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“Unexpected Luxury in Kennebunk”

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Port Inn Kennebunk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

After staying at the Port Inn, I am at a loss to understand their 2-1/2 star rating!
The property is immaculate! Rooms are well-decorated, clean and extremely comfortable; nicer than many 4-star properties I have stayed in.
However, breakfast was probably the highlight of our stay. While billed as a 'continental breakfast,' the available selections went far beyond the typical pastries and juice. There were freshly-scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, several varieties of muffins, Danish, pastries, and other baked goods, as well as orange and cranberry juices, and coffee; all of it fresh and tasty!
While the Port Inn has no business office per se, staff were very helpful; handing us a laptop computer to check in for our flight and allowing us to print our boarding passes from their wireless printer.
I don't care what the travel ratings show; the Port Inn is a Four-Star property.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Just spent a night and will definitely be back. Staff is so nice, rooms are clean and modern, the heated pool is heaven! Literally less than 10 minutes to the all the shops and galleries. Thank you for a great vacation

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2  Thank Candace3482
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This property is a near luxury hotel at a moderate price. The renovated rooms are well designed, comfortable and very clean. Although it is on Route 1 rooms at the back are very quiet. The pool is very clean. I would give this hotel 5 stars except for the following:

- Some of the staff have a very poor personal appearance. Wrinkled shirts, tattoos, and punk earrings are not appropriate for a higher end property

- The lighting on the walkways shine into the rooms. They should be on sensors.

Room Tip: Rooms off of Route 1 are very quiet.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ed A
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

My family of 5 recently stayed in two rooms on the first floor next to each other. One had a king bed and kitchenette, the other had 2 queen beds and no kitchen. Upon arrival, the room with 2 queen beds had a nice air mattress/cot placed inside so my 3 boys didn't have to sleep together, which we really appreciated, especially considering I hadn't asked for this, just indicated there would be 3 in the room. The rooms are what you would expect in an upscale boutique hotel, a big surprise since the exterior is more of a roadside motor lodge. The pool looked very clean and well cared for. Location was convenient, right outside of town. Breakfast was ok, not a huge selection, but wasn't expecting much. Breakfast area could be a little bigger as it was crowded in there, but overall this was a fantastic hotel experience. Cleaning staff and desk staff very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms convenient to avoid the stairs and easy to load/unload right into your car. Nois...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Port Inn receives 4 stars based on appearance, comfort, breakfast choices and staff. The inn was lacking in insulation and floors/walls are very thin allowing our second floor stay to disrupt the guests on the first floor. We received two calls from the front desk for average traffic in our room and moving luggage that we were disturbing the visitors below. The inn is only two stories and does not have an elevator. It's a remodel of an older hotel and has been nicely done. The decor was fitting and rooms/beds were comfortable. The outdoor pool was enjoyable to my children, ages 9 and 13. The location isn't near many restaurants but we did try TOPPINGS pizza and it was great. Location is within 30 minutes of lighthouses, beaches and other local towns. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We spent one night at the inn and had a great experience! The rooms were nice, clean and had all the necessary amenities. The pool area and the pool itself was also very nice and clean. Great continental breakfast too! The customer services was awesome! We had just arrived back home when I got a phone call from the front desk saying that they found a pair of shoes in our room and would gladly ship them back to me. I would definitely go back to the port inn!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a smaller Inn - much better than a typical drive-up motel, but not a full resort hotel. They serve a good free breakfast in the morning, and have very nice rooms. Only complaints would be that the breakfast area is a little crowded... It could be expanded into the lobby to make it bigger.
OH... and the free internet had awesome speed, and the TV had many channel offerings.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Port Inn Kennebunk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Address: 55 York Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7297 (Formerly Port Inn)
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Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Price Range: £74 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Port Inn Kennebunk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true Maine experience. Trendy, coastal design meets comfort and tranquility at our boutique hotel in the heart of Kennebunk. ... more   less 
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Econo Lodge Kennebunk
Kennebunk Econo Lodge
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