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Nonantum Resort

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A Maine waterfront resort where traditions begin. The Nonantum has been welcoming guests with genuine hospitality since 1883. Enjoy historic charm with just the right modern comforts. Located on the Kennebunk River, along scenic Ocean Avenue, close to the shops and galleries in Dock Square, near Walker's Point and the beaches. Offering casually elegant accommodations, award-winning dining, family activities, and a gorgeous setting for special events. Seasonal outdoor heated pool, kayak rentals, trolley tours, scenic lobster boat tours, sailing tour and fishing charters departing right from the resort's on-site marina. Free WiFi, free parking, and free breakfast when you book directly with the resort!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We were thrilled with Nonantum Resort. I traveled with my husband for his birthday. December is a wonderful, festive time to visit Kennebunkport. Everything decorated and lit up for Christmas. We stayed in the Portside building. Rm. 359. There was an elevator. Room had a lovely
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Response from Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort
Responded Dec 30, 2018
December really is a special time to visit The Nonantum isn’t it? So glad your husband was able to enjoy the very festive atmosphere on his big day! Santa and Mrs Claus are always a highlight of our December offerings and the music always makes the day just that much more fun! Please come back and visit us in the warm weather as you will really enjoy our close proximity to town. Kennebunkport is lots of fun no matter what the season! Thanks for writing! Jean Ginn Marvin Innkeeper
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The people who work here sure do love their job and it shows in every interaction we had. From the bell hop to front desk to housekeeping to management to shuttle drivers and waitstaff. Everyone had a smile were genuine and made sure we were taken care of. The bed had lots of
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Response from Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort
Responded Jun 1, 2018
Hello Rhody: Were you spying at our super secret Manager Meetings? Happy staff is absolutely one of the keys to our success! Our philosophy is that if our staff isn't happy, our guests won't be either. We make sure our staff realizes how much we love them with things like birthday parties, family meals each day, lots of fun swag, pop up events like food trucks, flexible family friendly scheduling, educational opportunities, discounts in our restaurants and gift shop, and the opportunity to visit other properties overnight with a room trade. Angela and her team at the Front Desk are endlessly friendly and set the pace for fantastic visits! You will never see Angela without a very contagious smile on her face. She really just could not be any nicer! Thanks for your very kind words! See you soon! Kindly, Jean Ginn Marvin Innkeeper
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Great accomadations with an excellent restaurant at the resort. Also, being on the water, there are opportunities to experience many water related fun trips, even educational ones. The Nonantum is within walking distance of the downtown area, even though it is in a quiet area.
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Response from Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort
Responded Dec 19, 2018
Hello! Thanks so much for the awesome review! Our unique location (easy walk to town yet far enough away from all the traffic and craziness that downtown Kennebunkport can be) is really hard to beat! Our own Marina allows us to have loads of different waterfront activities and for many, this is the highlight of their trip to Kennebunkport! Please come back and see us again soon! Warm Regards, Jean Ginn Marvin Innkeeper
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My wife and I go to the Nonantum 2-3 times a year. The location and free shuttle make it so relaxing. All the staff is very helpful and look like they really enjoy working there. This was our first Fire & Ice, what a class act! Ice sculptures were incredible, all the food was
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Response from Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort
Responded Dec 19, 2018
Hi Joanie and John: We cannot wait to see you in the spring! To say the least it will be quite different from your Fire and Ice experience! :-) Just a few less people around! As a frequent visitor, I know that you have seen us in all times of the year and each is special in its own way. Spring is fun as everything is fresh and new. Summer and its amazing Maine weather allows for total relaxation. Autumn means beautiful foliage and of course winter brings the white stuff that makes our little town just sparkle. The staff at The Nonantum is what sets us apart from all the other lovely places to stay in Kennebunkport. We are in the process of closing down for the season (we reopen again in April) and it is touching to see the staff saying goodbye to each other until spring. They just really love each other and these feelings show in their treatment of our guests. Thanks so much for writing, Jean Ginn Marvin Innkeeper
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The Nonantum Resort was an excellent place to stay during my recent visit to Kennebunkport. The Resort and the Staff were First Class all the way. We would recommend this Resort to all who are looking for the perfect location in Kennebunkport.
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Response from Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort
Responded Dec 30, 2018
Thank you for those very kind words! Christmas Prelude is such a magnificent event and our entire town works hard to ensure our guests leave with the spirit of Christmas in their hearts. Our staff is the best in the biz, and nothing puts us in a jollier mood than watching our guests have the time of their lives! Please come back and see us again soon! All The Best, Jean Ginn Marvin Innkeeper
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I agree with the other response regarding hiking. Mt Agamenticus in York is a lot of fun ( great views of the ocean as well as Mt Washington) and Laudholm Farm is also amazing. For swimming you might consider Kennebunk Pond. There is great blueberries this year at Libby & Son U Picks. (amazing apple cider donuts too!) Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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I know they had a dry cleaning service, I would be confident they would do a laundry service. If not the town is walking distance and a laundromat is bound to be found there!
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I am not sure I understand your question? Are you looking to buy blueberries, pick blueberries, eat blueberries? Please clarify and I will fill you in! Lots of blueberries in Southern Maine! Thanks for reaching out! Jean Ginn Marvin Innkeeper
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Yes there is! Kennebunk Pond is a great place to swim! Could I answer any other questions? Thanks! Jean Ginn Marvin Innkeeper
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If the carriage house is the older (main) building where you check in, and I think it is, the rooms are delightful! I have a photo of mine and will attempt to paste it in here although it is not working right now. I was on the 2nd or 3rd floor ... there is an elevator 
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"We request the building by the river. All rooms look to the Atlantic and the River."
"I had a room on the first floor. I liked that I could just go out the slider to bring things in and out of the room."
"water view"
"Next time, I will ask for a room on a higher floor, as I was on the 2nd floor and could hear ppl in the dining room below"
"We had a portside room with parking lot view --- but still had good views of the water"
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