Wake Up to the Sunrise

Want to feel good AND get a deal this Holiday season? Check out our promotion to benefit the Sanford Backpack Program

One out of four children in the State of Maine is food insecure, meaning they lack access to enough food to ensure adequate nutrition. Moreover, one in three Maine children qualify for food supplement benefits. Though many of Sanford’s children get their meals for free or reduced prices to feed them through the school week, for some children they will not eat their next nutritionally dense meal until they return to school on Monday. Sanford Backpack Program sends children home for the weekend with a backpack full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to ensure they can maintain a balanced diet and return to school on Monday ready to focus on learning.


Help us by filling a backpack full of the items listed below.

One full backpack = 20% off regular rate

Two full backpacks = 25% off regular rate

The items below are essential to completing a child’s backpack as they are not normally found at local food banks.
box of pasta
can of spaghetti sauce
jar of peanut butter
canned meat (tuna or chicken)
canned vegetables
box of granola bars
fruit cups
fruit leather, dried fruit
applesauce cups
box of pancake mix
small jug of maple syrup
Note: Food items that are kid friendly (e.g., easy-open tops, plastic jars, instant mixes) and low sugar are requested

Every room offers prime ocean views on one of Maine’s top-rated family beaches!

Welcome to the Sunrise Motel on beautiful Long Sands Beach! Enjoy extraordinary scenic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, watch surfers riding the Atlantic swells, take in views of two York lighthouses; the Nubble Lighthouse and Boon Island and on most mornings with low tides you can see Star Island, and the third lighthouse on the Isle of Shoals.

Every room at the Sunrise Motel has a deck or private balcony with table and chairs to enjoy the ocean and beach vistas. Whether you prefer the convenience of the first floor without stairs and easy access, the second floor, which has a walkway deck, or the more private third floor with your own private deck, the Sunrise Motel can assist you in choosing the right vacation rental with the right ocean view. Click Here for to Find Your Ocean View Room at the Sunrise Motel.


Perfect York Beach Location 

Situated along Long Sands Beach, the Sunrise Motel is the perfect family getaway or vacation retreat to relax and play along the Maine coast. A few steps across Long Beach Ave and you are on one of the longest beaches in southern Maine, stretching nearly two miles. Of the four beaches in York, Long Sands (as the name suggests) is the longest. In the summer months, Long Sands beach is transformed to a vibrant community of sun worshippers, surfers, paddle boarders, swimmers, children and adults alike are exploring sand and sea, building sand castles before the tide washes them all away!

Then there are the seasons, late summer turns to cool fall nights, brilliant sunrises, mild, sunny days and breathtaking sunsets reflecting off the breaking ocean waves and any clouds that may form over the ocean. And then there are the York winters! We are open year-round (except for January 2020, we have a planned closure).  The locals will be walking their dogs of every breed. At the beach, dressed appropriately, you will experience yet another transformation, the solitude of the surf pounding the nearly frozen sand and yet for reasons unknown to us, the surfers are still chasing waves (appropriately suited). There is hiking or cross country skiing and much more. It’s all available and we are happy to help maximise your experience while staying at the Sunrise.  

The Sunrise Motel is minutes away from scenic sites, shopping and Maine dining options. York Harbor, Historic York ME and the York Cliff Walk is just around the corner, as well as Nubble Lighthouse and the Ogunquit Playhouse. 15 minutes south of the Sunrise Motel is Kittery Shopping Outlets, where Maine deals abound. Click Here for the Sunrise Motel Guide to the Top 10 York ME Attractions.

Choose from Deluxe Rooms and Studio Suites

The Sunrise Motel has 25 spacious guest rooms on three floors, with several types to suit your comfort and needs. The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms all have fridge/microwaves while the Studio Suites have butler kitchens and kitchenettes. In addition, all the guest rooms at the Sunrise Motel are equipped with free hi-speed internet access, as well as guest-controlled heat and a/c, flat-screen TV with expandable cable, and in-room coffee and phone.

The rooms at the Sunrise Motel have either one king bed or two double beds, located on all floors. The Suites or Efficiencies have either one king or two doubles. Some have butler kitchens, which are kitchenettes without the stovetop, and some have loveseats. There are two Suites that have special amenities, such as a separate bedroom or deck. Click Here to Hold Your Special Room at the Sunrise Motel.

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