The Breakwater Inn and Spa
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
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.
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!
We arrived in Kennebunkport in early October. Town was crowded with leaf peeping tourist, but the Breakwater Inn was set just beyond the tourist rush. It was quiet and spacious. The room was large and spacious with windows that opened to the water way, Breakfast was excellent.
My wife and I spent a romantic night last Sunday at this beautiful Inn. The staff were very helpful, and willing to engage in conversation about absolutely nothing, which tells me that they care enough to hear the little things that matter to their guests. We ate at the Stripers restaurant, and the food was exceptional. Again, the service exceeded our expectations. Our spa room overlooked the inlet and working lobster boats, and the sunset was truly beautiful. We will come back as fast as we can!
Great location on the River. Place was a quiet area and got some great sleep. We went the weekend of October 19th to celebrate our anniversary. They recognized the occasion. Thank You Staff. The gym was excellent and was great working out watching the boats go by. We ate at Stripers Restaurant on the first night and it was fine. The continental breakfast in the morning was great with in house made blueberry muffins and croissants. I was a bit worried about the negative comments but I would definitely stay again. I would suggest updating the bathtub area