Maine is known for its unparalleled natural beauty, including the long rocky
coastline, sandy beaches, rolling waves, and bays dotted with sailboats and
lighthouses. Along the
Atlantic Ocean, travelers will find an extensive variety of hotels where they
can anchor while exploring this beautiful place. Maine beach hotels specialize
in extending hospitality, many in all seasons.
When looking for oceanfront lodging in Maine, many travelers look to the southern
coast. Perched between Boston
and Portland, this region is
home to Kennebunkport, the
York beaches, Ogunquit,
and Old Orchard Beach.
More than 30 miles of sandy beaches beckon vacationers to get outside and enjoy
time swimming, surfing, and soaking up the sun. And with a wide variety of beach
hotels in Maine within walking distance of the beach, travelers can relax without
worrying about a long drive at the end of the day.
The Maine beach hotels found along the southern coast aren't the high rises found in many other places along the sea. These distinctive lodging providers may not have familiar names, but that doesn't mean that travelers won't find top-notch service. Many of these hotels are family run, and several have been welcoming vacationers for generations.
Old Orchard Beach has been a big draw for families for more than two centuries. With a wide stretch of beach, perfect for building sandcastles, a classic amusement park, saltwater taffy, and so much more, this seaside town is a fine place to enjoy a vacation. Options for oceanfront lodging in Maine are plentiful in this town. The Grand Beach Inn offers direct access to the white sands of Old Orchard Beach. Some of the rooms offer private patios, while others are well equipped with kitchenettes or even full kitchens.
Travelers also can make reservations at beach hotels in Maine when they visit Wells. This historic town is a favorite place for outdoor recreation, antiquing, and trolley tours. Its lodging providers range from campgrounds to Maine beach resorts; its hotels offer hundreds of rooms where travelers can relax and enjoy the views and amenities offered.
One of the beach hotels in Maine found in Wells, Village by the Sea, pictured above, specializes in suites. Guests staying on the eleven-acre resort with amenities fit for a king, including an indoor heated pool, an outdoor pool, gas grills, a fitness center, game room, and patios. Located in the center of town, the hotel is within walking distance of the beaches, restaurants, and shops in and around Wells.
Maine beach hotels aren't limited to the 30 miles between Kittery and Old Orchard Beach. The Mid Coast region up to Aroostook County and the Canadian border all feature interesting coastlines and distinctive hotels.
The Hotel Pemaquid in New Harbor features spectacular views of the ocean and the surrounding bluffs. Just 150 yards from rugged coast and lighthouse, this provider of oceanfront lodging in Maine is a relaxing place to soak in the classic scenery. This hotel, once a farmhouse, has been welcoming guests since the 1880s. Every morning, guests gather on the sun porch for coffee and many remark that they feel like they've taken a step back in time.
In Boothbay Harbor, the Smugglers Cove Inn is home to a variety of guestrooms to suit all budgets as well as oceanfront pool and a restaurant serving a free continental breakfast. Many vacationers use the inn as a base for exploring the coast's museums, cruises, and art galleries.