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.
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.
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
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
Mingle and linger coveside at The Lodge on the Cove. This vintage motor lodge was restored to create 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, delectable burgers, sweet treats, and adult beverages. With lawn games and s’mores for the kids, it’s the perfect spot for summer fun with the whole family! Learn More
Waterfront hotel and restaurant located on the banks of the Kennebunk River. Surrounded by working marinas, The Boathouse epitomizes its chic, coastal locale in Kennebunkport. The newly designed space is bright and sunny with nautical influences. Chef John Shaw’s “classic Maine” menu focuses on fresh seafood with a sprinkling of Asian influences and a full Lobster Bar that serves Maine oysters, Little Neck clams, and scallop crudo. Featuring two bars serving creative craft cocktails and outdoor dining on a wrap-around deck. Learn More
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
Catering to couples, captivatingly cozy, and quintessentially coastal, this magical enclave of 16 petite cottages is a departure from traditional inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cabot’s whimsically intimate accommodations offer the perfect seasonal getaway; serene and peaceful being tucked away in a cove, but also conveniently located near downtown. Perhaps Renovation Style magazine summed up The Cottages at Cabot Cove best — “decorated little houses with patios and lush landscaping, clustered next to Cabot Cove, one of Maine’s most beautiful saltwater settings.” Learn More
Time on Maine’s spellbinding coast has a way of resetting your priorities. Cape Arundel Inn & Resort’s shimmering ocean views, exquisitely prepared cuisine, and the indulgent sleep that follows invigorating days by the sea will set your transformation in motion. Getaways here on this picture-perfect point of land can be as private or as social, as active or as restful, as casual or as elegant as you dream. As a guest, you’ll have the devoted Cape Arundel Inn team at your service to handcraft experiences that are authentically Maine… authentically you. Learn More
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 magical treetop spa, and organic dining at the award-winning farm-to-fork restaurant Earth at Hidden Pond. Designed for total privacy and relaxation, Hidden Pond offers the choice of a one-story or two-story cottage, treetop lodges, or romantic bungalows. Its hideaways deliver a unique combination of natural serenity and rustic luxury within easy reach of Kennebunkport’s top attractions. Learn More
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, Maine. Perched in the heart of the village center, the inn’s vista overlooks the downtown shops, restaurants, galleries, and even the Kennebunk River, making it an optimal choice for guests who prefer to walk to the most popular destinations in town. Learn More
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
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’s marina-side location on the Kennebunk River is as idyllic as can be. Yachtsman is a short walk or bike ride from beaches, attractions, restaurants and the eclectic galleries and boutiques that make Dock Square the most alluring shopping and dining enclave on the Maine coast. The adjacent Kennebunkport Marina provides dockage, rentals, and services for boating enthusiasts. Yachtsman also provides complimentary kayak, canoe, and bike rentals to guests. Learn More
The Grand Hotel in Kennebunk, Maine, sits prominently on Chase Hill, just steps away from bustling downtown Kennebunkport. Featuring classic New England architecture and elegantly appointed decor, the hotel offers views of lively Dock Square and Lower Village. Grand Hotel is a perfect retreat for your coastal Maine vacation if you are looking for convenience, comfort, and elegance. With our on-site Maine Art Hill art gallery, you can indulge yourself in artistic delights. Learn More
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
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. At Sandy Pines, we pride ourselves on maintaining 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
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
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
Directly on the water in Wells Beach. An ideal beachfront location between Portland and Portsmouth, the Atlantic Oceanfront Motel is a welcome sight to travelers seeking the flavor and excitement of a Maine vacation. Offering a variety of rooms to make your vacation special. Choose from rooms with king, queen, or double beds. For extra comfort we offer one-room luxury studio suites with two double beds, or king, with queen size convertible sofas and microwave ovens. An ocean view with every room. Learn More
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
A popular choice for travelers visiting Ogunquit, The Grand Hotel offers two room suites equipped with a king bed, TV in each room, fridge, microwave and WIFI. Some suites feature fireplaces. Free parking is available in our underground parking lot. Enjoy our indoor pool and outdoor Hot Tub. It is an easy walk to Perkins Cove, Marginal Way, Ogunquit Beach and the Downtown area with many fine dining choices along the way. Learn More
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
Ogunquit’s premier Family Resort is within strolling distance to Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way, Downtown Ogunquit and Perkins Cove. An easy walk to galleries, fine restaurants, shops and the Ogunquit Playhouse. Our variety of updated room types accommodate couples and families. All 30 units are non-smoking and feature WIFI, Satellite TV and fully equipped kitchenettes. Enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis, pickleball, children’s playground, BBQ grills and picnic area. Learn More
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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