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“Decent hotel with beach access. Wifi sucked.”

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Waves Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #18 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a decent beach motel. Older but clean. Front desk folks were great. Direct beach access is great. Bill shows a charge of $1.00 for wifi access. Why not just add that to the room rate? It kinda ticked me off because the wifi access sucked or was non-existent the entire time we were there. That's got to be updated in this day and age. I recommend but if I was to return to OOB I'd check out some other places first.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Two night stay in mid July for a weekend with family. Motel is old, but clean. Our room had a small kitchenette, which was nice to have with a large frig. Property includes pool which was well maintained and a grill area with several gas grills which was a terrific plus. Rooms were clean and decent size, ours had a small balcony with chairs which was great as we spent evenings together on the balcony while the little ones slept. Hotel is right on beach which was terrific, a very short walk.
Overall, a decent hotel, don't expect a four star resort.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Had a great 4th of July weekend with several family members and friends. Hotel was nice and clean, location was great, room was bigger than expected and could really have been used for 2 couples. Pool was very nice, lots of chairs. Staff were really helpful, security was amazing. Nice cookout area with picnic tables. All rooms have small kitchenettes with fridge. Can't wait to go back. Got a large suite for our next trip. Budget friendly. Nice decks available, check website for layout of rooms.

Room Tip: E building was perfect for us, 2 beds separated by a bathroom and kitchenette. Also had a nice deck!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank JudyDuncan
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Aug 2013: We had the little building right in front of the pool parking lot. Bottom floor with a pool view. AWESOME place. Easy walk to the attractions and all the people where great. The rooms where just OK, but it felt like a beach rental. me and my family of 5 ( 3 kids), would definitely go again if we stay at old orchard beach area. Loved it all. Love Maine!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We LOVED Waves! Went away with another couple for a July 4th weekend getaway and had the best experience. Our room was plenty spacious, very clean, and included a balcony we weren't even expecting! What a great surprise! The pool and hot tub are on the beach and so nice. We ended up spending the large majority of our time there. The location is perfect. We walked everywhere, to all of our meals, the pier, a ton of bars. There were a lot of families but also plenty of twenty something couples like ourselves. I can't wait to go back!!

Room Tip: Stay on the beach if you can but we were in building H which is just across the street form the beac...
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stay at the Waves every May and Sept. We have been coming to maine since the 70`s and have stayed at many different motels.We stay in room 86 E. The view is wonderful, with direct ocean view.Off season is quiet and peaceful The staff is friendly and helpful. Any problems or concerns were addressed promptly.Room could use some up-grades. The carpets should go or cleaned more often. the bedspreads are not needed.Could use more sound proofing. No place is perfect. We will continue to stay here until we buy our retirement home in maine.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We just recently got back from our annual trip to Old Orchard. I must say this year blew me out of the water! Waves is worth every cent! At first when making our reservations I was hestiant due to the cost (we are a family on a budget) but I said I am going to "splurge" since I have stayed at other hotels in the area and have been disapointed many times before. This year we brought our kids (ages: 1,5,and 12) so I fell in love with the layout. We stayed in F Building 2nd floor divided room. FANTASTIC for families. Having the second tv was nice, and semi "seperate" sleeping areas it was only a bonus that it was on the beach!! The pool looked amazing, I didnt use it though it was always crowded. It was a very busy weekend "hog rally" weekend but every one of the staff was very attentive and helpful. Neighboring guests were respectful. Could use a bit more soundproofing but the staff always had a smile on there faces & were eager to make your stay better. If you are a family on a budget and not sure if you should pay the steep prices for a night in OOB, please listen here: DO IT!!!! You wont be dissapointed. Most of OOB is showing its age thats for sure.. Many other hotels are run down. But Waves strives to keep up. Great job!! See you again next year for sure!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Address: 87 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2641
Region: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range: £57 - £647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waves Oceanfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 139
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