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Franciscan Guest House

26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
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Franciscan Guest House
Ranked #5 of 6 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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Comerio, Italy
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Jupiter, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Very simple accomodations, but comfortable and clean. The breakfast is quite plentiful and at times there are Lithuanian dinners served which is a real treat. The grounds are beautiful and serene. A very short walk to town restaurants and shops. Also close to the beaches.

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Musty smelling rooms, old mattresses, no maid service, breakfast is supposed to be included, but they ask for a donation for hot foods. If you can not provide better service for the amount of money you charge you need a better Business Manager. Please take Franciscan off you name. Franciscans treat people with respect.

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a gem. Beautiful grounds, clean rooms, enough modernity to make it very comfortable, Such good value for money, superb breakfast, a peaceful retreat where materialism and tips are relegated to background irrelevance. Supposedly non-profit making ( I believe this) you come away with a rosy outlook on people. One of the best value for money places ever, the work... More

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Weare, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband and I appreciate simplicity and serenity-- two qualities we found at the Franciscan Guest House, which is adjacent to a monastery with lovely walking paths and a view of the Kennebunk River. I have had a stressful, hectic summer, so enjoyed the beautiful grounds and the quiet of the woods and shoreline. The rooms are clean, bathrooms amply... More

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New Hampshire
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We just returned home from a weekend stay at the Franciscan guesthouse. The location is great it is just a 15 min walk in to town where the shops are a 15 minute walk to the beach. The grounds are very nice with paths that take you around to different statues or out to the river, it is a very... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

While the property is prime location, within walking distance to town and the beaches, the Franciscan Guest House has a lot to be desired. You feel like you are living in a dorm room all over again, but this time the rooms are musty, outdated, and in desperate need of new mattresses. I was aware that this was not a... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I can't believe the good reviews this place has received. I stayed there June, 2012 and I could barely breath the room was so musty. This was on the second floor of the main house. I asked the worker to come smell my room and she said she couldn't smell anything as she was used to working there. She said... More

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Also Known As:
Franciscan Guest House Hotel
Franciscan Guest House Hotel Kennebunk
Franciscan Hotel Kennebunk
Franciscan Guest House Kennebunk, Maine
Address: 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An affordable, comfortable and clean option for the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. Simple basic 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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