We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“all around excellence for a family beach vacation”

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Old Orchard Beach
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Royal Anchor Resort
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Extremely clean rooms, friendly staff, warm pool, adequate breakfast, great oceanfront location with your room just steps away. Near many good seafood restaurants (Rising Tide on Pine Point, Bayley's, Lobster Claw, Ken's). Convenient location on the main resort street of Old Orchard Beach (East Grand Ave), close to the beautiful residential area of Pine Point to the north and the Pier (amusement park, beach supply stores) to the south. Visited with my two sons, ages 19 and 21, and we all loved it. Will definitely be back! Great view of the ocean from the third floor (walk-up).

Room Tip: We liked room 307, the top floor corner room which faces East Grand Ave & the parking lot, as it...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank JosephineBreadBaker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (188)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

67 - 73 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2013

Our family has been going to OOB for 18 years and have stayed at many places up and down E Grand Ave. The Royal Anchor is by far the very BEST! We will never be happy anywhere else again. Our rooms were immaculate, the decor suburb, and everything was well updated. The pool was warm and the breakfast could not be beat. If your looking for the best of everything The Royal Anchor is the place to stay. The tennis courts new and renewed, with basketball court and small playground. The parking lot by far the best with its roomy spaces and added areas for children to skate board, ride bikes etc. Family friendly and also great for couples.


The Valois and Orschel family

Room Tip: We have had rooms on the first and second floor facing the beach and they were beautiful
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Maryann V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 August 2013

This was our first year staying at the Royal Anchor Resort. We enjoyed the clean fresh decor, housekeeping did a great job at making our room like new each day. Bathrooms are very tight. The grounds keeper worked diligently and quietly every day. The grounds were spotless.

Breakfast was very nice and consisted of hard boiled eggs, cold and hot cereals, fruit, yogurt, bread, english muffins, sweet muffins, pastries, coffee, tea hot chocolate, and juices. You were able to eat on outdoor tables or inside.

The beach was amazing! Water brisk, blue skies, clean soft sand, waves to boogie board and body surf with, quiet place. They have volleyball net right on the beach.

Great location.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank christine f
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Our family stayed for a week at the Royal Anchor for the 8th year and as usual it was a perfect vacation. It is the best located hotel in O.O.B. right on a large private beach. A beautiful heated pool is opened for the hotel customers. They just renewed their tennis court. The rooms are very clean and well kept. The office clerks are gentle and helpful. We will make a reservation for next year.

Room Tip: The AA rooms offer great view and quietness
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Francois R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I loved staying here because we had a really nice clean room even though we were on the second floor and had a view of the pool we were able to still enjoy the view of the ocean. We went the end of June, we think it might get too busy and louder after that date. We did notice a difference once the resort was filled with people. The continental breakfast was very nice.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Laura R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Just returned from our 4th year at Royal Anchor Resort. They have done some cosmetic updating and continue to be one of the cleanest and well kept motels we have ever stayed at. The location is perfect and right on beach. Everything is well maintained. I agree with other reviewer's that the bathrooms are TINY and that they are sticklers about parking and charge for any and all extras. However, I think having gone to Old Orchard for over 35 years those cons are minor compared to all the positives of being able to stay in a clean, well kept and great location motel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank MTERRY1957
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2013

The cleaning staff was fantastic...out of site, and the rooms were very clean...the management is rude and cheap. EVERYTHING costs extra. Guests are charged anywhere between $10-25 to park for the day- at random. Another guest with my group paid $10, I was charged $25, and the second day got a "best I can do" of $15 for 3 hours. They charge extra for paper coffee cups if you use the 2 that come with the room. Each person in the room is an additional charge. This is as close to a resort, as I am to ever going back to this MOTEL. Heated pool is a plus.

Room Tip: Make sure you request a room with air conditioning if you want it, not all rooms come with it.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank Steve O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mbureau, Owner at Royal Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

In-house guests are provided with one free parking space. Additional parking spaces are available to registered guests at $10 per day. If a guest wishes to prolong his/her stay with us after checkout, guest may pay $15 to use our amenities for the day. The $25 parking fee only applies to people who do not have a room at the Royal Anchor, but do wish to obtain a day pass to use our facility.
Two Keurig coffee pods are provided in each room and replaced daily. More coffee pods are available at an additional charge. Please note that during breakfast hours guests may have an unlimited amount of coffee. We always have and continue to honor our guests' requests.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Old Orchard Beach hotels
1.6 mi away
Old Colonial Motel
Old Colonial Motel
#21 of 44 in Old Orchard Beach
199 reviews
0.7 mi away
Alouette Beach Resort
Alouette Beach Resort
#17 of 44 in Old Orchard Beach
454 reviews
0.4 mi away
Friendship Oceanfront Suites
Friendship Oceanfront Suites
#8 of 44 in Old Orchard Beach
174 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2 mi away
Sea Cliff House Motel
Sea Cliff House Motel
#23 of 44 in Old Orchard Beach
197 reviews
0.1 mi away
Ocean Walk Hotel
Ocean Walk Hotel
#13 of 44 in Old Orchard Beach
213 reviews
1.6 mi away
The Edgewater
The Edgewater
#3 of 44 in Old Orchard Beach
232 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Royal Anchor Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Royal Anchor Resort

Address: 203 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-3017
Region: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
#15 Family Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range: £52 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Royal Anchor Hotel Old Orchard Beach
Hotel Royal Anchor
Royal Anchor Resort Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing