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The affordable Kennebunk & Kennebunkport hotel, a short stroll to beaches, shops, and dining.

The Tudor buildings at Franciscan Guest House & HotelHotel main entrance and porch overlooking St. Anthony's Monastery.The White House with eight individual guest rooms

With several Kennebunkport hotels to choose from, our guests return to The Franciscan Guest House year after year because we’re…

  • Affordable – As a nonprofit hotel, we offer affordable rates for budget-minded travelers, families, couples, seniors, and groups looking for inexpensive accommodations.
  • Fantastically located – It's a short stroll to Kennebunkport village, lovely shops, fine dining or casual restaurants, and to the sandy Kennebunk beaches.
  • Surrounded by beauty – Enjoy waterfront walking paths on the surrounding estate and St. Anthony's Monastery and Retreat Center, with landscaping designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Bros of New York's Central Park fame.
  • About 90 minutes by car from Boston! – And only about 40 minutes from the Portland Jetport (directions.)
  • A good place to relax – Simple, plain accommodations without a lot of hustle and bustle, and as relaxing as a bed and breakfast.
  • A little bit of Lithuania in Maine – taste Lithuanian traditional breads and dishes offered along with American food.

Take your vacation with us during one of our famous South Coast Maine seasons...

  • Long Awaited Spring – Flowers, bees, & soft breezes welcome visitors to walk on rejuvenated Kennebunk beach and riverside paths, and to enjoy the beauty of Kennebunkport.
  • Summer! – Picnic on the beach, relax by the pool, shop until you drop, dine on lobster, take a cruise on the ocean...the choices seem endless when you visit the Kennebunks.
  • Maine Fall Foliage – Glorious and dazzling colors everywhere you look. Leaf peepers take note of peak foliage on the South Coast.
  • Crisp & Clear Winter Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport sparkles with lights and holiday decorations.

For information about staying at The Franciscan Guest House, check out our rates & amenities, accommodations, and directions.

For reservations and information by phone, email, or mail, please contact us at:

Phone: 207-967-4865 or toll free in US only 844-253-2972
Mail: PO Box 273, Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043

What's Happening in and around Kennebunk & Kennebunkport

The Franciscan Guest House is only minutes from Kennebunkport, which makes it easy for guests to enjoy the local fare and events that the village has to offer.

Ateitis Week Concert Series
Location: Franciscan Guest House gym
When: 8 pm, August 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th

This series features different performers each night. Come and enjoy classical piano, jazz, and opera. For more information, download the program here (English, Lithuanian) or go to our Schedule of Events page.

Benefit Concert
Location: Franciscan Guest House gym
When: 8 pm, August 14th

The proceeds from this concert will benefit the Franciscan Monastery, established in 1947. For more information, go to our Schedule of Events page.


Here's what The Boston Globe hotel reviewsays about us!

"Kennebunk surprise where frugality and artistry meet"

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PO Box 273, 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043
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