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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Most of the area in and around Kennebunk is very pricy. This quiet bed and breakfast is centrally located and makes traveling in and around the Kennebunk area very easy. The rates are very competitive and the rooms meet most needs. The breakfast offered is simple and the accommodations wont blow you out of the water but thats not the...

2Thank Curtis S
Kennebunkport, Maine
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Did not stay here but spent an hour wandering around the grounds. They have some beautiful shrines set amongst lovely gardens. The chapel has some very nice stained glass windows. Worth a visit. One sad thing... some of the relics which were behind glass have been stolen. Couldn't believe that someone would do that.

2Thank Kay S
Bronx, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Best place in the Kennebunks for access to the ocean, river, town, restaurants. Salt water pool, delicious breakfasts, acres of beautiful grounds, privacy (no maid service), and friendly staff make this the best buy anywhere. No fancy Victorian furnishings, but AC and cable TV provide all the comfort needed for a beach vacation.

3Thank Connie A
Fairfax, VA
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Franciscan Guest House accommodations are a hybrid cottage-type/motel room model. It is modest so if you want the Ritz look elsewhere. But it is terrific and has the best of both worlds: serene, quiet lodging nestled in the grounds of a monastery (an added value for us Catholics) yet within walking distance of the vibrant, bustling Dock Square of...

6Thank Hayes22
Monument, Colorado
Reviewed 19 July 2014

There's not much to say about a guest house that I am assuming used to be some sort of church grounds. Our room was opposite the "gym" with a monastery down the street and crosses on the walls through out the building. The staff were all nice and accommodating (we checked in at 10:30pm) and there was a basic breakfast...

2Thank dancinjess416
Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 16 July 2014

A little dated but such a great value I can overlook it. Inexpensive, clean, beach passes available for a rediculously low cost, inexpensive breakfast and dinner available as well. Great location - walking distance to Gooch's Beach and the Port. I've stayed here with my family twice in the past few years and will definitely come back.

5Thank Chelleb70
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We have heard about the inn from friends who own in the area. We had a high school graduation to go to in Portland early one morning so we drove up to Kennebunk early the morning before the graduation. Our room was ready when we arrive, nothing fancy, but a bed, tv on the wall and a full bathroom that...

5Thank Pam M
Port Orange, Florida
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a simple guest house type facility that was clean and welcoming. You do not get maid service, but you can get clean towels and linens from a linen closet open 24/7. Free wifi, but it sometimes struggled to meet demand. The free breakfast buffet was continental in nature, with home made breads. Not fancy, but it was fresh...

2Thank Travel781
Comerio, Italy
Reviewed 26 November 2013

I consider that "The Franciscan Guess House" is a good place( VERY CLOSE TO THE OCEAN), where to you can stay, whether you are in vacations, a business trip, a religious retreat or just passing by. As the name tell us: "Guest House". It is a place where you help yourself, not a place where you will have certain kind...

5Thank Papo S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Thus place is the worst. We hated coming back to our room every night. Air conditioner was inadequate for the room, the room was stuck in a 1930's time warp & no matter how much money you can save, it is not worth it.

8Thank Cathy B

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An affordable option for the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. The hotel offers simple, plain, comfortable guest rooms for young families, seniors and anyone on a budget. Located next to the beautiful St. Anthony's Monastery Grounds with 44 acres of trees, rolling lawns, picnic tables, riverside walking path, shrines and wildlife. Only 15 minute walk to the beach. Or if you wish to drive, parking permits are available for a small fee. The continental buffet included with your room, with an upgrade to hot breakfast available for a small fee. Amenities include outdoor saltwater pool, free parking, A/C's, mini-refrigerator in all rooms. Supper by our Lithuanian cooks available in peak season. The hotel is a little oasis of peace and tranquility between Docks Square and the Kennebunk beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Guest House

Address: 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7628
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Price Range: ₹ 4,988 - ₹ 8,627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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“Ask for a room facing the grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles Tisbe52, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are many different room types and sizes here in several buildings. Call ahead or visit the web site to get more info before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelWestford, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“no elevators, stairs only”
 of 5 bubbles 225roses, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“no elevator”
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