History of the Inn
Maine’s First Inn
The Old Orchard Beach Inn is an historic restoration of the original Ye Olde Staples Inn, the first hotel in Maine. Reopened in June 2000 the Inn has gone thru a total renovation and is authentic with totally redone hardwood floors, antique furnishings and more.
The building was probably a one-story cape when it was built in the 1700’s, the roof was lifted, and the second story was added in the 1800’s. An ell was later added in the 1850’s. The general outline of the present Inn is much the same as when it was put up in 1730.
The Inn was accepted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.