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208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
Guests choose from two distinctive locales to book their stay: The landmark Cape Arundel Inn’s Main House on Kennebunkport’s exclusive Ocean Avenue or the nearby Club House, a vintage manor tucked within 15 wooded acres. Guests staying in the Main House building’s guest rooms enjoy breathtaking ocean views, onsite restaurant, Ocean, and a spacious lawn area – replete with Adirondack chairs in which to sit and soak in the fresh sea air. At the Club House, a short drive away, guests can enjoy the clubhouse featuring vintage pool table, lounge bar, library and spacious patio surrounding the heated lap pool. An a la carte breakfast is available daily at Ocean Restaurant. While the time away on your chaise lounge at the Club House, soaking up the summer sun’s rays, then enjoy a stroll to Cape Arundel Inn for an afternoon porch cocktail as you drink in breathtaking ocean views.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Adults only
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Boating
Bowling
Canoeing
Game room
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Tennis court
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Bowling offsite
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Fishing
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Tennis court offsite
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Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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jrichie24 wrote a review Sep 2022
Portsmouth, Rhode Island79 contributions19 helpful votes
This was our first time staying at the Cape Arundel Inn and we will go back. We stayed in the main house. The room was very spacious and nicely decorated. We also ate dinner at the Ocean Restaurant on the main floor and enjoyed it very much. Breakfast is also excellent. Now, the view and front porch are special. It's across the road from the ocean with a beautiful view of the Bush compound. It's also close to downtown and many other restaurants and activities. The staff were very friendly and immediately fulfilled a couple of our requests. Definitely a keeper!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear jrichie24, Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent visit to the Cape Arundel Inn. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed several aspects of your stay from your visits to Ocean restaurant, our guest services team, and of course our unique location. Looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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Tom G wrote a review Aug 2022
7 contributions3 helpful votes
This is perhaps the overall best accommodation we have ever experienced in the USA. The bungalow room is spacious and beautifully appointed. The sliding doors open to a private patio overlooking the front lawns and the rocky Atlantic coast. Pricey but worth every penny
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Bungalow rooms are worth the price.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Tom G: Thank you for sharing your review from your recent stay with us. Our bungalow accommodations are a guest favorite and we can certainly see why! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for another memorable visit. Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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Katherine T wrote a review Jul 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently stayed at this hotel and were disappointed from our first stay in 2019. We noticed a severe personnel shortage and felt there were really no employees around to solve the smallest of issues, never mind any larger issues. We stayed in the club house, which I would never recommend. The room was in disrepair and needs an overhaul due to wear and tear of all fabrics and finishes. Our shower did not work properly. The pipes were banging and making a loud noise when we would shower. The sink was clogged. The building is a remote location and has no security during the day or night. There is no entry key needed to enter the building and without a front desk employee to watch the goings on, we felt anyone could have been right outside our door when entering the hallway. By the way our door lock was another issue…not working properly! No employees anywhere to be found. Getting an extra towel was nearly impossible and my husband had to resort to using a hand towel after his shower. In fact the only employees we got to see regularly were the cleaning staff, who were very lovely. . We asked for a room change or better yet a room at one of their sister hotels in the area, nothing was supposedly available. The restaurant, Ocean, was a far cry from what it was during out first visit. We tried it for breakfast one morning. A $60 price tag for less than average eggs and very dry and stale toast, rubber bacon, sad little pat of butter and a sloppy blueberry jam mixture did not make an impression on us despite the beautiful view. We cancelled our reservation for a well anticipated dinner right away. The highlight of our stay was a water color class we took with a lady named Diane. It was the most enjoyable two hours of our stay. We stumbled upon the information about the class online. We would have thought it would have been offered at check in but how would that be possible with no employees to welcome us. We literally had to hunt down a person to check us in. The poor young lady was out of breath from running back and forth from the main inn to the club house. There is no one to assist you with your bags and be aware you need to be able to carry them up a steep and winding staircase alone. There was also no concierge available, they suggest to email the person if you have a question. We felt this was ridiculous. A hotel such as this should have an employee available to help answer questions and advise guests about local activities. Overall a huge disappointment. The beautiful location and view from the main inn cannot make up for the severe disconnect and lack of employees to welcome you and assist you with any issues that may arise. For the price of the Inn, our accommodations were like staying at a roadside motel. Sorry but it is the truth.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 13, 2022
