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Milton, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a hidden jewel. Walking distance to downtown, very quiet and beautiful grounds. The prices are very reasonable and the rooms are spotless. 1970's decor (wood paneling, etc) but overall a small sacrifice for the price.

3 Thank El C
Claremont, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The lodging is on Monastery grounds which are beautifully kept. The rooms are very basic but clean and reasonable. Staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoy the peacefulness of walking the grounds and having the beach only a short distance away. Would recommend this as a place to stay for families or travelers who are not into hotel chic.

1 Thank jdw1200
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is on the grounds of an old Monastery. Rooms are basic but very clean and have all of what you need, AC, individual heating has been updated recently it seems, WiFi, Cable, etc. Over 40 acres with paths along the river. Easy walking .(or ride if you prefer) distance to Kennebunkport and to the Kennebunk Beach. Breakfast buffet is... More 

1 Thank chimneysweep1912
Moran, Wyoming
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

I did not know that this was actually a Monastery. However the accommodations were exactly what anyone needs when looking for a place to stay. The beds were comfortable, plenty of running hot water, tv, air conditioning. I have been in the Boston area for almost 2 weeks & this was a great affordable place compared to some of the... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Franciscan Guest House is affordable, clean, and perfect for families. It's not fancy but the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The staff are very hospitable and helpful. Maid service is not offered daily, but clean linens are always available. The building has been updated to include air conditioning and hotel-quality plumbing (no running out of hot water). We recommend... More 

1 Thank Travelswkidz
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

There is no place on earth like the Franciscan Guest House! My husband and friends feel the same way about this hotel. We love the relaxing atmosphere, the grounds and many paths to the channel, the short walk or ride to the beach and to the heart of Kennebunkport. There is a trolley that we can take to learn about... More 

4 Thank Wilma W
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Yes there are nicer places but you will pay for them - about $200 a night more. If you can put up with a dated room this maybe for you if not don't stay here. Very nice people offering reasonable price for a room with breakfast. I would suggest that they rehab a couple of rooms at a time in... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This used to be a monastery but is no longer run by monks. The property used to be very nice with a real architect designed mansion but is now a run-down and quite tired collection of rooms/gueshouses. The non-profit status keeps this place in business, plus its proximity to downtown Kennebunkport. (walking distance). We stayed for one night, a Saturday.The... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Franciscan Guest House was at one time a Lithuanian boarding school for boys run by Franciscan Monks. The buildings on the grounds therefore all date back to this time period, which is also why a majority of the rooms are quaint and contain the essentials. For a hotel the Guest House has the best location, a 10 minute walk... More 

4 Thank Sophia A
Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This place is quite worn out. All the furniture is very old an beat up. The mattresses are very old as are the pillows. I spent 2 night and it was not comfortable. The place is clean and walking distance to a very very nice beach and to Kennebunk and Kennebunk Port. The grounds are beautiful and there is a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An affordable option for the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. The hotel offers simple, plain, comfortable guest rooms for young families, seniors and anyone on a budget. Located next to the beautiful St. Anthony's Monastery Grounds with 44 acres of trees, rolling lawns, picnic tables, riverside walking path, shrines and wildlife. Only 15 minute walk to the beach. Or if you wish to drive, parking permits are available for a small fee. The continental buffet included with your room, with an upgrade to hot breakfast available for a small fee. Amenities include outdoor saltwater pool, free parking, A/C's, mini-refrigerator in all rooms. Supper by our Lithuanian cooks available in peak season. The hotel is a little oasis of peace and tranquility between Docks Square and the Kennebunk beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Guest House

Address: 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7628
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Price Range: RM329 - RM476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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“Ask for a room facing the grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles Tisbe52, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are many different room types and sizes here in several buildings. Call ahead or visit the web site to get more info before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelWestford, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“no elevators, stairs only”
 of 5 bubbles 225roses, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“no elevator”
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“Go Elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Reg-Mur, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
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