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Sebasco Harbor Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sebasco Estates
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London
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A nice place in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Only stayed one night en route to somewhere else. It is a little dated in terms of the rooms but it is in a great location with loads to do. We would have happily stayed here more nights. What customer service we encountered was very good.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Dear 'snubberisbest':

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with the readers of TripAdvisor! I'm sorry your stay was only for one night - hope to see you back for a longer stay next season!

All the best,
Michael Lynch
Managing Partner
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Hartford, Connecticut
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542 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was our second visit to "Pure Main" Sebasco Harbor Resort and we will gladly return again. There are many nice features including its true waterfront location with great views of the ocean from many locations including our room. The staff is incredibly hospitable friendly and helpful....a constant reminder that this is not a chain resort! The facilities range in age quite a bit from the original 1930s building to the recently built spa suites. There are many types of accommodations many with some cooking facilities, so check the website carefully and call with questions.

We are not golfers but the course looked quite nice and in great shape. There are lots of traditional games including shuffle board and bowling, as well as tennis courts. You can arrange sea kayaking and several boat trips right from the dock. We canoed one day on their private lily-filled pond and saw an American eagle sitting in a tree.

We ate at the Pilot House twice and it was quite good. Other choices include several restaurants in Phippsburg, and some very good ones a 20 minute drive away in Bath, (Solo Bistro, Beale Street BBQ). If you rent a room with a kitchenette or kitchen be sure to bring your food with you from home, or stop at the market in Bath or the Shaw's not too far away up route 1.

As you read the other reviews be mindful that the Sebasco Harbor Resort is not trying to one of those formal over-the-top Florida or Caribbean resorts...it is being what it is really good at...a relaxing unpretentious place by the sea for families and couples of all ages.

Room Tip: Check the website carefully or call. There are many types of rooms including several size houses. we...
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Green Features: Recycle trash, use fluorescent bulbs, and request towels be reused.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank joel r
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Dear 'travel JR':

Thank you for your return visit - it is a great compliment to us! We also appreciate you sharing your views on TripAdvisor and for mentioning the hospitable and friendly staff!

Your last line was very fitting - "it is being what it is really good at...a relaxing unpretentious place by the sea for families and couples of all ages" - thank you!

We look forward to your next visit!

All the best,
Michael Lynch
Managing Partner
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Annapolis, Maryland
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Simply put, Sebasco Resort is tremendous destination. If you want enjoy Maine in all of its splendor, to relax, and recharge this is the place to go.

From the drive in through the woodlands and towns of Bath and Phillipsburg you are swept away by nature's beauty. The vista of the ocean and surrounding islands is breathtaking.

Then you get to enjoy everything that a true resort has to offer. Think of it being a Dirty Dancing-style resort. Swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, golfing, hiking. And the food. All of it is great and there are lobsters galore.

Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't speak about the hospitality of every single employee with whom I came in contact. Their corporate culture is one which many should emulate.

Make the time to go to Sebasco.

Room Tip: Chose the Lighthouse. It is more expensive but where else can you get a million dollar view for hot...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Dear 'Purpleman':

Thank you very much for your kind review of Sebasco Harbor Resort! Your last line in your review is what we are most proud of - "Their corporate culture (employee hospitality) is one which many should emulate."

We appreciate you taking the time to visit and we hope to see you again soon!

All the best,
Michael Lynch
Managing Partner
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boston
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is great place to experience the Maine coast and the best Maine has to offer.
Our family stayed a long weeekend for a birthday celebration. Everyone was busy and happy the whole time.
We will go back next year.

Room Tip: wide variety, you will find something to suit your taste.
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Green Features: Resort is aware of the need importance of the environment.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear ‘mbuka’:

We appreciate your ‘Perfect’ rating – thank you very much! And by coming back next year, you have paid us the highest compliment!

We are certainly glad you enjoyed the birthday celebration!

Best regards,,
Michael Lynch
Managing Partner
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this little gem through a random recommendation on the web, while traveling up the coast on a road trip.
Upon arriving very late, we were greeted very warmly, but, given the wrong room. (1 queen bed for 3 people + toddler ) But, the situation got handled quickly and we were promptly provided with an alternate room.
Restaurant was not bad, dinner and breakfast, but the best part was the service. Friendly and with a smile.
The location is beautiful, the amenities are very "original" in a good way.
Salt water pool, bowling alley, golf on site, very refreshing from the typical.
Overall it's a nice get away.

Stayed August 2014
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2 Thank ByAirByLandBySea
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear ‘ByAirByLandBySea’:

Thank you for sharing your Sebasco travel thoughts with TripAdvisor – we are very happy that you stumbled upon our ‘little gem’. Apologies for the room issue – but it sounds as though it was handled well by the front desk team.

Thank you also for mentioning the service – friendly and a smile is what we do best!

