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Franciscan Guest House

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26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
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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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Oak Park, Illinois
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is quite worn out. All the furniture is very old an beat up. The mattresses are very old as are the pillows. I spent 2 night and it was not comfortable. The place is clean and walking distance to a very very nice beach and to Kennebunk and Kennebunk Port. The grounds are beautiful and there is a... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was simple and modest but very clean. TV and air conditioner worked fine. The joy of the visit is a toss up between the beautiful and clean salt water pool and the WONDERFUL breakfast and dinner buffets. The cook is gifted. All staff are friendly and helpful. We have already made reservations for next summer and on the... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our fourth visit to the Franciscan Guest House, which include my wife and I and our five children. With each visit we delight in the sharing of simple time together asa family. The accommodations in the Kredinga suite were clean and spartan, quiet and convenient to Gooch's Beach. Breakfasts continue to be the stellar attraction, prepared by an... More 

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Montreal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 2 weeks we had stayed at Goose Rocks beach at a lovely rental However ,we had to leave on Sat am As we had a wedding on Sunday ,we booked into the Franciscan guest house We anticipated a simple clean room in a tranquil spot We got a run down small marginal room .When we arrived we noted a... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean accomodations, friendly and helpful staff. Walking distance to downtown area and beaches. Reasonably priced. Rooms had TV, refrigerator and AC. Private bath with plenty of hot water. Who could ask for more? No daily maid service, but clean towels are available (if you pick them up). Not a romantic getaway location, but great if you are looking for a... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a weekend vacation badly and I was able to score a room at the Franciscan Guest house both both Friday and Saturday nights - although we had to change rooms. The price was very reasonable - and the location can't be beat. The people are extremely nice and helpful, the breakfast good, the serene location fabulous - all... More 

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Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our annual mother/daughter trip to Kennebunk. We had stayed at the Franciscan Guest House previously, and thought it was a good value. We had had rooms in the main house, but this year, we ended up with a room in the White House, a cottage with 8 small rooms. It is directly across from the front porch of... More 

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Boston1978Boston1978
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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 July 1, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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