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Port Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
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New Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

the room was spotless, bed and linens were very clean. the hotel was very impressive, carpets and decors were nice. the staff were friendly and accommodating. breakfast was good for a continental and definitely will stay again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

I was really impressed with this hotel. We got a rate of $90.00 per night and it was worth every cent. It was recently refurbished and the quality was better than much more expensive hotels I have visited. The lobby and breakfast area are small but well decorated and welcoming. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was immaculately clean and very comfortable and had everything we needed, I was travelling with a toddler and liked having the fridge for storing drinks and snacks. We had a two queen room but it was spacious. There is free wi-fi which was a little patchy one night, as soon as we called reception, the issue was resolved. Our room was away from the road and there wasn't too much noise at all considering it's a motel type building. Breakfast was better than expected, with lots of choice, the breakfast area is small with four large tables so I imagine it is hard to get a seat when the hotel is busier.

The location was good too, we used it as a base to visit a number of towns in the area and it was ideally situated for that. We drove into Kennebunk and Kennebunkport for dinner which took about five minutes but could have easily walked to Kennebunk main street too. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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albie02
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

breakfast not bad for continental plus, room spotless, beds and bedding comfortable very updated. carpet and décor nicely done. would definitely stay again when we are traveling that way. Great location if traveling, right near 95 and route 1

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Concord, California
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is my first time ever in the great state of Maine. I drove to this hotel and got a room without any reservations. I got a great room that was clean and spacious.
Just a couple of comments. I didn't find a bath mat for the tub/shower. There was just a little bit of dirt on the tub side shower curtain. And for my last complaint, the in room refrigerator was loud enough for me to turn it off.
The free breakfast was very decent. I got a hot meal and didn't have to leave the hotel.
I'd stay again and recommend this to anyone.

Room Tip: I got a AAA discount.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We recently had a short stay at the Port Inn, which is conveniently located on Route 1 in Kennebunk, about two miles from the I-95 Kennebunk exit. For those unfamiliar with the area, Kennebunk is roughly mid-way between the Maine-New Hampshire border and Portland. From Kennebunk, Portland is about a 30-40 minute drive north, while to the south, you're within easy striking distance of beaches in Wells, Ogunquit, and the Yorks, as well as outlet shopping in Kittery.

Note that Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are about four miles apart. Kennebunkport includes several beaches, many resort hotels and B&Bs, and the Dock Square shopping/dining area. Kennebunk's village, with a small main street and several historic churches, is less than a mile from the Port Inn, and can be reached on foot via sidewalk. There's a sandwich shop across Route 1, but little else within quick walking distance. Traffic is light in the off-season, but Route 1 can be a parking lot between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

As others have written, the Port Inn is a former EconoLodge that was extensively upgraded in June 2013. There are two levels of rooms, with the upper floor reached by outdoor stairs and walkways. Our room was exceptionally comfortable, with two large beds, excellent bedding and toiletries, and new bathroom fixtures. Most of the rooms face a quiet side street; if you are sensitive to noise, you should avoid the handful of rooms close to Route 1.

The motel has a small lobby/common area, and offers a reasonable continental breakfast, including cereal, fruit, yogurt, bread, and eggs. While the offerings are basic, the spread is better than what you'd typically find at this type of property. There is in-room WiFi, and a laptop is available for guests to borrow. There is a small outdoor pool, which I'm guessing must be open from late May through early September.

Staff members were uniformly friendly and helpful, and housekeeping was prompt and thorough.

April is the off-season, so we benefited from an especially competitive rate that made the Port Inn excellent value for money. During the summer high season, rates are about double, and reservations should be made far in advance.

The Port Inn is a great choice if you want a cut above the standard motel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Plainfield, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This hotel is part of the Ascend Hotel Collection and also Choice Hotels. It is a relatively new building (less than a yr. old). The location was formerly an EconoLodge but was torn down and this new hotel built. The room (2 queen beds) was nice and roomy and all furnishings new. Breakfast was good and the staff friendly. Definitely a bargain at the price charged.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2014

We loved it here, our room was a King efficiency room and it was terrific. Lovely space and decorated beautifully. We had a cook top, dishwasher, microwave and fridge along with a marble counter top and sink with a table in the kitchen. Nice sofa, big tv and an outside entrance, perfect for taking our dog in and out. We are so happy that the area has this hotel now and we will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Port Inn
Address: 55 York Street, US Route 1, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7297
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Port Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Kennebunk
Kennebunk Econo Lodge
Port Inn Kennebunk, Maine

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