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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel!!!

Jun 4, 2019 Brooke Y

I’m not one to leave a review no matter the experience, but our stay at the grand hotel was just that! I can’t say enough good things about it. The only downside was leaving. The girls that greeted us at check in were super friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable and helpful. They went above and beyond without being asked. The room had… Read more
I’m not one to leave a review no matter the experience, but our stay at the grand hotel was just that! I can’t say enough good things about it. The only downside was leaving. The girls that greeted us at check in were super friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable and helpful. They went above and beyond without being asked. The room had lots of natural light, comfortable bedding and even heated floors in the bathroom! Oh and complimentary champagne! The location was very central to all Kennebunk had to offer. Again, we had the most wonderful experience and would definitely return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Check the check in times carefully!

May 23, 2019 23ARJ Hartford, Connecticut

Rooms were comfortable, clean and well decorated. Right in downtown. We booked via a third party and didn’t realize we had to check in by 6 pm- had we booked directly I don’t think this would have been an issue. We arrived around 9 and there was no one there. Someone came quickly to let us in and we were offered a discount so it wasn’t a big issue… Read more
Rooms were comfortable, clean and well decorated. Right in downtown. We booked via a third party and didn’t realize we had to check in by 6 pm- had we booked directly I don’t think this would have been an issue. We arrived around 9 and there was no one there. Someone came quickly to let us in and we were offered a discount so it wasn’t a big issue but I’ll be more careful next time! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Home away from Home

May 23, 2019 PRasmussen93 Windham, New York

This is my 3rd stay at The Grand and I will be back many more times. Each of my stays have been incredible from booking my reservation to check out. The entire staff is always friendly and welcoming. Room 303 is my favorite room, reasonably priced, comfortably large with all the perfect amenities. During the summer months the added amenities for… Read more
This is my 3rd stay at The Grand and I will be back many more times. Each of my stays have been incredible from booking my reservation to check out. The entire staff is always friendly and welcoming. Room 303 is my favorite room, reasonably priced, comfortably large with all the perfect amenities. During the summer months the added amenities for KRC guests (paddle board/kayak etc. rentals) are great. The location of the hotel is convenient for walking around town as well as providing easy access to day adventures around KPT with ease. Thank you Michelle and Charles for great stay as always. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay at Kennebunkport!

May 19, 2019 dbm1015 Miami, Florida

What can I say. This hotel is perfect. We arrived after 9pm when the front desk had closed, the concierge was extremely kind, they called us and gave us precise instructions on our how to access the building and our room. We were welcomed with complimentary prosecco and a $50 gift card to use at any of the KRC restaurants.  The hotel loans out… Read more
What can I say. This hotel is perfect. We arrived after 9pm when the front desk had closed, the concierge was extremely kind, they called us and gave us precise instructions on our how to access the building and our room. We were welcomed with complimentary prosecco and a $50 gift card to use at any of the KRC restaurants.  The hotel loans out complimentary coffee and biscuits in the morning and bikes to explore the town. The hotel is located right in the middle of the town so everything is less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We asked for a late checkout and even then we were late in checking out, they extended until 12:30pm and were more than understanding. The rooms were incredibly clean and inviting, the bathrooms were impeccable and roomy. I will definitely be booking with Grand Hotel soon again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a great stay!

May 11, 2019 jdecan318 Danbury, Connecticut

As always, our stay at the Grand Hotel was excellent! We were pleasantly surprised to have a room with a balcony and a great view of the shops & art gallery. The room was beautiful and service unparalleled. Looking forward to next years visit!