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King's Port Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Fantastic hotel”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

We had our store Christmas party here. It was all a great environment, friendly staff, fantastic overall experience!! Thank you all

  • Stayed December 2011
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, 10 June 2012
Dear Triforce0605,

Thank you for taking the time to post this review and we thank you for allowing us to provide the space for your company Christmas party! Cheers!

Warmest Regards
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Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

i feel compelled to write this review.

unlike the previous reviewer, i appreciate that this place is open year round. i have stayed in most of the room styles here and have found that the experience is contingent on your budget. if you get the cheapest room, you get a basic motel room. if you spend a little more, you can enhance the experience.

i am a self-proclaimed tough customer. the rooms are always clean to my standards. the staff is friendly and efficient. the free continental breakfast works for me. i am not sure what previous reviewers were expecting, but the hard boiled eggs, fruit salad, yogurt, granola, muffins, waffles and bagels are always fresh and of good quality. i enjoy it for what it is.

i have friends and family in the area, it's a handy option for a quick overnight with free parking within walking distance to town. it's also a good option if you want to spend a little more for a special night with your sweetie.

Room Tip: Pay the extra $10 - $20 for a Deluxe Room. They are huge with a full bath & sofa.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, 10 June 2012
Dear Outfishin,

Your review of King's Port Inn is truly appreciated. We look forward to serving you, and your family, again this fall!

Warmest Regards,
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Chelmsford, MA
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Just needed a hotel for one night there, all other hotels, inns are not open during the winter months. Unfortunately, this is Inn, although looks very quaint from the outside, the inside is dingy. Carpets are in need of repair and so is the entire inn. The double shower and tub were ok but the floors and ceilings were in dire need of repair. Very bad odor and the breakfast was truly not worth the price (free). I'm sorry for this poor review, but you have such a wonderful location and you would benefit from renovations. I apologize for the poor review

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2012
Dear Nicole M.,
We would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations and we are sorry that we did not have the opportunity to resolve any of these issues directly with you.
Please know that we are currently working to improve our facility.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.
Warmest Regards,
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

I just needed a hotel room for one night as I had a flight issue and had to spend an extra night in Kennebunkport. My previous hotel had no rooms available, so I went with King's Port Inn in Kennbunk. I had a king room to myself. It was large, dark and uninviting. The bedding was limited to a sheet, one of those weird velour hotel blankets and the usual bedspread. Not very cozy. There was no coffee machine in the room, which I missed. I was able to grab bottled water from the cooler in the lobby and charge it to the room, which I appreciated. I also appreciated the complimentary wifi.

Breakfast was included and consisted of bread and bagels for toasting, yogurt, waffles, hard boiled eggs and coffee. The employees were pleasant, but I only saw one on duty at a time behind the desk. I inquired about a taxi to the Portland International Jetport and was pleased that King's Port Inn had its own service to take me there for only $60 (which I also charged to my room, along with the tip so I only had a single bill to settle upon checkout).

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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kingsportinn, Manager at King's Port Inn, responded to this review, 10 June 2012
Dear Kim B.

It was our pleasure to serve you and we are pleased that you appreciated the free WiFi and our convenient airport transport service that we offer to our guests.

You will be pleased to know that we have recently upgraded the annex rooms with luxurious Maine-Made Cuddledown (hypoallergenic) Linens and pillows!

Safe Travels and Warmest Regards,
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Perth Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

We were in Salem MA for Halloween and couldnt wait to get out of there so left Massachusetts and just drove.

We drove and arrived in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine & came across the Kings Port Inn by accident (other places we were looking to stay were shut for the season & this was the only place left open) and we were so glad we did!!!!!! We took our stay day by day (thought we'd only stay for one night BUT stayed for 3 as had to leave for Boston as plane tickets long pre-booked so drat or we'd stay longer!)

We spoke to the german lady at reception and she gave us the Luxury King Suite for the price of the premium queen (love travelling in the off season!!!) where we had a glorious 4 poster bed, a jacuzzi, a fireplace, mini fridge (even though we couldve left stuff in the car as it was cold outside!!), comfy clean bed,

Breakfast included with fresh made waffles (which we dont eat BUT if you do, they were apparently yummy), coffee/tea/hot chocolate all day long. Piano in the dining room if you like to play.

We met a regular from Syracuse, NY so shared dinner with him in the dining room and were given use of all the kitchen utensils as there was hardly anyone there and we cleaned up after ourselves (and we also gave the german receptionist - so sorry I forgot your name!!!- some cake so she was happy with that!)

We walked around the cute little town of Kennebunkport & got some great pics, worthy of putting on a postcard or calendat. Dinner was at a local restaurant where they served THE biggest lobster meal ever (I dont eat lobster - BUT a giant lobster, milk pail of fries and huge bowl of sald for under $20!!!!!). Straight across the road was a little local store (H.B.Provisions) where they served food/coffee & sold groceries which was yummy & cheap.

Loved it loved it loved it!!! We'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: King's Port Inn
Address: 18 Western Ave, P.O. Box 1070, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7753
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Kennebunk
Price range (per night): $167 - $394
Hotel Class:2.5 star — King's Port Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the seaside village of Kennebunk, Maine, this beautiful inn offers thoughtful amenities and services for a comfortable stay within walking distance of the specialty boutiques, shops and galleries of Dock Square,the local whale watch cruise and the in-town trolley tour stop and the Kennebunk Beaches!!! King's Port Inn features free onsite parking, free wifi and free extended continental breakfast with homemade waffles and pastries. Walk to one of the areas lively pubs. The specialty boutiques, shops and galleries of Dock Square, Kennebunkport are within walking distance of King's Port Inn.Kennebunk Beaches are just minutes away. Be sure to visit nearby restaurants that serve fresh lobster from the Gulf of Maine. ... more   less 
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