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Captain Lord Mansion 4.0

Kennebunkport, Maine, United States

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  • Lacks amenities like a pool, a fitness center, and room service
  • Some rooms, like the Ophelia standard room, have small bathrooms

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The Captain Lord Mansion hotel, just an eight-minute walk from the town center, is a small classic inn featuring Victorian-style rooms. Each room's decor varies slightly, but all feature four-poster beds, numerous paintings, and antique-style Victorian furniture -- cozy to some, gaudy to others. Modern amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs bring the rooms to this century, and the hotel offers tons of freebies including free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and bicycle rentals. The hotel lacks amenities like a fitness center and a pool (though there is a small spa), so families may consider the nearby (but slightly farther from town) Nonantum Resort.

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In Kennebunkport in a residential neighborhood, overlooking the river

Captain Lord Mansion overlooks the water in Kennebunkport. The hotel is about an eight-minute walk from Dock Square, and a short drive from most attractions in Kennebunkport, including a golf course and nearby beaches.

Originally settled in 1610, Kennebunkport was a small fishing village that experienced an economic boom during the shipbuilding era. But it wasn't until after the Civil War that Kennebunkport became what it is today: a summer retreat for wealthy families. In fact, George W. Bush's great-grandfather's compound, Walker's Point, is located in Kennebunkport, and both he and his father have hosted foreign dignitaries at the summer home.

The beaches are the area's main draw. Activities such as kayaking, whale-watching, golfing, and fishing are also popular pastimes that can be enjoyed during the summer; Kennebunkport clears out during the winter and many hotels close for the off-season. Dock Square is the center of town, where art galleries, shops, and restaurants can be found.

  • 40-minute drive to Portland International Jetport
  • 1-hour and 40-minute drive to Boston Logan International Airport
  • 8-minute walk to Dock Square, the town center
  • 5-minute drive to Gooch's Beach
  • 5-minute drive to Cape Arundel Golf Club
  • 5-minute drive to Nott House, a mansion built in the mid 1800s
  • 6-minute drive to Mother's Beach
  • 7-minute drive to Cape Porpoise, home to Goose Rocks Beach
  • 8-minute drive to Webhannet Golf Club
  • 18-minute drive to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • 25-minute drive to Splashtown waterpark

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6 Pleasant St, P.O. Box 800, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks 04046-6164, United States


(207) 967-3141

Room Types

  • Americana Room
  • Cactus Room
  • Callender Room
  • Champion Room
  • Dana Room
  • Excelsior Room
  • Harvest Room
  • Hesper Room
  • Honeymoon Merchant Suite
  • Lincoln Room
  • Mary Lord Room
  • Mousam Room
  • Ophelia Room
  • Oriental Room
  • Regulator Room
  • Union Room