Fodor's Expert Review Cape Arundel Inn and Resort

208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, Maine, 04046, USA Fodor's Choice

This shingle-style 19th-century mansion, originally one of the area's many summer "cottages," commands a magnificent ocean view that takes in the Bush estate at Walker's Point; its location is just far enough from the bustle of town to truly feel like you've gotten away from it all. Spacious, tastefully decorated guest rooms—filled with special touches, such as local artwork and comfy throws—are equipped with cozy fireplaces and relaxing sitting areas that overlook the garden and ocean; the Club House, just a stone's throw from the main inn, offers a resortlike vibe with a lap pool, lawn and club games, and cozy nook areas where you can unwind with a cocktail or a cup of tea.

PROS

  • extraordinary views from most rooms
  • across the road from rockbound coast
  • exceptional staff that are gracious and discreet
  • luxurious beds and linens that will make you feel like a spring chicken upon waking
  • champagne welcome

CONS

  • not for the budget-minded
  • clubhouse amenities are ½ mile away from main house
  • some rooms without ocean views

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Residential Area
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 855-346–5700

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan., Free breakfast

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