The Jetsetter rate includes daily continental breakfast
Watching the sunset from the hotel’s lawn chairs, dark n’ stormy in hand
Positioned right on Kennebunkport’s scenic Ocean Avenue
The spa is among the best in town
Spacious, comfortable rooms
Free use of bikes and canoes
What To Know
The inn is comprised of two different buildings a short walk apart: the newer Spa Building and the historic Inn Building
Stripers Seafood Restaurant is located at the Inn Building and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
It’s a short drive to town
Parking on site
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Charming waterfront sleep with comfy rooms, gorgeous sunset views and a splurge-worthy spa
Positioned along the edge of the Kennebunk River, the Breakwater Inn & Spa is comprised of two buildings a short walk apart. The historic Inn Building houses Stripers Seafood Restaurant where French doors open out onto a lawn with Adirondack chairs perfectly positioned for watching the sunset. Stroll up the small beach and you’ll be at the back of the newer Spa Building, where the spa and gym facilities are located.
Bed & Bath
There’s plenty of room to spread out in guest rooms in both the Spa Building and the Inn Building. Inn Building rooms have a charming, nautical theme, feature four post beds and are decorated in a pretty palette of blues and whites. Spa Building rooms are equally comfortable, though a bit more contemporary, with earth tones throughout and oversized windows. Both buildings’ rooms include air conditioning (not always standard in Kennebunkport) and bathrooms stocked with Molton Brown products.
Start your day off with a workout overlooking the water at the fitness center then opt for a massage at the Breakwater Spa, one of the best in the area. When hunger strikes, head to Stripers Waterside Restaurant, which serves local seafood like oysters on the half shell, Maine crab cakes and lobster rolls. Stripers is also a must at sunset—park yourself in one of the Adirondack chairs on their lawn and watch the light fade into the river, cocktail in hand.
In the Area
The Breakwater has a prime location on Ocean Avenue, a scenic road that runs along the water’s edge—take a stroll and you’ll quickly come upon Saint Ann’s Church, a historic seaside chapel built in 1887. Walkers can also opt for a stroll along Parsons Way Trail, a two-mile path that brings visitors past some truly stunning homes along the coast. When you’re ready to relax, drive a short way to Kennebunk Beach or Gooch’s Beach. For a sundowner, visit Federal Jack’s on the waterfront, the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company’s line of handcrafted ales.