Beau Rivage Motel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beau Rivage Motel Old Orchard Beach
My family and I had a great time
Let me just say that my family had a great time staying in Old Orchard Beach this past month as we do each year. We stayed at the Beau Rivage for 7 nights which we normally do. This year we stayed in one of the poolside kitchenettes.The proximity to the pool was great seeing that was all my daughter had on her mind the entire week. The pool, which was wonderful. My son however, loved the hot tub. Ofcourse it was hot but that was half the fun for him, jumping in the pool after. The room was very clean. The housekeepers did a great job each day and the office staff was incredibly accomodating as usual. Overall me and my family had a great time and look forward to staying there year after year.
I stayed at the Beau Rivage with my husband on the first night of high season. Unfortunately, it was cold, with highs only in the 50's! Our room was freezing and the heat was not working, and calls to the front desk revealed the best they could do was bring up more blankets. The next morning at about 9:30 am, we went down to use the jacuzzi (the whole reason we stayed there in the first place); however someone had turned the heat off and it was going to take too long to warm up, leaving us late for checkout. We didn't get much sleep either, as the walls were thin and we heard every word from the guys next door when they came in late at night. On the plus side, the motel staff were extremely friendly and they were the best part of our stay at the Beau Rivage.
Really Does Need a Sprucing Up
We stayed at the hotel the week of July 17th, We had 3 rooms. The rooms really need updating and some work done to them. Two of the 3 rooms had ants throughout the room. The rooms are small. The covering on the light above the bed did not cover the entire opening. Our building backed up to a train track. I have stayed in other places in Old Orchard before and this hotel did not compare
Genuine Good Time
My family and I stayed at the Beau Rivage in building #43 (the closest to the beach) during the week of July 10th. The hotel is in an excellent location, just a few blocks from 'The Pier' and the main strip of shops and attractions. Initially, we were not impressed with the accomodations, but after closer inspection we found that the room was very clean, just a bit outdated. Our room was a standerd motel efficiancy equipped with a microwave and run down mini-fridge.
My only real complaint about the room was the shower. Although excellent water pressure and temperature, the stand up shower was extremely cramped and left a puddle on the floor after each time it was used. Other than that, I would have liked the TV to have been bigger and I feel that the faded bed spread and curtains are due to be replaced. The dining table which seats four was nice to have. The pool area which was just a short walk across the street was well maintained, heated and moderately sized.
The availibility of pool towels and beach blankets at the front desk was a well apprecited convenience. Although the sauna and hot tub advertised are nothing to get too excited about, they do add nice touches. The temperature of the tiny hot tub was too hot to enjoy and the rest of the facilities in the "greenhouse" were wet and stuffy.
The staff at the Beau Rivage are among the best, always cheery and willing to tend to whatever it is you may need.
If all you want in a hotel room is a place to sleep and change in, then this hotel is for you. We traveled the area pretty thoroughly and there are no hotels that seem nicer than others. If you want a luxurious place to stay, I would suggest renting a condo. They are in the process of building beautiful new condo complexes all over. Overall, staying at the Beau Rivage is a safe choice. The location is excellent, the rates are reasonable and Old Orchard Beach is a great place!
Yes, the towels were nice. And the room and the refrig was clean. But the rest of the hotel needs work. The room was claustrophobic and and the woodwork and the lamps were dusty and cobwebed. The bathroom door didn't close and the whole place needed a sprucing up (The upholstery on the chairs was burned and dirty). A lot of money for location and not much else.
Excellent Place to stay
One weekend in June of this year, me and my husband decided to come up and visit my parents who were staying in the Portland area. We would have stayed in Portland, but since the weather was supposed to be awesome we decided to stay in Old Orchard. After viewing the website of the Beau Rivage, we though a jacuzzi suite would be perfect for us.
After sitting through the two hour or so traffic on the highway...we were so tired and a bit cranky. When we FINALLY got to the motel, check in time was a snap and we went to our room. Honestly, it was very clean and looked exactly like the picture on the web did. I didn't have any complaints about it. The whole weekend was good. The office staff was there to answer all of our questions, especially on where to eat and where to visit. I couldn't have asked for more helpful people.
I have to say that when I go back to Old Orchard in the fall, I will stay at the Beau Rivage. It turned out to be the best place for us.
My husband and I finally 'got away' over Columbus weekend to do some 'leaf peeping' through the mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. On Saturday afternoon, we went to L.L. Bean in Freeport and couldn't find a room on the way there from New Hampshire. It seemed that the entire State of Maine had 'no vacancy'! Finally, someone we spoke to in Freeport (where we shopped till we dropped) told us about the Beau Rivage Motel, a nice family owned and operated Motel in a Beach area located a half an hour drive south of where we were shopping. We phoned first to reserve, and luckily so, as they were down to their last three rooms!
It was located a few miles from the Interstate. The staff was very friendly and we found the rooms to be exceptionally clean. Ours happened to have a kitchenette with mini frig and microwave. We discovered this incredibly beautiful stretch of sandy beach close to the motel. Since we hadn't had dinner yet, we asked the front desk lady where she might reccommend. We wound up at Joseph's by the Sea Restaurant for a wonderful, gourmet dinner in very casual atmosphere.
After such a nice turn of events, we decided to stay on Sunday evening in order to enjoy a little more of the Beach. Another front desk lady told us of a wonderful small State Park just down the road where we viewed fall foliage by a pond, and we walked a little further south from where our car was parked until we reached the Camp Ellis Jetty - a series of rocks that protect the mouth of the Saco River from the sea.
What a wonderful treat our Columbus weekend turned out to be!
Beau Rivage-Highly Recommended!!
I had stayed in Old Orchard Beach many times before. Usually with family and friends who lived there, but this past time we decided to stay in a motel. After much searching we decided to stay at the Beau Rivage. As we entered our room, it smelled and looked extremely clean. Each day the housekeepers cleaned the room and each day the room was immaculate. I was very happy with that. That alone would make me stay at the Beau Rivage again. The only problem we had was the parking. The parking was a little tight, but I think we should have known better than to bring our large truck. However the owners gave us a spot at the back of the building, moving their own vehicle to the street which I thought was very generous. If you want nice people and clean rooms, stay at the Beau Rivage, you can't go wrong there.
SO MUCH FUN!!!
We drove up to the Beau Rivage after seeing their website online. We reserved a room online and then made the trip down to Old Orchard Beach. It was our first time to Old Orchard Beach but definitely not the last! We arrived and met the most accommodating and friendly staff imaginable. Every part of the trip was fun, from the pool and spa, beach across the street and the amusement park just around the corner. Our two children had the time of their lives, and so did we!
Enjoyed it all
What a great place Old Orchard Beach is! Never there before - we stayed at the Beau Rivage Motel. Close to all activities and beach. Motel was clean and very well kept, great pool and hot tub too! Office staff and workers all friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Beau Rivage to anyone. Old Orchard Beach is located to all great spots, Portland, ME, Kennebunkport, Freeport and can even take a train to Boston! Would also recommend the bagel shop, great coffee and bagels and muffins too! We enjoyed it so much, we will go there again!
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