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Colony Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence
Clearwater, Florida
1 review
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“Great Hotel!”
Reviewed 8 October 2009

I would highly recommend this hotel. The staff was friendly and accomodating. Our room was clean and had a spectacular view of the ocean.

Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 September 2009

Having vacationed for the last 26 years at The Colony, I felt the need to express my thoughts concerning this outstanding hotel. First, its location places it in a class by itself. Upon entering the lobby one immediately senses a real warmth, because of the decor, and the welcoming greetings from the desk staff. Then, exiting through ocean side of the lobby, one experiences a breath-taking view, unparalleled along the Maine Coast. This magnificent scene includes beautiful gardens, and manicured lawns, and a span of beach and miles of ocean front. Additionally, from the well furnished wraparound porch, you can see the large, heated salt water pool, surrounded by very comfortable chaise lounges and umbrellas.
In addition to the location, The Colony exudes a very special feeling of friendliness, with the emphasis on making the guests comfortable. The entire staff is friendly, courteous, and as helpful as could be. I have found delightful people in every staff level.
Suffice it to say, we return to The Colony year after year and we have never seen fit to offer one complaint. The Colony, is indeed, IN A CLASS BY ITSELF!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chicago IL
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2009

We had a large, ocean view room with a walk-in closet. It's a historic (vintage) hotel. The pool is really nice and we took the dog down to the beach with us too. Breakfast was decent. Most of the staff were VERY friendly and helpful.

We had a great experience but if you don't like dogs - do not stay at the Colony! There were a TON of other dogs there. So we didn't feel self-conscious about it at all.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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westchester county ny
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2009

I usually do not write reviews however The Colony Hotel exceeded our expectations so much that I must share the experience with others - great value ($149/night), everything about this establishment was outstanding including the service staff, saltwater pool, private beach , gorgeous views of the ocean, stately and well-maintainted property (circa 1912), proximity to town (walking distance to all), pet friendliness, live entertainment, fabulous complimentary hot breakfast, very good restaurant, etc etc...we stayed in the Galland House which was quaint and peaceful. We were very pleased and will certainly return, as well as check out the "sister" property in Delray Beach, FL - if that's run as The Colony Inn is, it'll be another winner in our book which we'll highly recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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203 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2009

First let me say that I fell in love with The Colony and Kennebunkport in general,
so all the Pros far outweighed the Cons. The only problem with The Colony Hotel
is the aloof, complaisant staff who make sure you know the place runs for their
pleasure and not yours. There are some exceptions- the front desk staff was nice
and a nice man helped me carry my luggage up the steps to our room and to him I say
a special Thank You ! The problem staff is in the dining room, the gift shop, and the
bar. Our waiter in the dining room did not tell us there were specials- we found out when another waiter told another table about them later. Our waiter at dinner and our waitress
at breakfast were outwardly rude and unpleasant-the service was awful and was the
only big downside of staying at The Colony. For such an elegant address, you would
hope the management would institute training to improve the guest/staff relations.
I'm a friendly, polite person, and if I noticed the "attitude problems" then they are very
significant. The best part of The Colony is sitting on the big comfortable porch looking
out over the ocean. It makes all the downsides of this hotel worth putting up with.
The food was just so-so, the gift shop is awful, but the atmosphere and the gorgeous
grounds will bring me back. There are lovely gardens and a stately relaxing feel to the
place. Our room was great- in the Galland House, room 615, with big windows and
charming country seaside decor- fabulous bed/bedding, and the A/C works great.
Bathroom is cramped with little storage space, but the King Bed room was huge and
really nice for only $149/night !!!! If The Colony could hire nicer staff in the dining room
and bar and the gift shop, I think the overall ambiance of The Colony would improve
greatly. In the meantime, the big porch will keep me coming back-Thanks, Colony and
Kennebunkport ! By the way, don't miss the In Town Trolley Tour of Kennebunkport (45 Min.)- fabulous and really helped us fall in love with the town. Federal Jack's Brew Pub
is a must do- great water views & food & Shipyard Ale's home ! Don't miss the Lobster
Roll at The Clam Shack- best around ! Kennebunkport was my favorite stop of all of
Coastal Maine- even better than Bar Harbor in my humble opinion. I will return !

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2009

Stayed here non-consecutive nights on a Maine trip where we made no reservations; last-minute $170 rate at The Colony was lowest in town. First night was an ocean/pool view room that was very hot and loud, though we got a kick out of the late night nude swimmers who thought they were going unseen. Second night was in Gallard House, steps away from main building and much nicer: AC, newer furniture, larger room, big improvement. Breakfast was a nice touch, lovely gardens and a charming property in general. Overrun with dogs and children, both of whose parents were nominally controlling them. Clearly for families -- you were either being run over by a 6-year old dragging their putter to the green by the pool, or by an 80-year old with a walker screaming into a cell phone (?). We enjoyed it by not worrying too much about the flaws but would have been livid about the experience if we paid more than we did. Recommend with reservations...not for romance or singles.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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virginia
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2009

I thought it was elegant, stately, and entertaining without being stuffy. there was alot to do with children - putting green, shuffleboard, bikes - ( no child carriers or kids sizes) with a beach right across the street - I loved our room - a historic room - suite - spacious for our family of 5 - 3 kids in one room - linked through a bathroom. to out king bed. The resturant was very good - i look forward to staying there again.

Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Colony Hotel
Address: 140 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6303
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Colony Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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