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“Great Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Carolina Resort Motel
1 Roussin Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064   |  
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Ranked #40 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
Montreal, Canada
1 review
“Great Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed at the Carolina dispite reading some bad reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were pleasantly surprised. They must have made some changes at the Carolina because we had a great stay. The staff were really pleasant and helpful . The rooms we found to be a little outdated but very clean and comfortable. We also thought the location was perfect, not too close to all the activity at the pier and yet only a five minute walk to where all the action is. The room we stayed in had it's own private balcony directly on the beach (pretty rare). All and all we had a great trip and would recommend this spot anyone, we've already booked for next year... Can't wait!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Augusta, Maine, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

dirty,nasty, No where near luxurious like it says on the web site,place imo is a death trap for 171.00 a night absolutely horrible not even a dam vending machine in the hotel I will never stay at this dump of a motel ever again Remodel or something at 171/night your are ripping people of bad you should be ashamed of the crap hole you call a motel it would not surprise me if i got bedbugs from there p.s. its like every other review money back to stay there & pay me extra to stay there Please be warned this place is A crud hole

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

No A/C, Rugs gross, 1960's decor, beds are aweful, we bring our own blankets and pillows. Needs to be gutted and start over, can be done cheap, not sure why nothing has been done as the location is ideal. Every othe hotel was sold out but lots of vacany here. I hope the guys now running it turn it around.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

The rooms have no airconditioning which we find peculiar in the 21st century! The room is clean but in need of extensive remodeling. We stayed on the second floor, but our friends stayed on the first floor and their rooms had a very strong musty smell. The location is good and it is cheap so if that's all you require, you are good to go. Another positive is the Pirate Bar next door. You can pop in for a drink or eat, although we did not eat there. The bed hurt my back and I don't have back problems.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albany, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

This was the worst place I ever saw. I will never use tripadvisor because of deceptive pictures & reviews. We could not even stay there. Awful place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We knew the Carolina was an old hotel from reading previous reviews. My wife and I found it dated, but the room was clean and presentable. What we were not prepared for was the 20-25 yahoo guests that occupied the hotel while we were there. These people, from Quebec, took over the courtyard every night from 6 PM until they were told to shut up (around 11 PM) drinking, hollering and burning a large fire in the BBQ pit, located in the courtyard, just 10 feet from our room door. Although we complained to the management, and they told the people to quiet down, the same issue arose each and every night. We felt as if we were staying at one of the yahoo's home, instead of a hotel, because they had absolutely no regard for any of the other paying hotel guests. While on the beach, during the day, one of these people set up a horseshoe stake, just 3 feet from my head while I was lying on my beach towel !!
we will not be staying there again

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

This hotel was THE WORST. We read the reviews, but didnt belive them--we should have--the rooms smelled of mold, the place was probably faboulous in the 60's but NOTHING and I mean NOTHING has been up-graded since then. Thank God we brought our own sheets--since we found an old sock while changing the bed! The maids do nothing other than check the tip envelope! We would sleep in a tent on the beach before staying at the Carolina again--lets just hope we didnt bring any unwelcome guests home with us after staying in such a run down, dirty, unkept, old hotel. BEWARE!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carolina Resort Motel

Address: 1 Roussin Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Location: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront Vacationing With Breathtaking Views... The Carolina Resort Motel is where friends and family come to make memories that last a lifetime. After a long day of activity or relaxing at the beach, splash around in our heated pool or enjoy a cookout in our courtyard. In addition to comfort and genuine hospitality, the Carolina offers dining and entertainment right next door at Pirates Patio and Galley, with shopping and amusements of the Old Orchard Beach Pier only a short walk away. Offering oceanfront and ocean view rooms just a step away from the Atlantic Ocean, the Carolina Resort Motel aims to meet the needs of those seeking family vacation time, a romantic getaway, or a place to rest during business travel. We have recently updated/renovated many of our rooms and all include kitchen facilities, cable TV, and telephones. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Carolina Motel Old Orchard Beach
Carolina Resort Motel Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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