Cliff House Maine
What We Love
- The resort is open year round (unusual in this part of Maine)
- The plethora of outdoor activities for every season: fishing, lobstering, beachfront snowshoeing, sea kayaking, and cross-country skiing are just a few
- Checking out panoramic ocean views from the walls of windows in the lounge, restaurant and lobby
What To Know
- There’s an 18-hole golf course adjacent to the property
- In addition to the gym, there are group yoga classes and outdoor group runs two mornings a week
- Some rooms are pet-friendly
- Valet parking is available for a fee per night while self-parking is free
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Visitors to southern Maine might be surprised at the lack of fishing nets and lobster pots at the Cliff House, which is part of a growing trend of freshly styled Maine hotels. The look owes something to the Scandinavian design revolution, with its white paint, wooden floors, and clean lines, but it still nods at its nautical history with stainless steel portholes in the rooms (they’re purely aesthetic, so don’t try to open them). The hotel’s most gorgeous asset is its view—set atop Bald Head Cliff, the ocean offers something spectacular to look at even in the winter, when guests won’t be sunbathing on the sandy Ogunquit beach, just a few minutes from the hotel. The outdoor seating areas, including a fire pit, have been carefully arranged to take maximum advantage of the scenery. The decision to keep the hotel open year-round means that there are plenty of non-beach activities as well, including a sumptuous spa, a heated indoor pool, or the opportunity to simply parking yourself in front of a fireplace, or the floor-to-ceiling windows, with a locally brewed Wiggly Bridge bourbon in hand.
In the Area
While it’s just an hour’s drive to Boston and even less to Portland, most visitors will want to stick in the nearby environs and enjoy the outdoor activities and offerings of the two small towns that are easily reached from Cliff House: Ogunquit is a couple of miles to the north; York about six to the south. Both have good beaches, plenty of restaurants and collections of local shops. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Preserve is just a few minutes away, and the resort offers bird-watching kits and guides for interested guests. In York, the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School offers popular cooking classes that make a good winter activity—especially when it’s too chilly for visits to the charming and historic Nubble Lighthouse.
How to Get There
Very nice hotel! View is gorgeous. Service was good. No one exceeded my expectations though. Our checkin was delayed due to hotel issue alleging our credit card was declined. Charge had never been put through
Stunning views, great service and very friendly staff that go out of their way to acknowledge you and see to your need. The food was excellent - from the fancier Tiller dinner venue to the Nubb's lobster shack. The spa was hands down the best venue I have been at.
We have stayed at The Cliff House 5 other times in the last year. We live less than an hour away so the trip is easy. We continue to find new things to do and the service gets better even as the hotel is busier. The rooms are very stylish, clean and new. The staff are friendly and will research any request if they do not immediately know the answer. This is not the least expensive place to stay, but the price/value is there for us every time. if you stay in the winter and watch a storm through the big windows at The Tiller restaurant, or come in the summer and sit by the pool and watch the waves, it's always a good season to be at The Cliff House.
Gorgeous accomodations, clean, spacious, nice showers. Beautiful view! Accomodating staff and options to stay on property or go into town. Great to have coffee readily available at the stations as well. Only complaint is that there are only steamer, no irons.
This is a majestic property. Breathtaking views with upscale suites. Why the hotel would advertise a Ledges suite with balcony and then try to substitute it with a "Patio" with basically no view but people walking the paths is a head scratcher. If you pay for a view of the walking path then price it that way, however, if you are paying top dollar then the view should be of the rock ledges with waves crashing over the rocks. We refused to "settle" and the front desk was willing to assign us to a more appropriate room.
This was our only problem. The staff is extremely friendly, courteous and willing to help with whatever you need. The restaurants and bars are well staffed and the food is delicious. Outdoor fire pits are a great way to end the night.
Can't wait to return to be able to wake up to the sound of the ocean just feet from your door.