White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection

37 Beach Ave | Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043  [SEE MAP]Kennebunk Beach, ME  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Award-winning on-site restaurant and well-appointed accommodations
There is a daily resort fee of $35

Situated about a half-mile southwest of Dock Square, the White Barn Inn & Spa serves as a convenient place to hang your hat if you're looking to explore the heart of Kennebunkport. The inn's AAA Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant is one of the most popular establishments downtown, thanks to its upscale iterations of cod, halibut and lobster roll (all fresh daily catches, of course). The inn also offers private cooking classes available for budding culinary artists. Keep in mind that there are several accommodation choices to pick from: The Main House, the garden and the waterfront cottages. Recent guests especially appreciate the extra perks found in each guest room, like marble bathrooms with heated floors and whirlpool tubs and walk-in rainfall showers. Visitors also appreciate the accommodating staff and the surprisingly quiet locale on Kennebunkport River. 

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Location
Kennebunk Beach, ME
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 27 rooms
Primary View
River, Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Couples

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Oyster.com

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The waterfront cottages are quite a trek from the main building, so make sure you book a guestroom instead if you want to be closer to the property’s great amenities.

Frommer's

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The rooms are a delight, and the meals (served in a gloriously restored barn) may be the best in Maine.

Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

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No detail has been overlooked in the meticulously appointed rooms, from plush bedding and reading lamps to robes and slippers. Some quarters have fireplaces, hot tubs, and luxurious baths with steam showers.

Travel + Leisure

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The centerpiece—its famed white barn with wide-plank floors and soaring exposed beams—is the inn’s restaurant, renown for its Maine-inspired American and European dishes.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 360 have reviewed the White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 360 reviews 4.0 (based on 360 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Given the historical nature of the property, room sizes and styles vary. The recently renovated traditional rooms feature down-topped beds and updated New England-style furnishings, along with fresh flowers and fruit. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, DVD players and portable book lights. Bathrooms have walk-in showers and Molton Brown bath products. Some upgraded rooms have fireplaces, soaking tubs and patios.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access, continental breakfast, newspapers, afternoon tea, port and brandy
  • Daily $35 resort fee

Standard room size200 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated along the coast of Maine in Kennebunk, the White Barn Inn & Spa is an upscale retreat comprised of a main house, several riverfront cottages and two renovated barns. Originally built in the 1860s, the 27-room award-winning Relais & Châteaux property opened as the White Barn Inn in 1973. Within walking distance of Kennebunkport’s shopping, restaurants and historic attractions, guests can enjoy a variety of activities including whale-watching, deep-sea fishing, art galleries and Franciscan monastery tours.
  • Complimentary bicycles, canoes and beach chairs
  • About 8 miles northeast of an Amtrak station
  • Located about 28 miles southwest of Portland International Jetport
  • Daily $35 resort fee
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The White Barn Inn Restaurant is a Five Diamond Award-winning dining option located within two restored barns from the 1820s. Offering a rustic yet elegant setting with white linens and floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant is a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux dining establishment. The restaurant serves a four-course prix fixe menu featuring contemporary New England cuisine with a focus on Maine-infused flavors. The White Barn Bistro serves New England classic comfort food, like lobster rolls, pizza, pasta and smoothies; it is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Private culinary classes available
  • Wine cellar available for private dining
  • Room service is available between 6:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The inn has an outdoor pool, which spills over into a waterfall. The pool is surrounded by deck chairs.
  • Poolside dining offered seasonally for lunch
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Situated within the Main Inn building, the White Barn Inn’s Spa is an award-winning facility offering four treatment suites with private rain showers and soaker tubs. Treatments include butler-drawn baths, massages and facials.
  • Spa packages
  • Personal training services
  • Poolside massages or in-room massages can be arranged

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

The White Barn Inn & Spa does not have an on-site fitness center, but guests of the inn do have access to the fitness facility at the hotel's sister property, The Breakwater Inn, about 2 miles southeast of the property.
  • Complimentary bicycles, heated pool, canoes and beach chairs
  • Hotel has its own private yacht for cruises
  • For a fee, you can workout with a personal trainer on the beach or at Breakwater Inn
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

The White Barn Inn & Spa is equipped to host board meetings and retreats. The property can accommodate up to 35 attendees with lodging, meeting and dining options. There is one meeting room, as well as the restaurant and wine cellar for private functions.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the property
  • Entire property can be reserved for exclusive events

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

The White Barn Inn & Spa offers venues for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. The property offers experienced event planners, along with indoor and outdoor settings. Weddings can be held in the hotel’s private dining room as well as in the Tuscan-style Wine Room.
  • Entire property can be reserved for exclusive events
  • Gourmet catering available

Maximum wedding guest capacity35

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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