We pictured a historic old inn, a warm welcome, and cozy romantic room,. but were disappointed. It is a big old place, with much potential from the outside, but the rooms looked liked the place had been hastily furnished on a shoestring budget without an eye to aesthetics or color. We arrived in the evening, the inn was empty and we were 1 of 2 cars […] in the lot all night. By the time found our way to the front desk (the front door was locked), there was a young woman who give us papers, but was not particularly welcoming or helpful. There was an assortment of very mundane yard sale-type furniture in the numerous open rooms we saw upstairs. Overall, our room décor left much to be desired and I was surprised that I did not notice fireplaces in any of the many rooms I saw. Only 2 rooms offered a king sized bed and both were disappointing. The wall to wall carpet in our room was dated, worn and looked like it needed a shampoo. The room was clean but the carpet had an old dusty smell, but none of the charm and character you'd expect. The furnishings were a mishmash of random pieces - certainly no antiques or reproductions, nor chosen with any thought to a color scheme or the 1800's time period of the building. The headboard was broken. We were 1 of 2 guests in that huge place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was very simple but comfortable. It is located in a great area. We spent very little time in the room since the purpose of our visit was to attend a birthday party for a family member who resides close by.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely Hotel - Great Gourmet Restaurant"
It's a 1799 hotel so expect creaks in the floors. The unexpected surprise was the lovely gourmet restaurant run by the owners. Lovely food and not too pricey.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice older hotel with great restaraunt. Provided a bucket of ice that was a real bucket. Got a kick out of that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a really nice old hotel for a weekend getaway. Staff is fantastic. Rooms are small but very clean and comfortable. Restaurant is one of the best I have been too. Very reasonable wine prices. Good selection. Don't miss the Lobster Pot Pie!! Highly recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expecting hilton, this is not for you"
After reading the reviews and already having booked this place I was very nervous... What I care about is cleanliness and I saw no reviews that even mentioned anything negative about that. The negative reviews were about people's expectations of a high end hotel. This is an inn from the 1799 that was refurbished for hotel use. Floors creak, yes, small […] rooms, yes. Very clean and well kept, quaint. Either you love it or you hate it. We personally enjoyed it. From the reviews we learned to leave our luggage in the car and just brought in our amenities for a one night stay. There was no room for 2 bags of luggage, and yes the bathroom small, but clean. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was shocked by the primite little room and horrible bathroom...The staff could not speak English and was very unhelpful...I was disappointed that Expedia recommended it...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Historic Hotel Downtown"
Comfortable,cool historic hotel in a great part of the county. Easy in and out.Genuine Expedia guest review
The bedroom itself was nice but the bathroom was horribleGenuine Expedia guest review
"Average but nice"
/This property is located in a great location in the middle of Kennebunk. The building is over 200 years old with retro fitted plumbing, electricity, etc, It does have very steep and narrow stairs so be prepared and pack light for your stay. The check in clerk also is host to the on sight restaurant and was pleasant as were all the staff we encountered. […] The room was smaller than average but probably considered quite spacious when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were president and the king bed took up much of the room space. Fixtures are older but typical for a restoration and the bed met our comfort expectation. The room was clean but not spotless. Our room was in the back of the building and very quiet. Overall the stay was pleasant enough. The room rate was higher than one would expect for the time of year and there are dozens of other lodging options available in the area. No breakfast was offered but coffee and juice were available in the lobby. There are an abundance of restaurants within close walking distance. If you want the ambiance of a 200 ;year old building this is a great option but be prepared for the trappings that go with it.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay in Kennybunk"
The Kennybunk Inn is a decent old hotel in "downtown" Kennybunk. There's a restaurant in the hotel as well as a great restaurant right across the street. Our room was spare, but clean and the bed was great. The hotel provides a discount coupon for breakfast at a cafe a few doors away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"warning not where you want to stay"
The room was the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in. The bathroom was even smaller and wasn't well kept. The window ac unit was so loud we couldn't keep it on even though it was hot. I would never recommend this Inn and I would never stay there again. It was more like a boarding house than an Inn and it was way overpriced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic Getaway in Kennebunk, ME"
My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Kennebunk Inn last weekend. We loved how the Inn was located a few miles from Kennebunkport, yet was far enough where we enjoyed the quiet solitude of the sleepy Kennebunk. I would highly recommend this hotel. We didn't get to try the restaurant in the hotel, but I have heard that the food is d […] elicious. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint, small rooms, nice staff"
