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If New England had an official gayborhood, it would be the wonderful little seaside colony of Ogunquit. The internationally-known gay city resembles a watercolor painting and a picturesque LGBTQ+ escape. Perfectly sandy beaches stretch out as far as the eye can see, and the azure waters of the Atlantic are perfect for swimming. Undoubtedly, Ogunquit is LGBTQ Maine’s crown jewel and a gorgeous setting for a gloriously quaint American seaside holiday. Moreover, gay hotels in Ogunquit Maine, are equally captivating in the form of lovely B&Bs, accommodation, guesthouses, and other lodgings. What better way to truly enjoy a laidback beachside sojourn?
Tiny Ogunquit is merely four square miles but radiates oodles of charm from every tiny facet. The town is mainly made up of Perkins Cove and the Village. The former is home to restaurants, bars, and shops that travelers will love exploring. However, it’s The Village with its picture-perfect LGBT-friendly hotels, B&Bs, and accommodation that you’ll lose your heart to. It’s also Ogunquit’s remarkable posse of gay bars and clubs. Ogunquit’s daylife is equally impressive as its nightlife. The historic and utterly gorgeous Marginal Way is the ideal setting for a romantic walk. Plus, the pristine Ogunquit beach is as queer-friendly as the Best Gay Beaches in the World.
For LGBTQ travelers to New England, Ogunquit, which means ‘Beautiful Place by the Sea,’ could be the next unforgettable gay beach getaway. If that’s what you’re aiming for, check out our list of the Best Oceanfront Hotels in Ogunquit next.
Table of contents
- Betty Doon Motor Hotel
- InnSeason Resorts The Falls at Ogunquit
- Admiral’s Inn
- Beachmere Inn
- Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort
- Trellis House
- Moon Over Maine B&B
- Abalonia Inn
- 2 Village Square
- Black Boar Inn
- Gazebo Inn
- B3 Bourne B&B
- Nellie Littlefield Inn & Spa
- Just So You Know:
Before we reveal our Top 11 Gay Hotels in Ogunquit Maine, check out some of these accommodations that almost made it to the list!
Betty Doon Motor Hotel
Planning a road trip to Ogunquit? Or do you prefer renting a car to explore the town? In that case, choosing a motel as your gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit Maine is the right idea. Betty Doon Motor Hotel is one of the most popular in the area. Free parking is available for all guests. Leave your car there and walk to the beach less than 5 minutes away.
What we love about this motel is the warm welcome you’ll get. After all, friendliness is one of the things this hotel stands by. The other thing is cleanliness. Both Betty’s and Doon’s apartments’ units (which are seven bed&breakfast rooms) are clean and designed for your comfort. It’s a standard they have been keeping for over 100 years!
All LGBTQ+ travelers, from those who like to hang out with friends or quietly read a book with a cup of tea, will love this motel’s homey vibe. Each room has its own colors, from the beddings all the way to the wall. Some rooms have a private balcony where you can enjoy the seating area and soak up the sun.
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InnSeason Resorts The Falls at Ogunquit
InnSeason Resorts The Falls offers rooms that feel so comfortable you forget you’re far from your actual home. Select units have a fireplace and cozy seating area; the dining area is – separated – in the kitchen area. It’s more than just a room you’d expect from gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit Maine.
Though the beach is less than 10 minutes away on foot, we recommend staying at the hotel’s indoor pool. The wooden walls surrounding the pool, plus the room’s decoration, make this area stand out from the rest. If only it were heated, the hotel would’ve made it to our list of Best Hotels with an Indoor Pool in Ogunquit.
Bring your partner and celebrate your coming-out days at Angelina’s Ristorante & Wine. It’s right next to the hotel. But if you prefer a more private setting, ask the hotel about renting the outdoor BBQ grills.
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A former stagecoach stop on the old Boston Post Road, the LGBT-friendly Admiral’s Inn is one of the oldest B&Bs in Ogunquit. Today, it’s a first-class seaside resort in Southern Maine and is a queer commune of sorts. The lodging lies right opposite the Ogunquit Heritage Museum. And it is a five-minute walk away from the lively town center. Even better, it’s right down the road from the largest queer club in Northern New England, Maine Street.
The two heated swimming pools at Admiral’s Inn are a blessing with Maine’s ever-changing weather. While one is for families, the other is adults-only, making it perfect for swimming with your partner. A day spa and two Jacuzzis ensure all the relaxation you want. A small gym is excellent for those wishing to work out on vacation. Balmy summer and cold winter evenings are ideal for gathering around the fire pit for a lively time. The accommodation even has a new lounge on-site.
