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Sands by the Sea

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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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2.5 Star Hotel
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All reviewsyork's wild kingdomacross the streetamusement parkvisited yorktight parking lotheated poolnice poolconvenience storerestaurants and shopsa couple timescentral locationsuper nicecoffee maker in the roomwalking distance to everythingend roommid septemberbeach town
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually here in summer/high season but wanted a quiet weekend away in down time. Still great food and drink nearby with shopping as well and to have top notch clean and comfort in a central locale (at great off season rates) made for a perfect...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the end of the summer and won't be going back. This place is very bare bones. The staff were not friendly at all, the room was tiny, bathroom even tinier. The location is excellent, right across from the beach and close to...More

Thank Julie B
Response from Tate D, Owner at Sands by the SeaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mrs Julie B, This is Tate Duffy, the owner of the sands by the Sea Motel responding to your review. I do not seem to have record of you Mrs Julie B. In regards to your comments: I find your bare bones statement to...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

My grandfather actually owns a cottage about a quarter mile outside of York, which I've been going to with my wife for about a dozen years. We took a short break (4 years) without going up 'cause we had young kids, but this year they...More

Thank nathanr716
Response from Tate D, Owner at Sands by the SeaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nathan, Thank you for your review and comments. Just remember, we have many different types of accommodations. These range from the room style you stayed in, to family suites or cottages (with AC and comfy beds!). We also have luxury condos with private balconies...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were happy to find this hotel on trip advisor. Of course with it being Columbus Day weekend it was higher than we wanted to pay but everyone said great things. Not so great. First he said we were in a 2 story luxury unit....More

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Response from SandsbytheSeaMotel, Owner at Sands by the SeaResponded 12 October 2017

Mrs. Donley, Id like to start by stating that this is the first, ever bad review about this unit that we have ever encountered. I built that unit for myself back in 2004 and lived in it for 5 years before putting it on the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We found the hotel to be perfect for a last minute getaway. Great location in town, across the street from the beach and reasonably priced. Clean, well taken care of. Beautiful pool area which we did not take advantage since we were not prepared for...More

Thank sHIRLEY B
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Beachfront
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Details
Price range
US$ 127 - US$ 154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$ 127 - US$ 154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
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hlewis113
22 August 2017|
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Response from tbvb0709 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with calling them. Tate is the owner and a very nice guy.
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mnbenedicto
27 May 2017|
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Response from Tate D | Property representative |
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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802mel2014
20 July 2014|
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Response from Tate D | Property representative |
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... More
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Room Tips
"Best views from end rooms...great walk out views from office end...."
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"Don't go to York at the end of the summer, everyone who works there is miserable and sick of tourists!"
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"upstairs center gives full view of beach"
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"Ocean view at end of each level and suites (weekly only) are awesome!"
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