The Colony Hotel

The Colony Hotel welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $30 per pet, per night. Quiet, well-behaved pets may be left unattended, provided a contact number is left with the front desk. All rooms are pet friendly and the Colony Hotel provides everything you will need to keep your four legged traveling companion comfortable: pet blankets, water stations, several biodegradable bag dispensers and acres of walking/playing areas. Dogs are also welcome on the hotel's private beach, and if needed they can help find a pet sitter if your plans require one.
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Room Types
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    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds and 1 twin bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed and 2 twin beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 king beds and 1 queen bed
    • Up to 6 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 3 king beds and 1 twin bed
    • Up to 8 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


A distinguished and grand oceanfront resort, splendidly situated in a glorious garden setting above the shimmering Atlantic offers a unique experience you'll never forget. The hotel built in 1914 is a nautical landmark and its Colonial Revival architecture epitomizes the elegance of an era. Gracious service spectacular ocean views, heated Olympic-size outdoor saltwater pool, private beach, environmental action plan, acclaimed New England dining (lobster/afternoon tea). East Houses & Galland Houses are the only buildings that offer air conditioning and television.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: The Colony Hotel has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Elevator


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The Colony Hotel has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 22 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 622 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Christopher
    Aug. 23, 2022
    Perfect for Pups

    The location and very pup friendly. Beautiful ocean views. Food was great.

  • Richard
    Jul. 7, 2022
    Peaceful and welcoming

    Wonderful being able to walk on the beach with our dog. The staff was friendly and very attentive to service for dogs and their companions. Many places to go for long walks and enjoy life!

  • William
    Jun. 6, 2022
    Dog Friendly Grand Hotel

    We have been going to the Colony Hotel for years. Lots of guests being their dogs. You get to know the other guests and dogs over the years. Great property with a salt water pool over looking the ocean. If you want a snooty hotel go elsewhere. If you want a friendly fantastic property that welcomes dogs and nice people this is the place.

  • Peggy
    Jun. 3, 2022
    Great pet-friendly hotel

    Our dog was greeted at check-in with treats and Mom and Dad were welcomed with champagne. Very dog friendly hotel. Will definitely be back but not in the summer when there is no AC in some rooms.

  • Sarah
    May. 17, 2022
    The Best!

    The Colony Hotel was the absolute best experience we have ever had in Kennebunkport and in general. They were so friendly, warm and welcoming and kind to our fur baby. The manager was always walking around, making conversation and we could not have been more pleased with our stay! Thank you!

  • Jillian
    Sep. 16, 2021
    Great place!

    So dog friendly and welcoming!

  • Mary Ann
    Sep. 7, 2021
    Very Dog Friendly

    The Colony provided a very nice dog friendly vacation retreat for my husband and I and our 5 year old Black Labrador. This was one of the few vacation spots I could find that allow big dogs (which I find baffling as it's been my experience, it's little dogs that make the most noise!). Dogs were welcome everywhere with the exception of the carpeted formal dining room and the pool deck. They even have a dog friendly beach right across the street. I highly recommend this hotel for dog lovers.

  • Rebecca
    Aug. 30, 2021
    Beautiful location!

    This property is gorgeous, and the best feature is the private beach where my dog romped in the waves and raced across the sand leash-free. We had the beach to ourselves every morning before breakfast, and then I enjoyed eating on the porch with my pooch at my side. I couldn't be more pleased with the room (in the east house), the food, the beautiful grounds, and the dog friendly atmosphere.

  • Karen
    Aug. 12, 2021
    A wonderful vacation for the whole family including our dog

    Arrived at Colony with a welcoming to our Pug Mia with mini dog biscuits and sparking wine for us humans! The hotel and staff made all of us very comfortable. Mia the Pug relaxed by the pool and ordered a grilled chicken hold the condiments while we enjoyed lobster and a delicious salad with shrimp. The grounds are beautiful and I saw dozens of other dogs vacationing as well at the Colony Hotel. Our room was exceptionally clean and adorable. A nice deep soaking tub and comfy bed with a ceiling fan made us all happy. The beach is a couple minutes walk across a little roadway and was dog friendly all day! We found the whole area very dog friendly and will return.

  • Erica
    Jul. 14, 2021
    Dog Friendly

    Beautiful location, ocean right across the street. Really nice staff. Beautiful and charming hotel. Room was a little small and no air conditioning or TV in the room. Kind of thin walls and had people above us that sounded like they were moving furniture all hours of the night. Beautiful place but not sure of the high cost for what you get.

  • Meg
    Jul. 13, 2021
    Three day stay in Maine

    All went well. Lots of dogs.

  • Josi
    Jul. 9, 2021
    The Colony Hotel was great

    Beautiful location, very dog friendly. My Bubba and us had a great time.

  • Ashley
    Jul. 5, 2021
    Lovely stay

    Loved our stay! We stayed in one of the non-main buildings and I was a little hesitant looking at the pics (and even when we saw the building on the outside), but it was adorable in the inside! Breakfast was great. Location was great. Staff was great. Can’t wait to go back!

  • David
    Jun. 26, 2021
    Best Place

    The staff was amazing from the moment we arrived. I was concerned about no air conditioning and TV but truly it made the experience better. The open air and no TV made it easier to enjoy the outside. The beach and pool were both dog friendly.

  • Deborah
    Sep. 26, 2020
    Nice Ambiance, No Amenities

    Dogs were welcome, but even with our Service vest ....we were questioned every morning except the 4th day for our complementary breakfast.
    Didn't see in email that there was No TV, No Refrigerator, No micro. Clock Radio was 1 HR.20 mins off.... Couldn't fix it to correct time. Light in closet worked sometimes, never replaced after asking for it to be. Great view of Ocean.

  • Steve
    Jul. 19, 2020
    Great place for pets! Humans too.

    Great weekend at the Colony with our buddy Zeus. He enjoyed the outdoor patio and time at the pool. Staff was fantastic and we appreciate everyone’s efforts to make us all feel at home.

  • Mary
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful hotel and grounds!

    This was the third time we stayed at the Colony with our golden retriever, and we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and dogs are allowed in the lobby, the porch, some parts of the patio and grounds. The beach across the street is pet friendly in the mornings and evenings, and there are many places to walk with your pet. We will definitely be going back again!

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The Colony Hotel