Stage Neck aerial view at the mouth of York River to York Harbor in town of York, Maine - Deposit

The Best Resorts and Hotels To Experience In The York Maine Area

Tucked away on Maine’s southern shoreline, the enchanting town of York offers a classic New England allure and stunning vistas. With a rich tapestry of historical landmarks, cultural vibrancy, natural wonders, and gastronomic delights, it captivates visitors.

York is perfect for browsing quaint shops downtown, savoring ocean-fresh delicacies, trekking coastal paths, or unwinding in peaceful surroundings, providing the ideal retreat for those chasing both excitement and peace.

About Hotels, Motels, & Resorts in York Maine

When looking for accommodations in York Maine, you can expect a variety of hotels, motels, and resorts catering to different preferences and budgets. All of these lodging options rest either near or on the town’s shoreline.

The motels generally offer the necessities at affordable prices, while the hotels can offer everything from economical stays with minimal amenities to upscale stays with luxurious amenities. And, the resorts take the lodging experience to a whole new level, often including a spa and fine dining.

Aside from the general price variations, accommodation costs are influenced by how close the hotels, motels, and resorts are located to York Maine attractions, landmarks, restaurants, and shops. It’s common for prices to be higher the closer to the coastline the properties are and the time of year in which you visit — the costs rise during summer, fall, and special town events.

If you’re searching for bed and breakfasts or vacation rentals, check out our individual guides for York Maine lodging options.

Featured York Maine Hotels, Motels, & Resorts

York Harbor Inn | York Harbor 207-363-5119 | 480 York Street, York Harbor , Maine
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn that has been featured on the Travel Channels "Great Country Inns" and as Country Living Magazines "Inn of the Month." Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Award winning ocean view dining with a bistro menu in 1637 plus dining and entertainment in our Ships Cellar Pub. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Complete conference facilities. Open year round. See website for last minute Internet Specials, Innkeeper and other packages. Free WiFi. Learn More
Dockside Guest Quarters | York Harbor 207-363-2868 | 22 Harris Island Road, York, Maine
The Dockside is a special place, uniquely situated on a private peninsula overlooking York Harbor, providing panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Accommodations are in a classic “New England Cottage” and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. Dining at the Dockside is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering local seafood and a wide variety of other favorites. Beaches, history, outlet shopping, lighthouses, golf, fishing are all near by. The essence of Maine is truly captured here. Learn More
Sands by the Sea | York Beach 207-363-2211 | 15 Ocean Avenue, York Beach, Maine
Nestled on one of southern Maine’s most dearly loved stretches of coastline the superb seaside location of our Hotel, guarantees that relaxation begins the moment you arrive. Leave your car and stroll to the quaint shops, restaurants, and amusements... or simply walk across the road and stick your toes into the sand, sit on the beach, and take in the surf. Choose from ocean and pool view guest rooms to spacious suites. Learn More
The Inn at Tanglewood Hall | York Harbor 207-351-1075 | 611 York Street, York Harbor, Maine
Casually elegant seacoast B&B amidst woodlands, gardens and fountains, once a York Historical Society Decorator Show House. Enjoy bold ocean views along the Cliff Walk or relax upon York’s beaches just a stroll away; cuddle up in our hammock or by a crackling fire; then slip into luxurious queen beds in air-conditioned rooms with updated private baths. Surrounded by the scent of sea air, you'll savor breakfast on our veranda. Just an hour from Boston. Open year-round. Learn More

Getting to Know the York Maine Area

York Maine is composed of distinct villages and neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and attractions, offering a different experience. Whether it’s the historical ambiance of York Village, the serene elegance of York Harbor, the family-friendly fun of York Beach, or the peaceful retreat of Cape Neddick, there’s something for everyone.

York Village

This is the historic heart of the town, where you’ll find beautifully preserved homes and buildings. It’s a hub for local history and culture, with landmarks like the Old Gaol and Jefferds Tavern as part of the Museums of Old York, showcasing colonial and early American life.

In this historic center of York Maine, you’ll find First Parish Church — a 17th-century testament to York’s long-standing religious community. The current building dates back to the early 18th century and is a prominent feature of the village’s landscape.

Additionally, visitors can admire the well-preserved colonial homes and buildings that line the streets of York Village’s Historic District, offering a glimpse into the architectural styles of the past.

York Harbor

Known for its stunning coastal views and elegant homes, York Harbor is a picturesque and tranquil area. The grand seaside cottages and historic inns reflect the area’s past as a summer retreat for the wealthy, adding to the area’s charm and character.

