Waves Oceanfront Resort
Travel Blogs from Old Orchard Beach
... we met at Holy Donut a local (of course) set up which makes potato donuts. Great for anyone who knows a coeliac. I'd been put on to Lesley by Linda from hOurworld. Lesley is a champion of permaculture, resilience hubs, transition towns and HEP! Despite standing me up for the first 20mins forcing me to accost a number of innocent donut lovers, she was great company. She and her partner Ian spent 5 months last ...
... Carol used the service, posted her plea for help digging out her car and within 30mins someone who lived nearby came and dug out her car. Simple. It's my belief that ultimately people want to help others, and if they knew someone was in need down the street they would help them. It reminded me of some research into youth volunteering that was published a few years back. When surveyed young people stated that the ...
Here is a collection of things I have learnt while in Portland. 1. The state bird of Maine is the Chickadee 2. A large number of Timebanks shut within 3 years of starting up. 3. Stephen and Louisa love The I.T Crowd 4. Whole Food stores are amazing 5. Nestlé have bought local water brand "Poland Springs" 6. The population of Portland is 55,000 and swells to 100,000 in summer 7. The Hour Exchange ...
Today I went out on Stephen and Louisa's boat. It was glorious, I wore my anchor vans and hoisted the main sail twice! The weather here is prone to change. As Louisa and Stephen said "if you don't like the weather wait a minute" Here are two pics of the same shot of the harbour, one with heavy fog and one clear ...
Today I had a meeting with Stephen Beckett who is the software programmer and developer for hOur world. hOurworld are a cooperative made up of 3 members, Stephen, Linda (who I'm meeting on Monday) and Terry who is now on the west coast. Stephen first got involved with his local timebank Hour Exchange Portland. He initially asked the timebank if he could see his statement of hours online, when the response came that it was ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Waves Oceanfront Resort Old Orchard Beach
This is a Great Place to stay, whether you traveling alone, with someone, or even with kids. It is literally in twenty feet of the sand of the beach. Alot of the rooms have an ocean view, and all have balconies.
If you want a relaxing place to stay, with great service, close to restaurants, the boardwalk with amusements for the kids, and of course the beach, then Waves Oceanfront Resort is the place for you.
We had gone to the OOB for the last 7 years and always stayed at the Waves with our 2 sons. The first 5 years were stellar, could not have been better! The last two years it was like a different hotel. Not only did the rates skyrocket for what you get, the rooms were not updated in the least and smelled nasty. The staff was wonderful whenI booked my stay, but upon arival until we left they could have cared less about me & my family. For almost $200 a night I expect some courtesy.
There are two things I can say about the Waves. 1) The staff is courteous, helpful, were just amazing. 2) The photos on the website have little in common with what the rooms actually are.
I went with the family for a short off-season visit. I have stayed in Old Orchard before, and wanted something better. After checking the Website, this was the place. We had quite a few special requests, and the staff was Amazing over the phone pre-arrival, and once we arrived. They were accomodating, helpful and friendly. However, the rooms look nothing like what is on the website. If you are looking for basic, cheap, reasonably clean and close to the beach, this is the place for you. If you are looking for even the littlest shred of luxury, run to a different place.
Great times at the Waves
Date 8/14/06 Alexandria, NH My family and I have been going to The Waves Oceanfront Resort for the last five years. We love it!! It is kid friendly and close enough to attractions that you can walk to most. The rooms are not the Hilton but are clean and tidy. All the staff has been very helpful and pleasant. They also send you a discounted room rate in the off season for a return visit. I highly recommend giving the Waves a try for your next vacation. My family will be going back in August for our yearly visit. I can't wait to go.
We arrived having already booked this hotel as a stopover for one night via a travel agent. After taking one look at the place we decided to move on!!. The rooms were dingy and quite old, the reception was awful and there was a permeating smell of the toilets through out the whole place. The hallway through to the room hadn't been cleaned for a long time. It was right next to the beach, but even if you were just looking for a place to sleep at night I wouldn't reccommend this hotel.
Another friend and I have come up with our children to Waves three times in the past 5 years, and we have always had a great time! Our kids are beggng us to go again this summer. Each family got its own room, but we prepared most meals together. It was great to have facilities on-sight to make simple meals, and just splurge for one or two meals. We usually had breakfast in the rooms, packed sandwiches and drinks to take onto the beach, and ate dinners in one room or the other, and had dessert of some kind on the Pier later at night. It was relaxed and had the best access to the beach. Each room had it's own PRIVATE balcony - not just part of a stream of balconies without dividers as at many other motels, etc., along the way. Waves is a bit of a walk to the Boardwalk and Amusement Park, but only enough for us to enjoy a peaceful stroll each evening and a not-as-noisy atmosphere back at the room than at accommodations closer to the rides, etc.
Great view but!
I have to say the ONLY thing good about this vacation was the location of the cabin. the view was wonderful but, the cabin was not up to date very old and dingy. the staff was pleasant. It was a horrible experience I have never encountered so many ignorant people in my life! NEVER will I ever go there again.
Staff in front office was very unaccommodating. They continually gave excuses (# of rooms vs. # of staff) on why our room was not available at the 2 PM check in time. This was totally unacceptable to me. Additionally, when we booked our room with a request for queen size beds, we were told they could accommodate us in the building across the street. They neglected to tell us that a train runs right next to the building. Our 2nd night, the train woke me up 3 times during the middle of the night.
The Waves Oceanfront Resort is conviently located right on the ocean, but don't be mislead into thinking this is any type of resort....it's not. It's a very typical type of motel that you find in Old Orchard Beach. Nothing fancy or modern in terms of furniture or decorations, but very clean.