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211 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7556
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunk
Maybe it’s the crisp sea breezes and salt air, the captivating ocean views or the quaint Victorian charm of a beautifully restored bed and breakfast built in 1891, but time just seems to slow down when you check into the Beach House Inn in Kennebunk, Maine. Located directly on the beach, our Kennebunk hotel is one of the oldest oceanfront inns in Maine, blending warm hospitalitywith the breezy, casual ease of a private, New England coastal cottage. Open April through December, the Beach House Inn has remained faithful to its past while offering all the modern conveniences and luxuries today’s traveler expects.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
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Air conditioning
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Summer A wrote a review Oct 12
Bangor, Maine18 contributions2 helpful votes
My now-husband and I wanted to spend part of our honeymoon in his hometown of Kennebunk and our regular hotels were all booked. In our searching, we found The Beach House and saw that it was affiliated with the Breakwater Inn, where we had stayed several times. We booked it without further hesitation. Had we dug deeper and actually found reviews for this individual property instead of the Breakwater Inn, we never would have stayed at The Beach House. The photos and descriptions of the property are very outdated. There was no on-site staff at the property and check-in was across town. There was no closet/wardrobe, or table/desk in the room. The bed was very hard and uninviting. We could hear and feel every step from the guests in the room above and the conversations from next door. There was visible mold in the AC unit. We stayed two out of three nights as we had other plans in the area for our honeymoon and were unable to swap hotels without notice. We checked out one night early without regret. Especially disappointing for a honeymoon stay, although we made the best of it by getting out of the room as much as possible!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Cenzo1974 wrote a review Sep 2020
Bethel, CT42 contributions68 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
We absolutely loved our 2 night stay at the BeachHouse Inn! We like to stay on the beach, so this placed checked all the boxes for us. We didn’t want to be in the busy downtown area. It was also a nice walk in either direction to some quaint beaches! The room was slightly dated, but very clean. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Heather Cox, Owner at The Beach House
Responded May 4, 2021
Happy anniversary, Cenzo1974! There is no better spot to celebrate than at the Beach House Inn, and we're so happy you chose to spend your getaway with us.
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alimcgrath3 wrote a review Oct 6
Canton, Massachusetts2 contributions
If I could give this place 0 or below I would rather give that. Do not trust this place as the pictures and quotes for room rates are not reflective of the current state of the property. They charge you more than what is quoted online for rooms and they don’t have anyone working at this hotel!!!!!! You have to check in to their sister property across town.. never heard of this before. No restaurant that is featured online as well. Can’t say enough bad things about this place. Horrible horrible horrible.. shame on them!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid anything and everything about this place.
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patstone22 wrote a review Sep 2021
Tewksbury, Massachusetts1 contribution
This place is delightful - across the street from the ocean, with well kept grounds to be enjoyed by guests. The interior well appointed and very comfortable. Possibly not for very young children as there is little for them to do. We loved it and hope to return!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Karen L wrote a review Sep 2021
Monmouth, Maine25 contributions15 helpful votes
Overall a very pleasant and quiet stay. About 3 miles out of downtown Kennebunkport, so no actual shops or restaurants super close by. Use a bike or be prepared for a nice long seaside and scenic walk. Property is facing the ocean and easy short walk to Mother’sBeCh
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Date of stay: September 2021
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$168 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to The Beach House?
Nearby attractions include Wells Reserve at Laudholm (2.9 miles), Saint Ann's Church (1.1 miles), and Seashore Trolley Museum (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at The Beach House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Beach House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joshua's, Big Daddy's, and Old Vines Wine Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to The Beach House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wells Reserve at Laudholm (2.9 miles), Wallingford Farm (3.7 miles), and Congregational Church Of Wells (4.4 miles).
Does The Beach House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.