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“Surprisingly great!”
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Port Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
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Redding, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Surprisingly great!”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Driving by the Port Inn you see a basic motel set up. Expectations set - ok, motel, it's going to be fine, we are just there to sleep. Much to our surprise we found the rooms to be 4 star hotel quality. First, the rooms are fresh - nice bed coverings with pretty materials on soft throw pillows. Perfectly clean everywhere. One thing that stood out was the storage available. Aside from a regular closet, there are 3 large recessed shelves by the sink and large baskets below. This is great, especially if you are staying for a while or have several people in the room. There is also a small refrigerator and microwave in each room as well.

A couple of the staff members were just ok, but another one was terrific. Breakfast was ok, but since it was included in the room price no complaints!

We were in town visiting family and were not at the hotel often, but I could see that Port Inn would be a place I would be choose for an extended stay in the future.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights. Rooms were large and comfortable. Equipped with everything you would expect to see at Hilton or Marriott plus a microwave. The grounds were well kept very nicely. The swimming pools is warm for Maine. Hotel is on a well traveled road leading to Kennebunk, but still mostly quiet and peaceful. Only reason not rated a 5 is that although the breakfast is included and that's great, but not much different than you would see at Courtyard Marriott or a Holiday Inn Express. Also, the dining area was very cramped -- not much bigger than one hotel room with 6 or 7 small tables. There is sitting area in the back, but it is not shaded -- a bit of disappointment, but the coffee was was very good.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We recently reserved a number of the rooms at the Port Inn for our wedding weekend and it was wonderful! The staff was welcoming and friendly to all our guests, and really went above and beyond to help my husband and I prepare for our big day! Between personally distributing our hotel gift bags, to managing the list of our guests, as well as coordinating with our trolley service - we can't thank the staff at the Port Inn enough! We know things wouldn't have gone as smoothly without the help of the Port Inn!

Our guests continue to comment on how clean and beautiful the rooms were, and many of them were able to enjoy the pool and the complementary breakfast each morning! The Port Inn is a great place to stay and we look forward to returning!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clinton, New Jersey
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We really enjoyed our four night stay at the Port Inn. The room was recently redecorated with a luxury feel. They took standard sized hotel rooms and decked them out so they are a little classier than you might expect at a Route 1 motel in Maine. Despite complaints,on this site about the crowded breakfast area, we found that the guests moved in and out fairly quickly, just as we did so we never felt inconvenienced. My teenaged sons enjoyed the heated pool. Why not five stars? Well, our room would get a musty smell occasionally. It would disappear if the window was left open or the ac fan was turned on, but I suspect that it was occupied fairly regularly with guests with pets. Oh, and the breakfast eggs were the worst we had ever eaten (but my husband loved the sausage).

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I was meeting friends in Kennebunk and needed an affordable yet comfortable place to stay. The Port Inn served well. I had a comfortable room and I'm really glad I did not have a lot of luggage as there's no elevator. The Inn was very full. Especially with families utilizing the pool so it got a little noisy at times. Breakfast was extremely crowded and there was not enough seating. And they had run out of regular coffee (brought it out as soon as I asked). Standard continental breakfast fare, nothing fancy. As all I was looking for was a place to sleep, it was perfect.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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California
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Port Inn
Address: 55 York Street, US Route 1, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7297
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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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Port Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Kennebunk
Kennebunk Econo Lodge
Port Inn Kennebunk, Maine

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