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Nonantum Resort
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at the Nonantum resort for a weekend in November 2013. It's a lovey place to stay. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Our room had a nice view of the cove. Our breakfast was included an it was excellent. It was my husband's birthday and they left a small box of chocolates for him in our room.
It is about 3/4 of a mile from the downtown area. We walked down several times. Even in November it was a very nice walk. The area if full of unique and quaint shop, fun to browse in.
We had dinner at the Hurricane Restaurant and it was fantastic. Great apple pie dessert!!
It's very quite while we were there and that was the whole idea.
I would recommend this hotel restaurant and area.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hello Life Is Good Friend:
Life really is good in Kennebunkport at The Nonantum, isn't it? November is actually our quietest month and many, like you, come in November specifically because of this fact! As you said, walking to town (and maybe getting a head start on your Christmas shopping) is lovely in November. The beaches are deserted, and as always beautiful so beach walking is another fantastic November activity!
Thanks for your very kind remarks! We look forward to seeing you at The Nonantum again soon! (hot tip - May is also a quiet time with great deals to be had!)
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

My guest room was a river view room located in the building next to the inn. The building and guest rooms reminded me of an upscale motel. First impression of room: the decor; the drapes and bed spread consisted of a palm tree motif. And this is Maine! How about a moose, duck or pine tree motif. The bathroom was terrible. It looked like a bathroom in an outdated Holiday Inn with a tiny sink. I had to step to one side in order to open the bathroom door from the inside, otherwise the door would hit me. The water pressure was good in the shower. The best feature in the room was the propane heated cast iron stove. However, when I flicked the switch, it didn't work. We called for maintenance and the man came out almost right away and corrected it. The room location was nice since it was on the river. I walked out the sliding lass door and sat on the Adirondack chairs situated riverside and read a book.

The Dahlia flower garden on the property is very pretty. The pool is nice...not too big, and a bit on the small side but nice. The dinner in the main dining room was very good, nice ambiance and live music. Breakfast was also served in main dining room and good. No complaints. Would I stay at Nonantum again? Only if the price was appropriate for the guest room. The hotelndoes have a great location....so maybe it's all about location, location, location.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for the guest room that is decorated by the local Kennebunk school. It's pretty neat a...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hello Greenwich Visitor:
Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts about your visit to The Nonantum! I am delighted to hear you loved our location, our grounds, food, entertainment and Green Room project! We feel so grateful every day to look out at the beautiful scenery. The views just never grow old!
Please come back and see us again soon!
All The Best,
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We stayed for one night on our trip around New England. The resort is set in some lovely grounds and is in a great location for exploring Kennebunkport. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was plentiful and a great start to the day.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Katrina T
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hi Katrina:
I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your trip to The Nonantum! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I am so delighted to hear this!
Please come back and see us again soon!
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper

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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

This year we decided to come for Fire and Ice. It was truly amazing. Everything was perfect right down to the snow. The stay at the Nonantum was once again perfect. So much to do all weekend. Sunday brunch with Santa was lovely and delicious. This also will become a tradition for us. The only thing we would do different is bring friends along with us.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank Debbie R
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Hello Debbie:
It was wonderful to see you back again to visit us here at The Nonantum Resort! I often think of the day when I performed your wedding ceremony for you! Such special memories!
I am so happy to hear that you loved Fire and Ice! I know you had been thinking about coming up to it for a while, and I am glad it met all your expectations! We look forward to seeing you and your beautiful family again soon!
Warm Personal Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed in the Newer river view rooms, which I was glad when we drove up and saw the age of the original hotel. It definitely gives a false sense of amenities on line. Found it overpriced, freezing and lacking great service for the inflated offseason rates. (We stayed at a 5 star resort last weekend for less money, with over the top service from start to finish.) Fire and Ice was ok, very long lines and not too much to offer. We actually left and went downtown for dinner. Ice sculptures were awesome, but the event needs some organization and better planning to deal with long drink lines and understaffing.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank stephanie m
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Hi Stephanie:
I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy yourself at our Fire and Ice event. We are kind of a victim of our own success! I am guessing perhaps you came Saturday night at 7:30. There was about an hour where lines were long but people seemed to really be enjoying the music, the fires and the great vibe and very few people were overwhelmed by the crowds. However, I do think you are correct, and as a result next year we will limit ticket sales even more than we did this year (last year we had 1600 Saturday night, this year we capped it at 1400 and I think next year we may cut back to 1200) Hot tip - Friday night we had less people and there are fireworks downtown you can see from our lawn so that may be a better night for you to choose.
As far as the rates, Christmas Prelude is considered a peak week at The Nonantum. We sell out both weekends so rates are higher than they would be in November. If you are looking for a quiet time with great rates I think November would be a great choice for you!
Hope to see you then!
All The Best,
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

My wife Victoria and I spent Friday and Saturday at the Nonantum for the final weekend of Prelude and Fire & Ice. Right away upon arrival we were receiving expected service. A parking spot available for us as guest of the resort on such an eventful night. Upon check-in the same expected service was spot on. Quick with good instruction and a nice clean, spacious room awaited us. As we had more encounters with the staff they simply met and/or exceeded our every wish. I call this superior service and your Resort is to be commended for that!!!

While all of those Kudos go out it was not until Sunday morning, feeling tired from a long wonderful evening of fun, that we saw the extras that will easily bring us back many, many times over the coming years. We went outside to find our car cleaned off. How COOL is that!!! It seemed like 15" of snow fell and while dreading the deed to be done before we could ultimately head home.... WOW!!! Really??? Just awesome!

Everything was just so well done. Another shout out to the staff at breakfast. What a wonderful job you all did. It was so well orchestrated from the time you were seated until you left. BRAVO!!!

We simply loved our stay and will definitely be back. What a charming Resort!

Stu & Victoria

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Hello Stu and Victoria:
Thank you for the very lovely review! Fire and Ice was such a fun weekend! It is always such a great high note to end our season on! We also really appreciate your kind words about the service here, It isn't always easy to get everything exactly right, but we sure do try our best! It means a lot to all of our staff when folks like yourself notice the little extras - reserved parking for guests on a busy night, brushing snow off cars, a yummy breakfast with Santa the morning after the party of the year - these are all things that set The Nonantum apart. It is what makes us what we are!
Thanks again for your very kind words and we will look forward to seeing you back here again soon!
Sincerely,
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We stayed here during the first weekend of Xmas Prelude in Kennebunkport. This hotel never fails to impress. The staff go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It has the charm of the old world with all the comforts of home. Our room had a river view, which was great. The room was very clean and well organized. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was high thread count. The breakfast in the morning was delicious with a full buffet featuring different dishes each day. It felt like a home away from home. The manager and her staff know exactly how to deliver a wonderful stay. We will visit the Nonantum again when we go back to KPT. I cannot say enough good about this resort. If you are heading to the area, stay at the Nonatum. They will treat you well.

Room Tip: Stay in the carriage house. It is the older part with more New England charm. Portside is nice, but...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Hi Lauren:
Your very generous write up was so appreciated by all of us here at The Nonantum Resort! Christmas Prelude can be a bit hectic and we do our very best to insure that all our customers are having an enjoyable time, no matter what the season! Your letter is proof positive we are succeeding!
We are renovating many of the rooms in our Carriage Inn (your favorite building) so when you return, we think you will like it here even more! We look forward to seeing you then!
Warm Regards,
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: £114 - £254 (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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