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The White Barn Inn took over this riverfront motel in 1997 and made it over into a much more appealing base for exploring the Kennebunkport side of the river. Within walking distance of Dock Square, its nice touches abound: down comforters, granite-topped vanities, high ceilings, CD players, and French doors that open onto patios just above the river. While the rooms here are all motel-size and all on one level, their simple, classical styling and fine amenities are far superior to anything you'd ever find at a roadside or even chain motel. (Room rates here are higher than you might expect, as a consequence of that.)