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Royal Anchor Resort
Ranked #14 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
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Thetford Mines
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“Great View”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We spent a few days at the Royal Anchor in mid May. Our favourite things: the room was very clean and we had a great view of the ocean and pool-(probably true for every room). We also really liked the vast quantity of tables and chairs available around the pool area and in front of the ocean. Balconies are private and furnished with 2 comfortable lounge chairs and a table. The owner makes a point of updating and up keeping the establishment on a regular basis.
There was a full bath but it was on the very small side. The room décor was quaint and welcoming. Nice flat screen tv with more than enough channels. The Wi-Fi worked well. It was even better on our balcony. We had a mini fridge and a Keurigg Coffee Maker. There was no micro-wave or any other kitchen appliance-but we did not miss them. You have 1 reserved parking spot-convenient! They also have a nice, heated pool
Breakfast was basic but free; toast, bagels, one or two pastries to chose from, a couple of fruits to choose from as well. They also served diced cheese and one morning there were hard-boiled eggs. Breakfast was from 7:30-9:30 and you could take the food up to your room or to one of the many tables outdoors. It was more than fine.
The staff was friendly and welcoming. It is not walking distance to the pier unless you feel like going for a long walk but the beach area is very nice. It was peaceful and great for walking. They also rent loungers that you can take the beach for the day.
The room might be a bit tight for 4 people but the cleanliness and amenities will make up for it.

Room Tip: 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have better views
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Quebec City
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have been at this motel in May (off season) with the family. The room was clean. An effort has been made to be ready for the summer. It's a nice place considering you are at Old Orchard Beach.... Of course, like other motel on the beach, it's way too expensive during the summer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Longueuil, Canada
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Hi! My name is Nathalie Lebeau, from Québec, Canada. when the Royal Anchor opened , I was 6 years old, all my chilhood we were staying there for two weeks...because that was the best place to stay!!!!And when I got married, I went to the Royal Anchor with my husband, Jean-Pierre Guertin,he immediately falled in love with "The Royal Anchor Resort", the beautifull rooms, the beach, the ocean, the pool, the Bureau family that are so nice...Than our daughter, Emmanuelle, came with us, she was almost one year old...and went to the Royal Anchor all her childhood, and when she was a teenager, like us, she was completely in love with the place, than we took her fiancé, Thierry, with us...For me, it`s 46 years of being with the Bureau family...and I`m very..critical...but there, everything is so perfect!!!!A year without the Royal Anchor, would be a sad year...it won`t ever happen...Nathalie Lebeau and the Lebeau-Guertin Family.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!!!!But when my husband and I were able to pay for only 3 nights, there is 2...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I and my 2 brothers-in-law recently stayed at your hotel over the Columbus Day weekend. We really enjoyed your hotel. The room rate was reasonable, your staff is very friendly and courteous, the cleaning service was excellent and your continental breakfast was great. We did plenty of saltwater surf fishing, caught some fish (two keepers) and had a very enjoyable weekend.
I would certainly recommend your hotel to anyone. Great location with some great amenities.
Thanks.

Gerry B.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Xenia, Ohio
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I spent countless hours reviewing hotels/motels online before settling on the Royal Anchor (thanks TripAdvisor!). Boy, did the effort pay off!! Yes, the RA is no frills, but there is no other way to get the perfect location at reasonable rates. The RA is clean, has everything you need, helpful staff, free continental buffet breakfast - and then the best of all, the magnificent location and view of the ocean! Each room on the second and third floor had a private balcony, the front rooms facing the ocean just feet away. And the RA built a concrete pad all the way to the beach for visitors who want to get close to the seabreeze without getting their feet sandy. Plenty of outdoor seating (tables and beach umbrellas) and benches looking at the beach. We went the last week of September, so no problem with no A/C. After touring the town and looking at all the places we could have stayed, we were extra happy with the RA. And if you don't have children who need to be near playland, the location is great - one mile away from town makes it a quick trip in if you need anything, but far enough to be away from noise. I would not consider staying anywhere else in OOB.

Room Tip: Try for second or third floor beach front - either directly facing the ocean or side view. Great vie...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Sudbury, Canada
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

second time stayed but his time no air cond in the room - very hot and stuffy. even with baclony door open all night no breeze came through. clean rooms great location good breakfast and the beach is beautiful. parking can be a hassle if you want to stay late or have friends over for the day they charge alot! they need to install air conditioners in all rooms for the price they ask.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The rooms are clean and the grounds are very well kept. The staff are friendly and helpful. We arrived early and they had a place for us to change so we could hot the beach and they called our cell phone as soon as the room was ready.

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Additional Information about Royal Anchor Resort

Property: Royal Anchor Resort
Address: 203 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-3017
Location: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
#15 Family Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Royal Anchor Hotel Old Orchard Beach
Hotel Royal Anchor
Royal Anchor Resort Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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