Admiral’s Inn boasts a range of suites designed for all kinds of travelers. Guests can choose between suites, queen, and larger king rooms. They all boast sleep-inducing comfy beds, private Jacuzzis, and a host of mod-cons. Some of them even have private patios. For a truly luxurious stay, larger LGBTQ groups can also opt for the spacious 1800-sq.-feet cottage. It has three bedrooms, a wraparound porch, decks, and a spacious kitchen and living room.
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Offering spectacular views from a clifftop overlooking Ogunquit Beach is the queer-friendly and family-friendly Beachmere Inn. The Marginal Way shoreline cliff walk begins right outside the hotel. This makes the secluded Beachmere a perfect getaway for LGBTQ couples and families.
The overarching color theme here is white, peppered with lovely shades of blue inspired by the ocean. That’s a view by itself! Guests can choose from simple yet elegant rooms spread across six buildings. Also, they vary in amenities, views, spaciousness, and sizes. Choose the Beachmere West or the Victorian building for the best ocean views. All rooms here are cozy to the hilt and feature simple decor and blonde-wood furnishings. Some even have spacious balconies, kitchenettes, and fireplaces. Those looking for seclusion can choose the Bullfrog Cottage with its private, fenced backyard. However, it is a bit dated and lacks ocean views.
Ocean views aside, Beachmere Inn also boasts a sauna, a spa, a Jacuzzi, and even a kids’ playroom. A small exercise center is perfect for light workouts. There’s a complimentary continental breakfast on the Bawdy Sally’s Pub offer. During summer, water babies can also indulge in paddleboard and surfing lessons.
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Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort
LGBTQ travelers with deep pockets and seeking luxury will find that the Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort perfectly suits their tastes. One of the most luxurious gay hotels in Ogunquit Maine, Sparhawk boasts sweeping ocean views, beautifully manicured grounds, and verdant green spaces.
Sparhawk features archetypal Ogunquit beachfront living with an intimate touch. Rooms are spread across four buildings and feature traditional New England architecture: Jacob’s House, Barbara Dean, Ireland House, and Sparhawk Oceanfront. Maine art is peppered across the rooms, featuring plush fabrics, beautiful wall decor, and comfy furnishings. Plus, all units are spacious, with some featuring more beds, patios with ocean views, and even kitchenettes.
Sparhawk offers a bevy of facilities for its guests. An extensive continental breakfast is a good way to begin the day. There’s nothing like enjoying New England’s weather by swimming in the outdoor pool, blowing in the cool Atlantic breeze. Plus, there’s even a lending library, lawn games, and private tennis courts. Plus, the round-the-clock staff at the Sparhawk is accommodating and adept at dishing out great tips for travelers.
Sparhawk lies right in the heart of Ogunquit and is within walking distance of almost everything excellent the town has to offer. Even the queer-friendly Five-O-Shore, a fantastic date-night destination, is right down the road.
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The elegant, chic-coastal LGBT-friendly Trellis House nestled amidst stunning green gardens, looks straight out of a postcard. Located in the southern part of Ogunquit town, the gay-owned Trellis House is housed in a historic property. Boasting magnificent ocean views, Trellis House is perfect for discerning gays looking for sophisticated and laidback beachside luxury.
Guests at Trellis House can choose between eight unique rooms and suites done up in lovely beach-inspired hues of green, blue, and coral. They are done in different nautical New England themes and radiate elegant Maine charm. Adirondack chairs on private decks, shiplap walls, and fireplaces make for gorgeous yet homey touches. Plus, the super-comfy beds and a slew of mod-cons go a step further in making one’s stay comfortable. LGBTQ travelers looking for intimacy will love the warm and inviting Camden Cottage. The cottage inspires romance with vaulted ceilings, a private for-two deck, and large walk-in showers.
The ever-changing gourmet breakfast at Trellis House is a delightfully serious affair. Plus, with complimentary afternoon refreshments, snacks, evening cocktails, and warm bedtime cookies, you might never want to leave this place.
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Moon Over Maine B&B
The quaint, cape-style, LGBT-friendly Moon Over Maine is located just off the village center. The pretty-looking B&B was built way back in 1839 and features a lot of yesteryear charm and character, blended with modish living aspects.
Guests can choose from nine exquisite rooms named for the planets in the solar system. They are donned in powder-blue, mauve, yellow, green, and coral shades. And they feature lovely king/queen beds, white-shutter windows, writing desks, dressers, flat-screen TVs, and ensuite bathrooms. The walls even feature photos of beaches at different times of the day.
The warm and welcoming living room is great for lounging around with a cuppa or curling up with a book. French windows open onto the manicured gardens. Plus, there’s also a snug outdoor tub surrounded by verdant greenery, making for a very romantic setting. Moreover, every day at Moon Over Maine begins with a hearty continental breakfast. To top it all off, the front desk staff provides superb local restaurant recommendations and help with tour bookings.
