The Kennebunk Inn

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#4 of 4 inns in Kennebunk
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Kennebunk Inn, a charming Old New England Inn, located in the heart of Kennebunk Village, full of character and history. We offer a variety of pet friendly accommodations from Queen Rooms to Suites that sleep up to 5 or 6 guests. Each room has a TV with free cable, a private bath, and air conditioning. We provide free parking and free Wi-Fi. Adjacent to our parking lot there are electric car charging stations. Our on site restaurant, the Tavern, is a welcoming and casual destination for locals and visitors alike. Due to COVID we are only open for dinner limited nights. Besides our own Tavern, The Inn is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and coffee shops and other amenities such as Boulangerie a proper French bakery, and the Fifth Om a wonderful spa. In the summer, enjoy a drink on our big front deck with rockers as you people watch on Main St. Or, step off the porch and grab the free shuttle to the beach (COVID restrictions may apply. Shuttle may not be running due to COVID). Should time allow, the Kennebunk Free Library, and The Brick Store Museum are a short walk away. Take a morning stroll around Rogers Pond and maybe catch a glimpse of our resident Bald Eagle family or other wild life. If you need help deciding what to do or where to eat, check out our staff recommendations, or just ask at the front desk for recommendations. The Kennebunk Inn puts the best of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Historic Hotel
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English
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Colleen B wrote a review May 2022
Cleveland, Ohio80 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall had a good experience. The hotel is in a historic house within walking distance of the main street and for the location was actually relatively quiet. Also good driving distance to beaches and nearby towns. The bed was comfortable, and I liked the 4-poster design. Could get stuffy—we used the window AC unit as a fan which worked out. Marked down to 4/5 due to the staff, some were friendly but some repeatedly questioned whether we were staying there even though we were there a week. Also, we were unable to get ahold of the night staff who were supposedly in house. Overall, it met my expectations. My suggestions would be to add a mini fridge (even as an upgrade— would’ve loved to save some of the large portions served in the area!) and do more to highlight the historical aspects of the inn (maybe old photos?).
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good free parking availability!
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Response from Heather Montgomery, General Manager at The Kennebunk Inn
Responded 1 Jun 2022
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions from your stay. We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience, and we truly appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
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Vanbuy wrote a review May 2022
12 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for three nights in room 11, on the second floor. It has a kind size bed. It was quite comfortable, good tv. good bath products. The shower was a bit small,a nd there was a bit of street noise, but not to the point that it was disturbing., My stay was a couple weeks before Memorial day. The only criticism is that there was neither microwave nor small fridge in the rooms. I could see having a communal microwave for several rooms, but it is really nice to have a small fridge, especially if I do not wan things to spoil if I bring them back to the hotel The room also had a bit of an odour of something like a cleaning product or freshener. I don't like that but some people may. IT dissipated after a day. No housekeep if three nights or less. They do not provide breakfast but have a 10% off arrangements with a couple local places. All in all, I really enjoyed my stay, and I was glad to be there, adn able to drive to Kennebunkport, Sac0-Biddesford.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Heather Montgomery, General Manager at The Kennebunk Inn
Responded 1 Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are glad enjoyed your stay with us.
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mvitenas wrote a review Aug 2021
Kenner, Louisiana6 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The inn is old as you would expect but not antique. The bed was uncomfortable and the room was sparsely furnished. No table or desk. Electrical outlets need to be replaced as plug would not stay connected. Absolutely no counter space in the bathroom. Window unit in bedroom was very , very loud
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dennis K wrote a review Feb 2023
New Hampshire26 contributions15 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Two things I have never done… walked out of a hotel upon checkin or left a bad review for a hotel room.

Where to start…..This is not an Inn its an Old Rooming House complete with all the musty and moldy smells. The room was small and dingy and totally atrocious. The bed looked like it had an egg crate for a mattress. The furniture was straight from the Salvation Army Store free isle. The closet was made with what looked like old pallets. A space heater plugged into the bathroom over the sink holding the broken door open. Hardwood floors looked grimy, stained and totally unwashed. There is no way we were going to stay the night there… and this is no exaggeration.

