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Kennebunkport Hotels Prepare for Summer Season

May 15th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

Kennebunkport hotels like the Maine Stay Innare preparing for the summertime, and all around town you’ll see signs of people hard at work.  Even the town of Kennebunkport is making preparations.  While it was a bit of a hassle for a few days, they’ve repaved all of the streets from the Maine Stay to the Dock Square bridge!  Great gardens are springing up all over the community,

Kennebunkport hotels renovate for summer

A bold blue replaces toile wallpaper in this dramatic renovation

gracing private homes, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and even schools.  But the most prolific of all have to be the fields and gardens at Patten’s Berry Farm, although it will likely be another few months before we get to enjoy their crops.

At the Maine Stay, though, we are just getting to our gardens (unlike some other small Kennebunkport hotels), because we have been busy finishing up the renovations throughout the property.  The classic cottage suites got new bathrooms, and iPad docks have cropped up all across the inn.  Our impossibly tiny kitchen has even gotten a facelift.  Romantic Cottage Suite #1 has been experiencing a transformation, with new furniture, bold paint colors, and soft, white linens and draperies.  And while our largest and most time consuming project happened in Romantic Cottage Suite 5, it was not, in fact, our most noticeable change.  Yes, this suite bears no resemblance to its former self – the two beds are gone, as is the kitchen.  But you’ll have to wait for pictures of our most striking update – partially because we don’t yet have great photos (see you soon, Christian Giannelli!) and partially because we’re not quite finished yet!  Some of the new furniture arrives arrives tomorrow, but some is still a little ways out.  It was a sudden decision to change our small Kennebunkport hotels entire entry, but it has been unquestionably correct, bringing a light and airy feeling to the inn.  We can’t wait to show you!

What’s the Difference Between Kennebunkport Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts?

May 10th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

While training a new member of our team today, I discovered that the differences between Kennebunkport hotels and bed and breakfasts are not always known, so I decided to spend some time hashing things out with her.  But that got me thinking…  There are probably more than a few people who would like to know some of the things that set B&Bs apart.  So here’s the short list:

  • Size does matter!  The Maine Stay would definitely be on the larger end of the spectrum with 17 guest rooms, but that pales in
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    Start off the day with a hearty gourmet meal!

    comparison to the hundreds of rooms at Kennebunkport Hotels.  With fewer rooms comes fewer staff members, which means that guests at B&Bs have the opportunity to build rapport with staff.  Chances are that you won’t hear “Good morning, Jim” at the Hilton, but that would be very common at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.

  • With a larger size comes amenities like vending machines and swimming pools at hotels, but smaller properties also offer a different set of perks.  Many bed and breakfasts, like the Maine Stay, keep libraries of books and movies for their guests to use.  At no charge.  When was the last time a hotel gave you something for free – other than the soap?  We also make sure to provide things like fresh beach towels daily, chairs, and umbrellas to make their days on the sand extra enjoyable.  And for the kiddos, we’ve got boogie boards and sand toys.  Plus, you won’t have to worry about parking – we’ll provide complimentary parking passes!
  • Now, you certainly can’t have a bed and breakfast without the morning meal, and while some places are catching on that breakfast really is an important aspect of any day, Kennebunkport hotels are definitely behind the times.  At the Maine Stay, you’ll enjoy a two or three course gourmet breakfast, served either in the dining room or delivered to your cottage suite.  Plus, since our hearty breakfasts often lead to passing on lunch, we’ll have an ample supply of freshly baked cookies every afternoon.
  • But if there’s just one thing to say about the difference between Kennebunkport hotels and B&Bs, it’s that you’ll receive a level of personal attention that you just won’t find at a hotel.  That might mean someone to help you figure out what kind of restaurant works for you or help you pick the perfect spot to watch the sun set or even where to find blueberry pie to ship home.  Whatever it is, we’ll help make your stay extraordinary.

Now, I wouldn’t dare say that these things hold true 100% of the time, but you can decide for yourself when you choose to stay at a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast for your next getaway!