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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for a weekendl last Spring and booked another getaway for this Spring just so we can sleep in their marvelous beds, drink on the private patios outside the rooms, and eat at that unbelievable restaurant in the lobby!

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

Dear Robin M, We are so excited to welcome you back. Spring is the perfect time to visit Kennebunkport. It's not too crowded, but the weather is still lovely. Sipping a cocktail on your private patio is certainly a great start to any vacation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Albany, New York
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I wanted to be in the middle Kennebunkport and not have to drive to go out to dinner or for drinks. Therefore the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel was the perfect location. We had the Admiral Suite which was huge and had a full size balcony that looked out onto the port and the river. The bathroom was huge...

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

TPXB, thank you for your review. If you are looking for a location smack dab in the middle of everything, The Boathouse is for you! Guests love the Admiral Suite for the expansive deck overlooking Kennebunk River and the nicely appointed bathroom. Our reserved parking is a must in busy Kennebunkport. There is no need to drive once you arrive....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Boathouse in January. It was fabulous!!! I checked in on Saturday and it was a beautiful winter day! The room was great it over looked the water. I was pleasantly surprised with a welcome gift bag including hot chocolate and mugs in a great reusable bag. The food at the restaurant was top notch and the...

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

Hello Fixinghouse, Thank you for your review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your welcome bag. We always like to do something extra for folks celebrating a special occasion. Visiting in the off season is perfect for a quiet getaway. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Holly White General Manager

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at The Boathouse twice in March. I stayed in the Captain's Suite (Main Building) both times which offers two sliding glass doors with balconies. It is a bright room with beautiful views of the river. I worked from my room and had no issues with the complementary Wi-Fi. The bed was comfortable and the shower was perfect. It...

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BoathouseGrandMGR, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kt_phxsea, Thank you for such a kind review of our property. The Captian's suite is one of our most requested rooms and we are very happy to see you enjoyed it so much. We hope next time you come down to the Kennebunkport area we are able to see you again and you are able to enjoy some of...

Cape Ann, MA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First rate accommodations in Main Building Extra friendly and helpful staff. Very convenient location near center. Outstanding food and drink at David's KPT restaurant. Corner suites are best. Very inexpensive on off season

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BoathouseGrandMGR, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings PaulzCapeAnn. Thank you for the kind words and we are delighted to see you had such a great time with us. We certainly hope to see you again sometime in the warmer months where you can enjoy the outdoor seating at David's and the beaches! Kind regards, Tom | Front Office Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lovely and relaxing place to stay! The boathouse, the room, the restaurant, the view are gorgeous! Cocktails and food are delicious (it could be expensive but we went on a Tuesday night and it is date night menu, a really great deal! I recommend it!). The staff is really nice and welcoming; the room is giant and...

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BoathouseGrandMGR, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Well thank you boitard c for such a nice review. We are lucky to have such a great location and to have David's as our on site restaurant. We hope to have you back during the warmer months so you may experience a lot more of the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport village charm. Kind regards, Tom | Front Office Manager

Dumont, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do to celebrate my 40th. I wasn't thrilled about it occurring so I decided a party was out. Someone asked what is one thing I wanted to do for my 40th...and I said eat good seafood. We did a little research and decided upon Kennebunkport Maine. Then we found The Boathouse. The...

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BoathouseGrandMGR, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Rachel W for the great review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your 40th with us and you were able to enjoy David's as well. They have a great menu and its one of the local favorites. We hope to see you again as our guest, maybe a great place to celebrate the 41st! Kind regards, Tom | Front...

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Kennebunkport is a great little town and the Boathouse is a great hotel Rooms are immaculate, large and well maintained furniture. It had a very cosmopolitan ambience Lots of little touches made our stay a wonderful experience. Plus the price was right in off season.

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BoathouseGrandMGR, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Q1273ULmikem, Thank you for such a nice review. We are very pleased to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We have a great housekeeping team and they work very hard to make sure our rooms are spotless for our guests. We hope to see you stay with us again sometime! Kind regards, Tom | Front Office...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great Place to go ,The food it was incredible ,Hotel rooms were small but very neat and clean , The Hotel it is a beautiful Ocean View ,But a way small than what we see at the picture LOL , Still worth to go

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BoathouseGrandMGR, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings vvialva, Thank you for the great review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our hotel and the great view from our rooms. Our housekeeping staff does a great job and we are very luck to have them. They work very hard to make sure our rooms are in great condition for our guests. We hope to have you...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Boathouse was superb. It is fresh, contemporary, not overdone, and focused on guest comfort (we run an inn, so we notice). Right down to the pair of earplugs on the bedside table (in case your partner snores!) Who else DOES this in the hotel business?! Nice to be in New England and have a hotel that offers a new...

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BoathouseGrandMGR, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning fbking, Thank you for the amazing review. It's wonderful to hear about how much you enjoyed your time with us. We take great pride in giving each guest the best experience possible and we are very lucky to be in a location like Kennebunkport. Paying attention to the little things is one thing we try to do with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $221 - $576 (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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“Rooms in the main building are spectacular, however all the rooms are very nice so enjoy no matter what room you book!”
robinmS7526KD, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We did not have a room with a view on the port but still amazing though. It should be perfect with the view but even without it is great.”
boitardc, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the water (harborside). There will be a little balcony.”
fbking, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“try for rooms on water side if available”
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.”
P44cka, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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