York Harbor also features a beautiful harbor where boats are moored, and the Fisherman’s Walk takes you along the York River, offering serene views of the water and boating activity. Another beautiful trail, the Cliff Walk is a scenic path along the water that offers stunning views of the Maine coastline and is a favorite for leisurely strolls and peaceful morning jogs.

On either side of the Cliff Walk, you’ll find Hartley Mason Reserve and York Harbor Beach, both of which overlook York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The reserve is a public park with beautifully landscaped gardens, benches, and panoramic views. Meanwhile, the small, sheltered beach is ideal for families because of its gentle waters.

And if you want to get farther into the water, York Harbor is a great location for sea kayaking along the 13-mile tidal York River to the outer harbor and the coast.

York Beach

A popular summer destination, York Beach is divided into Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach and has a lively atmosphere with arcades, shops, and restaurants.

At the center is Long Sands Beach, a 1.5-mile stretch of white sand that’s ideal for beach games and sunbathing. It’s also an ideal spot for surfing and swimming. Although busy from mid-June to Labor Day, metered parking on Long Beach Avenue makes it a convenient spot for a day by the ocean. Handicapped parking and access ramps are located near the bathhouse as well.

And tucked between rocky cliffs, the 0.25-mile Short Sands Beach is a popular spot for families because it’s home to Ellis Park, which is equipped with a playground, a large grassy area, basketball courts, and a gazebo that often hosts live music.

Short Sands Beach is within walking distance of the downtown area where you can find coastal boutique shops, restaurants, arcades, and other entertainment. York’s Wild Kingdom, for instance, is an amusement park and zoo combo that hosts a variety of animals, rides, and games suitable for all ages.

Cape Neddick

Cape Neddick is a quieter village known for its rocky coast. It has a more relaxed pace and is a great spot for enjoying the natural beauty of Maine’s coastline.

The most iconic landmark here is the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse, which stands on a rocky islet off the coast. It’s one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. While the lighthouse itself is not open to the public, visitors can get excellent views from Sohier Park, which provides telescopes, informational displays, and a gift shop.

York Cliffs

The York Cliffs is a village and striking geological feature located along the coastline to the northeast of Cape Neddick and Cape Neddick Harbor. Offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the cliffs are known for their natural beauty.

The area is also home to the quieter Cape Neddick Beach — also known as Passaconaway Beach. This quaint, rocky shoreline has tidal pools and serene ocean views. Plus, the area is popular for sightseeing and photography.

Bald Head

Northeast of the York Cliffs, Bald Head is a village named after a nearby rock formation — Bald Head Cliff. This prominent rock formation is characterized by steep, rugged cliffs that drop off dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, offering breathtaking views of the Maine coastline and ocean.

Near the cliff is Cliff House, a luxury resort that offers dining and spa services with a view of the cliffs. The spa offers a range of treatments while overlooking the stunning cliffs. The location is a favorite for photographers and nature lovers, providing a quintessential Maine coastal experience with dramatic scenery and crashing waves.

In addition, Bald Head is home to Cape Neddick Country Club, a semi-private course with tee times available to the public. It has a challenging and scenic 18-hole experience.

Mount Agamenticus

Exploring inland, Mount Agamenticus is a short drive from York Maine’s many villages and offers hiking and biking trails with panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the ocean and even the White Mountains in New Hampshire on clear days. Part of Maine’s large coastal wilderness, the mountain stands as a prominent peak where it’s fun to go wildlife-watching.

The Culinary Experiences

York Maine offers a diverse dining scene — from fresh, locally sourced seafood at Shearwater at Stage Neck Inn to the creative plates at The Central Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy oceanfront dining at Stones Throw, or savor Mexican flavors at The Burrito Shop. Whether you’re craving steak, sushi, or classic diner fare, York’s culinary landscape caters to all tastes.

But, it’s not all about big meals. There are plenty of places to get snacks and desserts in York too. If you only go to one, though, it has to be The Goldenrod. It’s famous for its saltwater taffy, which has been made on-site since 1896. Visitors can watch taffy being pulled and cut into pieces before enjoying this sweet treat.

