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What We Love

  • Waterfront location near Dock Square’s famed boutiques and restaurants, and Colony Beach
  • The Family Activities Program hosts children’s activities, plus canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals
  • Small heated outdoor pool, with a bar and grill

What To Know

  • Rooms vary widely; most have been renovated and updated with contemporary seaside decor
  • Expect weddings on weekends, especially in the summer
  • Rooms are spread out over two buildings, the 1884 Carriage House Inn and the 1987 Portside Lodge

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Classic New England full-service resort, with a raft of family-friendly activities and views of Kennebunk River

The Look

Amid Kennebunkport’s B&Bs and boutique inns, the full-service, family-owned Nonantum stands out. Within walking distance of Dock Square and the beach, the classic New England-style resort has views across sailor-favorite Kennebunk River. Nonantum takes full advantage of its riverside position, with a full schedule of planned and family-friendly activities, an alfresco grill restaurant and a small outdoor heated pool.

Bed & Bath

No two of the 109 rooms are alike. Over the years they’ve been renovated and updated, with ongoing renewals replacing Victorian florals and wall-to-wall carpeting with a soothing sea-influenced color scheme and hardwood floors. Rooms in the Carriage House have a traditional style, while those in the separate Portside Lodge show off a more contemporary look and have views of the river. All have air conditioning and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs.

Beyond

On a bend near the mouth of the Kennebunk River, the property’s manicured lawns and gardens include an elaborate fairy garden and Family Activities Program, which has everything from crafts sessions to campfire s’mores and singalongs. Elsewhere, guests can dine on-site at the 95 Ocean restaurant, where there’s light entertainment during dinner on most nights; Heckman’s Pub, famed for its blueberry BBQ ribs; and Latitudes, the poolside bar and grill. And the activities list is a mile long, with options such as kayaking tours, ice cream socials, shuffleboard tournaments, cooking demos and guided bicycle rides.

In the Area

Nibble and sip your way through Kennebunkport on a culinary walking tour with Maine Foodie Tours. Taste craft brews, chowder, crab cakes, artisanal cheeses, Maine-made condiments and other local flavors. Ice cream aficionados should head to Willa Scoops for special flavors including salt caramel, hog wild and maple walnut. Experience a classic slice of New England during a hands-on 90-minute lobstering cruise aboard the Rugosa, which departs from the Nonantum’s dock. For a dose of culture, few museums have as stunning a location — or view — as the oceanfront Ogunquit Museum of Art, which houses a distinguished permanent collection of American art, including works by Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent and Thomas Hart Benton.

How to Get There

Nonantum Resort
95 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States

Reviews

Miss treated
62kent38

My family and I were treated very rudely and staff acted like no one mattered unless you booked entire hotel. Manager Tina was the most rude person to my family and gave no regard that we had been coming to that hotel for decades. My family and I will never stay at that hotel again and I do not recommend that hotel for family time.

Great hotel
MDale

Stayed here on route to Bar Harbor.
Lovely hotel, very welcoming and friendly.
Fabulous position and easy walk (or shuttle - thanks, Jim) to village centre.
Really good location.
Would happily recommend.

Wonderful!
MaryCM

Love this resort! Our room was so nice and the customer service was excellent! Delicious breakfast buffet! It was great to have the free shuttle into town as parking in town is at a minimum. I would definitely recommend Nonantum!!