We had the pleasure of staying at The Grand for 4 nights in mid-November. What a lovely experience! Being as we were there during the "off-season" (mid-November), we had most (if not all) of the hotel to ourselves but, that potential tedium in no way prevented the staff from being incredibly attentive, friendly and helpful.
Our room, a King Suite, is a technological wonder. The HVAC is controlled with a remote and, the fully marble finished bathroom has the option to heat the floor! Absolutely beautiful! Equally enjoyable was the exceedingly pleasant scent of the bed linens...something from the orchid family and, genuinely soothing. The room is quite nicely sized, has good amount of closet space and, did feature a walk-out balcony though, the weather made it a bit less than practical to enjoy it.
As noted, the hotel is nearly at the heart of Kennebunkport and, shares space with "Kitchen Chicks", a lovely pastry and sandwich bistro. Across the street from the hotel is H.B. Provisions so, should you require something else, it is readily available. The one suggestion we would make to the hotel is, that there IS ample room in the King Suite for a refrigerator and small writing desk (on the wall under the TV). This would be a greatly appreciated amenity to provide your future guests.
Overall, we would rate The Grand Hotel, the staff, and the room quite highly. The value was a bit harder to justify for the time of year and, I suspect that if the rates were eased a bit, the hotel may do a little more business. However, it is their first year and, they still have to "test the waters". We would have no qualms about returning and indeed, will look forward to our next chance to do so!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The latest addition to the Kennebunkport Resort Collection of luxury Kennebunkport accommodations, the Grand Hotel sits prominently on Chase Hill, with some guestrooms offering views of the Kennebunk River and bustling Dock Square. Featuring classic New England architecture and elegantly appointed rooms, the Grand Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy your Kennebunkport, Maine vacation. With an onsite art gallery, you can indulge yourself in artistic delights. Our boutique hotel on the edge of Kennebunkport has something for everyone! Steps away from the Grand, you'll find exceptional restaurants, diverse art galleries, and charming boutiques. Kennebunkport also offers several beautiful beaches, perfect for soaking up some rays, shell seeking or a family day at the beach. Paddle a kayak and check out the River, or explore Maine's coast. Hop on a bike or scooter and explore Kennebunkport's winding back roads, or enjoy one of our scenic tours on a classic schooner, lobster boat or whale watch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Hotel Kennebunk, Maine