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The Lodge on the Cove
Ranked #11 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
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111 reviews
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“Would happily stay here again”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Traveled as a group of 3 girlfriends for a weekend in September. The lodge is a 15-20 minute walk from the village of Kennebunkport, or a very quick drive. It's an old motel that has been very nicely and renovated into more modern accommodation. The rooms are large and would suit families.

There is a heated pool, a nice bar with casual bar food available for lunch or dinner, and a beautiful communal lodge room where breakfast is served. Breakfast is European style and includes yogurt, fresh baked goods, cereal, hard boiled eggs, cheese and meat.

The lady on reception was helpful with dining recommendations, although I did feel as if she pushed us towards the restaurants within the same ownership (at the other properties in the same group). We really liked the gentleman from Brazil who was the bartender. Very friendly and great service.


The streets are not well-lit at night so be careful of cars if walking to and from the lodge after dark.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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lodgeonthecove, Front Office Manager at The Lodge on the Cove, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear kateoz,

We are glad that the three of you enjoyed your girls weekend getaway. It is nice to be so closely located to town for our guests to either walk to or to take one of our complimentary bicycles in for a ride.
Happy to hear that you experienced the laid back vibe of our poolside bar and restaurant. Isn’t is so relaxing to sit by the pool and overlook the cove with a nice mojito in hand.
I will pass along the kind words to our bartender and sorry that you felt that the restaurants within our same ownership were pushed upon you; that is not our intention. The Kennebunkport Resort Collection has some fantastic dining establishments that are close by the lodge that we feel really have the variety to reach out to a lot of guests that stay with us.
We hope to see you again next season!
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

My fiancee and I wanted a weekend getaway for just the two of us, and what better place than Kennebunkport, Maine? The Lodge on the Cove was an excellent find and we love the vintage surfer esthetic. The staff is very friendly and the property is gorgeous. Only minutes from downtown, we love this place and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2013
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lodgeonthecove, Front Office Manager at The Lodge on the Cove, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Dear CRandall8,

Thank you for chosing to stay at the lodge on the cove for your quick weekend getaway to Kennebunkport. We are definitely conveniently located to dock square so the shops and restaurants are only a quick bike ride, walk, or drive away. Thank you for taking note of our fresh new style and decor. We hope that you choose us again for any future stays to Kennebunkport.
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

An excellent welcome from very friendly and helpful staff.

A fabulous "New England" style contemporary room with everything that you could every need from a hotel.

A really nice pool area.

The lodge is in a excellent area minutes from the town of Kennebunkup.

I would love to go back and would recommend this place without question.

Only thing that needed improving was the breakfast. It was slightly strange - fruit and granola, cake (fine I get that) but one morning there was some slices of cheese (no crackers or bread just cheese) and the next curried eggs? Did not get that at all.

Please just a toaster and some bagels or bread is all that is needed.

Apart from the strange breakfast I thought that this place was excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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lodgeonthecove, Front Office Manager at The Lodge on the Cove, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear UKSouthWest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review of our property. We appreciate the compliments of our contempary design. Glad that you got to enjoy the pool even in this brisk autumn weather. Sorry that you thought the breakfast was a bit strange with our delived eggs but thank you for giving it a try.
We appreciate you taking the time to complete a review for the lodge on the cove. We believe that receiving guest feedback is important and helps us grow and only become better.

Best Regards,
The Lodge on the Cove Team
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

From checking in with Mark who was wonderfully friendly, to seeing our suite #31, so nicely done, to the final moment of checkout, our stay couldn't have been nicer! A getaway to remember. We've been going to Kennebunkport for years and always stay in the same places. We decided to try this newly renovated lodge and are quite pleased with our decision. We will be back.

We biked around the hilly neighborhood (bikes supplied), took in the gorgeous foliage surrounding the resort as we had breakfast (and later a cocktail) in the main rotunda and enjoyed wonderful conversation with the staff (Mark, Karen and Heather).

The room - suite - was spacious, so nicely done and impeccably clean, the heat worked well and we needed it. Water pressure was wonderful. We had a nicely equipped kitchen area in the suite and we were right on the end which I liked. Guests on one side of us. We were on the second level I guess you'd call it over looking the pool area. The lovely views of the cove from our windows and deck area were breathtaking.

Too cold for the pool, though I believe it is heated, and I must say it is crystal clear. The downstairs is closed at this time of year but we toured it and it would be a wonderful to sit and relax with cocktails. The Dory it is called. I loved the retro resort ambience with the added bonus of everything being crisp clean and new. The rotunda is a wonderful place to relax over tea or cocktails, read, play board games (all supplied) or just work on your computer like I did.