Dear Katherine T, I am saddened to hear that your return visit to the Cape Arundel Inn did not meet your expectations. I appreciate you taking the time to speak with me during your stay and sharing your feedback as it is something myself and the rest of the team take seriously. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any further comments or feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for an improved experience. Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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william c wrote a review Jul 2022
Paducah, Kentucky29 contributions22 helpful votes
We had decided to go to Kennebunkport for no particular reason except to escape the Kentucky heat and humidity, and narrowed our search down to the Cape Arundel Inn. The prices weren't bad when I looked and ordered up a room. Within 24 hours it occurred to me that the room was in the back of the property about 1/3 mile from the ocean. That wouldn't work. I moved up to a guest house room with a view, and before long decided we wanted more space than the Ocean Suite room had. That led to the King Suite with the ocean view. Fireplace and wine cooler included. Each upgrade was handled via a phone call and they humored me along the way as my wallet thinned out. The location was great for a short trip to town, and peaceful enough to just watch the ocean, walk on the sidewalk, and never turn on on the television. At the second to last day I discovered my wedding band was missing. I knew it had to be in the room somewhere and we turned the luggage inside out and scoured the room. When we left I told the front desk and asked them to search for it. Came in the mail two days ago! We ate well, if expensively, on the property and enjoyed the area. If I could add two things to the room, a small refrigerator and a microwave would be nice. (The new Nespresso machine they had was quite good.)
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 13, 2022
Dear Williamc939, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience from your recent stay on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our ocean view bungalow accommodations are a staff favorite for the private porch offering beautiful ocean views and a cozy fireplace for the cooler Maine summer nights. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the property in the future whether it be for a special occasion or just an escape from the summer heat! Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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HDA66 wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Make sure you know what room you are booking. We thought we would have a room at the main hotel and were shocked when we were located .5 miles away in a barn-like structure with no view behind “the clubhouse.” It was a bait and switch. The room was average, in need of updating. Don’t expect good service at this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 10, 2022
Dear HDA66, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at the Clubhouse at the Cape Arundel Inn. Each of the rooms at the Clubhouse offers either garden or wooded views and is just steps away from our heated swimming pool. Guests of the Clubhouse have access to the Main Inn building throughout their stay, whether it be for breakfast in Ocean restaurant or an afternoon cocktail on the front porch. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the property to a room with a view! Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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Sheila E wrote a review Oct 2021
Cleveland, Ohio100 contributions79 helpful votes
We stayed here on the final two nights of our first trip to Maine. We chose a “bungalow” room, with a small patio overlooking the Atlantic. The room was beautifully decorated, spacious, with a modern bath…..and a bottle of our favorite champagne. The breakfast items delivered to the room each morning were just right to start the day, along with coffee made in the room. The front lawn is spacious and well landscaped with plenty of Adirondack chairs. The front porch has seating with views of the Atlantic. On the second day we made our way back to one of the annexes that had the pool, plenty of lovely seating areas inside, around the pool, and in a screened porch. My husband was able to play some pool on a beautiful antique table. On our final night, we ate at their restaurant and it was also worth the splurge. Food and service were excellent and each table has at least a partial ocean view. Each night after dinner, we would sit on our patio, bundle up in blankets provided, and finish our bottle of wine while watching the moon, stars and ocean.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 6, 2021
Dear Sheila E, Thank you for sharing your kind words from your Fall visit to the Cape Arundel Inn! It sounds like you were able to experience the best of the property from enjoying the views from our dining room in Ocean restaurant, to exploring our Clubhouse campus featuring our heated swimming pool and our antique pool table. We hope to welcome you back again soon and will be sure to have a glass of champagne waiting! Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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D. molloy wrote a review Oct 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
