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Seaside Inn
Ranked #5 of 14 Kennebunk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2008

Horribly run-down cottages, unmowed grass, don't be fooled by the "sea side" view. Only one side of the entire area faces the beach. Compared to other slightly more pricy hotels in Kennebunkport, this place is a dump. NOT air-conditioned but this fact is unmentioned on their website. Temperature inside rises to an unsafe level. Ended up leaving to another place, paid the extra $50 a night but what a difference that made. Windows don't remain open (they fall back down). I am filing a complaint with the department of health.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank rjamil
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Mainah, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2011

The Seaside Inn is a 22 Room Inn directly on Kennebunk Beach. We used to rent 10 housekeeping Cottages adjacent to the Inn. In 2009 the owners sold those 10 cottages which have been torn down and converted to luxury homes (some are available to rent). There are no more “run down cottages”. They do not exist. Please do not judge our 22 room clean oceanfront Inn on these comments! Please review comments on the “Seaside Inn” only when making your decisions. Thank you.

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Reviewed 6 July 2008

We just returned from a six night stay at the Seaside Inn. The staff and owners were very pleasant and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was more than we'd expected, and as I'd read in several other reviews, the rooms were quite clean and comfortable. Can't beat the location - beach right in front of you. My husband, young adult and teen daughters all gave the inn a big thumbs up and plan to return next summer if our schedules allow.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2008

What a wonderful surprise. This place is right on the beach and you can hear the surf at night as you are going to sleep. Very convenient to town and the bech.
Clean and simple accomodations that did not disappoint. We had a wonderful vacation and would definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Thank nygypsy
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Reviewed 28 May 2008

All I have to say is that this place is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Located on Kennebunk Beach and so close to Kennebunkport; everything about it was wonderful! We were lucky enough to snag the LAST ocean view room when we called and we were SO LUCKY!!!! (And the price was such a GREAT deal for what we got!) Not only did we have a view, but was also had our own patio with chairs so we could enjoy it! I have to admit, I liked that fact that we were on the first floor and not the second because we were able to have access to the beach just by simply walking out of our back slider. There was also a private walk way to the beach and plenty of benches and lawn chairs in their HUGE yard to enjoy the warm weather that we were so fortunate to have! The room was very large and very, very neat! Their complimentary breakfast was delicious! The staff was so friendly (but it seems like everyone in Kennebunk is!) We are ABSOLUTELY going back as soon as we can!!!! This place is a definite for lookers!!!

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KKB1023
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Reviewed 6 November 2007

Just back from my fourth visit to SEASIDE INN. It's just a perfect relaxing simple immaculately clean inn. The second floor ocean view balcony room gives a great view of the ocean. I love the quaint town too!

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2007

We stayed here one night at the end of our New England vacation. The property has a building of motel like rooms as well as some small cottages. We were in the first floor of the motel building. Rooms are older but large and have refrigerators. There was a small balcony with chairs and a table. We could leave the door open at night and hear the sound of the surf. That is how close the property is to the beach. Walk down a short pathway to a private beach. You can walk to town from here, about a 20 minute walk and very pretty. Staff were friendly and offered dinner suggestions and made reservations for us. Our only complaint was that the air conditioner in our room would not come on. However, with the door open, we really didn't need it. The continental breakfast was very nice with homemade muffins and irish oatmeal. We found an internet special for $95 which was considerably lower than any other places in the area. A really great value! I would definitely stay here again. If you are looking for a fancy room, this place is not for you. If you want a nice, clean, affordable room with a great location, book here!

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with friends
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Thank saqsaq
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Reviewed 16 October 2007

Our first experience traveling to Maine was a great one with the Seaside Inn as our "home away from home." It was a beautiful weekend with the fall colors. A little hard to find late at night. Please don't repeat our mistake - this Inn is located in Kennebunk, not Kennebunk (big difference).

The room was very clean in an older room. It was nice to walk out of our room and a very short walk across the yard to the beach.

The innkeepers were very helpful as we planned our "tourist days". The continental breakfast was very good on a fall morning with oatmeal, warm muffins, cereals, fruit, toast, coffee and juice.

We will be back........

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £61 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Seaside Hotel Kennebunk
Seaside Inn Kennebunk, Maine

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