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“Great location, average hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Grand Beach Inn
198 East Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064   |  
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Ranked #41 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
Sheffield, England
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“Great location, average hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2005

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.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2005

We stayed in a Mate's Cabin adjacent to the property and it was very disappointing. There were cobwebs all along the ceilings; mirrors and windows were filty; window blinds fell off the window when I opened the window; and the TV was at least 25 years old and everything looked green. It was stifling hot in the cabin as the air conditioner couldn't cool it off. It was terrible. I would not recommend this property.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2004

Having not been to Old Orchard Beach in over 15 years --- did not have a clue as to where to stay!!!

We picked the Grand Beach ---it was my Dad's 70th birthday present and we had a grand time!!!

Had flowers/balloons and the beverage of his choice waiting in the Grand Suite and he was delighted!!!

The living room/Kitchen/Separate bedroom was more room then you could ask for!!! Clean/Bright --- plenty of towels!!! The staff was very gracious.

We enjoyed breakfast and afternoon cocktails right on the premises.

The beach across the street was beautiful.

Little ways from the strip (I enjoyed the walk) -- and my kids hopped a trolly--- no issue driving my dad!

Pool was a little on the cool side -- as the heater was not working up to par --- however fixed before we left.

No complaints --- Looks like we will have another annual vacation place!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2004

We loved this hotel. It has a great outside heated pool in the center, which the kids loved, along with a location away from the cramped and noisy downtown area. The beach across the street is pristine. We highly recommend this. I read the other review, and cant believe it was the same place, because our room was clean, bright, and comfortable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2003

Truly the shabbiest, dirtiest and smelliest place we have ever stayed, despite the recommendation in The Rough Guide. Spent the evening in a cinema / cafe in Portland so that we didn't have to return to the awful room. Lasted one night and wished we hadn't ignored the "No refund for early departures" sign. We did, and forfeited over $120.

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Additional Information about Grand Beach Inn

Address: 198 East Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Location: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 100
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

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