Oceanfront hotels in Maine take full advantage of the beauty and recreational opportunities of the Atlantic Ocean. Many of Maine’s oceanfront hotels and resorts create a vibrant social scene amid bustling coastal towns like Kennebunkport, Old Orchard, the city of Portland or Bar Harbor, to name a few. These oceanfront hotels typically provide their own full service amenities like ocean view swimming pools, spa and even sea view dining, while being in close proximity, often just a short walk, to local restaurants, shops and boating excursions.
However, Maine also offers quieter, more tranquil oceanfront settings, like Ocean Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, for those who just want to enjoy the astounding splendor of the ocean in peace and solitude on their Maine vacation. You can sit in an Adirondack chair, listen to the sound of the waves caressing the shore and watch stunning sunrises and sunsets on the coast of Maine from these oceanfront vantage points. Many of these Maine hotels on the ocean offer stunning views of the Atlantic directly from your room or suite. Browse this directory to some of the top oceanfront hotels in Maine.
Named Yankee Magazine’s “Best Seaside Camping” and DownEast Magazine’s “Best Place to Picnic and Play” in 2014, the farm’s 626 acres and 4 miles of oceanfront offer an authentic Maine experience. Just 5 miles from L.L. Bean and 100+ outlet stores, this nonprofit organization offers 130 campsites and 3 oceanfront cottages. Demonstration barnyard and gardens, hiking trails, kayak and bicycle rentals, haywagon farm tours, ice cream & farm stands. Pet-friendly. Have kids? “Camp & Camp Program” pairs family camping with Farm Day Camp. Learn More
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn that has been featured on the Travel Channels "Great Country Inns" and as Country Living Magazines "Inn of the Month." Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Award winning ocean view dining with a bistro menu in 1637 plus dining and entertainment in our Ships Cellar Pub. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Complete conference facilities. Open year round. See website for last minute Internet Specials, Innkeeper and other packages. Free WiFi. Learn More
The Dockside is a special place, uniquely situated on a private peninsula overlooking York Harbor, providing panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Accommodations are in a classic “New England Cottage” and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. Dining at the Dockside is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering local seafood and a wide variety of other favorites. Beaches, history, outlet shopping, lighthouses, golf, fishing are all near by. The essence of Maine is truly captured here. Learn More
Oceanfront property offering stunning vistas with 32 guest rooms, suites, cottages and oceanfront cottages. 12-acre resort featuring two heated swimming pools, tennis court, an expansive Great Lawn and a waterfront deck with easy access to rocky Maine beach. 5 minutes from Camden's scenic downtown harbor, Glenmoor by the Sea provides guests a balance of relaxed privacy and engaging resort activities. All guestrooms have private baths, decks or balconies, flat screen TV's, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, air conditioning. Cont breakfast included. Learn More
Located directly on the Kennebunk River with beach, ocean and sunset views. This chic historic inn offers modern spa rooms with river views, cottages hanging over the river and more. One of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts of today. Full service spa complex to indulge in exclusive signature spa treatments. Guests delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. Learn More
Twelve miles and 20 minutes from Portland enjoy all the comforts of home in our quiet, privately owned Sea Cliff House Motel, where the ocean is your front yard and the seven-mile-long beach awaits you. Two-room kitchenette efficiencies or ocean front motel rooms. Heated seasonal pool, year round hot tub, lounge chairs, comfortable lawn furniture, a canopied gas grill area, outdoor shower. The nostalgic Old Orchard Beach Pier is only a 10-minute walk. Go to our web site to see our all new oceanfront Grand Suite. Learn More
Oceanfront Inn directly on Kennebunk Beach. Walk to Kennebunkport's Famous Dock Square shops and restaurants. Sea kayaking, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Hot Tub. Bicycles. Oceanfront Rooms. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in the Inn. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport's premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. Learn More
The Union Bluff Hotel has been keeping a watchful eye over the shores of Short Sands Beach since 1868. Back then our guests arrived with their trunks packed for a month-long stay and men and women dressed in “bathing costumes”. Styles have changed but not the splendor or personal service that keeps generation after generation coming back to the Union Bluff Hotel. Learn More
The sea's spectacular beauty is our focal point. Located in the heart of Ogunquit, everything you could want in a complete vacation resort. Beautifully decorated rooms opening onto unforgettable views of the ocean are only the beginning. All rooms are smoke free & offer a small refrigerator. Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, whirlpool and an ocean-front, poolside cafe and bar. Free high speed wireless Internet. Several rooms feature a fireplace! Learn More
Make your own adventure and create lasting memories at Linkein Bay Resort. Join us on 20-acres of oceanfront property featuring new and newly renovated camp-style cabins and lodges. Enjoy our heated oceanfront pool, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, sailing (with or without instruction), tennis, basketball and fishing. Three meals served daily during all-inclusive season. Join us at the Deck Bar & Grill overlooking panoramic views of the bay, islands, and ocean. Dock & Dine with us; we monitor Ch. 09. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Directly on the water in Wells Beach. An ideal beachfront location between Portland and Portsmouth, the Atlantic Oceanfront Motel is a welcome sight to travelers seeking the flavor and excitement of a Maine vacation. Offering a variety of rooms to make your vacation special. Choose from rooms with king, queen, or double beds. For extra comfort we offer one-room luxury studio suites with two double beds, or king, with queen size convertible sofas and microwave ovens. An ocean view with every room. Learn More
Tucked away on 450 acres of Maine's Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities for the whole family - perfect for a Pure Maine family reunion or destination wedding. Enjoy a getaway full of kayaking, golf, swimming, spa services, traditional Maine lobster bakes & more. Pet friendly options available. Experience Pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. Sebasco Harbor Resort - Pure Maine! Learn More
The Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Resort specializes in unforgettable Maine vacations. Explore the coastline on a majestic schooner. Play golf at luxurious Boothbay Harbor Country Club. Walk across the historic footbridge to local shops. Our convenient location invites endless opportunities to enjoy our coastal Boothbay Harbor Maine resort. Our Oceanside Resort features Coastal Prime. Coastal Prime has an inspired menu with locally sourced fresh seafood daily and seaside dining at its best. Learn More
Enjoy luxury accommodations in a historic Sea Captain’s home. Step back in time and enjoy one of our nine guest rooms as if you were a guest of Captain Nickels himself. Upgrade your stay with one of our suites, both offer stunning views from their decks of our six-acre lawn and Penobscot Bay. Awaken to the smell of our chef’s choice breakfast served each morning in our dining room or solarium. Unwind from a whirlwind day of exploring Maine’s MidCoast in one of our two parlors. Take a stroll to the water and enjoy classic Adirondack chairs on the bay’s edge. Learn More
A short 10 minute walk from town directly on the Ogunquit River, offering spacious rooms, suites, cottages, motel rooms and apartments. Most rooms offer Kitchenettes. Just .5 miles to Footbridge Beach and 1 mi to Ogunquit Beach. Half mile to village shops and dining. Offering direct access to the Ogunquit River with our own private dock. Kayaks and Bikes to borrow. Private tennis court, kid friendly with a playground and BBQ picnic area. Plus indoor and outdoor pools with hot tubs. Free WiFi and Breakfast. Learn More
Located on Middle Beach in Kennebunk, The Beach House Inn is a charming B & B styled Inn with all the amenities of a small hotel. Elevator access to all levels, with AC, TV in each room. Charming large lobby with stone fireplace and wraparound oceanfront porch. Breakfast room is perfect for enjoying a leisurely start to the day with a Full Continental Breakfast Buffet. Afternoon tea served daily, cheese and port in the evening. Open April to December. Learn More
Whether you prefer the B&B vibe of our classic rooms and suites, or you want a romantic island getaway in your own seaside cottage, our accommodations are everything you expect from a coastal Maine inn with history and charm. Newagen Seaside Inn is nestled on 20 acres of pristine oceanfront property, at the tip of Southport Island. Minutes from Boothbay Harbor, but far from the noise and crowds. Room rates include breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities, including pool and vintage game room. Restaurant and bar on property. Open May through October. Learn More
