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“Quiet Weekend in Kennebunk”
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The Grand Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We just returned from a long weekend in Kennebunk at the Grand Hotel. This wasn't our first trip to the area, we enjoy the quiet winters here. The hotel was just as expected based on the reviews, the room was warm and welcoming and very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room had a couple of sitting chairs in front of the sliding glass doors. Our room had a small balcony and it would have been a great place in the warmer weather to sit and have a drink overlooking the town. We choose the hotel based on the reviews and the in town location. I loved being able to walk to several different restaurants and shops in the Dock Square area. The one item to point out is this hotel isn't a full service hotel and there is no one on the premises at night. This was not an issue for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GrandHotelManager, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Dear DeDowens,

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on our hotel. We take pride in the cleanliness of our rooms as well as the friendliness and helpfulness of our staff. Being within walking distance of all that Dock Square has to offer is a great added feature to our hotel. As you pointed out our desk is not staffed around the clock which is common practice in many hotels and B&Bs in this area. Our phones are forwarded so that if guests have any questions or issues they are always in contact with someone who can help.

We hope the next time you travel to the Kennebunk/port area you will choose the Grand Hotel as you home away from home.

Sincerely,
Mindy Markowski
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

My boyfriend and I bought the LivingSocial voucher for this place as a last minute getaway after our flight to the Dominican Republic got cancelled. We were super bummed about our DR trip being cancelled but our trip to Kennebunkport was so wonderful, we forgot all about it.

The hotel was lovely. The room was pristine, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the bathroom had heated floors! Also, the beds and pillows were very comfortable, not too soft, not too firm. It's walking distance from just about everything in the town, and the Grand even bought part of our dinner on the first night of our stay! Each morning we received a bag of two orange juices and two delicious muffins outside our door. It was so cute!

Even though it snowed while we were there, the town itself has a lovely charm and it's beautiful in the winter! I highly recommend it, summer or winter. We will definitely stay here again when we're back in Kennebunkport!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Liz Z
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GrandHotelManager, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Dear Liz Z,
Thank you for writing such a glowing review of our hotel! I am so sorry that your trip to the Dominican Republic was cancelled. I know it wasn't as warm outside but it was nice to hear that the warmth of our rooms and our staff made up for it. It is great to hear feedback on our new breakfast amenity. I am so glad that you enjoyed it and we were able to provide you with a little something to help kick start your day!
I truly hope that the next time you are in the area you will choose to stay with us again. It was wonderful to meet you and hope to see you again.
Sincerely,
Mindy Markowski
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

My boyfriend and I spent the past weekend in Kennebunkport at The Grand Hotel. It was awesome! Our reception was warm, welcoming and informative. The room was beautiful, the colors of the hotel itself were so soothing and warm. The heated floors in the bathroom- can you ask for anything else?! The bed and pillows were so unbelievably comfortable I wanted to look and see who made them! Our room had a perfect view looking out over the river and Kennebunkport. We parked our car Friday afternoon and didn't touch it until Sunday. All of our reservations ( Abbondante, Cottage Breeze, Opus 10...) and explorations were in walking distance. To make sure the trip started off properly we received two complimentary drinks at One Dock from the Grand Hotel. One Dock opened early for us and we let them know how much we appreciated that by staying there for a long time :)! I had never been to a hotel that didn't have staff round the clock, but it was not an issue at all. I purchased the room from RueLaLa and it was very simple and easy to use, I'm not waiting for RueLaLa to book again- I'm ready now!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Courtney265
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed one night here in the grand hotel, how I wish it were for longer. Fabulous hotel in the heart of town.. As other reviewers have said on arrival we too had a complimentary box of chocolates which was a really nice touch. The room was fabulous and the bath and shower room were fab with heated floor control ! The welcome we had was very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel and should we ever return to the kennebunks we will certainly stay here. We also received a goody bag to take with is which was a welcome surprise.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mumintheuk
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GrandHotelManager, Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Dear Mumintheuk,
Thank you very much for the lovely review. We love giving the chocolates just as much as the guests enjoy eating them! The next time that you are in the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area we hope that you will choose the Grand Hotel as you home away from home.
Sincerely,
The Grand Hotel

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Great location right downtown. Everything is within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The staff was amazingly helpful and kind. They supply free bikes for you take around at first come first serve. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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GrandHotelManager, Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Dear Peeriyamay,
Thank you for the kind words about our staff. We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will return to visit again soon.
Sincerely,
The Grand Hotel

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Complimentary chocolates on arrival - always a good start. Our room was a very good size with a lovely en-suite. The hotel was in easy walking distance of the shops, amenities and boat trips. It was our favourite hotel of 8 we stayed in during our holiday in New England.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mark C
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GrandHotelManager, Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Dear Mark C,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Isn't it great that once your car is parked you are able to walk everywhere. We are within a few steps to great shopping and restaurants, which makes it very convenient to explore Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. We hope that the next time you decide to travel across the pond that you will consider staying with us again!
We look forward to see you again.
Sincerely,
The Grand Hotel

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The Grand is located right in downtown Kennebunk which is really nice because downtown is right outside of your door. The room was clean and decorated very well. The staff couldn't have been kinder. They greeted us with nice box of chocolates to help celebrate our anniversary and sent us off with a bag of goodies before we got on the road. We will definitely be back!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1 Chase Hill Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7666
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Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Price Range: £94 - £350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The latest addition to the Kennebunkport Resort Collection of luxury Kennebunkport accommodations, the Grand Hotel sits prominently on Chase Hill, with some guestrooms offering views of the Kennebunk River and bustling Dock Square. Featuring classic New England architecture and elegantly appointed rooms, the Grand Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy your Kennebunkport, Maine vacation. With an onsite art gallery, you can indulge yourself in artistic delights. Our boutique hotel on the edge of Kennebunkport has something for everyone! Steps away from the Grand, you'll find exceptional restaurants, diverse art galleries, and charming boutiques. Kennebunkport also offers several beautiful beaches, perfect for soaking up some rays, shell seeking or a family day at the beach. Paddle a kayak and check out the River, or explore Maine's coast. Hop on a bike or scooter and explore Kennebunkport's winding back roads, or enjoy one of our scenic tours on a classic schooner, lobster boat or whale watch. ... more   less 
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