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“Friendly, helpful, neat, economical & 10 minutes' walk to the beach!”
Review of Pine View Lodge

Pine View Lodge
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Pine View Lodge
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Owner-Manager Myles and right hand Joanne received us with genuine warmth and eagerness to please. Myles provided us with a Maine-wide map, identifying key sites, as well as with insightful tips re area eateries, etc. Waiting for us were two clean, comfortable double beds (freshly made daily), a spotless shower stall, a perfectly functioning fridge, an equally modern TV (we used it for mid-September weather updates), 3 chairs, a small table and a coat & baggage rack. Myles even met our request for silverware to let us more efficiently enjoy local sea food right in the room. All four of us, incl. 2 kids aged 8 & 10, slept well, with little noise from Saco Avenue, probably helped by post-season traffic conditions. (Hint: Clothes pins, some scotch tape & 6'x6'-or-more 6-mil sheet of black poly will shut out porch lights public safety law forces the Lodge to keep lit all night!) The mid-September ocean was warm enough for body-surfing, at least for folks aware this ain't Mississippi.

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Room Tip: Early reservation helps ensure getting rooms farther from Saco Avenue (above #3). In any case, brin...
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We needed a last minute booking for family related reasons and this was available. The property is under new ownership/management. The owner/manager checked us in personally; he was perfectly friendly and polite and made us feel welcome. He has a spare Pack n' Play for those who need it! (We didn't, but it's a nice gesture for guests.)

The rooms are nothing special, but they are clean and serviceable. The biggest drawback is the lack of black out curtains. As the hotel is right on the road, it makes it a bit bright at night. The pool is clean and well maintained. The pier is about a 20 minute walk away or a two minute drive and there is a convenience store close by. This is an easy place to stay for a few nights.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We arrived a little early and had to wait, but Miles and the staff were so extremely helpful that we didn't mind. Had a wonderful chat with JoAnn (sp) who was finishing cleaning our cabin. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return to OOB in the future. The linens were changed every day, new towels, beds made and shampoos and soaps replenished. We had a fridge, a microwave, all the dishes we needed and the AC worked perfectly. We were able to leave our car and walk to all the attractions which made moving around OOB all the easier, especially in the summer. As a child I spent many days at OOB and I must say that this location, combined with the kindness of the staff, made our family's experience excellent. We even had a fire in our backyard fire pit late one evening. If you are looking for luxury then this place may not be for you (I don't know about the motel rooms), but for our family it was the perfect location with just the right amount of amenities to serve our needs. Thank you to Miles and his staff for making our stay one of the most enjoyable we have spent since moving out-of-state.

Room Tip: We stayed in Cabin #6. Cozy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Awful! The smell, dirty carpets, stained towels, itchy bedding, rusty ceiling, shower that didn't work and a malfunctioning door to the bathroom which was the size of a closet. On their counter there is a note with their pricing indicating rates starting at $39 per night. There is some fine print that rates in the summer are more than double.... try triple! $180 for the worst experience we have ever had in any form of accommodation.

I was disgusted upon arrival but my husband insisted we stay and tried to tell me it wasn't THAT bad but early in the morning, not sleeping because the walls were so thin and the beds were so uncomfortable, he agreed.

We were told that morning coffee was available at 6am. The ONE good thing we were hoping for and when we went there, there was a sign on the door to call a cell number. This was the same thing we experienced upon arrival. When we were able to get coffee the front desk girl, although very pleasant, didn't understand how much of a issue it was. When checking out, we met Myles (Owner/Manager) who, in his eyes, wanted to make things right by fixing the shower. He didn't seem to understand even when it was brought directly to his attention that we over paid for a place to sleep and a shower/bath area but we didn't get what we paid for and that the only way to remedy the situation would be some form of renumeration. Offering to fix something upon check out it not acceptable. Things need to be in appropriate order upon arrival.

The site is completely unacceptable. Do not stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Pros: Walk was convenient to the beach and cottage was quiet. That's about it.

Cons: The Mattress was more stiff than a sheet of plywood. Sleeping on the floor would have been a better option.The kitchenette we were promised did not exist in our cottage. The AC unit was under-powered, so the cottage always had an uncomfortable muggy feeling to it. Also, because of the AC, we chose to sleep on the futon that was in the kitchen. While it was more comfortable than the bed, it certainly wasn't a restful sleep.

Our cottage was behind the office in was appeared to be a construction zone. Not exactly quaint. Our bathroom didn't have a sink and was barely big enough for the door to open. Any smaller and the door would have hit the toilet. The only ventilation the bathroom had was a difficult to open window. Our shower stall looked like its best days were far behind it. The enamel was half-gone exposing the metal on the floor and around the drain.
The quality of the bathroom extended out to the rest of the cottage, which to me, looked like a retrofitted extra-large shed that you could buy from Home Depot. The floors looked hastily laid down, with gaps between the ties, electrical quickly modded in for lights and plugs. I understand fully that for what we spent to stay 3 nights here would have been the price to stay 1 night in a high end hotel. However, that's no excuse to provide barely passable accommodations. I have doubts that some of what I saw was even legal.
Service was also an issue, and this really bothered us. We came back after a day at the beach and checking out the town to discover that the staff had came to our cottage to do whatever they do, and left the door open. All I had to do to open the door was to barely touch the door. Anybody could have walked right in at any time. We were very uncomfortable with this to say the least. Also, the staff never left any notice of what time they come around, so we had no idea how long they cottage was completely unsecured. We ended up leaving a night early just so we wouldn't have to endure sleeping there any longer.

In a nutshell: No Kitchenette as promised, hot muggy room, stiffer than concrete bed, tiny and unventilated bathroom, and an insecure feeling knowing the door is unlocked all day. We will not be staying at the Pine View Lodge again.

Room Tip: Spend a little more and find somewhere else.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pine View Lodge

Address: 100 Atlantic Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2112
Region: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range: €46 - €138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pine View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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