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80 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7632
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#4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunk
Oceanfront Inn directly on quiet section of Kennebunk Beach. The only Kennebunk Inn directly on the Beach! Walk to Kennebunkport’s Famous Dock Square shops, boutiques and restaurants. Sea kayaking, lobster boat tours, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! Surfing, wake boarding and kayaking right out your door. Ocean view Hot Tub. Bicycles. The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in our Oceanfront Inn. View live beach cam. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport’s premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. Maine Environmental Leader award.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Golf course
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Experiencenista wrote a review Mar 2022
160 contributions62 helpful votes
The location is great, but the rooms are tired, and the bath is small. Right on the ocean, make sure you have that view, preferably on the second floor. No elevator. Continental breakfast offers delicious homemade muffins, bagels or English muffins, orange sections and coffee or tea.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tour572208 wrote a review Dec 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio3 contributions
This inn is not luxurious, but it is perfect. This was our first stop on a trip through Maine and after a long drive, we fell asleep to the sound of waves crashing outside our sliding door. Being right by the beach made our stay so relaxing. It was an easy walk into town for lobster rolls! We will stay again if in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Any ocean view. We were on the ground floor and it was still great.
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Karen Y wrote a review Nov 2021
6 contributions
We stayed for a week in early November and loved our stay. While the inn could use some cosmetic improvements, it was nothing that hindered our stay. We LOVED the location- walks on the beach everyday right across the lawn and a leisurely 20 minute walk into downtown Kennebunkport for dinner and shopping. We rented 2 rooms: 1 premium oceanfront (2nd story) and 1 regular room (2nd story): both rooms were similar but the view in the premium room was well worth the extra cost. There is no elevator so if steps are an issue, get a ground floor room. The complimentary daily breakfast was great. We loved the different fresh muffins each day and also the homemade oatmeal. We used the shared outdoor 6-person hot tub a couple times and it has a great view of the ocean. The staff were very nice and accommodating and we will definitely stay here again next time we're in Kennebunkport.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
kris t wrote a review Nov 2021
Lockport, New York17 contributions
This sea side inn was very clean and quaint. The staff was super all week. The highlight of the morning was guessing what flavor muffin that they would have for breakfast. Our stay lasted 7 days, there was never a muffin repeat. They we exceptionally delish. Also the oatmeal every morning was amazing as well. I have never eaten that fresh of oatmeal, it sure is a must try! The hot tub was delightful as well. The view from the room was beautiful to wake up to every morning. Over all.. it was a fantastic place to stay. And would choose this Inn to return to on another trip to Maine.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
timhuset wrote a review Oct 2021
Verona, Wisconsin72 contributions55 helpful votes
Stumbled on this Inn researching our trip out East. Would definitely stay here again! Was clean and quiet and right on the beach to walk next to the ocean! Fun that oldest Inn in America! The hot muffins for breakfast were awesome!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Happiness29161657195 wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions
Great place to get away. It is beachy - but very clean and right on the beach. Staff is wonderful....we went in June 2020 and again in late August 2020 and the owners/staff handled COVID well - we were very impressed!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Staci wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
Great location for a seaside getaway. Friendly staff, nice beach, bikes/beach chairs on location for guest use and you're just a short distance from town. The hot tub is only open 8am-8pm we wished it would have been open a little later. We were a bit dissapointed with our room, the 2nd floor rooms without the Seaside view are in need of updates not worth $300 a night. Don't make my mistake and get the nice updated rooms with a view for almost the same price. 🌊 Homemade muffins and coffee each morning were awesome!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Heather F wrote a review Jun 2021
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Location is what your paying for here!!! Being able to walk to the beach barefoot from our patio was the reason I picked this place for our Honeymoon. My husband wanted the hot tub. On our final night there, after a few rainy gloomy days we got the chance to finally try out the hot tub. As soon as we took the cover off , you could see the sand in the bottom. We went ahead and gave it a try anyway. As soon as you turned the jets on, there was a foam that encased you, and letf a brown edge around the top of the hot tub. We splashed some water around the edges which washed away the brown for a moment. The hot tub DEFINATLY needs a G OOD cleaning. We only lasted in there for about 5 mins, before we deceided it was too gross to sit in any longer. We went back to our room, rinsed off in the shower and back to the beach we went for our last night of relaxing. We would come back here for soley the location and private beach within minutes of our room.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Sue V wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
The Seaside Inn was just perfect for our weekend vacation! The room was very clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed our private deck overlooking the ocean. Continental breakfast was wonderful with steel cut oats, homemade muffins, and fresh fruit. Best of all, we were only steps from the clean and expensive beach! We highly recommend the Seaside Inn.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Brandon F wrote a review Nov 2020
Seattle, Washington20 contributions6 helpful votes
The reason to stay here is proximity to the beach, you can walk there within a few minutes of your room. That is worth a lot right there. The building itself leaves a lot to be desired. It is billed as being the oldest standing hotel in the US, it looks and feels like it was built in the 1950's and has not been touched since. It does not have an old enough feel to get away with its quality, if it felt like something built several hundred years ago (as advertised) then I would be get some enjoyment out of it, but it just feels dated (not enough to be whimsical). I would give 5 stars for location and 2 stars for the facilities.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seaside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Seaside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Saint Ann's Church (0.8 km), Ocean Avenue (1.2 km), and Walker's Point (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seaside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Seaside Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Seaside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Seaside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seaside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include White Barn Inn Restaurant, Latitudes Outdoor Bar & Grill, and Mabel's Lobster Claw.
Does Seaside Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Seaside Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Seaside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wells Reserve at Laudholm (5.9 km), Wallingford Farm (6.6 km), and Perkins Tide Mill (1.8 km).
Does Seaside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Seaside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.