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The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

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ri
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Landed in Kennebunkport at the last minute due to the hurricane in Florida. Stayed in the Landing room, no choice since last minute decision. View of street, stores and parking lot, but it was still nice. Used the roof top deck, no one there either day! Sat at bar both days and had drinks and shrimp cocktail - all delicious....

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kennysmom, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your last minute stay with us. While our Landing rooms do not provide views of the water, they are conveniently located within walking distance to town. The rooftop desk is the best kept secret! It is usually a quiet spot to read a book or enjoy...

North Luffenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 4, 2016

The location of this hotel is superb, very quite and well presented rooms, with some pleasant features, what you would expect from the upper end market. If you are staying in the area for sometime I would advise it, however, we only stayed for one night and as such, you don't benefit from the available hotel facilities. The only aspect...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear P44cka, Thank you for your review. Our location can't be beat; walking distance to all Kennebunkport has to offer! Please let me apologize that the Front Desk Team did not offer to assist with your luggage. This is certainly something they should have done and I am sorry that they did not. Unfortunately, the Wharfside rooms are accessible by...

Clinton, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Extremely clean and modern with a waterfront location right downtown. We had the Captain's room, which offers two balconies overlooking the river. The room was spotless and filled with light from the large french doors that open onto the balconies. The all-white, well-lit bathroom was about the cleanest we've ever seen and that's saying something considering how easy it would...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

OnlineNewsGuy, Thank you for your review. The Captain's Suite is loved by all who have the pleasure of staying there. The views this room offers are unmatched. Thank you for your kind words regarding the cleanliness of your room and bathroom. I will be sure to pass these comments on to our housekeeping team. I apologize for the lack of...

Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in a harbor room, overlooking the river and bridge. Some other rooms at lower rate, but we found the small balcony and view worth the cost. Very comfortable, small room, clean, with nice bathroom with shower room. Extremely helpful staff. We didn't eat at the restaurant but enjoyed two happy hours, sitting riverside, with the...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SmallBoatCruiser, Thank you for your review. Guests really love our Harbor rooms, with the private balconies overlooking the Kennebunk River. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your room and upgraded bathroom. We have a hardworking Housekeeping and Front Desk team, that is always willing to go the extra mile for our guests. Our convenient location is ideal for...

myrtle beach, sc
Reviewed September 25, 2016

we absolutely loved our stay at The Boathouse, they put us next door, upstairs over some shops in a 2 bdrm place, with kitchen, living room, and screened in porch over the water, it was perfect for us, location right in the middle of everything, we'll be back many times, but we'll want "our" upstairs room with the porch!

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RedRyderMyrtleBeach, The room you are describing is our Wharfside Suite and is certainly a guest favorite. The views from the porch are unmatched! Guests really enjoy the space that this suite offers, as well as the privacy of having a "cottage" to yourself. The location is also very convenient; walking distance to all that the town has to offer....

Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Booked a room the day of my stay. I was shocked when I walked into the Banyan room and saw how serene and spacious it was. With blinds closed, it was peaceful and relaxing. With the windows open I was privy to some fantastic people watching. Then on top of all that, the location couldn't be better. Will definitely be...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lee G, Thank you for your review. Guests love the spacious Banyan rooms. You are correct; these rooms are also great for people watching, as they face our bustling town. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed how peaceful and relaxing your room was. These rooms are surprisingly quiet with how busy it can be downstairs. It's a...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We arrived here after a delayed flight from the UK, a night in a motel and a fight with the satnav system in our hire car. It was simply bliss to be taken to our room (Captain's Suite) and to be able to sit on one of our balconies with a lovely glass of chilled wine from the bar downstairs....

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fuss55, Thank you for your review. The Captain's Suite is certainly a guest favorite. Having a glass of wine on one of the two balconies is really a treat! Thank you for sharing your pictures. We are so happy you enjoyed your room and our friendly staff. We hope to see you again.

Nahant, MA
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We stayed here for one night as part of the "girl's getaway. We ended up staying in one of the Wharfside rooms which were relatively small without any views and for those reasons I think the rooms were expensive for the middle of Sept. Since we had 2 sets of stairs to climb, the staff was very helpful and took...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ValerieSki, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. The location is so convenient to everything our town has to offer. The staff is always willing to assist with luggage, as there is no elevator in the Wharfside building. Guests love the dedicated parking space. As you know, parking can be challenging...

dubai
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we only stayed one night in Kennebunkport and we had booked a room in the annex something to try and avoid if possible but only because you don't feel like you are staying in the hotel and are not part of the prime location the hotel has on the water. The bedroom had no mirror apart from in the...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

dkmclellan, Thank you for your review. Our Wharfside building does have a different "feel" than the Main House. The annex building offers our guests the same great location at a more affordable rate. Unfortunately, these rooms do not have views of the water, but all of our guests have access to our roof top deck, which has the best view...

Reviewed September 14, 2016

Very nice place and staff was excellent. I liked this hotel but the price of the room is very high for the size of the room and the view of the parking lot. Room was very clean and bathroom was very good also. Great visit just a little high for the room and the view.

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Dear Ron A, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and staff. We have a wonderful team; always eager to assist our guests. I apologize that you did not enjoy your view. We have a convenient in town location, which is walking distance to all that Kennebunkport has to offer, but does...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Boathouse's 25 modern guest rooms and suites pay homage to the property's waterfront location with rich colors and contemporary nautical elements. With contemporary touches like AppleTV and Keurig coffee makers, and luxurious comfort through Maine-made Cuddledown bedding and plush robes, your stay promises all you yearn for. Customized with Frette linens, iPod docking stations, complimentary wireless Internet and gleaming white subway tile bathrooms, each room showcases unique aspects of what Kennebunkport and The Boathouse have to offer. The Boathouse is comprised of two buildings - the Main building and the Wharfside building. Several rooms also offer private balcony spaces overlooking the waterfront. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

Address: 21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6003
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Price Range: $167 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Views of the water, Keurig in the room, great continental breakfast”
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“Stay in the main building if you can”
arfur64, 2 days ago | Read review
“Rooms in the main building are spectacular, however all the rooms are very nice so enjoy no matter what room you book!”
robinmS7526KD, 1 week ago | Read review
“We did not have a room with a view on the port but still amazing though. It should be perfect with the view but even without it is great.”
boitardc, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the water (harborside). There will be a little balcony.”
fbking, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
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