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Franciscan Guest House

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26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Franciscan Guest House

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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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North Billerica, Massachusetts
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm writing this largely in response to the one- and two-star reviews. I've stayed at the Franciscan Guest House several times, and I've always been happy with the accommodations. The facilities are renovated rooms from the days when this was 1) a private manor house, and 2) a Catholic boys' school. The manor house and attendant buildings were built in... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I challenge you to find a hotel that is just 10 minutes walk from everything you could want, and averages $200 per night less than any hotel in this highly rated tourist area... the Kennebunks of Maine! A hot-breakfast is only $3, all other food and refreshments are free - included in the hotel fee. To keep costs down, no... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Love Love the Franciscan Guest House. The rooms are spacious, clean and the price is entirely right. There is quiet and peace on the grounds and with a short walk to the right - you are at the beach; to the left, you are in the Prt ready for fod and shopping. The staff is gracious and accomodating. Best... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those looking for prices, I can give you approximate prices. If staying before July, it will be about $80 as that is the low season. In the high season, from July to the end of August, it will be about $130. That includes a breakfast, it is a buffet breakfast also. very enjoyable.

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albuquerque, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I stayed here with my family as a kid during the Lithuanian Ateitis week and my review is somewhat biased in that this place puts me in touch with dear childhood memories. However, now as an adult, the place has not changed much which is a good thing, yet I can appreciate it so much more. The location is the... More 

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02360
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This property is very unusual, & not for everyone. It came recommended by a family member who stayed there. The location is great, about a mile to a very nice beach, and less than a mile to downtown. The staff was very friendly, and the grounds are beautiful. The building is dated, but does the job. We lucked-out by getting... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Guest House 2 or 3 times a year for over 10 years and enjoy our experience more each time we go. We also bring people with us and they are very happy to have found a treasure like the Franciscan Guest House. We feel great to be able to recommend the Guest... More 

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Randolph, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A hidden gem,,,,walking the grounds is relaxing, spiritual and refreshing. The location is near the beach and downtown ( walk to both)..The Room is simple,perfect and affordable. The staff are friendly. A remarkable place to visit and will make sure to return in the future

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Macon, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was traveling the coast of Maine with my two sisters, one brother and my mother. At the Francisican we were able to get a three bedroom, one bathroom, one living room combo so we could all stay together. This was a great option for us and was also VERY affordable considering the other area hotels that I checked. The... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I stayed at the Franciscan Guest House for a weekend getaway, specifically in the Kretinga upstairs suite. I was surprised at the poor repair of the rooms - patches of rug missing, unfinished walls, burns in the duvets. The breakfast was decent, plenty of breads and cereals but the proteins in the form of cold cuts and egg casseroles were... More 

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