Top Hotels, Motels, & Resorts in York Maine

Best Western York Inn

2 Brickyard Ln, York | 207-363-8903
If you’re looking for an affordable spot that is close to the beach, Best Western offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. The beach, local attractions, and restaurants are close by. Start your day with a filling, complimentary breakfast, and then head out to explore all that York can offer.
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Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndam York

6 Market Place Dr, York | 207-536-5382
The best hotel stays are those that are hassle-free, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here. The staff is friendly, the rooms are comfortable, the prices are affordable, and the beach is just a short distance away. The hotel takes care of the comfort so that you can spend more time having fun.
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Stage Neck Inn

8 Stage Neck Road, York Harbor, York | 207-363-3850
No matter how old you are or how many times you may have been to Maine, the Stage Neck Inn is an iconic spot where countless memories are made. Enjoy modern amenities, spectacular ocean views, and the relaxing sounds of the ocean. If you’re seeking serenity in York Harbor, this is the place to find it!
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Sunrise Motel

Route 1A & Long Sands Ave, York Beach | 207-363-4542
Situated just across the street from Long Sands Beach, every room here offers a view of the ocean as well as Nubble Lighthouse and Boon Island Lighthouse. The motel is open year-round as well, and it’s the perfect place to go whether you’re planning a family trip or a romantic getaway.
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Stones Throw Hotel

123 Long Beach Ave, York | (207) 361-3116
If you’re looking for unforgettable lodging in York Maine, you can’t do much better than this. Stones Throw is a beachfront boutique hotel with an incredible view of the ocean, comfortably spacious beds, and plenty of amenities. Also, there’s an on-site restaurant that serves classic cocktails and a creative menu.
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Sea Turn Motel

55 Long Beach Ave, York | 207-363-5137
This York mainstay has been family-owned and operated since the 1970s and prides itself on showing its visitors a good time. Everywhere you look, there’s something fun to do, whether it’s a trip to the beach (just 50 feet from the motel) or a frolic in Sea Turn’s seasonal pool.
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Cutty Sark Motel

58 Long Beach Avenue, York Beach | 207-363-5131
If you’re looking for a place that’s budget-friendly, close to attractions, and feels comfortable, this is the place to be. It’ll feel like your home away from home as you enjoy great service from friendly staff. It’s a short walk from Long Sands Beach and close to some of the best local pubs and restaurants in town.
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Lighthouse Inn and Carriage House

20 Nubble Road PO Box 658, York Beach | 207-363-6072
Located just a stone’s throw from Long Sands Beach, the Lighthouse Inn and Carriage House offers its guests everything they could ever want for a beach vacation. Guests can watch unforgettable sunrises and sunsets right from the beach, and the hotel is located just 1 mile from the Nubble Lighthouse.
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The ViewPoint Hotel

229 Nubble Rd, Cape Neddick | 207-361-3261
With luxurious suites and panoramic ocean views, The ViewPoint Hotel is an exclusive property that features private terraces, elegant decor, and landscaped grounds. Overlooking the Nubble Lighthouse, it provides a serene, picturesque setting for a memorable coastal retreat in the heart of Maine’s rugged beauty.
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Sands by the Sea Motel

15 Ocean Ave, York Beach | 207-363-2211
If you’ve ever pictured what the ideal hotel/motel for a coastal Maine vacation might look like, the Sands by the Sea Motel might be what you would imagine. This waterfront motel is budget-friendly and offers excellent service, spacious rooms, gorgeous views, and plenty of amenities to make you feel comfortable.
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York Beach Residence Club

1 Ocean Ave, York | 207-363-0900
The York Beach Residence Club is a condominium-style resort offering a variety of rooms — from hotel-style to multi-bedroom units. It boasts a prime location on Short Sands Beach, so many rooms have ocean views. Guests praise the property’s cleanliness and modern amenities.
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Cliff House Maine

591 Shore Rd, Cape Neddick, York | 207-361-1000
If a luxurious, memorable experience in York is what you seek, then you’ll absolutely find it here! Cliff House’s rooms are spacious, there are jaw-dropping views of the ocean, and the service is top-notch. It’s close to the beach and all the nearby attractions. If you’re looking for the perfect getaway spot, this is one to choose.
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Featured Lodging in Nearby Towns

Ogunquit Timeshare Rentals | Ogunquit 877-815-4227 | 306 U.S. Route 1, 639 Maine Street, Ogunquit, Maine
For luxury accommodations at an affordable price, has an extensive inventory of Ogunquit timeshare rentals available. At up to 70% off traditional resort pricing, travelers can stay at luxury resorts such as the InnSeason Resorts, The Falls at Ogunquit and Hillcrest Condominiums. Guests can enjoy convenient on-site amenities such as a year-round indoor heated pool, hot tubs, sauna, and fitness center. When it’s time to retire for the night, guests can enjoy their luxury suites equipped with a full kitchen, fireplace, cable TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi. To find out more, visit or call 877-815-4227. Learn More
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club | Kennebunkport 207-967-2511 | 59 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club’s marina-side location on the Kennebunk River is as idyllic as can be. Yachtsman is a short walk or bike ride from beaches, attractions, restaurants and the eclectic galleries and boutiques that make Dock Square the most alluring shopping and dining enclave on the Maine coast. The adjacent Kennebunkport Marina provides dockage, rentals, and services for boating enthusiasts. Yachtsman also provides complimentary kayak, canoe, and bike rentals to guests. Learn More
Grand Hotel | Kennebunk 877-455-1501 | 1 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk, Maine
The Grand Hotel in Kennebunk, Maine, sits prominently on Chase Hill, just steps away from bustling downtown Kennebunkport. Featuring classic New England architecture and elegantly appointed decor, the hotel offers views of lively Dock Square and Lower Village. Grand Hotel is a perfect retreat for your coastal Maine vacation if you are looking for convenience, comfort, and elegance. With our on-site Maine Art Hill art gallery, you can indulge yourself in artistic delights. Learn More
Village by the Sea | Wells 207-646-1100 | 1373 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium suites with living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, seasonal outdoor pool, gas grills and much more. Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Banquet facility with a variety of meeting spaces including Maine Ballroom and intimate Kennebunk Board Room, perfect for Maine coast wedding, anniversary, birthday or meeting. Free WiFi. Learn More
Sun Outdoors RV Resort | Wells Beach, Maine 800-640-2267 | 1000 Post Rd. (U.S. Route 1), Wells, Maine
Enjoy a family adventure Sun Outdoors, Wells Beach. You'll love our resort amenities including a pool, playground and full-sized mini-golf course. Just one mile from the scenic Maine beach, offering your family fun in the sun, deep-sea fishing and a variety of restaurants in town. Choose from a great selection of spacious RV and tent sites or our new Premier Cottages! Join in the fun and beauty of Maine during your next getaway and make us your vacation destination. Learn More
The Cottages at Cabot Cove | Kennebunkport 207-967-5424 | 7 S Maine St, Kennebunkport, Maine
Catering to couples, captivatingly cozy, and quintessentially coastal, this magical enclave of 16 petite cottages is a departure from traditional inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cabot’s whimsically intimate accommodations offer the perfect seasonal getaway; serene and peaceful being tucked away in a cove, but also conveniently located near downtown. Perhaps Renovation Style magazine summed up The Cottages at Cabot Cove best — “decorated little houses with patios and lush landscaping, clustered next to Cabot Cove, one of Maine’s most beautiful saltwater settings.” Learn More
Cape Arundel Inn & Resort | Kennebunkport 855-346-5700 | 208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Time on Maine’s spellbinding coast has a way of resetting your priorities. Cape Arundel Inn & Resort’s shimmering ocean views, exquisitely prepared cuisine, and the indulgent sleep that follows invigorating days by the sea will set your transformation in motion. Getaways here on this picture-perfect point of land can be as private or as social, as active or as restful, as casual or as elegant as you dream. As a guest, you’ll have the devoted Cape Arundel Inn team at your service to handcraft experiences that are authentically Maine… authentically you. Learn More
Misty Harbor Resort | Coastal Resort in Wells 207-646-8373 | 60 Mile Road, Wells, Maine
All suite condominium resort, on the trolley route and just 3/4 mile from Wells Beach. One or two bedroom suites with full kitchen, dining area and scenic views of the marshlands and ocean beyond. Amenities include free WiFi, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, grills, picnic tables, outdoor playground and onsite restaurant. Open year round with many off-season specials available. Situated between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Enjoy nearby whale and lobster tours, fishing trips, antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. Learn More
Sea Mist Resort Motel | Wells 800-448-0925  | 733 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Affordable Resort Motel located near Kennebunkport, Wells Beach and Ogunquit. The resort features an indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck and BBQ area. Free WiFi, local calling and pool towels. All rooms have a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot with free coffee. Full baths, climate control, CCTV with DVD and hair dryers. Most rooms with a queen size bed and sleep sofa. We also feature 2 one-bedroom suites with a separate bedroom and small kitchen, dining and living area. Learn More
The Lady Mary Inn | North Berwick 207-676-2133 | Elm Street, North Berwick, Maine
Comfortably familiar and welcoming, elegant and classic, down to the tiniest detail, while still offering every convenience the modern traveler expects. Welcome to the Lady Mary Inn. Surround yourself in Victorian romance. Experience the grandeur of this 25-room mansion while you enjoy all the Southern Maine Seacoast Region has to offer! Stretch out in one of our spacious guest rooms with beautiful private baths. Full gourmet breakfasts are artfully served. Conveniently located in North Berwick, Maine, just 6 miles from I-95 and 15 minutes from miles of white sandy beaches. Learn More
Rockmere Lodge | Ogunquit 888-646-2985 | 150 Stearns Rd, Ogunquit, Maine
An oceanview bed and breakfast on the 1.7-mile pathway called the Marginal Way. Eight beautifully appointed bedrooms with private baths for your comfort. Full breakfast on our oceanview wrap-around porch or in our formal dining room off season. Beautiful grounds to stroll and relax in. Third floor Lookout room with panoramic ocean views. Easy walk to everything Ogunquit has to offer. Non-smoking. Open year round. Learn More
The Grand Hotel | Ogunquit 207-646-1231 | 276 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
A popular choice for travelers visiting Ogunquit, The Grand Hotel offers two room suites equipped with a king bed, TV in each room, fridge, microwave and WIFI. Some suites feature fireplaces. Free parking is available in our underground parking lot. Enjoy our indoor pool and outdoor Hot Tub. It is an easy walk to Perkins Cove, Marginal Way, Ogunquit Beach and the Downtown area with many fine dining choices along the way. Learn More
Pink Blossoms Resort | Ogunquit 207-646-7397 | 154 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
Ogunquit’s premier Family Resort is within strolling distance to Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way, Downtown Ogunquit and Perkins Cove. An easy walk to galleries, fine restaurants, shops and the Ogunquit Playhouse. Our variety of updated room types accommodate couples and families. All 30 units are non-smoking and feature WIFI, Satellite TV and fully equipped kitchenettes. Enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis, pickleball, children’s playground, BBQ grills and picnic area. Learn More

