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Samoset Resort On The Ocean
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have stayed here several times in the past few years. It has become our first choice for our end of summer getaway! Everything you could want from a Maine ocean side resort. Lovely rooms, incredible views, good food and great customer relations! The walk to the light is great, as is the rocky beach!

Room Tip: Suite 417 incredible ocean view!
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank LoopsiLou
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2014

Dear LoopsiLou,

Reading how the Samoset has become your first choice for your end of summer getaways is exactly why we all work so hard for our guests from Maine and beyond. It is a pleasure to see this and know that you return each year to relax with us. Thank you for your continued patronage.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have just returned from a glorious stay at the Samoset. The best asset this place offers is impeccable service. My husband and I travel around and eat out a lot and I find more and more that service is so lacking, especially at big well-known resorts. This was NOT the case at the Samoset. There was a mix up with our room when we arrived, my husband had reserved an oceanfront room and the room we were checked into faced the pool, not the ocean. They showed us another room, a condo, which was available, but we decided to just keep the room we had. When we checked out, they reduced our rate by 20% for the mix up!

The golf course was just beautiful and the starters on duty both Saturday and Sunday were completely informative and friendly and truly wanted us to enjoy their course, which we did. The course can be a little confusing at first, but after you have played it once, you get it. And the views cannot be beat - it truly is the "Pebble Beach of the East" and I can say that because I have been to Pebble beach.

The food is crazy good. We didn't have any pizza, but it sure did look delicious coming out of the Pizza oven on-site behind the bar. We had the best Chicken Saltimbocca and NY Strip ever!!!! The service both nights from the bartenders to the food service was top notch. They were very busy, but remained calm and in control of everything that was going on. They took the time to talk to their customers and make them feel welcome. I saw the bartender at the pool bar roll her eyes at a couple of customers when she turned her back to them, but otherwise service was wonderful!!!

The grounds surrounding the resort are beautiful. It is obvious that they tend to detail in every way possible. If I were to come up with any downsides I would say that they water for the showers could be a little warmer (it was lukewarm at best), and the towels and wash cloths could be a little higher quality (presently, they kind of scratch your skin). Otherwise, we are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: September 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank joes1girl
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2014

Dear joes1girl,

Thank you for choosing to stay with the Samoset during the recent holiday weekend. It was a pleasure to read your comments recognizing our strongest asset, which is our staff’s impeccable service. Despite the initial challenge with your reservation, I am pleased to see our Front Office staff was able to offer professional service and appropriate compensation to ensure you were comfortable during your stay with us. When you come back you will have to try one of our wood-fired pizzas from La Balla Vita. They are delicious and I take them home often for dinner.

I will be sure to share your additional feedback with our Food & Beverage Director and our Executive Housekeeper. Thank you again for the review and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Samoset in the future.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our stay was in the fall. We enjoyed cool, clear Maine weather. The room was very large with beautiful furnishings, comfortable bed, and a terrace with a Great water view. Very large resort with many terrific amenities and close to great towns of Rockport, Rockland and Camden.

Room Tip: We loved the room with terrace and water view.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank reino
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2014

Dear reino,

Thank for visiting with the Samoset and sharing your experience. We are glad you were able to explore the surrounding areas of Rockport, Rockland, and Camden. We hope you choose to come back again.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic stay at Samoset. First class service from valet, front desk and restaurant.
Weather was 30+ so the amazing pool was ground zero for three days. Plenty of chairs, and good service from the bar staff. Played the golf course twice, great track but missing greens means ultimate death off the cliffs, bring your A game.
Rooms were spacious with balconies or patios. Splurge on an oceanfront if you can, views and incredible.
Night time around the firepit patio includes a violinist and beautiful setting.
Will be back without a doubt.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Maritimes9
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2014

Dear Maritimes9,

At first glance I initially though you visited with us last winter. 30+ degrees would be about right for a winter visit, but your location in Canada made me realize you meant Celcius. Most stateside New Englanders would be very sad to have a 30 degree day in August!

Lounging poolside with great service from the bar staff, playing golf on our beautiful oceanfront course, and enjoying evening relaxation around the fire pit with live music and friends all make for a wonderful vacation. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travelers.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

We exchanged for a week at the Samoset in their timeshare condos and loved every minute of our stay there. The condos are beautifully furnished, king size bed in bedroom! beautiful views of penobscot bay from condo's balcony! Only thing kitchen does not have is an oven, but we didn't need that anyway. Ate breakfast and some lunches in, ate dinner out! having said all that, the only thing that took away from our stay was the fact that the ceiling/floors are paper thin, and it sounded like a herd of elephants above us when there were occupants in that unit. Ask for a 3rd floor unit if at all possible. we were able to park our car right in front of our building as well.
Food at the resort is very very good as well! The pool is gorgeous, with plenty of lounge chairs to sit on. we were there last week of august, so it wasn't very crowded. Pool overlooks penobscot bay as well. water was a comfortable temperature and the hot tub was large and lovely.

Room Tip: ask for a 3rd floor room if staying in the time share condos.
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank MAtravelbug
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Connie R, General Manager at Samoset Resort On The Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2014

Dear MAtravelbug,

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay at the Samoset’s Interval International/RCI Gold Crown rated resort.

I was pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the delicious food in La Balla Vita and the furnishings in your timeshare condominium. Our beautiful outdoor pool which overlooks Penobscot Bay is a wonderful place to truly unwind and enjoy yourself so I am glad you had great weather during your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Maine and the Samoset again in the future.

With Warm Hospitality,

Cornelius J. Russell

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