The Lodge at the Cove
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
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
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.
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 staff were so incredibly kind and welcoming, the rooms were immaculate and the location is perfect. There are so many fantastic amenities to take advantage of during your stay. It is the only place we will stay from this point forward (especially with kids). I am very impressed, and am extremely particular with regards to where I stay.
We only stayed at The Lodge for one night over the 4th of July holiday, but we had a great time. It was a close walk to town. We had dinner at The Dory that night after swimming with our kids at the pool. Food was great. Highly recommend The Dory Margarita!! We also loved the live band by the pool and the fire pit with s'mores. Not to mention, Mike at the Cafe was awesome in the morning for breakfast. He made the kids awesome pancakes. He was very hospitable and made the morning great!
The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The kids loved the rollaway beds and had no issues there. We would definitely come back for a longer stay in Kennebunkport.
This place is near perfect. The attention to detail is second to none. We commented several times during our short stay, "They've thought of everything!" It is the perfect family place, loaded with activities/games for rain or shine, but had it been just my husband and me, we would have enjoyed it just as much! The Dory, downstairs from check-in and by the pool, was a great first meal on our trip. We played shuffle board and ping pong while we waited for our food. The coffee and muffins each morning were perfect in the adorable 'clubhouse.' We didn't have any breakfast made for us (they offer other items for sale), but said we would next time as opposed to finding a place in town. Even though our evenings their were chilly, we enjoyed the heated pool. Close enough to town to walk, but secluded enough to feel private and serene.
Our 4 year old daughter called it 'home' and asked several times to go back during our Maine Coast trip.
Tip: Be sure to take advantage of bikes and beach chairs when headed into town.
Thank you LOC for making the beginning of our coastal trip fantastic. We will definitely be back!
My family had the pleasure of staying at The Lodge for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was so comfy, clean and cute! Mike in the morning breakfast area is such a delight! Always so friendly and accommodating.
The location of the Lodge is perfect, we rode the complimentary bikes into town for lunch and shopping. This is truly a gem, don’t hesitate to stay here.
We are spending 2 nights at this cozy lodge , which is a short walk to the main town. Very clean with friendly staff. Reasonable if not cheap pricing at the restaurant on the premises. Happy hour from 3-5PM. Breakfast does have free coffee , tea, bananas , apples , and muffins. All other items are available for a fee, including hot items ( egg sandwiches , pancakes ,bacon, and sausage). I would not hesitate to stay here again !