Welcome to the Franciscan Guest House – a simple affordable hotel near Kennebunkport Maine

With many 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 visitors looking for inexpensive and modest accommodations near Kennebunkport Maine and Kennebunk Beach.

Fantastically located – It’s a half-mile stroll to things to do: Kennebunkport village, Dock Square, lovely shops, fine dining, casual restaurants, whale watching tours, kayak rentals, and about a half mile to sandy Kennebunk beaches. We’re also within 10 to 60 minutes driving of famous outlet stores, state parks, hiking trails, Walker’s Point, and many more beaches.

Surrounded by beauty – Enjoy the riverside walking paths and the English garden style lawn designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Bros of New York’s Central Park fame on St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery and Chapel grounds next door to the hotel.

A good place to relax – Simple, plain accommodations without a lot of hustle and bustle of a resort, and as relaxing as a bed and breakfast with amenities to provide the comforts of home.

A little bit of Lithuania in Maine – Taste homemade breads for breakfast and learn a few words in Lithuanian from our Lithuanian summer staff.

And we’re about 90 minutes by car from Boston! – And only about 40 minutes from the Portland Jetport.

Everyone is welcome at the Franciscan Guest House! We’re open spring, summer and fall. We hope you come and visit us soon!


Fall is here!  Take in the fresh air and breathtaking views of the Franciscan Monastery with its grand yard and walking trails alongside the Kennebunk River.  For more information, please call or visit the Franciscan Guest House.