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Nonantum Resort
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kennebunkport
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Reviewed 25 November 2012 via mobile

This was our first stay and we were very impressed. The view from our room was fabulous and it looked from the layout of the hotel that there were great views from many of the rooms. Extremely soft and comfortable bed. Small gas stove came in handy and gave a nice warm glow to the room. Breakfast was included in our stay and it was a full buffet. Delicious food. The staff were friendly. We were really impressed with our entire stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2013

Thank you for your Fabulous Review! It sounds like you had a great stay and took advantage of all that The Nonantum Resort has to offer. When the cool fall winds blow, the rooms with the gas fireplaces are a particular favorite of our returning guests. There is something very cozy about going to sleep on our awesome Cuddledown bedding with the fire light softly glowing!
November is also a wonderful time to take advantage of the many stores, bars and restaurants downtown. The pace is relaxed and our very friendly town loves to welcome new friends!
Hope to see you again soon!
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

This is a wonderful hotel. Had the Lobster dinner it was great. Would have stayed longer as the town is just a short walk away. Lots to do and see. The wife and I had a great time wandering around the port of Kennebunkport. Many small shops with lost of shopping available. And it is just a short drive from Boston.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank DrMET1948
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2013

I am so happy to hear you had a great visit to Maine! As you correctly point out, we are just a short drive from Boston, and there is a lot to see and do! Lobster dinners at The Nonantum are a de regor part of any visit to The Pine Tree State! One of my personal favorites is the Lobster Quesadilla on our pub menu. So yummy!
Please come back and see us again soon and thanks for taking time to share your thoughts!
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

We spent two nights in a King Room and were pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel is switching the rooms to hardwood floors. This is great. For people sensitive to carpet issues, my wife and I appreciate that the resort is making this change. The extra large room had a refrigerator and an excellent Keurig coffee maker. Now, that's a real benefit for early risers needing the first cup of good coffee.

An even better cup of coffee was in the dining room where a great buffet breakfast was served as part of the room charge. The scalloped potatoes, sausage and bacon, scones, fruit, were all wonderful. It was a buffet breakfast, but definitely a notch above what you might expect.

Kennebunkport is a great summer time destination, but don't overlook it in the fall. The downtown shops and restaurants were great. Everything is actually within walking distance of the resort, which makes it convenient. The Bush compound is only another half mile in the other direction from town and is a must-do photo-op. The resort has special events such as the Fire and Ice weekend in early December that have become annual favorites. Its really a year-round destination.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank RFWright
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Nonantum Resort! I think the secret is out that Kennebunkport isn't just for summer any more!
I absolutely agree with you that even though it is a bit noisier, the new hard wood floors have made our rooms much prettier, far more sanitary and much more pleasant for allergy sufferers (like me!) Our guests also love the new in room Keurig coffee makers. It is so peaceful to be able to slip out of bed and enjoy that first cup of coffee while relaxing in your pajamas!
Our breakfasts are becoming very popular with locals as well as guests. The Nonantum Breakfast Buffet is a great start to a busy day!
Come and see us again soon! We really appreciate your business!
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Just spent the weekend at the Nonantum Resort. It more than lived up to our expectations! Clean, well decorated room with a gas fireplace. Friendly and efficient service. Wonderful breakfast buffet included on the weekends. My husband and I are already planning next Fall's getaway and are inviting friends to join us.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

Hello Rosie:
Thanks so much for your lovely response! I am thrilled to hear you are coming back next year and bringing friends! So many of our guests are friends of other guests, that it ends up being like one big family at The Nonantum! We like to call it the Nonantum Family and are proud that this family just continues to get larger each season!
Our buffet breakfasts are always a hit, especially in the fall. Who can resist pumpkin pancakes or gingerbread waffles?
Thanks again for sharing the details of your stay!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

This is a great hotel if you have small children. The arts and craft activities after breakfast are great for the 7 and under crowd. The pool is not big but the little kids really enjoy it. The location is great because you can walk to town easily. We have been coming here for many years. Now that the children are older, however, we're relocating to Ogunquit, ME.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

I appreciate very much your great comments! Little children do have a wonderful time here at The Nonantum! However, I want you to know that big kids so as well! We have many activities that tween and teens enjoy such as lawn games, pool games (lemonaid pong is a particular favorite!) walking to and from town for an ice cream, and movie night on the lawn. For many of our tween and teen guests, that walk downtown is the first time they have ever been out on their own and we observe (and offer reassurances!) to many a nervous parent!
I hope you will consider bringing your growing family back for a visit soon!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

We travelled here - on a last minute weekend away & we were lucky to get one of the last rooms. It is very well situated just a few minutes walk from the pretty village of Kennebunkport & being on Ocean Avenue is on a lovely scenic drive that takes you past - Walker's Point, Cape Porpoise & Goose Rocks Beach.

The hotel itself is on the river. The room was comfortable & nicely decorated. Wifi was included in the room rate. We travelled with a baby so were in bed early & my only complaint was in our ground floor room we could hear everything overhead - walking, chairs scraping etc.

The breakfast in the morning was also very good.

All in all a nice hotel in a very nice area.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2012

It has been an extremely busy fall here at The Nonantum! I am so happy we were able to squeeze you in when you wanted to visit!
I am sorry it was a bit noisy for your baby. We have pulled up rugs and put down hardwood floors which look nice and are far more sanitary - the bad news is that the sounds that used to be muffled by carpet and padding can now be bothersome. We do have white noise machines available to be delivered to your room and next season every room will have one! We did a little test marketing with them this year and found that people love them! They make many different sounds like the ocean, birds chirping, a foghorn etc! Something for every one!
Happy holidays and I hope you can come and see us again soon!
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

Having read a number of reviews for this place on Trip Advisor my husband and I decided to stay at this resort (not my definition of a resort, more of a low grade boarding house)!We arrived in pouring rain and were kept waiting at reception while a complete mess up of another family's booking was resolved.We were asked not to use the lift without a member of staff and realised why when we saw it. It was something out of the arc and not fit for human consumption.Our room although clean enough was something out of the dark ages, the bathroom hideous and the so-called double bed barely big enough for 2 people.The carpets and rugs throughout the hotel were filthy and the smell of rotting fish (apparently dinner) permeated throughout.The staff although friendly enough, were indistinguishable from the guests in as much as they were all dressed casually, some in shorts!It was far too late for us to find another place to stay that evening so we did stay for the one night we were booked for but did not stay for either dinner or breakfast and made a very quick exit early the next morning, hopefully never to return.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2012

Dear London Friend:
I am so very sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us! It is always our goal to insure that all our guests have a wonderful time and I feel awful that your stay did not meet your expectations. We especially value our travelers from other countries and work extra hard to insure they receive a wonderful welcome.
Again my apologies that you had such an unhappy time in Kennebunkport.
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Address: 95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Price Range: £111 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nonantum Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Maine waterfront resort where traditions begin. The Nonantum has been welcoming guests with genuine hospitality since 1883. Enjoy historic charm with just the right modern comforts. Located on the Kennebunk River, along scenic Ocean Avenue, close to the shops and galleries in Dock Square, near Walker's Point and the beaches. Offering casually elegant accommodations, award-winning dining, family activities, and a gorgeous setting for special events. Seasonal outdoor heated pool, kayak rentals, trolley tours, scenic lobster boat tours, sailing tour and fishing charters departing right from the resort's on-site marina. Free WiFi, free parking, and free breakfast when you book directly with the resort! ... more   less 
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