The hotel is in a great location, just across the road from the beach. We had a corner suite which was very spacious, but which overlooked the railway line (sleep interrupted by loud trains passing) and the back yard/general dumping site for the hotel which wasn't a pretty sight and was also noisy early in the morning.
The hotel seems rather run down and the passageways and room smelt damp and dirty. Our room could have been cleaner eg the cooker and dishwasher were dirty so we were rather disappointed overall with the place.
Whilst daily maid service was good, our linen wasn't changed at all during our ten day spell.
The outdoor pool was good, and was kept at a great temperature. It was really helpful to borrow the great selection of beach chairs, sun umbrellas, boogie boards etc that were available for free loan.
The front desk folks were friendly and helpful.
In summary I suppose it all depends on your expectations, but location aside, the place was rather disappointing, but didn't spoil a great vacation in a lovely place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Beach Inn provides spacious accommodations with direct access to 7 miles of sandy beach. We offer deluxe rooms and suites with fully equipped kitchens, private balconies, air conditioning, heat, extended cable television, telephones and much more. Located in the most beautiful section of Old Orchard, you'll enjoy the finest beach in Maine. Take a relaxing stroll along the waters edge to the town center where you will find the famous Old Orchard Pier, Palace Playland amusement park, along with many shops and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Beach Hotel Old Orchard Beach
- Grand Beach Old Orchard
- Grand Beach Inn Old Orchard Beach, Maine