Excellent 470 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A daily three-course gourmet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Pure romance: Many rooms have fireplaces, and tubs or showers built for two
  • The inn is a short stroll from Dock Square's shops, restaurants and galleries

What To Know

  • 1802 House is intimate, with only six guestrooms
  • Late sleepers, take note: Checkout is at 10:30 a.m.
  • Children 12 and under are not permitted


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
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Historic Kennebunkport B&B with just six rooms, period interiors and manicured gardens near busy Dock Square

The Lowdown

Just a short stroll from Kennebunkport’s shops, restaurants and galleries on Dock Square, the 1802 House was one of the town’s first inns. The look is homey through and through, with a communal dining room (where a hearty three-course breakfast is served each morning), a lobby flanked by comfy armchairs and a cast iron fireplace, and just six guestrooms. No two of the 410-square-foot rooms are alike, but all include the same mod cons: flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, free WiFi and air conditioning. And many come equipped with romantic four-poster beds, fireplaces and baths or showers built for two.

In the Area

For local fare try nearby Old Vines, an Old World–meets–New World wine bar and lounge housed in a renovated barn, or Federal Jack’s, a riverfront brewpub that’s the birthplace of Shipyard beers. For a dose of retail therapy, hit all the boutiques and specialty shops in Kennebunk’s Lower Village and Dock Square. Few museums have as stunning a location — or view — as the oceanfront Ogunquit Museum of Art, which houses a distinguished permanent collection of American art, including works by Marsden Hartley and Rockwell Kent.

How to Get There

1802 House B&B
15 Locke Street
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States


5.0 Excellent 470 Reviews

This a older Inn but don’t let that fool you. Very clean and comfortable. Lovely grounds and comfortable seating outside to just relax with a good book. The breakfast was delicious and the owners was very friendly and attentive. This Inn is walking distance to town. A must for shopping.

Great stay for short getaway

We stayed at the 1802 House for four nights while we attended a family reunion. Once we settled in we knew we had made the right choice. The room ("York") was small but nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed. It was all we needed as we planned on spending most of our time outdoors. The bathroom was updated and spotless with a fantastic shower. A delicious three course breakfast is served 8:30-9:30 daily. The house borders a golf course and is about a 10 minute easy walk to downtown which keeps things nice and quiet. Honestly, being right downtown isn't worth the money! The hosts are very personable, accommodating, and low key. Very relaxing! We would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again next time.

Perfect Base to Explore the Area

My wife and I just spent two days and nights in the Kennebunkport area and chose this beautiful inn based on reviews.

Our small, very beautifully-appointed room, the BERWYCK, was steps from a lovely parlor with very comfortable seating. A very high, very comfortable bed and a good-sized shower with wonderful water pressure were both very welcome.

Breakfast both days was plentiful and delicious. We especially enjoyed the “overnight oatmeal” and the delicious blueberry pancakes on day one.

An easy walk to town and a perfect location for day trips to Portland and Ogunquit, coupled with friendly, charming owners make this B & B an excellent choice!