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The Tides Beach Club

254 Kings Highway, Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046 (Formerly Tides Inn By-The-Sea)
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is wonderful. Friendly staff, modern, sophisticated coastal decor, and beachfront location make it a perfect get-away. The free bikes were perfect for a leisurely ride around the neighborhood, or to the pools over at Hidden Pond. I loved that we could do as much or as little as we wanted. We chose to alternate our time between the... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place, with generally great service and great atmosphere. The location is ideal, right across from the beach, where you can loll away the day. Good drinks and food (we especially loved the lunches, which are huge and sharable and can be served at the beach, inside at the Inn or on the beautiful front porch). Thanks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great spot located across the beach, friendly people, clean rooms and amazing food... What else can you ask for. Definitely recommend the watermelon Cosmo, shrimp cocktail and lobster dinner, BEST lobster I've ever had!! Can't wait to return next summer!

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Sutton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming hotel on the Beach at Goose Rocks. Very comfortable room in a fully renovated old beach hotel in Maine. Very calm rooms in the back. Three floors without elevator is good exercise... Service is smiling and sympathetic though lacking professional knowledge for a high-end hotel.

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5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way back from Portland to Boston, we stayed at The Tides Beach Club for the weekend in the Adler Suite. We had considered several other hotels but the Tides was the onliy one right on the beach and since it was named by Travel and Leisure as "One of the Ten Best Inns in America" it seemed like... More

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Newport Center, Vermont
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been traveling to Kennebunkport ME for many years. We usually stay at the Colony Hotel. When our children were younger, as well as in their teens, the top floor of the Gallant House with three bedrooms was perfect for us. Now that my husband and I are empty nesters we searched the internet this summer... More

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TBCManager, General Manager at The Tides Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Leanne D: Thank you for giving The Tides Beach Club a try for a change of pace. I am so glad that you found nirvana at the TBC! That is the ultimate compliment. Our staff works hard and maintains a positive attitude throughout the day -- our team feeds off of the energy of the guests, so thank you... More

Westborough, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 2 nights/3 days at the Tides. It has a great location across the street from a very nice sandy beach matching well with the relaxed charm of a beachside inn. One does need to note that you are about 15 minutes from the town itself but for us, this was perfect as we get the... More

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TBCManager, General Manager at The Tides Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear wwbob: Thank you for sharing a review from your recent visit to Goose Rocks Beach. You bring up a great point about our proximity to town. We certainly aren't in the center of Dock Square, but for guests looking to balance a sense of relaxation as well as the charm that the center of town brings, we feel we're... More

Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in the Jonathan Adler suite in August 2014 (Room 202).The room was beautifully decorated and had ample space with a king size bed and large sitting area with couch. But the balcony with two comfy rocking chairs and view of the beach made this room. From the moment we arrived the staff was warm and welcoming... More

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TBCManager, General Manager at The Tides Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Emily: Thank you for taking the chance to share your review from your one-night getaway to the Tides. I am so pleased to know that you found the staff to be accommodating and the food to be top notch. We work hard to think one step ahead to meet and exceed the needs of our guests. I agree that... More

Trumbull, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was our first time staying at the Tides( last four years we have stayed at Hidden Pond) and it won't be the last. We LOVED everything about this cute little hideaway. The front desk staff is amazing. They are smiley and helpful and seem happy to be working across from one of the most tranquil and beautiful beaches in... More

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TBCManager, General Manager at The Tides Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear gottchagirl: I am very excited to know that you enjoyed your time at The Tides just as much as your previous visits to Hidden Pond. The best part, as I'm sure you loved, was the ability to take full advantage of both resorts' amenities. Thank you for taking a moment to mention the great team of employees that we... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We love brief, but intense escapes from daily routines, and this perfectly fills that need. The service is superb, the surroundings gorgeous, the food delectable (don't miss the Maine blueberry muffin at breakfast), and the staff, like everything else about the Tides, is easy-on-the-eyes. The hardest thing about the Tides is leaving to come home.

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TBCManager, General Manager at The Tides Beach Club, responded to this review

Dear Wordsman781: The title of your review is just great (and an extremely high compliment -- thank you!). I think you said it best -- an intense escape from the routine is exactly what we aim to deliver. Thank you for the kind feedback on our staff, both in terms of their service levels as well as their dashing good... More

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Address: 254 Kings Highway, Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046 (Formerly Tides Inn By-The-Sea)
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
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With stellar ocean views of one of the Northeast's most gorgeous beaches, The Tides Beach Club offers a high-end yet casual beach style resort with terrific dining, an vibrant cocktail bar and exceptional beach amenities. ... more   less 
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