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“7th straight year at the Nonantum!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nonantum Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kennebunkport
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London, Ohio
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34 reviews
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“7th straight year at the Nonantum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

We love coming here every year. We stay in the Portside building because we love the balcony overlooking the river and the ocean in the distance. The staff is so attentive. Breakfast buffet included is fabulous. My daughter loves the activities at the kid's club tent and we get to enjoy some time alone.

Room Tip: We like the second floor in the Portside building with the balcony. Be sure you ask for a room that...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mainah3, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Hello Ohio Friends:
Your review is the great example of "If the kids are happy, Mom and Dad are happy"! It sounds like your daughter is the perfect age for having a ball in our Activities Program. I often feel sorry for parents when they come to pick up their child and the child bursts in to tears because they want to stay a play a little longer!
Hopefully your family will be able to come and enjoy an 8th consecutive year of Nonantum fun next summer. We'll see you then!
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Nonantum Resort for a night and my only complaint would be that it wasn't long enough! The resort is located in a picturesque setting on the river along Ocean Ave. It is within walking distance to beaches and town. The hotel offers rentals for kayaking and there are boats conveniently docked along the resort area to reserve for fishing or sunset cruises. One can also opt to chill with a good book on the Adirondack chairs and take in all the beauty around you. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful; our room was nicely decorated and dinner was outstanding as was Sunday breakfast. We plan to return for a longer stay and highly recommend this resort. Great for families and couples.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Augustine63
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Mainah3, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Hello Augustine:
We hope you can come back again soon and this time stay much longer! While most of our guests come to take advantage of the opportunity for R & R, there are lots of fun activities such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, surfing and antiquing. As you mentioned, we have our own marina so boat rides are right on our front lawn. What could be easier?
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We really appreciate it!
Happy Summer!
Jean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Absolutely wonderful all the way around. Beautiful rooms and grounds. Service was excellent, friendly and helpful. Food was terrific. Breakfast buffet was above average. Well prepared and always hot. A wonderful family resort as there are many activities for children. Within walking distance to town.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marcia S
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Mainah3, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Hi Marcia:
I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time here at The Nonantum! Our food is really terrific (having the Maine Chef of the Year as our Executive Chef sure helps!) and our restaurant with its many seating options (inside, outside, screened in porch, 95 Ocean and River Room)means that there is something for every taste!
Please come see us again soon!
Gratefully,
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived where we were greeted like old friends by management we were incredibly impressed. The room was the best in the resort with water views from two sides. Breakfast and dinners were fantastic (the chef is award winning) and service spectacular. Great way to return to US after two year tour overseas! Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank reinman01
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Mainah3, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Hello Reinman:
Welcome back to the USA! What an adventure two years overseas must have been!
We are thrilled we could be part of your welcome back home and we are delighted your stay was such a wonderful one!
Please come back and see us again very soon!
All The Best,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Decided to drive to Maine to enjoy a lobster roll and came upon this hotel online by chance.
The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our room was a little small but very clean. We were able to easily walk into town. The breakfast on Sunday morning was amazing and included an omelet station with a huge array of fresh ingredients.

Room Tip: Stayed in a Queen with a river view but it also faced the pool and the children's activity tent.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kaybee20
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Mainah3, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Hello Kaybee:
We are so glad you decided to drive to Maine for a Lobster Roll. Where is your favorite spot? There are so many wonderful lobster rolls around here to choose from that it is a delicious question to ponder!
Our location near town is wonderful in that you can walk downtown and in 10 short minutes be part of the shopping/restaurant/bar scene or stay on our 7 rolling acres and watch the boats go by. Or a little of both.
The choice is yours!
Happy Summer~
Jean Ginn Marvin
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Aachen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and were very pleased with the charming appearance of the Hotel and the rooms. Nicely decorated and with a good view towards the river.Location near the city of Kennebunkport.Walking distance to all major beaches around the Hotel

Room Tip: Rooms booked on the river side are very nice,spacious, comfortable
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Werner S
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Mainah3, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Hello Werner:
Thanks so much for your very kind review! We have had lots of visitors from Europe this year and it is so much fun to hear all about their travels.
The views really are lovely and it certainly is relaxing to watch the boats glide up and down the beautiful river that runs right in front of the hotel.
Thanks again for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon!
All The Best,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Adirondacks, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I reserved a room several months before our visit. The resort emailed us back with helpful tips and things to do during out visit. Our first impression of the hotel was not all that great. We were greeted by a nice lady sitting at a computer desk as we walked in. She asked if she could help us and directed us to the front desk for check in. A young man greeted us after a couple minutes and asked if we were checking in? After letting him know we were he took out information and gave us our room number, which was in the main building and located on the third floor... No problems until we found out it was a walk up three flights of stairs. The stairs were very narrow and difficult to navigate. There was an elevator that was a hand crank and could be operated by staff only. We were not happy but we were told we would be very happy with the room. Ocean view and very comfy according to the young man at the front desk who reminded me of a high school teen trying to memorize his lines from his first day yesterday.
Skip past my struggle up the stairway and avoiding the cleaning staff to squeeze past and we end up in a room that had a parking lot view and was leaning towards the ocean that we couldn't see, but were sure we would be in if the building tilted anymore than it already was.
Cathy from the front desk had called and asked if everything was okay..... I told her I was unhappy with the room. She apologized and called me back within a fee minutes to offer an upgrade into the other building on the grounds. I gladly accepted and found the upgraded room to be much more acceptable.

Overall We were happy with the service and loved the complimentary breakfast. We were satisfied with the room upgrade.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert L
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Mainah3, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Hello Robert:
I am very pleased and proud to hear that we initiated a call to check as to whether you liked your room, and when the answer was negative, we took action and fixed the issue. We have two very different types of rooms here - the Inn (where rooms have kind of a traditional bed and breakfast décor) and Portside (where rooms are more like a modern hotel and all rooms have water views) We have guests who love the Inn, and just as many who are crazy about Portside. The good news is that we have something for everyone!
Please come back and see us again soon!
Sincerely,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Property: Nonantum Resort
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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