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Kennebunk Maine Accommodations

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The Kennebunk center point is around 1 mile west of Landing School of Boatbuilding and 3 miles west of Shoot the Moon.

If you're looking for a moderately sized beach town on the coast of Maine, consider Kennebunk. The name can be attributed to the Abenaki Indians, and in their native language, Kennebunk means "the long cut bank." Locals speculate that the name refers to the long bank which flanks Kennebunk Beach. This waterfront location made Kennebunk an ideal hub for trading and shipbuilding. The town was settled by Europeans in 1621, then a part of neighboring Wells and Arundel, officially incorporating as Kennebunk in 1820. More from this guide...

Kennebunk Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Port Inn Kennebunk in Kennebunk
55 York St., Kennebunk, ME 04043 Website
  • Low-priced property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Awesome vibe
  • New rooms
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn Kennebunk / Kennebunkport in Kennebunk
6 Independence Dr., Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
E Lodge at Kennebunk : 95 Alewive Rd.
95 Alewive Rd., Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Three Star property
  • Check in: 14:00
Shorelands Guest Resort - Kennebunk
247 Western Ave., Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Low priced Rural property
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Kings Port Inn
18 Western Ave., Kennebunk, ME 4043
  • Three Star hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
E Grand Hotel : 1 Chase Hill
1 Chase Hill, Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
The Beach House Inn
211 Beach Ave., Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043 ~3.71 miles southeast of Kennebunk
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Hotel has 35 rooms
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Kennebunkport Inn : 1 Dock Sq.
1 Dock Sq., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~3.74 miles east of Kennebunk
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
The Boathouse : 21 Ocean Ave.
21 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~3.78 miles east of Kennebunk
  • 3-star Riverfront property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
White Barn Inn - Kennebunkport
37 Beach Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04043 ~3.87 miles southeast of Kennebunk
  • Luxurious 5 Star hotel
  • 12 suites in hotel
  • Friendly service and great vibes
  • Free upgrade
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Maine Stay Inn & Cottages : 34 Maine St.
34 Maine St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.00 miles east of Kennebunk
  • 4 star Resort property
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • World class service
  • Large flat screen
Excellent 5.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club in Kennebunkport
59 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.01 miles east of Kennebunk
  • Affordable Riverfront hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Reception is all right
  • Rather comfortable
Nonantum Resort
95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.22 miles southeast of Kennebunk
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Cottages at Cabot Cove
7 South Main St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.26 miles east of Kennebunk
  • 3 star property
  • Check-in: 15:00
The Lodge on the Cove - Kennebunkport
29 South Main St., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.35 miles east of Kennebunk
  • Three Star Resort hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
The Breakwater Inn & Spa : 127 133 Ocean Ave.
127 133 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.38 miles southeast of Kennebunk
  • 4 star property
  • 35 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
The Colony Hotel
140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.40 miles southeast of Kennebunk
  • Midscale Resort property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Popular among families
  • World class service
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Village by The Sea : 1373 Post Rd.
1373 Post Rd., Wells, ME 04090 ~4.48 miles southwest of Kennebunk
  • Affordable property
  • 125 rooms in hotel
The Lodge at Turbat's Creek - Kennebunk
7 Turbat's Creek Rd., Kennebunk, ME 04046
  • Two star Rural property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Toilet broke
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Cape Arundel Inn : 208 Ocean Ave.
208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~4.93 miles southeast of Kennebunk
  • Three Star hotel
  • 14 rooms in hotel
Elmwood Resort Hotel in Wells
1351 Post Rd., Wells, ME 04090 ~5.08 miles southwest of Kennebunk
  • 3-star property
  • Check in: 3:00
Hidden Pond : 354 Goose Rocks Rd.
354 Goose Rocks Rd., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~5.76 miles east of Kennebunk
  • Expensive Resort property
  • Check-in: 03:00
Hampton Inn & Suites Wells Ogunquit Me - Wells
900 Post Rd., Wells, ME 04090 ~6.16 miles south of Kennebunk
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Tides Beach Club
254 Kings Highway, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 ~6.85 miles east of Kennebunk
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Americas Best Value Inn & Cottages Wells / Ogunquit
424 Post Rd., Wells, ME 04090 ~7.27 miles south of Kennebunk
  • Inexpensive Beach property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
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Given this longstanding history, it's no surprise that Kennebunk boasts more than the usual historic shipbuilders' homes and notable New England historic sites, including the 1799 Kennebunk Inn and the Wedding Cake House, a Federal-style home notable for its scroll saw Gothic trim. History buffs can delve further into the town's past at the Brick Store Museum, which also houses the city archives.

