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Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I might be a bit biased because I've been coming here for a weekend every year for 21 years (and I'm 21 years old). Even if I was new, I would fall in love.
There's nothing better than waking up in the biggest, most comfy feather bed ever, getting out of bed and going to sit on the patio, and looking out over the super green golf course and over the ocean.
The rooms have a great kitchen, a huge bedroom, a pleasant bathroom, a great sink/mirror area, a good-sized closet, and a very comfy living room.
The rock beach is amazing, almost entirely consisting of smooth stones and little shells.
The arcade is fun and is great for kids (and some adults too!) to hang out in.
The work out area is well-kept and has a lot of things to work with.
It's close to town so anything you'd want is only a few miles away.
The pool room and the pool itself are always clean and relaxing. And if you're not a pool person, there's a hot tub!
The walking paths and breakwater nearby is always worth a visit.
Even the lobby is beautiful; the wooden floors, cute gift shop, and great restaurant are worth seeing.
And the service people are always super nice and informative!
All in all, I couldn't ask for anything more! Love it here so much

Room Tip: Any rooms with a patio are great for the view! And if you have a big family, or are staying with fri...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Dear Simone S,

We enjoy seeing many return travelers come back year after year to the Samoset, but it’s rare to have a traveler tell us they have been here once a year for their entire life.

Thank you for returning each year and allowing us to grow up with you. Your review contains wonderful information about the property such as the rock beach by the Rockland breakwater, the walking paths, and our location close to the towns of Camden or Rockland. Thank you also for the kind comments about our indoor pool area and the cleanliness and variety of fitness options found in The Club. We look forward to seeing you for trip number twenty-two.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had two lovely days and nights here. We had our 8 yr grandson with us and was so happy to have a heated pool for all of us to enjoy. There was lots of yard games to play as well. Inside, we found games like chess and checkers to enjoy in front of a fireplace while have a wonderful tray of snacks. When it began to rain, we traveled to the indoor pool and he also found video games to enjoy during the rain.

Rooms were comfortable with a great view of the water and golf course there.
We will return there someday.

Room Tip: ocean view
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Alice S
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Dear Alice S,

Thank you for letting us know about the nice time you had while visiting the Samoset with your grandson. He must have kept you busy with trips to our indoor and outdoor pools, playing lawn games, and checkers by the lobby fireplace. We hope you are able to return someday for another visit.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The resort is lovely. Appeared clean, although there was a small toy under the bed that was not ours, so not sure under the beds was vacuumed before our arrival :-)

Unfortunately the weather wasn't in our favour for our 2 night stay, but we managed a short swim. Pool area was clean. Was disappointed that even after the rain, when the weather cleared up, the pool bar did not open.

Unfortunately, even hours after the rain had stopped, water was pouring off the roof and onto our balcony. No idea where all that water was coming from! It meant even once the sun came out, we were not able to sit out.

Best thing by far on this trip was the photography tour. A young man took us in a golf cart round the resort grounds. It was very misty and drizzly, but we got some really unique shots.

I wish we'd had better weather. There was lots to do on site for your resort fee but we didn't get to try most of it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Anita N
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear Anita N,

Thank you for your review. I am glad to read how much your enjoyed the photography tour as this is a new activity we added this year. I was also pleased to read you enjoyed the zero-entry outdoor pool and hot tub despite the rainy weather since they are both heated. I will be sure to share your feedback about cleaning under the beds with our Executive Housekeeper and her staff.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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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...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Pat L
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
Thank Napalicoastkauai
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Rockport
#1 Business Hotel in Rockport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range: £146 - £340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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