Waldo Emerson Inn

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Room amenity
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters

Overview of Waldo Emerson Inn

Waldo Emerson Inn

3.0 star property
Kennebunk Colonial B&B with bar/lounge

9.0/10 Superb

59 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
108 Summer St, Kennebunk, ME, 04043
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Goose Rocks Beach - 18 min drive
  • Ogunquit Beach - 19 min drive
  • Marginal Way - 21 min drive
  • Perkins Cove - 21 min drive
  • Old Orchard Beach - 21 min drive
  • Old Orchard Beach Pier - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) - 17 min drive
  • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 28 min drive
  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Wells Regional Transportation Center - 12 min drive
  • Saco Transportation Center - 15 min drive
  • Old Orchard Beach Station - 21 min drive

About this property

Waldo Emerson Inn

When visiting Kennebunk, Waldo Emerson Inn is a great choice to consider. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. This Colonial bed & breakfast also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and free bike rentals. The overall property condition and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Slovak

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls and off-leash area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1753
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Communal living room


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Slovak

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 75.0 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 60 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Waldo Emerson Inn
Waldo Emerson Inn Kennebunk
Waldo Emerson Kennebunk
Waldo Inn
Waldo Emerson Hotel
Waldo Emerson Inn Bed And Breakfast Kennebunk, Maine
The Waldo Emerson Inn
Waldo Emerson Inn Kennebunk
Waldo Emerson Inn Bed & breakfast
Waldo Emerson Inn Bed & breakfast Kennebunk

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Room was small and the shower was very small. Breakfast was good and the owner was very pleasant and friendly, but there was no room services, reason Covid-19. Stayed July 2021.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

The owners were extremely kind, attentive and informative. The breakfasts were wonderful. Our room was nice, clean and comfortable. It faced a relatively busy road and was noisy in the early am. We are very early risers so weren’t too disturbed but late risers may want to book a room in the back section of the inn. Very nice place with interesting history and close drive to Kennebunkport.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

top rate
glenn, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Had an amazing stay at the Waldo Emerson inn staff was incredibly friendly and made you feel like family
shawn, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Waldo Emerson Inn is a fascinating look at history, dating from the mid-1700s. Our room was lovely, the host was wonderfully friendly and helpful during our stay, and the breakfasts were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the company.
Carole, 3-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was very very quaint and beautiful! The inn keeper greeted us and gave us a brief history of the end. Our room was charming and clean. Breakfast in the morning was delicious.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Must see, must stay!
We decided on a last minute trip to see family that was staying in Kennebunkport and were so lucky to see that a room was open at the Waldo Emerson Inn. Hana 1 and Hana 2 were amazing hostesses during our entire stay. I have dietary restrictions and they were so thoughtful to make sure I had plenty for breakfast, including GF french toast - they even made me some GF cookies one night! The inn is beautiful, quaint, and homey. The beds are comfortable and the Comphy sheets are luxuriously soft. We cannot wait for our next trip to Maine - we will most definitely be staying there again!
Kathy, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing Time
Excellent time at the B&B. Staff was amazing, food was phenomenal, in a perfect location. Can’t wait to stay again. It was like visiting family.
Heriberto, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful old historic home. Always interesting to see how they renovate those old homes to accommodate inn customers.
Scott, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely wonderful experience. Room was super clean and beautiful. Breakfast was sumptuous. Inn keeper was lovely and throughly knowledgeable. Even helped us with directions to all the “to dos” to ensure that we truly had a memorable time! Highly recommend! Will return!
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review