Other picturesque local sites in the area include the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, the Nature Conservancy Kennebunk Plains (known to locals as Blueberry Plains), and the Kennebunk and Mousam Rivers. You can also spend countless hours wandering the endless nature trails that surround Kennebunk, pausing to snack on wild grown blueberries plucked from fields along the way.

Other local parks include peaceful Cannon Park, Lloyd G. Nedau Memorial Park, Lafayette Park, Lower Village Park, Parsons Field, Tibbetts Plaza, and many more. Some parks feature special amenities, like the ice-skating rink at Waterhouse Center and the local skateboard park and dog park, while others offer nature trails, baseball fields, picnic pavilions, fishing, and playgrounds. Kennebunk also boasts two local golf courses — Webhannet Golf Club and Hillcrest Golf.

The local economy today revolves around tourism, although well-known natural health care product maker Tom's of Maine is headquartered in Kennebunk. Many people live here and commute to nearby communities, including Portland, New Hampshire, and communities in Massachusetts. It's easy to get there and back again via U.S. 1, Interstate 95, Route 9A, or Route 35. Amtrak passes through as well, though the closest stops are found in Wells, heading into Boston, and Saco, heading into Portland. Affordable and year-round shuttle service to the station makes commuting even easier.

Plan a summer vacation, weekend trip, solo getaway, or business conference. Whatever your mission or your vision, Kennebunk will offer a relaxing escape by the seaside that is sure to enchant.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kennebunk, ME?

High tourist season in Kennebunk coincides with the region's mild weather, from late May through early September. Warm temperatures and clear skies make for the best beach days, blueberry picking excursions, hikes, and explorations of the local historic sites. You'll also find that the biggest local events are scheduled during the peak season, from May Day celebrations to Independence Day fireworks at the beach.

Summer highs rarely exceed the upper 70s, with perfect temperatures for fun in the sun. Winters can become quite cold, dipping into the mid-30s regularly from December to February. The rainiest months of the year are May and June, so plan to spend inclement weather days shopping, dining, and touring some of the historic captains' homes.

The Kennebunk Artisans Marketplace at the Waterhouse Center on Main Street also runs on Saturdays from late May through early October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here, you can browse an impressive array of curated artisan wares, including locally made candles, woodwork, paintings, and jewelry to fresh bread, chocolate, produce, meats, cheeses, herbs, spices, and more.

After the crowds leave town, the celebrations continue through fall and winter, with a harvest festival in mid-October and several tree lighting ceremonies held in December. Whether you come in the summer for days on the water or visit on business later in the year, there's always something of interest happening in Kennebunk.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Kennebunk, ME:

Averate Rates by Star Rating

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What Are the Best Hotels in Kennebunk, ME for Luxury Lovers?

4 Star Average Prices: $169.00

The 4.5-star Breakwater Inn and Spa in Kennebunkport puts you right by the ocean and within walking distance to Gooch's Beach. All the creature comforts you could desire will be yours throughout your stay, from the pillowtop bed to the flat-screen television, complimentary wireless internet access, cable programming, and complimentary toiletries.

For a truly pampering experience, book a body treatment, massage, or facial at the full-service spa. Ask the concierge to book a romantic ocean-view dinner for you at Stripers Restaurant on-site or call down for room service. You can also wake up to complimentary continental breakfast service each day.

If you're seeking a more private and luxurious experience, consider booking at the Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport, a 4.5-star bed-and-breakfast that is close to the Ogunquit Playhouse. Book early, as this property offers only 16 guestrooms. For larger parties, head to the luxurious Cliff House Maine in Cape Neddick, which boasts a golf course, spa, outdoor pool, indoor pool, and spa tub, as well as two on-site restaurants, including Nubb's Lobster Shack.

What Are Some Budget Hotels in Kennebunk, ME?

3 Star Average Prices: $172.68

If you're looking for an affordable hotel that offers amenities well above and beyond its low rates, check out Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. Within 10 minutes, you can walk or bike from this hotel gem to the Kennebunkport Village Green and Gooch's Beach. You'll be delighted to find individually decorated rooms, two on-site restaurants, and a poolside bar, plus ample event space for conferences and events.

2 Star Average Prices: $167.12

What Are Some Discount Hotels in Kennebunk, ME?

Port Inn Kennebunk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, is the place for hotel discounts of all kinds, whether you're a AAA member, senior, or military and government worker. This hotel offers very competitive rates and it's centrally located near Mother's Beach, the Brick Store Museum, and other area attractions. Save even more during your stay by taking advantage of the in-room coffee and tea makers, the complimentary continental breakfast, and the laundry facilities.