The view was incomperable and the staff amazing. Among the most beautiful romantic getaways ever. Loved it from the minute we arrived. Perfection. Centrally located and with full amenities. And each room was done wirh care
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 6, 2021
Dear ftmtraveler, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor from your recent visit. We hope to welcome you back very soon for another romantic getaway! Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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Evan R wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York131 contributions12 helpful votes
Great service, great food, and great amenities to just sit and relax either poolside or overlooking the ocean. Room could use a little TLC though. Staff: Everyone you come in contact is friendly and willing to help in any way possible. Jonathan at the front desk in the main inn always had a smile and was always willing to chat about anything you might be curious about. Food: The breakfast in Ocean was amazing, didn’t have an opportunity to have dinner but was always packed. One MAJOR negative was that after Labor Day their was no lunch on property (either at the pool or main house). This was a major disappointment when you just wanted to nap and relax on the lawn or by the pool. Room: We elected to book the Ocean Bluff Suite knowing that it was up a set of stairs in back of the main house. Location was good as the view from the little terrace, and inside the room looked over the Bungalow Suites and had complete ocean views. The room had nice seating area, day bed and comfortable high end linens. HOWEVER, of the six nice size windows and skylight five of them had no screens so you could not open the windows to smell ocean air or hear the surf hitting the rocks. The sixth window HAD a screen however the handle to open the window had been removed. For the rate being charged it would be nice to have functional windows and a screen door. It was 50 degrees at night and we still had to run the AC unit. Also for the price I was very surprised that the shower was a all in on fiberglass unit that you would find in a 2/3 star motel. Will I return? Not sure based upon value received. Lastly their is a $35 per night resort fee for some water in the room, internet, and access to some bicycles.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 6, 2021
Dear 76evanr, Thank you for sharing your review from your recent stay with us! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, breakfast at Ocean restaurant, and interactions with our guest services team. We hope to welcome you back for a return stay and dinner at Ocean! Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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Richard wrote a review Sep 2021
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We checked in today and were immediately, incredibly disappointed. We were traveling from a sister property (the Claremont in Southwest Harbor), so we had a pre-conception of high-end hospitality. Our reservation was in the clubhouse property (behind the main inn), but when we arrived, we were led to a tired, old building behind the clubhouse that looked like a converted old garage or carriage house. The building has a musty smell and the rooms feel like a roadside motel, including a noisy window AC unit, old bathroom, and other cheap finishes. The furniture and fixtures in the room are visibly worn; the shower sprays like a hose; and the sink barely drains. CLUB HOUSE = SECOND CLASS. DON'T STAY HERE!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 30, 2021
Dear Connector06292277624, We are sorry to hear that your recent stay was disappointing. We appreciate your feedback and we will take your comments into consideration as we strive to improve the experience at our Clubhouse for future guests. Should you find yourself in the Kennebunkport area again, we would relish the opportunity to welcome you back to the Cape Arundel Inn. We would be happy to assist you with securing a room that would be more to your liking, so that you can experience all that our property has to offer. Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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kathys568 wrote a review Sep 2021
Galena, Ohio15 contributions11 helpful votes
We were driving the coast of Kennebunkport today and were a bit lost. Stopped in to this lovely inn to use a restroom and get some directions. First of all, the young man working at the front desk could not have been nicer, from letting us use the restroom, to coming outside with me to point me in the right direction and suggest where we should go. The views from inside and out were magnificent and if I was staying in the area would absolutely want to be here!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Sep 30, 2021
Dear Kathys568, Thanks for your kind words, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your quick stop at the property. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for dinner, a night, or both! Warm regards, Emily Nelson General Manager Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
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$319 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Saint Ann's Church (0.3 miles), Wells Reserve at Laudholm (4.3 miles), and Seashore Trolley Museum (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Rosa, Nunan's Lobster Hut, and Old Vines Wine Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Cape Arundel Inn & Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wells Reserve at Laudholm (4.3 miles), Wallingford Farm (4.9 miles), and Perkins Tide Mill (1.7 miles).
Does Cape Arundel Inn & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.