Samoset Resort On The Ocean
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Historical Traveler Reviews Samoset Resort On The Ocean Rockport
Great kept secret
Just came back from 3 days at the Samoset as part of our Maine vacation. We have nothing but great things to say about the resort!
Our room was superb--overlooking the golf course and the ocean--very roomy , clean, very large bathroom, newly renovated--
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. In fact, one day we played tennis and they hadn't brought out the water cooler yet. Without even asking, someone from the hotel brought us 4 bottles of water when we were done. I call that service!
The spa and workout room is top notch for a resort
there's babysitting service, a camp, and an indoor pool. The outdoor pool is not heated and cold for adults but kids looked like they were enjoying it.
We didn't play golf but the course looked beautiful and the golf house gave my children clubs to use to practice chipping and putting on a specially designated area--
We did not eat lunch or dinner at the restaurants in the Hotel. Go into Camden for dinner but not Rockport !
We would definitely come back every year if we lived closer.
Just spent a week at the Samoset for a family vacation and had a wonderful time! The rooms were clean and spacious. The views from our deck were beautiful!!! Margie at the front desk was a delight and Chris who brought us to our room was enthusiastic and knowledgable. We dined at Marcel's one night and had a delicious dinner. The caesar salad tableside was delish! The Steak Diane will long be remembered. The only down side to the evening was the service was beyond leisurely and the wine steward was slow filling glasses...at one point he filled all but one of the glasses and it happened to be the guy that was picking up the check! Dinner in the Breakwater Cafe was good. Great choices at reasonable prices. Pizza wasn't very good.
Grounds are beautiful. Great activities for the entire family. Would DEFINITELY GO BACK!!!
Terrible dining room, poor service
I've visited the Samoset often as I'm a native of the area. This weekend's visit, however, was absolutely terrible. The food was overpriced and poorly prepared, and the service was utterly inept. Our waiter appeared to be a college student who'd had no training. He was a klutz and constantly interrupted our conversations. I've enjoyed dining at the Samoset in the past, but it is under different management now. You can find a much better breakast at a much better price at any one of a number of area restaurants. Breakfast for four -- three mediocre omelets and a waffle, four cups of coffee and two juices -- came out to $55 before tax and tip. The restaurant offers a breakfast buffet for $12.95 a person. It looked awful.
What a disppointment...
I received my hotel confirmation in the mail and my last name was misspelled so I called the hotel to have it corrected. This was clearly not done as when we arrived to the hotel and used my last name, I was told that we had no reservation and we must have made a mistake. I asked if the reservation could have been misspelled and I was told 'no' and I should go out into the pouring rain to retrieve my confirmation.
I did so and our reservation miraculously appeared with another spelling (the one I thought I had corrected). When making my reservation, I had two very specific requests: 1. I did not want to be on the ground floor; 2. I did not want a smoking room. I even paid the upgrade for the "ocean view." Before even retrieving my keys, I confirmed that my requests had been met and I was told that I was both on the ground floor and in a smoking room. When I insisted that I needed to at least be moved out of the smoking room, a very rude manager interrupted and told me that had I made my requests with my reservation, they would have been taken care of. I did! Our problems continued from there...unimpressive and poorly furnished accommodations that had clearly not been thoroughly cleaned or checked for maintenance deficiencies, outdated restaurant with poor food quality, cold and rude staff, etc, etc. We ended up leaving early and I would never go back.
Romantic weekend a 16th charmer
My wife and myself spend every anniversy for the past 16 years at local resorts. This is the first time we tryed your resort and we loved it!!
see you next year.
Worst food ever
The resort was nice, beautiful setting. Had dinner in the worst resturant ever. The service was only bad compaired to the food. Over priced and they didnt really care if we liked it or not. Wont eat there, and only can afford to golf there if your PGA
We decided in Nov. to go to the Samoset Resort for their New Year's Eve
party and package. It was about a 4 hour ride and well worth it. The
resort is beautiful, 4 story high, built to blend into the scenery. The
staff is very friendly and efficient. There is a calm, relaxing feeling
as you walk around the resort.
