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“Great room, great view, great staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nonantum Resort
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence
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Everett, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great room, great view, great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Stephen F
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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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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tampa, fl
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gus g
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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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North Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

The service everywhere in the Resort is wonderful. The room was tiny and only one chair which was very uncomfortable. The restaurant was exceptional. Many thanks to Pamala and to the host Ken for looking out for us every nite of our stay. Make sure you ask for river view. It's worth it.!!!!!!

Room Tip: Rooms 101, 102, 103 and 104 very small.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dorice F
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Dorice:
Thank you so much for writing about your recent stay at The Nonantum Resort! We are honored you would choose to spend your 57th Anniversary with us! Congratulations!
I am so glad you enjoyed meeting and working with Pam and Kenny! They both are super hospitable and many of our guests ask for them by name during repeat visits!
We look forward to seeing you on your 58th Anniversary!
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Our room was quite small and we had to shuffle around each other and our luggage to get to the bathroom. The room could also do with a bit of updating. The public rooms very very well kept and all the staff very helpful and pleasant. The shops/restaurants are within walking distance. Whilst wandering around the town we stopped outside the church to take pictures and a very helpful lady came along and said that we were welcome to go in and have a look. The hotel was very busy with coach parties so we were a little worried about eating in the hotel but as they were eating in the hotel's main restaurant we decided to eat in Heckman's pub just off the lobby. They had their own menu but you could also choose from the restaurant menu if you wanted too. The food was delicious as was the beer. The breakfast buffet was not that special as all the hot food was kept in warmers and unless you were there when it was first set out the food was luke warm and unappetising. It was also a bit of a struggle to get a cup of tea. Unlike Americans I do not drink coffee and have found it very difficult to get a cup of tea throughout my tour of America.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sue M
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Sue:
Thank you for coming all the way from the UK to see us! We get many visitors from your area of the world and enjoy hearing about life on the other side of the pond!
I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening in Heckman's Pub. Henry Heckman built the Nonantum Resort in 1883 and it is a pleasure to share some of our history with our visitors.
Thanks again for the visit and I hope you can come and see us again soon!
Cheerio!
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Dallas
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Wonderful location! Close to the Cliff Walk and within walking distance of the shopping/restaurants in town. The staff were great and everyone we encountered were pleasant and helpful. The grounds were beautifully kept! The hotel was very clean. The only negative is the rooms in the older part of the hotel. The rooms are very small and old and could use a little updating. The walls and doors are thin and do not allow for much privacy. Overall, a beautiful place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pogofish
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Greetings Dallas Visitor!
Isn't the walk along Ocean Avenue the best way ever to start a day? The views are spectacular and just wandering along is so relaxing! It sounds like you are a walker and this location is perfect for that. It is such a nice walk downtown (and makes you feel like you have earned that ice cream doesn't it?!)
Please come back and see us again soon. Fall walks are wonderful! Sunrise is at 7 and even more beautiful than you can imagine!
Kind Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lovely setting with great Halloween decor! Surprises all over the front yard!

Room was small and the wedding proved to be "loud' - shaking our room right across from the elevator - however, desk said that it would cease at 10:30 pm - and it did! - glad, for we had spent a day of traveling......this resort "grows on you" and becomes HOME! Staff was extremely accomodating and Capt. Bob for the lobster boat was charming.....we did not go "out" with him due to overbooking with a bus tour - but would HIGHLY recommend - he is knowledgable, kind, and warm! I'm confident his tour is well worth your time!

Room Tip: book in "out lying" units if there is a wedding and you would like quiet
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wp2015
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hello Cleveland Visitor:
How swell to hear that you enjoyed our Halloween decorations as well as your time spent with Captain Bob of Rugosa fame! Bob is a great member of Team Nonantum and never fails to impress our guests with his enormous knowledge of boating and the sea around us.
I think you hit the nail right on the head when you said that The Nonantum "grows on you". We are different than most places in that we are a family that takes care of each other through good times and bad. Many of us have been on staff for many years and thrive on the controlled chaos that seems to go with the territory around here. Your example about wedding music is a good one. Yes we have weddings. But we also have quiet hours and we enforce them. It works for everyone because the rules are made clear going in and they are taken very seriously.
Hopefully you will be able to make it back to see Captain Bob and have a trip out on the ocean. Trust me, you will love the Rugosa!
Thanks for taking time to write!
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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California
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331 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Spent a couple of nights here while visiting family in the area and it was the perfect place to eat, sleep and get to all the local sights. We were able to visit other wonderful towns in the area but loved Kennebunkport and Kennebunk. The hotel staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful and the food was delicious, thanks to their executive chef Steve True.

Room Tip: Get a higher level room overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaliforniaNana
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jeangm11, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear California Nana:
I really appreciate your marvelous review of The Nonantum Resort! Steve True is an amazing chef and an all around nice guy. This weekend I had the opportunity to run a 5K with him (OK he was pushing his grandson in a stroller - that was the only reason I could keep up with him!) and I had such a nice time chatting with him about life in general. Truely a prince of a guy!
Come back soon to see your family again. And know that we have a room (upper floor, per your request!) with the light on!
Warmly,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Innkeeper
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Property: Nonantum Resort
Address: 95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nonantum Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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