Nice inn but rooms and bathrooms are quite small. Also noisy - hallway noise travels into room. Staff very helpful and friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Well worth the time to check it out. T'was our 47th Anniversary and they treated us like Royalty. Friendly, personable and professionable. Did not get a chance (2 Days) to try the restaurant, but it looked Beautiful. Cookies are a nice touch. Newspaper was always available.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great, historic building with lots of charm"
Great amenities for such an old building, everything felt very comfortable. The charm of the creaky wood floors in the hallway were never a bother once inside the room. Never hear a peep from outside our room. The only downside was the restaurant was closed the 2 days we were there (Sunday & Monday).Genuine Expedia guest review
Cute little place with lots of charm! Classic colonial character and perfect for a weekend trip with friends...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't Go on Mondays..."
We spent one night at the hotel recently and it happen to fall on a Monday. The restaurant was closed and you would think the entire building was as well. The front desk area was empty at check in and my keys were on the desk. We had an eerie feeling walking up to our third floor room because there was nobody there. The room itself was small but clean. […] The TV had a limited channel selection but we were largely tired from the events of the day. Ice is apparently available in the restaurant which again was closed. The next morning we checked out and we shooed away by the desk clerk who was talking on the phone. The inn apparently has free wifi but no password was provided. Apparently we should have also received beach passes but did not get them. Overall, this Monday night stay wasn't good but it wasn't bad either. The Kennebunk Inn is a clean hotel I just wish I had been able to partake in more of the amenities. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Grand Old Inn - Emphasis on the Middle Word"
This is an old hotel with the aches and pains that come with it. Our room was "awkward" with a television from the 1980's and a floor portable air conditioning unit that was not working when we arrived (but was quickly remedied). All disappointments arise from expectations and we were not expecting the Ritz so we were cool with it. The restaurant is […] fabulous and the Lobster Pot Pie delightful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"An OK place to stay - that's it"
My first reaction was unpleasant when I saw the room - kind of dingy and threadbare. However by the next morning I adjusted by telling myself - well at least it's authentic....reminds me of an old beach style cottage maybe from the 40's 50's with basic amenities, and decent lodging. To be fair - I think our room may not be as nice as some others I glimpsed. […] We had the Jefferson Room - which by the way did NOT have access to a patio as stated in the ad on Expedia's webpage. However the king bed was very, very comfortable. The room had dingy old green carpet - super outdated. Other rooms had wood floors that looked to be newly refinished. Perhaps the owners are still in the process of reviving the place, room by room. We stayed 2 days - and really it was fine - just nothing special. Also - the 2 days we were there, happened to be the 2 days the restaurant was closed, so we didn't get a chance to try it. But looking in at the restaurant and the menu - it looked appealing. However nearby in Kennebunkport we had the best seafood ever! And that coming from a seafood snob from Maryland! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"room is so small"
The room is too small that I could not find place to put my toothpaste. No place to put my computer and no chair in the room. Will never stay in that hotel again.Genuine Expedia guest review
The bed was the most uncomfortable bed I think I 've ever slept on- Thankfully we were only booked for 4 days or it might have wrecked our backs permanently...the shower was very small...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was in the area on business. Kennebunk Inn was a convenient location and a very nice place to stay. I am not a big fan of old hotels, but I have no complaints.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old and unique"
The people that own the Inn and the employees were very pleasant. Nice experience all around from check-in to check out. Only negative is the very steep stairs in which you must use to get to your room. Being older this was very difficult for us to carry our luggage up 3 floors. Would have been nice to have had someone available to help us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was quant, comfortable and in a great location; the center of Kennebunk. Very late arrival front desk left key for check in. Response to rating of "Quality of hotel services" - I became aware that there was going to be a late arrival I e-mailed the hotel from out of the country two days prior requesting a confirmation that they received my e-mail […] and procedures for the late check in, the hotel never responded. Arrived in Logan - Boston, MA driving to hotel @ 1:00 am unaware if I would have access to hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room tiny. Bathroom sink 6x8 inches! No place to put toiletries. Bed uncomfortable. TV reception unacceptable. Toilet flush has no power. Took three and sometime four flushes to get the job done.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was extremely clean, staff was friendly. I would highly recommend this Inn to all my family and friends.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay!"
