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Guide to the Best Kennebunkport Hotels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts and Inns

Kennebunkport is a classic seaside village, “the way life should be” – home to celebs and former presidents too. Exemplifying the Vacationland nature, Kennebunkport offers beautiful sandy and scenic beaches, ocean walks and paths along the marsh, along with a sophisticated Dock Square boutique shopping, art galleries, top dining establishments, grand waterfront hotels and historic bed and breakfasts.

Year-round, Kennebunkport is a place of seaside celebration from the food and wine focused Kennebunkport Festival in June to Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude in December –  which is recognized as one of the Top Christmas Celebrations in the country by HGTV and The Travel Channel. Kennebunkport’s Prelude turns the quiet town into a bustling array of holiday spirited events including fireworks, craft fairs, sleigh rides and more.

Kennebunkport has grown in recent years to become a top art destination.  The Kennebunks are home to over 30 unique galleries  featuring local and internationally famed art. There is a vast array of art activity and creativity. The 2nd Friday of every month in season the Kennebunks host a Village Art Walk where you can visit 20+ galleries in a fun open-house evening format and chat with artists and fellow art lovers, some galleries even live music and libation.

Anchoring the Kennebunkport area art scene is Maine Art Hill with its 9 unique galleries of its own. Featuring  over 40 artists you will find enchanting works of art… paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, 3D, mobile art and more.

Though Kennebunkport has developed the reputation for luxury travel, there are in fact a few affordable places to stay and deals on Maine lobster and happy hours. Though Kennebunkport is often thought of as a summer vacation spot for beach lovers and boaters, this charming seaside town offers lodging and great waterfront dining throughout the year. Many vacationers prefer the quieter atmosphere during Kennebunkport’s “off-season” in spring, fall and winter.  You can browse Dock Square’s shops, walk the beaches and stroll the beautiful coast of Ocean Ave any time, to truly enjoy this special seaside town.

