Adam Coghlan

The Captain Fairfield Inn

with Adam Coghlan
  • Where:Kennebunkport

  • Why:After a friend's wedding for some R&R.

  • When:September 2014

  • Who:Me and my guy.

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Highs & Lows

  • A feast for the nose – fragrant flowers outside, the sweet aroma of baked cookies inside.

  • Location – surrounded by grand old mansions and soaring maples, and it’s just a few minutes stroll from the quaint main street and shops on Ocean Ave.

  • The service – the staff were so friendly, so excited to have us there and so eager to make us feel welcome.

  • The hot breakfast window was a bit narrow – served only from 8.30 to 9.30 am…not ideal for those with an early getaway time or penchant for sleep-ins.

  • Too little time! Our fault, not theirs.

The Barometer

  • Design

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  • Life Changing

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  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Stylish, modern B&B in historic Federal-era mansion that was once home to a storied sea captain.

  • Vibe

    Modern, sleek design with historic seaside charm.

  • Location

    Minutes by foot from preppy Kinnebunkport’s main street in the prettiest surroundings you can imagine.

  • Rooms

    9

  • Music

    Chillout, Café Del Mar-style tunes playing on arrival in your room; iPod docks in every guest room.

  • Year Opened

    1990s (though many buildings date back to the 1800s).

  • Designed By

    Many guestrooms and communal areas tailored by Boston-based interior designer Rachel Reider.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    No, but breakfast is complimentary. Small, gourmet plates available to order throughout day.

  • Bar

    There’s an honor bar and extensive wine list available.

  • Minibar

    No, but 24-hour guest pantry provides organic tea, coffee, soda (and homemade chocolate chip cookies).

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    Yes.

  • Price

    Luxury with good value options – rooms from $159 to $459.

Famed Kinnebunk institution known for its 1-pound of lobster in a sweet, soft roll.

A lobster roll from the Clam Shack

2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME, United States

Famed Kinnebunk institution known for its 1-pound of lobster in a sweet, soft roll.

Beautiful waterfront mansions on a jagged shore. Stop to gawk at George and Barbara Bush’s summer compound at Walkers Point and watch the sunset from St. Ann’s Episcopal Church.

Stroll or drive along Ocean Avenue

167 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046, United States

Beautiful waterfront mansions on a jagged shore. Stop to gawk at George and Barbara Bush’s summer compound at Walkers Point and watch the sunset from St. Ann’s Episcopal Church.

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The Captain Fairfield Inn

8 Pleasant St, Kennebunkport, ME, United States

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