Grand Hotel

Maine, New England

The hotel

Just as you’d picture a New England coastal home, The Grand Hotel has all the gable roofed charm, dove-grey and white exteriors, column-clad porches, and upscale decor that make Maine so instantly recognisable. Perched on Chase Hill, just a stroll from downtown Kennebunkport, this classic retreat may be grand in style, with its own gallery of local artists’ works, but it’s intimate in atmosphere, with just 17 guestrooms to guarantee a homely feel. The home comforts also come in the shape of free WiFi, free parking, and free use of their cruiser bikes, so you can nip down to the shops, cycle off to one of the town’s clam shacks, or head out to explore Kennebunk’s other majestic old homes, once owned by 18th and 19th century captains of industry or shipping.

Amenities

  • Internet Access

Where is it

Right on Chase Hill, just a stroll from the attractions of Kennebunkport, this hotel sits close to restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. The area promises relaxation and gentle adventure with day spas, kayaking on Kennebunk River, deep sea fishing trips, whale watching and coastal tours, and wild beaches.

Hotel information

17 rooms and suites and 1 lift. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, WiFi, Keurig coffee maker, heated bathroom floors. Classic Queen Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Classic King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Cruiser bikes. Gallery at The Grand (art gallery featuring Art Collector Maine collection). Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Jogging maps and bottled water*. Magazine and book library.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not the same “Grand” experience.

Jan 5, 2020 klmahoney41

TV didn’t work—-snowy evening with walkways to cars not shoveled!I I have stayed here in the past, and was disappointed as this time it seemed like not many people were staying there and as a result, there was a skeletal crew working. I tried to call the number three times in the evening to get someone to fix the tv—but finally the third time the… Read more
TV didn’t work—-snowy evening with walkways to cars not shoveled!I I have stayed here in the past, and was disappointed as this time it seemed like not many people were staying there and as a result, there was a skeletal crew working. I tried to call the number three times in the evening to get someone to fix the tv—but finally the third time the woman on the other end said that no one was available and was apologetic. This should never be the case when one is paying the room rate that they are charging! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient Cozy and Romantic Hotel

Jan 3, 2020 anadwo376315

Great staff and location! Maine ended up getting more snow than what was expected and the snow removal was handled perfectly. We were late to check in but they made sure that we knew exactly what to do and was very helpful. Breakfast coffee and muffins were delicious, had a complimentary glass of proseco after checking out downtown, was a very… Read more
Great staff and location! Maine ended up getting more snow than what was expected and the snow removal was handled perfectly. We were late to check in but they made sure that we knew exactly what to do and was very helpful. Breakfast coffee and muffins were delicious, had a complimentary glass of proseco after checking out downtown, was a very warm welcome back! Suggest it! Read less
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Dec 30, 2019 F627USdonnag Charleston, South Carolina

Spent a few nights at the Grand Hotel. It’s location is wont. Don’t need to drive...your right in the heart of all the restaurants and shops. The breakfast comes out fresh every morning. Staff is very warm and made some real good suggestions. Don’t skip Cadillac mountain.
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Dec 29, 2019 randaConnecticut Needham, Massachusetts

In the middle of everything and all you need. Friendly staff, clean rooms and everything is updated. Free parking. Shopping just steps away. Restaurants too. You can't go wrong with choosing The Grand Hotel. Bravo
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Dec 18, 2019 vminardi Derby, Connecticut

Hallways and staircase were well lit and roomy. Had a great view from our room of all the Christmas decorations on Dock Square. We had a deck with chairs and table, if the weather was warmer would have loved to sit out and do some people watching.