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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Ogunquit, Maine (2023 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
LGBT people in Maine enjoy the same rights and responsibilities as heterosexuals, including the ability to marry and adopt. Same-sex marriage has been recognized since December 2012, following a referendum in which a majority of voters approved an initiative to legalize same-sex marriage.
Ogunquit has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Maine Street & BeachFire Bar & Grille the most famous gay friendly bar in Ogunquit, ME
Ogunquit is a town on Maine’s southern coast. Ogunquit Beach, a long, sandy peninsula with grassy dunes, lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ogunquit River. Nearby, Marginal Way is a cliff walk with coastal views, benches and a lighthouse. Musicals are staged at the Ogunquit Playhouse summer theater. The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is known for its waterside sculptures and works by Maine-related artists.

 Top attractions to visit in Ogunquit

1. Footbridge Beach Motel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels in Ogunquit Maine

Footbridge Beach Motel
Footbridge Beach Motel

Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Footbridge Beach, this Ogunquit, Maine motel features a heated seasonal outdoor pool and a picnic area. Panoramic coastal views from Perkins Cove are 3.2 km away.

Rooms at the Footbridge Beach Motel feature a microwave, refrigerator, and cable TV. They are decorated in bright colors and light wood furnishings. Suites offer a sofa bed and a flat-screen TV.

Barbecue facilities are provided at the Motel Footbridge Beach. Guests can relax in the poolside lounge chairs, as well as enjoy morning coffee served in the lobby.

Set 1 mile from downtown Ogunquit, this casual motel is a 9-minute walk from Footbridge Beach and 7 miles from the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Bright, relaxed rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini fridges and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add private porches with outdoor grills; suites add pull-out sofas.

Parking and morning coffee are complimentary. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a sundeck and a picnic area with grills. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Beach Motel offers well appointed accommodations in the town of Ogunquit, Maine. Nestled in the midst of beautifully maintained grounds and gardens, the motel features a heated outdoor pool and sun deck as well as an outdoor picnic and grilling area; the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones.

Located a short walk from the famed Footbridge Beach, the Footbridge Beach Motel offers well appointed accommodations in the town of Ogunquit, Maine. Nestled in the midst of beautifully maintained grounds and gardens, the motel features a heated outdoor pool and sun deck as well as an outdoor picnic and grilling area; the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones.

Scott and Mark are the best hosts! We have been coming to Ogunquit for a few years and have stayed in different places.

We will definitely be staying at Footbridge Beach Motel again and again. They not only take great pride in the property but are also very attentively and friendly. They even took time out of their busy day to give us a ride to town when we could not get an uber. Above and beyond what any other host would even consider. The pool area is spectacular and welcoming.

Rooms were super clean and comfortable. The pool was heated and if you just wanted to sit around the pool they had heaters in place to keep the coolness at bay. Just a short walk to the beach. Great restaurants close by as well. Scott and Mark were perfect hosts. Both have a beautiful sense of humour!

This hotel was exactly what we were looking for when coming to Maine. Cozy and quaint and a 5 minute walk from footbridge beach. The housekeepers keep the rooms immaculate. The owners keep the grounds very nice with beautiful flowers all around. The hotel rooms are updated with nice Samsung flat screen TVs and a mini fridge.

The owner, Mark was pleasant, attentive and visible in the two days we were there. The rooms were tastefully decorated, with a beachy decor, microwave and nice size fridge with freezer on top (nice touch as most hotel fridges usually have the compact mini fridge). The king bed was very comfortable, brand new carpeting and a great bathroom, newly redone. The hotel is close to Footbridge Beach and right on the main road. A great value that will not disappoint.

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How much does a room costs at Footbridge Beach Motel ?

Prices start 160$/night for Double Room. The Queen Suite is  191$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online – Footbridge Beach Motel  – Ogunquit Maine Gay Friendly Hotels  – you can find the best hotels deals in Ogunquit during OgunquitFest  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ogunquit on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Abalonia Inn 4* –  Gay Friendly Hotels Ogunquit ME

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Located close to the beach, this Ogunquit hotel offers free Wi-Fi and rooms that feature a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. Shopping and dining are within 2 minutes’ walk.

Rooms feature wood furnishing with wooden floors. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided at Ogunquit Abalonia Inn.

A seasonal outdoor pool is available for guests along with a garden.

Abalonia Inn is 1.6 km from Perkins Cove. Ogunquit Museum of American Art is 5 minutes’ drive.

Set on a leafy residential street, this quaint B&B in a restored 1840s New England-style farmhouse is less than half a mile from the beach and the ocean path, Marginal Way.

Bright rooms with wide-planked hardwood floors feature original posts and beams, distinct furniture and unique quilts. All have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Light fare including coffee, tea, juice and muffins is served in the morning. The grounds include a fire pit, an outdoor pool with a sundeck, and gardens. Limited parking is complimentary.