Moon Over Maine lies just a block from the main drag and five minutes from the beach. Furthermore, it’s a two-minute hop to the gay Ogunquit institution, the Front Porch Cafe, and Piano Bar.
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LGBTQ culture buffs who love their accommodation with a fair share of history will love the Abalonia Inn. One of the best gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit Maine, the Abalonia Inn is housed in a restored 1840s New England-style farmhouse. Back then, the accommodation and the surrounding land were owned by one of Ogunquit’s founding families, the Maxwells. Their legacy continues in the form of the hospitable Abalonia Inn even today.
With its egg-white exterior, the accommodation sits beautifully amidst green gardens and a heavenly-looking turquoise pool just beyond. Abalonia’s communal spaces are designed for leisure travelers. The toasty saltwater pool with deck and lounge chairs is the best place to spend a better part of the day. The fire pit is the perfect congregating place to sip wine and strike conversations with fellow guests.
The innkeepers celebrate Sangria Saturdays and dole out fresh batches of cookies regularly. Moreover, home-cooked complimentary breakfast is waiting for you in the dining room first thing in the morning. The staff even recommends apple picking, surfing, and biking around town. Plus, they even have movie nights on Fridays.
Rooms at Abalonia Inn are some of the most spacious in town and feature super-comfy king and queen beds. Wooden flooring, exposed ceiling beams, rustic headboards, accent lights, and ornate mirrors bring about a lot of character. A host of mod-cons like TVs, coffee-makers, and well-designed ensuite bathrooms ensure a more than comfortable stay.
Abalonia Inn lies within walking distance of top attractions like the Marginal Way, the Ogunquit Heritage Museum, and even the gay bars in The Village.
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2 Village Square
Are you and your partner looking for a romantic place to stay in Ogunquit? Look no further than the LGBT-friendly, adults-only 2 Village Square, boasting a long and loving history since it was constructed in 1886.
It’s easy to see why 2 Village Square is one of the most romantic gay hotels in Ogunquit, Maine. Guests can choose from many rooms at 2 Village Square, ranging from smaller, intimate queen ones to the king apartment suite. While all rooms have sea views, two share a porch; the king apartment suite has its own private patio. Also, the accommodation offers various packages, of which the romantic and honeymoon packages are top-rated. They feature wine or champagne bottles, chocolate-covered strawberries, and intimate, romantic dinners.
The name might say ‘accommodation,’ but the property resembles a boutique hotel. Book a couples massage at the suite on-site, which is an excellent way for you and your partner to relax together. The standard rooms are perhaps the best of gay hotels Ogunquit Maine has, complete with patio and porch areas with sea views.
However, the property’s highlight is the saltwater pool and hot tub, which boast ocean views. Food is the mainstay at 2 Village Square, which serves all-day iced tea and afternoon cookies. The delicious home-cooked breakfast with Belgian waffles, pancakes, and blueberry scones is decadent.
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Black Boar Inn
The structure that the charming LGBT-friendly Black Boar Inn occupies was built way back in 1674. it is not only Ogunquit’s oldest structure but also one of the oldest wooden structures in the country.
Elegant rooms and suites at the Black Boar Inn are exclusively furnished in a period style. Apart from standard mod-cons, most of them also boast decorative fireplaces, patios, and ocean views. Floral upholstery, patterned walls, foot rugs, and carpets lend them an old-world charm. For the LGBTQ travelers looking for unique digs, the secluded Lesa Lynn room features cathedral ceilings and a private outdoor deck under a canopy of trees. The three-bedroom Beach Rose cottage has a kitchen and a living room for larger groups who want space.
Shared spaces at the Black Boar Inn are equally lovely as the rooms. The lounges with the fireplaces are great for enjoying coffee or wine with your partner. Head out to the cottage-style garden and porch when the weather is perfect. Plus, the accommodation allows guests to rent beach towels and chairs, so a day out at Ogunquit beach is all set. Over and above all, start your day with a kickass complimentary, made-to-order breakfast. The hearty sit-down affair includes everything from freshly-baked bread to local, seasonal favorites. While not an exclusive one of the gay hotels Ogunquit Maine offers, it’s still a great choice.
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The scenic, gay-owned Gazebo Inn is another gay-popular choice to stay in Ogunquit. The accommodation is housed in a restored farmhouse from the mid-1800s. It lies almost halfway between Ogunquit and the neighboring settlement of Moody. It’s also a famously pet-friendly accommodation. So, Gazebo Inn is the ideal accommodation if you bring your pet pooch along on your New England holiday. In fact, the hotel serves its furry guests with heaps of lobster biscuits in a unique ceramic dish created by a local artist. That makes it a great alternative to our Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Ogunquit.
