We stayed at the Echo Motel Cottage #2 right on the beach, and it was our best vacation at Old Orchard Beach ever. The cottage was immaculate and looked brand new (we later found out it's only 3 years old, built on the same location of a much older cottage). It was a perfect location, just far enough from the pier to be a little less crazy, but close enough to walk to it in 10 minutes (and to watch the Thursday night fireworks from). If felt very private, even though it was only about 50 yards to the water's edge at high tide. The kids (ages 16,14 and 12) loved it, the 3rd floor bedrooms were like their own little world. The master bedroom facing the ocean had a fantastic view, and sleeping at night with the windows open and hearing the waves crashing on the beach was very relaxing.
Everything we needed was right there, including a gas grill for a cookout, laundry, dishwasher and of course wifi (which was great because I had do work during part of the week remotely). Everything was pretty much in walking distance, we only drove a few times to the grocery store, to the golf course (Dunegrass is only about 5 minutes away) and one trip up to Portland (about 25 minutes) to see a Seadogs' minor league baseball game.
I would highly recommend the Echo Motel (not just the cottages as the motel and other houses they rent nearby were also well taken care of, you can tell the owners really care about the people who stay with them. We're hoping to go back again next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Echo Motel & Cottages are centrally located and within walking distance to the pier. The Oceanfront Cottages are large with wraparound decks that offer incredible views of the beach and bay. Other cottages within feet of the ocean are also available. Clean and comfortable motel units with or without kitchenettes are located 50 feet from the ocean with no streets to cross. All accommodations are reasonably priced. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Echo Motel And Oceanfront Cottages
- Echo Motel & Oceanfront Cottages Hotel Old Orchard Beach
- Echo Hotel Oceanfront
- Echo Motel & Oceanfront Cottages Old Orchard Beach, Maine