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Maine’s First Inn is Old Orchard Beach’s
Finest Luxury Bed & Breakfast

The Old Orchard Beach Inn is an historic restoration of the original Ye Olde  Staples Inn. Reopened in July 2000, after receiving a total renovation, the Inn has been restored with authentic pinewood floors, antique furnishings, and many period details.

What is not authentic are some of the modern amenities. Every room now has a private bath, central heating and air conditioning, phones, and internet.

We offer continental breakfast each morning. Guests enjoy a short 3 minute walk to the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier in the center of the 7-mile beach.

The original house was built in the 1730s with an addition made in 1840s. It was first opened to travelers as the Staples Inn in the 1830s when there were only 3 other buildings in Old Orchard Beach. “The vast stretch of beach could be seen from the windows of  the old Staples cottage as far as the eye could reach.” The Innkeeper and his wife were said to  be “inherently adapted to the hotel business.” Their courtesy made their house popular; guest who once came returned annually, as regularly as “the swallows homeward fly.”

The Inn was accepted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.