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“November 1 night stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Nonantum Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046   |  
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Andover, Massachusetts
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“November 1 night stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Loved our corner room and the location. Staff was very nice and accomdating. Thought the cost considering the great breakfast that was included was very reasonable! Room was clean and we we able to check in early. GREAT VIEWS and atmosphere!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Bill:
Thank you so much for your lovely review! You bring up an excellent point. This is value season at The Nonantum Resort so there are lots of great deals available. Granted some of the hustle and bustle of summer is no longer here, but for many of our shoulder season repeat guests, this is a great thing. It is quiet in Kennebunkport in November, so it is a great place to get away from it all and just enjoy crisp, beautiful days and cool nights (spent bundled up in a Cuddledown comforter!) You might even find a few moments to walk downtown and get your Christmas shopping started!
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Marcos, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I spent only one night at this hotel but definitely would have been able to spend more time. I had a beautiful corner room, that was brightly decorated in water colors, with a fantastic view of the water, boats and a small lighthouse on the property. This hotel was a delight and the morning breakfast a surprise. Yes, it was a buffet but with two wonderful quiches, oatmeal with nuts/fruits, and in a very charming room in the main hotel building. I imagine that the area is wall to wall people in the summer and fall, but I was there in late October so our group of 42 almost had the whole place to ourselves.

Room Tip: If you are there in the cooler fall months, I would wear a sweater or coat if you have to walk to th...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Californian Friend:
I am so happy to hear you and your group had such a wonderful time! As I often say, Kennebunkport is beautiful in every season! I am fortunate enough to have an office that overlooks the water and no matter what the time of year, I always find it a challenge to do my work instead of gazing out at the boats and the always changing scenery!
Please come back and see us again soon!
All The Best,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Aberdour
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We loved this hotel. It's an old building & quite quirky but the rooms were very comfortable. The situation is excellent & the area beautiful.
The food in the restaurant is very good, both breakfast & dinner with friendly service.
I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: If possible, go for a room at the back, overlooking the river, although all areas are pleasant.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hi Pauline:
I really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay at The Nonantum Resort! Our building is a bit quirky isn't it? I think it adds to the charm! We were first built in 1883, and we really enjoy our historical side!
I hope that you will come back and see us again soon! Thanks again for the nice writeup!
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great location with a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants. Room was beautiful with a great view of the river. The staff was outstanding- very helpful, friendly, and responsive to all our requests! Excellent breakfast buffet. We ate and drank at the hotel bar and were very pleased with the food and service. All in all it was a great hotel experience. We will definitely return to The Nonantum Resort!

Stephen J

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hi Stephen:
I really appreciate your nice review! It is always wonderful to hear that our guests are enjoying the many yummy options in our hotel bar Heckmans. This time of year is an especially nice time to wander downtown to the many shops and galleries. The leaves are still pretty and the air is fresh and clear. Just a really pretty time of year!
Please come back and see us again soon! We really are grateful for your business!
All The Best,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

A charming couple met our tour bus with trays of cookies and hot cider and really set the tone for a wonderful stay. Our room was very attractive and comfortable and located in the newer part of the complex. Looking out our window, we could see boats moored in the bay, a tiny lighthouse on the property,and immaculately landscaped grounds. You could tell the people in charge of decorating really enjoyed their jobs as there were delightful Halloween displays, fall pumpkins everywhere, and beautiful mums. We had a lobster dinner provided by our tour, and the staff went out of their way to help us remove the delicious lobster meat from the shell. It is a picture perfect place for a wedding, but it was a very special place to end our New England tour.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Texas Traveler Gal:
Ken and Rose, the couple who greeted you, are an institution here at The Nonantum! They really are amazing aren't they? We feel so fortunate to be working with them. They set the standard for gracious hospitality for all of the rest of Team Nonantum!
I hope you can make it back here another time! If you think our Halloween decorations are amazing, wait until you see the Christmas ones! Totally amazing!
Christmas will be here before you know it!
Happy November,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Everett, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Fantastic room. It included a gas faux-woodburning stove, great for both warmth and ambiance. Amazing view of the bay from our room. Friendly staff was attentive to our needs. As an added touch, they left a card and chocolate for my girlfriend because I offhandedly mentioned it was her birthday.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Stephen:
I am so happy to hear you and your girlfriend had such a wonderful time celebrating her birthday here at The Nonantum Resort! We love special occasions at The Nonantum and we have many folks who come year after year to mark special occasions. It is so much fun for us to watch families grow over time. Many of our staff has been here for years so our repeat guests (and there are a lot of them!) really feel like family!
I hope we will see you the next time their is a special occasion that needs celebrating!
Happy Fall,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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tampa, fl
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Rooms are very comfortable.
Service second to none.
Courteous and friendly staff.
Amazing breakfast buffet.
Excellent dinner menu and food.
Wonderful backyard.
Very impressed with this hotel.
Will recommend to everybody.

Room Tip: The waterfront of this hotel will leave you speechless.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hi Gus:
What lovely remarks! I really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts!
Our staff really is awesome and amazing! They all work so hard to make sure all of our guests share your opinions!
I know Tampa is a long way away, but I do hope you can come back and see us soon!
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Address: 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room 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*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waterfront Resort. The ambiance of a bygone era. Experience the Maine of yesterday on the picturesque shores of the Kennebunk River. Established in 1883, this enchanting Kennebunkport resort features elegantly appointed rooms, private baths, fine dining, heated pool, free WiFi, exceptional service. Scenic lobster boat and sailboat and sport fishing tours plus kayak rentals from our marina. On the trolley route. Victorian charm with contemporary amenities. ... more   less 
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Nonantum Resort Kennebunkport, Maine
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