Daily light breakfast (fresh baked pastries and tea or coffee) is included in the Jetsetter rate
Quiet location on a tidal cove within walking distance of the beach and Dock Square shops
Family-friendly, with a variety of distractions available on-site
Renovated with locally commissioned furnishings and artwork in 2013
What To Know
Motor lodge layout, with privacy curtains on the porch; children aren't permitted in second-floor rooms
Free WiFi and iPod docks
The restaurant and bar are seasonal and open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day
A $15 per night resort fee will be collected on property
Parking on site
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Retro-chic former motor lodge with fresh renovation, tiki restaurant and heated outdoor pool
This former motel underwent a full-scale renovation in 2013, blending a contemporary New England vibe with a family-friendly ‘tude. Thirty bright retro-chic rooms, accented with works by local artists and artisans, are spread out among three white clapboard buildings. Inside, each building features a different color palette and a unique decorative style, but all are grouped around the main lodge, which houses a tiki bar restaurant and the entrance to the hotel’s clifftop outdoor pool.
Bed and Bath
Original works by a local artist adorn the walls; cheery printed Dash & Albert rugs accent the floors. Furnishings include rope tables made by a local lobsterman and beds with handcrafted headboards and Serta Presidential Suite pillowtop mattresses. Each room has a flat-screen TV, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and a vanity area with coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. Privacy curtains separate rooms on the shared outdoor porch for a semiprivate effect.
If you’re in need of distraction, the main lodge has newspapers, magazines, books and games, and alfresco play options include beach bikes and an outdoor heated pool. The beachy tiki bar serves light fare and Friday poolside happy hour with acoustic reggae.
In the Area
Grab free beach passes, towels and chairs and head for the beach. At the Seashore Trolley Museum, view more than 250 transit vehicles and ride a restored streetcar on a 3.5-mile loop through the woods. Seek finbacks, humpbacks, minkes and perhaps even the rare blue or endangered white whale aboard the 87-foot Nick’s Chance. Learn how to catch a wave with a lesson from the pros at Aquaholics Surf Shop. Hunt for treasure in the antiques shops lining Route 1 from Kittery to Scarborough.
The Lodge at the Cove
29 S. Main Street
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
How to Get There
Flights are available to Portland International Jetport (PWM) via connecting flights from from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from PWM, about 35 miles away, are not available through the property. Taxis to/from PWM are approximately $100, each way. If you’re renting a car or driving, self-parking is free.