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Review of Fontenay Terrace Motel

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Fontenay Terrace Motel
Ranked #16 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Toronto
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We loved it and will be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

We had a familily wedding in Maine and my cousin recommended the place as it was central but quite. The rooms were clean and had all that I needed internet as well it was nice to be able to sit and relax outside the rooms. everything is only a short walk away and if you need to drive nothing is is far. The service was excellent and the rooms are clean. I used to vacation in Goose Rocks Beach as a teanager but found this to give me the best of all worlds it is a short dirve but close to night life and restaurants. They have resident catd which are only outside as I am alergic this was fine no hives came but my niece was entertained with them and they are friendly

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Ashland, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

This is one of the few hotels that I have stayed in, where I was happy to spend time in my room. We were lucky enough to get #8, which faced a lovely waterway. We had a little table in front of the window where we could eat breakfast, or go out the door to our little garden area with chairs to relax in. Our room was clean and our hosts were delightful. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: #8 is a find!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

Fontenay is exactly what it seems to be - clean, comfortable, virtually on the beach (which their web site does not say!). Nice to find a fridge in the room, and a real pleasure to be in such a small facility (8 rooms) - nothing anonymous or corporate here!

One small negative - nowhere to have breakfast within close walking distance - but that was not a big deal.

Room Tip: There's one room over the pond - get it if you can!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EMax57
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Tennessee
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124 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

Very well maintained property. Small older motel but in excellent shape. Beds and AC system were excellent. Furnishings were "classic" but quite nice.

Being a small unit (8 rooms) added to the restfulness of the experience. Motel is arranged perpendicular to the road and parking is near street. The rest of the yard is lovingly maintained with many "sitting areas". Property adjoins a backwater inlet (ask for room 8 because it is adjacent to the water -10 feet from it) with a window that looks out over it.

Owners are very nice. Units are fully equipped (internet, hair dryers, microwave, small fridge, a recliner.) Not fancy but very nice.

Easy walk to the beach (one block) but no ocean view from unit. Nearby hotels and restaurants serve lunch and dinner.

The only downside of the motel is that it is quite a hike to the center of town. Probably a 15 minute walk. Not really a problem for the young folks. Luckily, it is an easy drive for the seniors and parking is available (for a fee) in Kennebunkport. The unit is really not appropriate for families in my opinion but it is great for couples.

Room Tip: Ask for room 8 since it is the only one with a view of the tidal inlet.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TennesseeChemist
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Indian Rocks Beach FL
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

An oasis, still within walking distance, (maybe a mile?) from the main part of town so quiet and restful. Restaurants and beach easy to walk to. Simple, clean motel with an outdoor swing, beautiful grounds. Large, much more expensive resorts surround the Fontenay Terrace but not sure why you'd pay the price! Left for the morning and there was a family of four eating a picnic breakfast at the picnic tables...perfect! Lovely people, great value. We would come back in a minute!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dcl1991
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

Once again it was a pleasure to stay at the Fontenay Terrace. Location to beach, shopping and dining can't be beat. Accomodations are always clean, comfortable, cozy with everything you need supplied. I always look forward to my stay and when I depart, I am anticipating my next visit.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janie1946
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2011

We were travelling in Maine and stopped for one unexpected night in this charming place. The room was really well accomodated and clean. The yard in front of the motel is amazingly refreshing and we really enjoyed staying there. We even decided to stay an additionnal night and the owner was very happy to accomodate us. He even gave us a special two-person rate even if we were three. We would definitely stay at the Fontenay Terrace Motel again.
A very happy French family.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Fontenay Terrace Motel

Property: Fontenay Terrace Motel
Address: 128 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
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Beach
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Ranked #16 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Fontenay Terrace Hotel Kennebunkport
Fontenay Terrace Motel Kennebunkport, Maine

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