We hope to see you again soon – all the best,
Michael Lynch
Managing Partner
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

My family chose to spend a long weekend at the Maine shore after touring colleges on the east coast. The Sebasco website showed a quaint, charming resort which we looked forward to experiencing. Unfortunately, we found the best thing about the resort WAS the website.

Upon arrival, we found our reserved suite unavailable, due to booking issues. We were offered an inferior room for the night, which we had no choice but to accept, but no adjustment to the room rate was made, which we found totally unprofessional. We were assured the new room would be ready in the morning, as checkout time was 10 am. When we returned to the hotel in the afternoon, indeed the reserved suite was vacant, but uncleaned. This left us with the feeling that management had no dedication to customer service.

We found the facilities at the resort lacking terribly. The pool deck/patio area was cracked and sprouting weeds everywhere. The salt water pool was greenish and the bottom was slimy. Not quite the invitation to swim I looking forward to. The restaurants, we found, were mediocre. The breakfast was inferior. There was no skim milk available for cereal, which I found ridiculous, as the solution would be a quick trip to the supermarket. The breakfast buffet was no better than that at an economy chain hotel. The seasonal serving staff was untrained and unprofessional. In some cases, customers seated themselves and had to ask for the tables to be cleaned, or coffee refilled. Much of the staff stood idly by and did nothing to service customers unless asked.

Overall, our impression was that mediocrity was the norm, that there was no attention to improving service, or even recognizing that improvement was necessary. Our recommendation would be that the hotel needs a complete revamping, in order to match the rates that they charge. Sebasco had its glory days, but those days are NOT today.

Room Tip: Ask for A/C, as many rooms do not have it. Also, confirm your reservation, twice.
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Green Features: The hotel does recycle. They do attempt to save water by asking guests if they would like their linens changed and towels washed daily. They use energy efficient lightbulbs and they claim to use locally grown and raised produce and poultry.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear ‘Holakj’:

Thank you very much for staying with us and for sharing your views on TripAdvisor, although I certainly wish that we could have provided you with a visit that was better than our website. I hope the tour of the great Maine (and Eastern) universities was productive.

In regard to the booking issues, without guest specifics, I can’t fully address what transpired with your reservation. Our check-out time is 10:30a, while our check-in time is 3:00p. If we had to do a room move, we should have offered for you to stay in the original room until the relocated room was ready for occupancy – I am sorry that wasn’t offered. In regard to the pool, we spend thousands each year in maintenance – it is vacuumed/treated daily and we do our best with Maine’s largest saltwater pool.

I am sorry that you didn’t care for the restaurants – our breakfast buffet has an omelet station every day, a minimum of one egg dish along with another daily special (Eggs Benedict, Crepes, Egg Burrito, etc.), French toast or pancakes, baked goods, fresh fruit/granola/yogurts/dry cereal and of course, bacon and sausage. We feel it is a very good value and nice presentation – we do have skim milk as an alternative – I am sorry that it wasn’t offered to you. It sounds as though our breakfast servers could have done a better job servicing your table – apologies.

I can personally assure you that mediocrity is not the ‘norm’, nor is it trained. Our Team, as you have seen in previous reviews, receive great accolades for the personality and service – I am sorry that it felt like you weren’t being treated with typical Pure Maine hospitality.

Please email or contact me if you want to provide additional specifics that I can address – again, thank you for staying with us and I am sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations.

Best regards,
Michael Lynch
Managing Partner
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NH
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85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We had a room on the third floor of the Lighthouse building -- never a real lighthouse, just built to look like one. It is right on the water with a fantastic view with a king size bed. The resort offers lots of amenities but the only one that we took advantage of was a 1.5 hour boat cruise.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank MCBNH
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puremaine, General Manager at Sebasco Harbor Resort, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear ‘MCBNH’:

Thank you very much for staying with us and for sharing with TripAdvisor – it is much appreciated. The Lighthouse rooms are some of our most popular – although it was built to be a working lighthouse in 1945 by Sebasco’s original owner, Nate Cushman, it was never commissioned by the United States Coast Guard. The two rooms on the third floor have spectacular views for sure!

Thank you for taking advantage of a trip on the Ruth – a stay at Sebasco isn’t complete without it!

All the best,
Michael Lynch
Managing Partner
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Property: Sebasco Harbor Resort
Address: P.O. Box 75, 29 Kenyon Road, Sebasco Estates, ME 04565-0075
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Sebasco Estates
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sebasco Estates
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sebasco Harbor Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled among whispering pines on the rugged coast lies a retreat of quiet comfort and rejuvenation, where beauty and tradition abound. Tucked away on 550 acres on Maine's Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities the entire family can enjoy including golf, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, scavenger hunts, pirate cruises, tennis, spa services and more. Experience Pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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