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“Great ocean view”
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Union Bluff Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in York Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great ocean view”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stayed in one of the ocean front rooms with our balcony overlooking the beach. The view is second to none with a completely unobstructed view of Short Sands beach and the ocean. The rooms are a little smaller than other places I've stayed, but they were clean and comfortable. The housekeeping staff is friendly and makes sure you have everything you need. This was our third trip to the Union Bluff and the only issue I had, which was completely out of the hotels hands, was a large tractor type machine spreading new sand on the beach. The beep, beep, beep every time it backed up drove me crazy. And it started at 7:00 a.m.!! Other than that, our stay was perfect. The little pub down off the lobby was great as usual. Food and prices were great. They have a good well rounded menu with something for every one. It was mid May and some of the downtown shops had opened and are just a stones throw from the hotel. The Union Bluff hotel has an old worldly charm dating back more than a century. It kind of gives the hotel a romantic air about it.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

We had a corner room on the top floor. Bigger than most and had an excellent view. The staff was very amiable and remembered my mother as a return customer. The room did need a little maintenance/updating, paint, linens, but nothing to deter from the charm of the place. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2012

The Union Bluff Hotel is a quaint hotel right on Short Sands Beach in York Maine. The rooms are large and clean,the food in the pub compares to none,the short walk to the Atlantic Ocean is easy and the sights and sounds of your oceanfront view are amazing!We have stayed here many times and have been treated with the best care. It is great anytime of year even those cold New England winters it's a blast coming here and just relaxing. Try hanging out on one of their decks from your room and watch the sun rise,truly a great experience.

Room Tip: Corner rooms have a great view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2012

I enjoyed my stay. The hotel is very clean. I stayed in the annex and the only complaint I have is that it did not have internet access. I was told I could have gone to the lobby to connect to the internet but really would have liked to have it in my room.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glenmont, New York
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

My husband & I arrived here this past Sunday, and we are leaving tomorrow (Thurs.) and wish we could stay longer. As we're writing this review, we are listening and watching the waves on the beach. Our stay here, as in the past, has been a most pleasurable experience. We have stayed in the Annex, the Main Hotel (both ocean front & ocean view rooms), and have never been disappointed. The staff is very friendly & helpful, and they have always gone out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The food at the Pub, and the breakfast at the Union Grill is very good, and the prices are very reasonable. The views of the ocean, as well as the beach, are outstanding. The shops are all within walking distance, and the locals are very friendly. The park along the beach (Ellis Park) is well maintained, and has scheduled activities... looking forward to visiting again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Our overall experience was great. The front desk women were all pleasant and accommodating. Our room -305, had a good view of the ocean and was very clean .Only downfall was that our room was small and only 1 sitting chair . The buildings and grounds were well cared for. The restaurant was beautifully decorated . We had a pkg deal with dinners/ breakfast. Each meal was 5* in taste and presentation of . Our morning breakfasts' were exceptional as well, and our waitress-Betty, was most attentive and sweet .
Was perfect going before the very busy season. Loved it there.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2012

Have stayed at the Union Bluff previously, always in the main building. This time, thought
to try Annex.
My first uneasy feeling came when the online reservation system didn't spit back a
confirmation number. So I contacted the hotel, and the booking clerk advised me that
the online system didn't always work! Happily,was able to complete reservation by
phone. And that should have been the end of the story, BUT! on the morning of my
departure from home..literally packed and heading out the door..I get a phone call
from the Union Bluff, saying that I was expected on the previous night! Apparently,
there was a snafu in the clerk's entry, leading the Bluff to believe that I was a no-show.
The Annex is a multi-level building, and probably not the easiest of of access if one has
small children or lots of luggage. The rooms are modestly sized, Euro-chic to the point
of sterility. There is no tiny coffee-maker,and no mini-fridge. The rooms could benefit
from the addition of both, as well as a comfortable chair. Bathroom was appointed with
very good towels, but water pressure was so-so, showering was like a gentle, lukewarm
sprinkle. The lights on the common decks of the Annex appear to stay on for the better
part of the night, and can be seen under the curtain of the sliding door that is the only
entrance in and out of the room. If the weather is good, and one is inclined to sit outside
on the deck, be mindful that your fellow travellers will be walking by you in their Speedos
during busy season. Ice and vending machine located on the first level of the building,
and if the vending machine is not operational, like it was during my visit, one gets to
take a hike over to the third floor of the hotel for a soft drink.
After a fitful night's sleep on a very hard mattress, with the intention of being on "snooze"
for another 1/2 hour, there was the clatter of heavy machinery outside of the building..
this was about 7:45AM...lo and behold..a crew with a cherry picker power washing the
back side of the Annex! That was it for me! Showered, dressed and out in <40".
On the plus side, the Annex is clean and the heat worked well. But if one is looking for
a bit more comfort in amenities, this might not be the best choice for you

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Union Bluff Hotel
Address: 8 Beach Street, York Beach, York, ME 03910
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Location: United States > Maine > York > York Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in York Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Union Bluff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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