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Sands by the Sea

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15 Ocean Avenue, PO Box 300, York Beach, York, ME
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I absolutely love the Sands. Location is incredible, but I wouldn't stay unless it was clean. I stay at the Sands 3 or 4 times a year and every time I'm met with a nice, clean room, and very nice staff in the registration office.

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Catskill Mts.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I always enjoy staying by the ocean. This was a last minute 2 night trip for us. We live 4 hours south. Sands by the Sea had a great price at $139 per night. I personally don't like when there is a walkway that runs in front of all the rooms because you have to constantly keep... More 

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Thank dmhufnagel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Room on first floor, two double beds. Very well maintained property. Excellent location in the middle of the action. Tight parking lot, but plenty of overflow space in the back. We arrived late, office was closed. They left a note for us at the office and the room was waiting and ready.

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Thank DudeFrmNH
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came up to York for an impromptu overnight getaway. This motel is right across the street from short sands beach and a walk from the shops. Can honestly say that was really the only plus. There was barely any parking. The bed was ridiculously uncomfortable, the bathroom was tiny, could barely move around. For the price... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Location was key at this motel. You can walk to shops and restaurants. Short sands beach is right across the street, which was wonderful for our morning walk. Beds and pillows were very comfortable. Staff was very nice from booking our room (Britanny was very sweet), to checking in/out. Rooms were clean. Was impressed that everynight, someone went out to... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

First let me say that this hotel is located in a great area. You can walk to zoo, restaurants, and downtown in less then 10 minutes..The staff is helpful and friendly, My husband and I checked in around 8:30 pm on Friday and found very little parking. There are cars parked around the building and hard to back up from... More 

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1 Thank prettykitty1966
Salisbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The staff here are amazing and so friendly. Spent 6 nights there. Every morning we'd walk to short sands (right across the street) and would get our exercise in. Everything you want is within walking distance. The pool is wonderful and refreshing. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We went here last year as well but couldn't stay as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights over our summer vacation. Myself, my husband & our 5 year old. We stayed in room 1 which was the very first room on the bottom floor, convenient for getting in & out with the beach gear. You have a small sitting area outside the door as well that you can sit at night with a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Let me start by saying that the motel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Positives: • Location in relation to shopping and dining was very good. • Pool was a nice and a good temperature to hangout in. • Room was ready a bit early and was clean. Negatives: • Short sands beach is tiny and very packed. This motel... More 

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I rented a connecting suite for my 5 day vacation with family and friends. One suite had a mini kitchen complete with table and a couple of chairs and the other room two double beds with a pull out couch. This turned out to be a great option for our group. We kept the door open most of the time... More 

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