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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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Boston1978Boston1978
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

July visit to Kennebunk Maine. Staff are all very welcoming and ambiance is calming. It's not fancy but is functional in every aspect. They were willing to allow me to book a one night stay instead of two night minimum which most other hotels in the beach areas during July and August enforce. My boyfriend and I did have the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a guest house not a hotel. The guests have to not expect to be waited on hand a foot, ie don't get butthurt when you have to pick up your breakfast dishes and take them to the window where they wash them. Quiet, very basic rooms. Decor is dated, but rooms are very clean. Front desk staff was... More 

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North Billerica, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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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
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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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