A wonderful getaway we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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lodgeonthecove, Front Office Manager at The Lodge on the Cove, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear Cathy C,

First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review of the lodge on the cove. We are very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It is so nice to hear from our guests that they notice all of the details and pride that we put into our property from the pool always ready for someone to jump into even in the cooler months (yes it is heated to 80 degrees) to the bicycles available for a quick ride into town.
I will pass along your compliments to Mark and Karen. It was so nice having you here to enjoy the beautiful Autumn weather. In your travels to Kennebunkport in the future we hope that you choose to stay with us again.

Best Regards,
LOC Team
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary at Lodge on the Cove. We booked late and got one of the last rooms in the Arrowood Building (room 15). The staff, decor and facilities were all outstanding. There are so many details that are included and leave you feeling like it was worth every dollar spent. The only minor detail that could be better is the sound between rooms, so having a fan or a noise machine helps if you don't want to run the AC (which is very quiet anyway). The highlights of our stay: hanging out with Marcel at the bar (yummy mojitos), watching the Patriots football game by the Fire, cozy on the couch! Walking into town for food/ice cream, shopping. Great meals at Abbondante, Earth, and The Ramp. Outstanding massage at the Tree Spa (Hidden Pond) and do not miss the ice cream at Rocco's.

Really the staff at The Lodge are all wonderful and ready to help or answer questions. We could not have been happier. Thank you!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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lodgeonthecove, Front Office Manager at The Lodge on the Cove, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear KatBentley,

Thank you for taking the time to provide future travelers with such kinds words about the lodge on the cove. We love that you got to enjoy our football Sunday in the Dory. The fireplace is such a relaxing place to sit with a cocktail. I will pass along your thoughtful comment to Marcello. He does make a great mojito. Hope to see you again for another stay with us; it was a pleasure having you here.
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

My boyfriend and I were thrilled with our experience at the newly renovated, fresh, modern Lodge on the cove. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the beautiful accommodations, we really couldn't have asked for more. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. We truly loved our stay and would absolutely return and recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable, affordable stay in Kennebunkport.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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lodgeonthecove, Front Office Manager at The Lodge on the Cove, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Dear Michelle C.,

Sounds like the two of you had such an enjoyable time with us at the lodge. Sweet Gale does offer a nice secluded feel. Thank you for noticing the details that were put into the design of the rooms. There is a nice warm and romantic ambiance to them. As part of the front desk team I have to say that it is so nice to work at a place like the lodge and it makes it such a fun and great place to be. Thank you for your glowing review and I will share with the rest of the Lodge on the Cove team as well. Hope to see you again for a future stay!
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Boston
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

I had a great experience at the Lodge on the Cove. The hotel is newly renovated, very tastefully and nicely laid out. The decor is a perfect mix of modern but comfortable, and the rooms are neat and spacious. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was a nice touch, not too heavy and just what you need before heading out to explore. Great destination for couples looking to get away for the weekend. The best touch were the free bikes that the hotel has available for rental, which are perfect for exploring the surrounding areas.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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lodgeonthecove, Front Office Manager at The Lodge on the Cove, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Dear Ricky S.,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about our property. Our cruiser bicycles are a nice addition to the many items that we offer for our guests. Since we are only a little over a half mile into the center of town it is nice the our guests can take a cruiser bike to do some shopping or sightseeing. I will pass along your kind words and compliments to our designer and to the rest of the team here at the long. We hope you come back and visit us again.
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Property: The Lodge on the Cove
Address: 29 S Maine St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6313
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Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lodge on the Cove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge on the Cove offers a modern and light hearted approach to the quintessential relaxed Maine experience. This newly furbished classic motor lodge is nestled on a wooded cove in Kennebunkport with a relaxed, yet refined, feel. The Lodge offers a vibrant mix of vintage, classic and contemporary furnishings, bold patterns and an upbeat color palette. It is a combination of natural elements, nautically inspired accents and local art that together bring an organic and eclectic Maine vibe. The Lodge will be the hub of activity with check in, lobby and a poolside bar – the perfect place for relaxing and soaking up the fresh Maine air. Onsite bar and restaurant, The Dory, will offer a wide array of fresh cocktails along with simple and delicious light fare. Glass doors open up to the pool deck creating a spacious area for games, gathering, dining or to simply just laze about. Welcoming and unassuming, The Lodge on the Cove is a happy place to visit, perfect for multi-generational travel, couples and young families. ... more   less 
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