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The Holiday House Inn
Ranked #4 of 4 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
“A Really Good New England Motel”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

My fiance and I found this place on TripAdvisor, because we needed a place to stay in the Cape Elizabeth area during our Fall Foliage driving tour.This review covers the motel side of the property - we found that it was a better value for us, since we were on a budget. We can definitely say it is above average - compared to what everyone perceives a "motel" to be, the dated furnishings and how the room is set up still makes the room have that "motel" feeling. However, the room was clean and comfortable. A major downside was the Wi-Fi. Our room was towards the end, facing the street - so we didn't have a decent connection. All in all, we would definitely recommend this to guests who need a place to stay overnight with a budget, on their way up to Portland, or on their way down to Portsmouth, NH and everything in between.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Waterford, New York
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is not Holiday Inn, but.... I knew that going in from other reviews. The place met and exceeded our expectations and we will be back next year. After a few nights visiting relatives in Maine, we spent a Labor Day overnight here before returning home. We had stayed down the street from this inn a few years ago, so we knew of the beach and the quiet solitutde of the Pine Point area. Wish we had another day to stay. Walks on the beach at night and early morning were great. The weather was not totally cooperative (some rain), but the water was warm enough to wade even in early September. The staff was friendly and helpful and although we stayed in the motel section, they gave us a tour of the inn to give us a feel of what else they had to offer for lodging. The motel was somewhat dated, but it was quiet, roomy, clean and had a good TV. The shared kitchen was a bonus as we were able to prepare breakfast there. We are definitely going back next year and plan to try the inn for two nights. Now if the weather will cooperate. A final hurrah was the price. Other places in Pine Point that we checked out were still on summer rates. The Holiday changed on Labor Day, so it was considerably much less. Very affordable and far enough away from the crowds of Old Orchard Beach. The location is just over the line in Scarborough and is really a residential neighborhood.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We've been staying at the Holiday House for 5 years in a row. I discovered this place 20 years ago when my child was only 2 years old: nothing much have changed. Great family place!
The location is great, near Portland, Maine Mall, Freeport... and directly on the BEACH which is the main attraction for my family! And it is just a 6 hours trip from Québec city.
We always stay in the motel portion. The rooms are a bit dated, but very clean and confortable. Could use queen size beds, though. There is a fridge in each room, a TV. The staff is friendly and efficient.
There is a community kitchen opened from 7 am to 7 pm with a fridge and a small "cube" where you can place your grocery. There is everything you need to make a meal: coffeemakers, microwave, toasters, etc. I would suggest a second fridge since, in august, it becomes really full.
So you don't have to drive for breakfast or lunch.
All in all, a great place to spend a week and enjoy the beautiful beach.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Just returned from our annual Maine vacation and our stay at the Holiday House where the staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the location is ideal….far enough away from the hustle and bustle of OOB, but close enough to any vacation activity you could want.
Our room, in the hotel portion of the Inn, suits our needs just fine. We stock the mini fridge that is in the room and bring our own coffee pot and pillows, but do take advantage of the community kitchen where many a lobster lunch has been made and enjoyed!
We appreciate the daily housekeeping service, easy parking, and enjoy lovely patio overlooking the beach…..but the ‘Maine’ attraction for our family is the ocean, which is literally steps away.
They must be doing something right, it’s been our home away from home for a week every summer for the last 25 years! Until next year …

