We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Richard's By The Sea

5 Kinney Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME
Richard's By The Sea
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    34
    9
    1
    0
    1
See reviews for
28
9
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (45)
  • Mar-May only
    (8)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (23)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (12)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (2)
All months
Woodstock, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have been bringing my son and his two friends to Maine almost every year for the last 10 years and we always stay with Lisa. When we check in she gives the kids a squeeze and marvels at how big they are now. This is is best location for family and singles alike. Quick beach access, The Pier is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rawdon, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a unique place close to every thing. You feel right at home and Lisa is the most wonderful host you will find. It is close to the pier and a few steps away from the beach. It is quiet and exceptionally clean. You are close to stores and restaurants. The parking is easily accessible. We had no problem... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Richards by the sea has become my home away from home for many years and would never stay anywhere else.You can't ask for a better place with the location,amenities and especially the service you receive from the owner Lisa.Lisa will go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.I can't express enough to people how... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vermont
Level Contributor
165 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We spent four nights in a suite: living area with table and chairs, futon, and TV; bedroom with two double beds; and kitchen (it's listed as kitchenette, but it's fully stocked with small stove and oven, so I call it a kitchen); and good sized bathroom with full tub (only amenity is soap). We were lucky to get a suite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Worcester, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

So my family and I have been coming to OOB for 4 years and have been trying to find the perfect place to stay. Each summer we leave saying we need to find a different hotel... But NOT this summer! We have found a great place for our yearly tradition. Richard's By The Sea is a quaint inn that is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Peabody
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have traveled to many locations and value my vacation and relaxation due to my stressful job as a Fire Chief. Richards By the Sea and owner Lisa score a 10 in every category. Lisa is on site and truly cares that her guests have an enjoyable time. No, this is not the Ritz, but I have stayed in many... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Albany, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed here with our son during the last weekend in June (Fri, Sat and Sun nights) and had a great time. Lisa (owner) was very nice, answered all of our questions about the area, recommended places to see and provided us with anything we needed during the long weekend. We stayed in an exceptionally clean 2... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is not directly on the beach, but just a couple of houses down. You do not however miss the beach at all. Although none of the rooms have a beach view on any level (except the owners private level on the top floor), you can see the beach and/or the pier from the decks. And the beach is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
lisagribbin, Owner at Richard's By The Sea, responded to this review

As a business owner, I personally try to be sure everything is very clean, comfortable and enough. Richards By The Sea provides so many items and extras (hotels do not) that one could easily notice something that was missing or possibly overlooked. We strive for perfection,everyday, we are not there yet. What I appreciate most, is the opportunity to make... More 

Plantsville, Connecticut
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a delight! My husband and I and our two children just returned from this quaint beach inn. Lisa is very pleasant and she goes out of her way to make you feel like this is your home away from home. We arrived on a Wednesday and we had the inn to ourselves until Friday when people began to arrive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Framingham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family and I stayed here for a few days last August from a referral from a friend. We absolutely love the location! The beach is steps away and the Pier a super close walk for my teenagers. The owner is so kind and informative---she took extra time to tell us about the area and where to go, where to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities