indicated we could check out anytime we like. I inferred that as meaning we would not be responsible for any days booked that we were foregoing. We decided to stay one more day (which was raining) and traveled to Freeport. I called that day told the front desk that we were leaving one day early and I was quoted a balance on my bill of four nights less my advance deposit.
However, when I went to check-out the hotel clerk told me we were still responsible for the fifth night because we did not give 7 days notice to cancel. However, his senior colleague allowed the forgiveness of the fifth night (this time) after I told them about the the two prior inquiries about leaving early and nobody told us we were still liable for the unused nights. To their credit, the hotel did allow AAA adjustment off the bill.
To summarize I would rate my experience as okay but it was somewhat disappointing due to the prior outstanding ratings granted the Meadowmere.
Accordingly, when I return to Ogunquit, I will be more than likely staying at another property.
Wonderful Staff! Amazing Spa Services!
I was really impressed by the staff here. They were all very helpful - from the associate who warmed up our left overs in the microwave to the associate who suggested a great place to get some late night eats! I work as a Manager for a luxury hotel in Boston, so I have a little insight into this. We had a few problems during our stay, but each was handled professionally and with courtesy. Our jacuzzi was making a load scream, engineering was immediately sent up, thanked us for reporting the problem (very important!!!) and attempted to fix it. Although he was not able to fix the problem, the front desk offered us the use of the room across the hall. We were able to use that on the morning after we discovered the jacuzzi could not be fixed, but (BIG PROBLEM HERE) the room was occupied when we came back later that night even though the front desk associate had told us we could use it for the extent of our stay. Luckily, we heard the TV going on inside, so we did not attempt to enter, but that could have been very uncomfortable. Being in the hospitality industry, I understand that mistakes can happen and as it was late I decided not to make (too much of) a fuss. *A word of advice, don't get upset with an associate - while the may be able to help you out of a situation, they don't get paid enough to be berated by guests - that's what Managers are paid for...and trust me, we earn our keep. Anyway...on with the story...Management did discount us for the inconvenience. It really was not as big of a deal as it could have been, because the Meadowmere has a gorgeous roman spa. Speaking of spa services - the services provided at the Meadowmere are second to none. The staff was informative, articulate, helpful, SKILLED, and professional. Even the Massage rooms were well thought out, creating a peaceful and relaxing environment. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The price is more than reasonable for the service and amenities that the Meadowmere offers.
Super for families
My husband and I stayed there and truly enjoyed meeting all the wonderful other guests and staff, this is a true gem for all, we stayed in the motel section of the complex, which was just lovely, fresh, clean & easy to navigate around the grounds & into town. The trolley stops within steps of the complex - a real pleasure - give it a try!
Our friends came to visit with their 2 kids and just loved it - they are staying there next trip to Maine!
Don't go anywhere, except the Meadowmere I love it.... and you will to.
I give it five stars, if you have children it is best place for all.
Their is everything you need in one place, clean and peaceful and the staff they are wonderful.
Meadowmere, a Great Place to Stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Meadowmere. The staff is cheerful and helpful; the resort is beautifully decorated and the grounds are lovely; the continental breakfast was generous; Perkins Cove is easy to get to by trolley, which stops at the resort.
spent 9/28 and 9/29/2003. great place. staff was very friendly and the grounds were lovely. rooms were great also. Very clean and nicely furnished. took our in-laws there as a birthday gift, and they loved it also.the breaksfast served in the pub was excellent. lots of choices and the food was great. cute little pub also. very warm and inviting.the roman spa was great and lobby was great. lots of places to sit and relax. apple cider and apples in the lobby were a great welcome.a special treat was the movie theater. saw a first rate movie there and it was a lot of fun going from the movie theater to our room.hope to go again soon when the rates go down in the fall. don't miss this place......
Great place to stay in ogunquit
going back to the meadowmere today for the second time this summer....rooms were comfortable.. but what really made the place special was that there was so much to do right there..indoor and outdoor pool....indoor and outdoor jacuzzi...a large gym that was excellent... plus a steam room and a sauna...take time to get a spa treatment too while you are there....it's so great you might not want to leave and venture down to the beach
We were very pleased with the meadowmere. It was light, airy and well kept. There are two pools, indoor & outdoor. there is also a nice landscaped flower garden area outside of the jacuzzi which was very relaxing & beautiful.We felt the price for our room w/king bed & jacuzzi was very fair @ $129/nt. A room w/out the jacuzzi would have been $99 however this was just before peak season in the begininng of July. The room was beautifully decorated. What we did miss was having a balcony. Also, the view from the room was of route 1 however we felt these were small details, low on our priority list.Location also suited our needs. It is within walking distance to Perkins cove & the town center. It does not have an ocean view & it is a bit of a hike to the beach (10min approx) which was not a prob for us.
We love the Meadowmere resort. We stayed there two nights in the dead of winter. There was plenty to do indoors without leaving the site. Our family of four (two small kids ages 1 and 3) went swimming in the indoor pool, watched Disney movies in the indoor theater, and took a dunk in the Roman bath. After kiddies went to bed, the parents took turns working out at the gym (new equipment and room), and sampled the sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi.
During the day, we walked along the cliff walk at the beach and checked out the town.
A good getaway from Boston.
some day we will splurge and stay in one of the rooms with fireplace and jacuzzi....
The Meadowmere is a very nice place, clean rooms and nice staff. There is a lounge, gym and gameroom for you to use. The only thing I would change is the price. Its alittle pricey in comparison with some of the other resorts in the area. A nice place to stay, though.
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