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Top 5 Things to Do While Visiting the Grand Victorian Hotel In Old Orchard Beach, Maine

 The Grand Victorian Hotel is the premiere place to stay in Old Orchard Beach, Maine but the real question is: what are the 5 best things to do while you are visiting? Well, we have the answers for you:

  1. The Old Orchard Beach- Old Orchard Beach is by far one of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. Old Orchard Beach stretches 7 miles allowing ample space for you and your guests to enjoy the day without having to worry about getting hit by a stray Frisbee or stepped on by goliath.
  2. Funtown/Splashtown USA- Ever wanted to drop 220 feet from the sky? Dragons Decent may be one of the most exciting views in the area.  Also, Funtown/Splashtown is the home of Maine’s largest family-steel coaster. With family affordable day passes this easily made our top 5 list
  3. The Saco Drive-In Movie Theater- Located on Route 1 in Saco, Maine just a few miles away from the Grand Victorian Hotel the Saco Drive-In provides the most affordable and nostalgic movie going experience. United States’ 2nd oldest still operating Drive-In and the oldest in Maine.  They always play a double feature of the summers hottest flicks; for only $15 per car bring the whole family.
  4. Dunegrass Golf Club- One of Southern Maine’s premiere public golf courses located just down the street in Old Orchard Beach, Maine allows for the golfer in the party to get their fix and with 4 sets of tees for each hole, every level of golfer will find this to be playable. For you back tee golfers looking for a challenge this par 72, 18-hole course will prove to be the challenge you are seeking.
  5. Palace Playland- Our neighbor in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Palace Playland claims New England's only beach front amusement park. With kid friendly and thrill seeking rides there is something for everyone, not to mention the beauty of the Ferris Wheel that over looks the 7 mile stretch of Old Orchard Beach.  Palace Playland has many places to eat, shop, and entertain.

This list will keep you busy during your stay at the Grand Victorian Hotel. If you have stayed with us before and feel that we missed something our guests will enjoy please share with us. Likewise, if you have done any of these activities share your experience with our guests. 


Grand Victorian versus All Others in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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The Grand Victorian has many great offerings that set it apart from other area vacation spots. First, the Grand Victorian offers many high-end amenities. Each condo has access to the fitness center and the indoor pool, for those who prefer to not swim in the ocean or just want some quiet time at the end of the day. Don’t forget about the sauna!

Each condo in the Grand Victorian has its own balcony;  a great spot to wake up with your morning coffee or watch the sun set with a glass of wine. Sometimes it is the simplest of luxuries that provide the most relaxation. The Grand Victorian, unlike other spots, is one of the only high-rise luxury locations directly on Old Orchard Beach.

Will you be staying with us for a while? Forget the hassle of a laundromat. Unlike most places in Old Orchard Beach where you have to drag your dirty clothes to a laundromat outside of their facility all of the Grand Victorian luxury condominiums are equipped with a washer and dryer, allowing for the utmost convenience. 

Speaking of convenience, the Grand Victorian is located in the heart of Old Orchard Beach allowing for the easiest of access to the beach or downtown shops. Within 50 feet of the Grand Victorian are great restaurants such as the Mist or Surf 6.  Across the street are some of the best pizza places in Old Orchard Beach. If you have never tried Rocco's Pizza, you are surely missing out. Rocco's is a must for thin crust pizza lovers! Right across the street and only foot steps away from the Grand Victorian is Palace Playland which claims to be New England’s only waterfront amusement park.

There is no other luxury spot that provides the convenience and beach front beauty that the Grand Victorian has to offer.     

3 Reasons to Rent from the Grand Victorian Hotel in Old Orchard Beach

The Grand Victorian is much more than a place to stay while on Vacation or traveling for Business. It is a complete Old Orchard Beach, Maine experience. Luxurious accommodations and the ultimate location that is mere steps to Maine’s first-rate lobster dishes and the best beachfront experiences.

