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Carolina Resort Motel
Ranked #30 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Location, location, location.”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We've stayed here twice. The rooms could use updating but every motel in OOB is old and needs updating. It is not a resort. It is a motel RIGHT ON OLD ORCHARD BEACH and next to a pirate bar that has live Jimmy Buffet music most of the time. Everyone is there for the beach, not the motel itself. The beachfront pool was clean and kids enjoyed it very much. The Carolina is what it is - a run down motel in a fantastic location. If you plan to spend most of your time on the beach or in town, the Carolina is an acceptable place.

Room Tip: FYI. Our rooms did not have A/C. The first time it wasn't that hot and we didn't notice. Th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I just stayed there this weekend the check in was easy and fast the rooms were ready by 11am the girl was short handed and still got it done . The rooms could use updating but every motel around there is old we had three rooms they were clean and when we needed something the staff was rite on top of it. The pool was clean and the place was sold out but by 11 every nite it was quite. If UR looking for a nice little get away I would go there again

  • Stayed August 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

For what I paid per night- I received cold showers and all I got was I'm sorry. The Internet didn't work. The pool was yellowish. I ask for clean towels never received them. The surrounding around the pool was messy dirty towels left around the pool.
I felt that other hotels or motels got to use the pool. The people in the office were not friendly at all. I would say I felt like I was bothering them when I was the one paying for things and not receiving it. It was like I was bothering them when I was the one without hot water! I must say the young girl that came in and vacuum my room actually nice. But that was about it. Sad but everyone around me felt the same too. Parking was horrible too must I say I had a room right on the water and I never had a parking
were my room was never mind that when I called to speak to the manager it was the one on the phone that wasn't even showing any care that I had kids and we had to park on another street away from the room! The room
was clean ( well I thought!)
The trash from the bathroom was but not the kitchen trash was taking! Really. Then the rugs were not vacuum and the beds were not made. Horrible service and dirty!

  • Stayed July 2013
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South Portland, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed for the fourth of july we had the best room there and the priciest. The first couple of nights we didnt have any hot water nor did the other rooms. Also the parking there well thats a whole other story.. If your paying for the most expensive room there then your parking should be right next to the room instead of parking next to a bar and having to walk to your room. I will never be back nor will i tell my friends and family to go there. Oh , one more thing the manager was rude and didnt help out at all. I will be staying next door though. Its called the Beach House. Thats where i will be staying from now on.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I have been staying here almost every year for the past decade and after my stay last week, I can say that it was my best stay to date. They made a change in Management this year and boy does it show! Room was clean as ever; fresh paint, new carpets and other updated amenities added to the great location and view. Also, the new staff were friendly, helpful, and down to earth. Even though this is not a modern motel by any means, it is a clean, comfortable and welcoming place to stay on your vacation.

Room Tip: Ocean Front rooms have the best views for the price.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed here many times over the last 13 years. This place definitely could use updating..but ...location location location! That's why we keep going back there. The private deck rooms are the best.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 27, 2012

I've been to the carolina before, years ago. so when i found myself back up in gods country,i decided to stay there. after reading all the reviews, i wondered if there are two carolina resort motels in o.o.b? because the one i stayed at on roussin st was awesome!!! Huge ocean front private deck overlooking the beautiful pool and the ocean!! not to mention the live music right there. Parking seems to be under control. Come back from dinner and my parking spot was still there!! I dont know what caused the bad reviews? i guess some people are unhappy no mater what you do for them!! anyway had a great time, already have reservation for next year.

Room Tip: the front rooms are upgraded with new furniture,flat panel tv and modern kitichenette
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Carolina Resort Motel
Address: 1 Roussin Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Location: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Carolina Resort Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront Vacationing With Breathtaking Views... The Carolina Resort Motel is where friends and family come to make memories that last a lifetime. After a long day of activity or relaxing at the beach, splash around in our heated pool or enjoy a cookout in our courtyard. In addition to comfort and genuine hospitality, the Carolina offers dining and entertainment right next door at Pirates Patio and Galley, with shopping and amusements of the Old Orchard Beach Pier only a short walk away. Offering oceanfront and ocean view rooms just a step away from the Atlantic Ocean, the Carolina Resort Motel aims to meet the needs of those seeking family vacation time, a romantic getaway, or a place to rest during business travel. We have recently updated/renovated many of our rooms and all include kitchen facilities, cable TV, and telephones. ... more   less 
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