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Sea Drift Motel
Ranked #14 of 44 Hotels in Old Orchard Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Another Excellent stay for me and my family :-) The Sea Drift Motel is a must stay at OOB! Missy is a wonderful lady. I 'm so happy I met her! The rooms are spotless and the staff is a joy. The pool is great, and the rooms are comfortable! You could not ask for anything more! we have a child with Autism and she is treated with nothing but love and respect by Missy and staff and you don't know what that means to a special needs parent. We cant wait to go back next July :-)
Missy you are a lovely lady with a heart of gold <3 Thank you for all you do for us, You go above and beyond for all <3 SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was my first visit to OOB in over 10 years and I am glad we visited. We booked this motel based on many positive reviews. We stayed at here for 4 nights, the people that own the property were so kind and hospitable right from the moment of check in. They made the stay that much more enjoyable. The rooms are dated, but kept immaculate, and this is coming from someone who's main hobby is cleaning, from my businesses to my house :). My only problem was that the mattresses were far too firm for me or my boyfriend's liking, so we did not sleep well. There are no toiletries except for bar soap and no hair dryer, so make sure you bring your own.

As other reviews described the pool is clean and warm with fresh towels, it is less than 60 seconds walk to the sand, and about a 8-10 minute walk to the center/pier area, and yes trains go by during the day and middle of the night, but that did not bother me. We would stay again only next year would book the second floor rooms that have kitchenettes and balconies. The beach is beautiful and there are countless activities and places to visit within a short drive from Kennebunkport to Portland (both were less than a 20 min drive away!)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jillian D
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Another great family week at the Sea Drift Motel, Missy you are the best! So welcoming! Would never stay anywhere else! in OOB! but here. See you next year!!! Everything was clean, service great! Awesome pool! Great location to beach, rides. Absolutely cannot wait to rent the apartment next July, Thank you Missy, for taking the time to show it to us and above all the way you always greet us! Love, the Masson's/Westford, Ma

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Sea Drift has small clean rooms with bathrooms from the 1950s. Everything is kept very clean. The pool out front is good and towels are replaced each day, due to being so close to the beach. it is far enough north of downtown to avoid real beach congestion. The beach is a one block walk to the shore. There are trains that go behind the hotel, bring some earplugs.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Great service (Missy is so charming!), everything is clean, nice pool, near the beach (only one minute walk from the motel)...I'm sure going back next year!

Ask for the second floor rooms (big balcony, full kitchenette). It's perfect for a friends or family trip!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Nath B
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Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

This family owned motel is wonderful! Missy, the owner, makes you feel like you're part of the family. She asks and provides useful information about there area and what to do. The upstair rooms are equipped with kitchenettes complete with silverware, dishes and cups. Bathroom has a spacious shower with the option to adjust the water pressure to your liking! Pool is clean and warm. And you are just across the road from the beautiful beach. Only downside is the train tracks right out back that some of the bigger trains going by will cause your room to shake slightly. Definitely not something that would deter us from coming back!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank Afbutts
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

I have been staying at the Sea Drift Motel since I was in my 20s (I am 42). It is still the best on the beach. The pool is always so clean. The balcony view is wonderful. The beach is a stone throws away and the night life is within walking distance, but not too close for all the noise. I recommend asking for the 2nd floor with the full kitchenetts. Missy's mom Anita used to run the place, now Missy does and every once in a while you see Anita (which is nice) I highly recommend this hotel for an enjoyable stay. Stayed this summer and have been meaning to write a review forever...finally got around to it. Hope you found this useful.

Room Tip: go for 2nd floor if they are available and book early!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Valerie B
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Additional Information about Sea Drift Motel

Address: 126 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2903
Region: United States > Maine > Old Orchard Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
#13 Romantic Hotel in Old Orchard Beach
Price Range: £142 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Drift Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome. The Seadrift Motel is family owned and has been in business for over 40 years. We are conveniently located within a ten-minute walk to the Downtown area where you will find the Pier, Amusements, Shops and Restaurants.Directly across the street, approximately 100 yards away, you will find miles of white sandy beach, perfect for Strolling, Relaxing, Swimming or Sunbathing.Nearby, Guests will find Miniature Golf,Deep-Sea Fishing, Water Parks, Flea Markets, Horse Racing, and Sightseeing Cruises.For those indoor days several Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys, Antique Shops, Museums and Shopping Areas abound. ... more   less 
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Sea Drift Hotel Old Orchard Beach
Sea Drift Motel Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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