Exploring Beyond York Maine

York Maine is a coastal haven boasting a plethora of attractions. While you’re here, though, you have a prime opportunity to explore nearby Maine coastal towns. Here’s a look at what you can expect on day trips to Kittery, Ogunquit, and The Berwicks.


Kittery Maine melds seaside allure with a rich historical tapestry. Shopaholics flock to the renowned Kittery Premium Outlets, whereas Fort McClary State Historic Site and Kittery Historical & Naval Museum offer a window into the area’s rich heritage.

The town also boasts numerous parks and an extensive shoreline waiting to be discovered, including the tranquil Seapoint Beach. Culinary adventurers can delight in ocean-fresh fare, and beer aficionados have the chance to sample distinctive local ales at Tributary Brewing.


Ogunquit Maine is renowned for its breathtaking coastal scenery with highlights including the expansive Ogunquit Beach and the picturesque Marginal Way cliff walk. The Ogunquit Playhouse is a hub for top-notch theatrical productions, and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art displays the region’s rich artistic legacy.

Meanwhile, the cozy Perkins Cove is dotted with delightful boutiques and restaurants, and maritime excursions allow visitors to admire the craggy shoreline from the water. The town’s lively spirit and picturesque landscapes ensure Ogunquit remains a beloved getaway.

The Berwicks

Maine’s Berwicks — Berwick, North Berwick, and South Berwick — sit cozily by the Salmon Falls River, radiating historical depth and the quintessential charm of New England’s small towns.

In these communities, landmarks like the Hamilton House and Sarah Orne Jewett House stand testament to their rich past. Alongside these sites are local farms, craftsmen’s stores, bustling community markets, and treasure-filled antique shops.

The natural splendor of preserves, undulating hills, and picturesque rivers completes the idyllic rural tapestry of the Southern Maine Coast.

FAQs About York Maine Hotels, Motels, & Resorts

What accommodations do travelers recommend in York Beach?

The ViewPoint Hotel is recommended by travelers in York Beach for its views and amenities. Plus, it’s located near Sohier Park and Nubble Lighthouse.

What are the best hotels near York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park?

The Cutty Sark Motel is frequently mentioned as one of the best hotels near York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park because it’s less than 1 mile away — just a 20-minute walk.

Is there a charge for Wi-Fi access at York Maine hotels?

Wi-Fi policies vary at York Maine hotels. Many hotels offer free Wi-Fi to guests, while others may charge a fee. Sunrise Motel, Sea Turn Motel, and Best Western York Inn are a few that offer free internet access.

Do York Maine hotels have parking available, and is there a charge?

Parking availability and charges are hotel-specific in York Maine. The ViewPoint Hotel, Sunrise Motel, Best Western York Inn, and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham York are a few that offer free parking. Others may charge a daily rate, while some may not have parking at all.

Can I bring my pet to hotels, motels, and resorts in York Maine?

Pet policies vary widely among hotels, motels, and resorts in York Maine. Sea Turn Motel, for instance, has dog-friendly rooms.

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