Alouette Beach Resort

91 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 04064, United States | Resort
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Travel Blogs from Old Orchard Beach

DAY 3 - BOSTON - S. PORTLAND

A travel blog entry by lake84 on Aug 03, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... once we're driving around Boston, right? Wrong! By complete luck we found the bridge and left the city. Things were going quite well until we arrived at my first intersection and I turned left onto the wrong side of the road! It was a major road so the only way to correct it was to reverse back into the intersection. On the plus point I now know where reverse is! We headed into Salem, which was a lot of fun - lots of alternative witch ...

A fantastic road trip

A travel blog entry by hgtrip on Aug 01, 2014

3 comments, 1 photo

... in the water
Gilbert Lake, Niagara Falls, hotel pools and water slides, Great Salt Lake, Ketchum YMCA, Salmon River rafting, boat box hot spring, Jenny Lake boat ride, many gorgeous rivers and waterfalls

Favorite Foods
Gates Barbecue, red velvet fudge from Hammond Candies, SmashBurger, RubySnap cookies, raw n' cooked s'more, golden s'mores, dinner at Linger

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A News Flash

A travel blog entry by nl.opiola on Jul 29, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... to be reminded what the speed is supposed to be and it has been totally stress free. I don't think everyone could live in that small space for that length of time and still be speaking! But to add to that, on day 3, I quit smoking! Yes, I have been patching it and it has been 7 days since I’ve had a cigarette…………&# 8230;and we’ve survived, happily! Right ...

Weather Warnings

A travel blog entry by nl.opiola on Jul 28, 2014

6 photos

... do a little no tax shopping. By the time we got back the sun was shining and it was beautiful so drove to the Wells Harbor to see the fishing wharf. By the time we got there the clouds were back so we had a quick walk and picked up some fresh lobster to cook for dinner. Ran into the grocery store to get butter for ...

Further adventures of CoB and MoB

A travel blog entry by rollingstone54 on Jun 29, 2014

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Continuing on with the further adventures of Cranky ole ******* and Me ole Boot, we headed to Old Orchard Beach, or as Deborah called it "Old Orchard Inn". We made the nice mistake of driving down the main drag, crowds of people, places to eat, an amusement replete with a ferris wheel, and all other manner of rides, that would make me throw up if I ever took a ride on them. What a very busy place!! It was nice to observe, but just a little ...

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Location

This resort, located on 91 E Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, is near Old Orchard Beach, Old Orchard Beach Pier, Dunegrass Golf Club, and Cliff Walk.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Alouette Beach Resort Old Orchard Beach

    A-is for Alouette

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    my wife and i just came back from an off season holiday on old orchard beach. we stayed at the alouette beach resort. its clean, comfortable and very relaxing. the staff is really something. we stayed in rm#3. really nice with a great view of the ocean. the folks who run it "the kennedys" are great and treat you as one of the family. we cant wait to go back. old orchard is great in the summer, but its beautiful up there in the fall, and the kennedys will help you out with directions for dining or foliage runs. great time, very relaxing.

    Clean and Cozy

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    My girlfriend and I just got back from an end-of-season stay at the Alouette. Loved it from start to finish! The desk staff was super friendly, and happily let us check in early. We had a private balcony with an ocean view for sixty five bucks. You can get anywhere you want with a short walk down the beach. We had a great experience.

    Excellent Vacation Spot

    from

    My husband and I stayed in Room 50 the first Weekend in August. We were quite surprised at what a wonderful hotel it was. The location was perfect: close enough to walk to the "Pier" where all the action was but far enough away that the noise didn't affect us. The beach was fabulous. It was clean and so convenient to our ocean front room. The room was as we expected for a seasonal hotel. It's not the Ritz but it certainly was to our satisfaction. It was always neat and very clean. The staff was fabulous and the food at the restaurant was wonderful.

    I had expected to be sightseeing throughout our vacation - but the hotel & beach was so relaxing that we spent 95% of our time enjoying the resort. We look forward to returning there for another wonderful, relaxing vacation.

    Wonderful time had by honeymooners!!!

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    My husband and I went up in October 2002- It was beautiful up there, very decent price, staff was extremely courteous, very clean hotel rooms, opened blinds to see a gorgeous sunrise every morning. Was a wonderful time and definitely plan to stay there again!

