Samoset Resort On The Ocean
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Today was our 25th wedding anniversary!
What a perfectly beautiful day - the hottest so far this year in Maine! After Mary exercised with the water aerobics crew, we put the top down in the convertible and headed for Damariscotta, one of our favorite little coastal towns and walked around. We then headed down the peninsula and stopped at …
We have been coming to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for three or four years now. Each year, new areas are added, each besting the last. We met Gregg & Judy Lozanoff and Steve and Rachel there and enjoyed showing them around. One thing that fascinated us this year was the vertical gardens - what an innovative way to grow flowers, fruits, …
Today was a relaxing day!
We went for a drive to Sweetwater Winery, one of our favorites, located on a backcountry road in an old barn. Keith and Constance have some unique wines, and some spirits that are great! The spirits are made using "local" fruits and berries.
When we left Sweetwater, we traveled on back roads through the …
Just a relaxing day!
Started off at the Camden Farmer's Market. We found garlic scape, our newly discovered favorite vegetable, first of the season here and had a wood-fired pizza for breakfast, fresh mozzarella with tomato and basil, from Uproot, a vendor we discovered last year.
From the farmer's market, we made our way to Jess' Seafood Market to place our …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Samoset Resort On The Ocean Rockport
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.