Overlooking the Kennebunk River and a white sandy beach, the historic Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport is a recognizable landmark from both land and sea. Built in 1914, the beautifully preserved hotel has been owned and operated by the same family since 1947 and offers luxurious accommodations in five different buildings, each with its own distinctive style and character and spectacular views. Maine’s first green hotel is also home to two acclaimed oceanfront restaurants that serve classic New England fare and fresh lobster and is an idyllic venue for destination weddings and other special celebrations.
The Colony Hotel features 125 beautifully appointed guest rooms located in five separate buildings. The hotel’s main building exudes classic New England charm and is surrounded by four different garden houses, namely the East House, which offers traditional resort accommodations, the Galland House filled with Maine Cottage furniture and rich pine paneled walls, and two private houses for families or small groups of guests.
All rooms feature comfortable king or queen-size beds with deluxe linens, and en-suite bathrooms with showers and/or soaking tubs, and Spa Therapy bath products. Modern amenities include iPod clock radios, two line speaker phones with voicemail services, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, in-room safes, and complimentary wireless Internet. Guest rooms in the East and Gallard Houses also feature flat panel televisions with cable channels and air-conditioning.
Located in the main building of the hotel, Ocean Balcony King rooms feature hardwood floors with hooked rugs and floral wallpaper and are decorated with beautiful antiques and Maine Cottage furniture. These rooms have king or queen-size beds with deluxe linens, en-suite bathrooms with showers and/or soaking tubs, and Spa Therapy bath products and share a balcony with gorgeous ocean views. Ocean Grand Two Bedrooms have similar features and are connected by a private bathroom, while Ocean Grand King and Oceanside Two Queen rooms have one king or two queen-size beds as stated.Gardenside Two Queen and Garden King Or Queen rooms have the same features as the rooms above and look out over the hotel’s beautifully manicured and landscaped gardens.
Guest rooms in the East House and Galland King rooms feature two queen-size beds or one king with deluxe linens, en-suite bathrooms with showers and/or soaking tubs, and Spa Therapy bath products, wall to wall carpeting, and quilt window treatments. The Galland also offers a three-bedroom suite with two king and one queen bedroom, one shared bathroom with a walk-in shower and soaking tub and modern amenities, including flat panel televisions with cable channels and air-conditioning.
The Florence House offers five bedrooms – three of which are king, one queen and one single with three shared bathrooms – as well as a spacious living and dining room with hardwood floors and hooked rugs and a lovely sunroom.The Boughton House offers three bedrooms made up of two king and one queen with two bathrooms and a spacious living and dining room with hardwood floors and hooked rugs. Modern amenities abound in both houses, including iPod clock radios, two line speaker phones with voicemail services, and complimentary wireless Internet.
A complimentary breakfast buffet is served every morning in the Porch and Grand Dining Rooms and includes a variety of fresh fruits, cereals, yogurt, preserves, and freshly baked treats, as well as hot dishes.
The Porch Dining Room presents an innovative approach to New England cuisine with a creative dinner menu of seasonal specialties accompanied by signature cocktails and fine wines from around the world in a tranquil and romantic setting overlooking the Kennebunk River.
The Poolside and Ocean Terrace serves a lunch buffet of light meals and small plates, along with a full service bar menu of signature cocktails, fine wines, spirits and aperitifs against a backdrop of stunning ocean views.
The Marine Room is a casual restaurant open daily from noon until 9:00 pm that serves a broad range of menu classic dishes ranging from fresh salads, house made chips and salsa, and fish tacos to sizzling burgers off the grill and ocean-fresh steamed lobster. Diners can also enjoy live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.
Premium amenities and guest services at the Colony Hotel include three restaurants from which to enjoy delicious buffet breakfasts and excellent Maine fare for lunch and dinner, as well as live entertainment on the weekends. Other amenities include a heated saltwater swimming pool and private beach, an 18-hole putting green and shuffleboard, horseshoes, croquet, and bike to rent, and a fully equipped business center with complimentary wireless and wired Internet.
Weddings & Events
The Colony Hotel offers a romantic venue for weddings and celebrations for up to 200 guests with a variety of beautiful places to choose from, as well as catering services from one of the three restaurants, spectacular views for photographic opportunities, and a team of wedding professionals to take care of every detail.
40 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, Phone: 207-967-3331 or 800-552-236