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The Cape Porpoise Motel

12 Mills Rd., PO Box 7218, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME 04014
The Cape Porpoise Motel
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
6 helpful votes 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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Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Cape Porpoise Motel. Having been to the Kennebunks before, and never having explored Cape Porpoise, this was the perfect home base. Close to everything! Clean, quiet, and had all the amenities we could need. And the hosts and their pets are lovely! This is our new go-to place for our stays any where... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We've stayed at this simple, clean, nicely kept motel several times, and were always impressed by the friendly and personal touch that John and Debra provide. Despite being returning guests who always left our room in good shape, we were surprised to learn this year that our dog was not welcome. We had made reservations for later in the summer... More 

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