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“Quiet time in Maine” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seaside Inn
Ranked #5 of 14 Kennebunk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nashua, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quiet time in Maine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The Seaside Inn is a delight in the off season. Ocean views and sitting in the hot tub while the snow is falling. I can't think of any other place where this can happen. Service and hospitality does not take a vacation in the off season and the staff makes you feel at home. We return every year in November and February.

Room Tip: Second floor Ocean View
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Schha
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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Our entire staff would like to thank you for your kind words. We really do look forward to all of our guests returning each year. You are right about the view from the hot tub. During a winter storm it is the best place to sit and watch the surf. We look forward to welcoming you back in November.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

My family has been visiting the Seaside Inn for the past four summers. Every year just gets better and better. What had originally been planned as a one time trip to Kennebunkport has turned into four consecutive summers which in large part is due to the Seaside. We love seeing Nancy and Neil and the rest of staff year after year. My 6 and 4 year old boys are growing up with wonderful Seaside memories. We are already looking forward to next summer!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank adecaire
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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
It is so nice that you have made The Seaside a summer tradition. Each year we look at the guests returning and we always recognize the names and the staff remembers their preferences and we do our best to accomodate them. Nancy is amazing with recalling guest's birthdays and anniversaries. Neil can always be counted on to know which rooms a guest prefers. Thank you again for you kind comments and we look forward to your return next summer.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Just visited Seaside with my sister's. it was a 2 night "sisters get away." Had never been to Kennebunkport just Orgunquit. One thing I learned is in this area you either have "beach" location OR shopping/restaurants. Hard to find both in one location like Ogunquit. Seaside was the perfect beach location as the motel is located right on the ocean side. Very clean and great continental breakfast especially the hot muffins. However def had to drive to the downtown area to eat, shop, etc. Not sure how the staff felt about a " girls night out" as we had received a letter under our door reminding us it was a family resort and quiet times were enforced, this on the day that we were just up late talking. Would love to return but not sure if we would feel "comfortable" seem to cater to Canadian guests.

Stayed July 2013
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3 Thank Sheila P
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seasidekennebunk, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
First I would like to thank you for choicing The Seaside for your girls getaway. We don't just cater to any one specific group. We try to make everyone feel at home when you are here. If we get a comment of a room being a little loud we feel it is more gentle to leave a note than go down and knock on the door and bother you. We do realize that everyones idea of what is too loud is different so we find it makes everyone happy if we just respond to every complaint as gentle as possible. We would be more than happy to have you return and do our best to make you feel comfortable. The Seaside is a very quiet setting and the returning guest tend to expect that. It is funny you walk down the hall at 9 pm and most lights are out and there is just silence except the sound of the ocean. Please try us again and we hope you didnt take the note personal. If we didn't respond in some measure to the complaint than the other guest would have felt that we ignored them. But we didn't think it warranted the night manager coming to your room. Please visit again.
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New York City
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79 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

I have been staying at this hotel for 25 years, and it keeps getting better. I was there this past July and enjoyed a beautifully refreshed second floor ocean view room. Although I don't think I have stayed in the hotel in almost two years, the staff remembers not only my name, but the way I like my bed made (thanks April!!). Since the Seaside is sometimes sold out, I have stayed at all of the other top hotels in the area, including the newcomers. If you love the beach, and love the beauty of the ocean, this is the only place to stay in town. There is magic at the Seaside, I am thankful that I get to stay there now and then, and I thank everyone there for making my visits so wonderful. If you are looking for a house to stay in, check out the three new homes on the Seaside website. They are gorgeous too (I've stayed in two) - and as an added bonus you have round the clock onsite, caring management, just in case.

Room Tip: If you can walk up a flight of steps, the second floor ocean view rooms are the best in the house fo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fontaine
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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank you so much for your return trip to The Seaside. One of the best parts of working here is getting to know all of our guests and seeing them return to us. The staff does get to know your preferences and tries their best to get everything right for you. If you ever need anything done before you arrive please just call.
We look forward to your return visit soon to The Seaside.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Stayed here for the second time and loved it, once again. The weather didn't really cooperate for beach lounging, but that didn't really matter since this place is so comfortable and there are so many neat things to do in the area. I am still amazed at how clean and well run this place is. It is very clear that every employee and the owners take great pride in their work and their legacy at the Seaside. What a gem. We will surely return.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are probably wonderful, but we had a first floor, oceanfront. Although you co...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank emtcincinnati
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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
The weather up until a few days ago was anything but ideal. Luckily it has turned around and we hope you can make it back to The Seaside again when you can take advantage of the beach. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and you are right the entire staff really goes out of their way for each guest. We are so lucky to have a staff that comes to work each day with a smile. Thank you again for the wonderful words and we all look forward to welcoming you back to The Seaside soon.
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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

What a great spot. A bit rustic, very comfortable, terrific location, and exceptional staff. The newly renovated rooms are very nice and the view out to the ocean and the rocky coast is quite special. The staff are warm and welcoming and seem to be quite happy to be working there. And then there's Mona's muffins. A continental breakfast is included in the rate and this is more than adequate, especially considering how Mona makes a new muffin everyday and they are out of this world. The location is not too far from Dock Square and it is right by the beach, so it is great for long walks or just sitting back and relaxing.

Room Tip: Do go for one of the deluxe rooms on the second floor, facing the ocean of course.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SandA85
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seasidekennebunk, Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
It is so nice to hear you ejoyed your visit to The Seaside. Our staff truly does enjoy working with all of our guests. If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more enjoyable please let us know.
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Milton, Vermont
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

We’ve been vacationing summers at this family-owned beachfront inn for almost twenty years, with an occasional “get away from it all” weekend in the spring and fall. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, immaculately clean and just steps from popular Gooch’s Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in New England. The best views are from the second floor oceanfront rooms. If you should get a terrace room, there’s a new large open-air deck facing the beach with a big relaxing hot tub. Included is a hearty continental breakfast featuring delicious homemade muffins and some days stuffed French toast with warm blueberry sauce. The centerpiece of our visits has always been the genuine hospitality of innkeeper Ken Mason’s amazing staff. Also, the owner is constantly improving and upgrading the property. Tip: Be sure to book as early as possible for oceanfront rooms as they have a strong repeat business. We’ve found that the Seaside Inn is a truly unique gem, where these folks consistently know how to make a vacation a vacation. They’ve been doing it for thirteen generations.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RJ2012Milton_Vermont
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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your return trip to The Seaside. Our entire staff enjoys seeing all of our return guest's arrive every year. It is so much fun to catch up with their adventures through the year. All of us at The Seaside look forward to next return to the beach.
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Property: Seaside Inn
Address: 80 Beach Ave, Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7632
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seaside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront Inn directly on quiet section of Kennebunk Beach. The only Kennebunk Inn directly on the Beach! Walk to Kennebunkport’s Famous Dock Square shops, boutiques and restaurants. Sea kayaking, lobster boat tours, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! Surfing, wake boarding and kayaking right out your door. Ocean view Hot Tub. Bicycles. The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in our Oceanfront Inn. View live beach cam on our web site. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport’s premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. Maine Environmental Leader award. ... more   less 
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