An Oceanview Bed and Breakfast on the 1.7-mile pathway called the Marginal Way. Eight beautifully appointed bedrooms with private baths for your comfort. Full Breakfast on our Oceanview wrap-around porch or in our formal dining room off season. Beautiful grounds to stroll and relax in. Third floor Lookout room with panoramic ocean views. Easy walk to everything Ogunquit has to offer. Non-Smoking. Open Year Round. Learn More
Experience the vacation of a lifetime with our selection of the finest cottages in the Boothbay Harbor Region. Come stay at our 5 star cottages and get all the exclusive membership benefits at Boothbay Harbor Country Club and discounted green fees. Enjoy the new Wellness Center and its fitness room, tennis courts, pickleball courts, heated salt water pool, hot tub and poolside bar. Embark on a private coastal tour on one of our boats – See historic lighthouses, seals, puffins or simply explore our quaint harbors and beautiful coastline. Learn More
Just minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor, Smuggler’s Cove Inn is a classic Maine waterfront retreat. Come play, swim, relax, and make new memories with family and friends. Enjoy ocean views of Linekin Bay from almost every accommodation and experience a stunning sunset from your semi-private balcony. Take full advantage of the sandy beach, heated swimming pool, kayaks, paddle boards, row boats, and fire pit on property. Join us for lunch, dinner, and happy hour at 727 Ocean Sunset Bar overlooking panoramic views of Linekin Bay – indoor and outdoor seating available. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Rate includes continental breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Spectacular Ocean views and peaceful setting in the heart of Ogunquit, just across the Beach, Deluxe Colonial-Style Inn/Motel and home Suite, AAA 2 Diamond, Spring and Fall packages, fully equipped rooms, most of them with balcony, 8 units with kitchenette, expanded continental breakfast with Ocean view, Outside heated pool, free WiFi, close to different restaurants, shops, Marginal Way foot path, Perkins Cove marina, Ogunquit Playhouse, and much more. Learn More
Ocean Point will take you back to the golden era of summers spent on the rockbound coast of Maine. This has been called "paradise on the coast of Maine." The majority of guest rooms enjoy direct ocean views. Many rooms with decks offering stunning sunsets. All accommodations have private bath, mini-fridge, cable TV and AC/heat. Some with gas fireplaces. Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Free WiFi. Learn More
Nestled on one of southern Maine’s most dearly loved stretches of coastline the superb seaside location of our Hotel, guarantees that relaxation begins the moment you arrive. Leave your car and stroll to the quaint shops, restaurants, and amusements... or simply walk across the road and stick your toes into the sand, sit on the beach, and take in the surf. Choose from ocean and pool view guest rooms to spacious suites. Learn More
Beautiful waterfront destination in the heart of Boothbay Harbor. The Tugboat Inn offers 64 rooms and suites facing the water, in five different buildings. All rooms feature king or queen size beds, private bath, personal amenities, AC, cable TV and in-room coffee machine. On site full service restaurant, the Marina Lounge and Cafe offer panoramic views of the harbor, fresh seafood and classic Maine favorites. Weekend and seasonal live entertainment. Sheltered Marina provides safe docking for all types of boats. Learn More
Time will slow at our ocean front inn as you stroll manicured lawns and garden trails of our 23 hillside acres overlooking Penobscot Bay. Impeccable AAA 3-Diamond rated. Each room with its own distinctive decor, amenities and private balcony or deck with stunning views of the bay. Large lobby with fireplaces and cozy seating area, heated outdoor pool, AC, refrigerators, cable TV. Binoculars, hair dryer, iron and board in every room, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local phone calls. King-size beds (with quilts). Some adjoining rooms. Learn More
Oceanfront lodging on 23 hillside acres, overlooking Penobscot Bay. Watch the schooners from your balcony, enjoy our crystal-clear, heated ocean view pool, picnic in privacy at the water's edge or relax in your impeccable room. Each AAA rated 3 Diamond room with its own distinctive decor, comfortable amenities, famous ocean view from your large private deck or patio with chairs. Among other amenities: Binoculars in every room, along with hair dryer, iron and board, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local calls and WiFi. Learn More
