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
One of my favorite hotels ever. Great location, absolutely charming grounds, great room and bathroom and extremely friendly staff. Wonderful in room amenities and breakfast. I can’t recommend highly enough. Don’t hesitate booking this.
My husband and I stayed at the lodge for our anniversary trip to New England. We really loved this place. Staff was so helpful and friendly. Great location. I would say everything in town is mostly in walking distance but kind of a long walk. However, they provide a free shuttle. So transportation or getting into town was never an issue. The room was very comfortable and everything is decorated so nicely. Absolutely love the porches. Our only complaint for our stay was that you can hear everything your neighbors do. And the people above us were very loud and talked and moved all night. The lodge provides sound machines and earplugs in the room. The noise is to be expected in an old building like the lodge and they have tried to accommodate the guests by supplying the ear plugs and noise maker but it was not enough to keep the sound down from the people above us. But it would certainly not prevent us from staying again. In the future I would probably request we not be in a room below anyone. I will definitely recommend to my friends.
We stayed just for one night in late September and although the hotel is some way out of Kennebunkport the room was a generous size and comfortably furnished. The rooms are set out in a motel style with ample parking near, if not outside, the room. It was perfectly adequate for one night but the lounge was disappointing and breakfast the next morning was very average. It was the most disappointing breakfast that we had during our trip around New England. If we came back to the area I doubt we’d back.
The weather turned bad when we were there so they closed the restaurant and the fire pit where we remembered our experience of making s'mores. We will remember those times and it will not hinder us from making reservations the next time we are in Maine. Love the decor and the Lodge is very clean.
I enjoyed my birthday at this resort so much with my 3 boys and my husband! We purchased the superhero package and our children couldn’t have been more excited! There was so much to do as a family and we were so close to town! The staff were wonderful. The capes were handmade and the bags they received were well thought out for their ages. The continental breakfast was perfect. Campfire was lit outside the clubhouse at night and there were fun games inside. Our room was located so close to everything. Although it was a bit chilly, the pool was open and very warm! The kids had a blast swimming! Everything was clean. The decor was adorable. We don’t have a single complaint! We will absolutely return!