The only positive is the girl at the front desk was very pleasant and helpful as she could be.

The pictures they are showing on website are nothing as to what the rooms actually look like… Don’t be duped as we were.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda7132907 wrote a review Jun 2022
Anchorage, Alaska195 contributions92 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is really a beautiful place. Everything is authentic even the squeaky wood floors. I had a very comfortable room on the second floor with a very tiny bathroom but it was sufficient. People walking around in the room above was very noisy but at least they went to bed fairly early. There was some sort of a recreation building next door that was quite noisy but fortunately they all left around 10 PM. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and she showed me to my room. She said there was free coffee in the morning but since I’m an early riser I left before the coffee was ready. I was there on a Sunday evening and the entire town almost was closed down and most of the stores indicated they would be closed on Monday so if you’re interested in the town don’t go on those two days. I did take a nice walk around the town in the evening and it was very pleasant and the homes are just beautiful.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Heather Montgomery, General Manager at The Kennebunk Inn
Responded 27 Jun 2022
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you're able to visit again to experience more of what Kennebunk has to offer.
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Kristin wrote a review Sept 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the first review I have ever written in all the places I've stayed thru booking. Do not stay here unless you want terrible customer service and a terrible nights sleep. Pay more for a better Inn. There is not enough staff. I tried calling throughout the day before we got there and was continually put thru to an answering service. They sent a text for any concerns and did not reply to it. After getting there late, our room was hot with a very LOUD air conditioner window unit. It made a terrible buzzing sound. My children were trying to find outlets to charge their electronics and all did not hold the plug..they fell out..this is a fire hazard! The bathroom door would not latch. We decided to leave as we did not want to be up all night with the air conditioner buzzing on and off and barely giving off air...it was on its last leg. The staff member was new and didn't know what to do with my concerns and could not reach the inn keeper (said the reception was bad). I tried to work with the manager two days later 9 they were not interested in resolving) to get a partial refund. They refused. The Inn is old and creaky..not why we left, but keep this in mind.. you can hear everything and the person in the room next to you as well. We do not recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Brandi N wrote a review Sept 2023
Newport, Rhode Island1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Based on other reviews I thought this inn would be a great location and charming. Unfortunately when we arrived the entire place smelled like moth balls. We entered our room to find a King bed that looked as if it had a pull out mattress on it and felt that way as well.

We arrived around 4pm on a Saturday afternoon and the local wine bar was closed and there were not any restaurants close by besides in the inn that were open or had a decent menu. It was like a ghost town in the middle of July. We could not find an uber or a lyft in the area to take us to the Boat House Restaurant which was 15 minutes away.

On a positive note the young lady at the front desk was very sweet. It wasn't her fault the place was less than desirable.

