This B&B is in a good location relative to the town of Kennbunkport.
Unfortunately, we found that the inn itself did not meet any of our expectations, I would not recommend it unless you are looking for mediorce accommdations.
The inn is run by a couple but we never met one on our hosts and when she did surface the last day of our stay, she only helped serve breakfast and never even introduced herself.
The other owner who was our host was competant but I didn't get the impression he liked what he was doing. He told the same canned stories each day. One reference to Fore Street was reference as foreplay--which I found crude and inappropirate at a common breakfast table.
Breakfast was good but not outstanding.
All descriptions we read before hand (including their website) promised queen beds. We stayed in 2 rooms and they both had full beds--which were not comfortable for us. In addition the beds were not firm and the rooms were not spacious, as advertised on their website. The room size was adequate, however. The in-room jacuzzi is a plus.
Most of our towels were old and very worn. The carpet and common room furniture was also warn and eithert charming nor trendy---reminded me of the 1970s house I grew up in.
In additio,n the grounds were neither spacious nor as comfortable as the owner described. There was no garden to relax near and only a small area surrounding the house that didn't afford any privacy.
One of the things that disturned us the most was the self-promotion. In our room and in the common rooms there are notes that suggested buying gift certificates to the inn. There was also an envelope in the room asking us to thank the housekeeping staff.---not our idea of classy.
They advertise sweets are provided such as Lindt truffles and lemonade all day. There were none but a few cookies. The coffee was painfully weak.
This review may seem harsh but we had been atr a remarkable inn right before we stayed at the 1802 house and the contrast (for the same cost) was stunning.
All things are relative. We've traveled before so we are comparing the place to other B$Bs / inns we have stayed in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our AAA 3 Diamond Southern Maine bed and breakfast is one of Kennebunkport's finest historic Inns. We offer understated, casual luxury in our 19th century restored colonial. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, we are only a short stroll from Dock Square. Our rooms are well appointed with queen size beds, many have fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs. A three course gourmet breakfast is served each morning. 1802 House is an ideal destination for relaxation and as a base to explore everything coastal Maine has to offer. ... more less
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