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Franciscan Guest House
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Well if you're looking for a full service fully appointed hotel or inn, this would not be it. However, if you just need a conveniently located Kennebunk accommodation that doesn't pick your pocket, this will do fine. Nice grounds for families. Walking distance to Kennebunk/Kennebunkport downtowns, and an easy walk to the beach. Rooms are not serviced on daily basis, but clean linens are available. Even a good breakfast is provided.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

My 15 year old daughter and I stayed here for two nights at the end of August. I booked the week before and we were lucky to get the last room at the guest house Room #44 which was in the main building. Upon walking into the main building the hallway looked like it had not changed since it was a school. Our room was quite large, very clean, good sized bathroom also a flat screen TV. A bonus our room came with an extra room with a full sized bed which my daughter immediately claimed. There is water, tea, coffee and hot chocolate for guests free in the hallway. I found that at times there was hallway noise and noise from above us...people talking, walking across the ceiling, water, toilet flushing...very quiet by bedtime so not a real issue. Breakfast had a lot of choices at the buffet. For $4 more hot options such as pancakes, french toast or eggs can be added. The grounds of the guest house were very pretty with paved walkways that followed the river set with statues and benches for contemplation if you're up for it :-) We were there for the view. I found that from the guest house it is somewhat too far to walk to the beach carrying all your stuff. There was a beach pass available for $5 which was perfect. The walk into town was a bit far as well. Unless you like a walk or walk for exercise I think it is just a little too far to be comfortable. I was able to drive to downtown and find some on street parking. I would say this is the best place to stay in Kennebunkport for the price. Yes, it's simple and plain but also quiet and nice. We will be back.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The location is ideal and just a short walk to downtown and a short drive to many local attractions. Simple and clean accommodations with lovely staff. Continental breakfast is included but for $4 dollars you can also have several hot breakfast selections.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Italias P
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Especially good for Catholic families. Great location (easy walking distance to Kennebunkport and to the beaches). Rooms are spartan and dated, but clean. People are very nice and accommodating. Breakfast cannot be beat (free cereal/breads, coffee and juice, $4 for hot breakfast). They offer daily Mass and the celebrants were all very reverent, and we heard some very good homilies. Depending on what you are paying for, you may get a larger refrigerator and/or microwave, but those are not available in every room (we had a small refrigerator and no microwave, but that was okay). Free wi-fi.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Rooms are simple but good. The grounds are amazing. Best to walk to downtown and avoid driving. Kennebunk...wonderful! Pleasant little bay with boat trips. The warf is full of restaurants plus a micro brewery...

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
2  Thank Daniel B
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Additional Information about Franciscan Guest House

Address: 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7628
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Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Price Range: RM283 - RM445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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 
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