We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Franciscan Guest House

Traveller (60)
Room & Suite (13)
Pool & Beach (5)


An affordable option for the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. The hotel offers simple, plain, comfortable guest rooms for young families, seniors and anyone on a budget. Located next to the beautiful St. Anthony's Monastery Grounds with 44 acres of trees, rolling lawns, picnic tables, riverside walking path, shrines and wildlife. Only 15 minute walk to the beach. Or if you wish to drive, parking permits are available for a small fee. The continental buffet included with your room, with an upgrade to hot breakfast available for a small fee. Amenities include outdoor saltwater pool, free parking, A/C's, mini-refrigerator in all rooms. Supper by our Lithuanian cooks available in peak season. The hotel is a little oasis of peace and tranquility between Docks Square and the Kennebunk beaches.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Hotel links
Visit hotel website


Full view
85Good for walkers
Grade: 85 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
35Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 47
  • 75
  • 33
  • 11
  • 16
Time of year
Traveller type
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
The staff here was amazing. The location is perfect for walking to Kennebunkport shops and restaurants. The grounds are well kept with tons of outdoor space for kids to run around and play. Very family friendly. I have stayed here a couple of times and will go back again.
Read more
We visited Kennebunk, Maine last summer. We had heard about the Franciscan Guest House from friends and so we booked there. We were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful and the room was slightly dated but clean. Our room overlooked the grounds and was very quiet and
Read more
My spouse and I spent lots of time looking for spots to stay while traveling East to see Fall colors via the Internet. We made a conscious decision to not stay in traditional hotels/motels, but rather off the road spots. The Franciscan Guest House was our first stop of this
Read more
Very quiet, nice clean and comfortable room, easy check in and continental breakfast was very good. Close walk to village and also short walk to beach area for walking. Property has nice walking pathways.
Read more
We stayed here for one night. We arrived after check in hours but had called ahead and the staff was very helpful and accommodating by leaving the key for us. The room was decent, however the beds were disappointing with one’s leg being broken and the other having a big stain.
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuitePool & BeachDining
A partial view of the monestery grounds
Our room
Photo provided by managementFranciscan Guest House
All bathrooms have tubs.
Photo provided by managementFranciscan Guest House
Rooms are basic, dated but clean and comfortable.
Which building hosts the best room available with a view?
What is the best room available for view and quiet?
"Second floor facing the grounds"
"Room are on 2 levels. When making reservation we asked for first floor and this is were we stayed."
"2nd flr. facing the grounds and the monastary."
"I enjoyed Tudors Queen And Full 1st Floor/Budge Queen"
"1st floor is accessible but the 2nd floor requires stairs in the main house. Breakfast is in the basement and requires stairs."
US$68 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
franciscan guest house hotel kennebunkfranciscan hotel kennebunk
United StatesMaineKennebunksKennebunk
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing