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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the price. We got the last room this past weekend. Basic breakfast breads, fruit, juice & coffee. Clean and basic. Next time I will bring my own pillows and blanket. The ones provided were ok Towels are basic. Beautiful grounds and Sunday Mass.

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Thank Lynn G
Worcester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Franciscan Guest House describes itself as basic, clean, and comfortable, and that description is 100% accurate. But I give it extra points for its location and breakfast, which is included in the price. It's just a very short walk to the lower village and restaurants, plus it's next to the monastery grounds. We took afternoon and morning walks along... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an unusual place! We enjoyed it very much. Not modern but comfortable and clean with a fridge in room. No problem connecting to wifi. Very reasonably priced considering the area it's in. Great location - within walking distance of the beach and the town. Lots or restaurants in the town. The grounds are beautiful and full of walking... More 

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Westford
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Well if you're looking for a full service fully appointed hotel or inn, this would not be it. However, if you just need a conveniently located Kennebunk accommodation that doesn't pick your pocket, this will do fine. Nice grounds for families. Walking distance to Kennebunk/Kennebunkport downtowns, and an easy walk to the beach. Rooms are not serviced on daily basis,... More 

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Thank MichaelWestford
massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My 15 year old daughter and I stayed here for two nights at the end of August. I booked the week before and we were lucky to get the last room at the guest house Room #44 which was in the main building. Upon walking into the main building the hallway looked like it had not changed since it was... More 

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Thank beachbons
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The location is ideal and just a short walk to downtown and a short drive to many local attractions. Simple and clean accommodations with lovely staff. Continental breakfast is included but for $4 dollars you can also have several hot breakfast selections.

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Thank Italia P
Marlborough, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Especially good for Catholic families. Great location (easy walking distance to Kennebunkport and to the beaches). Rooms are spartan and dated, but clean. People are very nice and accommodating. Breakfast cannot be beat (free cereal/breads, coffee and juice, $4 for hot breakfast). They offer daily Mass and the celebrants were all very reverent, and we heard some very good homilies.... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Rooms are simple but good. The grounds are amazing. Best to walk to downtown and avoid driving. Kennebunk...wonderful! Pleasant little bay with boat trips. The warf is full of restaurants plus a micro brewery...

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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Came on a trip with my Dad. We were looking for something affordable and found this place online. We were happy with the price and accommodations. This place is simple--no frills or luxury. If you're looking for a cushy bed and breakfast then go elsewhere and pay more. If you just need a quiet place to lay your head, then... More 

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Yanceyville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The rooms are very simple. I stayed for 3 nights. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is large and convenient. Breakfast was continental with a large variety of things. I felt very safe here. Lot of people I met have stayed here for years. For what I needed, this was the place. If you are looking for luxury go... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An affordable option for the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. The hotel offers simple, plain, comfortable guest rooms for young families, seniors and anyone on a budget. Located next to the beautiful St. Anthony's Monastery Grounds with 44 acres of trees, rolling lawns, picnic tables, riverside walking path, shrines and wildlife. Only 15 minute walk to the beach. Or if you wish to drive, parking permits are available for a small fee. The continental buffet included with your room, with an upgrade to hot breakfast available for a small fee. Amenities include outdoor saltwater pool, free parking, A/C's, mini-refrigerator in all rooms. Supper by our Lithuanian cooks available in peak season. The hotel is a little oasis of peace and tranquility between Docks Square and the Kennebunk beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Guest House

Address: 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7628
Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunk
Price Range: €69 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 65
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“Ask for a room facing the grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles Tisbe52, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are many different room types and sizes here in several buildings. Call ahead or visit the web site to get more info before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelWestford, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“no elevators, stairs only”
 of 5 bubbles 225roses, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“no elevator”
 of 5 bubbles bmcgill209, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go Elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Reg-Mur, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
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