Guide to Old Orchard Beach Hotels, Motels, Cottages, and Condos
Old Orchard Beach is a classic beach town with a summer carnival atmosphere and accommodations for all tastes and budgets, including campgrounds, motels directly on the beach and hotels near the Old Orchard Beach Pier. Whether you’re pitching a tent, renting a cottage or staying at one of the area’s fine motels or inns, Old Orchard Beach offers an unmatched family vacation experience. Its a fun Maine destination with a beautiful 7-mile sand beach and historic Pier in the middle.
Vacationers have enjoyed lodging in Old Orchard Beach Maine for generations. A visit in the Spring or Fall offers fabulous golf with over 10 courses within 30 minutes of the beach, and lower lodging rates. Fishing on the open ocean and nearby Rivers is the stuff dreams are made of.
In summer, families and children love the rides and games at the last Beachfront Amusement Park in the Northeast, Palace Playland, near The Pier. Those staying in Old Orchard Beach, nicknamed OOB, can also visit nearby amusements and water parks in Saco or take a day trip to Portland.
And of course, there is always the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier as the centerpiece to this exciting destination hosting shops, eateries, concerts, fairs, fireworks every Thursday night, street performances and more. With the wide array of lodging options in Old Orchard Beach and activities, it’s impossible not to have a fun experience.
About Old Orchard Beach Hotels and Motels
Old Orchard Beach is famed for its seven-mile sandy beach, rated the best beach in Maine. But there is so much more than just beautiful beach at Old Orchard: picture seaside amusement parks, great Maine seafood restaurants, golf, fishing and boating. Staying at an Old Orchard Beach hotel or motel is a great choice during your Maine vacation for sun, fun, relaxation and recreation.
Old Orchard Beach has more beachfront lodging than anywhere else in Maine. You will find motels and hotels steps from the sandy beach, close to the Pier – the centerpiece of Old Orchard Beach’s activity and amusements, along East and West Grand Ave that line the Beach, all conveniently located just 3 miles from I-195.
Old Orchard Beach hotels offer beachfront locations, welcoming lobbies, and oceanfront swimming pools and grounds for guests to enjoy. It’s so convenient to walk from your hotel room right to the beach, then walk into town for shopping, and savoring that Maine lobster roll, Pier Fries and Fried Dough which always tastes better in a coastal atmosphere.
There are a couple of chain hotels a few miles inland in Saco, but Old Orchard Beach hotels and motels are almost exclusively privately owned and operated by owners who have enjoyed this beach community for generations and pour that love into their establishment.
Motels in Old Orchard Beach are plentiful, and many are perfectly located on the beach or just a block away so you can hear, smell, even see the ocean. Sleeping to the sound of the waves gently surfing the sand as you sleep is one of the treasures of an Old Orchard Beach vacation. Staying in a motel is typically more affordable than lodging at other resort seaside towns further south along the east coast.
Motels offer convenient parking right by your room, many with swimming pools, playgrounds and barbeque picnic areas for guests to enjoy after a day at the beach. Motel amenities typically include cable TV, A/C, WiFi and more. Additionally, most Old Orchard Beach motels are an easy walk to the best dining spots, beach bars, shops, amusement rides and The Pier where fireworks launch every Thursday night in summer and bands and music play on most summer evenings.
Old Orchard Beach motels do get busy during the peak summer months of July and August, so plan your vacation in advance to get the best motel rooms with the beachfront location and ocean view. In the spring and fall, even June and September you will find Old Orchard Beach motels and hotels offer great low rates and seasonal specials that can make for a very affordable weekend or mid week getaway to Maine’s best beach.
Old Orchard Beach hotel and motel rooms vary in size, price and decor. Some offer suites, which provides one or two separate bedrooms, living, kitchen and dining areas with TVs and space to spread out, while others are a basic motel room with two beds and a bathroom at very affordable rates.
Sea Cliff House Motel provides guests with a kitchenette in certain suites, so you can prepare a few meals without having to go out. The Gull Motel is very family friendly, with a variety of different floor plans to choose from. Some motels and hotels even have separate cottage rooms for a more private getaway, perfect for a family or couple looking for romantic retreats by the seaside.
Old Orchard Beach hotels and motels typically include daily maid service and front desk staff that will provide you information on where to find area movie theaters, water parks, mini-golf or 18 hole Championship golf, and directions to Kittery and Freeport Outlets, Cabella’s, the Maine mall or L.L. Bean at your request.
More and more Old Orchard Beach hotels and motels provide pet friendly lodging, but be sure to check in advance about their pet friendly policies before you pack up and just go. Some properties only offer a select few pet accommodating rooms.