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“A terrific step back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Colony Hotel

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Colony Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kennebunkport
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“A terrific step back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Colony Hotel may look like it's a stuffy-type of place from afar but don't be fooled... It's a very comfortable, relaxing stay. We've stayed there multiple times now and have loved it since the first time we stumbled across it a couple of years ago. Try to stay in the main hotel - to take advantage of the terrific ocean views, as well as no tvs in the room! It's a nice place to get away from electronics (though there is free wifi available). Fantastic breakfast buffet is also included which should not be missed! Family friendly and very dog friendly, too. If you're on the fence, jump over b/c you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a very good place all around. The service is prompt and efficient. The rooms are beautiful so is the ground. You will just be content in staying in the hotel are especially the pool and restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2013
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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very clean and family friendly...many children..well behaved and lots of dogs...Nice location. Did not know what to expect..first visit but a nice experience. Plenty of parking, cool ocean breezes..you could hear the diesel engines of the lobster boats steaming out early in the am..but that is part of the charm

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed here in beautiful Kennebunkport. When the Texas temperatures get to over 100 in late July/August we head to this beautiful refuge. This year we were rewarded with temp range in the high 50's in the A.M. & After sunset. During the day low 70's to low 80's. The hotel is very family friendly as well as pet friendly. The staff is efficient and personable
. This year most of the staff was European. Included daily with the room rate is a wonderful buffet breakfast- fresh blubbery pancakes,fresh homemade pastries,fresh fruit, hot & cold cereals, eggs, bacon & sausage. Did I mention the lobster buffet on Friday nights?
Heated salt water pool overlooking the Atlantic ocean or a short walk to the beach. Beautiful putting green also overlooking the Atlantic. Crochet on the front lawn.Movie nights and yoga classes.
Nice sized room. Walking distance to Walker's point (Bush compound).Several restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful neighborhoods to explore. 20-30 minute walk to downtown Kennebunkport. Already reserved for 2014!

Room Tip: Downstairs is quieter with large rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We recently were in Kennebunkport, Maine and stopped into the Colony Hotel for lunch. We were completely surprised by the great service, food, and amazing vistas of beautiful Colony Beach and beyond. We enjoyed the buffet lunch by the pool while we watched the British Open golf tournament on the many tv's in the lounge/restaurant area by the pool. The lunch was delicious and was surprisingly inexpensive for a great resort area. The pool views added a nice element to our lunch. We had a fanatastic time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We adore this resort. It is so lovely -- feels like "home" because of all the comfy places to sit and visit. I really appreciate the pool which is salt water, yet heated when it needs to be. Loads of fluffy (nice!) towels at the pool -- something you never usually see in a hotel pool area.
The rooms are so clean and fresh and well-maintained. My only suggestion would be some plugs higher up to plug in computers and smart phones and such. Crawling around on ones hands and knees is just not nice.

Everything else worked great! I really like the non-wasteful amenities in the shower! And the nice thick bath mats!!

Breakfast was lovely yet again. I like that there are healthy choices as well as decadent ones -- so something for everyone in our small group.

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. We have told so many people -- "you should go here instead of to Cape Cod -- it's easier to get to, and has all the seaside resort amenities that you would want."

Can't wait to go back. Don't miss Dannah's across the street for the most darling women's accessories at the best prices. Worth the trip just to shop there.

Room Tip: Ocean view would be my suggestion! I love hearing the ocean at night.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

our daughter had her wedding there. We all had such a wonderful day. They were so easy to work with. Everything was taken care of. The people were sooo friendly and bent over backwards to make our day special! The view was spectacular and the hotel has so much old charm. Can't say enough positive things about the Colony! Go check it out for yourselves!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Colony Hotel
Address: 140 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6303
Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Colony Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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