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Kentville on the Ocean
Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Hampton
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We booked into the Kentville on the Ocean for two night stay (August 7&8). We reserved a day ahead as we had read how busy it was in Hampton Beach at this time of year. They had one room available with a king size bed on the third floor. Parking was included with our hotel stay. You cannot beat the location and view from this hotel. We liked the fact that it is located in the quieter area and away from all the noise from the arcades and stores. The room is nothing to write home about. You pay for the location. The room was not clean and I slept in my clothes worried about the cleanliness of the mattress, carpet and dated furniture. This is a $50 room (at best) if it was not for the location. We had the corner deck and it was nice to have breakfast overlooking the beach. They did have a fridge with a freezer which was good as we purchased groceries at the neaby Hannafords. The internet service did not work from our room or deck. It worked in the lobby or front porch. They do provide coffee/tea in the morning. The beach is beautiful and we spent a full day enjoying the area. It is a full amusement park with a beach. They had music at the outside stage at night and we enjoyed the firework show on Wednesday night. The locals stated that the beach area is quieter when the younger crowds return to school. It is, however, a great experience to visit this beach and area. I never felt that I was in a crowded area eventhough there was sea of colourful umbrellas on the beach. I walked a good distance on the beach, the sand and water is great!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

The hotel is situated at the north end of the beach and boardwalk, where there is less people and noise. If you stay here it is because you enjoy being close to the action but not bothered by the noise. We had a wonderful outdoor space on the third floor and the view was fantastic. Nice sea breeze too.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room could have used a little reno, but for the money, was a very nice place to stay.

Room Tip: For the best view of the ocean ask for a room on the third floor
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

The place is in a fabulous location. Charged my wife and I $130 a night (stayed for two), compared with the the Ashworth's quote of $250 per night. We were walk ins and love the joint. Clean, comfy, air conditioned, free parking - not like the ripoff at the Ashworth. The view is worth the climb up the stairs.
Recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank PeteBp
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

My family (Wife & Daugther) have always stayed at the Ashworth; however, I procrastinated this year and there were no rooms available for the 3 nights/days we wanted to go. I remembered that the Kentville was right next door to the Ashworth, so I called them up and made reservations. We got a room on the 3rd floor (room #33, side view, facing the Ashworth), king bed. Room was clean, fridge, freezer, microwave, table and 2 chairs outside of sliding glass door. At the end of the deck, towards the beach, there were more community chairs/tables. Views were great, people were nice, and the Kentville feels a lot more like home than the Ashworth. I really enjoyed going down to the front deck, sitting in the rocking chair with a cold beer watching the people walk by. I'm not saying that it is better than the Ashworth, but I am saying that I prefer the Kentville over the Ashworth. Even though the stairs were a major pain in the butt, the view was well worth the climb!

Room Tip: For the best views pick ocean front or ocean view facing the Ashworth, if you aren't afraid of s...
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank SandyBeachesAhoy
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Stayed on the 2nd floor, what a view!!!!! Room was clean, hotel staff (Alison) was a pleasure!!! The room had every thing we needed. The location was perfect - close to everything - walking distance

Room Tip: South side has the best views
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank looneylake
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

This hotel is all about location, it is right accross the street from the ocean. Rooms are small and ours only opened from the outside. It nseems more like a bed and breakfast, then a hotel. Rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly. The large front porch has wonderful rocking chairs and tables. The flowers were pretty, but the place did need a paint job. Nice place to stay if the beach is your real destination!!

Room Tip: No pool, no restaurant, but plenty of places close to eat. They do have grills you can use and picni...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Karen5590
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Stayed at the Kentville 4 times and have had a wonderful experience each time. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Well kept , with flowers everywhere!!! The front porch is relaxing, with rocking chairs, and a beautiful ocean view, directly across from the beach. Coffee is provided each morning, and the staff is more than accomodating, they really make your stay pleasurable.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Donna S
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Address: 315 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3630
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Hampton
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Hampton
Price Range: £71 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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