York Beach is one of several villages that make up the city of York, Maine. While ample lodging options exist throughout York, the York Beach area presents some inns and motels that are notable for their oceanfront locations and unmatched views from their guest rooms. These include both high-end luxury hotels and budget-friendly motels.
Union Bluff Hotel
The Union Bluff Hotel in York Beach is a historic property that has been welcoming guests since 1868. The hotel, which was rebuilt in the late 1980s, offers 70 rooms within three beachfront buildings. Many of the rooms and suites in the main building offer a fireplace and whirlpool bathtub; rooms in the modern Meeting House have flat-screen televisions and private decks with beach and ocean views. Rooms in the three-story, motel-style annex are the most budget-friendly option. The hotel hosts two on-site restaurants: the Bluff Pub, which serves burgers and fresh Maine seafood in a beachfront setting; and the gourmet bistro-style Union Grill.
The oceanfront Anchorage Inn offers 200 guest rooms, indoor and outdoor dining, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool with a water slide and two indoor pools. The most spacious accommodations are ocean suites and the Owner's Suite, which has a whirlpool bath, kitchen and oversize private balcony. The rooms all have bright, beach-inspired decor with sea-foam and sky blue accents. The on-site Sun n' Surf Restaurant serves casual American fare and fresh local seafood specialties on its beachfront deck. A poolside cafe offers snacks and cocktails.
Sands by the Sea
Sands by the Sea is a seaside resort hotel just steps from the Atlantic Ocean in York Beach. Its guest rooms surround a central courtyard with a swimming pool and sundeck furnished with lounge chairs. Some of the rooms face the beach and ocean. In addition to standard guest rooms, Sands by the Sea offers studio suites with a kitchenette, one bedroom suites with a full kitchen, self-contained condominium suites with a private balcony, and cottages with two or three bedrooms.
Sea Latch is a complex of motel rooms and suites, efficiency units, apartments and cottages in York Beach. It is located across the street from Long Sands Beach and offers views of Nubble Lighthouse in the distance. The motel rooms and suites each have a refrigerator and an outdoor seating area; some offer views of the beach while others overlook the swimming pool. The spacious suites accommodate as many as six guests. Efficiency units feature a kitchenette and whirlpool bathtub, while the apartments and cottages have a full kitchen. All the options are available for nightly or weekly rentals.
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