Nonantum Resort | Kennebunkport 207-967-4050 | 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Family friendly waterfront resort in Kennebunkport, just 90 minutes from Boston, with 109 beautifully appointed guestrooms, a full family activities program, heated pool with bar and grill on the water’s edge. Lobster boat, sailing, and sport fishing tours leave daily from the resort’s marina. Perfectly located just a half mile from the shopping and restaurants and beach. Complimentary shuttle for hotel guests. Three on site restaurants including, 95 Ocean, offering fresh Maine seafood, waterfront views and live entertainment. Named “The Best Resort in Maine for Couples.” Come learn why guests rave about the staff and their genuine Maine hospitality. Learn More
Kennebunkport Captains Collection | Kennebunkport 207-967-3141 | 6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, Maine
Located in the heart in Kennebunkport’s historic district the Captains Collection is comprised of some of the most significant historic ship captain's homes in Kennebunkport. Previously known individually as Captain Lord Mansion, Captain Fairfield Inn, Captain Jefferds Inn, and Maine Stay Inn, under the new collection name, the inns are now managed as a resort-style single entity, embodying the nautical charm of the town with the design and amenities to satisfy the desires of today’s discerning traveler. From private cottages to spacious suites and cozy rooms, the collection offers something for everyone. Enjoy landscaped grounds, warm hospitality, and professional concierge services. Learn More
Tides Beach Club | Kennebunkport 207-967-3757 | 254 Kings Hwy , Kennebunkport, Maine
The only hotel located on Kennebunkport's pristine Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club honors its 117-year legacy of hospitality with classic architecture enhanced by a modern vibe and contemporary coastal décor. Guest rooms offer cool tones of teal and coral, petite marble bathrooms and luxury amenities, all of which reflect the unique beauty and timeless ambience of the Maine coast. Onsite dining and bar present a vibrant social scene. Dining menus showcase Maine's local seafood: enjoy a lobster roll, a classic steamed lobster or nosh on crispy fried clams. Learn More
Boathouse Waterfront Hotel | Kennebunkport 207-967-8223 | 21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel is located on the Kennebunk River, just steps from Dock Square in central Kennebunkport. Guest rooms exude warmth and elegance with custom headboards, mahogany cabinetry, and private balconies with cozy seating, encouraging guests to enjoy a good book or soak up the sweeping views. The on-site restaurant and bar offer casual Pub-style food & cocktails with front row views of the Kennebunkport’s scenic harbor & surrounding marinas. The Boathouse Bar has quickly become a locals’ favorite. Learn More
Lodge on the Cove | Kennebunkport 207-967-3993 | 29 South Main Street, Kennebunkport, Maine
Mingle and linger coveside at The Lodge on the Cove. This vintage motor lodge was restored in 2013, creating a fun, light-hearted atmosphere that’s perfect for families or folks looking to have a casual vacation experience. Onsite restaurant, The Dory, offers build-your-own sandwiches, homemade milkshakes and clever sides such as sweet potato tater tots. With lawn games and ice cream for the kids, it’s the perfect spot for summer fun! Learn More
Rhumb Line Resort | Kennebunkport 207-967-5457 | 41 Turbats Creek Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
If you have kids, this is the place to be. Kennebunkport's only resort with indoor and outdoor heated pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and complete fitness center. Free WiFi. Deluxe accommodations in a quiet wooded setting, short walk to ocean. All rooms w/2 queens or 1 king, AC/Heat, CCTV, mini fridge, coffee maker, deck or patio. Deluxe Continental Breakfast included. On the Trolley Route. Kids 12 and Under Stay Free. Visit Web site for Internet Specials. Open Year Round. Open Feb-Dec. Learn More
AWOL Kennebunkport | Kennebunkport 207-967-2117 | 34 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine
AWOL KPT is your new retreat in Kennebunkport. Located in a pine grove and tucked into a quiet neighborhood, AWOL KPT is just a short walk to the harbor and all that is happening in Kennebunkport's Dock Square. It's a juxtaposition just like Maine—serenity amidst activity. Private but with plenty of opportunity to interact with other travelers. Isolated but central. AWOL KPT accommodations offer something perfect for whoever you are. Check out our fireplace cabin suites—some dog-friendly—or our luxurious, paired-back main house suites with various unique layouts to allow for your own expression. Learn More
Cape Arundel Inn & Resort | Kennebunkport 855-346-5700 | 208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Situated in a quiet neighborhood of stately summer mansions on Ocean Avenue, this oceanfront hotel is just a five minute drive from the center of Kennebunkport’s Dock Square. Guests choose from two distinctive locales to book their stay; Cape Arundel Inn, located on exclusive Ocean Ave or Old Fort Estate, tucked away in a tranquil setting on Old Fort Ave. Property highlights include breathtaking ocean views, onsite restaurant, Ocean, vintage pool table, putting green, full bar, library and spacious patio surrounding a heated lap pool. Learn More
The Cottages at Cabot Cove | Kennebunkport 207-967-5424 | 7 So Maine St, Kennebunkport, Maine
Welcome to Cabot Cove, a magical enclave of 16 new and unique cottages offering a luxury bed and breakfast experience in Kennebunkport. Nestled in an idyllic tidal cove-side setting, perfect for a romantic escape, each intimate cottage has its own charm and personality; each is beautifully decorated by a different interior designer. Coastal Living recently called the cottages “the cutest cottages ever” and Portland Magazine dubbed them “Love Shacks”... Need we say more? Learn More
Hidden Pond | Inspired by Nature 207-967-9050 | 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport, Maine
