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What We Love

  • Daily light breakfast (fresh baked pastries and tea or coffee) is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Quiet location on a tidal cove within walking distance of the beach and Dock Square shops
  • Family-friendly, with a variety of distractions available on-site
  • Renovated with locally commissioned furnishings and artwork in 2013

What To Know

  • Motor lodge layout, with privacy curtains on the porch; children aren't permitted in second-floor rooms
  • Free WiFi and iPod docks
  • The restaurant and bar are seasonal and open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day
  • A $15 per night resort fee will be collected on property

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Retro-chic former motor lodge with fresh renovation, tiki restaurant and heated outdoor pool

The Look

This former motel underwent a full-scale renovation in 2013, blending a contemporary New England vibe with a family-friendly ‘tude. Thirty bright retro-chic rooms, accented with works by local artists and artisans, are spread out among three white clapboard buildings. Inside, each building features a different color palette and a unique decorative style, but all are grouped around the main lodge, which houses a tiki bar restaurant and the entrance to the hotel’s clifftop outdoor pool.

Bed and Bath

Original works by a local artist adorn the walls; cheery printed Dash & Albert rugs accent the floors. Furnishings include rope tables made by a local lobsterman and beds with handcrafted headboards and Serta Presidential Suite pillowtop mattresses. Each room has a flat-screen TV, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and a vanity area with coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. Privacy curtains separate rooms on the shared outdoor porch for a semiprivate effect.

Beyond

If you’re in need of distraction, the main lodge has newspapers, magazines, books and games, and alfresco play options include beach bikes and an outdoor heated pool. The beachy tiki bar serves light fare and Friday poolside happy hour with acoustic reggae.

In the Area

Grab free beach passes, towels and chairs and head for the beach. At the Seashore Trolley Museum, view more than 250 transit vehicles and ride a restored streetcar on a 3.5-mile loop through the woods. Seek finbacks, humpbacks, minkes and perhaps even the rare blue or endangered white whale aboard the 87-foot Nick’s Chance. Learn how to catch a wave with a lesson from the pros at Aquaholics Surf Shop. Hunt for treasure in the antiques shops lining Route 1 from Kittery to Scarborough.

How to Get There

The Lodge at the Cove
29 S. Main Street
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States

Reviews

Magnificent stay
cpiena495977

This property exceeded my expectations. I did not want to leave. Small things like the noise reducer made this property so much more special. The staff helped me with my questions and very exceptional.

Love this place...
katewohious

This is our second stay at The Lodge on the Cove. We still love it. Great rooms, decor, spacious. Love the outside covered deck for sitting & enjoying the evening. Love the common area, beautiful, spacious, great decor, fireplace, games, books, etc. Great value too!

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Bonnie03574

What a great place to spend a couple nights! The rooms are spacious, the beds are VERY comfortable, and the location is excellent. I love the in-room amenities including the refrigerator, microwaves and coffee maker (not kuerigs so you can brew you own easier). My room was clean and comfortable and the sound machine was nice to drown out most neighbor noises. Great location!