We had a onebedroom oceanview suite with a sliding door looking out onto the ocean, just beautiful. The main drawback was the room was connecting to someone we didn't know and we could clearly hear their conversations and too much more.
The restaurants are incredible. Marcel's is a 5star restaurant, the
prices are high but very well worth it. And you actually do get what
you pay for. The Breakwater Cafe had mainly bar food during the day and
terrific seafood dinners. Again, you get huge helpings and the prices
were reasonable. I would return to the Samoset in a heartbeat.
Just returned from a business meeting. Stayed at the Samoset. For the money it really was not worth it. We did not stay in the Time Share portion. Probably better than our room. The doors were falling apart. The toilet seat would not stay up and the bathroom was not the cleanest. The roomed smelled of smoke, even though it was a nonsmoking room. The wood all around the balcony was rotted. We thought it was better to stay in BAR HARBOR at the resort there.
Stayed at Samoset a few weeks ago for one week. First impression: beautiful setting, buildings, etc. The service was extraordinary, and the one-bedroom suite we stayed in was luxurious, with an amazing view of the ocean. Some advice: take the guided golf-cart tour (they do it 2 nights a week)--this is a great way to become acquainted with the hotel. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi were great, but the indoor pool was closed for maintainence throughout our entire stay. Exercise facilities were wonderful, and the food was great, but rather slow service at dinnertime--go to the neighboring town of Camden for dinner. The feature that makes Samoset stand at from the others is the jetty. It is 7/8 of a mile long, has a lighthouse on the end (which is open 2 days/week for tours), and is an extremely popular spot. This is a wonderful place to stay!
Mostly good some bad
Just back from 1 week at time share at Samoset. Pool, golf course, tennis all great except cost for golf $100. Accomodations good except 2 problems, heating system in bed room which would go off and on all nite and insulation above you would hear walking and any loud noise. People friendly and wonderful view from your room. Overall above average unless you needed heat on all nite.
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... for dinner. They were having a crate race at the time and it was fun to see the kids race across the lobster crates in the water. Most of them didn’t make it more than a handful of crates, but there was one little girl who ran back and forth 10 times without falling in. We are thinking this would be fun to build on our pond for Odin and Noah to try.
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... stopped at a roadside stand and bought Maine wild blueberries. They are delicious. We also bought some fresh strawberries. I plan on making some shortcake tomorrow.
We arrived in Rockport, Maine around 2:00. It took us 6 hours and it should have only taken 4 hours. We settled in, jumped on the scooter and drove to the Lobsterfest where we instantly ...
... we're on the island, I lived up to my own promise and had lobsters for every dinner! Ha! Oh, for dessert, I had the panacotta while Bob had the chocolate something, both were very good. The panacotta could be compared with what we had in Italy, just the right texture, with just the right amount of berry sauce.
The rain had stopped when we finished dinner so we decided to take a walk around. The restaurant was in the town center of North Haven which had nothing except ...
... channel between Vinalhaven and North Haven. Then at the end he pulled 4 lobster traps. We learned how he sorted the lobsters to decide which ones to keep which ones to throw back. And we helped to throw the small/baby lobsters back. I also got to help putting the rubber bands on the lobster claws. He got 6 lobsters and brought to a house where the lady had ordered lobsters from him. Shortly after 6, he drove the boat to the old harbor where he lived, then drove ...
... choices. We each ordered a breakfast sandwich and a muffin. Then we went to the grocery store across the street and got a couple of yogurt. We enjoyed our simple breakfast back in the hotel room. Then we took a walk to the Lane Island which was probably about a mile away. We drove there yesterday. I wanted to see what it's like in a good sunny day. It was a pleasant walk. Good weather certainly made a difference - it made us feel more cheerful. And we ...