Maine’s Award-Winning Luxury Resort. From the moment you arrive, you will know you’re in for an altogether different experience. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, this private luxury resort features two outdoor swimming pools, a three-room treetop spa, and organic dining at their award-winning restaurant Earth at Hidden Pond, all just minutes from Goose Rocks Beach. Designed for total privacy and relaxation, Hidden Pond hideaways deliver a unique combination of natural serenity and rustic luxury within easy reach of Kennebunkport’s top attractions. Learn More
Kennebunkport Inn | Kennebunkport 207-967-2621 | 1 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine
Casual elegance. Stylish guest rooms. Thoughtful amenities. Exceptional guest service. These are a few of the highlights guests rave about during their stay at the Kennebunkport Inn, the only hotel located in the heart of Kennebunkport. Perched at the top of the village center, the inn’s vista overlooks the downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries, making it an optimal choice for guests who prefer to walk to the most popular destinations in town. Design updates have respected the historic architecture while adding contemporary flair to its timeless appeal. Learn More
Breakwater Inn & Spa | Waterfront Inn and Spa 207-967-5333 | 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Located directly on the Kennebunk River with beach, ocean and sunset views. This chic historic inn offers modern spa rooms with river views, cottages hanging over the river and more. One of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts of today. Full service spa complex to indulge in exclusive signature spa treatments. Guests delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. Learn More
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club | Kennebunkport 207-967-2511 | 59 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
King bed waterfront rooms, ideally located on the Kennebunk River, just a short walk to Dock Square shops and restaurants or the beach. Each room features AV, TV and Stereo. Luxury down topped bedding, rooms with French doors to private waterfront patio with seating. Tiled baths with granite vanity and in-room coffee bar with fridge. Complimentary Continental Breakfast served daily. Evening Port and Sherry with crackers and cheese. Transient dockage available at on-site marina. Learn More
Harbor Inn | Kennebunkport 207-967-2074 | 90 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Ideal Ocean Avenue location halfway between Colony Beach and Dock Square shops and restaurants just a half mile in either direction. A comfortable relaxing setting with spa quality paraben-free products from the Dead Sea - not found in any store with many health benefits! Four Queen ensuite rooms plus two 2 room suites. Farm to Table Breakfast sourced by our own Triple L Family Farm and other great local farms featuring Organic Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Organic Vegetables, Blueberries, Fresh Coffee and Tea from Kennebunkport Coffee Roasters. Learn More
Grand Hotel | Kennebunk 877-455-1501 | 1 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk, Maine
Sitting prominently on Lower Village Kennebunk’s Chase Hill, the Grand Hotel offers a stay experience perfect for those who enjoy a slightly urban feel. Elegantly appointed guest rooms offer contemporary yet luxurious features such as Keurig coffee makers, flat screen TVs, Waterworks and marble bathrooms, Cuddledown bedding and Turkish linens. Expansive windows and guest room balconies provide views of the Kennebunk River and bustling downtown area. Onsite gourmet deli and local Maine art gallery round out the guest experience. Learn More
Sandy Pines Campground | Campground 207-967-2483 | 277 Mills Rd. , Kennebunkport, Maine
Less than a mile from Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Sandy Pines offers a relaxing vacation experience for every type of camper. Whether you prefer the simplicity of your own tent, the comfort of your own RV or the luxury of one of our Glamp Tents, Cottages, Hideaway Huts or Unique Retreats, we have accommodations for both couples and families. The cleanest, most modern bathhouses in Maine. Unwind in our heated, saltwater pool or enjoy a paddling adventure from our private boat launch. Learn More
1802 House Bed and Breakfast | Kennebunkport 207-967-5632 | 15 Locke St, Kennebunkport, Maine
Discover one of Kennebunkport's finest historic Inns. Understated, casual luxury and modern comforts coupled with traditional New England charm. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood a short stroll from bustling shops, restaurants and art galleries in Kennebunkport's Dock Square. Our 6 guest rooms are well appointed with queen beds, private bathrooms, 5 with fireplaces and 3 with 2-person spa tubs. A three course breakfast is prepared fresh each morning using local and organic ingredients. Coffee and hot drinks are available 24 hours a day and fresh baked cookies are offered in the afternoons. Learn More
Nonantum Resort | Kennebunkport 207-967-4050 | 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Family friendly waterfront resort in Kennebunkport, just 90 minutes from Boston, with 109 beautifully appointed guestrooms, a full family activities program, heated pool with bar and grill on the water’s edge. Lobster boat, sailing, and sport fishing tours leave daily from the resort’s marina. Perfectly located just a half mile from the shopping and restaurants and beach. Complimentary shuttle for hotel guests. Three on site restaurants including, 95 Ocean, offering fresh Maine seafood, waterfront views and live entertainment. Named “The Best Resort in Maine for Couples.” Come learn why guests rave about the staff and their genuine Maine hospitality. Learn More
Legacy Properties Sotheby's Rentals | Kennebunkport 207-370-5479 | 9 Arlington Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty is proud to present to you, 9 Arlington Avenue in Kennebunkport. Luxury finishes throughout this impressive, architecturally significant property. Five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms across 3 floors, central AC, smart home enabled with a sound system and an elevator. Easy walking to Colony Beach and has access to a nearby heated pool area for a daily fee. Private chef and Sommelier services may be available. Learn More

