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Friendship Oceanfront Suites
Ranked #8 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Stayed at the Friendship for 2 nights and it was more than enough... The location is great...but that's about it... The motel is very old hasn't been renovated ever and the owner is not a pleasant man !!! The pool has fongus, would not recommend this place at all...

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Satyed at the Friendship the first week of August. To me this is the best place north of Boston. You are two seconds from the beach and it is not congested. The rooms are nice but if you have more than three people it can be uncomfortable. But as far as location you do not get better .In reality how much time do you spend in the room? Staff especially Dan and John are the best.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank sportsmaniac
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

This was an excellent choice for us. It was our first time in Old Orchard Beach, but it was obvious that the Friendship has many return families each year. The two room set up allowed for my husband and I to have one room, while our daughter and my mom shared the second bed. The rooms were exceptionally clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was also surprisingly quiet. We didn't hear much, if any, outside noise unless we had the windows open. The kitchen area in our room consisted only of cabinets and a sink area, but did include a coffee maker. Other units did have a small stove, but those may need to be requested. Our daughter loved the DVD player in the room so she could watch movies she brought.

Functionally, we did have a couple of challenges but we worked with them. The bathroom area was small. My husband isn't extremely tall, but did have some trouble moving around in the shower. I imagine that a rather large person might have some difficulty. The pull out bed wasn't too comfortable, but was okay for a short stay such such as ours. It also took up most of the room, so we couldn't open it until bedtime. The pool was nice, but it did get crowded. Some people would go as soon as it opened and put their towels down to claim a spot, but not actually return until several hours later.

Overall, we were happy with our choice and would stay here again. The location on the beach was great and it was a short walk to town for shopping and other activities. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, offering excellent suggestions for dining. It's obvious that they work hard to keep guests happy.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank KentuckyGirlAtHeart
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

I stayed in the friendship motel with my 3 young children. It was great the horseshoe design opening to the ocean worked really good for us. The beach was right there, and the price was right. The employees were very nice and smiley. I been coming to old orchard beach since i was a little girl and cant think of a better place to stay, and i would recommend it to everyone.

Room Tip: make sure to call ahead. but the owners are so nice to find the best accomidations possible.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank leomamato3
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed here for just two nights, as we were traveling with 7 month old twins and did not want to push our luck and stay longer with a looming melt-down. Anyway, the Friendship Oceanfront Suites is situated about 1 mile north of the pier on the ocean side of the road. It is just far enough to be away from the crowds, but close enough to walk to where all the action is. The hotel is shaped like a "U" with the open part facing the ocean. There is a courtyard that has a pool in the center and it is surrounded by a manicured lawn of grass. This is unusual and allowed for kids to play, throw a frisbee and run around. The "resort" is clearly tailored for families. If you are a young couple looking for something romantic, or an older couple looking for serenity, look elsewhere. This is not to say that the place is loud, it is not, in fact, by 9:00 or so, it really quieted down and the place was fully occupied. The rooms are clean and well laid out. The courtyard side of the unit has the living room with a pull-out, microwave, fridge, sink, TV and bathroom. Some had a small kitchenette. The outside room of the unit has two double beds, or a king and a sink. We put the twins in the outside room and there was plenty of room for two Pack-N-Plays as well as the AC kept the room cool. Being on the first floor, we could then leave the room, and I could pick up dinner without going through the room with the babies. This would not work for most of the second floor units, as they have partitions between each balcony. So, if you have young, sleeping kids, and you still want a life, be sure to stay in a first floor room.
The rooms are clean and simple. The location is steps from the beach which made it very convenient. Also, this is a no smoking property, actually, there are smoking areas designated, so that is nice and you don't have to deal with second hand smoke. There are at least 3 gas grills that can be used to cook dinner and many people were BBQ'ing and even having lobster bakes.
The staff is friendly and we really felt this was a true gem and very kids friendly. We will go back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Again what can I say right on the beach walking distance to pier Rooms are small but hey you're only there to sleep the beach is what it's all about

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank Ferny24
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

I took my 2 teenage daughters and their 2 girl friends to the Friendship Motor Inn for 1 night in June. We requested 2 connecting rooms and received two "suite" type rooms that connected so it amounted to 4 separate areas-perfect for our needs. Each room had a refrigerator and microwave. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, but kind of old fashioned (with paneling, etc.). The bathrooms were quite small (only room for a shower). Everything was kept up well-especially the grounds and pool area. The hotel location is approx. 1 mile from the pier and is right on the beach. The thing that we were most impressed with was the service. The folks at the registration desk were very nice and helpful. We arrived at around 10:30 and were given our rooms at that time. We even received the upstairs connecting rooms instead of the downstairs (an upgrade at no additional cost). We lucked out!! It was a fun stay for all of us - young and old [ish :-)].

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 167 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-3009 (Formerly Friendship Motor Inn)
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Region: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
#16 Family Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range: $120 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Friendship Oceanfront Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendship Oceanfront Suites accommodations are perfect for the entire family. Featuring 71 two room suites, all living rooms have a double sleep sofa with your choice of king or two twin beds in the bedroom. All rooms have private bath with stand-up shower. ... more   less 
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Friendship Motor Hotel Old Orchard Beach
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