The Colony Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
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Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Colony Hotel

The Colony Hotel

3.0 star property
Beach hotel in Kennebunkport with outdoor pool, restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

493 verified guest reviews

Guests rated location

  • Walkable111 positive mentions
  • Safe100 positive mentions
  • Quiet90 positive mentions
  • Easy Parking77 positive mentions
  • Dining options76 positive mentions

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
140 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Free self-parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Goose Rocks Beach - 16 min drive
  • Ogunquit Beach - 23 min drive
  • Marginal Way - 25 min drive
  • Perkins Cove - 26 min drive
  • Old Orchard Beach - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) - 25 min drive
  • Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport) - 36 min drive
  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Wells Regional Transportation Center - 17 min drive
  • Saco Transportation Center - 23 min drive
  • Old Orchard Beach Station - 29 min drive

About this property

The Colony Hotel

The Colony Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Kennebunkport. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 125 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant

Travelling with children

  • Mini golf

What to do

  • Mini golf
  • Private beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1914
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 9.0 per cent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Fridges are available for USD 15 per night

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 05 January and 25 May.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Colony Hotel Kennebunkport
Colony Hotel
Colony Kennebunkport
Colony Hotel Maine
Colony Hotel Kennebunkport, Maine
The Colony Hotel Hotel
The Colony Hotel Kennebunkport
The Colony Hotel Hotel Kennebunkport

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A Real Getaway
Amazing old fashioned resort that brings you back to another era, without seeming worn out at all. Incredible pool with filtered ocean salt water at ideal temperature, and then the real thing just beyond. 100°F in NYC and Boston… 78°F In Kennebunkport.
David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kurt, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

No Air Conditioner in Room
While the hotel grounds were beautiful, it was incredibly uncomfortable to stay in the room because there was no air conditioner. If you are okay with no AC, then it's a great hotel. But, if you're like me and appreciate a cold room, you will be uncomfortable.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Place / One Strong Safety Suggestion
We love staying at this beautiful, historic hotel, but we have one, new complaint. Since my husband became moderately handicapped with weakened legs from a recent illness, we became aware of how difficult it was for him to get down to the restaurant/pool area. There is no handrail on one side of the stairs that would have aided him, so we ended up doing the long walk around down a sloping walkway that was difficult and tiring for him to maneuver. There is easily enough space for a small lift to be installed to bring a handicapped person from the main floor to the lower level. I wish they would install this simple device, but in the meantime, a simple handrail on the opposite side of the stairs would be very helpful. I hope to see one or both of these installed next time we visit as we will always come back to the beautiful Colony Hotel.
Gazebo at end of wraparound porch
Dining room ‘keyhole’ from back porch.
Rear of building facing ocean
Elizabeth, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 1-night trip
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