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Seaside Inn | Kennebunk Beach 207-967-4461 | 80 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Maine
Oceanfront Inn directly on Kennebunk Beach. Walk to Kennebunkport's Famous Dock Square shops and restaurants. Sea kayaking, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Hot Tub. Bicycles. Oceanfront Rooms. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in the Inn. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport's premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. Learn More
Waldo Emerson Inn | Bed and Breakfast Inn Kennebunk 207-985-4250 | 108 Summer Street, Kennebunk, Maine
A romantic colonial style inn with a rich history, located in the Historic District of Kennebunk. Guests enter directly into the keeping room dating back to 1753 with it’s hand-sewn oak timbers and a welcoming wood burning stove. The inn offers six romantic guests rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, four with fireplaces. The rooms are decorated in a traditional style with antique pieces and a touch of elegant whimsy. Let us pamper you with our gourmet breakfast. This restored shipbuilders mansion is the perfect inn for a Southern Maine getaway. Learn More
Seaside Houses Cottages | Kennebunk Beach 207-967-4461 | 80 Beach Ave, Kennebunk Beach, Maine
New 2 and 3 Bedroom Cottages with river and/or ocean views just 100 yard walk across dunes from sandy Kennebunk Beach. These luxurious upscale year round homes feature fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, separate bedrooms, screened in porch and deck. Central heat and AC, Gas Fireplaces, Flat Screen TV’s and free WiFi. Sit back on your porch and relax just one mile from Kennebunkport’s famous Dock Square with its unique shops and restaurants. These cottages offer a fabulous year round getaway retreat. Learn More
Inn at English Meadows | Kennebunk Lower Village 207-967-5766 | 141 Port Road, Kennebunk, Maine
Modern, elegant, historic inn. Your perfect southern Maine getaway! Newly updated inn offers a uniquely modern experience with superb comfort. Featuring Frette fine linens and bath robes, designer toiletries, flat screen TVs, gas fireplaces (in most rooms) and exceptional 3-course breakfast. The Inn creates an ambiance where guests feel pampered and cared for. Beautifully landscaped gardens and a lovely brick patio invite guests to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Convenient, quiet location just a short walk to wonderful restaurants, art galleries and the unique shops of Dock Square. Only one mile from Kennebunk’s beautiful sandy beaches. Learn More
The Beach House | Kennebunk Beach Inn 207-967-3850 | 211 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine
Located on Middle Beach in Kennebunk, The Beach House Inn is a charming B & B styled Inn with all the amenities of a small hotel. Elevator access to all levels, with AC, TV in each room. Charming large lobby with stone fireplace and wraparound oceanfront porch. Breakfast room is perfect for enjoying a leisurely start to the day with a Full Continental Breakfast Buffet. Afternoon tea served daily, cheese and port in the evening. Open April to December. Learn More
Lodge at Kennebunk | Kennebunk 207-985-9010 | 95 Alewive Rd, West Kennebunk, Maine
Quiet 8-acre wooded setting adjacent to highway. Minutes to Kennebunkport. Deluxe continental breakfast. 40-foot heated pool. Game room with air hockey and 8-foot pool table. Conference room can seat 40+. Outside activities include horse shoes, volleyball, shuffleboard and playground. We also offer picnic tables and gas grills. CCTV, AC, phones, mini-fridges and microwaves in all rooms. Rooms are either: 1 king bed, 2 double beds or 2 and 3 room suites (one with a Jacuzzi tub). Pets and Smoking in designated rooms only. Learn More
Kennebunk Gallery Cottages | Kennebunk 207-985-4543 | 65 York Street, Kennebunk, Maine
Comfortable 1 and 2 bedroom housekeeping cottages with kitchenettes and motel rooms on four acres. Large swimming pool, as well as sports’ and children’s play areas. Free WiFi. All units with A/C, heat, phone, extended cable, deck or screened porch. Located within walking distance of the town of Kennebunk with dining for all budgets, shopping, antiquing, old Captain’s homes. Centrally located within an easy drive to all area attractions. Learn More

