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The Cape Porpoise Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cape Porpoise
Staten Island, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Worth staying”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

This is an utterly charming 7-unit B & B on the road outside of the center of Kennebunkport (but still pretty close by). We stopped here for one night on our way to Bar Harbor and -- this is the real test -- we would gladly stay here again. It is clean and comfortable with the usual amenities. The proprietor, John, is friendly and helpful. Our only regret was that we missed his world famous blueberry pancakes in the morning, Make sure and ask him about his blue jay story.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Knowlton
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We stayed in the motel for a week last year and can't wait to get back in a weeks time.Very clean and cosey. John & Debra are first rate hoteliers. An assortment of freshly baked mufins and breakfast foods, cereal, fresh fruit and coffee and tea available all the time. Clean towels every day.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Vienna
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

I checked into the cozy efficiency unit at the Cape Porpoise Motel and within minutes my blood pressure lowered, the ocean air filled my lungs, and my outlook for a great week in Maine started on the right foot.

Debby and John continue to improve their already excellent air of hospitality and genuine care for the comfort and satisfaction of their "friends" (not guests). The Motel is one of southern Maine's best "secret locations". Within minutes to the heart of Kennebunkport - it is once of the most peaceful corners of New England you can find. Three great restaurants within walking distance, an old fashioned multi purpose grocery store that serves as Post Office, Liquor Store, and butcher shop (Bradbury Brothers) and the best little ice cream parlor you can find (The Cape Porpoise Creamery).

Enjoyed the home prepared breakfast service - with fresh from the oven Strawberry Rhubard Crumb Cake, muffins, and super coffee.

Forget the places on the beaten path and make this "your" motel. Tell them John from Virginia sent you!

Room Tip: If you are alone or as a couple - the efficiency unit is for you. Try to grab it. I think they need...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Stayed for 3 nights in August. Accommodations are basic but very comfortable. The owners are very friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a good value place to stay on the quiet side of Kennebunkport, this is the place.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

We were lucky to find a room at the last minute and the owner having to go check on the ice cream shop just told us to come to the motel and settle in our room. No waiting around! We were pleased by our room that had a decent size bathroom ( good showerhead and water pressure). The bedroom had a queen bed plus a smaller bed . It was equipped with a refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave oven , air conditionning. The room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was available for pickup in the office. Continental breakfast, fresh fruit and baked goods prepared by Deborah.
A nice lawn in front with a barbecue, tables and chairs available to all made us feel at home. A very good value !
We certainly will return to the motel run by such nice, friendly people.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We just came back from our third stay at the Cape Porpoise Motel. Once again,John and Debra have outdone themselves with the wonderful service, not to mention those great breakfast offerings. This place has a gentility which most of us wouldn't think of finding in a typical 'motel,' but, then again, this is not a typical motel. Thanks again, John and Debra!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

My husband and I visited Kennebunkport a few weeks prior and stayed at Rhumb Line Resort. We enjoyed the area so much (specifically Saco and Ogunquit) and wanted to stay somewhere inbetween the two areas, so we found this hotel. It was better than Rhumb Line and much cheaper. That being said, I still feel indifferent towards it. The rooms were spotlessly clean and had a nice beach-type decor. Some things were a bit outdated (the furniture and TV) but it wasn't a big deal. The bathrooms were also very clean, but the room I stayed in had a strange problem with gnats. Being so close to the water, I'm not surprised with the bugs, though. There is a small breakfast with muffins and fruit in the morning. Overall, there wasn't anything terrible about our visit, but I'll look elsewhere in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Cape Porpoise Motel
Address: 12 Mills Rd., PO Box 7218, Cape Porpoise, ME 04014
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Cape Porpoise
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Number of rooms: 9
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