The Abalonia is an 1840’s New England style farmhouse that has been lovingly restored with particular attention to the period detail, including the original post and beams. The Ideal Location: Abalonia is located right in the center of the village, only one block to the Ogunquit beach and the entrance to the Marginal Way (Ogunquit’s famous cliff walk leading to Perkins Cove). Yet, the Abalonia is set back from the road, has open gardens so guests are able to peacefully enjoy being in the heart of the village, with its famous restaurants, clubs, and historic movie cinema.
Amenities Include: All inn rooms have new Flat Screen TVs, individually controlled air conditioners, wireless internet, and heat. Our rooms have either one king size bed or one queen size bed. All rooms have private baths. We understand it is not easy checking out places online and figuring which one is right for you. If you want an inn that is clean, friendly, and in a great location, you have found your home in Ogunquit! Abalonia is the quintessential Maine coast lodging experience and a proud member of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, Maine Innkeepers Association, and Maine Tourism Association.
Adorable place right on the main street within walking distance of many restaurants and the Marginal Way. The room was lovely, cozy, clean. There is an outside fire pit and we have a lovely time sitting there at night with wine. The owners were charming and helpful. In particular, I left my Rolex in the room by mistake. One of the owners found it and called me to return it. This level of honesty deserves recognition.
You can’t beat the location of the Abalonia! It is convenient to town, beach and the Marginal Way. Jesse was extraordinarily friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and clean. I didn’t love being on the first floor by parking without a porch; however it was quiet and there is a common area porch close by. I would stay here again.
Comfortable room, great location, friendly and considerate new owners! Fairly easy walk to Ogunquit beach and to restaurants along Shore Drive as well as Main Street. We’ve been visiting Ogunquit for years and this is our favorite place to stay.
The inn is so close to the beach and amazing restaurants!! We walked everywhere as this inn is right in Ogunquit village. The inn has a huge hot tub and they also have a saltwater pool which was nice to hang out in after a day on the beach. They also have a firepit to hang out after dinner which was so relaxing. The room was very comfortable and even has a coffee maker and a refrigerator.
The new owners Jesse and his wife along with their son Keegan are so friendly and always wanting to make sure the guests are having a great time. Will definitely go back.
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How much does a room costs at Abalonia Inn ?

Prices start 149$/night for Queen Room. The Double Room with Terrace is  248$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online – Abalonia Inn – Gay Friendly Hotels Ogunquit  – you can find the best hotels deals in Ogunquit during OgunquitFest  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ogunquit on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Ogunquit

The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort
The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort

Located across the North Atlantic Ocean, overlooking Ogunquit Beach, The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort offers an on-site outdoor pool and a tennis court. Free WiFi access is available throughout.

Each guestroom features air conditioning, televisions, mini fridges, and some rooms feature panoramic ocean views. Rooms have a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower.

At The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort you will find a garden. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking. The property offers free parking.

Comprised of 4 New England-style clapboard buildings on 5 oceanfront acres, this seasonal resort hotel is a 14-minute walk from the Ogunquit Playhouse and 0.8 miles from Perkins Cove.

Traditional rooms and suites have cable TVs and fridges. Most add free Wi-Fi, and private balconies or decks; some offer ocean views. Suites feature separate living areas, whirlpool tubs and/or fireplaces. There are also apartments with kitchenettes.

Free amenities include continental breakfast, morning hot beverage service and Wifi in the lobby. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a tennis court and lawn games.

The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Ogunquit, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of Ogunquit most popular landmarks, such as Ogunquit Memorial Library (0.2 mi) and Beach Plum Farm (1.1 mi), Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort Ogunquit is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort Ogunquit provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your Ogunquit trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

To get to the beach, one must walk down the street, down a path, across the river’s bridge, and down the beach. If you’re drunk, sunburned, tired, have foot problems or just not a walker, it’s a pain. BUT there is a shuttle. So ask at the desk!

Main Street is super fun on foot. We REALLY enjoyed the Rose Cove Cafe (disguised as an ice cream shoppe, the fried clams are AMAZING), Cafe Prego (italian), and straight-but-not-narrow-friendly gay bar Mainestreet Ogunquit for drinks. We found the Front Porch to be good food, but filled with seniors at the piano bar. The Village Food Market had some terrific tourist items that were half the price of others we’d seen, plus great gourmet take-out. And the perfume/soap store AMAZING.

It is a lovely resort that includes amazing ocean views with a pool and tennis court, as well as a lovely breakfast room. The grounds are kept flawlessly with magnificent flowers. The Staff is wonderful, warm and caring And their Resort Manager keeps everything running beautifully from year to year. The housekeeping staff does everything to make your stay comfortable.

The rooms are clean and the room we have overlooks the water. They have a small Breakfast which is included ,comes with some great muffins.If you can get a reservation I recommend Sparhawk in Maine. You can walk to all the restaurants and it is very convenient to get to get food or water to buy which is at the corner a block away.

During the season the trolley stops right across the street to take you to Perkins Cove. Once your car is parked it’s easy to get around the town. The grounds are lovely and they have beautiful flowers everywhere and they are connected to the marginal Way. A lovely walk which takes you into Perkins Cove.

The staff is friendly and, yes, happy; you feel truly welcomed from the moment you walk up to the front desk. Also, do not hesitate to ask for their recommendations for attractions and most especially for dining; over the years I have found their restaurant recommendations to be reliable.

The housekeeping is prompt, detailed and superlative. Our room in the Barbara Dean was, as it always is, immaculate. Again I say, the level of cleanliness is absolutely equal to a Ritz-Carlton.

There is a lovely continental breakfast and coffee and tea all day. The pool is heated, really quite warm, and, especially if you get there when it first opens at eight AM, quiet and not at all crowded. Or, you can just sit in one of the lawn chairs and read or laze away the day. The grounds and the flowers are unfailingly beautiful and well-kept, especially the row of flowers lining the Marginal Way walk.

It is remarkably quiet even though it is on Shore Road and abuts Marginal Way (your scenic route to Perkin’s Cove). You are really right in the middle of town, it is not five minutes to the main streets of Ogunquit.

I do recommend that you stay early or late in The Season. Ogunquit is lovely and quiet in June but by July or August is quite bustling, mind, not at all bad, it is just a lot busier and more crowded.

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How much does a room costs at The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort ?

Prices start 125$/night for King Room with Sea View.  The King Suite with Balcony
  is  140$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite is located on the 3rd floor of the property and has a king bed, gas fireplace and a balcony with views of the garden and partial ocean views.

Where to book online – The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels Ogunquit ME  – you can find the best hotels deals in Ogunquit during OgunquitFest  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ogunquit on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.