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Ocean Gate Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed at the Ocean Gate in early August 2013 and had an excellent visit. Like other reviews claim, it is a short drive into downtown Boothbay Harbor which is convenient. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the fact that we were not in the middle of Boothbay and got a chance to enjoy a more "nature-centric" experience in Maine (while still having immediate access to Boothbay).

We stayed in the Pine View (we had our dog with us) and the room was fine - nothing extravagant but spacious and well kept. My parents stayed in another building and had a beautiful deck that had a great view of the water.

The pool and hot tub are a bonus and the grounds were beautifully maintained, adorned with flowers. The breakfast was only so-so but did the trick and was certainly plentiful. I also used the gym which (again) was nothing too extravagant but did the trick.

Service was excellent on all fronts - helpful, courteous and down-to-earth folks.

Overall - we enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Pine View rooms are dog friendly
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Staying at Oceangate was great! We loved the view, service and the breakfast was very good. We enjoyed the hot tub and pool and the kids played basketball daily and went out kyaking with Dad. They also had miniature golf, tennis, and ping pong. While on the dock money accidently came out of my pocket into the floorboard of the dock and Cheryl and especially Daria went above and beyond to retrieve it. Thanks

  • Stayed: August 2013
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OceanGate, General Manager at Ocean Gate Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2013

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay. Cheryl and Darja were both quite proud of their accomplishment in helping you to retrieve your money that had fallen between the slats in the dock!

We look forward to having you back!

Frank

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Beautifully updated room in Cedar building with great view overlooking inlet. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Manager present every morning at breakfast. Kayaking right off dock was fun. I would definitely return.

Room Tip: Ask for an remodeled room!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The staff was friendly, the grounds were beautiful, exactly what you would want for a Maine weekend trip. The included breakfast each morning is absolutely fantastic, you won't leave hungry. Perfect short drive to get to downtown Boothbay.

The only weaknesses: The basketball court/tennis court need a little TLC and we stayed in the Pine View building and I swear, the walls are paper thin. We could hear EVERYTHING going on around us which was very awkward. That is my only real complaint but if you can avoid that building, which is also the cheapest rooms they offer, then you should be fine.

Room Tip: Avoid the Pine View building unless you want to listen to your neighbors 24/7
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

this is a great place to stay, clean, quiet & reasonable. Lots to do for kids, kayaking, swimming, basketball, rec room, pool, etc. Breakfast is included with several choices.Only a short drive to Booth Bay Harbor, with restaurants galore, and every kind of shop you can think of.. .Robinson's (go early) is excellent for twin lobsters.
Would return again

Room Tip: second floor facing water with excellent views of boats and harbor
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Additional Information about Ocean Gate Resort

Address: 70 Ocean Gate Rd, Southport Island, Southport, ME 04576-3053
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Southport
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Southport
Price Range: $194 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Gate Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean Gate Resort is a 45-acre oceanfront resort surrounded on 3 sides by tidal inlet and less than 3 miles from Boothbay Harbor. The nine buildings are nestled among the majestic pines and perched on the rocky coast line of Maine. All rooms include a full breakfast, refrigerator, coffee maker, A/C, cable TV. On-site free amenities include a heated pool, canoes, kayaks, fitness room, mini-golf course, tennis and basketball court, playground, and stocked fishing pond. ... more   less 
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