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Schenectady, New York
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stayed 2 days loved it .It's no thrills motel but the accommodations are clean ,staff great and fabulous views.Very relaxing .Spent early morning watching lobster boats emptying their pots.and evenings watching pleasure boats,sail boats ,kayaks etc.this was from our private balcony.Wifi limited

3Thank jonniequest
Bridgton, Maine
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a very affordable, no frills motel. There is no refrigerator or wi fi but the rooms are clean and large and the location is unbeatable. You sit on your deck and have a million dollar view of the ocean. We have been staying here for years and are never disappointed.

3Thank Briarta
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Bucket list adventure: eat a lobster roll while IN Maine. Family staying 1 mile down the road. Perfect location for us. Stayed 3 nights in waterfront hotel in room 88. 2nd floor, end unit. No remodel, room frozen in past, BUT at 79.00 DBL occupancy it is GREAT. Reservation system is archaic but 79.00 a night, I didn't care. Far...

3Thank Marcie M
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Booked the same 2nd floor Waterfront Room for the past three years. Beautiful location. No frills or amenities.. but a very affordable location to spend a week / compared to room rates in town. Has a beautiful pool on top of hillside. Spent a lot of time fishing off the dock. Hosts very gracious.

3Thank richarddiane2015
York Beach, Maine
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I reluctantly write this review because I want to be able to get a room there.First of all there is no shampoo or a hairdryer in the room.There is a limited number of stations on an old tv.The room is a bit old but our bathroom was redone and the place was very clean and and large. The deck has...

4Thank Mainelytravel
New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 September 2015

If you want stay healthy and avoid a heart attack just keep away from the worst motel in the US. An red-faced owner appeared drunk and just shouted at us get out of here, here's my law. I was just flabbergasted. I never saw the rudest person or motels' personnel for that matter, just because I showed my tax exemption...

5Thank dainius b
center harbor
Reviewed 9 September 2015

While this is probably the cheapest hotel during the summer near Boothbay Harbor, please make note that this is a no frills whatsoever. The only amenity included are towels and soap. No hairdryer, no shampoo, lotion, frig, or coffee maker.....and no reception for the television. Very worn rooms, (we stayed in 2) the first had been "somewhat" remodeled in that...

1Thank freddi g
Louisa, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This motel has been in business 64 years and we stayed in the older section. It has small rooms and needs updating but I'm not there to see a motel room. The owners were so friendly and caring and they beat anyone's prices in the area. Our room was clean, quite and comfortable. We had a great view of the...

5Thank jmnteddyLakeCity_FL
gt barrington ma
Reviewed 25 August 2015

we went aug 16th -left on the 21st 2015. the weather was awesome.the room as usual was very clean. and the rooms are a very good size. the view is awesome i hate the word but it applies here. we stayed in room 55 at the far east the most desired room at the ship Ahoy. it was pretty cool....

6Thank garfield r
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We loved our stay at the Ship Ahoy Motel and plan to return. The location is about 5 miles from Boothbay Harbor and we had hoped to ride our bikes but the roads are very hilly, very narrow, and very curvy. Not really safe for cycling at all. We stayed in the building called Waterfront and indeed it was. We...

3Thank monicajay

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Additional Information about Ship Ahoy Motel

Address: Southport, Route 238, Southport, ME 04569
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Southport
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Ship Ahoy Hotel Southport
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“Try for the 2nd floor in either of the buildings closest to the water.”
F6334VNpatriciab, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check out your room 1st if sensitive to cigarette odor. Rms on the second floor will suck in cigarette smoke from the first floor.”
278Alpine, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Second floor for nest view, we stayed on first floor and it was fine”
BobP943, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“second floor in the far east motel”
Briarta, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Far East Building - Excellent Views”
richarddiane2015, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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