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“Wonderful Time Away!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Captain Lord Mansion
6 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 800, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046-0800   |  
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Ranked #1 of 25 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Time Away!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed recently for a couple of days at the Captain Lord. Excellent location within walking distance to all the area has to offer. Walking ocean ave in the am both mornings was great sharing with my wife. We stayed in the Dana room and it was just fine. Only recommendation put the TV (increase the size a little) on the wall in place of the portrait of the boat. Otherwise the room was very comfortable. Each night we relaxed with a chocolate dessert wine and each morning a wonderful breakfast prepared deliciously by Susan and Kayle. The character of the building and the grounds were very inviting. We strongly recommend the Captain Lord Mansion and look forward to returning.

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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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RWL21, Owner at Captain Lord Mansion, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Boston, Thank you for your positive review and mentioning our convenient location. Yes, we are within walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Kennebunkport's famous "Dock Square". Also, we appreciate your constructive comment about the TV; however, we have tried to keep the TVs inconspicuous, but readily available in each guestroom. We are glad you enjoyed the evening dessert wine and the breakfasts. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
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  • Location
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Lynbrook, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful B & B's we have ever been to.It is impeccably decorated,immaculately clean,carefully maintained with much attention to every detail.The garden views from the windows are lovely.It is a short walk to the village shops and restaurants.We also enjoyed the large breakfasts that were very creative.We had filet mignon and eggs one morning that was wonderful !Try the "Champion" room.Its a little more expensive but worth it.It has an antique hand painted head board on the bed and the most over the top bathroom we have ever seen.Two person jacuzzi with roman pillars,two vanity person sink,separate shower and a beautiful roman tiled waterfall ! Exquisite.If you are into decorating you will love it ! There are also bicycles to borrow in the carraige house.Don't forget to visit the gift shop in the basement that is filled with goodies.The owners and the staff are laided back but very accomodating.This was our 2nd visit and it won't be our last.Worth the 5 hour trip from Long Island,N.Y.

Room Tip: Loved The Champion Room !
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  • 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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RWL21, Owner at Captain Lord Mansion, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Lynbrook, Long Island, Thank you for your thorough review and your mention of the Champion Room. It is the favorite of many many guests because of the fabulous bath and exceptional bedroom decor. We look forward to your next visit. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
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Acton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

this is an incredibly beautiful and welcoming b and b in kennebunkport maine. it is centrally located, an easy walk to downtown or to waterfront walks and restaurants. the staff could not be more welcoming and accomodating. it is carefully maintained with attention to small details and cleanliness, with exquisite rooms and a great breakfast.....highly recommended

Room Tip: each room named after a ship.....all have their own charm
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RWL21, Owner at Captain Lord Mansion, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Acton, MA, Thank you for your review. You cover many of the reasons why guests find our inn a nice place to stay. We try to maintain the same level of hospitality and attention to detail with all guests. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Another wonderful time at Captain Lord Mansion! It was our 5th visit which was marked by Bev and Rick with a lovely gift of a blown glass bowl. Cookies in our room and the usual delicious breakfasts. There was a couple there who were there for their 95th visit! Imagine that! This is the first time we have been there in the summer and the gardens were spectacular. I would recommend it at any time of the year. We love it at Christmas time when the Inn is beautifully decorated.

Room Tip: We have stayed in several rooms. You really can't miss. Some are larger and it is reflected in...
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  • 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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RWL21, Owner at Captain Lord Mansion, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Boston, Thanks for your 5 visits and your encouraging review. We hope to see you 5 more times to get your engraved garden walkway brick and many more after that! Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
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Washington, DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I wasn't amazed as others seem to be. I didn't experience the warm and welcoming staff, my only interaction was at breakfast and check-in. The room was nice and the yard lovely but breakfast was only so-so. I wish I had been told about the bikes that could be borrowed.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RWL21, Owner at Captain Lord Mansion, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Anne, Thank you for your honest review. My wife and I sincerely apologize that you did not experience a warm feeling from the staff. Usually there is an effusive welcome including a tour of the public facilities including an explanation of available amenities such as bicycles which are free for use by guests. Again, we are sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Although we have been going to Capt. Lord for six years this was our first summer stay. It was our 46th anniversary and we were greeted by wine and chocolates along with their usual home made cookies. Sue, our chef, served breakfast one morning in the garden. It, as always , was a wonderful treat. The company was wonderful. the staff like old friends and the room beautiful and constantly updated. Looking forward to going back in January.

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  • 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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RWL21, Owner at Captain Lord Mansion, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Jake, Thank you for your review and your frequent visits over many years. Yes, the summer is totally different than the off-season. However, we are pleased that you were able to experience our extensive gardens, including breakfast in the gardens as well as the many activities available to guests in peak season. We look forward to your next visit in January. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
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Niskayuna, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

CLM was the first inn my husband and I ever stayed at, and we absolutely loved it. But it wasn't (we have since learned) because we had nothing to compare it to: the Mansion is, in fact, the one we compare all other inns to (and we have stayed at a lot). To say the least, that first stay set the bar high for all future inn-going experiences.

We stayed in the Callender room and it was lovely -- very romantic. I can't decide if my favorite room feature was the bed or the shower... both were divine.

Breakfasts were hearty and delicious each morning. The BEST part was that, on our first morning, they cooked us fresh Maine blueberry pancakes -- something I had REQUESTED on my original reservation form request. When it was being served they actually asked, "Who is Ashley?" because they wanted to know if I was happy and enjoying the breakfast. I was blown away. Talk about service and hospitality.

The inn itself is gorgeous and beautiful, inside and out. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting the Kennebunkport area. I can't wait to go back for our third stay.

Thank you, CLM, for a fantastic getaway!

  • 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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RWL21, Owner at Captain Lord Mansion, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Niskayuna, "Your wish is Ashley's command"! We do try to accommodate guest requests within reason! If you are reading this review and desire an inn staff that most times will go out of their way to please, give us a try. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield
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Address: 6 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 800, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046-0800
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to experience the only 4 Diamond AAA bed and breakfast in Kennebunkport, ME., A Select Registry Property. Enjoy spacious guest rooms at our Kennebunkport inn with comfy oversize beds, heated bathroom floors, luxurious amenities, gas fireplaces, & Jacuzzi-style tubs. Our B&B in Kennebunkport also features complimentary, three-course breakfast, beach chairs & towels, Wi-Fi, in-room snacks & afternoon beverages. Three short blocks from wonderful shops, galleries, and restaurants, our Kennebunkport bed & breakfast is perfect for a romantic Maine Coast getaway. ... more   less 
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