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“Best "Home Away from Home" in Kennebunkport!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Captain Fairfield Inn
Ranked #5 of 25 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best "Home Away from Home" in Kennebunkport!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

After staying in many inns in Kennebunkport over the years, we finally found our home away from home. The Captain Fairfield Inn abounds with the most perfect 24/7 hospitality possible. We loved the mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings found in the common areas as well as the private rooms. Our first visit for the Christmas Prelude, we chose to stay in one of the recently renovated contemporary rooms. On the return visit, we opted for a more traditional room complete with 12 inch wide pine plank floors. Both rooms had gas fireplaces and flat screen tv's. French press coffee was always available; yummy homemade cookies were served each afternoon, courtesy of Alana, and Jed served a choice of two unique breakfasts each morning!

The inn is located in a nice central Kennebunkport location, which makes walking to the town center convenient. A fire was burning every evening in the common sitting area. We looked forward to warming in front of it each evening after we returned from dinner.

Overall, it would be difficult to report anything at the Captain Fairfield Inn that didn't meet our needs and standards. So I'll just finish by leaving this review with a five star rating, thanks to Jed and Alana!

Room Tip: Each room is unique in that the inn offers different size beds, a variety of mattress types, and a c...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Holden, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

My husband and I had the best weekend at this Inn as we visited the town's Christmas Prelude events. As fun as the events were, this B&B was the star of the show! Hosts Alana and Jed could not have been more gracious and personable and served the best and most varied breakfasts! The fires, wine, cheese, fruit and crackers served in the afternoon encouraged guests and hosts to get to know each other and really served to make everyone feel right at home. We could walk to the center of town in about 8 minutes, which was also a plus. We did not want to leave and are sure to return!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sue A
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Captain Fairfield Inn is one of the best bed and breakfast we have ever been. Alana and Jed are very attentive innkeepers. The breakfast was always delicious. The design of the Inn is very tasteful and the location is excellent. A quiet neighborhood but walking distance to the centre of Kennebunkport. If we are again in this region we will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amateur113
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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We arrived at the Inn for a return visit, knowing the Innkeepers had changed. First, the location of the Inn in a beautiful historic area of old homes; quiet location, but walkable to shops and restaurants! Receiving an iPad loaded with local restaurants, shops, and things to do, plus Internet availability, was outstanding and a service we hadn't encountered before. We used it extensively. The room was very clean and cozy - a little on the small side, but we appreciated the new and very comfy King bed. (We missed the antiques, but they aren't always very comfortable!) We loved the gas stove in our room, kept things nice and cozy. Alannah and Jed were very warm, helpful, and great Innkeepers, providing wine (to purchase) and snacks for our first evening. The breakfasts were delicious, and the pretty dining room with sliding glass out to a garden with the morning sun was inviting. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barbara M
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St. Michaels, MD
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

The B&B is located in a lovely historic neighborhood, walking distance to Kennebunkport's shops and restaurants. The innkeepers Alana and Jed were extremely gracious and attentive - they have the requisite hospitable personalities to succeed in the B&B business. A nice unexpected perc for guests is the use of an iPad during your stay, pre-loaded with info on the area. The decor was very different than the usual vintage pieces - an interesting twist on a historic property to have contemporary pieces. We found the inn to be very clean contrary to the earlier review. (I own a #1 rated historic B&B in St. Michaels, MD, so am well aware of what it takes for a great guest experience.) All in all, a very pleasant 4 nights' stay. Thank you!

Room Tip: Room #9 is last one at rear of hallway on second floor - perhaps the quietest room!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

This was our second visit to Captain fairfield Inn. It is in a quiet location that is within minutes walk to the town center. Innkeeper Alana checked us in with a big smile and offered us an iPod for use during our stay. The iPod is a relatively new amenity and we think it is a very nice touch for the guests!

We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts and chocolate chip cookies--offered each afternoon ... thin, soft, chewey, not too sweet and perfect with the complimentary tea and coffee!

Our room was clean, beautifully decorated, cozy and comfortable. It had everything we needed for a relaxing, restful weekend. We especially enjoyed the gas fireplace when the temperature dropped at night!

We ordered one of the combination cheese/fruit/meats plate and the innkeepers Alana and Jed delivered to our room beautifully prepared boards filled with delicious variety of cheeses, apple, grapes, Italian cured meats and crackers. They graciously wrapped the leftovers and refrigerated them for us to take at the end of our stay.

Thank you Alana and Jed. We look forward to staying at Captain Fairfield Inn again!!

T&J

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 40Stravelers
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Marietta, Georgia
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed two nights in October 2012 as part of a 40th anniversary trip. Got a warm welcome from Alana with a tour of the inn. We had the Captain Fairfield room on the second floor. It was clean and fresh. It was our first experience at being issued an iPad for internet use and controlling the Apple TV. The breakfasts were unique and tasty. The room was quiet and the bed was very comfortable. Jed and Alana made our dinner reservations in advance. Mabel's was excellent (especially the blueberry pie---better than grandmom's), and Pier 77 was tops with a great water view.
Overall, we were totally satisfied with our stay and would recommend Captain Fairfield to others.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Captain Fairfield Inn
Address: 8 Pleasant St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6165
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Captain Fairfield Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kennebunkport's Boutique Choice. An artful blend of bold and soft modern design. Crisp, uncluttered rooms. Located in the heart of Kennebunkport, just steps from Dock Square. Expected amenities like plush beds, designer linens, fireplaces, whirlpool and soaking tubs, wireless Internet. Unexpected luxuries like iPod docking stations, French press coffee, 32" HDTVs, beach chairs and towels, warm cookies in the afternoon an an outdoor lounge with fire tables. A creative gourmet breakfast prepared with fresh seasonal and local ingredients; choose a multi-course breakfast served at your own table in the dining room, or coffee and a pastry basket delivered to your door. Customize your stay with packages, a la carte add-ons and personalized itineraries. A carefully-selected wine list and small plates menu compliment a relaxing afternoon or evening. With 9 rooms, the inn is sized to offer exclusive attention to your wishes, or privacy if you prefer. Located on a quiet street near the center of Kennebunkport; just a short walk to nearby restaurants, the quaint harbor and beaches. ... more   less 
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