The Lodge at the Cove
What We Love
- Daily light breakfast (fresh baked pastries and tea or coffee) is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Quiet location on a tidal cove within walking distance of the beach and Dock Square shops
- Family-friendly, with a variety of distractions available on-site
- Renovated with locally commissioned furnishings and artwork in 2013
What To Know
- Motor lodge layout, with privacy curtains on the porch; children aren't permitted in second-floor rooms
- Free WiFi and iPod docks
- The restaurant and bar are seasonal and open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day
- A $15 per night resort fee will be collected on property
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
This former motel underwent a full-scale renovation in 2013, blending a contemporary New England vibe with a family-friendly ‘tude. Thirty bright retro-chic rooms, accented with works by local artists and artisans, are spread out among three white clapboard buildings. Inside, each building features a different color palette and a unique decorative style, but all are grouped around the main lodge, which houses a tiki bar restaurant and the entrance to the hotel’s clifftop outdoor pool.
Bed and Bath
Original works by a local artist adorn the walls; cheery printed Dash & Albert rugs accent the floors. Furnishings include rope tables made by a local lobsterman and beds with handcrafted headboards and Serta Presidential Suite pillowtop mattresses. Each room has a flat-screen TV, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and a vanity area with coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. Privacy curtains separate rooms on the shared outdoor porch for a semiprivate effect.
If you’re in need of distraction, the main lodge has newspapers, magazines, books and games, and alfresco play options include beach bikes and an outdoor heated pool. The beachy tiki bar serves light fare and Friday poolside happy hour with acoustic reggae.
In the Area
Grab free beach passes, towels and chairs and head for the beach. At the Seashore Trolley Museum, view more than 250 transit vehicles and ride a restored streetcar on a 3.5-mile loop through the woods. Seek finbacks, humpbacks, minkes and perhaps even the rare blue or endangered white whale aboard the 87-foot Nick’s Chance. Learn how to catch a wave with a lesson from the pros at Aquaholics Surf Shop. Hunt for treasure in the antiques shops lining Route 1 from Kittery to Scarborough.
How to Get There
We stayed here for the second time in July this year.we cannot fought it. The accommodation, pool, bar and setting was beautiful. the staff were very friendly and helpful. Location was perfect for us to walk into town (our daughter used the bike). Bar food was good too. Loads for the children and adults to play together which was lovely. Real family time!
The one thing that would make the holiday even better than it was is a coin laundry machine. This is a family resort and it would help a lot for people staying a few days or more.
This review is long overdue! We stayed at The Lodge on the Cove in May for Mother's Day weekend and we had an amazing stay! The staff was very friendly, especially Rachel who just went above and beyond to help us in any way possible. She was so friendly and always made sure that we had everything we needed at all times! One night we could not figure out our tv/dvd player and even though the office was closed she went out of her way to make sure it was working for us. She really is such an asset to this property and we were very lucky to have her! The other thing that stood out to me was the cleanliness of the property! We stayed with our 1 and a half year old and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the room was immaculate! It was such a relief when you are traveling with a baby who will get his hands on anything around him! The bathroom was spotless and housekeeping did a great job making sure we had anything we needed. The property is close to town, although with the baby and the fact that it was on the cooler side in May we did drive to town. The property was very well-maintained and we regret that we did not stay in the summer so we could take full advantage of all the amenities! We hope to go back when it is a little warmer!
We had a great 2 night stay. Staff was extremely friendly, accommodations were great, good drinks at the Dory and the pool was refreshing. While we didn’t have our kids with us, it is very welcoming to families. The pool, fire pit with s’mores, corn hole, ping pong table, etc. The Dory has cocktails and serves food. We walked to town day/night and had no issues. Our room had refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and nice little front porch. Would happily stay again.