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26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
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Franciscan Guest House
Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Kennebunk
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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178 reviews 178 reviews
34 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not stay here but spent an hour wandering around the grounds. They have some beautiful shrines set amongst lovely gardens. The chapel has some very nice stained glass windows. Worth a visit. One sad thing... some of the relics which were behind glass have been stolen. Couldn't believe that someone would do that.

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Bronx, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place in the Kennebunks for access to the ocean, river, town, restaurants. Salt water pool, delicious breakfasts, acres of beautiful grounds, privacy (no maid service), and friendly staff make this the best buy anywhere. No fancy Victorian furnishings, but AC and cable TV provide all the comfort needed for a beach vacation.

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Fairfax, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Franciscan Guest House accommodations are a hybrid cottage-type/motel room model. It is modest so if you want the Ritz look elsewhere. But it is terrific and has the best of both worlds: serene, quiet lodging nestled in the grounds of a monastery (an added value for us Catholics) yet within walking distance of the vibrant, bustling Dock Square of... More

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Monument, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

There's not much to say about a guest house that I am assuming used to be some sort of church grounds. Our room was opposite the "gym" with a monastery down the street and crosses on the walls through out the building. The staff were all nice and accommodating (we checked in at 10:30pm) and there was a basic breakfast... More

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Tolland, Connecticut, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A little dated but such a great value I can overlook it. Inexpensive, clean, beach passes available for a rediculously low cost, inexpensive breakfast and dinner available as well. Great location - walking distance to Gooch's Beach and the Port. I've stayed here with my family twice in the past few years and will definitely come back.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have heard about the inn from friends who own in the area. We had a high school graduation to go to in Portland early one morning so we drove up to Kennebunk early the morning before the graduation. Our room was ready when we arrive, nothing fancy, but a bed, tv on the wall and a full bathroom that... More

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Port Orange, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a simple guest house type facility that was clean and welcoming. You do not get maid service, but you can get clean towels and linens from a linen closet open 24/7. Free wifi, but it sometimes struggled to meet demand. The free breakfast buffet was continental in nature, with home made breads. Not fancy, but it was fresh... More

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Comerio, Italy
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I consider that "The Franciscan Guess House" is a good place( VERY CLOSE TO THE OCEAN), where to you can stay, whether you are in vacations, a business trip, a religious retreat or just passing by. As the name tell us: "Guest House". It is a place where you help yourself, not a place where you will have certain kind... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Thus place is the worst. We hated coming back to our room every night. Air conditioner was inadequate for the room, the room was stuck in a 1930's time warp & no matter how much money you can save, it is not worth it.

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Rochester, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Let what you value most guide you. If part of your travel pleasure comes from beautiful décor and sumptuous bedding you will be disappointed. The fairly spacious rooms are clean and most have two full size beds and a private bath but there are no frills. If you are staying several days and want clean sheets you are welcome to... More

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Address: 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Franciscan Guest House Hotel Kennebunk
Franciscan Hotel Kennebunk
Franciscan Guest House Kennebunk, Maine

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An affordable, comfortable and clean option for the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. Simple, dated, plain rooms but a beautiful location next to St. Anthony's Monastery Estate, only 15 minutes to the beach by foot or drive in two and use the parking permit you get with your room. Full continental buffet; outdoor refreshing saltwater pool, free parking, A/C in every room, refrigerators now in most rooms at no additional charge. Supper available in peak season. ... more   less 
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