I definitely recommend staying here. The host accommodated my parents and I when it was past 9pm (closing time) and she went out of her way to assist us. The rooms were great, the temperature was fine for the hot summer days we were there and the rooms/beds were very clean. I definitely recommend staying here because the old charm of this place and […] the hospitality. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel Pet friendly room excellent"
everyone friendly and room clean and bright near the heart of town and walking distance to a lot of main st shopsGenuine Expedia guest review
"The Kennebunk Inn stay"
It was a nice stay. There are, however, nicer places with comparable prices closer to the beach. It was nonetheless a good experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"old fashioned but not portrayed in ads that way..."
Wifi was intermittant. Not near the beach. Restaurant and bar are good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint historic hotel"
Very clean hotel, very nice staff, bathrooms need major updating. Hotel is located in the middle of the town of kennebunk, lots of parking. Good food at the restaurant.Genuine Expedia guest review
It's an old, historic inn, which has both positives and negatives. The negatives: The floors creak anytime anyone walks by. If you don't have your AC on full blast, you constantly hear noises outside your room. Watch where you place things; don't place valuables on the night table; the floors are uneven so anything will slide off it onto the floor, […] and perhaps, get lost in between the floor boards. Unless you have a family suite or a special room, the regular rooms are extremely small and sparse. Lighting is an issue. The TV remote didn't work well. Positives: The Inn has a lot of character. The owners are terrific and the staff is friendly and helpful. You can get beach passes for free (with a deposit). It's in a great location. They have an agreement with a wonderful deli two doors down, and you get a discount. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I stayed at the Inn for three nights during the July 4 holiday weekend. The Inn is centrally located in the heart of downtown Kennebunk where there are delightful shops, restaurants and historical sites. On Saturdays, there is a farmers market right next door with locally grown produce. The Inn gave us a beach pass to use at the local […] beaches. We went to Mother's Beach and Parsons Beach. Parsons Beach was by far the nicer beach and it is right in the middle of the Rachel Carson estuary. Our room was clean and cozy with a very comfortable king size bed. Amenities included a fantastic covered porch complete with wonderful rocking chairs and a large patio in the back of the Inn where you can sit at tables with umbrellas and sip your morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine from the dining room bar. The dining experience at the Inn is NOT to be missed. They served a special on the Saturday: New England clam chowder. I ordered it at lunch and then again at dinner. The chowder was one of the best things I ever ate. The Lobster pot pie is not to be missed either. The Inn owners are CIA (Culinary Institute of America) grads and one can not go wrong dining at the Inn. Management and staff are friendly, pleasant, helpful, and competent. We enjoyed our stay tremendously. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Inn was friendly and in a good location for nearby shopping.Genuine Expedia guest review
A nice quaint inn. Quiet. Away from the tourist area. But on a busy street, even at 6 in the morning. The room was on the smallish side. Their restaurant was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel room very clean"
We were on third floor. Room was very hot. Otherwise no complaintsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location with a shuttle bus close to hotel"
Old building but pretty well kept. 3 levels of rooms. We had the lowest and it was a bit small, but we enjoyed the stay. Great restaurant. very nice people. No elevator, so steps might be a problem for some.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel at the center of a charming Maine town"
Had a pleasant one night stay. Hotel more like a B & B atmosphere. Quiet town with nice amenities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Diesel truck wake up"
This hotel is quaint, has great service staff and is antique. The down side is that all the trucks passing through Kennebunk go right by this property. OMG! I hardly got any sleep after 5am due to truck noise even while wearing heavy duty ear plugs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was charming. The hostess and breakfast were great! The setting on the water was very relaxing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This place puts much more effort and attention on the restaurant than the inn. TV and style is out of date & we would have liked a bathtub. Hot tea, juice, and coffee in the morning was very nice. The town is adorable- sweet little Farmer's Market right next to the Inn on Saturdays.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A wonderful location close to where you want to be"
