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“Beautiful Views, Relaxing Atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Samoset Resort On The Ocean

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Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Nashua, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views, Relaxing Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We spent 2 weeks at the Samoset this summer. We had a time share unit. The unit was nicely decorated, clean and contained all the items needed for a lovely family stay. The rooms are good size and have a beautiful view of the ocean and manicured grounds.

Room Tip: All rooms over look the ocean. Not sure all rooms over look the mile long Rockland Light and Breakw...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pat L
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Pat L,

Thank you for your review of our timeshare condominiums and letting us know you had a lovely two weeks with your family. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your vacation and we hope to see you again.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Staff/Service: outstanding
Samoset Kids Club: outstanding
Food: Excellent
La Bella Vita: Excellent
Room service: outstanding
Spa: excellent
Accommodations: great

Traveled at the end of July from Massachusetts: with 3 kids, ages 7, 5, and 22 months old. The 2 older ones couldn't get enough of the Kids Club. Loved the counselors and the activities. The pool and hot tub were great. Also got to enjoy the Lobster Festival while we were there, and of course, got to enjoy take out (wish we could have gone there alone!) from PRIMO. Food at the resort was really excellent as well!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear rmfog1,

Thank you so very much for your outstanding review of the Samoset. I read with true pleasure how much you and your family enjoyed our Samoset Kid’s Club, our award-winning spa, the excellent food in La Bella Vita, and the accommodations of your room. We hope you come back again to continue the fun with another visit.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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New England
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166 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

This resort seems to have it all. I rarely sleep well when traveling but here I had one of the best night's sleep I have had in a long time. If you are visiting Maine, I highly recommend staying here, spending time in Camden and perhaps on Monhegan Island. I loved the outdoor hot tub with ocean views and the pool area. I didn't eat here so can't review the food.

Stayed August 2014
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Thank Napalicoastkauai
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear KLRNH,

As a traveler myself, I can truly appreciate the thankfulness one can have after a good night’s sleep in new surroundings. I’m pleased you were able to wake refreshed and ready to take part in all the fun to be had on property and in our surrounding area. Thank you for writing your review and we hope to welcome you again for a future visit.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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Naples, Florida
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is an outstanding place to unwind and relax. Every member of the staff that we encountered was friendly and accommodating. Our room had an ocean view that was very pleasant and comfortable. Our only quibble is that if we had been staying one or two nights the closet in the room would have been adequate. But we were staying 5 nights and it was far too small. The restaurant, La Bella Vita was excellent. The grounds and amenities were close to perfect. There's no question that we would gladly return to the Samoset.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the ocean have very good views, but be prepared to walk a bit to get to them.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank persianlover
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear persianlover,

Thank you for your kind review. I appreciate your recognition of our staff as being both friendly and accommodating during your stay. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time enjoying meals in La Bella Vita and the beautiful views all over our property. We look forward to when you return for another visit.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

My room was everything I expected it would be. It was wonderful to sit out on the knoll with a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise. The room was quiet and very comfortable and clean. I was unable to get wi-fi reception in my ground floor room, but that was not a real issue for me, I just stepped outside to the beautiful grounds.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pam L
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Pam L,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Samoset. It sounds as if you had a lovely stay beginning with watching the sunrise over the panoramic view of Penobscot Bay and a hot cup of coffee. I am glad you took advantage of a beautiful and private time of day to enjoy our peaceful slice of paradise. We hope to see you again during a return visit.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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JKMillerInc
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

I come from a place with lots of luxury resorts (Napa, CA) and have high standards when it comes to service. The Samoset exceeded all of my expectations with its beautiful design, ocean views and clean, comfortable rooms. The staff, however, were what really made my stay special. From Casey at the Grille to the sweet bell boys out front and the smiling front desk staff, I felt like I was staying with friends. If I ever return to Maine, I will definitely stay here!

Room Tip: Ask for an Ocean View room. If you're a light sleeper, the rooms on the very ends of the hallway...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JKMillerInc
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear JKMillerInc,

It is a true pleasure to read we exceeded your expectations and it was our staff’s efforts and kindness which made this happen. Thank you for the kind words which I will be sure to share with Casey, the Front Desk, and our Bell staff.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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Pittsfield, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We just returned from the Samoset Resort. This is quite an amazing place. Very high quality hotel, but not at all stuffy. Accommodations are for romance or family's. Staff are truly helpful & very friendly. We really like the concierge. Rooms are great. We looked right on to the golf course from our deck and beyond that to the ocean. Landscaping & flower gardens are beautiful.
On another note, coffee maker (Keurig) was awful. room service coffee not much better. We went to a coffee place for take out & brought it back. This is a nonsmoking facility. Signs are posted. We had trouble w/ the guests directly below us smoking. We left our deck more than once due to the fumes. Had to ask management 3 times to speak to them. Maybe guests need to be told about no smoking policy @ check-in.

Room Tip: ask for ocean view for sure!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank bridget A
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear bridget A,

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read how, despite our numerous requests and reminders, another guest’s selfish disregard for our non-smoking policy affected the use of your balcony. We inform guests about our non-smoking policy through the reservation process, on our website, mentioning it again at check in, as well as posting signs throughout the resort. We do provide smoking areas designated specifically for adults who smoke and this guest chose to ignore this option. We do hope that your stay otherwise was a wonderful one and look forward to seeing again.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell
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Property: Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Address: 220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856-3835
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Rockport
#1 Family Hotel in Rockport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Samoset Resort On The Ocean 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rockport, ME resort and golf course located on the coast. ... more   less 
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