Members Recommend
Very Good 2394 Reviews
Jetsetter Verified
This Hotel meets our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards

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
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Balcony Classic Elegant Inn Lounge Waterfront Fence sky leisure chair property wooden walkway Resort Beach swimming pool home Deck Villa cottage backyard outdoor structure overlooking porch


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


Date vacation

The room was breath taking we had the ocean view. I had called ahead of time to make sure I got what I had requested. Breakfast has nice continental style, cut many items to choose from. when in town make sure you dine at Allison's in town

Breakwater Inn

Very nice hotel and room. We stayed at the SPA. There are 2 buildings. The Inn and the SPA. The Inn has better views of the water. The SPA room was very nice. Not sure about the Inn but I'm guessing they are nice too. It appears that some of the Inn rooms have balconies.

Disappointing to the max

I don't even know where to start. Terribly overpriced for the poor value and quality. We checked in and weren't given room keys and some guy came up to us at the other building, didn't introduce himself but did bring us keys. You then have to ascend two extremely long steep staircases in an old tired building to get to a room. The view was nice, but the room was disappointing. Bed was mushy, pillows cheap. Bathroom looked like it was from a $79 cheap motel, not a $300+ Inn. Put some investment in please. HVAC was old and too hot all night. Maid service on Saturday never happened, until we complained for the third time and while we were out at dinner they finally did it. Continental breakfast was worse than any you could get at a Hampton Inn--not befitting this place.