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“Great location...funny smell!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of King's Port Inn

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King's Port Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham
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“Great location...funny smell!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed at The Kings Port Inn as a one night stopover on the way to Bar Harbor, and this motel style accommodation was perfectly located for both the beach and the gorgeous little town of Kennebunkport. We had the end ground floor unit, which was great for just parking up outside, but there was a musty chemical smell when we entered, which I can only assume was from the cleaning products used. For one night only, we could live with the slightly worn décor and strange smell. We did find that on our return from dinner in town just after 8pm the bar had already shut - there is however a handy deli and convenience store just over the road. Breakfast was basic - cereals, pastries, fruit - although we didn't take up the waffles to order. No English Breakfast teabags! For the cost and location, this was a good choice for one night to lay our heads.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear MrsFletche,

Thank you for taking the time to review King's Port Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed our location, free continental breakfast and the overall value that King's Port Inn offers.

It is our mission to keep our rates lower in comparison to the other lodging establishments in the Kennebunkport area. We appreciate the middle class and will not price them out of Kennebunkport as so many others have done in recent years.

When it comes to cleaning our rooms we are proud to use green cleaning chemicals. This was likely the "funny smell" that you detected. We sincerely apologize if the scents were not pleasant to you.

I will pass on your request for English Breakfast Tea! A better selection is a great idea.

Again, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Warmest Regards,
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

PROS: located right in the village and has good parking. Everything is SO close - cafe, boutiques, grocery store, the brew house with river view ( excellent food and drinks), boat tours are just a short walk away. There is a fish market, so you can buy your own seafood if you want. Fun for older kids to walk ariund. The beach is 2 minutes by car. You get a parking pass. The beach is VERY clean. There are some rocks that the kids would love to climb and the beach is sandy. The suite is large enough for 4 people. King bed in the bedroom, couch in big living room and plenty of space to put a king blow up mattress. The room was very clean. Full kitchen with table for 4 and there are some pots and pans to cook with. Also dishwasher. However there is so much to do that you will not want to cook.
Free wifi with excellent reception. Coffee maker in the room.
Jacuzzi big enough to fit 2 people of average size, walk in shower for two. The hotel was cheap off season comparing to other places. It is a relaxing, wonderful area for adults and older kids.
CONS: the decor is meh, so if you want high end luxury this is NOT it. I usually don't complain, but the bed felt too firm for me and my husband. However if you get tipsy at night, you won't care anyway. The street is a little noisy, but if you turn the air conditioner on it's fine. There is No yard or a place to sit outside. The breakfast downstairs is OK. Muffins, bread a cereal and they cook waffles to order. You don't want to bring little kids here. I would say if your kids are under 8, find another place close to parks and other little kid-friendly area, otherwise they will be bored and you will spend your while time trying to find something to do for them. I haven't seen any playgrounds or rides in this area.
Summary: it is a great getaway. Bring lots of money because food is expensive. A small lobster roll ( lunch size) will cost 17-20$. The shops are also expensive. The boat scenic boat ride was only 20$ though :-) . The hotel is OK and it is just a place to crash and yes, I would stay here again. I love this area.

  • Stayed October 2013
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear RussiaNat,

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your comments about your recent stay at King's Port Inn!

We are sorry that the décor at King's Port Inn did not suit you, we appreciate your opinion and the opportunity to address our décor.

We do not advertise or try, in any way, to present King's Port Inn as "high end luxury". We are not a boutique hotel . While we do offer some luxurious upgrade such as two-person Jacuzzis, granite counter-tops, gas fireplaces and marble tiles in some rooms, our truest mission is to offer clean, quality lodging at an exceptional value in an expensive area.

We are glad that you found King's Port Inn to be a better value in comparison to other lodging options in the Kennebunkport area.

For future visits, the newly re-built playground at Mother's Beach, or the Seashore Trolley Museum are magical places for younger children. York's Wild Kingdom in York, Maine is another fantastic option for little ones!

We look forward to your future visits!

Warmest Regards,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We chose this inn for the location en route up the coast of Maine. It was very affordable and included a modest buffet breakfast. The room was very spacious and had all the amenities you would need. It was a bit worn, but very clean. The inn was located just across the bridge from the cute little town of Kennebunkport. We had planned on grabbing dinner at "The Crab Shack", which was highly recommended for their lobster rolls and just on the other side of the bridge, but we had leftovers from another great seafood lunch earlier in the day. The staff was very helpful and let us use their microwave oven to heat up our meal. All in all, it was a very good value in an expensive area.

Room Tip: We had a standard room and were given one upstairs at the end inside another set of doors. There we...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Never2MuchTravel,

We appreciate your review! We are pleased that you found King's Port Inn to be clean, affordable and a great location!

