Southern Maine Beach Hotels
Maine has more coastline than the whole state of California, but only about 70 miles of that coast is beaches! Southern Maine has the majority of the beaches in the state tucked into about a 30 mile stretch from Ogunquit to Old Orchard Beach. Lafayette Hotels has 9 different properties in this region with locations in Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Old Orchard Beach. With locations in all these different towns, you can choose the beach vacation you’re looking for.
If you’re traveling with your family, Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort at Wells Beach has been named by Yankee Magazine as the “Best Resort in Maine for Kids”. The quiet beach only has two commercial properties on the 2 mile stretch, with one of them being Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort. Short walk from the beach is the Boardwalk Arcade which has 2 floors of games and family fun. Wells Beach is a tidal beach so 2 times a day (for about an hour) majority of the beach is completely covered by the ocean so when the tide goes out the sand is hard packed and fantastic for walking or playing beach games. Wells Beach is the perfect beach if you’re looking for peace and tranquility.
Old Orchard Beach is Maine’s longest and one of its’ most popular beaches with 7 miles of soft white sand and rolling surf. Hotels, restaurants and shops line the beach and the downtown is dominated by the Pier and Palace Playland Amusement Park, which is an excellent stop for kids or adventure seekers. Old Orchard Beach also has plenty of nightlife from live music next to the beach and bars on the Pier. Named one of “10 Must-See, No-Cost Destinations” from USAToday, “40 Great Travel Bargains” by Reader’s Digest, and one of the best “Family Beaches” on Fodors.com. If you’re looking for a fun time you will definitely find it in Old Orchard Beach!
Ogunquit Beach is one of the most popular destinations in Maine having been named to the “Top 20 Beaches in America” list made by Tripadvisor. Ogunquit’s Marginal Way is a 1.25 mile stretch that leads from near Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove passing rocky coast and small pocket beaches and is known as one of the prettiest walks in Maine. If you’re interested in arts, Ogunquit Museum of American Art is considered one of the best small art museums in the United States and the Ogunquit Playhouse puts on Broadway quality musicals often getting former Broadway performers or famous actors/singers to perform such as Sally Struthers and Clay Aiken. Whether you’re looking to soak in sun or culture, Ogunquit is the place to visit!
Kennebunk and Kennebunkport is a presidential place to visit, as having been the summer vacation retreat for George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush families for dozens of years. These towns have great beaches, art, food, and shopping. The Seashore Trolley Museum is the world’s oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles.
Enjoy the beach areas of Kennebunk, Ogunquit, Wells, Old Orchard.
The Beach House Inn – beachhseinn.com
211 Beach Avenue | Kennebunk, Maine (ME) 04043 | Ph 207.967.3850 | Fax: 207.967.4719
Located directly on the beach, our Kennebunk hotel is one of the oldest oceanfront inns in Maine, blending warm hospitality with the breezy, casual ease of a private, New England coastal cottage. Open April through December, the Beach House Inn has remained faithful to its past while offering all the modern conveniences and luxuries today’s traveler expects.
The Beach House Inn offers uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as gracious service, classic, country inn-style rooms and a superb location just moments from the shops, attractions and restaurants that have made The Kennebunks a popular Maine vacation getaway.
With the waves lapping at the shore just outside, our hotel has been designed to provide a tranquil, seaside retreat. Stay with us and you’ll enjoy comfortably furnished guestrooms, indulgent massages and body treatments at the Breakwater Spa and locally sourced New England coastal cuisine at Stripers Restaurant. (Breakwater Spa and Stripers are located at our sister hotel, the Breakwater Inn & Spa.)
Relax and take in the ocean views from your room or a comfortable chair on the wraparound porch or lawn. Hop aboard one of our complimentary bicycles to explore the Kennebunks. Join us in the sitting room for continental breakfast and traditional afternoon tea — all complimentary, of course.
The Beach House Inn is the perfect seasonal hotel in Kennebunk, Maine, for romantic getaways, relaxing vacations and spa and shopping weekends.
The Breakwater Inn & Spa – thebreakwaterinn.com
127 Ocean Avenue | Kennebunkport, Maine (ME) 04046 | Ph 207.967.5333 | Fax: 207.967.0675
At the point where the river spills into the Atlantic Ocean sits a captivating Kennebunkport hotel — The Breakwater Inn & Spa. One of the Port’s oldest inns, our original 1880’s Maine cottage architecture evokes the soothing tranquility of a bygone era — where the allure of a good book or a glass of wine enjoyed in a chair pointed toward the water never goes out of style.
The Breakwater Inn & Spa, voted a top hotel in New England by Conde Nast Traveler, blends the intimacy of a coastal bed and breakfast with all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Inn Rooms (stair access only) combine classic nautical elegance and water views with modern comfort. Spa Rooms (elevator available) overlook the Kennebunk River and offer easy access to the Breakwater Spa, a sanctuary designed to soothe the spirit. The spacious River Top Cottage features a deep soaking whirlpool and views of yachts and boats as they glide out to sea. And our onsite restaurant, Stripers Waterside Restaurant — lauded as one of the best dining experiences in Maine—is a favorite of our hotel guests and Kennebunkport residents alike.
Aspinquid Resort – on the tidal river – ogunquitbeach.com
57 Beach Street | Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | Ph. 207.646.7072
Located only 500 feet from Ogunquit’s famous white sand beach, the Aspinquid at Norseman Resort offers accommodations featuring 58 guest rooms with either 1 king bed, 2 double or 3 double beds. Most rooms have private balconies with spectacular views of the ocean, dunes, tidal river, our lovely grounds or Beach Street. Our Main Building and Lodge Building have either full or efficiency kitchens and the Summer Building houses unique loft units with 3 double beds to sleep up to 6 people.