We literally brought our stuff in, went to dinner and drove back to RI that night. 10 out of 10 definitely do not recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't get room 23
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Response from Heather Montgomery, General Manager at The Kennebunk Inn
Responded 16 Nov 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your perspective, and we're sorry to hear that the few minutes you were there did not meet your expectations. We take cleanliness very seriously and your claim of a mothballs smell was investigated immediately by both the manager and the housekeeping supervisor, and there was no unpleasant smell in your room or throughout the Inn. There are many excellent restaurans in our area, several of them within walking distance. I am sorry that you drove all the way from RI to be disappointed. The restaurants and ride services in the area can be very busy in July, and we recommend that guests makes plans and reservations in advance to be sure they are able to relax during their stay. Best of luck to you in your future travels!
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Chelsey O wrote a review Sept 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was a complete nightmare. Dirty, moldy, and smaller than a dorm room. The ceiling and floor were slanted, the bed was so loud there was no way you could get any sleep. The SMELL. It was like a combination of mildew and sweat. We walked in and walked right back out. The GM is refusing to give us a refund even though the pictures they have posted online are completely misleading. Look at the pictures I’ve taken and see for yourself. I would have never ever booked this place for a “relaxing weekend” had the pictures been accurate. Seriously, save yourselves the trouble.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan D wrote a review Jun 2022
Saint John, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There are issues that those with limited walking ability would have. The floors on the main level of this Inn are very sloped. Also there are no chairs in your room to seat on. You have to take stairs to enter the Inn and access to the main floor rooms are out thru the patio area and then back into the Inn with an immediate ramp, then the sloped floors.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Heather Montgomery, General Manager at The Kennebunk Inn
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. While we are always working to improve the experience at our Inn, we are somewhat limited by the original structure of our beautiful, old Inn. We hope you were able to enjoy the historic charm of the Inn as well as the beautiful town of Kennebunk during your stay.
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Cheeks100 wrote a review Jul 2022
Argyle, Texas116 contributions60 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Was in the area a few weeks ago to drop my son at camp. Stayed at the Hampton Inn that was by the exit and thought this place looked cute. Website looked good. Outside looks good. Porches, back patio, good. Need to come back to the area so I booked 3 nights. HUGH MISTAKE .

Where to begin…. Arrival at 3.27pm. Check in is 3pm. You’d think someone would be around. No, a desk full of envelopes with names and a sign here/checkin box. Vague directions. I’ve stayed in all sorts of “histrionic “ places. None with ghosts as staff all around. I’m unhappy and been here 8 hours and can’t find any one that works here or get anyone on the phone or email!!!!

I can’t remember when I’ve stayed in a worse room. I’ll try at attach pictures. Tiny/ ok, love a cute room. This looks like something I wouldn’t have stayed in if someone offered their spare room in college.

Furniture is garbage. No shower curtain in a little plastic shower insert.

Last but not least- I’m not a big safety hazard person. Usually, when people complain I’m thinking “what are they talking about?” I’ve tripped EVERY (3 ) time to get out the back door. Lady time on my hands and knees. Ridiculous.

Seriously, please don’t stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Heather Montgomery, General Manager at The Kennebunk Inn
Responded 7 Aug 2022
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We strive for an excellent guest experience with each reservation, and I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Your room should have had a shower curtain, and there was a minor miscommunication among the housekeeping staff which caused this hiccup in your stay. We are a small Inn with limited staff, so many times our staff are around the Inn working and not sitting at the front desk. We are happy to be able to offer a contactless check-in option to allow our guests to check in on their schedule and to allow our staff to be productive in other areas if necessary. I hope you were able to still enjoy your stay in the beautiful Kennebunk area .
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Answer from Chuck3
Harleysville, Pennsylvania69 contributions15 helpful votes
The suite we stayed in (#5) did not.
Brandi N wrote a tip Sept 2023
Newport, Rhode Island1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't get room 23"
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LatteLu wrote a tip May 2023
Kent, Ohio19 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room away from the pickle ball courts."
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Jeannie R wrote a tip Sept 2022
Augusta, Georgia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are none"
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Colleen B wrote a tip May 2022
Cleveland, Ohio80 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good free parking availability!"
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Robin T wrote a tip Jun 2021
Land O Lakes, Florida114 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can choose the main house or the back newer wing"
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PRICE RANGE
₹10,332 - ₹14,498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kennebunk Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Kennebunk Inn?
Nearby attractions include Parsons Beach (0.3 km), Kennebunk Free Library (0.3 km), and The Brick Store Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kennebunk Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Kennebunk Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kennebunk Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kennebunk Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include 50 Local, Boulangerie, A Proper Bakery, and Duffy's Tavern & Grill.
Is The Kennebunk Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kennebunk.
Are pets allowed at The Kennebunk Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kennebunk Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wallingford Farm (0.6 km), Dock Square (7.7 km), and Perkins Tide Mill (5.7 km).
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