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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely a charming inn

Aug 14, 2019 cbrkc Washington DC, District of Columbia

From stepping into the beautiful lobby with coffee/tea all day it’s warm and inviting. Rooms are well appointed with gorgeous bathrooms. Coffee maker. Amnesties are excellent. Highly recommend can walk everywhere in town.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Place for Kennebuck / Kennebuckport.

Jul 24, 2019 John H Clay, Kentucky

The Grand Hotel is a fantastic spot to stay for a visit to Kennebuck or Kennebuck port. Within walking distance of everything. Great rooms & staff. Our room was on the front overlooking the street and we could sit on the balcony and listen to music from across the street.
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Jul 14, 2019 rodowd

High end finish to the hotel, room was very nicely furnished & shower/bathroom heated floor was unexpected surprise. We were graciously upgraded to a room with balcony for our honeymoon - we were able to oversee the Kennebunkport village and hear the live Irish music across the street. We used the hotel's bicycles to cycle down the town along… Read more
High end finish to the hotel, room was very nicely furnished & shower/bathroom heated floor was unexpected surprise. We were graciously upgraded to a room with balcony for our honeymoon - we were able to oversee the Kennebunkport village and hear the live Irish music across the street. We used the hotel's bicycles to cycle down the town along Ocean drive and see the Bush compound! Breakfast is the only area for improvement at the Grand Hotel, other than that it was a fantastic stay & would love to visit again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 3 nights of sweetness

Jul 11, 2019 147bartb Pinehurst, North Carolina

Great historic hotel right in the heart of the village. Walk everywhere easily, including shops, restaurants and bars. The accommodations were clean and 5 star and the service was great. Absolutely loved it
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