The Inn was clean and comfortable. We checked in on New Year's Eve and Kennebunk was busy! We were 10 minutes from Kennebunkport where we were having dinner. Room was small but sufficient, bathroom small...but shower was good. The next room's bathroom was a bit close and wall maybe a bit thin :-) ...Yes, I would stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were extremely disappointed with the Kennebunk Inn. The room was so small it was difficult for 2 people to move around. There was a queen mattress on a king frame, which made getting in and out of bed on one side rather awkward. The bathtub was a quaint claw foot tub, very high sides and hard to get in and out. The shower was added later and you […] are totally surrounded by a heavy shower curtain. We are petite ladies, If you consider yourself larger than average, the bathing experience will be frustrating. Our room was on the second floor over the restaurant/bar and it was extremely noisy. The stairs to the second and third floor were directly in from of our room and were quite noisy; as well as squeaky floors above. We have stayed in hostels on the east and west coasts that were much more commodious at a much more reasonable rate. For you coffee addicts, you can buy it down the street at 6AM weekdays and 7AM weekends or wait till the hotel brings coffee at 7:30!! We would recommend the restaurant...the food was delightful! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean Quirky inn"
It is an old house and its very quirky. Floors aren't level and creak, bathrooms are sometimes old fixtures, etc. The doors and as a result, patrons, can be loud. It is however one of the cleanest hotels I've ever stayed in and the staff is very friendly. I sleep there with ear plugs and its very comfortable. They are currently updating the heating […] as well. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Exceed our expectations!"
I booked a room at this inn with a little reluctance because the ratings and reviews are very polarizing. Upon arrival, we were immediately put at ease. The hotel was extremely easy to find on a main street and there was ample parking. We were able to check in immediately and were given recommendations on where to eat. Our room was not considered "modern" […] because of the period charm wall paper, but was very clean and spacious. This did not at all make us unhappy (as some of the other reviewers were) because the quality of the building and room had the characteristic New England B&B style we have come to enjoy for the charm and history. The in-house restaurant was accomodating (brought us wine to sip while we briefly waited in the hotel lobby) and the food was excellent. The only negative of our particular room was it was next to the stairs on the 3rd floor so we heard a lot of stair traffic throughout the night. Overall, we were very pleased considering all the negative reviews and would definitely stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Poor quality room for rate charged."
Staff were very helpful and food excellent but hotel Is "beyond tired"! If the attention to detail addressed to the food and staff striving to provide a good service was applied throughout the hotel - then it would be well worth the rates charged. Unfortunately, this is not the case.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet New England getaway"
Relaxing atmosphere , great town near everything, nice staff,good restaurant at the inn and in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to beach"
Old Inn that is well maintained with excellent food and beverage service. The Inn is located in the old downtown area with interesting shops. The staff is very friendly and very knowledgable about the sites.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are tiny, but we expected that. What we didn't expect was that the bathroomshaven't been revoated in decades. Claw foot tubs surrounded by a not so clean shower curtain, old porcelain wall hung sinks with separate hot and cold water spouts and absolutely no place to spread personal hygience / make up products. Noisy window mounted air condtioner […] that barely kept the room comfortable, plus when I looked at the vents saw some nice green mold. For the cost we would have thought that there would have been at least a continental breakfeast- instead, just coffee and juice, despite the fact that the Inn's restaurant is right there. Would never recommend this place to anyone Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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