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Seaside Inn

80 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04046
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Upton, Ma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn has two floors but children are not allowed to stay in second floor rooms. But the rooms on the second floor have a much better ocean view. I've stayed on both floors and prefer the top floor. Rooms are spacious, bathroom is small but acceptable. Some aspects of the rooms are frayed a bit at the edges but... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your return trip to The Seaside. It was a cold March and hope when you return again you can enjoy the beach. Thank you. More 

Austerlitz, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went here for a romantic valentines getaway with my gf and we loved everything about this place it was our first time here staff was great room was comfortable and the hot tub over looking the ocean is a great touch. We will definitely be coming back this summer.

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your getaway with us. Even with the blizzard it was a beautiful weekend. You have to try us this summer. It is so nice just to walk across our lawn onto the beach. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed here in the dead of winter. Inn is very comfortable: while quaint, also some modern amenities. Breakfast was hearty and tasty, especially the freshly baked muffins and the good bowl of oatmeal. Given the season, it was also blissfully quiet, allowing time for reflection and rest. Staff is friendly and very efficient, and helpful about local restaurants and... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I apologize for not getting back to you quicker. The winter really is a nice time of year here in the Kennebunks. It is quiet but you can still enjoy the area. We hope to welcome you back again. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed here in the off season just before Thanksgiving. The hotel was mostly empty so we had a great rate for an premium oceanfront room. It's an older small boutique hotel that has been kept up and aged well and has a lot of character and history. The bath could use a remodel and it shows the wear of... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

We are happy that you found us and you enjoyed your stay at The Seaside. You are right the view from the second floor north side it the best. I was standing up there yesterday and even in the frigid temperature the sun on the deck heats up so much we were able to sit down to watch the surf... More 

Woburn, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What can we possibly say about the AMAZING Seaside Inn in Kennebunkport, in that charming little town, on that amazing stretch of beach. WOW WOW.. Our very first visit was l8 years ago on a very cold February day, we were being shown the the rooms on the second floor, (oceanview) and there was April cleaning one of the room... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Diane and John we missed you both this year as well. Nancy was saying she thought she remembered you had other commitments. Well Holmes will have plenty of trees next year waiting for you. Thank you so much for your kind words. We do look forward to seeing you each time we see your name on the chart. Have a... More 

USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in late December 2014. We were in a first floor, oceanview room, and we really could see the ocean over the back lawn that separates the motel from the beach. It was great to be able to just walk right out to the beach every morning and afternoon for a stroll, and the sunrises... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

The walk across the lawn onto the beach is so nice. When we need a quick break we sneak down there. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The heat in the room was fixed. The zone head had to be replaced and that was done. We have also added charging ports to each room so there are both outlets... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You feel welcome just making your reservations on the phone, and even more so when you arrive,very warm and inviting feeling great place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of Monday through friday just steps from a beautiful beach to walk or just sit and relax.A short walk to kennebunkport for specialty shops a d great... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

It is nice to hear that you were able to relax during your latest trip to The Seaside. We try to maintain a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The staff really does look forward to when our guests walk through the front door. They try their best to make each person feel at home. We hope to see you again... More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Second time through and again on 1st floor ocean side. Rooms are a bit dated but we knew that. (tho 2nd floor nicely re done). I cant urge you enough to book ocean side as only a small lawn separates you from a great rocky maine beach! The Maine water pressure continues to underwhelm me and the bathrooms are small,... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed another stay with us at The Seaside Inn. The second floor rooms have an amazing view of the ocean where the first floor oceanfront rooms have the lawn between you and the water. We are updating more rooms but it is funny, our returning guests want some of the rooms to stay exactly as... More 

Utica, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The hotel was as advertised in terms of relative closeness to the beach. As one knows a sandy beach in Maine is often hard to find. Seaside has just such a beach. It was lovely to take a walk despite the cool temps. The breakfast in the morning was also very nice and fresh. The down side....the beds were hard... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your time on the beach. No matter what the temperature is if the sun is shining a walk on the beach is always pleasant. I am sorry you did not like our mattresses or pillows. Next time please let us know. We could have moved you to a room with a softer mattress if that... More 

embden, maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love New England and everything that exemplifies quintessential "seaside" vacations. At less than a mile from downtown makes the inn's location perfect. The rooms are sparkling clean and very spacious. The staff was amazingly friendly and welcoming. Mornings in the breakfast room was delightful and the muffins were wonderfully homemade, warm and plentiful. Fresh fruit, Irish oatmeal and many... More 

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seasidekennebunk, Owner at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for your kind words and we are all happy that you enjoyed your stay. I can't stress enough that we have the best staff of any other establishment. Every one of them truly tries to make our guests feel at home and comfortable. When I just walked through the breakfast room a moment ago, I... More 

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