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Sand Dollar Inn and Lily's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 23, 2011

The entire place has not been updated for many years. So what! Everything has been well maintained and it's one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed. My wife joked and said that the bathroom floor was so clean that one could eat of the floor. The ocean can be heard but new construction blocks most of the view. There is easy access to the beach directly across the road. Best of all they take dogs.

Room Tip: Get a room on the ocean side
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

After some trepidation over 2 reviews of this motel, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. I will add that 3 other reviews had been positive. From the outside the motel is as neat and well-cared for as can be. Lily, her husband and their dog, Lucy, were so pleasant and helpful that we felt right at home. Parking was right at our porch and easy. When we opened the door to our room(on the back) we breathed a sigh of relief. The room was so clean and neat and comfortable looking. The beds were great - we both slept like logs every night. Everything worked properly and the overhead fan cooled the room fine. There were several chairs and the kitchenette worked out beautifully for us. We enjoyed a breakfast at Lily's on one of our days, ate in twice and on the beach once. The location is incredible. Across the street is the cutest entrance to the beach that the town has built. The beach was beautiful and never over-crowded. It was easy to go to busier places (20 min. to Old Port in Portland, Cape Elizabeth(especially the Lobster Shack at the Two Lights) or south to outlets and 'honky tonk'. This was everything you could want in a Maine vacation. Thank you, Lily, for having such a cute place.

Room Tip: The 3 rooms on the front were probably better for views, but the 4 on back were fine.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

It's our second year at the Sand Dollar Inn.
Would recommand without a doubt. (Although the kitchenette is very small, and takes forevever to boil water or cook something because the burners don't get that hot) it's a peaceful place in Pinepoint. Beach is across the street and not crowded like the one in the pier area. Very clean and comfortable. Lilly the owner is very friendly & accomodating.
The rooms in the front have a nice deck wich the rooms in the back don't have.
Will probably go again next year if we go to OOB.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 23, 2009

The Sand Dollar Inn was the perfect place for a first trip to Maine. My mom and I like to walk. Each morning we walked from Scarbourgh to Old Orchard Beach stopping at the shops along the way. We ate lunch at the Boardwalk and walked back along the shore. We had rooms on the Ocean side and met some great people who stay there every year. They were wonderful travel resources and steered us in the right direction for day trips. We loved having lobster omlettes and blueberry pancakes at Lily's in the morning. The place is very comfortable. It made me think of my grandmother's home with the fresh smelling linens and period furniture. We will be returning with more family members next year.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2007

Lily dosent have anything to worry about.....esp that nasty Lighthouse Inn across the way ....Lilys was absolutely perfect by us. My sisters family and mine stayed in 2000, following the deaths of my husband and our mother. Then again in 02 we returned the same excellent hospitality! We had the most enjoyable time of our 40+ years of traveling to Maine. I dont want to praise it too highly as Lilys Sandollar Inn is always booked. And yes the rooms facing the sea are a hot commodity....though we enjoyed the rear facing room as well. My sister stayed once across the way because of non- availabilty...never again. I went to visit her ( yes i was lucky enough to get a front facing room!). Her place smelled horrible of mildew- i would have never been able to stay there. I value the quietness of Lilys location to the beach. The restaurant alone draws many visitors---we loved having it to ourselves for breakfast---every meal we had was a class act!! I cant wait to get back again. Like i said, i dont want too many to know how wonderful The Sand Dollar Inn is so there will be an opening for me !! God Bless Lily--i hope you get to see this!! Oh and the prices--compare for yourself--it all depends on what your needs are.....hers is by far the better value!
PS I did finally find similar Sand dollars to put near my steps!!

  • Stayed: August 2003, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2005

The Inn has a great location. It is across the street from Lighthouse Inn, where I also stayed. The Sand Dollar is cheaper, somewhat. Rooms in the back, facing the parking lot, are $160, during the week. After experiencing the heat wave, I opted for a front room, for $180. However, the windows don't fully open. It is a picture window and side "crank" windows and a louvered window at the door. There's a big ceiling fan, which came in handy when the temp got up to 90. When I was in the room in the back, I was kept up by the people in the neighboring room who were outside their room until after 1:00 am, smoking & drinking. The next day I complained. The sign outside says "no smoking on premises." The manager didn't respond to this. Also, they tend to be cheap. The whole time I was there (4 days) I had one roll of toilet paper and no paper towels, etc. for the kitchenette. One packet of coffee for the 4 days. Every night my fridge (tiny thing) would quit and water would pour out on the floor. Then, mysteriously, the thing would kick in and be operating when I woke up. In the meantime, I'd taken everything out and put it in my cooler. This happened every night. I also ate at their little restaurant on the premise: Lily's. They advertise a "Lily's luscious omelette," that isn't . Also, the dining room is only one-half air conditioned and during the heat wave, that half was occupied early...
When it was time to go, I didn't realize that check-out was 10 am (how uncivilized!) and I assumed it was 11. In any event, I went out to my car to put things away, and when I returned to the room the manager was already there, cleaning my room. Scared me to death! She didn't apologize, she just kept on working. I'm afraid that while the Pine Point beach is beautiful, the hotel situation is not the greatest. There are only 3. Better to rent one of the houses or condos that are advertised.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed October 16, 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sand Dollar Inn and Lily's Restaurant

Address: Pine Point Beach, 372 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
Location: United States > Maine > Scarborough
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Price Range: $80 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Sand Dollar Inn And Lily's Restaurant Maine/Scarborough

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