How do you find lodging in Kennebunkport? Especially in prime summer when all the hotels on the beach say “No Vacancy” and online sasy “Sold Out”? Turns out there’s often hotel rooms and inn availability – you just need to call direct, and book direct, and you actually save on your Kennebunkport hotel room!
Soon you’ll be on vacation poking around boutique shops in Dock Square for souvenirs, apparel, admoing art, dining out in the area’s top notch restaurants, relaxing in a quaint bed and breakfast or soaking up the sun on the beach or a charter boat, Kennebunkport is a super fun tourist destination despite its small size and sophisticated reputation.
As a high end vacation spot, Kennebunkport’s best resorts, hotels and inns, bed and breakfasts do tend to book in advance, like most coastal Maine towns. But… you can find space…by calling direct, booking direct…
Yes Luxury hotels prefer advance reservation, but they also receive last minute cancellations and openings bewteen longer stays that inns and Bnbs are happy to fill, and accomodate you, often with a great rate! You can find high end lodging near Dock Square at The Boathouhse Waterfront Hotel, the Nonantum Resort, the beautiful romantic bnb The Captain Lord Mansion, or at The Breakwater Inn and Spa out Ocean Avenue. Inn at English Meadows on Port Road near Kennebunkport is cozy with great cuisine for breakfast, a short walk to Old Vines Wine Bar and art gallereis. Despite the upscale facade, Kennebunkport can actually offer quite a few affordable lodging options as well at the family-friendly Rhumb Line Resort or Seaside Inn – which is located directly on the beach.
In most towns with high summer tourism like Kennebunkport, it may be wise to find lodging near your place of interest, for example, if you’re vacationing in the area to go to the best restaurants in Kennebunkport and to shop the boutiques and art galleries in town, you may prefer to stay close to Dock Square so you can walk to everything in Kennebunkport. Because Kennebunkport is rather small in size, no matter where you lodge in Kennebunkport or even in the Lower Village of Kennebunk, any place of interest is just a walk, trolley ride or bike ride away. Some lodgings in Kennebunk including the Seaside Inn on Kennebunk Beach offer bike rentals, so you can enjoy their private beach and take a short ride to the vibrant seaside village.
One thing to keep in mind, especially if you’re planning on traveling to Kennebunkport during the peak summer months is that often online booking engines do not list all hotel availabilities on their directories, or all rooms, even all hotels in the area. So what you may find to be a sold out town, is usually not the case. Read this great article on booking with online booking engines.
We hope this guide from a local’s perspective helps you on your journey planning a trip to Kennebunkport, Maine! Be sure to call the lodging property direct for the best deal, click on the above hotels links to connect to the hotel or inn’s own website – not Travelzoo or Booking.com, or Hotels.com or Trivago, you will get your choice of room, save money with no OTA commissions, travel agents fees or online travel agency fees, and you get to meet the innkeeper or front desk maanger, and discuss any requests, like beach passes, beach towels or bike rentals during your stay, or weather breakfast and WiFi- is included in your great rate!
For lodging in The Kennebunks, see our Kennebunkport Lodging Guide.
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