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Chetwynd House Inn
Ranked #22 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Boston, MA
1 review
“Would stay here again”
Reviewed 19 August 2009

My husband and I booked a last minute two night stay at Chetwynd House during a busy summer weekend. The rate was affordable given the summer beach traffic. The house is a lovely old victorian in a prime dock square location in Kennebunkport. Just down the street from Arundel Wharf, where we had drinks on the dock every night. We were also within walking distance to many shops, atm, the drug store, ice cream, etc. And free parking! It's not for people who want high style or modern furnishings, but it's very comfortable and impeccably clean. We would stay here again.

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Reviewed 31 July 2008

My wife and I are expecting our first child and wanted to get away before the baby arrived. We had never been to Kennebunkport or even a B&B for that matter, but figured it would be a great choice for us for the weekend escape. I did a lot of research as I wanted it to be special and came across The Chetwynd House. I am so glad we chose this for our destination. Bob the innkeeper was wonderful. He told us the best places to go for food, where to site see and little tips about other things in Kennebunkport. The breakfast he cooks up allows you to only need a snack for lunch or skip it all together.

The Inn is on a quiet side street but is only steps (literally) from the center of town and a very short drive to the beach. We stayed in the Seavey Suite, which was plenty big enough for us. The interior of the Inn brings you back to a Victorian setting with the furniture and decorations.

We highly recommend staying at this Inn if you travel to Kennebunkport. We are looking forward to our next visit to the inn hopefully next year, only this time as a family.

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Natick, MA
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Reviewed 30 July 2008

Me & my fiancee decided to go away for our Anniversary at the last minute. After spendinh hours searching for a nice place on the Maine coast that wasn't already booked I found the Chetwynd House Inn on Trip Advisor. They offer excellant deals for a long weekend! We left work early on Thursday and headed up to take advantage of their "Thursday Night Free" package. It's an old victorian house right in the middle of town. Almost anywhere you would want to go was within walking distance. There were beautiful roses waiting for us in our room (I had requested them). We stayed in the Seavey Suite, which had 2 beds and a nice, big bathroom and huge shower. There was an older TV..but we weren't there to watch TV all day:).....The breakfast was huge and tasty! We were so full we barely ate lunch. Every breakfast would consist of fresh fruit, waffle or french toast (so yummy), and eggs and bacon and toast! Bob was super nice and very helpful. We will return to Kennebunkport and stay at the Chetwynd House.

  • Liked — The location to downtown Kennebunkport & the amazing breakfast!
  • Disliked — Could use some modern updates.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Cupertino, CA
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Reviewed 28 June 2008

If you are going to visit Kennebunkport, the Chetwynd House Inn is the perfect place to stay. It is located about 200 feet from the center of town!

Our room was very spacious, clean and well decorated. It was very nice to have a TV and Internet access.

The breakfasts were very good and very filling!

Our host, Bob, was wonderful and could not have been any nicer or more accommodating. If you want solid recommendations on where to eat, Bob is your man. He recommended Noonan's Restaurant to us for lobster and it was absolutey fantastic. Bob is also great source of historical information about Kennebunkport.

We look forward to returning to Chetwynd House on our next visit to Maine.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The parking
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Maplewood, NJ
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Reviewed 21 August 2007

We were on a "road trip" to Maine with our two sons (6yrs & 9yrs) and decided to spend our 1st weekend in Kennebunkport. Since we had another oceanfront resort booked for the trip I decided to stay in town. I found and booked Chetwynd House because they welcomed kids. My boys had never experiences a B & B before (because I have never before found one that allowed kids) and they loved it. The room/suite we had offered plenty of clean, comfortable space for the 4 of us and they atmosphere was very relaxed. I never felt like we were "walking on eggshells" with the kids in the inn, although I must say my kids were very well behaved because we explained to them that we were staying in someone's home. Innkeeper Bob Knowles made delicious "kid friendly" breakfasts and put out warm cookies in the afternoons. He also tipped us off to a great "local" beach where no permits were required and the kids spent hours exploring tidal pools. The location was perfect as we could just step out the front door into the quaint village of Kennebunkport and not worry about having to find parking. I would highly recommend the inn to anyone - with or without kids.

  • Liked — It was a B & B that allowed kids
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  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 13 August 2007

My husband and I just returned from a holiday in Kennebunkport. We stayed at the Chetwynd House Inn from August 6th until August 9th and took advantage of the "Free Tuesday night" special.

We were very pleased with the location of the Inn-we were steps away from the restaurants and shops located in Dock Square-we parked our car and were able to walk to many points of interest or take the Trolley to the beach (Gooch's Beach was our favourite) .

The Inn itself is a pretty old mansion with a patio filled with flower pots. We were very comfortable in the room we stayed in (the Blue Room), and the guests we met at breakfast were very kind and ready to share suggestions about day trips they had made. Bob the inkeeper and his colleague Fran were very friendly and "non-intrusive". If you needed help, they were there, but you didn't feel like you were an intruder in someone else's home (a fear I always have with bed and breakfast stays!)

My husband and I are in our early 30's and relatively low-maintenance. We do not need a whirlpool bath or flatscreen TV in our hotel rooms. I actually enjoyed the fact that our TV was of the "old school" variety and did not have a remote-the good old days!

The location and great value (our stay included very big breakfasts served on fine china every morning and afternoon cookie snacks) made this an Inn I would definitely recommend.

As for Kennebunkport itself, we had a lot of fun on the beach and enjoyed eating out at great restaurants. Our seafood dinners at Windows on the Water and Stipers were great, and my lobster roll at Alisson's was very tasty! Federal Jack's was a fun place to have a beer and a great cup of chowder.

If you are taking a mini-break like us and have limited time to see everything, I would recommend excursions like a Trolley tour (you get a good overview of the town and its history), and a boat trip (we went whalewatching and saw some fin whales and dolphins-bring warm jackets and wear long pants though!)

We love Maine and we would definitely come back to Kennebunkport and the Chetwynd !

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small bathroom
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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boston area usa
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Reviewed 5 August 2007

Great location, right around the corner from Dock Square. Bob the innkeeper is great...attentive without being overbearing. The inn is a great value for the money. It is not a luxury inn, but it is very clean and you cannot beat the location. The home cooked breakfast every morning was wonderful, served on heirloom china in the dining room. Each morning we had a fruit cup, etiher a cinnamon bun or pancakes, and bacon, eggs and toast, juice, tea and/or coffee. The bedroom was appointed with traditional poster bed, federal dresser and desk with damask bedcover. The mattress, however, was hard as a rock and the pillows were flat and uncomfortable. The bathroom was small, very clean, although rather outdated. The TV was an old model with no remote control. Overall, the inn is a great value for the money, especially with its location. You literally turn the corner and you are in Dock Square. There are no fluffy pillows, flowers in the room, or afternoon tea/cordials. But for the money, you get a clean, rather comfortable room with a fabulous location. And, again, Bob is a great guy who goes out of his way to make you feel welcome without overstepping.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chetwynd House Inn
Address: 4 Chestnut St, P.O. Box 130, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6152
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chetwynd House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kennebunkport's first Bed and Breakfast Inn. Close to everything. It's a 60 second or less walk to Dock Square shops, restaurants, brew pubs, galleries, whale watch cruises, sailboat rides, all so close. Park your car and forget it! An 1840 Colonial Sea Captain's home with tall-windowed rooms and delightful sky lighted suite are havens of comfort and relaxation. Just where you want to be, in the heart of Kennebunkport. ... more   less 
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