You can't miss this place—it's grand, white, and incredibly large, set majestically atop a rise overlooking the ocean. The hotel was built in 1914 (after its predecessor caught fire in 1898), and much of the splendid glamour of the earlier era remains. Half of the rooms in the main hotel (rooms are spread among five buildings) have ocean views. All are outfitted with antiques and hardwood floors; the bright white bed linens nicely set off the colors of the floral wallpaper.
Cottage-style and antique furnishings maintain the classic seaside ambience in all lodging quarters. Two-bedroom suites and spacious cottages suit families. The Porch restaurant serves New England fare, with seafood and steaks; families often opt for the more casual Marine Room.