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Shorelands Guest Resort

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   Route 9, PO Box 769, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
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Ranked #9 of 15 Kennebunk B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Jane A Northborough, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Northborough, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent two days and nights at Shorelands Beach Cottages this summer with our grandchildren, ages ten and six. We all loved the pool, the gardens, the playground, and the congeniality of the multi-cultural staff and guests. The cottage was all we needed to make us feel as though we were back in time in Maine. Simplicity, charm and snug... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My extended family has been coming every year for 20 years and Sonja has always treated us well. It’s all about location. It’s a short walk down a quiet road to one of the best and least crowded beaches in Maine - Parsons beach. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is not far down route 9. The kids love the pool... More

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Shorelands, Manager at Shorelands Guest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you So Much, David, for taking the time to give us your opinion. We do enjoy hosting your extended family here, and look forward to the 'next' 20 years!! More

Fargo, North Dakota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a review here by Elsa O. that is on the mark. It is not fair to label this resort in a negative light, I used Hotels.com and these people I am unhappy with. If a person uses an agency and something is wrong with a motel, we should be allowed to voice our concerned receive some compensation. I... More

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Denver, Iowa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Me and my wife stayed here for a vacation at this resort with our small dog. The room was small and barely had room to walk around. The door was breaking so there was a draft. Electrical outlets shocked me when I tried to plug something into the wall. Refrigerator didn't even keep food cool. Nor did the freezer. The... More

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Shorelands, Owner at Shorelands Guest Resort, responded to this review

I am very concerned with Trip Advisor reviews. There is no filter to separate wheat from chaff. We are currently not open and were traveling and could not respond. So this review IN FEBRUARY for a last AUGUST visit puzzled me!! What took 6 mos to state their dissatisfaction? Can I object to this bad language as character assassination? First... More

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Norwalk, CT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you want to experience the Maine seashore in its natural state, this is the place for you. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge property is right across the road, and the beach access is right through the marsh (on a paved road). Be aware that the private property owners who share the beach road are paranoid about enforcing the rules.... More

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Utica, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Be carefull I knew going into the hotel that it was a non-smoking room! and two days later they charged my CC a $100 fee for the room smelling like smoke. I do in fact smoke but I smoked outside, and when my husband called he spoke with Sonja and she was very NASTY to him and hung the phone... More

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Shorelands, Manager at Shorelands Guest Resort, responded to this review

All of our units are Smoke Free. It states this on our web site, on our room keys, and on the Non Smoking Decal on each door. When a guest checks in, they are also informed of this on the registration card, and they sign their name under a note stating "$100 cleaning fee will be charged for smoke in... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were placed into a shack with neighbors all around us and two on top, unlike the cottage we saw in the photos. The washroom had a light hanging by one screw with a fan rattling above. If the other screw was in there would be no venting. The air conditioner did not work and the room smelled like mold.... More

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Shorelands, Manager at Shorelands Guest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in reviewing us. We are sorry you did NOT voice your concerns to us while you were our guests. Possibly we could have helped, we most certainly would have tried to make your stay more comfortable. We are not in the city, so it is possible to encounter animals, since we are totally surrounded by... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

What you get: A reasonably priced no-frills one-room cottage with a stove and a refrigerator a 5-minute drive from Kennebunkport. There are approximately 15-20 of these cottages along in a semicircular driveway/parking lot. There’s an outdoor (unheated) pool and some bikes and other equipment you can borrow free of charge. What you don’t get: Anything more than the basics –... More

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Shorelands, Manager at Shorelands Guest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your time for these comments. we do appreciate this. I am a little confused about your comments regarding the walk to the beach. I am over twice your age and walk there regularly with my 9 & 10 year old grandchildren. It has never talken us more than 15 minutes, including visiting the horses along... More

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is our third year now. First of all, the beds are more comfortable than the ones at home! The full-size fridge (a first for us this year) came in handy. The people who clean the rooms and tidy the grounds are very hard-working. We couldn't let them in to clean as much this year due to the fact we... More

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Shorelands, Owner at Shorelands Guest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for using some of your time to give us this review. We do appreciate it very much, and hope to have you as our guests again. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This hotel/ motel is a combination of owned condos and motel rooms. The best part of this place was the location. Walking distance to parson's beach, which is a beautiful quiet (away from the hustle and bussle of other kennebunkport eaches bc of limited parking) spot. We were in a double room which was teeny tiny. We really only slept... More

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Address: Route 9, PO Box 769, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Shorelands Guest Resort 2*
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A typical southern Maine Cottage Complex, providing casual country comfort, close to a beautiful beach. We are upgrading several of our cottages each year, so please ask when making reservations. Our 'standard' cottage rooms come with double murphy beds. Queen and King beds in upgraded units. Newest units are cottage condos. Wireless internet throughout. ... more   less 
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