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Sands by the Sea

Traveller (25)
Room & Suite (15)
Pool & Beach (12)


If you like being able to check into a clean, friendly, ocean front motel with a beautiful pool and close proximity to not only the beach, but the shops, restaurants, park, trolly, amusement park and even a Wild Animal Kingdom, then you've found the right place! Come see us at the Sands by the Sea Motel where all of your troubles and worries will melt away as you first arrive and view out over the majestic Atlantic Ocean, which is visible from most of our comfortable accommodations. We have a range of standard rooms, 1-bedroom suites, 2 or 3 bedroom cottages and even the Sea Rose Luxury Condominium Suites. We look forward to seeing you in York Beach at the Sands by the Sea Motel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located


Full view
84Good for walkers
Grade: 84 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
4Attractionswithin 0.5 km
56Room tips
Traveller rating
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Location was the best for being close to things in town. Parking was a little difficult. Some other guests decided to take some of my daughter's space outside her room, but we took care of that. Was great for walking to many places in town and right across from Short Sands
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Check in was a breeze and the employee was very nice. Location was awesome! The room was tidy, had what was needed, enough towels, soap, extra pillows but there was dust hanging from the ceiling over the bed, a quick sweep with the vacuum would remedy that. The room is dated
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Excellent location across the street from the beach. Though I didn't use it, the pool looked nice. This is one of the more economical locations in the area. If you're looking to spend most of your time outdoors (and who wouldn't with all the outdoor activities) then Sands By
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Quick decision on Wednesday to go Saturday - Monday. Price was good. Arrived before check in, room was ready. Parking is tight, but was able to park in main lot botb nights. Very close to York Zoo, Nubble Lighthouse, shops & restaurants. Short Sands Beach is just across the
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We stayed here for one night and would give it another try if we return to the area. The price was reasonable, the staff was friendly, and the room was mostly clean. Some more detail could be spent on things like cleaning the doors and walls and shower curtain. The bed was
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Cottage Kitchen
does this motel offer a military discount?
I agree with calling them. Tate is the owner and a very nice guy.
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Are there any pet friendly rooms?
Hello and thank you for your question. Unfortunately we are not pet friendly. If you have any other questions please let us know! Have a great day. Paul Roy General Manager
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Cant find any available dates at sands by the beach?
Hello and thank you for your question, We do still have some availability for this summer. You would want to go on our website or call our reservation line at 207-363-2211. We hope to hear from you soon. Have a wonderful day. Paul Roy General Manager
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"the end rooms have great ocean views."
"first floor is easy access if you can park nearby."
"Best views from end rooms...great walk out views from office end...."
"Don't go to York at the end of the summer, everyone who works there is miserable and sick of tourists!"
"upstairs center gives full view of beach"
US$ 131 - US$ 255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sands by the sea hotel york beach
United StatesMaineYorkYork Beach
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