We stayed at the Colony for a 5-day reunion. As it was built in 1904, you had to expect that it would be a little rustic. Our room had been refurbished yet retained some of the rustic character of an earlier era...10-foot ceilings, new varnished pine floors, floral wallpaper, baseboard heaters in bedroom & bath with individual thermostats, no air conditioning but a ceiling fan. There were no TVs in any of the rooms. A pedistal sink in the bath plus toilet and a shower/tub combination. The queen bed had an old-fashion headboard with posts about 6 feet high. Unfortunately, everytime we moved, the posts hit the wall so we had to pull the bed away from the wall by about 6 inches which then prevented the bathroom door from fully opening. The floor creaked but what wouldn't after 95 years?. We also had an old-fashioned upright dresser whose drawers smelled musty like a genuine antique.
The complimentary breakfast was great. Typically, it offered scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, blueberry pancakes to die for, assorted pastries, coffee, tea, juices and just about everything else one could wish for. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive to our needs.
Being late in the season, the only evening meals offered were in the bar downstairs. We ate there just once and found the food to be good but a bit overpriced. (We ate another dinner at a lobster house a block down the street (delicous!) and two other meals upstairs as part of our reunion).
The hotel grounds were kept up very nicely. They had an outdoor saltwater pool kept at about 84 degrees but we did not partake. We had access to the hotel's private beach which was fun to explore. It also had a large conference room on the grounds which we used for our meetings. The center of town, about a 20 minute walk, offered more restaurants, antiques, and gift shops.
In summary, the Colony Hotel is for those that want a restful stay yet don't mind a rustic setting.
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- Colony Hotel Kennebunkport
- Colony Hotel Maine
- Colony Hotel Kennebunkport, Maine
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