The personal levels of service are evident from the beginning when guests join a private tour of the farmstead-turned-lodging. Guests can choose between Queen and King rooms and suites, which feature ultra-comfy beds and a bevy of thoughtful amenities. Sink into the ultra-soft Turkish towels on the offer, or make coffee/tea in the comfort of your room with the Keurig machine. The mini-fridge, the lighting and seating placement, and the white noise machine were considerate additions.
Common areas are beautifully decked out, as are the lovely patio areas with lounge chairs. The inviting in-ground pool is perfect for a heavenly swim on a balmy day. Apart from that, the verdant, manicured gardens are brimming with flowers and are an excellent place for an evening walk around the property. However, the homemade breakfast at Gazebo Inn will win you over. It includes everything from bacon and sliced fruits to whipped cream and Belgian waffles. Now, what’s not to like here?
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B3 Bourne B&B
For LGBTQ travelers interested in exploring Ogunquit, the Victorian B3 Bourne B&B is ideal. Located right opposite the Barn Gallery, the B&b is a leisurely stroll on the weekend to Ogunquit Playhouse, downtown, The Village, the Marginal Way, and the beach.
The seven rooms at B3 Bourne B&B are all uniquely different from each other and yet furnished in traditional New England style. Sizes and views range from the first-floor garden suite to the slanted-ceiling third-floor ones. The rooms have beautiful bay windows overlooking the gardens and the secluded backyard, sitting areas with loveseats, and even private decks.
The beds, including a four-post Queen bed in one, are comfortable to the hilt. Floral-patterned bedspreads and period furniture add charm and character. Moreover, all rooms and suites have standard mod-cons plus private baths. Start your exploration of Ogunquit with a delectable continental breakfast with juice, tea/coffee, fruits, bagels, and freshly-baked goodies. All these make this accommodation one of the best gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit Maine.
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Nellie Littlefield Inn & Spa
Of all the gay hotels in Ogunquit, Maine, Nellie Littlefield Inn & Spa might be the friendliest. Housed in a handsome 1889 home in the northern area of Ogunquit, the adults-only B&B is close to most attractions and sights in Ogunquit.
Rooms at the B&B feature elegant Queen Anne-style detailing, a blend of antique reproduction and contemporary furnishings, toe-sinking, plush carpets. Some of them have mini-fridges and private decks as well. Those looking to splurge will love the J. H. Littlefield suite on the third floor, which even has a Jacuzzi.
Despite being a B&B, the amenities at Nellie Inn are on-point. one of the best amenities at Nellie Inn is the outdoor hot tub and jetted sitting pool for a unique and relaxing saltwater experience. The B&B offers various treatments at its spa, with the option of a couple’s massage. That also makes it stand out from the rest of gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit Maine.
The patio is an excellent place for people-watching and sipping on a cuppa. Gym rats will like the compact fitness room in the basement. However, the full breakfast at Nellie’s packs a punch. Apart from fruit, there’s feta and spinach, scrambled eggs with homemade toppings, Cinnamon French toast, and even fresh Maine blueberry pancakes.
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Just So You Know:
- More than one-third of the businesses around Ogunquit are LGBTQ-owned and operated. There are even rainbow flags dotting storefronts and homes all over town. So, in case none of these gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit Maine catches your drift, it won’t be hard for you to look around and find one.
Get Some Culture in Ogunquit:
- The Ogunquit Playhouse – This iconic regional theater is one of the Straw Hat Circuit’s last summer theatres. It’s one of the few venues to produce live musical theater still. Moreover, it even features on the National Register of Historic Places. Past performances include Jersey Boys, Saturday Night Fever, Something Gay, Kinky Boots, and more.
Best Gay Bars / Clubs in Ogunquit:
- Front Porch Cafe and Piano Bar – Live music and great cocktails have made this gay-owned restaurant an Ogunquit fixture for the last 40 years.
- Five-O Shore Road – This hip, LGBT-friendly hangout is a fabulous gay date-night and dining spot in Ogunquit. It’s also where foodies will find the best seafood dishes in Ogunquit.
- Maine Street Bar and Nightclub – This gay haven is the largest gay nightclub in northern New England. It features a slew of performers as well as drag luminaries, karaoke, and monthly women’s parties.
Best Gay Saunas in Ogunquit:
Ogunquit doesn’t have a gay bathhouse scene. However, many of the gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit Maine have private Jacuzzis and swimming pools. Also, the fantastic Ogunquit beach is a great cruising destination.