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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steve2wdw, Owner at The Holiday House Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
We're so happy that you've continued to stay with us throughout the years here at The Holiday House, and we Thank You for your kind words. See you next time. Mary and the Staff
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Brockville, Canada
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Although we choose the first week of September, to escape the crowds, -- we still enjoy the
relative peace and quiet of the Inn for this annual vacation. The staff are helpful and do their best to insure a pleasent stay. The Inn is somewhat dated, but there-in lies it's charm. I can
almost imagine my parents enjoying it's soothing aura, while sun worshipping on the rear
patio-lounge. A delightful beach, safe swimming, due to the protection of the outer islands,
and lot's of chances for daytrip shopping, with many excellent restaurants close by. There is nothing as soul satisfying, as reading a good book, while listening to the surf rolling in.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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steve2wdw, Owner at The Holiday House Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thanks for your kind words....and yes, our furniture does have a little history, but because it was all made in Maine, by Moosehead furniture, we choose to keep it, as it is still highly functional....just not modern. We've tried to keep things as "homey" as possible without going the "chain" look. Once again, Thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you again! Mary and the Staff
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed at this inn for the first time. Rooms in the motel are so-so; old furniture, quite dark, bathroom could use a bit of TLC... but clean, and comfortable. Loved that there was a little sitting area outside our room to relax after dinner. Shared kitchen was great, especially with kids; enough room in the fridge for our juice, milk and a few items; a little cubby for our dry goods. Only thing I would comment on is that it is available from 7 to 7 (would extend to at least 8 or 9, although no one threw us out when we stayed until 7:45 PM). The beach is probably the best point: quiet, beautiful sand, clean, not too crowded... I'm not a fan of Old Orchard Beach, so it is just far enough away... Didn't have to worry about packing a lunch, we could just run to the kitchen and get something! And the trolley stops every hour to go to OOB if one wants to is a big plus; no worries about parking. Also close to shops, restaurants, and a nice little market that makes breakfast and sandwiches... What else can you ask for on vacation! One tip if you come: very few amenities in the room; bring shampoo, hair dryer, even a coffee maker if you like to have it in your room... There is a refrigerator in the room, however....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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steve2wdw, Owner at The Holiday House Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review....it's great to hear what our guests think! As I mentioned in another response, we like to refer to our furniture as having some history to it. It's highly functional, but it was Made In Maine by Moosehead Furniture and that's why we love it. We're trying to stay away from that streamlined, modern "chain" look and I guess we've succeeded. One other note....our community kitchen used to close much earlier (at 3pm) and for the last 10 years or so have closed at 7pm. The biggest reason for the 7pm closing is out of respect for the guests in the room above and to the side of the kitchen. When we experimented with a later time, we had numerous complaints from those rooms about the noise. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we've found that most of our guests love The Holiday House because of it's quiet atmosphere and location (far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Old Orchard Beach), hence the earlier closing. Once again, we appreciate your thoughts and hope you visit with us again. Mary and the Staff
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

My family and I have been coming here almost every summer for the past 4-5 years. Perks: beachfront, community kitchen, out of crazy OOB craziness, but
close enough by trolley if you have the urge for fried dough and skee ball. Most of the people staying here are from Canada and speak French, which makes
it interesting. Many of the same Canadians come every year with their families also. The only minus I can share is that the beds aren't comfortable. So my sis brought us some egg crate type cushions this year and problem solved. Also, its only 30 ish minutes to Portland (make reservations somewhere or you'll regret it like we did! We had a party of 7). Already looking forward to next year :)

  • Stayed July 2013
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steve2wdw, Owner at The Holiday House Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
We'd like to Thank You for taking the time to put your thoughts into your review. As so many of our guests have different preferences when it comes to bed firmness, you can imagine that not everyone is going to be pleased with our "middle of the road" firmness. Thanks again for the comments and hope to see you again! Mary and the Staff
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Property: The Holiday House Inn
Address: 106 E Grand Ave, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough, ME 04074-8874
Location: United States > Maine > Scarborough
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy, family owned and operated Inn and Motel, located with direct access to the Grand Beach area of Saco Bay (1.8 miles from the Old Orchard Beach Pier) near Pine Point in Scarborough, Maine. The Inn was the home of the first generation of operators, who opened their doors to travelers starting in 1964. Sixteen motel units were constructed adjacent to the Inn, opening in 1970. The adults only Inn, and family Motel are all non-smoking units. Many of our guests are returning families who've been vacationing with their parents and grandparents, since my grandmother and grandfather opened the Inn almost 50 years ago. ... more   less 
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