Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Brochure for Grand View Inn, Old Orchard Beach, Maine


Vintage brochure advertising the Grand View Inn, established in 1922 at the Staples Homestead, Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  The site is now occupied by a branch of the Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank, and the carriage house is the now the Harmon Museum, home of the Old Orchard Historical Society.  I'm not sure when the Grand View Inn went out of business.

THE GRAND VIEW INN, more familiarly known as "The Home Away from Home", to many thousands of tourists, is one of Old Órchard Beach's most popular and best known open the year-round hotels. The hostelry located at the head of  Old Orchard Street on motor routes 5 and 9, is directly opposite the Post Office and Town Hall, and is most conveniently located to the Railroad Station, Bus Line Terminals, leading places of amusements and the finest Cafes and Restaurants. The bathing beach ís only a two minutes walk from the hotel. An outside shower-bath is available for use to those not desiring ocean bathing.

The rooms at the Grand View Inn are comfortable and spacious. All beds are equipped with the latest type of ínner-spring mattresses; and with the cooling breezes which come from the nearby waterfront, make it a place where one can pass a vacation with much comfort.  The hotel has a widely known reputation of having the cleanest, coolest, and most comfortable rooms that can be found anywhere at this popular summer resort. In the late Fall and Winter months, the rooms are heated by a hot-water heating system. A personal view of the location of the Grand View Inn and its rooms easily convince the tourist that it offers an ideal place to stop during a visit in Old Orchard Beach.

For the motorist ample free parking space is provided on the spacious grounds surrounding the hostelry. Golf-Links, Tennis Courts, Saddle-Riding, Boating and Fishing are availble at nearly recreational centers. 

Reservations may be made by writing or phoning Old Orchard Beach 363, or addressing communications to Mrs. Annie D. Dorr, Prop. 

$1. per person and up, per day, if two persons occupy the same room.  Should three or four persons occupy the same room the rates are $1. per person.

$1.25 and $1.50 per day, one person occupying a room alone. 

When reservations are made by two or more persons for a week, there is no charge for the occupancy of the room for the seventh day.

Reservations made for week-ends or longer periods must be accompanied by a deposit.  The money will be cheerfully refunded if cancellation is made twenty-four hours from date which room is to [be] occupied.

View from Veranda - Looking Toward Ocean

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