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Samoset Resort

220 Warrenton St. | Rockport, ME 04856-3835  [SEE MAP]Rockport, ME  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Recent guests gushed about the on-site amenities, superb location and friendly staff
Pricey room rates
Located on the edge of Rockland Harbor, less than 8 miles south of Camden, Maine, Samoset Resort is a vacation destination unto itself. Here, guests have access to a massive outdoor pool, a full-service spa, four restaurants and 18 holes of championship golf. But despite all of the amenities, guests say that it's the gracious staff that make staying here such a treat: Visitors compliment the front desk and service staff on their friendly personalities. Another crowd pleaser? The spacious accommodations appointed with robes, iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and mahogany furnishings. Though some visitors caution that a stay here can cost a pretty penny, they also say that the high level of customer service and picturesque surroundings make it worth the price.
Rockport, ME
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 178 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure


This luxurious coastal resort south of Camden, ME, has had many names, owners, and incarnations since it first debuted in 1889, but that's only resulted in smart renovations throughout its history.



La Bella Vita Ristorante, the Italian eatery, has an approachable elegance. Outside there's a stone terrace with a fire pit. Inside, the space flows into the more casual Enoteca Lounge, which has an antipasto bar.

Fodor's Choice

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1744 have reviewed the Samoset Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1744 reviews 4.5 (based on 1744 reviews)

Guest Rooms

From their private balcony or terrace, guests can enjoy views of Penobscot Bay, Rockland Harbor, the golf course, the pool or the garden. The decor is a contrast of dark wood and blue fabrics with light walls and trim. Amenities include 50-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, minifridges and bathrobes.
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi access

Standard room size363-418 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This landmark hotel occupies 230 waterfront acres of Penobscot Bay along the borders of Rockport and Rockland, Maine. It's situated 3 miles northeast of both the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland.
  • About 85 miles northeast of Portland International Jetport and about 60 miles south of Bangor International Airport
  • Free self-parking
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort offers four dining options, including La Bella Vita, an Italian restaurant with an award-winning wine list. Guests can enjoy Enoteca Lounge's wine selections, antipasto and paninis around communal tables inside or around the fire pit on the outside terrace. The Clubhouse Grille is open for daily lunch during the summer and is known for its burgers and lobster rolls, while the Splash Pool Bar serves lighter fare and cocktails when the main pool is open.
  • La Bella Vita is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch
  • Room service hours vary by season

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort offers two pools: the expansive 175,000-gallon zero-entry outdoor pool that overlooks Penobscot Bay and the indoor pool at The Club that is open year-round. Each pool area includes a whirlpool. The main pool also offers a fire pit and a pool bar with light bites and cocktails.
  • The indoor pool opens at 5:30 a.m. and closes between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily, depending on the season
  • Splash Pool Bar provides poolside drinks and light fare
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at The Samoset takes inspiration from its seaside setting, incorporating seaweed and algae into treatments and offering ocean-themed nail services. The salon menu includes makeup lessons and depilatory services.
  • Spa open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with reduced hours the rest of the year

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Samoset Kids Club entertains guests ages 5 to 12. Campers learn about local culture and nature through activities like lobster buoy painting, suncatcher making and wildlife viewing.
  • Kids club available seasonally Monday through Saturday between late June and late August
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Club features several workout rooms. The high-tech Cardio Theater offers treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers and stair steppers. The Icarian Strength Center comes equipped with free weights and a circuit of single-station machines. The fitness room hosts free group classes in yoga, step, Pilates and more. Tennis, pickleball, volleyball and basketball courts are also available on-site.
  • The Club is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Nine-hole disc golf course on resort grounds
  • Indoor lap pool hosts aqua aerobics classes
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The resort's 12 meeting venues range from a boardroom to two ballrooms and can host groups of 10 to 650 people. Team-building activities include golf and a cooking competition.
  • All meeting rooms equipped with Wi-Fi access
  • On-site business center open 24 hours a day

Number of meeting rooms12

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets that weigh less than 30 pounds are allowed at the resort for a fee of $75 per night, per dog. Pets are only permitted in select accommodations on the ground floor.
  • Loaner dog mat and food and water bowls given to all pets; items may be kept for a $30 charge
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


The 18-hole Samoset Golf Course boasts seven oceanside holes and 14 holes with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Golfers can warm up at the driving range, practice green and short-game facility with bunkers.
  • Private and group instruction
  • The pro shop offers a 45-minute narrated golf-cart tour that touches on the course history and signature holes
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


The resort offers the Penobscot Bay Pavilion as an outdoor setting for weddings, while the Knox County Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests. The smaller Bay Point Ballroom can host 125 guests.
  • Staff can provide couples with a list of preferred local vendors
  • Wedding packages can include ice sculptures, a farewell brunch for guests and a bottle of Dom Perignon for the couple

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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