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Franciscan Guest House

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26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
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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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Quincy, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I love this place and look forward to staying there again. It's not one of those fancy hotels where you ring for room service and get fresh towels delivered to you everyday, it's more like your friend bought a motel and invited you to stay there. Your not going to ask your friend to bring you towels everyday, but your... More

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Chicago IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This place is offers a spacious campus-like setting and a great location -- a 10 minute walk to the beach, less to restaurants and shopping in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. It's quiet, as you'd expect of a monastery. Rooms are a bit spartan, but the staff is congenial and helpful, and the free breakfast is excellent. Free parking. At these rates,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

It is with great regret that I need to write negatively about the Franciscan Guest House. After visiting this guest house annually for the last 15 years all that has changed is the cost to stay there. Once touted as Kennebukport's hidden secret, this location appears to have dome nothing to keep pace with the modern conveniences of even the... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

...but, didn't expect them to be...the beauty of this place is in the grounds, the fantastic location (close to beach AND town) and the very lovely, helpful, sweet staff. breakfast buffet was just so nicely done. would highly recommend if you're not a "luxury accomodations" type person! great value.

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Lucky for me I made it back to the Franciscan Guest House this spring. I attended my second retreat. I just love this place. It is located on the most serene and peaceful property. The staff at the guest house is so kind. For a real treat attend Sunday mass. Fr. John Bacevicius is the most WONDERFUL man. He delivers... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

A recent quilt retreat at the Franciscan Guest House not only provided me with a sense of peace but a completed quilt top too! The rooms are simple, yet comfortable, and very quiet. Very pleasant are the people who go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Ivo was very helpful, from bringing in your luggage, to setting... More

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New York
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25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

The Franciscan Guest House is a special place. The accommodations are basic, clean, very simple. I usually stay at higher end resorts, but the most special retreat brought me to the guest house with my mother, aunt and cousin. I just LOVED it! The grounds are spectacular. The people that run the establishment are kind and warm. The location is... More

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Salem, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I discovered the Franciscan Guest House quite by accident and glad that I did. The Monks and their staff's mission is to warmly welcome all who come there and make a recreational staff affordable for singles, couples and families. The rooms are neat, tidy, clean and basic. I found the beds quite comfortable. The breakfast experience was, perhaps, the best... More

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Lake Worth. FL
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

What a delightful getaway! But if you're visiting and from the south, pay the extra fee and get central heating in one of the buildings that has this convenience. The grounds are awesome with walking trails and views of the ocean and fabulous religious statuary. Convenient to Kennebunkport and an assortment of restaurants and shops. Fabulous place to visit!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

I would definatly go back. The bed's were comfortable, there was WiFi, tea, complimentry breakfast, and lovely pool. The only problem was, was that the room was a little filthy. The mirror on the back of the door was so dirty, the sink wouldn't turn off unless you pushed it a certain way, and there wasn't a really strong wifi... More

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Additional Information about Franciscan Guest House

Address: 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 65
Also Known As:
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Franciscan Hotel Kennebunk
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