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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the proximity of the hotel to the ocean and I love the pool. Of course one of my favorite dinner places, Guac and Roll is so close and they have the best coconut lime margaritas. My only complaint is the parking situation but on the second day I was fortunate to find a parking place right in front... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A great place to stay. The place was clean and tidy, perfect for our long weekend stay. So close to everything, and the other families we vacationed with thought it was great too. The beach right across the street and at the end of the beach day you can go back to Sands and sit by the pool. The staff... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Will keep "short" as have been coming for years and reviewed before....but Tate family never ceases to amaze and Paul and staff will not rest until everything is perfect...Between locale, price, pool, and service U WILL NOT DO BETTER ON SOUTHERN MAINE REGION!!

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The pool is so nice! I loved that everything is located right across the street! beach, arcade, shops, candy shops, coffee shops and the Zoo! We will be traveling here and staying again next year! the kids loved it!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Spent two nights here for a family beach location. The location can't be beat...right next to Short Sands beach, shops and restaurants. The staff members we met were very friendly and helpful. The room was a bit small, but immaculately clean with comfortable beds. The fridge and microwave are a nice touch as well. The pool was lovely, with comfy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This hotel is great! My sister & I came up for a night in June and it was perfect. The rooms are super nice as well as the pool & it's right across the street from the beach. The manager Paul is very helpful and super nice. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone !

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Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

My son and i spent 1 wonderful week at Sands by the Sea Motel. Our room was impeccably clean and had a beautiful ocean view. The location of the Sands is perfect..across the street from the beach, within walking distance from restaurant, shops, trolley, purple line bus, etc.The motel now has a "no smoking on premises" policy which is well... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was our 3rd year in a row staying at Sands by the Sea with our 2 children. Service was excellent and friendly, the room was extremely clean, and the hotel is conveniently located. We stayed in a 2 double bed room--it is a basic room but very clean, with a refrigerator and a microwave and great for a weekend.... More 

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