    Overpriced for quality of room

    from

    We stayed in Unit 49 which is one of the oceanfront rooms for 5 nights. The staff were friendly, but the room needs some serious work. When we opened the screen door to go out on the deck it fell right off, the sliding glass door didn't lock, the front burner of the stove slanted so you had to rotate your pan to fry eggs freqently and it took 20 minutes to cook one egg, there was only a shower in the bathroom..no tub, the shower head put a stream of water out that felt like you were being sandblasted, and the most dangerous part was the water would turn scalding hot without warning. I refused to let my 7 year old shower without me for fear she would get burned. The room was barely cleaned each day..so that there was a pile of sand by the end of our stay in the bathroom. Finally, checkout time is 1000 and at 0915 while on the beach for one last time we look up and see people in our room and ends up its the cleaning crew stripping our room and cleaning even before we returned the keys and checked out. Beautiful view from the room but way over priced for what we endured with the room. We met up with another couple on the beach and exchanged stories about our rooms and they had similar problems with the doors and unlike us they only had cold water in their bathroom and no water pressure.

    Just OK at Alouette Beach Resort

    from

    June 2004 We stayed at the Alouette. The first room we stayed in was run down and needed lots of work rm 39. We then moved to one of the hotel rooms and that was much nicer. It is an ok place, nothing WOW about it except that is it right on the beach but not all are ocean view. The owners are friendly and helpful. I suggest you look at your room before you pay for it because once you pay for it, there's no turning back.

    Great place to say

    from

    Great place to stay. Right on the beach. A short walk to downtown. Very family orientated place to go. We've been going there for two years and plan to go again this year. We go in late june before the official season starts smaller crowds and *usually* not too cold. The owners are very friendly without being obnoxious.

    Love the Alouette

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    I come to the Alouette every year and I love it there. I love the room that I stay in and the staff is very friendly. I recommend this place highly.

    Do not stay here!!!

    from

    Please listen to me very carefully. Run, do not walk from this hotel.

    I'm telling you right now that you do not need to research this hotel

    any further than my review. First let me say that we are not overly

    picky people. Our two highest priorities when traveling are a safe

    neighborhood and a CLEAN room. If we have that, then we can handle most

    anything else. My family stayed here in July, 2003 and it was the most

    disgusting hotel I've ever seen. From the moment we pulled in we had a

    bad feeling and it only got worse. The room was a "kitchenette" which

    meant it had cooking facilities and a dining table butted up against

    the dresser. While the room smelled like a bottle of bleach exploded in

    there, the place was filthy. The floors were grimy, the "kitchen" area

    was stained, the tin foil on the burners hadn't been changed since the

    last guests, the coffee maker was an old percolator kind and it had

    stuff stuck to the inside. The utensils were still dirty and the fridge

    was also growing interesting things. We had no intention of using these

    things but it was still gross having it five feet from our bed. The

    shower stall in the bathroom was repulsive and we tried to avoid

    showering but I really needed one so I wore my flip-flops like I was

    showering at the YMCA. The floor was tiled and it was cracked and

    moldy. We were only staying there for one night and considered more

    than once changing hotels but the entire area looked a bit questionable

    (as far as cleanliness) and we were exhausted. I'm telling you I was so

    grossed out that I slept on top of a blanket from our car with one of

    my own pillows. It is a very touristy beach town and we weren't

    expecting the Hilton's standards - we just wanted a clean place to

    sleep. There were some other things that I could complain about that

    didn't have to do with cleanliness, but those are more of personal

    preference thing and might not bother everyone. I would think that

    everyone wants a clean room and I cannot emphasize enough how dirty

    this place was. It was so sad it was almost comical to the point that I

    actually videotaped the room and surrounding area with some commentary

    just for the "memories". If anyone needs proof, I've got pictures too!

    Side note - the beach itself was beautiful, with sand so soft and water

    warm enough to swim in.

    7 miles of Beach

    from

    We stay at the Alouette several times a year. The owners and staff are very friendly and we love to walk the well kept Beach. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It is near,but not too near the pier. The best place in the State of Maine to eat breakfast is Michelles is up the hill.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Alouette Beach Resort Old Orchard Beach

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent