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Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had out-of-town friends visiting and we went to La Dolce Vita at the Samoset Resort in Rockport Maine for a Sunday evening dinner. It was perfect, made so by our Waitress; Chloe. She had great recommendations, was five-star professional but also very fun. The food was great, enjoyed looking at a million dollar view, all enhanced by Chloe. It was a great touch to have the bartender Brandon deliver a perfect Negroni. The next morning I returned for the breakfast buffet with family and you guessed it, Chloe was our server. Still cheery, smiling and a great waitress making our meal perfect. Great server at a first-class resort.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

I live in Maine and the state never ceases to amaze me. The Samoset is one of the most exquisite resorts that I've ever been to. The world is an amazing place and the Samoset is a place for everyone's bucket list . Don't delay!
E. Haskell

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Elizabeth H
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear Elizabeth H,

We realize you might be a little jaded, as all Mainers are, about living and playing in one of the most amazing states in the country. Despite this we do believe you’re correct about the Samoset needing to be on everyone’s bucket list. Thank you for encouraging the world to come visit us and this wonderful state we call home.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sure, this resort shows it age in some places, but it is truly a beautiful spot with great rooms and the nicest staff you'll ever find. My wife and I just spent two nights there to spend our Anniversary. We were greeted with a gracious offer of a complimentary room upgrade to a Suite since the resort was not full for Sunday or Monday. We dined at the La Bella Vita and had a lengthy, comfortable and delicious dinner. Renee, the poolside bartender, was a consummate professional and treated us very special. We especially appreciated Nina, the concierge, who arranged the perfect romantic dinner in nearby Camden and made us feel like VIP's. It is not an exaggeration to say that the entire staff is REALLY nice....the kind of hospitality that other resorts claim to have but the Samoset actually has, from the valet service, desk, housekeeping et al.

Room Tip: Deluxe Ocean view will face the ocean, but may also only be on the ground floor. Try to get a highe...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark F
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear Mark F,

Thank you for your personal and kind words recognizing our staff and their efforts. The pleasure was all ours to be part of your special anniversary weekend. I will be sharing your comments with everyone and in particular Renee and Nina. We do pride ourselves on being able to offer a high level of Samoset hospitality and experiences such as yours are why we do what we do.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a week off and planned to spend it at our vacation home in southern Maine. Spur of the moment we decided on a one night trip to the Samoset because we never spend time north of York County. We got the best room available, the Breakwater Suite, absolutely to die for view of the golf course and the Breakwater as well as the Penobscot Bay. No time for golf, had a great dinner at the bar, and the enjoyed the spa the next morning. I snuck in an hour of practice at the range. The whole thing was delightful. The service from the bellman to the front desk, the spa and the bar were top shelf, first class. Go if you can!

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear 4theJ,

What a fantastic idea! A “staycation” at home in Maine, but still making time for last minute exploring at the Samoset. We are so pleased to read how you enjoyed visiting our award-winning spa, dining in La Bella Vita, and sneaking in some time at the golf range. I will be certain to share your supportive comments with our Bell Captain. We all look forward to a possible return visit from you in the future.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

I grew up dreaming of staying at the Samoset. I finally got a chance to last summer and loved it! The pool area is beautiful and my husband and I enjoyed getting a light lunch there while we waited to check in. The ground are beautifully kept and there are several benches to sit and enjoy the breathtaking views from. The room was also amazing and had a great view. I think the ocean view may have cost more but it was well worth it.
Breakfast was great and we were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy the view which was divine. My only complaint is dinner. The service was not great and neither was the food. If you stay here I suggest going into Rockland for dinner.

Room Tip: spend the money on an ocean view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear Alice C,

It is a wonderful feeling to be part of making your childhood dream come true with a stay at the Samoset. I was glad to read you had time to enjoy our beautiful zero-entry outdoor pool and lunch at Splash Bar. I will be certain to share your compliments for breakfast as well as your feedback about dinner in La Bella Vita with our Food and Beverage Director and his team.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Samoset Resort has been a family treasure for almost 30 years. We have always been treated with respect, professionalism, and extreme kindness. Our range of experiences have included two wedding receptions, family dinners and brunches, and a celebration of life after my father's funeral. We love the antipasto bar and restaurant as their staff makes every meal memorable and personal. The food is superb only to be matched by their service... Impeccable. Special kudos go to Jeremy Flint, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage; he always makes time to personally approach diners and make miracles happen. Our hearts and tummies are always full after a visit to the Samoset!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear Beth B,

Thank you so much for your family’s patronage over the last 30 years. To read how you have always been treated with kindness, professionalism, and respect is a wonderful compliment to everyone who has worked here. We’re glad you’ve enjoyed all kinds of different family vacation experiences at the Samoset without fail. I will be certain to share your comments with Jeremy who I know will be personally pleased that your “hearts and tummies” are full.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a two night stay at the resort and just did not want to leave. Our room was an oceanfront overlooking the golf course and out to the lighthouse. It was wonderful and so relaxing. We will definitely return here in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear knoxparrot87,

Thank you for your review. We’re glad to know you had such an enjoyable time visiting with us. We agree you just can’t get enough of our wonderful view of Penobscot Bay, the historic breakwater, and the lighthouse so I hope you plan a return visit soon.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Additional Information about Samoset Resort On The Ocean

Address: 220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856-3835
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Rockport
#1 Business Hotel in Rockport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rockport
Price Range: $155 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Samoset Resort On The Ocean 4.5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rockport, ME resort and golf course located on the coast. ... more   less 
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