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The Cape Porpoise Motel

12 Mills Rd., PO Box 7218, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME 04014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled out East for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Our two night stay here was a relaxing, pleasant experience just outside of the busy traffic of Kennebunkport. John, this Innkeeper was very friendly and accommodating, always willing to engage in a conversation and suggest things to see and places to eat. The rooms are pretty basic but CLEAN. He bakes... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need a place to rest my head while volunteering for a fund raiser. This place was recommended by a friend. Lovely, shaded green space in front of the motel. Rooms are simple and small, but very quiet and very clean.Just the kind of place you need for the beach. New bathroom with great shower, plenty of hot water. There was... More 

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Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

"This place is spic and span" was my comment upon entering our room. Got a recommendation from an Aussie couple at breakfast in Bethel to stay here on our trip south and I cant thank them enough! John was great, friendly, and helpful with local lore and suggestions. We felt like neighbors. The area is wonderful and quiet compared to... More 

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Morrisonville, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Of the mom and pop motels I've stayed at, this by far rates five-stars; in the full continuum of accomodations I'm still rating it a four. John and Debra run a wonderful little place; sparkling clean in the quiet working hamlet of Cape Porpoise, comfortable beds in renovated (but yes, smallish) rooms, lots of good things to have with your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The Cape Porpoise Motel may be small but it is a gem. John and Deb are the perfect hosts. The rooms are spotlessly clean and have everything you need: full fridge & freezer, microwave, TV and nice firm comfy beds. We spent two nights and you could hear a pin drop after 9 PM. The continental breakfast is excellent -... More 

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Dover, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed at the Cape Porpoise while on our way to Lubec Maine. It is less then 10 minutes from the center of Kennebunkport, situated on a dry, quiet road. This is a plain jane looking motel, and clearly the buildings were not made with amenities in mind, but the managers definitely put effort into making it a comfortable place... More 

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Stone Ridge, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I attended a wedding and stayed at this motel which was close to the church and reception. The motel has 7 rooms and a cottage. It looks rundown on the outside but once you stepped into the room it was very clean and well taken care of. The bed was excellent. I would stay at this motel again as the... More 

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Somerville, MA
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wonderful property, great owners, VERY clean unit. We stayed in the one bedroom unit that allowed dogs. It was quite dated and very small, but spotless. Even though it was small, the unit had everything needed for a very nice stay. Restaurants, convenience stores arei within walking distance, along with great places to walk a dog. My dog is a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

this spot is perfect for unusual lengths of stay ie. very short, or something not simply in weeks (which is what you need to rent an ordinary cottage); its also very friendly and clean and well located; from here you can cycle quite a ways in any direction ... eg. to the beach or into Kennebunkport, or further ... v.easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We booked there because we wanted something quiet to relax away from the crowded places and we were happy we did , the place is very clean , the continental breakfast is perfect , John is a hardworking man he doesnt seem to stop , and Deb is always smiling and ready to help , we will come back for... More 

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