Here are top 3 reasons to rent form the Grand Victorian: 

  1. The Grand Victorian offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.  
  2. The Grand Victorian is located footsteps from Old Orchard Beach, and just a short ride to area attractions. Within a few miles you have many options for movie theaters, water parks, amusement parks, mini golf, shopping, and dining. 
  3. The amenities at the Grand Victorian are unrivaled. Every room has it’s own balcony, and access to an indoor pool and fitness room. Air conditioning makes the Grand Victorian the coolest place to stay. Each room offers a full kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, oven and dishwasher allowing the chef in the family ample appliances and space for home cooked meals.

 “These might be the top 3 reasons to stay in Old Orchard Beach and the Grand Victorian but there are many more reasons as well! Our guests have an amazing experience and love the convenience of being right in the heart and soul of it all as mentioned by this guest from Summer 2012:

             “What a perfect week I spent with my 6 yr. old grand-daughter at the Grand Victorian #511. We took the 2 hr. train from Boston and arrived 3 blocks from the condo. My granddaughter made friends at the pool and we invited them to front row seats for Thursday night fireworks on our balcony. It rained one day, so we walked to a discount bookstore, bought a game at the toy store and some sweets at the candy shop. I cannot imagine a more convenient location, on the beach and close to restaurants and stores. The condo was nicely decorated, clean and had everything we needed. I shall return.”

Top 3 Restaurants In Old Orchard Beach, Maine

The Grand Victorian sits in the heart of Old Orchard Beach, Maine thus providing painless access to the areas top places for exquisite dining. To make your stay convenient and effortless we have highlighted the three top places to eradicate your hunger. From Surf and Turf to Vegetarian Old Orchard Beach provides precisely what you are looking for.

1.  Joseph’s By The Sea

Enjoy creative regional cuisine with a focus on locally caught seafood. Start with a Lobster Potato Pancake or Semolina Crusted Calamari or indulge in Saco Bay Soup teeming with scallops, mussels and fish. Try some of our favorite entrees such as Pan Seared Haddock, Seafood Pasta Maison, Spicy Jamaican Salmon or perhaps Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon. -

Joseph’s dining is a regal experience from the dishes they prepare to the atmosphere of the dining room. This location is perfect for a fine dinner date or catching up with the family and friends. Their chowder is unlike anything you will ever taste anywhere else.

 2. Jimmy the Greek’s

When you think of brick oven pizza, the only thought in your mind should be the Greeks. This is a family friendly and fun atmosphere that in addition to the best pizza in town; they offer many Greek, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes. With a new location open in South Portland it doesn’t matter if you are shopping at the Maine Mall or relaxing in your Grand Victorian condominium you can enjoy all that Jimmy the Greek’s has to offer. Lastly, for you beer enthusiasts they offer 150 beers from all around the world. Visit Jimmy the Greek’s online at

 3. Yellowfin’s Restaurant

When you walk though the door, you immediately get a warm, welcoming feeling. With white linens, flowing ceiling tapestries, colorful flickering centerpieces and a 300-gallon saltwater fish tank, you will sure to be satisfied with the diverse menu selections. You may choose from a variety of seafood, steak, chicken and vegetarian options. David and Sous Chef Taylor, are always more than happy to try to accommodate any dietary needs. -

 Yellowfin is a fine dining restaurant that’s signature Yellowfin Ahi Tuna is un-rivaled by anything that has touched your palate. Yellowfin has a very simple menu but in no way provides a simple taste. Each entrée is prepared fresh to order and their service is top of the line. This restaurant is a BYOB environment so feel free to bring your own bottle of wine to match the occasion.

 There are many great take-out and dine-in restaurants in Old Orchard Beach, Maine near the Grand Victorian but these three needed to be on a list of their own. Joesph’s by the Sea and Yellowfin’s Restaurant are premiere fine dining experiences for the more formal occasions whilst Jimmy the Greek’s is the perfect family night out or pub style dining. No matter the occasion there is an atmosphere within walking distance to fit your needs entirely.