Advertised as a “Beautiful Place by The Sea”, Ogunquit has transformed itself from a small town of Maine to a resort town. Imagine walking along the pretty shore with your fur baby on a fine relaxing afternoon. Or roam around the vast camping areas just a few miles from town. Your pets will thank you for all the fun you bring to them! Make sure they enjoy the stay as much as their activities, though. The only way to do it is by booking only the best pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine.
Where to Stay with your Pet in Ogunquit, Maine
The town of Ogunquit is only around 15 square miles wide. And two-third of that is the coastal area itself. So, choosing an area to stay only depends on your answer to this: Do you want to stay in the heart of the resort town?
If your answer is yes, don’t stray too far from the Shore Road. It’s where you’ll find dining options and attractions – among the best hotels in Ogunquit, Maine – just a few steps away from Little Beach along the Israels Head area. The Marginal Way Dog Walk is also nearby.
However, for more secluded ambiance, choose the Ogunquit Beach area. It’s separated from the rest of the town and only connected through the Beach Street Bridge within Ogunquit. The other end of this street connects you to Berwick Road, where you’ll find the town’s dog park. That’s something your doggos will appreciate… other than treats!
Keep in mind that Ogunquit is a small town. Options for your pets’ convenience may not be abundant. That said, fret not! There are other areas just outside of Ogunquit for more options, namely Wells and Bald Head. In fact, they share the same main road with Ogunquit. It will only take you 15 minutes to get to the Ogunquit Beach from the center of both Wells and Bald Head. That’s how close they are!
Besides, being not so close to the center of the resort town, you guarantee yourself a more peaceful experience, away from the tourism hustles. That is something to consider especially if you or your dog is a light sleeper.
On an unrelated note, there are also plenty of great gay friendly hotels in Ogunquit!
How does staying in a full-serviced apartment where your pups can tag along for free sounds like? You heard that right! Pets are allowed in Twenty Shore, free of charge. The building hosts apartment units for up to four guests, even the one-bedroom ones. Each of the large double bed and a sofa bed in the living room can sleep for two. Unless your big pup takes up the whole bed for themselves!
Each unit has a nice living room area with a fully-equipped kitchen and dining table right by the window. This alone makes it stands out among other pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine. Instead of a small, conventional hotel room, Twenty Shore offers more space and a homey ambiance. Currently, there are two units listed to book online: Suite 6 and Suite 7. Both offer similar amenities, just a different color scheme.
We personally love its location, right on Shore Road. And it’s just around 300 yards away from the Ogunquit Beach! Walking your dogs has never been so fun. Take them to the Marginal Way Walk, which is less than a mile away. Chances are you’ll meet other dogs there!
The Island House
Owned by avid travelers, The Island House embodies the “home away from home” theme really well. It’s a villa consisting of 7 (seven) bedrooms and a large living room with a big TV. Five of them include a double bed, while one has a sofa bed and the other with 3 single beds. Every member of your family can join the fun. Not forgetting the furry ones! Just let the host knows during the booking and they will gladly assist you with any information you need regarding your pet’s stay.
The kitchen and dining area is just like what you’ll find back home, if not better. There’s a private balcony for you to delve into the surrounding beauty from afar. Located in a small, gated community, your safety and privacy are guaranteed in this 1850s house. To quote the host himself, “You will sleep with the sound of the waves crashing and the birds talking!”
Gather round by the modern gas-fired fireplace to share stories. Or grab a drink and enjoy the relaxing hot tub. Though it may be difficult to leave with all the inviting comfort, do explore nearby areas. The Marginal Way Walk is just a stone throw away! If this is not one of the best dog friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine, we don’t know what is.
The Tallwood Motel
Before we reveal more great pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, ME, let’s take a quick look at some of the best options in its surrounding areas. Even though it’s technically outside of town, it won’t take you more than 30 minutes to reach Ogunquit’s main attractions from here.
We pick The Tallwood Motel as it’s just a few minutes away from Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It’s the best hiking and fishing site where you can take your dogs with you both on a relaxing and challenging outdoor adventures. Put your dog’s hiking backpack on the packing list! On the other hand, Ogunquit Beach is only 6 miles away. Staying here gives you a great opportunity to explore the best of both worlds: relaxing nature and fun shore!
The Tallwood Motel offers many types of room to meet every guest’s preferences, especially those traveling with up to 5 family members, including the four-legged ones. Two of them can stay in one room for a 20-USD extra fee per night for one pet. Please note that puppies under 1-year-old are not allowed. Neither big breed dogs, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers.
The standard cottage gives them more space to roam around, where a patio and private entrance are available. But whichever room you choose, you will get a cable TV, AC, and a kitchenette with a fridge and a microwave, while the BBQ grill is available outdoor. This way you can pack your pups’ favorite meal and whip it up quickly! But if microwave dinner is not your thing, Maine Diner is just a couple minutes away on foot. Four-legged guests are welcome!
