Lodging for Kennebunkport Mini-Reunion
Since everyone uses the Internet, I have stopped getting some assorted rates in nearby hotels, motels and B&Bs. However, I can give you some general advice about the area, and mention a few places.
In Kennebunkport itself, there are some high-end B&Bs (Captain Lords, Captain Jefferds) and though these are a bit pricey, they are both supposed to be beautifully appointed, and both are on the town green. The Colony Hotel is the area’s oldest and largest facility, but it is a historic structure, and most of the rooms do not have air conditioning (not terribly necessary in October in Maine), and most rooms do not even have TVs. Close to the Yachtsman is the Fontenay Terrace. This gets very good reviews, if one of the most affordable places around, and when I last checked, they had some rooms available. Along the river is the Yachtsman Motel, a motel with very high rankings. Also along the river is the Nonantum Resort, and closer to town is the Boathouse Hotel. A bit further out along Ocean Avenue are the Rhumb Line and Turbot’s Creek motels, the latter being another very affordable location. Even further away, in an area of town known as Cape Porpoise, there are a bunch of older motels, and if you go to the edge of Kennebunkport, you get to Goose Rocks, which has the Tides, which is upscale but well-known.
The town of Kennebunk sort of surrounds the Dock Square area of Kennebunkport, and the Grand Hotel and Kings Port Inn are both a two-minute walk to Kennebunkport itself. The Seaside Motel is a stone’s throw from Kennebunkport, but the stone has to be thrown over the Kennebunk River, so it is about a mile or so from Dock Square in Kennebunkport.
Wells adjoins Kennebunk, and has myriad places along U.S. Route 1. I know nothing about any specific places in Wells, but there are lots and lots of choices, many of which are older motel facilities. From Wells, you can be anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes from Kennebunkport.
Just to the south of Wells is Ogunquit. We will be having dinner both Friday and Saturday around Ogunquit, so this is another choice. Again, tons of motels along U.S. Route 1, and many of these are a bit nicer though a little more expensive than the options in Wells. There are also other lodging options along Shore Road and around Perkins Cove. Just for timing, Ogunquit is about a 20-minute drive from Kennebunkport.