We stayed 3 nights. I choose this place because of the affordable room rates. We deicded to go with a studio room as it was the cheapest and our intentions were not to be in the room much at all so it didn't matter how great it was.....wellllll that all changed when we got there. The motel was great, my only initial complaint and it was one that I got over quickly was the parking was minimal and quickly filled up in the lot right where the motel was. I didnt mind parking across the street it was just harder to unload and carry things in espeically with a toddler. We always got a spot in the lot across the street although one night we had to circle around and go out for a little while longer because when we got there we didnt find a single open spot but later on one became available. Anyway, the parking was nothing that would ruin our vacation, our first vacation as a family that is! The weather was HORRIBLE so we ended up in our room a lot more then expected. I think going forward we would plan for the possibility of rain (duh!) and opt to go with a bigger room with a kitchenette. Our room was fine for what we paid for it, I wasnt expecting a penthouse out of our studio room. The room was bigger than we had expected which is a plus, had a/c which was a plus, and had a bigger fridge than we expected. We laughed about the size of the bathroom but in a good way, it was really small but to be expected with a studio room. The only complaint about the room itself was the bed was itchy feeling because of the material of the blanket on it but we just opted not to use that blanket and please note we did not bring that to the attention of the hotel staff and based on the awesome cleaning/repleneshing job they did each day I am sure it would have been replaced if they were aware. We had plenty of towels and wash cloths which was amazing with a toddler who is messy. We got colds while we were there and used tissues like crazy and those were replenished each day for us. Only one of our 3 days there had good weather and so we took advantage of the beach and brought back more sand with us than we realized and were quite messy unintentionally with the room. The staff always cleaned this up for us and never once complained or said anything to us about it, I know as you are reading this you are probably thinking well duh thats their job BUT it was much more than just their job to us because our son spilled juice on the bed, his food on the bed, he just was a messy kid and we had sand everywhere we overfilled the trash can spilling it onto the floor daily and the staff remained kind....very awesome! My parents stayed in a room with a kitchenette for 2 of these nights and we visited their room and thats definitely the type of room we will get next time in the event we have the bad weather again. Our stay was during the hurricane/tropical storm. In the end we had our first family vacation, learned some things, had some new experiences, and ultimatley were together as a family and thats what matters. Any place you stay is going to have things that you like or dislike about it and if you arent being too overly picky than I am sure most stuff could be worked out with the staff. This is a great place to stay and I look forward to staying again!
- Also Known As:
- Sea View Hotel Old Orchard Beach
- Sea View Hotel
- Sea View Motel Old Orchard Beach, Maine