| We stayed at the Grand Hotel, part of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, in Kennebunkport, Maine, a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of this pretty New England seaside resort town where gracious hospitality and luxurious amenities and appointments await guests. Small in stature with just 17 rooms and 2 suites, their personalized service and attention to detail began at check-in with a glass of sparkling wine at this oh-so civilized and delightful hotel.
Grand Hotel - Kennebunkport, Maine
Located on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Chase Hill Road of Kennebunkport, the Grand Hotel is perfectly situated for leisurely strolls exploring the boutiques, dining at an impressive number of restaurants, visiting the art galleries, or just admiring the stunningly scenic view from the bridge of the Kennebunkport River. Just a short drive away are the beautiful beaches that are a draw in every season.
We stayed in Kennebunkport in late October 2018 when the autumn leaves had started their amazing display of gorgeous reds, golds, and oranges, and with brisk mornings and evenings with a little nip in the air, it was so wonderful staying in our spacious and elegant corner suite at the Grand Hotel. The hotel has a total of 19 guestrooms comprised of 2 suites on the first floor, 8 guestrooms on the second floor, and 9 guestrooms on the third floor.
Gracious hospitality of this attractive hotel included a welcome glass of sparkling wine, infused water, coffee and tea available throughout the day in the pretty and light-filled chic and comfortable lobby area where impressive art by local Maine and New England artists graced the walls and games tables invited leisurely enjoyment. "Light bites" were provided daily from 8:00 am until 10:00 am, which included a selection of yogurt, boiled eggs, and coffee cake, along with tea and coffee, perfect for getting our day started.
Our corner suite had 2 entrances, one on Ocean Avenue where we had a large veranda with a private table and 2 chairs, and another entrance on Chase Hill Road. The spacious and light filled suite had large windows, a king bed with suede tufted headboard sumptuously dressed in luxurious Matouk and Cuddle down bedding, a plethora of pillows, a decorative bolster, and a soft throw. Nightstands with large lamps flanked the bed, and a caramel leather bench was placed at the end of the bed.
Against one wall, there was a large flatscreen television positioned over a chest of drawers, and beautiful framed art work graced the walls. There was a sitting area in front of the windows comprised of a pull-out sofa and 2 comfortable club chairs flanking an antiqued mirrored coffee-table laden with a selection of area magazines to invite discovering the area.
Chase Hill Suite
There was a separate room with a wet-bar with a Nespresso coffee maker and a selection of coffees, a stocked refrigerator, and a selection of mini-bar offerings. The spacious bathroom featured a large glassed walk-in shower with a rain showerhead as well as a hand-held showerhead and luxurious (Malin + Goetz) apothecary and lab toiletries, a large vanity and shaving/make-up mirror, hairdryer, luxe and thirsty towels, and cozy robes.
Especially nice was the complimentary parking as the hotel is centrally located and was within easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The hotel has complimentary beach cruiser bicycles for guests to use, and even though it was a bit chilly, we enjoyed an early morning ride exploring the nooks and crannies of Kennebunkport and admiring the colorful autumn leaves. We also strolled along the stunning sandy stretches of beaches, which are a must visit no matter the season.
Beach Cruiser Bicycles
Although we visited during Autumn, for guests visiting during the summer months the Grand Hotel provides a KRC evening shuttle to the restaurants, complimentary kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard rentals from Kennebunkport Marina, Kennebunkbeach parking permits, and beach towels and chairs.
With its central in-town location and gracious hospitality, the Grand Hotel is the perfect get away in any season.
1 Chase Hill Road
Kennebunkport, Maine 04043
Local Telephone: +1-207-967-0355
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