The motel is surrounded by grassy areas, where your pets can relieve themselves. Even though it offers “in the middle of nowhere” ambiance, free Wi-Fi is available! Update your dog’s Instagram account any time at the motel’s public areas. For more entertainment, head on to the motel’s game room where you’ll find a pool table and table tennis set.
Flip Flop Beach Rentals
Even though the Ogunquit Beach is about 2 miles away from here, it won’t take you more than 5 minutes to get to another, Moody Beach. Overall, this part of Maine consists of miles and miles of the coastal area, which makes it a popular beach attraction and a home to pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine. Well, that and its iconic lighthouse in Portland.
Moody Beach is popular among local surfers. So, go ahead and watch them in action from the rental’s private beach area. Or join the fun yourself! Better yet, take your puppers for a swim at the beach. Two dogs can stay in one room with just 10 USD extra per night for one pet. Unfortunately, cats are not allowed. Another thing you need to pack is your dogs’ vaccination records. Only those with up-to-date vaccination are allowed in this hotel. It may seem a bit handful, but this ensures your babies’ health safety. Isn’t that the most important aside from their happiness?
They can stay in any room at Flip Flop Beach Rentals. If air conditioning is something you need, make sure to request it during booking. The same goes for cable TV and outdoor seating areas. Each unit is like a private home, complete with a fully equipped kitchen. Vacationing has never been so convenient!
Moody Beach Camping Resort
We’re still in the Moody area, but this one offers something different. In a town filled with beach accommodation, Moody Beach Camping Resort brings you closer to the lush green world. Surrounded by trees and gardens, you and your pets will not lack space to play tag and fetch.
Even though it’s technically a campground, each unit offered is equipped with modern amenities. Besides a comfy bedroom, you’ll get a seating area, complete with a cable TV. Catch up with your favorite series while your fur baby cuddles soundly next to you. Or pay a little extra to use the Wi-Fi. Each unit also comes with a fully equipped kitchen. All you need to do is grab some groceries on your way in so you can cook up a healthy, homemade meal. The fridge, microwave, and oven are at your disposal. Not to mention the coffee machine, perfect to help you start the day.
Moody Beach is within walking distance, making it a great alternative for your dog’s afternoon walk. On-site, there’s an outdoor pool available for all guests. Or drive to the Marginal Way Walk, about 2 miles away from here.
Since you’re here for the best dog friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine, we need to talk about the pet amenities. All we can say is this: dogs are welcome for free! Since it’s a campsite, might as well pack your dog’s camping tent, too! Please note that this depends on the unit you pick. And if you’re bringing a big dog or more than one dog, they may charge you extra. So, do consult during booking.
Coast Village Inn and Cottages
Back to the beach area, this time a little north of Ogunquit Beach, not far from the pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine. Even so, we’re completely parting ways with the lush greenery of Moody Beach Campground. In fact, Coast Village Inn and Cottages offer a large backyard enclosed with trees. Every dog in the world would love that spot to run around!
Indoors, you’ll find a comfy bedroom for two. Some units offer one large bed (queen or king), while the rest offer two separated beds. If you’re traveling with more, options with a sofa bed are also available. Whichever unit you choose, you’ll find a living room area complete with cable TV. And for those who prefer cooking, units with a fully equipped kitchen is a great deal. That said, we recommend you eat out more often. Some of the recommended eateries, such as Mike’s Clam Shack and Billy’s Chowder House are less than a mile away.
Some units here can sleep two small dogs (less than 30lbs) with a little extra fee. For each pet, you’ll be charged an additional 25 USD per night. Please note that dogs may not be left alone in the bedroom. And cats are not allowed.
Drake’s Island Resort
Location-wise, Drake’s Island Resort maybe a little further from the rest pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, ME. But here’s what former guests love about staying here: excellent Wi-Fi, clean and comfy room, plus hospitality for you and your pets. What else you could ask for?
Yes, Ogunquit Beach is 5 miles away. But this can be overcome by two simple solutions. One, you can visit another beach nearby, Drakes Island Beach just a mile away. Or two, drive for ten minutes to Ogunquit Beach as this resort is located right off the main highway. Convenient!
Besides, there are plenty of activities you can do on-site and nearby. Each room comes with a cable TV where you can just relax after a relaxing swim at the outdoor pool. Did we mention that it’s a saltwater pool? That makes it relaxing and refreshing at the same time. Cycling is one of the most recommended activities among guests. Just head to the 24-hour reception desk and see how you can arrange it.
Sea Mist Resort Motel
As you can see, most pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine have one thing in common: cottage-like accommodation surrounded by greeneries. Reconnecting with nature sometimes requires a small sacrifice of convenience. We thought this is what Ogunquit is all about until we stumbled upon the following two accommodations. Instead of sacrificing modern comfort for the sake of a quaint touch, these two combine the two worlds beautifully.
