| Questions and Answers (Q&A)•
Quite frankly, I can’t blame anybody that fears reserving a place that they have never seen online. What we have tried to do online is create an accurate image of our facilities. Most guests say that our on line pictures and descriptions do not do our resort justice. We are OK with that. We would much rather our guests be pleasantly surprised!
With this in mind, we have created a list of the most common questions, and honest answers.
There are tons of places to stay in Ogunquit – why should I stay at The Admiral’s Inn?
This is my favorite question. Let me tell you what we are: We are a clean, very well located friendly place where our ultimate goal is to make your experience at The Admiral’s Inn totally awesome. If you have attitude and are looking for the Ritz, or if you cannot accept a diverse clientele, The Admiral’s Inn may not be your place. If you are looking for a romantic getaway or a place where you can hang out with other guests by the one of the two heated pools, fire pit, or lounge, we are your place. Come see why one guest wrote “A week at The Admiral’s Inn is like a year of therapy!”
Is your property a hotel or a Inn?
Both. We have two Inns on the property. The original Admiral's Inn is a renovated 17 room Bed and Breakfast and lounge. In May 2008, we also added a 21 room Inn, formerly called the White Rose Inn on our nearly 3 acre property. We also have a new hotel which has large rooms with either king beds or 2 queen beds. All buildings share the many amenities the property has to offer.
How far a walk is it to the beach? Clubs? Restaurants?
It takes me about 3-5 minutes to walk to the village center, and about another 3-5 minutes to walk to the beach. We are the 6th house south of the center of town. We are 500 yards to the center of that funny intersection in the town center. The clubs are all located in the center, so they are only 3-5 minute walk away. Restaurants are anywhere from a 2 minute walk to a 15 minute walk. Notice how I say “walk” to everything? In the summer, you do not want to have to get into your car. The traffic here is awful in the summer!
What are the rooms really like?
There are really three types of rooms. The hotel rooms are large (350 ft ² ) rooms with nice granite countertops, coffee makers, flat screen TVs, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, and “wicked” comfy beds with tons of pillows. It is what you would expect in a higher end hotel.
The Bed and Breakfast/Inn has rooms with either a king or queen sized beds and are typical of a newly renovated B&B. The beds are all new, and the furniture is mostly antiques. We don’t have a lot of fluffy curtains, and rooms overstuffed with furniture. The rooms are smaller, clean, and colorful. Most have separate entrances to outside.
The last type of rooms are in new suites (the old White Rose Inn). The rooms are still considered part of the inn, but are larger suites, with some having kitchenettes, jacuzzis and fireplaces in the rooms.
What is there to do in Ogunquit and the area?
Simple: a lot and not a lot. It really depends on you. Ogunquit is a quaint village with a lot of community-based activities. The world-renowned Ogunquit Playhouse is right down the street as are the Booth Theatre and Ogunquit Performing Arts. Ogunquit boasts a beautiful beach, a peaceful Marginal Way ocean walk, and the working fishing village of Perkins Cove. While Ogunquit is known for its natural beauty, the local shopping and restaurants are Ogunquit’s second wonder. For those of you seeking a more lively vacation, there are 4 clubs within walking distance of the inn.
Still not enough? Maine’s largest city, Portland, is only 35 miles North of Ogunquit and boasts an active “ Old Port” and lots of sight seeing. Portsmouth, NH is only 11 miles south of Ogunquit and has a great historic district. Even closer, the factory outlet malls of Kittery, Maine are only 10 miles to our South. York Beach has lots to do for the kiddies and adults alike, and it is only 4 miles to our South.
For you outdoor enthusiasts - There are 3 golf courses in the area (Cape Neddick Country Club, Ledges Golf Club, Outlook, and Sanford Country Club), and there are places to rent Kayaks for both fresh water and salt water kayaking. Hiking or biking upMount Agamenticus, only 7 miles from the inn, is a must.
Do you offer any discounts and/or specials?
Why yes we do. All specials that are being offered are located on our “Internet Specials” page.
Do guests get breakfast? What does breakfast consist of?
NEW: Memorial Day through Columbus Day the Admiral's Inn is now serving breakfast with discounts to our guests! Off season while we do not offer a full breakfast, we do offer coffee, tea, juices, and muffins in the morning to all of our guests.
Are you open year-round?
Yes, we are open 12 months a year!
What times are the lounge and restaurant open? Where is it located?
The lounge is located in the main inn. It is not located near or below any rooms. It is a friendly lounge where guests and non-guests mingle, watch TV, or play games. So many places now-a-days do not have common areas for their guests. We wanted to make sure the lounge and dining room areas are available to guests to hang out, read, or whatever. On most Friday and Saturday nights there is a small crowd.
The lounge hours are posted on the lounge door. The lounge hours vary in off season.
Can I get more information about having a wedding or party at the inn?
We can email you a specially prepared wedding/special event package.
When do I need to make a reservation?
Off season, you are usually safe to make a reservation only a week or two or even a day or two in advance. But, we start filling up for summer in the Spring. We are at pretty close to 100% occupancy in the summer, so try to make your reservations as early as possible if you are reserving for the summer. There are always last minute cancellations, so even if you are a procrastinator, give us a call. If we don’t have availability, most likely we will know a place that will.
If I were to mapquest your location, what is the exact street address?
The Admiral’s Inn
95 Main Street
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
Is parking available and is it free? (Most New Yorkers ask this question!)
Parking is available right on the property and it is free. We permit one vehicle per room rented. Additional vehicles may be permitted to park at an additional charge.
Are children permitted to stay in the inn?
Children are more than welcome to stay in the hotel. For the enjoyment of all, the Bed and Breakfast buildings are reserved for adults. (This may be waived if a group reserves the entire building.) For the comfort of all of our guests, while we do have a children-friendly heated pool, we do have a 'children-free' heated pool as well. Sounds like we are not kid-friendly? You're wrong. We have two kids ourselves, but understand even parents want some kid-free time.
Can you tell me your pet policy?
We are no longer a pet friendly facility.
Are there any other charges like local taxes, resort fees, or the like?
No. Your room rate is simply the rate plus 7% Maine Sales Tax.
What is your cancellation policy?
Why do we charge a cancellation fee? I don’t think most guests understand, we don’t make anything off our cancellation policy. When you make a reservation, we block the room for you. That means other people cannot book that room. When you cancel, we can immediately make the room available, but we will never be able to tell how many guests we turned away because the room was reserved. The earlier you cancel the greater chance we are to re-rent the room.
Most of the cancellation fee goes to the credit card fees. If you do cancel more than 2 weeks out, we have to pay for the credit card charges for both the initial charge and also for the credit (which is at a higher rate). Cancellation fees enables us to offer a guest an incentive to stay an extra night so that you can be reimbursed. We also often lose out on long term rental because of a one night reservation. If that one night reservation cancels, we are often out more than just the deposit. The $25 makes it fair to everybody.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to arrival are guaranteed a refund less a $25 cancellation fee per room. If less than 2 weeks notice is given, the entire reservation, less cancellation fee, will be refunded only if the room is re-rented. Cancellations must be confirmed by The Admiral's Inn. "No Shows" will be charged for the entire reserved stay. There are no refunds for early departure.