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The Breakwater Inn and Spa

127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
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Ranked #18 of 27 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
pmax57 Midlothian, Virginia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Midlothian, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were celebrating our 35th anniversary for a 3 night stay in Maine. After reading a lot of the favorable reviews we booked at the Breakwater. Our room was a perfect size for us, clean and decorated beautifully to fit a waterside inn. The staff was very friendly and helpful, but not overbearing. We were served drinks... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a 2 day stay in a King water view room in the original building.Upscale however the bathrooms need to be renovated. Great location on Ocean Drive in a quiet and peaceful area. Walk to beach and watch boat traffic in and out of marina. The inclusive continental breakfast is bountiful and nicely presented. I would definitely return

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Naples, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To begin, there are 2 buildings on the property which is located on the harbor. We stood in the northern building and it seemed old and not up-to-date. The other building seemed newer and maybe more recently updated. The complementary breakfast was wonderful and the staff was working hard to make us happy especially Bethany. The room was small so... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I decided to take a nice relaxing family trip to Kennebunkport. From the amazing pictures on their website we decided to stay at the Breakwater Inn and Spa and splurge for the insanely expensive "waterside cottage" .. for "privacy & luxury" as stated on the site. Well, what a joke! First of all, you are literally... More

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Morganville, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say the the Breakwater Inn and Spa does not live up to its name. The hotel rooms while spacious had very small bathroom and vanity area. The massage was good my wife said but they offered nothing in the way of real spa services other than a Nice locker room. The steam room in both locker rooms where... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sweetheart and I came across The Breakwater by mistake and we are so grateful we did. This quaint Inn in Kennebunkport appeared to be off the beaten track of the busy downtown. The view was second to anything we have ever seen anywhere. We had dinner that night and the food was fabulous. The room we so comfortable we... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We arrived to be greeted by a very attentive and friendly staff member. Our room was very large for an Inn. It seemed even larger since it was sparsely furnished. We had a water view. The room was very clean. The bathroom was small and only partially updated. But that didn't matter to us. Each morning we were greeted by... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Comfortable and clean facilities. Modern amenities. Stayed with husband and 3 children (ages 13, 10, 7). There are two buildings, we stayed in the Spa building which seems to be newer. Loved that they had complementary bikes (adult size only), beach chairs and towels and canoes for our use. Made for a great weekend trip. We also took advantage of... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Kennebunkport a few times and decided to try a different hotel for this visit. We booked online through their own website and not through one of the many travel discount sites. I can best describe the experience at the Breakwater Inn & Spa as a man who had one hand in the oven and... More

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17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The location is outstanding, with a inclibed lawn leading to the main canal into the port, us the place ti sit and see all the water activity of the city. Very good bar and dining hall, very courteous staff and nicely appointed rooms. Try to get a first floor room with a terrace, the view and afternoon sun make it... More

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Address: 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Built in the 1880's, The Breakwater Inn & Spa is one of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts, located right on the Kennebunk River waterfront. Experience our chic water view inn rooms, cottages or spa rooms as you indulge in exclusive signature spa treatments in our luxury spa complex. Delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. ... more   less 
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