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“Sand by the Sea at York Beach”
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Sands by the Sea
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in York Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I have spent a view days at Sands by the Sea years ago.and now we are back.....Rooms are kept very clean and the staff is always willing to help you with your needs. I also appreciate that the prices are still reasonablele for the family. Hope to come back next year

Room Tip: Loved being on the second level. Was able to view the ocean and enjoyed the beach and also the pool...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Louise M
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SandsbytheSeaMotel, Owner at Sands by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

Just wanted to say thanks for your kind words. We really do try to keep our prices as competitive as possible and we're pleased that you appreciated that. We are the least expensive motel on Short Sands Beach. We always try to keep our family customers satisfied and we really appreciate your honest review. We'll be so happy to have you back any old time. Thanks so much.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to the Sands by the Sea for 5 years. Everything about this hotel is wonderful. The location is perfect...near everything fun and across from the beach. Impeccably clean with wonderful management and service. Prices are fair!!! Comfortable rooms. I love staying there and cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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2  Thank Lorrie B
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SandsbytheSeaMotel, Owner at Sands by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

Thank you for staying with us for 5 years straight! We really appreciate your kind words and review. Can't wait to have you return. Our repeat customers mean so much to us and it makes us feel good that you cared enough to review us. Take care until next time.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My family comes here every year for a few days and we are never disappointed. The rooms are very clean. Fresh linen and towels everyday. The staff is always cleaning. The beach is right across the street. If it rains you can just walk downtown to the shops. The hotel pool is heated. Plenty to do here. My husband and I stayed at the Hilton in Hawaii and we prefer Sands by the Sea in York.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Chris M
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SandsbytheSeaMotel, Owner at Sands by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

What a review! Thank you so much for your great comments. Better than Hawaii, WOW! Take care and we can't wait to see you again.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We love staying at the Sands by the Sea. The staff is always wonderful and the location is perfect. We have been able to watch the sunrise over the ocean from the balcony of our room both times we stayed there. Our children ages 9 and 7 love to be able to go to the beach a couple times a day and swim in the pool in between they never get bored and they are tough to keep busy. The Sands is located right in the heart of the restaurants and shops and in easy walking distance to York's Wild Kingdom. Once we check in we never need our car and walk everywhere. A wonderful place to stay we are going back in a few weeks!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

About to leave this perfect place tomorrow and cannot speak highly enough of the staff and amenities..AND location. The General Manager, Paul is an absolute gem of a human being...from the first second..his customer service skills far outweighed any I have ever experienced in any hotel anywhere in the World. Nothing is too much trouble .....and such was our experience I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. Rooms immaculately clean and everything within 2 minutes walk. Every guest I spoke to beside the beautiful swimming pool said the same thing. We will be back...many times. Awesome!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lankyrd
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

When I was younger we always went to York Beach the first 2 weeks of July. My grandparents always stayed at the Sands. For my husband's birthday I made reservations for this past weekend he had never been here before. We arrived on Friday right at check in time. The staff is fantastic very helpful you can reach them 24/7 . We stayed on the second floor with a king size bed room with a sofa couch. The room has a small flat screen TV that gets several channels. The room has a refrigerator and microwave. Small bathroom with no vent but there is a small window that has a screen that you can open good water pressure and has a hairdryer. . The room was very clean the bed was comfortable. The maid service was very good. The pool was very clean as well as the pool area. The grounds are well kept. The location is fantastic you really can park your car and not have to drive. There are several restaurants, shops, ice cream, candy the ocean is across the street with a playground and basketball nets ect. You can also walk to the amusement park and animal kingdom. The Sands by the Sea is very reasonably priced. I can't say anything bad about this hotel we had a very relaxing weekend and we will be making this a yearly trip. The owner Tate and his staff are wonderful and will do anything that they can to make you comfortable. I would like to personally thank Tate and his staff for making this a great weekend and we will be back again next year.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank debbie P
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed here and found the rooms to be cozy. The beds are nice and firm. Our lamps were not functoining we asked for a fix and one was promptly done. The maid service was also excellent the pool certainly looked inviting btu our weathre has been dicey.

One piece of advice, Sands is right down in the heart of Short Sands which can get pretty busy. If you like a quiet location I suggest you look over in Long Sands which is a little quieter although York is by no means a rowdy beach town.

Room Tip: even numbers equal second floor
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in York Beach
Price Range: £94 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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 
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