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“Another great Christmas Prelude weekend!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fontenay Terrace Motel

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Fontenay Terrace Motel
128 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043   |  
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Ranked #13 of 27 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Beverly Hills, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Another great Christmas Prelude weekend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We had a wonderful extended weekend at the Fontennay Terrace, from the warm welcome to the heartfelt goodbyes! The room was warm and comfortable with so many extra touches...a lit Christmas tree in the room when we arrived, a beautiful live poinsettia plant in the window, home made cookies in a china plate on our table, and wonderful hospitality from Paula and David! The beds were comfortable, and it was obvious that the owners liked to please their guests! They were friendly and helpful, and we have already made a reservation for our summer visit!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We enjoyed our stay and were made so very welcome. The room was large and very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The location was perfect - quiet and relaxing but close to all the amenities. Ideal for mature couples.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our second time at this property. Wonderful location. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and you can't beat the price. We will definitely come back. Owners are very nice and friendly. Facility is a few short steps away from the ocean. Great quality at a great price = great value. Quiet, peaceful and a better deal than a resort property that you would have to pay for at a higher price.

Susan and Tom Mayo
Virginia Beach, VA

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Capital region NYS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is our 6th year of returning to the Fontenay Terrace Motel. This is a clean comfortable independent motel that is consistent in all categories.Although this may not be the best choice for families with young children or infants due to having no pool, playground etc, it is an excellent choice for couples. It is comfortable and quiet. We are walkers and enjoy the mile plus walk into the heart of town and other scenic locations. The owners are very friendly, helpful people who are more than willing to share their local knowledge and always add to our stay in a warm way.Our son is now attending college in Maine and the Fontenay Terrace Motel will continue to be a most pleasant stop as we drive him to and from upstate New York. Thank you Fontenay for dependability, cleanliness and warm "down home" hospitality which is often absent from large chains and resorts.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Once again, a restful, peaceful and inspiring trip to the Fontenay Terrace. It proves itself a gem each time I go, and as always, the Fontenay offers clean, comfortable and accomodating rooms. Although, to it's advantage, it is out of the way of all the hustle and bustle, it is only a short walk to the village for shopping, restaurants, fishing, boating and the beach. Also a short walk north on Ocean Drive is the historic St. Ann's Church and the Bush family ocean home. Thank you David and Paula for another comfortable stay. It is never long enough. See you in the spring.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I've stayed at four other lodgings in Kennebunkport over the last 20 years and Fontenay Terrace has become my favorite. It's far enough from Dock Square so you're away from the hustle and bustle of those on bus tours, but close enough that you can walk there for a meal, whale watching, or shopping. In the other direction is the shoreline and you can take wonderful walks that always present something new. The rooms are very comfortable and have both microwaves and small, dorm-size refrigerators ideal for chilling some wine and/or cheese or keeping cream for your morning coffee. After a busy day, it's a treat to sit outside your room and read or just relax.

The hosts, David and Paula, are always very welcoming and have great advice on things to do and where to eat.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lillian, Alabama
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

This is a perfect place to stay in Kennebunkport. It is close enough to walk to town and only a block from the beach. We were lucky enough to get room number 8 which has a picture window overlooking the inlet. I did not see the other rooms, but we were glad to spend a little extra to have the end unit. Any room should be nice. The common areas offer views of the small inlet and pretty grounds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Wish we had more than one night to stay! A great long walk along the waterfront will bring you past beautiful homes and the Bush Compound. We also enjoyed eating at Mabel's which is right next door. Don't believe the other reviews. We had a great meal at Mabel's. Order the local fish. You can't go wrong.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fontenay Terrace Motel

Address: 128 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #13 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
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Fontenay Terrace Motel Kennebunkport, Maine

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