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Franciscan Guest House

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#7 of 8 hotels in Kennebunk
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An affordable option for the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. The hotel offers simple, plain, comfortable guest rooms for young families, seniors and anyone on a budget. Located next to the beautiful St. Anthony's Monastery Grounds with 44 acres of trees, rolling lawns, picnic tables, riverside walking path, shrines and wildlife. Only 15 minute walk to the beach. Or if you wish to drive, parking permits are available for a small fee. The continental buffet included with your room, with an upgrade to hot breakfast available for a small fee. Amenities include outdoor saltwater pool, free parking, A/C's, mini-refrigerator in all rooms. Supper by our Lithuanian cooks available in peak season. The hotel is a little oasis of peace and tranquility between Docks Square and the Kennebunk beaches.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Pool
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Internet
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Lithuanian
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14Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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A friend recommended this place and we stayed there last minute, extending our weekend. Very basic rooms...nothing fancy at all, but clean and come with air conditioning, continental breakfast (upgrade to full for $4), TV, and mini fridge. We stayed in the main building, where our room was large, spacious closet, nice bathroom, and plenty of storage space & room to spread out. The grounds were beautiful and wished we had time to explore the peaceful area...you don't even feel like you are in Kennebunkport. Lots on the property including a monastery and outside chapel where you can attend mass. The staff couldn't have been sweeter and more helpful! No maid service...everything is help yourself from the linen closet if you need fresh towels, hair dryer, more toiletries, etc. My husband is a total hotel snob and I was surprised he even would agree to stay here, but he even loved it for what it was and agreed it was a super value! Lots of different room configurations and buildings to choose from. Within walking distance of town. Will definitely stay here again!
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The price seemed to be a little high for what was offered. It's an interesting place located on the grounds of a monastery. The grounds were beautiful the rooms were as plane as plane can be. All we needed was a bed to sleep in and it was comfortable enough for our one night. The staff was helpful and friendly, the rooms were clean, we got up and went quick with no need for a shower so we can't comment on that. Not a bad place but next time we come to the area we will look elsewhere.
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The people at the location seemed very nice. When we got to the room, it was extremely musty and we have allergies so we knew we wouldn't feel well if we slept in that room. The room was warm as it was in the mid 80s that day and the window air conditioner was not on. This was in the main house. I don't know what the other rooms are like but the room we reserved was not comfortable so we decided to cancel our reservation. They refunded our money, which we greatly appreciate.
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The staff here was amazing. The location is perfect for walking to Kennebunkport shops and restaurants. The grounds are well kept with tons of outdoor space for kids to run around and play. Very family friendly. I have stayed here a couple of times and will go back again. If you are looking for just a basic place to lay your head at night, I recommend staying here. If you are after luxury accommodations, this is not for you.
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We visited Kennebunk, Maine last summer. We had heard about the Franciscan Guest House from friends and so we booked there. We were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful and the room was slightly dated but clean. Our room overlooked the grounds and was very quiet and peaceful. It is a short walk to the beach and the town is also nearby. The next morning we were surprised at the choices at the free Continental Breakfast and for a small charge, one could upgrade to eggs etc. We stayed for three nights and had a very pleasant and relaxing mini-vacation. I have already recommended it to several of my friends and a few of them stayed there last Fall and loved it too. And it is very reasonably priced. Will definitely return.
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PRICE RANGE
$95 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
franciscan guest house hotel kennebunk, franciscan hotel kennebunk
LOCATION
United StatesMaineKennebunksKennebunk
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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