We returned to Samoset Resort at the end of August, 2012, after several years absence. The recent multi-million dollar refurbishment and restaurant upgrades were well-worth it, quite exceptional actually. Rooms were very good, balcony with a view of the great lawn and ocean, and the new dining options are wonderful, with outdoor patio dining, standard inside dining room with floor to ceiling windows for great views, and the Enoteca Lounge, which is a big hit, with excellent Italian antipasti dishes and individual pizzas, etc. And of course, the Maine Lobster Rolls were about the best anywhere!
Excellent service in all respects, even the General Manager was doing some service behind the front desk at one point and introduced himself, a nice touch to see hands-on interaction with guests by the top executive of the property.
Beautiful pool and pool bar, gorgeous grounds and a great setting for enjoying walks to the jetty and tiny lighthouse at the end of it. Can't comment on the golf course, etc., since we are not golfers, but it was worth staying here even without any interest in golf.
Overall, a great place for a true getaway break. A little on the pricey side for Maine, and it would have been nice if they just incorporated all the costs into a fixed price, rather than charge a mandatory $25.00 per room resort fee in addition to room rates, but it was all well worth it. Bottom line: we didn't want to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rockport, ME resort and golf course located on the coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samoset Resort On The Ocean Hotel Rockport
- Samoset Hotel Rockport
- Samoset Resort On The Ocean Maine/Rockport