We made an early June trip to one of our favorite places – York, Maine for a quick 2-day escape. Having been to York/York Beach many, many times, we’ve been looking for that “special place,” since our old favorite has fallen on hard times. The Anchorage has been there forever (actually going back to the start of York Beach tourism) in one form or another. A few years ago construction was started on a new block of rooms which has been named “Ocean Suites.” This brings to three the number of buildings and close to 200 the total number of rooms available.
Our goal is always a room where we can see the water. With Route 1A running along the beach, this limits a totally unobstructed view, but by choosing a room on the top (third) floor we did the best we could. To say the room was nice would be an understatement. It’s a far cry from those old housekeeping cabins we stayed in years ago! Since we booked on short notice, it was necessary to do so by phone, rather than the web site. They suggested a one-bed suite at $375/night. Everything was in perfect working order, clean and plenty of space. The bed area is divided from the living area by a half wall, which lets plenty of light in from the double glass doors leading to a private terrace.
There’s a wall fixture that holds a wet bar, small refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. I brought a supply of utensils, cups, plates, napkins, etc. which turned out to be a good thing since none of these were supplied. (I guess a nod to the start of the season – while there was a coffee maker with a packet or two of coffee, no other supplies were provided – sugar, creamer, etc. There is a small breakfast room in the same building but it was not in service either day we were there.)
Parking is available in the basement of the suites building (access with your room card,) and an adjacent lot. In the garage area luggage trollies were lined up next to the elevator – very handy to bring assorted bags and luggage to the room.
High quality furnishings throughout, good linens and towels. Nice large bathroom with stylish double basins, whirlpool bath and shower enclosure. 2 flat screen TV’s and new to me a gas fireplace. Push the button on the side for how many minutes you want the fire to burn and whoosh it lights up! Triangular balcony (angled towards the ocean) with the morning sun. Comfortable chairs and a small table. Our room over looked a small pool area for guests of the suites.
I went to the main reception area in search of a morning paper and while no vending machine was available, one of the clerks offered to let me look at his. A very nice gesture. All staff pleasant and ready to help. The Anchorage’s Oceans Suites met and exceeded our expectations and we plan to return again.
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- Also Known As:
- Anchorage Hotel York Beach
- Anchorage Resort York Beach
- Anchorage Inn York Maine
- Anchorage Inn Maine/York - York Beach