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The Southern Coast Hotels

The Colony Hotel

  • 140 Ocean Ave. Map It
  • Kennebunkport
  • Design
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Private beach
  • Heated saltwater swimming pool
  • Activities and entertainment for all ages


  • Not intimate

Updated 12/26/2013

Fodor's Review

You can't miss this place—it's grand, white, and incredibly large, set majestically atop a rise overlooking the ocean. The hotel was built in 1914 (after its predecessor caught fire in 1898), and much of the splendid glamour of the earlier era remains. Half of the rooms in the main hotel (rooms are spread among five buildings) have ocean views. All are outfitted with antiques and hardwood floors; the bright white bed linens nicely set off the colors of the floral wallpaper.

Cottage-style and antique furnishings maintain the classic seaside ambience in all lodging quarters. Two-bedroom suites and spacious cottages suit families. The Porch restaurant serves New England fare, with seafood and steaks; families often opt for the more casual Marine Room.

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Hotel Information


140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, Maine, 04046, United States

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207-967–3331; 800-552–2363

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Nov.–mid-May
  • 112 rooms, 11 suites, 2 cottages
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/26/2013

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