We are committed to providing a warm and welcoming escape for our guests with amenities that will make your stay comfortable while following green lodging best practices to ensure that we do our part to preserve the natural beauty of Maine for future generations to enjoy. We welcome guests and pets looking for a peaceful retreat on the edge of the Maine coast. Every room is appointed with luxurious sheets, towels, and robes. All water facing guest rooms have a unique view of Clark Island and the Atlantic Ocean’s dramatic tide. Learn More
For Your Perfect Family Vacation. Located in the beautiful resort town of Old Orchard Beach. Choose your accommodations, our Inn on the beach (with Continental breakfast), our motel units, or one of our two bedroom cottages (also on the beach). An outdoor heated pool, gas grills, and private grounds for you and your family to enjoy. We are a short walk to the Pier and boardwalk, amusements, restaurants, and convenient to other activities. Learn More
Beautifully situated on ten oceanfront acres in the heart of Coastal Maine, with breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay. One and two-bedroom cottages and an air-conditioned motel are available for your enjoyment. All have a large seaside deck, private baths, color cable TV, and phones with dataport. The gradual slope of our large beach allows for easy entry into the sea. Horseshoes, shuffleboard, ping pong, volleyball and video arcade available. Major Maine attractions close by. Learn More
More About Maine Hotels On The Ocean
Imagine waking up to the sunrise from your oceanfront hotel room or beholding the stunning beauty of the Atlantic Ocean from your balcony. With a coastline longer than the state of California and a great contender for the most beautiful coastal scenery on the East Coast, Maine is home to many oceanfront hotels. Between the Southern Maine Coast, Casco Bay Region, Mid Coast and Downeast, your oceanfront view and coastal experience will vary from region to region offering many options for a coastal Maine vacation.
The Southern Maine Coast contains the most beaches and bustling towns in the state, though those coming from big cities like nearby Boston, won’t think that is the case. There’s no doubt you’ve entered the realm of small towns and a more relaxed lifestyle when crossing the border to Southern Maine, that’s why Maine is nicknamed Vacationland. Vacationers seeking an oceanfront lodging are seeking the unique and hospitable culture of the Southern Maine Coast.
Southern Maine’s Coast features the greatest expanse of sandy beachfront, thus a prime area for visitors looking for oceanfront hotels on the beach. From York to Old Orchard Beach, residents and vacationers alike walk the beaches all year round. There is shopping with the outstanding variety from interesting boutiques to antique shops and Maine crafts. If staying at an oceanfront hotel property isn’t enough sea stimulation for you, you can embark on a coastal boat tours or sailing cruise from Maine’s popular harbor towns.
As visitors of Maine are exploring further up north to the Mid Coast, the landscape changes, more rocky coastline and dramatic coves dot the Atlantic shore. Towns including Boothbay Harbor, the city of Rockland, Rockport and Camden attract summer tourists and year round vacationers looking to experience the more casual and peaceful tempo staying at an oceanfront hotel or resort.
The coastline in this region has pretty seaside villages in protected harbors, and jutting peninsulas. Maine’s mid coast is abundant with island lodging and exploration, making this a more interesting area for coastal exploration as well as more of a variety of views from your oceanfront lodge.
Oceanfront lodges and hotels in the Downeast region can provide some of the most stunning and memorable views on the entire East Coast with thanks to Mount Desert Island. In Bar Harbor, visitors can find oceanfront lodges overlooking the harbor, or find more remote oceanfront cottages with views of Acadia’s Schoodic Point Peninsula.
Indeed, there is certainly a difference between coastal lodges and oceanfront hotels and resorts. While you may think a coastal resort is right on the coast, the lodge may be located a few miles away from the ocean.
Be sure to search oceanfront lodges and confirm the exact location of the hotel when looking for lodging on the oceanfront in Maine for your vacation stay. Often, you may find resorts with multiple properties with oceanfront cottages while the condominiums are located across the street, for example. Enjoy Maine, the way life should be, oceanfront.