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108 Summer St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-6620
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  • 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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#3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunk
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4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
Waldo Emerson Inn is a charming, romantic historic bed and breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine. A restored shipbuilder's manse offering all the modern amenities for the discerning traveler for a relaxing luxury getaway, including renovated rooms, en-suite bathrooms and wood burning fireplaces. Experience historical charm with elegant whimsy. Let us pamper you with our gourmet breakfast prepared by the London trained chef and innkeeper, special amenities and inviting hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Patio
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Slovak
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Christopher G wrote a review Yesterday
Dallas, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hana and staff did a fantastic job in welcoming us and making our stay a memorable one. The beautiful, historic home and landscape were both well done and cozy. Hana went out of her way to make sure we knew where to go and what to see. Great attention to detail and customer service. We look forward to a return visit!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David W wrote a review Feb 2022
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We had a great get away weekend and enjoying our time at the Waldo Emerson Inn. Hannah was always available for any questions, spoiled us with breakfast, and the atmosphere of the Inn was very welcoming. Very cool history and the location was very easy to venture into town and local restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Hana Pevny, Owner at Waldo Emerson Inn
Responded Apr 6, 2022
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have the opportunity to host you on a future visit to the Kennebunks.
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P Mc wrote a review Aug 12
23 contributions20 helpful votes
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The Inn is very charming and well kept. The decor while being historical is also contemporary and clean. Breakfasts are fabulous and Hana is extremely helpful and friendly. She put itineraries together for us in Portland and Freeport that were perfect. We needed a last minute dinner idea and she texted us right back with a great suggestion. Kennebunk is a nice location to stay in its quieter than in town surrounded by interesting mansions and convenient to everything. We stayed in the Bourne room with a queen bed. It’s on the side of the house and pretty quiet. The bed was super comfortable and we liked the sheets so much we want to get them for home. I will say the bathroom is extremely small the shower and toilet are in a very small room and the sink is in the bedroom. I actually like the sink being separate but if you were tall or had any claustrophobia issues I would say choose another room they are all beautiful. There was also no chest in the room just a cloth set of drawers in the closet which was functional but I personally like to put my clothes away in drawers and it was very small. Overall a very good experience and would go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Travel-Fan wrote a review Aug 1
Charlotte, North Carolina12 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our stay at Waldo Emerson Inn. We were in town for one night and stayed in Ralph's Library. Hana was a wonderful host, and we enjoyed all the personal touches at the inn -- freshly baked cookies upon arrival, drinks and snacks available, bottled water in our room, and beautiful furnishings. Hana took us on a tour of the home, sharing some interesting history. She also made a recommendation for dinner, which we really enjoyed. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We chose to eat breakfast outside and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and a delicious meal. It was a great way to end our vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Caleb F wrote a review Jul 2022
Nashville, Tennessee2 contributions
My family and I had a wonderful one night stay at this historic inn connected to the Ralph Waldo Emerson family. The host and owner of the inn was incredibly helpful and hospitable. She shared so much history with us about Kennebunk and the inn. Loving towards me and my family. Felt right at home staying there. Incredible renovations to the 1800s home. Bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was phenomenal!! Close drive to downtown Kennebunkport. We will DEFINITELY be returning and cannot wait to stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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mbsteal2002 wrote a review Jul 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana100 contributions22 helpful votes
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Amazing visit to Waldo emerson inn! I can’t express how wonderful Hana and the staff were during our visit. We had everything we needed and they made us feel at home and part of their family. The food was amazing!!!The inn has a rich history which we loved hearing about and was so accessible to kennebunkport and surrounding areas. Can’t recommend them enough!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Went late July - busy but was to be expected.
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Marc H wrote a review Jul 2022
Hong Kong, China45 contributions16 helpful votes
The Waldo Emerson House is magnificent. Every detail has been considered from the incredibly comfortable rooms, the mouth savoring gourmet breakfasts, the lovely gardens.... The proprietor Hana goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and at home. I look forward to returning with my wife. It is the perfect getaway for a romantic couples experience. The home is beautifully furnished in a traditional way. It is close to town but has all the benefits of privacy. I couldn't help but think it would be a wonderful place to just read and chill.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: The price is mid range but the experience is top luxury!
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Mary G wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The inn and its property was impeccably kept and in full bloom in July. Common areas were clean, inviting and comfortable. Location was perfect for easy access to shopping and restaurants in town. Rooms were cozy complete with luxury sheets and fresh flowers.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Hana Pevny, Owner at Waldo Emerson Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely words about my inn. We delight in making our guest's experience memorable. We look forward to hosting you on a future visit to the area.
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Veronica Mannarino wrote a review Jul 2022
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Thank you Hanna and your wonderful staff for making our visit extra special. Delicious cookies when we arrived, beautiful gardens and grounds, super comply room and bed and DELICIOUS breakfast!!!! Thank you for everything! A perfect little gem!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Hana Pevny, Owner at Waldo Emerson Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely comments about my inn. My staff and I delight in creating a wonderful stay for our guests. I look forward to hosting you again on a future trip to the Kennebunks.
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natalie o wrote a review Jun 2022
Lake Worth, Florida78 contributions33 helpful votes
We had a great time at the Waldo Emerson Inn. We were greeted to fresh baked cookies, a beautiful home (complete with an interesting tour), and a comfortable, quaint room with a working fireplace. Hannah, the owner, is also an excellent chef, so the breakfasts were delicious. All around fantastic place to stay...highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in Ralph's Library...it's on the first floor just inside the door.
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Response from Hana Pevny, Owner at Waldo Emerson Inn
Responded Jun 29, 2022
Thank you for our lovely comments about your experience at my inn. I enjoyed hosting you and look forward to see you again on another trip to the Kennebunks.
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$364 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waldo Emerson Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Waldo Emerson Inn?
Nearby attractions include Wells Reserve at Laudholm (3.5 miles), Saint Ann's Church (3.4 miles), and Ocean Avenue (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waldo Emerson Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Waldo Emerson Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Waldo Emerson Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Waldo Emerson Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waldo Emerson Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Village Tavern, Big Daddy's, and Chez Rosa.
Are pets allowed at Waldo Emerson Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waldo Emerson Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Waldo Emerson Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wells Reserve at Laudholm (3.5 miles), Wallingford Farm (1.5 miles), and Congregational Church Of Wells (4.9 miles).