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“Remembering the magic of Christmas” 5 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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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Kennebunkport
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Drewsville, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Remembering the magic of Christmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

The Christmas Prelude, Nonantum Resort, and Kennebunkport, Maine returned a spirit for the season we thought was lost. My wife and I were greeted by a friendly staff. Our room was perfect with the Gas Fireplace and Water View. Service and food during the stay remained top notch. The Fire & Ice event will bring us back for a yearly tradition that we hope to share with friends and family. We are looking forward to a Summer getaway to check on this enchanting resort.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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  • 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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Taunton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

My married daughter and I went on November 21st for a one night stay to start our Christmas shopping. This was our second time at the Nonatum. This visit we were in the "new" building--very nice room with two queen beds and a water view. Last time (June 2009) we were on the third floor of the main building (stairs were steep, but an elevator is available). Quaint connected rooms with a bath inbetween. Both stays the rooms were immaculate. The food was fabulous both stays and very reasonable. I look forward to going back in the near future. Our only disappointment in Kennybunkport is that many of the local merchants are only open on weekends after October. Freeport isn't too far away and was great. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Westbrook, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

Check-in was simple and fast. Our room had a waterfront view, big windows, and a woodstove/furnace that we could control. We were so excited to turn on the woodstove overnight and relax in the nook with reading chairs over looking the water. It was very romantic. We were pleasantly surprised to find the room also had a Keurig coffee maker. Breakfast was delicious, and the hotel was very unique and comfortable!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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mattapoisett
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

We stayed at this resort located right on the water. The hotel rate was $99 and included a sit down breakfast cooked to order in their restaurant. All the rooms in the portside wing face the water. Great value in an ideal location..

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

I stayed one night in a portside room on the third floor. The room was cozy but certainly big enough for one or two people. I appreciated the Keurig coffee maker and the gas stove on a cool November night. The bed was adequately comfortable and the room was overall very clean. The best was the big picture window overlooking the bay - simply fantastic!

Yes the building is on the older side and some of the rooms have hardood floors so you can hear people walking around through the walls. I'm pretty picky about that type of noise and thought it would be an issue but I ended up sleeping fine. However given noisy people or kids I could see it potentially being bothersome.

The hotel is in walking distance of downtown and in the opposite direction is a lovely walk passing by beautiful homes and ocean views. There's no beach on-site but there's plenty close by.

One drawback is other than the outdoor pool (which is closed after summer) there are no on-site amneties. So depending on when you go and how much you like to have things to do (fitness room, spa, indoor pool), it may be a consideration.

Overall it's a nice hotel that offers a very reasonable off-season rate.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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near Geneva
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44 hotel reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

Nice resort in a good location. Perhaps spoiled to the point of carelesness. The rooms are fine and have no quibble with them. The restaurant (ours was the only group this night) has good food but amateurish service and a peculiar attitude to beverages. They cannot be ordered at the table. Instead, You have to go to the bar, pay for them and bring them to the table yourself. The young man at the bar automatically charged an 18% tip without consulting *the computer did it" and very reluctantly refunded it later with such poor grace to the point of rudeness. I guess he knew that tour participants are not likely to come back. He is right.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, March 23, 2011
This reviewer is absolutely right to be angry! There were two issues here:
First of all, no guest should feel they need to go to the bar to get their own drinks while dining in our dining room! Secondly, the bartender was in error to add a gratuity. If that happened by mistake, he certainly should have been gracious about correcting his error.
The Bar Manager and I have discussed both of these issues and I want to reassure all of our guests the set of circumstances this guest discribed will not happen again! The bus tours will be properly staffed so there is a cocktail person on the floor at all times and bar tenders are crystal clear that gratuities are at the full discretion of the customer.
One point that I would disagree with: We have many tour group members come back another time! We are always delighted to welcome them back!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to respond!
Jean
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

This hotel is truly charming, it's a mix of the 'Dirty Dancing Complex' and gives a feel of family run care, it's quaint, warm, welcoming and comfortable. Rose on reception is a gem and all the team we met really tried their best to help. The grounds are well kept and generally this is just a lovely place to stay and relax. This is the best New England Hotel we stayed in and we will most definately return at a future date.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#1 Green Hotel in Kennebunkport
#1 Family Hotel in Kennebunkport
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nonantum Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
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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