I was nervous booking a stay for my family somewhere that I had never been and had no friends who had stayed there. I was pleasantly surprised with Richards By The Sea. The online photos don't do it justice. It was just a few steps from the beach. Our room had an ocean view from every window. There are balconies on every floor and a nice area in the back to lounge with friends and bbq. It was only a couple of blocks from the carnival as well. It was great for the kids we went to the beach during the day and the carnival in the evening. Also great for couples. Plenty of restaurants. We didn't ever need to get in the car because everything was right there. I even got a massage at a spa one morning only one block from the hotel. It was great!
The one bedroom suite was the perfect size for 4 and could have accommodated 6 easily. The rooms were very nice and very clean. The owners were very friendly and helpful. It's obvious they take a lot of pride in their hotel and their town. We will definitely go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Richard's By The Sea is a lovely small hotel on the beach, about a two minute walk to the pier. Convenient to downtown and shopping. The units have kitchens and are extremely clean. Ocean views from both the front and back decks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Richard`s By The Sea Hotel Old Orchard Beach
- Richard's By The Sea Old Orchard Beach, Maine