Kennebunkport Inns and Bed & Breakfasts Guide

Kennebunkport is a world famous town for vacations. Visitors come from all over the world to see the beautiful Maine coast, the classic seaside village of Kennebunkport, to walk the beaches and watch the boats, to stay and play where Presidents, artists and fishermen all call home.

If you are looking for the true charm, history and hospitality of Kennebunkport, staying at a Kennebunkport Inn or a Bed and Breakfast will provide a personal touch, a warm welcome and sense of belonging as you visit this celebrated Maine town.

Kennebunkport is home to a variety of Inns, from beautiful historical mansions on Ocean Avenue, near the beach, and in The Port that provide lodging in gracious guestrooms and suites with four poster beds, fireplaces and spa tubs to cozier, more romantic Bed and Breakfasts with lovely rooms and a very romantic intimate feeling for the few fortunate guests.

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What’s nice about staying at an Inn or B&B in Kennebunkport is that you are likely to meet the innkeeper, often the owner, and learn much more about the town and the best places to go and dine during your stay than you would at a bigger hotel or resort property.

Innkeepers love to share their knowledge of Kennebunkport, which is a treasure trove of galleries, boutiques, hidden beaches, boat tours and scenic inspirational walks. You may learn more about Kennebunkport over breakfast from your innkeeper, after all, it is a bed and breakfast, than you would in any Maine guidebook.

Kennebunkport is home to many beautiful former Captains’ mansions that have been lovingly restored and transformed into grand historic B&B inns. You can stay in a century old mansion, like Captain Lord MansionCaptain Jefferds Inn and/or the Captain Fairfield Inn surrounded by beautiful craftsmanship and architecture with the bonus of today’s most elegant amenities.

Maine Stay Inn offers a choice of romantic guestrooms or cottages with all the services of a traditional inn, a luxurious living room and delightful homemade breakfast in the Maine inn. 

If being waterfront is your top priority, location, location, location, then the Seaside Inn is directly on Kennebunk Beach, while Tides Beach Club is at Goose Rocks Beach beyond Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport.

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Cape Arundel Inn offers guests a most dramatic ocean view of the waves breaking on the Atlantic and at Walkers Point, President George and Barbara Bush’s summer residence is right across the cove. If you prefer more modern lodging, several of the Inns in Kennebunkport have been remodeled to provide very chic decor and inviting social spaces, like Lodge on the Cove and the Old Fort Inn.

In Kennebunk, there are a few traditional Inns on Summer Street and Main Street in Kennebunk village. The Waldo Emerson Inn is located right next door to the highly photographed Wedding Cake House for example. English Meadows Inn is in Lower Village, convenient to both Kennebunkport and Kennebunk’s museums, beaches and shops.

Whether you choose one of Kennebunkport’s historic inns or classic B&Bs, or a more modern inn with a spa and chic decor for your Maine stay, you will enjoy warm hospitality, and you will likely be just steps to Dock Square restaurants, the waterfront, shopping and boating expeditions. See our listing of fine Kennebunkport Inn and Bed and Breakfasts on our Kennebunkport Lodging page.

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