You are correct in that King's Port Inn does not have an elevator! If stairs are a problem for anyone, we ask that this information be communicated at the time of booking so that we can offer a ground level room whenever possible.

We hope to see you again!

Warmest Regards,
Colleen
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Lewisboro, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a modest Inn in Kennebunk. It is a at the end of a drag that leads into to Kennebunkport, so you can walk to shops and restaurants nearby. It is not next to the beaches, which is probably what makes the rates so affordable. Our room was small but comfortable and very clean. The carpet was a bit worn, but things like that do not really bother me. The rooms doors are mostly glass but are covered with drapes. I thought that was a bit unusual. Also if you do not like stairs you may want to book the first floor as I do not believe they have an elevator to the second floor. I am sure they can get a porter to help you if you need help with the bags. Most of the other guests were older couples, I did not see any other families. York and Ogunquit are more family friendly resort towns than Kennebunkport which seems to draw an older crowd.

Room Tip: Book only the first floor if you do not like stairs, as believe they do not have an elevator.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear mditomasso,

Thank you for staying at King's Port Inn! We appreciate your business and hope that you will stay with us again in the future!

Warmest Regards,
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Quincy, Ma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel was very good, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was excellent, included waffles, bagels, muffins, fruit, cereals, juice & coffee.We parked the car outside the room and walked to downtown shops & restuarants. We had a great dinner at David's in the former Landing hotel. We played a round of golf at Cape Arundel Country Club and were only 30 minutes from Portland. We were able to take a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game. My only request would be to have a fire pit installed near the outside tables by the rear car port area. We will definately return to stay at Kings Port Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank robdede
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear robdede,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at King's Port Inn. Our staff appreciates your positive comments! We all work very hard to provide a welcoming and helpful atmosphere! It's always so wonderful to hear positive feedback when it comes to our extended continental breakfast!

For anyone reading this that is curious about our continental breakfast offerings, I am attaching our current menu below! (Subject To Change)

Again, thank you robdede for choosing King's Port Inn. We hope that you will visit us again in the future!

Warmest Regards,
King's Port Inn Breakfast Menu
Made-To-Order Buttermilk Waffles
Choice Of Toppings:
Sliced Strawberry Topping,
Homemade Wild Maine Blueberry Topping (Seasonal)
Syrup, Butter
Whipped Cream, Powdered Sugar

Hard Boiled Eggs (Cold)
Granola (No Nuts)
Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt (2%)
Cottage Cheese
Tropical DelMonte Fruit Salad (Pineapple & Papaya In Passion Fruit Juice)

Or Sliced DelMonte Peaches
Breads: Plain Bagel, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, English Muffin Or Wheat Bread
Choice Of Toppings: Butter, Cream Cheese, Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam,
Grape Jelly Or Orange Marmalade
Muffin Or Pastry Of The Day
Cereal With Milk (2%): Raisin Bran Or Cheerios

SeaCoast French Roast Coffee, Tea, Green Tea
Hot Chocolate & Orange Juice
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

A one night stop over on the way to Sebago Lake for this 55+ couple, was a very pleasant experience. The hotels location allowed us to walk to restaurants and shopping. Very friendly and accommodating staff. We upgraded to one of the Royal Jacuzzi rooms, which was spotless and allowed us to park our car directly in front of our room. Great buffet breakfast before heading out. Will definitely book a room next year on our yearly sojourn to Sebago Lake.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Travelbug22234
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Travelbug22234 & Jim R,

Have a great year and we will see you when you return in 2014! Thanks for the reviews!

Warmest Regards,
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chatham nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

A one night stop over on the way to Sebago Lake for this 55+ couple, was a very pleasant experience. The hotels location allowed us to walk to restaurants and shopping. Very friendly and accommodating staff. We upgraded to one of the Royal Jacuzzi rooms, which was spotless and allowed us to park our car directly in front of our room. Great buffet breakfast before heading out. Will definitely book a room next year on our yearly sojourn to Sebago Lake

Rita Naples Florida.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: King's Port Inn
Address: 18 Western Ave, P.O. Box 1070, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7753
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — King's Port Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the seaside village of Kennebunk, Maine, this beautiful inn offers thoughtful amenities and services for a comfortable stay within walking distance of the specialty boutiques, shops and galleries of Dock Square,the local whale watch cruise and the in-town trolley tour stop and the Kennebunk Beaches!!! King's Port Inn features free onsite parking, free wifi and free extended continental breakfast with homemade waffles and pastries. Walk to one of the areas lively pubs. The specialty boutiques, shops and galleries of Dock Square, Kennebunkport are within walking distance of King's Port Inn.Kennebunk Beaches are just minutes away. Be sure to visit nearby restaurants that serve fresh lobster from the Gulf of Maine. ... more   less 
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