What Are the Best Value Hotels in Kennebunk, ME?

Just minutes from the Kennebunk Free Library, Brick Store Museum, Ogunquit Beach, and Goose Rocks Beach, the affordable and well-appointed Hampton Inn Kennebunk Kennebunkport arguably offers the best value amenities in the area. Each guest room comes equipped with a fridge and microwave for your convenience, so you can stow and prepare lunch goodies and snacks for beach picnics, as well as 42-inch LCD televisions with premium channels and free wireless internet access that will keep the whole family entertained.

Visit the indoor pool and fitness center on rainy or cool days to get some exercise in while the free daily housekeeping tidies up for you. If you need dry cleaning and laundry service, the Hampton Inn can also take care of that for you. Plus, there's no need to worry about paying for breakfast. The daily breakfast buffet comes free of charge, included in your hotel rate.

If you're looking for a romantic getaway at a great value, book one of the 17 individually decorated guest rooms at the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages in Kennebunkport, just 15 minutes from Goose Rocks Beach.

What Are the Best Beaches to Visit in Kennebunk, ME?

There's no shortage of beaches to choose from in Kennebunk, including secluded Parson's Beach, Middle Beach, Rocky Beach, Gooch's Beach, and Long Beach. Kennebunk Beach is also known by residents as Boothby Beach, Mothers Beach, or even Dipsy Beach. Though the signage and conflicting names can be confusing, finding your way to this beach is well worth the trouble because the calm waters of Kennebunk Beach make it the perfect spot for swimming and the preferred swim spot for families with children. Lifeguards are on duty at Mother's Beach and Gooch's Beach from mid-June through mid-September.

You don't have to jump in the water or sprawl on the shore to enjoy the beaches. Walkers and joggers love getting fresh air and exercise on the sidewalks that stretch from Beach Avenue at Gooch's Beach past Lord's Point. Drive to the beach and park there with a visitor pass displayed in the windshield, or pick up the affordable, local Shoreline Explorer shuttle service from June 22 through Sept. 2.

Whichever mode of transport you choose to get to the beach, make sure to secure your beach passes in advance. You can bring your dog with you for a beach visit provided that the dog leaves by 9 a.m. or that you are visiting after 5 p.m. Of course, you must clean up after your dog or you could expect a hefty fine. The town also offers a beach wheelchair for rental.

Those traveling to Kennebunk by boat also need to secure a mooring license. Be sure to apply early, as the permits are issued first come, first served by the harbor master. If you're carrying a boat in (a kayak or canoe, for example), then head to Intervale Road River Park, Rogers Pond, Seagrass Lane Boat Launch, or Rogers Pond. Take the guesswork out and charter a scenic tour or fishing tour at Dock Square Bridge.

If you're staying at a local hotel, check with their staff first before purchasing costly visitor beach passes for the day, week, or season. The hotel may also be able to provide their own visitor pass to you at no cost.

FAQs about hotels in Kennebunk

What are the best rated hotels in Kennebunk?

Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, Port Inn Kennebunk and Hampton Inn Kennebunk are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Kennebunk?

White Barn Inn, Maine Stay Inn & Cottages and The Breakwater Inn & Spa are the top 3 luxury hotels near Kennebunk city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Kennebunk?

Port Inn Kennebunk, Hampton Inn Kennebunk, and E Lodge at Kennebunk are the properties closest to Kennebunk city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Kennebunk cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Kennebunk can be as cheap as $167.12 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Kennebunk cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Kennebunk has been $172.68 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Kennebunk cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Kennebunk has been $169.00 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Kennebunk?

Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, White Barn Inn and Nonantum Resort are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Kennebunk?

Port Inn Kennebunk, Ogunquit River Inn An Ascend Hotel Collection Member and Ogunquit River Inn An Ascend Hotel Collection Member are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Kennebunk, ME?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Kennebunk, ME excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to York

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
July 1, 2020August 31, 2020$160.00$76.00
September 1, 2020September 30, 2020$100.00$76.00

Verified reviews of the city: Kennebunk, ME

Below are reviews of the city of Kennebunk, ME from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city of Kennebunk was small and charming with very friendly, helpful people. Quite different from what we are use to in California.

Bonnie P., from 14-Aug-2017
"Pretty, Clean Little City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Not too much interaction with the people but the lady at the Citgo convenience store was particularly pleasant and helpful during the week we stayed there.

Unknown U., from 02-Aug-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Kennebunk, ME shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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