Beau Rivage Motel
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Pick up for the tour today was just a five minute walk from our hotel. Leaving Boston we drove up the State Street side of the common and our driver told us that one of the brownstone terraces overlooking the common had sold last year for $52 million dollars. The purchaser paid an additional $250k for a car park. These terraces were built in the 1700s and some still have the original window glass that was shipped over from England. Our New England coastal tour took us through ...
... for lunch, since it was a place I frequented as a young child. Lunch was at Barnacle Billy's in Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. We were able to have a nice corner table overlooking the boats and under the awnings, as it continued to drizzle and rain. Four lobster rolls, 2 tuna rolls and a few drafts hit the spot and showed the kids a real New England tradition for lunch. Leaving Ogunquit, there was ...
... up here (Gritty’s) later at night the same day as we had literally shopped til we dropped and also until most of the restaurants were closed. Take note that most of them close in Freeport by 9pm. Therefore, Gritty’s it was for chips (they make their own chips not fries) and Karl had the meatloaf.All meals were enjoyed so we recommend Gritty’s for a bite and especially for their in-house brewed beer!!Coincidently, both days we ...
... rustic than we expected, so we hemmed and hawed about staying here, however, in the end we decided to stay two days instead of our original three. As things sometimes happen, the place kinda grew on us, despite this, we still decided to leave after two nights. Once we had made the decision to stay, we needed to get some grub, ahhh we thought... steaks on the barbie would be nice, until we saw the Barbie. So off to the Supermarket we ambled, ...
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!