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Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went up to York for a weekend with some friends. this hotel was the only place that had a reasonable price for the two night minimum everywhere was requiring. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, and it was right downtown! even though they were closing for the season the day after we left, you'd never know it. Room service came...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed here in August for a wedding at the Union Bluff Hotel (no way I was paying what they were asking). The Sands was reasonably priced for the location but by no means cheap - but then nothing in York Beach is in the summer. The hotel location is absolutely perfect, right across the street from the beach, walking...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been to this motel a couple times in the past few years, most recently Sep 2016. Motel site is right across the street from Short Sands Beach (THE OCEAN) and in the middle of the town, York Beach, ME. Couldn't be better located. At this time of year, it is QUIET and PEACEFUL. The central location to the town and...

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Haverhill, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We really appreciated the central location of this hotel. The outdoor pool was heated to 85°, which was a real treat this time of year. The main reason I didn't give it five stars is because the bed we slept on was so uncomfortable and noisy. I couldn't move without the bed springs making a lot of noise and since...

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Pittsfield, MA
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We visited York Beach in mid September, town turns into a ghost town after Labor Day. Our room here was reasonably priced. We got the Ocean Front room. The Short Sands beach is directly across the street. Parking is free. You do have to find morning coffee on the street. Wifi is strong.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Within one day of booking a 3 day stay, was called with a problem. It seemed that my room for the last night had been double booked and I would have to switch rooms. Ok it happens, we shall see how it works. The room was nothing special, King bed, small refridgerator, microwave, love seat tucked into an alcove by...

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed in the second floor end room with king size bed. The room was very clean and the staff keep it that way during our stay! The staff were always cleaning the outside area. Did I mention the pool area,another feature of the motel. Office staff were friendly and helpful. A great week !!

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Lynn, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I feel conflicted as I am attempting to write this review. First off as far as location goes this motel is extremely convenient! After arriving we didn't use the car for the entire week we were there which was great! It is seconds away from short sands (right across the street) and minutes away walking to York's wild kingdom, restaurants...

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at sands by the sea for about 3 years now. The rooms are okay nothing special. The tub had water stuck under the vinyl so it made it very hard to shower, we told the staff about that problem and they fixed it no problem. The price is little high (not too bad), the pool is okay, the...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My husband, daughter, and I just returned from spending two nights at the Sands by the Sea in York Beach, Maine. Overall, the stay was lovely. The location is perfect as it is right across the street from Short Sands beach, right around the corner from the cute shopping district and restaurants, walking distance from York's Wild Kingdom Amusement Park...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €120 - €143 (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 Beach, Maine
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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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