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We drove to Kennebunkport and stayed at a beautiful B&B. We enjoyed walking around the town, dining where the Bush family dine and driving by their compound.
... and, finally, to Hamburg. But all this experience will first have to begin on this Delta flight to Atlanta, where BCD has its Americas headquarters and some of its key operations. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into. Though I know what BCD is about, I have never really been exposed to the "backdoor" side of the travel industry. This got me thinking about what my expectations are for these coming weeks and I thought I'd share a few of these.
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... Stew that was more like a creamy soup. I had a Rubens sandwich - corned beef, cheese and slaw. We then had a quick look around the shops. Lots of touristy stuff, clothing and galleries. We then found a cafe offering half price drinks. They also did a blueberry cobbler which I wanted to try as Maine is known for its wild blueberries. We sat there eating and drinking in the sun until it was time to get back on the bus. The final point of interest was a drive by of George and ...
Our flight to Boston was canceled due to the arrival of Hurricane Arthur, so we had to change plans now having us fly out of National. Our flight was packed, but we arrived in Boston, secured our minivan and were on the road to Maine by 10:45. After stopping at Dunkin Donuts for an authentic coffee and munchkins, the rain started as we drove thru Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We decided to stop ...
... from the norm of 65 mph because of a heat restriction in New Hampshire, needless to say we arrived late in Saco. Coming back from Boston we decided on another easy meal so, since the train had wifi, we checked out pizza joints in the area. Saco Pizza is just down the road on 163 Main Street from the train station (take a left if you are leaving the station and you will find it on the right side). The pizza is good (3.5/5) and the service is ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKennebunkport Inn
We stayed overnight at this beautiful B&B. It was full of antiques. The room was charming.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kennebunkport Inn
A pleasant surprise
Following the mixed reviews on this site the Kennebunkport Inn was a pleasant surprise. We received a friendly greeting and were delighted with our corner room which was tastefully decorated, clean and very comfortable.
The breakfast room was a little gloomy but breakfast offered a good and wide selection.
As we were only staying for one night the central location was ideal for exploring this lovely small town.
My husband and I just stayed in a Wharfside room for one night. Our room was really nice - large King bed with cable tv, small table with 2 chairs and a good sized bathroom. The shower was a bit weird but that's only because of the architecture of the building. It would be very difficult for tall people to shower without hitting their head. We hung out at the piano bar for a couple hours before dinner - Overall, great place to stay right in the heart of Kennebunkport. We did not eat at the Inn because we have been to the area many times before and feel that there are much better places in the area for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Kennebunkport is good for 1-3 nights, I would not recommend staying in just one town for 6-7 nights when there are so many other little towns along the coast that are worthy of a visit.
I'm sorry to say that I can't agree with the other positive reviews. I gave it 2 stars for: staff being pleasant, yet not overly accomodating and the grounds/breakfast/location. That said, while the breakfast is good, it is overpriced. Where they get you is the fact that they are hardly any places for breakfast within walking distance. $10 for eggs benedict?!
Can't wait to come back!
What a wonderful New England Inn! The location was ideal - we never needed our car once we arrived. The staff was very friendly and accomodating...We stayed in a newly renovated room and it was simply lovely. One evening we ate in the restaurant and the meal was delicious - the lazy man's lobster was superb. The lounge also had a wonderful singer/piano player. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and I couldnt have picked a more perfect place!
First Time Guest
We were very disappointed with the accomodations
at the Kennebunkport Inn. The smaller rooms are
really small and not very private. You can here everyone closing their doors. If staying here, we would recommend the larger rooms, of course the price increases quite a bit. The bathroom and the shower were also very small. The hallway was musty. The breakfast was wonderful but I thought it was included in the price. Bottom line the Kennebunkport Inn did not live up to our expectations. Being close to town was the only plus.
The Kennebunkport Inn is centered on an elegant Victorian home built in 1898. Of all the lodging in Kennebunkport, this inn is closest to the quaint downtown area. In fact, it is in the downtown area. All the shops are within easy walking distance (less than a block). During our visit we stayed in the "Warfside" rooms, which are separate from the main inn-about a block away. If you want to be in the midst of the shopping and dining action, the Warfside rooms are even better. When you step outside the Warfside entrance, the shops are literally steps away. (It is easy to mistake the Warfside entrance for a door to one of the village shops.)
The Kennebunkport Inn is a great place to stay. In a town where rudeness seems to be the norm, the Kennebunkport Inn breaks the trend. From the owner to the groundskeeper, everyone was extremely nice and helpful. The room was a bit small, but they made the best out of the space available. The service was great. The food in the restaurant was incredible. It was pretty centrally located to everything. It rained a couple of the days we were there, but the staff was right there with suggestions on what to do on a rainy day in Kennebunkport. The piano bar offered a fun alternative. I highly recommend this place to anyone considering a trip to Kennebunkport.
I *highly* recommend staying at the Kennebunkport Inn. It was elegant, relaxing, centrally located to EVERYTHING, the service was top-notch, and the food-- superb. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there, and they went out of their way to make it special for us. If you're considering a stay there, look no further. This review comes from a VERY judgmental and picky person, so believe me when I tell you-- it's a great place to stay.
We just came back from a wonderful vacation at the Kennebunkport Inn (...). What a fabulous location, right at Dock Square, where all the shops, restaurants and activities are located in this very lovely town. The Kennebunkport Inn proprietor is Debbie Lennon, and she is a most gracious host. The Victorianstyle Inn is absolutely charming! The room we were in had antiques, a four poster bed, and a gas fireplace (private baths too). Everyone there goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. Judy assisted us by making some great recommendations for entertaining, sailing and numerous other activities in the area. It is a full-service Inn with a wonderful steak and seafood restaurant and a Pub with live piano music lots of fun! You must have the Bananas Foster Waffles for breakfast, they are absolutely sinful, but a must!We plan on going back to the Kennebunkport Inn again, it is a wonderful getaway, with the most gracious proprietors.Enjoy!Ariane & John Caparella
Great centrally located hotel
This hotel is located in the center of town. It has an outdoor pool, and a parking lot. The location is ideal for being able to walk around to all the great shops, restaurants, galleries, etc... We did not try the restaurant but it is supposed to be very good. The service , and cleanliness of the hotel was good. We enjoyed our stay, and look forward to returning there soon.