My best friend and I decided to take a short vacation to a place within reasonable driving distance. Being from Connecticut, we tend to travel south for some warmth during the cold months. However, we decided to visit Maine and stayed at the Samoset Resort. The lobby had a rustic feel and was beautiful. We were greeted by Diane who was not only nice and a true professional, but informative as well. (We found out later that she was previously the concierge.)
Our room was located in the building where the condos are. The main building is similar to a hotel. The unit was clean and sported a beautiful view of Penobscot bay from our wrap around balcony. We ate at the Sunday Brunch, which was excellent. (We would also recommend the Rockland Cafe on Route 1. It was very reasonably priced and the Maine Shrimp platter was delicious.) The only point that may be of concern for some is that Internet access is only available from the main building, not the condo units.
Overall, we would definitely stay there again. There is no hustle and bustle going on in March as you would experience in the summer months, although there appeared to be a number of events scheduled. If rest and relaxation is what you are craving in a place with a beautiful view, nice staff and short drives to the shopping outlets, the Samoset Resort is a great place to stay. We knew we had picked a winner when the locals continuously asked us: "Are you staying at the Samoset?".
- Also Known As:
- Samoset Resort On The Ocean Hotel
- Samoset Resort On The Ocean Hotel Rockport
- Samoset Resort Rockport
- Samoset Hotel Rockport
- Samoset Resort
- Samoset Resort On The Ocean Maine/Rockport
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rockport, ME resort and golf course located on the coast. ... more less
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