Anchored in Family Tradition

About the Royal Anchor Beach Resort , located in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

The Royal Anchor has been a family-owned and operated resort since its inception in 1968. Founded by Real Bureau, the hotel aimed to become the go-to resort in Old Orchard Beach, and with the help of his family, Real achieved that goal. Mark Bureau, Real’s son, and his wife Claire took over the resort 20 years ago, and they continued Real’s legacy of providing genuine family hospitality.

Steve & Michelle Cowan purchased Royal Anchor Beach Resort Bureau Family in 2023, with a vision to create a memorable and comfortable stay for our guests. Steve’s passion for hospitality began working in various hotels and resorts in New Hampshire and Maine. He went on to manage renowned hotels and resorts across the country, before returning to the New England Coast.


Our rates are based on double occupancy, and additional guests are charged $15 per person, with all rooms comfortably accommodating up to five people.

Maine lodging tax is 9%.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

To confirm your reservation, a deposit amounting to one night’s lodging is required. If you need to modify or cancel your reservation, please do so at least ten days prior to arrival, with a $35 modification fee, to avoid a charge amounting to one night’s stay. Reservations must be canceled by telephone.

Please note that early checkouts will not be refunded, and processed reservations must be canceled by phone, even if a deposit has not been sent.


Pet Policy

Royal Anchor does not accept pets. Registered service animals are welcome.


Every room comes with a complimentary parking space. An additional space is $20 per day. If you’d like to spend the day on the beach, you can purchase our next-day parking pass, which grants you access to our outdoor facilities until 2:00pm.

Visitor parking for non-guests is $30.
Next-day parking pass is $25.

Cars not registered with the front office are subject to being towed.


Resort Rules

Our resort is 100% smoke-free, including private balconies and the courtyard/pool area. A $350 cleaning fee will be assessed to anyone found with a pet, smoking or vaping in their room or other areas of the resort.

Please note, it is illegal to set off store-bought fireworks in the town of Old Orchard Beach.