Ocean breezes that flutter the umbrella on your private patio. Lobster served up on a buttered roll at a cafe at water’s edge. Sinking into your luxurious bedding after a day spent hiking mountain trails or exploring the shops and galleries of welcoming New England villages. Those are just some of the experiences you’ll find when you check into a Lafayette Hotel. From beautiful Bar Harbor to the magnificent White Mountains, you’ll find the perfect place for your next Maine or New Hampshire adventure at one of Lafayette’s carefully curated hotels. Amenities at seasonal and year-round hotels range from heated pools and hot tubs to sheltered marinas and restaurants with breathtaking views. And this vibrant region is bustling with activities, from sea kayaking to world-class skiing.
- Map of Lafayette Locations, including a list of amenities at each location.
When you conjure up an image of a classic New England seaside resort, you are actually imagining the Norseman Resort in Ogunquit. With the gorgeous three-mile stretch of beach right outside your door, you’ll enjoy strolling in the sand four seasons of the year. The popular year-round resort also features an outdoor heated pool, sauna, modern exercise room and tennis court. Dine on a casual menu at the Splash Beachfront Restaurant. Watch the waves come in (it’s the best view in town) while enjoying a lobster roll and a captivating colada. Comfortable oceanfront lodging amenities include balconies, patios or decks with views of the ocean, dunes, tidal basin or Ogunquit River; Many rooms also have massage chairs.
Wells Beach, one of Maine’s loveliest stretches of sand, welcomes visitors year-round to stroll, play in the surf or just watch the multi-colored sun set. And the perfect place to enjoy the beach year-round is Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort. Sitting directly on the beach, this picturesque resort also offers guests, many of whom return year after year, an indoor heated pool, waterfall hot tub and workout room. Comfortable rooms feature options including decks or balconies with stunning panoramic views of the beach and ocean. Some units have kitchenettes, making them ideal for families. The area is home to dozens of restaurants, including clam and lobster shacks, galleries, golf courses, art museums, one-of-a-kind shops, sailing and lobster boat cruises and sea kayaking adventures.
Don’t let the spring and summer slip away without booking a stay at The Tugboat Inn, on the waterfront in the heart of lively, picture-perfect Boothbay Harbor. With 64 rooms and suites facing the water (some are even over the water), a full-service restaurant popular with guests and locals and lounge/cafe with weekend entertainment, the inn is a warm, welcoming way to experience a true coastal escape. Some rooms have balconies overlooking the outer harbor. And you can get a bird’s-eye view of the entire harbor on the restaurant’s rooftop deck, where they serve pub favorites and craft cocktails. There’s also a sheltered marina with seasonal and transient slips and moorings. Boothbay Harbor activities include kayaking, fishing, golf, hiking and windjammer cruises.
Luxurious suites, uniquely appointed oversized rooms, most with fireplaces and views of lovely Frenchman Bay: That’s what awaits guests at The Bluenose Inn, a classic hotel in picturesque Bar Harbor. The inn, constructed on the site of the 1884 summer estate called Mizzentop, also has a state-of-the-art fitness center and hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools, a deck with a fire pit (the stars are spectacular in this part of coastal Maine) and an inviting Great Room with a piano lounge. The Looking Glass Restaurant serves casual fare and delightful bay vistas, earning Yankee Magazine’s title of “Best Breakfast with a View.” Spend your days hiking in magnificent Acadia National Park or shopping in unique boutiques in bustling Bar Harbor.