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1 room, 2 adults

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina

3-star3 stars
21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME, 04046, United States of America

Riverfront hotel in Kennebunkport with 2 bars/lounges and restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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  • Comfortable hotel in a fabulous location on the waterfront in Kennebunkport. The…Oct 19, 2019
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The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina

from £225
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Admiral's Suite)
  • Captain Suite
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Harbor View King with Balcony)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Portside King with Seating Area)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Portside Queen)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Portside Queen ADA)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Wharf House Suite)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Wharf House King)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Wharf House Queen)
  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Wharf House DBL - DBL)

What’s around The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina


  • On the waterfront
  • W. Robert Paine Gallery - 2-minute walk
  • Dock Square - 2-minute walk
  • Mast Cove Galleries - 3-minute walk
  • First Families Kennebunkport Museum - 3-minute walk
  • Kennebunkport Harbor - 4-minute walk
  • Kennebunkport Village Green - 5-minute walk
  • St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery - 12-minute walk

Getting around

  • Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport) 38-min drive
  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) 27-min drive
  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) 53-min drive
  • Wells Regional Transportation Center 19-min drive
  • Saco Transportation Center 27-min drive
  • Old Orchard Beach Station 33-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The "Wharfside" guestrooms and some amenities at this property are not accessible to wheelchairs, and may require the use of stairs.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 2013
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Boathouse – On-site restaurant.


On Site

  • Marina on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina’s small print

Also known as

  • Boathouse Waterfront Hotel Kennebunkport
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina Kennebunkport
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina Hotel Kennebunkport
  • Boathouse Waterfront Hotel
  • Boathouse Waterfront Kennebunkport
  • Boathouse Waterfront
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina Hotel
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina Kennebunkport
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina Hotel Kennebunkport
  • Boathouse Waterfront
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina Hotel


This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 21.80 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Concierge/Valet service

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina

  • Does The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Alisson's (2-min walk), Bandaloop (2-min walk) and Dock Square Coffee House (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 134 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect in every way!
Lovely room right in the heart of town. Gorgeous location, lovely spacious rooms.
Shan, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice place to stay in Kennebunkport
Room and restaurant were excellent, quite enjoyable. Shower pressure was weak, but everything else was great.
Bruce, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
I have stayed there several times and this time it was so different—sadly it was very disappointing! Unfortunately, the first night of our stay there was an engagement party so there was no access to the restaurant and we had to hear loud music until 11 pm! We chose to forego the housekeeping for our two night stay and got a $30 credit to an affiliated restaurant. However, when we went to have dinner at the Burleigh, they had unexpectedly closed even though the website said they would be open. When we checked out we asked for the $30 to be credited to our account—and they said that they couldn’t do that! In the past we would get a nice departure bag with water and cookies—this time we got nothing. And what also surprised me was the lack of cleanliness—-for two nights we had to walk through white crumbs in the hallway that never were vacuumed up. When you’re paying high prices to stay there—it shouldn’t be that way. Time to take stock and go back to what worked initially for you! Great service, extreme cleanliness, and giving guests the experience that they were going to be treated and pampered to a one of a kind stay!
Kathleen, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful establishment. Great place to stay
David, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would return in a heartbeat
Great place
David, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice place, great location, missing staff
The Boathouse location is ideal! It is a very nice, clean and comfortable place. We had a spacious king room with a large bathroom. It was in a separate building than one shown online, which was a surprise. However, it was very convenient (30 yard walk) to the main building. Although the harbor view is more of the parking lots. Breakfast in the morning, isn't really breakfast. It is some small muffins and a bundt cake, oj, coffee and tea. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable when you can find them. They did forget to put out the snacks in our building one of the two nights we stayed.
Brian, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Terrific location in the middle of Kennebunkport
The location could not have been better. We absolutely loved the restaurant and enjoyed the food, drinks and terrific views several times during our stay. For the price, I expected something a bit more upscale in terms of our room. We were set up in a side building that was not part of the newer main hotel, so this was probably the difference. My BIG complaint was that one morning after walking the town, my wife came back to the room and found our room door partially open, with no maid in sight. The room had been poorly made up, so someone had been inside. We had to spend time going through all of our possessions to verify that nothing was stolen. The room did not come equipped with a safe. This was totally unacceptable. I sent an email to the hotel to complain, but never received an answer. My wife told the maid the next day and one day later a manager came to the room to talk to my wife. The hotel did comp us one night for this issue, which was appropriate and appreciated.
John, us5 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Pricey and expected more.
Expected better rooms and comfortness. Did not like the adjacent building where our room was located. Stair case too narrow for our luggage. Couldn’t get it in nor received help.
Maria Isabel, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Very nice. I would have liked breakfast to open before 730 as I could not partake since my conference started earlier.
Karin, us3 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Not what I thought it was.
By looking at the picture of hotel you would think there was a view but we were put in the wharf side building which is old and not ADA compliant without an elevator and narrow steep stairway with view of parking lot. The room was updated but did not have a fridge, small TV, and the bed was very uncomfortable. We had a family of 5 above us and as normal with 3 small children they were up at 6am running and jumping around. With the oldness of the building it sounded like they were in our room. We did have a wonderful meal at the restaurant. On checkout I let the staff know of all my issues and they said that they would take care of us next time we came to town. There was also a 20 dollar resort charge for what I don’t know. Would never stay here again but would eat there again.
Thomas, us1 night romance trip

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