Hidden Pond Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Kennebunkport, Maine, United States

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Pros

  • Room decor is upscale yet cozy with pops of color and lodge-like touches
  • Fantastic electric fireplaces, screened-in porches, and outdoor showers
  • Upscale Tree Spa has a relaxing, natural vibe
  • Two pristine pools, one with a bar
  • An organic farm where guests can pick vegetables and flowers
  • An outdoor bar and grill and a cozy restaurant
  • Free beach transportation, along with chairs and bottled water
  • Free morning bakery baskets delivered to your door
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Closed November through April for the off-season
  • Fitness center is small, with only one large TV
  • Not all bathrooms have bathtubs

Bottom Line

Spread over 60 acres, Hidden Pond resort features 36 suite-like bungalows and two-bedroom cottages. While each have their own personality, they are all bright, homey, and sophisticated, characterized by pops of color and lodge-like touches (such as stone fireplaces adorned with antlers, and a lamp made from a tree branch). The spa is set up to resemble a tree house, and free yoga classes are held at the organic farm (where guests may also pick fresh flowers and veggies). Another outstanding feature is the outdoor bar and grill that sits on a "sand bar," with chairs circled around fire pits. This upscale boutique hotel attracts couples with its tranquil environment and top-notch restaurants, as well as families with its cottages that include full kitchens and washer/dryers. The hotel also provides a free shuttle to the beach, which is just a five-minute drive away.

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 Location

Spread over 60 acres in Kennebunkport, about a five-minute drive from the beach

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 like 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.

Though Hidden Pond is not on the beach, it is only about a five-minute drive away, and much of its appeal comes from its tranquil, yet accessible, location. Over the 60 acres of property, the hotel has an organic farm, two pools, and several restaurants.

  • 37-minute drive to Portland International Jetport
  • 1-hour and 52-minute drive to Boston Logan International Airport
  • 5-minute drive to Goose Rocks Beach
  • 7-minute drive to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • 8-minute drive to Nott House, a mansion built in the mid 1800s
  • 9-minute drive to Cape Porpoise, home to Goose Rocks Beach
  • 10-minute drive to Cape Arundel Golf Club
  • 12-minute drive to Dock Square, the town center
  • 16-minute drive to Gooch's Beach
  • 17-minute drive to Mother's Beach
  • 19-minute drive to Webhannet Golf Club
  • 20-minute drive to Splashtown waterpark

 Bottom Line

Spread over 60 acres, Hidden Pond resort features 36 suite-like bungalows and two-bedroom cottages. While each have their own personality, they are all bright, homey, and sophisticated, characterized by pops of color and lodge-like touches (such as stone fireplaces adorned with antlers, and a lamp made from a tree branch). The spa is set up to resemble a tree house, and free yoga classes are held at the organic farm (where guests may also pick fresh flowers and veggies). Another outstanding feature is the outdoor bar and grill that sits on a "sand bar," with chairs circled around fire pits. This upscale boutique hotel attracts couples with its tranquil environment and top-notch restaurants, as well as families with its cottages that include full kitchens and washer/dryers. The hotel also provides a free shuttle to the beach, which is just a five-minute drive away.

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Address

  • 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Room Types

  • Bungalow
  • Two Bedroom King Twin Cottage
  • Two Bedroom Two Story King Cottage

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 36
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Kennebunkport, Maine
Address: 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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