My husband and I just spent 3 nights in a third floor king bed room in the main building. We selected this property on the recommendation of family who have enjoyed annual visits to York.
First, let me share that my husband and I have been very fortunate in being able to travel to many fine hotels across the country. We know luxury and we have high standards. However, we are also realists. We know for instance, that when booking a room for under $200/night, during peak season, in a New England coastal town, we are not booking the proverbial "Ritz".
We were greeted by a respectful, if not gracious, young woman at the desk and we were able to check in about 1 hour before the regular check in time of 3 p.m. We knew when we booked a third floor room that we were looking at a hike up two flights of stairs. We considered the enhanced view and the reduction of noise overhead worth the extra work to get to the room. The room was neat and clean though clearly the building overall needs some updating (the drop ceiling, dated wall coverings and cracked mildewing caulk in our bathroom being key examples).
The view was lovely...both from within the room (the windows were spotless) and from the balcony. The bed was new (as a recent reviewer noted) and VERY comfortable. 6 pillows (each appearing to offer a different degree of firmness) was offered on the bed. The walls are not soundproof but we had courteous neighbors and were not awakened nor kept awake by talking or other such sounds of life.
The pools were small but seemed well maintained. We did not take advantage of this "perk" largely because of the weather and because this clearly was a necessary amenity for families of children and as such was not a place of relaxation for us. We did enjoy the roof deck one afternoon.
The Sun and Surf Restaurant across the street is wonderful and worth trying out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.
Having said all of this, one might wonder why we elected to give this setting only a three out of five. Again, we are realists. We enjoyed our stay for what it was...a brief sojourn into small town New England. The view of the ocean through power lines and across a busy road...a shared balcony with strangers...pools and common areas really working to meet the needs of families...a structure in need of some updating...combined with a decent, safe and clean setting in an ideal location for a beach vacation all adds up to an average rating... worth the trip (and money).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 202 Room Ocean Front Hotel with 2 indoor, 1 outdoor seasonal pool with slide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchorage Hotel York Beach
- Anchorage Resort York Beach
- Anchorage Inn York Maine
- Anchorage Inn Maine/York - York Beach