Accommodation types: Design
Location: Rye  USA  North America
Rye Motor Inn - Oceanfront Boutique Motel In New HampshireRye  
Motor Inn

The iconic roadside motels in the USA are entering a second phase of popularity, but this time with a different approach than originally.

The motor hotels peaked in popularity in the 1960s when car production was ramping up to record levels, and driving to distant places was the new cool.

Half-century later, with the appearance of lodges, boutique hotels, Airbnbs, and other types of private accommodations, motels received tough competitors.

Rye Motor Inn sets a great example of how to turn standard roadside lodging into a boutique motel. Thanks to the thorough renovation with beautiful design touches, this place is not just a good night's rest on a long road trip anymore but a destination in itself.

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Yes, Rye Motor Inn is one of those rare motels where you can spend more than a night. Not only can but actually want to!

Rye Motor Inn Sunset Aerial

The beautiful 1950s motel is on the coastline of New Hampshire, bordering Maine. Rye is a small town built along the Atlantic Ocean coast, home to four state parks; Jenness State Beach, Rye Harbor State Park, Wallis Sands State Beach, and Odiorne Point State Park.

Rye Motor Inn Oceanview Motel With A Pool

The picturesque setting and the motel's ocean-facing swimming pool are equally good reasons for a visit.

Rye Motor Inn Motel

The check-in and check-out process is contactless, but if you need any local tips, information, or help, the staff is available via phone 24/7 or in person in one of their sister properties: Great Island Inn and The Inn Downtown.

Rye Motor Inn Apartments Blue And White Exterior

There are some quirky details to honor the motel's history. For example, the apartment's doors open with what looks like car ignition keys.

Rye Motor Inn Apartment Door Key
Rye Motor Inn Door

Rye Motor Inn offers twelve designer apartments, airconditioned and fully loaded with everything you may need for a few days' stay.

Rye Motor Inn Dining Room

Woven furniture, yellow-striped towels, colorful rugs, and classic ceiling fans decorate the whitewashed interior.

Rye Motor Inn Whitewashed Interior
Rye Motor Inn Living Room And Kitchen
Rye Motor Inn Bedroom With A Surfboard

Apart from the hotel-level comfort with comfy beds and fancy Malin+Goetz bath amenities, there is also space for home officing (if you really must).

Rye Motor Inn Comfy King-Sized Bed

The kitchen is properly well equipped, so you can cook sumptuous dinners, and there is a fancy SMEG fridge in each apartment.

Rye Motor Inn Kitchen With Smeg Refrigerator
Rye Motor Inn Breakfast On The Kitchen Aisle
Rye Motor Inn Bathroom

The motel's adult-only policy means only guests above the age of 21 are allowed.

Rye Motor Inn Terrace With Sun Loungers

The boutique motel's historic pool was renovated too. It now has a larger than the original deck for sunbathing and heated water. It's open between the end of May and September.

Rye Motor Inn Pool Deck & Atlantic Ocean

The oceanfront setting opens up plenty of sporty adventures. You can go surfing, biking, paddle boarding, or on a fishing trip.

Rye Motor Inn Pool

The motel's on-site Swim Shop will have the necessary equipment, including swimwear and other useful/fun beach stuff.

Rye Motor Inn Logo & Pool

The historic photo of Rye Motor Inn's pool depicts its former layout with a smaller deck.

Rye Motor Inn Historic Pool Photo
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741 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870
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