In Sea Mist Resort Motel, for instance, each room is equipped with a climate control system. The kitchenette is complete with a small fridge, microwave, plus a coffee pot with free coffee. Wi-Fi is available anywhere within the motel area, free of charge!
Outdoors, you’ll find a picnic area with BBQ facilities. Sounds like a good recipe for a nice evening gathering with family and friends! Children will love the motel’s playground, where books, games, and DVDs are available.
There are only four pet friendly units available, so make sure to book way in advance. There’s a strict pet policy, but any well-behaved pet is welcome. Don’t forget to bring the vaccination record as it’s required during check-in. Since pets are not allowed to sleep on the motel’s bed and furniture, also include your pet’s bed and towel in your packing list. But if you don’t mind, you can also rent these from the motel. You’ll be charged 20 USD extra per night for each pet and another 25 USD for cleaning. Besides, a refundable 100-USD security deposit is required at check-in.
Majestic Regency Resort
Like our previous recommendation, Majestic Regency Resort also combines Ogunquit’s quaint style and modern hotel amenities. Each room comes with cable TV, a kitchenette, and a seating area. The on-site restaurant, Regency Majestic, serves a continental breakfast. You, as a guest, are welcome to enjoy it every morning! The convenience doesn’t stop there. On-site facilities include a tennis court and basketball court, among the basics such as a swimming pool, Wi-Fi, and parking. All available for free!
When it’s time to explore, use the shuttle service to reach nearby attractions. Ogunquit Beach is less than a mile away. While the city center, where you’ll find the Marginal Way Walk, is just 2 miles from here.
Four-legged guests are welcome, as long as they don’t weigh more than 50 lbs. An additional fee of 15 USD will be charged per night for one pet. Two can stay in one room. Please note that only the Single Queen and Two Double rooms are designated for pets.
Inn on Shore Road
You have arrived at the penultimate of pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine. Judging from how convenient that Golden Retriever seems to be, rest assured that your dog will feel the same. While most dog friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine, or any other towns only allow small dogs, Inn on Shore Road allows dogs of any size! But one room can only sleep one for 10 USD extra per night.
Despite its simple decoration, each room has everything you need. Some offer views of the garden or the sea, but it’s not an option for the pet friendly rooms. That said, this won’t be a problem as you can go out any time to enjoy a better view. As you can tell from its name, this bed and breakfast are located on Shore Road, where all the beach fun is located. Ogunquit Beach and Marginal Way Walk are only half a mile away. On top of that, plenty of popular restaurants are only a stone throw away. You won’t get tired of eating out during your stay.
For your on-site convenience, fresh towel and toiletries are available for free. For your entertainment, there’s a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi you can access anywhere. Even if you forget to bring your dog’s bed, it won’t be an issue. Each room is equipped with a heating system to keep everything warm on colder days, including the hardwood floor for pets to sleep on.
Studio East Motel
Located just five minutes away from the center of Ogunquit makes Studio East Motel visitors’ favorite, especially those traveling with pets. Staying here, you’ll be right in the heart of the action. Delve in the beauty of Ogunquit Beach’s white sand, where you’ll find surfers, swimmers, and fellow dog owners. Even walking around the neighborhood itself is a fun thing you should add to your itinerary! And if you’re interested in shows, head on to the motel’s reception where you can get tickets without queueing.
Each room in Studio East Motel is clean and comfy. You’ll find a cable TV in the bedroom, plus a fridge, kettle, and a microwave in the kitchenette. Some rooms provide a terrace and outdoor seating, where you can relax with your little puppers while using the motel’s free Wi-Fi. There’s no swimming pool, but a hot tub and Jacuzzi are at your disposal.
Besides these great amenities, the motel’s pet policy is the main reason why it sits at the top of our list. First of all, dogs of any size are welcome! Your chubby Saint Bernard can finally have his well-deserved vacation. Second of all, you can bring up to three dogs with you! Even better, they may be left unattended if they behave well. All of these are made possible with just a 15-USD extra fee per night. Isn’t that what you need from the best of the best pet friendly hotels in Ogunquit, Maine?
Pet Friendly Restaurants / Bars in Ogunquit:
- Maine Diner – Being featured on the Today Show has little thing to do with its popularity. Order takeout and enjoy your meals at the restaurant’s picnic areas with your pups. We do recommend the lobster pie!
- Corner Stone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer – Pizza? Yes, please! Enjoy every slice with a local craft beer. The restaurant’s outdoor patio is welcome for pets!
Pet Friendly Activities In Ogunquit:
- Ogunquit Dog Park – Want to meet local pet owners in Ogunquit? This is the place to go. Water and wood chips are available except during winter. The whole area is double-gated and small dogs have their own enclosure.
- Marginal Way Walk – Take your dog for a nice walk at the beach. Keep in mind that all dogs should be on a leash. And it’s only open from October 1 to March 31.