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Syracuse, New York, United States
Reviewed 1 August 2014

There should be a "Fair" category in the ratings continuum, because this motor court motel is neither average nor is it poor. It is an old, no-frills place that is inexpensive and right on the bay with very pleasant views. The rooms are very clean and the staff does an excellent job of keeping them that way. But, there is...

1Thank Warren F
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I would not advise anyone to stay here. Rates are reasonable for area. Views are great but the entire place is rundown. Our room was dirty.....hair in bathroom and on bed blanket. Awful stains on the side of box springs. Dead flies in the track of the sliding door, which wouldn't close all the way. Under the bed had not...

2Thank ancaraAdirondacks
Irving, Texas
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Located directly on the water and south of Booth Bay Harbor it is a very good find. We thought the rooms dated but quite comfortable and a real bargain price. Friendly staff and low priced continental style breakfast at the cafe. We will use this motel again on future trips.

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The setting of this motel was wonderful. The older part of the hotel was clean but in definite need of updating. The price, however, was very reasonable and made the stay acceptable, especially as we came into the area without reservations. We needed no other evening activities other than sitting on the dock in front of the motel. We were...

1Thank WestSideGal
Scotia, New York
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Just returned from another wonderful 9 day stay. Owner Jim, along with Lorraine, Brenda and Scott, took great care of us. Weather was cool, but the Boothbay views from our 2nd floor room with a spacious balcony provided serenity and a scene not to be equaled. They are gearing up for the "on season" which will be commencing soon.

Thank Catherine R
New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Decent, clean rooms, Nice views. Friendly staff, even saw staff out at a local restaurant and they spoke to us. Nice pool. Nice breakfast room-reasonably priced. We had a first floor room, sounded as though upstairs was stomping. Free ice machine, no fridge, but coolers welcome. Great water pressure for showers-good hot water!

Thank Cherie A
Scotia, New York
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We accidentally discovered this place about 5 years ago while driving around Southport Island checking out the lighthouses. When we looked at the rates, hubby and I looked at each other and couldn't believe it! All rooms waterfront, two buildings of which have balconys overlooking the water, no more than 50 +/- feet away! Prior to this discovery, we had...

3Thank Catherine R
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The property and the staff exemplifies the charm and beauty of a traditional mid coast Maine experience. The rugged and beautiful terrain and views from every room at the Ships Ahoy affords guests a luxury they would never get to experience from the majority of lodging options in the area. To the reviewers that proclaim poor hospitality, substandard accommodations, and...

1Thank Brenda C
Augusta, Maine, United States
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This motel is one of the best kept secrets around the Boothbay region- only minutes away from the hustle & bustle of the Boothbay Harbor region- you can have the best of both worlds. The rooms overlook the ocean- the view is gorgeous and the people who run this lovely place are fantastic. The room was clean & neat -...

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I would definitely go back to this place....yes, the rooms are dated, there is no fridge, paneled walls, old everything!...but geeze, your private deck overlooking Maine's beautiful coastline! What more can you possibly want? You get a nice clean room in a quiet setting just a few minutes away from busy touristy Boothbay Harbor, and you pay less than $80...

1Thank Sandy M

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Additional Information about Ship Ahoy Motel

Address: Southport, Route 238, Southport, ME 04569
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Southport
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Ship Ahoy Hotel Southport
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“Try for the 2nd floor in either of the buildings closest to the water.”
 of 5 bubbles F6334VNpatriciab, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check out your room 1st if sensitive to cigarette odor. Rms on the second floor will suck in cigarette smoke from the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 278Alpine, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Second floor for nest view, we stayed on first floor and it was fine”
 of 5 bubbles BobP943, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“second floor in the far east motel”
 of 5 bubbles Briarta, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Far East Building - Excellent Views”
 of 5 bubbles richarddiane2015, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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