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The Breakwater Inn and Spa
127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046   |  
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Ranked #16 of 25 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
New London, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Warm welcome and attentive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We were warmly welcomed at the entrance by the desk clerk, personally escorted to our room by a young lady who insisted on helping to carry our bags up the three short flights of stairs to our room (no elevator.) The room was huge, with a two-chair sitting area and great views of the river and the ocean. Well stocked bathroom with great robes. Buffet breakfast included a hot entree each morning, with attentive staff to keep a hot cup of coffee refilled. Staff provided information in response to our every question--and we had many--and they seemed to enjoy being responsive.

All in all a very comfortable, pleasant seaside experience. We'd come back again in a moment.

Room Tip: Room 7 is on the 3rd floor in the old inn, away from the spa building...and we did not have to go ou...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Spent a weekend in Kennebunkport and picked this place. Great staff, beautiful views and decent continental breakfast. My only complaints would be very spotty to no Wi-fi and noisy people right outside the inn at 1AM. With no overnight desk staff, there's no one else to call but the cops, and we weren't doing that. But it was loud enough to wake us both from a sound sleep with the A/C on. We would go back anyway, we just wouldn't stay in that room(overlooks the parking lot and dock). Pretty pricy, but a nice weekend getaway. Worth checking out.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had planned a westward trip but got kaboshed with government shutdown of the parks so we tried to get a last minute New England vacation planned and signed up with these folks when we knew they had availability during our time-frame What a great surprise. Room and hotel very secluded and quiet, free breakfast included world class and varied quiches and Inn located a nice, romantic 1.5 mile walk to see the Bush compound and other magnificent homes along the shore. Our room by request was on top floor and reminded me of my dormer room when I was a kid, except they either modified the upper floors or constructed it originally to include a greater ceiling height and it worked. Nice Nautical decor, good shower pressure, comfy bed, so we were most pleased and would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had a great stay here. The rooms are very nice, clean and huge! Molton Brown products which are a treat. The staff was extremely kind and attentive. Lots of amenities like robes and a beautiful fitness center and bikes to take into town. Great location! We had a wonderful stay here and will return for sure.

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We returned to the Breakwater in late August and found the Inn to be fresh and redecorated. Our room in the main building had a nice view and quiet air conditioning. Everything was clean and fresh. The continental breakfast included an egg offering; we had the quiche and it was great. The center of Kennebunkport is about a 10-15 minute walk. If you walk 15 minutes in the other direction you'll pass the Bush Summer residence at Walker's point.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I can't believe all the negative reviews. In addition to the excellent location, our room in the spa building was extremely spacious, attractive and clean. The service was warm and efficient, and the included breakfast was bountiful and delicious, overlooking the river area of K'port. We also had dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Stripers; it was good food in a nice atmosphere for good value. Frankly, having stayed and eaten at the sister property, the much touted White Barn, this offers equally nice rooms, and almost the same level of cooking at a significantly lower cost. We look forward to visiting again!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Nice room in spa building No wifi in room. told we could get reception in hallway Hardly an answer Very poor breakfast for expensive hotel Good location Town itself very nice though restaurants a very mixed bag

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Breakwater Inn and Spa

Address: 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
The Breakwater Hotel Kennebunkport
The Breakwater Inn And Spa Kennebunkport, Maine

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