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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Just spent 3 lovely days at Sands By The sea and could not be happier.Yes the rooms are a little dated' but that is half the fun of staying in a motel. The location is absolutely PERFECT, less then a 90 second walk to the Beach,Goldenrod and Fun O Rama. The pool is modern and Clean with plenty of lounges...

Thank davey67
Reviewed 1 August 2016

we stayed 2 nights in a room with 2 double. the room was comforable for sleeping, had small fridge and microwave, the room was small and would have been uncomfortable if he were force to stay in room, but the weather was on our side, so we just used the room basically sleep. It was just my husband and i...

Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We just wrapped up a week at the sands. Overall it’s great. I really researched the area for the perfect place for us and this was it. With small kids we love having access to the beach and a pool. Not only is this place right across the street from short sands, but it has a nice pool with a...

1Thank NHmama23
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It's cramped, nice room with ocean view but very small. Doesn't seem the cleanest. Staff very nice. Parking difficult. Outside chairs on balcony ok, not too clean or comfortable and no little side table. Don't order out food cause really no place to eat comfortably in the room. Do the best you can. Just too small. I had to cover...

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A great place for a quick getaway with the family, with a location that can't be beat. Staff was very friendly and helpful when needed. Room was a little small but functional. Sheets on the bed were very worn and dated, not the most comfortable. No real amenities other than the pool which can become quickly crowded. Cleanliness was overall...

Thank Knight619
Dedham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Another great family week in the books and can't wait til next year (or a getaway weekend to spoil before then!)....Ownership, management, and staff are a well oiled machine and cater to every need and issue. U will not beat cleanliness, location, and attention to detail!!

1Thank CoachK2525
Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We stayed mid June 2016 just a few days . This clean, Motel on Short Sands a step from bch. From the friendly staff to the heated pool, had me make a resvn. for 10days in Aug, It is a rear Antique to stay at, with all the amenities of 2016, someone told me it was the place to be...

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Not a luxury place but clean -small rooms just a motel - -no amenities -no coffee in room or office - but cannot beat location! Ocean view, 2nd floor- lovely staff. Cleaned furniture in pool every day - lots of tables - clean pool! Nice seating out side of rooms - very casual. Walk to downtown, beach right across street,...

Thank Peg Q
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stayed at the Sands by the Sea for our first ever trip to York Beach and it did NOT disappoint. Initially, our trip was to be Monday-Wednesday, but as we got closer, the weather for Wednesday wasn't looking so hot. We were able to call and shift our trip up a day- I was immediately impressed with their flexibility!...

1Thank Vanessa H
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Sands by the Sea was a great spot for the family to visit York Beach. It is in the perfect location for the beach, shops, restaurants, zoo and playground. Walking distance to everything. The rooms were small but clean and just right for spending time outside. I wish there were a little more space to hang/dry all the wet stuff...

Thank kheffernan3

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you like being able to check into a clean, friendly, ocean front motel with a beautiful pool and close proximity to not only the beach, but the shops, restaurants, park, trolly, amusement park and even a Wild Animal Kingdom, then you've found the right place! Come see us at the Sands by the Sea Motel where all of your troubles and worries will melt away as you first arrive and view out over the majestic Atlantic Ocean, which is visible from most of our comfortable accommodations. We have a range of standard rooms, 1-bedroom suites, 2 or 3 bedroom cottages and even the Sea Rose Luxury Condominium Suites. We look forward to seeing you in York Beach at the Sands by the Sea Motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands by the Sea

Address: 15 Ocean Avenue, PO Box 300, York Beach, York, ME
Region: United States > Maine > York > York Beach
Price Range: $166 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Sands By The Sea Hotel York Beach
Sands By The Sea York, Maine - York Beach
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“If you need some bath accommodation, recommend you ask for a shower/tub with grab bar installed.”
 of 5 bubbles rogerl403, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor offer the best views of the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 984mrr, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the street have great views but can be loud.”
 of 5 bubbles PelPickle, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Top floor - oceanfront kings are great.”
  • Double rainbow - view from balcony.
  • Clean bathroom
 of 5 bubbles NHmama23, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Catslover669303, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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