These 5 fashionable motels are making New England motor lodges cool once more

New England Journey

A resurgence of retro-style, budget-friendly lodging makes for an thrilling regional journey possibility this summer season.

Bluebird Dennisport
Bluebird Dennisport Matthew Kisiday

Lengthy earlier than Airbnb was the favored selection for locating a long-weekend vacation spot, loads of households throughout New England would hop within the automotive, set out for the coast, and test in to a motor lodge. These no-frills motels and inns provided vacationers with the fundamentals, inviting them to spend their holidays by the water or at a clam shack — not of their motel rooms.

Now, these mid-century trendy motor inns are making a comeback, and a handful have just lately reopened throughout New England. A throwback to the summer season street journeys of yesteryear, the lodges are newly renovated, fashionable, and infrequently budget-friendly. Forward, discover 5 motor lodges you may wish to e-book a room at this summer season.

York Beach Surf Club
York Seashore Surf Membership – Learn McKendree

What as soon as was the York Harbor Motel and Cottages has change into the retro-chic York Seashore Surf Membership, which pays homage to a locals’ surf collective that started there within the Sixties. Its mid-century Vacationland aptitude extends to its 54 rooms and bungalows, an on-site cafe, a espresso store, and two saltwater swimming pools. The parents on the entrance desk can get you signed up for a surf lesson, although for those who’d prefer to take it sluggish, the ocean views from the entrance garden are simply as gratifying.

780 York St., York, Maine,

Bluebird Dennisport
Bluebird Dennisport – Matthew Kisiday

The Nineteen Fifties-style umbrellas and garden chairs are what first catch your eye at Bluebird Dennisport, which opened on the Decrease Cape in summer season 2022. Although this sprawling pool space is a stable  hangout spot, the inn is just a 10-minute stroll from the seaside. Every of the motel’s up to date rooms are impressed by dune shacks with pure woods and bohemian rugs and materials, whereas a cluster of cottages on the opposite aspect of the pool make for a traditional prolonged keep on the Cape.

426 Decrease County Street, Dennisport, Mass.,

Rye Motor Inn
Rye Motor Inn – Courtesy of Doug Palardy

On the Rye Motor Inn, you’ll discover 12 apartment-style rooms inside a Nineteen Fifties motel. Billed as an “adults-only oceanfront micro resort and boutique swim store,” its choices transcend the usual motel room with absolutely outfitted kitchens in addition to luxe touches within the ensuite loos. The swim store, in the meantime, presents swimwear, skincare, and different equipment suited to a dip within the inn’s heated pool or on the close by seashores.

741 Ocean Blvd., Rye, N.H.,

The Springs Motel
The Springs Motel – Courtesy of Lindsey Kurowski

Perhaps you acknowledge the Springs Motel: The Berkshires hideaway was just lately renovated on season 2 of “The Inn Works,” a present on Magnolia Community hosted by Lindsey Kurowski. Kurowski, additionally the proprietor of the Springs Motel, stuffed the motor inn with retro patio furnishings, splashy wallpaper, and different quirky touches to keep up its Nineteen Fifties attraction. Along with its 42 rooms, there are 4 cabins and a pool on the property, to not point out an out of doors beer backyard full with a classic trailer bar.

94 RT 7 New Ashford, Mass.,

The Parker Beach Lodge.
The Parker Seashore Lodge. – Matthew Kisiday

A sister property to Bluebird Dennisport, the Parker Seashore Lodge strives to be a extra trendy tackle the mid-century motel. Opened in 2021, lots of its 48 rooms (and two suites) overlook the central pool, although the lodge is a brief stroll from Parkers River Seashore. Vivid, breezy rooms with modern coastal decor make for an iconic summer season getaway. The on-site swim store, which presents video games, beachwear, and chair leases, seals the deal.

192 S Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, Mass.,

Originally posted 2023-05-12 13:27:14.