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Medford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed mid June 2016 just a few days . This clean, Motel on Short Sands a step from bch. From the friendly staff to the heated pool, had me make a resvn. for 10days in Aug, It is a rear Antique to stay at, with all the amenities of 2016, someone told me it was the place to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Not a luxury place but clean -small rooms just a motel - -no amenities -no coffee in room or office - but cannot beat location! Ocean view, 2nd floor- lovely staff. Cleaned furniture in pool every day - lots of tables - clean pool! Nice seating out side of rooms - very casual. Walk to downtown, beach right across street,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We stayed at the Sands by the Sea for our first ever trip to York Beach and it did NOT disappoint. Initially, our trip was to be Monday-Wednesday, but as we got closer, the weather for Wednesday wasn't looking so hot. We were able to call and shift our trip up a day- I was immediately impressed with their flexibility!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Sands by the Sea was a great spot for the family to visit York Beach. It is in the perfect location for the beach, shops, restaurants, zoo and playground. Walking distance to everything. The rooms were small but clean and just right for spending time outside. I wish there were a little more space to hang/dry all the wet stuff... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My husband and I were deciding between sands by the sea and anchorage inn. And I'm so glad we stayed here. The price was way more affordable. The rooms are nice and the bed was comfortable. We loved the pool. Very clean and a nice spot to relax. Location is awesome. So close to everything. We will be coming back... More 

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Hinsdale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My kids and I used to go to RI every year. Then we discovered York Beach and Sands by the Sea. OMG We love this place. It is SO nice and the people are fantastic. We have stayed in all types of rooms there including the condo's they have. It is clean and safe and right across from the beach... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Across the street from the beach and walking distance to the center of town. Nice park across from hotel. Great location to other villages on Maine's coastline. Great get-a-way, with a great price off season.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I absolutely love the Sands. Location is incredible, but I wouldn't stay unless it was clean. I stay at the Sands 3 or 4 times a year and every time I'm met with a nice, clean room, and very nice staff in the registration office.

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Catskill Mts.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I always enjoy staying by the ocean. This was a last minute 2 night trip for us. We live 4 hours south. Sands by the Sea had a great price at $139 per night. I personally don't like when there is a walkway that runs in front of all the rooms because you have to constantly keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Room on first floor, two double beds. Very well maintained property. Excellent location in the middle of the action. Tight parking lot, but plenty of overflow space in the back. We arrived late, office was closed. They left a note for us at the office and the room was waiting and ready.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you like being able to check into a clean, friendly, ocean front motel with a beautiful pool and close proximity to not only the beach, but the shops, restaurants, park, trolly, amusement park and even a Wild Animal Kingdom, then you've found the right place! Come see us at the Sands by the Sea Motel where all of your troubles and worries will melt away as you first arrive and view out over the majestic Atlantic Ocean, which is visible from most of our comfortable accommodations. We have a range of standard rooms, 1-bedroom suites, 2 or 3 bedroom cottages and even the Sea Rose Luxury Condominium Suites. We look forward to seeing you in York Beach at the Sands by the Sea Motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands by the Sea

Address: 15 Ocean Avenue, PO Box 300, York Beach, York, ME
Location: United States > Maine > York > York Beach
Price Range: $126 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Sands By The Sea Hotel York Beach
Sands By The Sea Maine/York - York Beach
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