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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came to Kennebunkport to visit friends. They recommended the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. So glad that they did. The hotel is beautiful. Our room was very spacious. We were in a handicap accessible room. The staff could not have been nicer. And we loved coming into Davids KPT after a day out and about. We ate in the bar area...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, amm19145, for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. The room that you stayed in is quite spacious and also has a view of the water! Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. We have a hardworking team and I will be sure to pass along your comments to them. It's...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had stayed here before and had an OK experience a couple of years ago. A heavy Christmas decoration fell off the ceiling on my Mum's head at breakfast and the staff were not bothered at all. They didn't seem concerned, barely apologised and we wondered if that was what all the staff were like - or whether it was...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jetsetter77Uk, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you decided to give us another try! Our Wharfside rooms are newly renovated and offer guests a relaxing reprieve in the center of town. Thank you for your comments on the air conditioner. This is certainly something we will look into. David's KPT does serve dinner nightly,...

Sandbach, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped in Kennebunkport whilst passing through. Had a walk around the town and looked for a spot of lunch. We saw The Boathouse from the town bridge and thought that it looked like nice place to dine as it had an outdoor patio area overlooking the water. Met, greeted and sat promptly and were offered menus and drinks by a...

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Emsworth
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Arrived late so didnt see location until the morning. We were housed in the annex across a bridge & our room was up a number of narrow staircases with no lift. The room looked beautiful & was well appointed & looked very inviting after a long day. HOWEVER walls are so thin we could join in the conversation with our...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sue L, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you really enjoyed the style and decor of your room. The design team knocked it out of the park! We don't typically sell the Wharfside rooms for their view, but more for their convenience to town. All of the shops and restaurants are just steps from your front door!...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Landed in Kennebunkport at the last minute due to the hurricane in Florida. Stayed in the Landing room, no choice since last minute decision. View of street, stores and parking lot, but it was still nice. Used the roof top deck, no one there either day! Sat at bar both days and had drinks and shrimp cocktail - all delicious....

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kennysmom, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your last minute stay with us. While our Landing rooms do not provide views of the water, they are conveniently located within walking distance to town. The rooftop desk is the best kept secret! It is usually a quiet spot to read a book or enjoy...

North Luffenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The location of this hotel is superb, very quite and well presented rooms, with some pleasant features, what you would expect from the upper end market. If you are staying in the area for sometime I would advise it, however, we only stayed for one night and as such, you don't benefit from the available hotel facilities. The only aspect...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear P44cka, Thank you for your review. Our location can't be beat; walking distance to all Kennebunkport has to offer! Please let me apologize that the Front Desk Team did not offer to assist with your luggage. This is certainly something they should have done and I am sorry that they did not. Unfortunately, the Wharfside rooms are accessible by...

Clinton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Extremely clean and modern with a waterfront location right downtown. We had the Captain's room, which offers two balconies overlooking the river. The room was spotless and filled with light from the large french doors that open onto the balconies. The all-white, well-lit bathroom was about the cleanest we've ever seen and that's saying something considering how easy it would...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

OnlineNewsGuy, Thank you for your review. The Captain's Suite is loved by all who have the pleasure of staying there. The views this room offers are unmatched. Thank you for your kind words regarding the cleanliness of your room and bathroom. I will be sure to pass these comments on to our housekeeping team. I apologize for the lack of...

Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in a harbor room, overlooking the river and bridge. Some other rooms at lower rate, but we found the small balcony and view worth the cost. Very comfortable, small room, clean, with nice bathroom with shower room. Extremely helpful staff. We didn't eat at the restaurant but enjoyed two happy hours, sitting riverside, with the...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SmallBoatCruiser, Thank you for your review. Guests really love our Harbor rooms, with the private balconies overlooking the Kennebunk River. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your room and upgraded bathroom. We have a hardworking Housekeeping and Front Desk team, that is always willing to go the extra mile for our guests. Our convenient location is ideal for...

myrtle beach, sc
Reviewed 25 September 2016

we absolutely loved our stay at The Boathouse, they put us next door, upstairs over some shops in a 2 bdrm place, with kitchen, living room, and screened in porch over the water, it was perfect for us, location right in the middle of everything, we'll be back many times, but we'll want "our" upstairs room with the porch!

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RedRyderMyrtleBeach, The room you are describing is our Wharfside Suite and is certainly a guest favorite. The views from the porch are unmatched! Guests really enjoy the space that this suite offers, as well as the privacy of having a "cottage" to yourself. The location is also very convenient; walking distance to all that the town has to offer....

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Booked a room the day of my stay. I was shocked when I walked into the Banyan room and saw how serene and spacious it was. With blinds closed, it was peaceful and relaxing. With the windows open I was privy to some fantastic people watching. Then on top of all that, the location couldn't be better. Will definitely be...

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Holly P, General Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lee G, Thank you for your review. Guests love the spacious Banyan rooms. You are correct; these rooms are also great for people watching, as they face our bustling town. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed how peaceful and relaxing your room was. These rooms are surprisingly quiet with how busy it can be downstairs. It's a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Boathouse's 25 modern guest rooms and suites pay homage to the property's waterfront location with rich colors and contemporary nautical elements. With contemporary touches like AppleTV and Keurig coffee makers, and luxurious comfort through Maine-made Cuddledown bedding and plush robes, your stay promises all you yearn for. Customized with Frette linens, iPod docking stations, complimentary wireless Internet and gleaming white subway tile bathrooms, each room showcases unique aspects of what Kennebunkport and The Boathouse have to offer. The Boathouse is comprised of two buildings - the Main building and the Wharfside building. Several rooms also offer private balcony spaces overlooking the waterfront. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

Address: 21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6003
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Price Range: RM578 - RM1,835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“try for rooms on water side if available”
 of 5 bubbles kennysmom, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you struggle with narrow steep stairs, and need lift access, stick to the main hotel, as you will seriously struggle.”
 of 5 bubbles P44cka, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Captain's room offers two balconies and good views of the water.”
  • Captain's room, looking out balcony.
 of 5 bubbles OnlineNewsGuy, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with harbor view are costlier, but worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles SmallBoatCruiser, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Captain's Suite on the corner looking out over the water and the boatyard.”
  • Sun, wine and music drifting across the water!
 of 5 bubbles Fuss55, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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