We also have two weekly rental vacation homes, which sleep between 12 and 14 people. These unique homes are perfect for a family vacation, offering ample space and convenience. These homes are located on Beach St, and are just a short walk to Ogunquit Beach and Ogunquit Village. Guests in these units also have full use of the amenities at the Aspinquid.
Our amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, weight room and sauna.
Ideally situated, guests can park their vehicles upon arrival and walk to the beach, town or the Marginal Way. Trolley service is also available.
Norseman Resort – on the beach – ogunquitbeach.com
135 Beach Street | Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | Ph. 207.646.7024 Fax 646.0655
Norseman Inn is the only hotel located directly on Ogunquit Beach, Maine’s most beautiful three mile stretch of beach. The Norseman, a Maine landmark, blends comfortable lodging and a waterfront setting with all that Ogunquit Maine has to offer.
Guests of the Norseman are able to use the outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, exercise room and guest laundry facilities at the Aspinquid at Norseman Resort, which is located a short distance from the Norseman at 57 Beach Street. The pool is open Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend in October. Reserve ahead for tennis court time.
Seacastles Resort & Suites – in the village – ogunquitbeach.com
104 Shore Road | Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | Ph. 207.646.6055 Fax 646.7070
Seacastles Resort Inn and Suites is located on Shore Road right in the heart of great restaurants and shops and directly across from the entrance to the famed Marginal Way. All units have either a partial or full kitchen area, some units have a private deck, and some offer multiple sleeping areas. Amenities include indoor heated pool and hot tub, outdoor hot tub, and a social area with gas grills. Seacastles Resort Inn and Suites is a perfect place for larger groups or families!
Old Orchard Beach
Sea View Inn – seaviewgetaway.com
65 West Grand Avenue | Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064 | Ph. 207.934.4180 Fax: 934.5129
Welcome to the Sea View Inn, where sun meets sea and sand to create a vacation paradise for all.
After a long day of activity or sunning at the beach, splash and frolic in our large heated pool or enjoy barbecuing with gas grills on the poolside patio.
In addition to comfort and genuine New England hospitality, the Sea View is a short walk away from dining, shopping and entertainment. Located on West Grand Avenue, we are minutes from the pier and amusements.
Whether you are visiting us in the spring, summer, or fall, the Sea View promises everyday fun and relaxation as well as memorable experiences.
Offering suites, oceanfront and ocean side rooms just a step away from the Atlantic Ocean, the Sea View aims to meet the needs of those seeking family vacation time, a romantic getaway, or a place to rest during business travel. Our 48 rooms have air conditioning, cable tv, wifi, telephones, and many of them include kitchenette facilities.
Waves Oceanfront Resort | Viking Motor Inn | Horizon Motel – wavesoceanfront.com
87 West Grand Avenue | Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064 | Ph. 207.934.4949 Fax 934.5983
Welcome to the Waves Oceanfront Resort. We are located on Old Orchard Beach, Maine’s finest beach. We are a complex of several buildings, all of which are no more than 150 yards from the beach, many with nice ocean views. We are open from May through October. Although the summer season is the most popular season in Old Orchard Beach, the beauty of the coastal area is enchanting throughout the spring and the fall. Waves Oceanfront Resort is fun for families. Walk from your room onto the sand to swim, build sand castles, stroll in the surf looking for shells and rocks or just relax and enjoy the feel of the sun on your face while you enjoy the view. Our outdoor pool is a great place to take a dip. We are just a short walk from the Pier at Old Orchard Beach, which has restaurants, shopping and the only amusement park on the beach in Maine. We have spectacular sunrises in the morning over the water, followed by romantic moonrises in the evening. Come to the Waves Oceanfront Resort and experience Old Orchard Beach.
The Ocean House Hotel & Motel – theoceanhouse.com
71 West Grand Avenue | Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064 | Ph. 207.934.2847
The Ocean House Inn is also located directly on Old Orchard Beach and is the most recent acquisition for the company in Old Orchard Beach. The Ocean House has 5 buildings and a variety of room types depending on your budget and needs. Guests also have direct beach access, an outdoor pool, and use of the turn of the century parlors, sunroom, and verandas.
Don’t forget while you’re in Old Orchard Beach to stop at one our 2 gift shops located in Old Orchard- Beachology and Happynest!
Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort | Oxcart Lane Inn – wellsbeachmaine.com
393 Mile Road | PO Box 639 | Wells Beach, Maine 04090| Ph. 207.646.2831 | Fax 646.6770
Welcome to Wells Beach! Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort is in the heart of the Southern Maine Coast, directly on Wells Beach, one of the largest sandy beaches in Maine. Enjoy direct beach access, plus an indoor heated pool and hot tub, exercise room and more. We have a complex of nine different buildings, five of which sit right on the beach. Many of our rooms have private balconies with panoramic views of the ocean. Our resort is open year round, allowing you to enjoy the beach through every season. Although summer is certainly the most popular season in Maine, the beauty of this coastal area is enchanting throughout the year.
If you’re looking for something tasty or sweet, but don’t want to leave the beach? Look no further than Forbes Restaurant located right next to Wells Beach! In operation since 1915, Forbes, has become a go to for delicious fried seafood, lobster rolls, pizza, burgers including the famous “Scrambleburger”, and most importantly ice cream! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Forbes Restaurant is a must stop for anyone visiting Wells Beach.