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What We Love

  • 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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Charming waterfront sleep with comfy rooms, gorgeous sunset views and a splurge-worthy spa

The Look

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.

How to Get There

The Breakwater Inn and Spa
127 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States


4.0 Very Good 314 Reviews
You have to try this!
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the best massage of my life here! The hotel is excellent, everyone is very friendly. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, I could have slept all day! Lovely stay - check it out for yourselves.

A wonderful weekend with friends!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I met for a weekend get away in January. We loved the Inn and the staff were all truly exceptional. Brian, Jamie and Nick in Stripers. Their service and attention to detail were outstanding. The food...the lobster tacos, Lobster Bisque and the Brussel Sprouts...simply perfect.Thank you for a wonderful weekend with wonderful friends. We are talking about getting our next visit on the calendar.

We visit at least once a year!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Love it here, and have stayed in a few different rooms. The location is amazing, and the views of the channel and cliffs are out of this world. We will continue to visit, and look forward to our next stay!

Reviewed 2 months ago

Ok. I would not stay here again. There are other places that are quite nice and less expensive. It is trying so hard to be a "spa". Room was ok. Small and only one place to sit. Noisy heater which was hard to get room temperature right.

Another disappointed guest.
Reviewed 3 months ago

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in mid-September (the last night of our 40th wedding anniversary trip) and were underwhelmed and disappointed. We also paid a $20 resort fee, for no included amenities. Our food was below average. The staff was non-existent ( We waited in the hotel lobby for 5 minutes to check out without seeing anyone). We've contacted the hotel twice by phone and asked for receipts from our stay and were told they would be emailed to us. We have not received a reply. We also left a voice mail for Naz Jenulevich, the Director of Operations, and have not received a return phone call. Our complaints are common among other Trip Advisor reviewers, yet the hotel does nothing to resolve them! Apparently the owner's of this hotel don't understand the meaning of customer service!