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The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Restaurant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located in the perfect spot . You can walk to everything. We brought our motorcycles up and they were on a trailer. They were nice enough to let us park the trailer right in their lot. They serve a nice breakfast. We also had drinks and apps in their lounge.

All in all - we enjoyed ourselves. We were in the wharf building which is right over the little bridge. The room we had was on the small side. However it didn't really bother us since we did not spend too much time in it.

So don't hesitate - book it !

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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Thank CALABASHBoston
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Tom S, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings CALABASHBoston,

It was a pleasure having you with us and we are happy to see you enjoyed everything about your stay. Our wharfside rooms are a bit on the smaller side but are perfect for those guests looking for a great central location and be steps away from everything the town has to offer. We will pass along your comments to our valet team as they do a great job.

Warm regards,

Tom

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a few days getting away from it all in the charming town of Kennebunkport, Maine and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel was definitely the place to go. The staff was friendly and professional (greeted with a glass of champagne), rooms were quiet, clean and lovely. Our deck overlooked the river and it was so enjoyable to sit on the deck, watch the boats come and go and enjoy the lovely ambience of the place.

Stayed: May 2018
Thank jackiecstubbs
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Tom S, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello jackiestubbs,

It's great to hear you were able to enjoy your time with us and we were able to get some good relaxation in. It is a great time to sit on our dock and just watch as the local fisherman and tour operators get things ready for the day. Being so close to a working dock does give our guests the feeling of the fishing village side of things here.

Warm regards,

Tom

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious spot for dinner. Great drinks and asian twist on seafood. The lobster fried rice was really yummy. Pretty view of the water out from the deck and attractive decor inside. Convenient downtown location.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ingrid S
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Tom S, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ingrid S for your kind words. We are hearing a lot of positive reviews about our new menu and we are glad everyone is enjoying the experience. Our location along the Kennebunk River really cannot be beat!

Warm regards,

Tom

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled all over, and I am very detailed and often pick apart every little grievance. This place was a dream vacation. The room and view were spectacular, and the bed was the most comfortable I ever slept on. In fact, I came home and bought a new mattress because I realized my bed was awful after sleeping in theirs. The staff was so friendly and greeted us with glasses of wine upon arrival. When we checked out, they sent us off with a gift bag. Those little touches mean a lot. The room was in perfect condition, top-notch accommodations in every way and the spa-like bathroom was heaven. I loved the shower. Everything was within walking distance, and the valets were friendly and funny. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. I wish we had booked a month instead of a weekend. I HIGHLY recommend this hotel in every way. You cannot beat that gorgeous view.

Room Tip: We booked the best room and I think the Admiral and Captain suites have the best views.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank tainttu
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Tom S, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings tainttu,

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us so much! We strive to give every guest the best possible experience and we will share your comments with our staff. We are lucky to have such a great location that you can walk to just about anything in town and also right along the Kennebunk River.

We hope to see you back again some day!

Warm regards,

Tom

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been waiting all winter for the new Boathouse Restaurant to open, and we were not disappointed! So nice to have valet parking when going out in the Port (especially if it's raining). We were shown to one of the new high top tables. You have a choice of sitting in a chair, or on the comfortable banquet. I started off with a margarita, and it was perfect. I'm not a fan of the "green mixer" that a lot of places use which are usually too sweet. I'm not sure what the mix was but it was a great reminder that summer is coming.....

I don't usually order crab cakes as they are often full of breading and red peppers, with very little crab, but these were so good. So crispy on the outside and filled with crab that you could actually taste. I also got the fried oysters and my husband got the fried clams. Both were fresh and perfectly cooked, as were the french fries. Unfortunately, after the appetizers and dinners, there was no room for dessert. Guess we will just have to go back again. PS Kudos to Chef John Shaw for a tasty new menu and his usual on point execution.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Tom S, Manager at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings MESandpiper,

We have also been waiting all winter to open our new location and we are so happy to see you enjoyed your time with us so much. Our goal is to give everyone that visits us a memorable experience and its great to hear you had such a great visit. Chef John Shaw has put together a great seafood inspired menu with some really amazing dishes. Its great to hear you enjoyed your margarita so much as we make the mix fresh for each drink.

We look forward to having you back with us!

Tom

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