Samoset Resort On The Ocean in Rockport, Maine
Breathe in the crisp ocean air as it drifts across the bay, gaze out over the shimmering Atlantic as you dip your toes in the water, and daydream about your beautiful escape to the luxurious Samoset Resort On The Ocean – part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Nestled between emerald hills and Penobscot Bay, just south of Camden, Maine, this hotel is your elegant east coast haven. Spacious rooms are stylishly modern, yet exude the serene ambiance of the sea, creating a space that is as elegant as it is comfortable. Enjoy deeply plush beds each night, luxurious marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and glass showers, and a private balcony with an ocean view that will take your breath away. Complete with wonderful, friendly service, all the modern entertainment options, and all exciting resort and ocean activities just a few steps away, enjoy each day and night to the fullest at Samoset Resort.
Make your way to the spa on your first morning, and melt under the practiced hands of a masseuse as all your stresses and worries drift away. Emerge feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to explore, and venture out on the open ocean. Delight in a scenic coastal sail as you cruise along the bay in a windjammer, or head out on a lobster boat and fish like a true Mainer. In the afternoon, stretch out near the stunning zero-entry pool and sip a delicious cocktail from Splash Pool Bar, or tee off at the resort's 18-hole championship golf course for a relaxing round. Spend a day shopping amidst delightful boutiques, art galleries, and local shops in Camden and Rockland, or take a fascinating tour of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Wyeth Center, and the Maine Lighthouse Museum. With the sun setting over the ocean, return to the resort for an amazing dinner, and enjoy a glass of wine and tapas at Enoteca as you watch the sky turn beautiful shades of red and purple. Sit down at La Bella Vita for some fine Italian cuisine in the serene sea-side evening, then retire to your room for a wonderful night's sleep. At Samoset Resort, discover the true beauty of Maine and Penobscot Bay.
Location of Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Nearest Airport: RKD
Amenities for Samoset Resort On The Ocean
- General Information
- 178 Guest Rooms
- Outdoor Dining
- Pool Bar
- 4 Restaurants
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- 18-Hole Golf Course
- In-Room Amenities
- Hair Dryers
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Business Center/Services
- Meeting Rooms
- Conference Facilities
- Children's Programs
- Kids Club
- Children's Menus
- Cool Pools
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Samoset Resort On The Ocean
We stayed at Samoset Resort for 7 nights. It's a beautiful spot - the grounds are lush with flowers and the landscaping is top shelf. We don't golf and I'd say at least half of the vacationers there don't either. The view from everywhere is something to behold. When we first arrived, it was a sunny afternoon and we quickly changed and went right to the pool. I was kind of sold right then and there. The view from the pool is unreal. You have Rockland Bay including an almost mile long breakwater with a lighthouse at the end (we walked out there the second day) and a panoramic look at Penobscot Bay. We played corn hole and other pool side games - our two girls, 9 & 11 loved the pool. I enjoyed a drink with my wife then dove in with the kids. The double queen room was spacious and comfortable - even though we didn't have a view of the ocean from our room, we had a little balcony where we'd leave the window open to hear and smell the sea. The breakfast buffet is the highlight of the meals on the grounds. We had lunch a couple of times at the pool and were happy with the lobster roll, though we heard good things about the different lobster roll at the Club House. There's only one option for dinner - La Bella Vita, so you definitely want to go into Rockland or Camden for dinner to mix it up. The Enoteca is the same food, basically a lounge/bar attached to La Bella Vita. The food was enjoyable, especially for a hotel restaurant. All the people on staff are friendly and you're free to just be here. There's plenty of great day trips - our favorite was a guided Kayak ride we took with Cody of Port Clyde Kayaks about 35 minutes away. We had beautiful weather - I'm not sure what we would have done inside if it rained because there isn't a great variety of indoor options for the kids - but honestly, not a huge deal. There's a Wii game room off of the health spa that we sent the kids to while we prepared our packs for the day. My wife had a massage there and found it relaxing, though was hoping for a deeper tissue rub down. (have to complain about something, right?) On top of it all, it was extremely reasonable. Sometimes we rent a house for a week and for what we spent all in, the Samoset was much cheaper. We'll be back.
davidcookny - New York City, New York
We discovered Samoset Resort three years ago through some friends who were staying there. Since then we have enjoyed 2 five day stays at Samoset, in 2016 and 2017, and have made our reservations for 2018. It is that good. Mid-Coast Maine is a bit of heaven for us. Beautiful coastline, great restaurants, and wonderful people. Staying at Samoset has been the perfect vacation experience for us. It is located right on the water with exquisite views. We are not golfers, but it is surrounded by a beautiful course. Breakfast at La Bella is a real experience -- an amazing buffet, with inside and outside seating, looking out on Rockland Harbor and Penobscot Bay. There are many great vacation places in this world, but we would put our stays at Samoset at the top of our list.
Ralph82017 - Rochester, New York
An enjoyable family trip with a 13 year old? Yes! We just returned from a relaxing three nights. This was our third trip to Samoset, booked last minute so we went Sunday-weds. That turned out to be a good choice. We were checked in promptly and given a choice of floors. Room 327 did not disappoint- lovely view of the water and jetty. The room was very clean and the beds were very comfy - both husband and son remarked on this. Appreciated the small fridge. Would like a double sink. The setting of the hotel is so serene. You will enjoy a cocktail by the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. My son loves the disc golf, which is good fun for parents too. We also enjoyed the lawn games set up by the pool. The food is wonderful - we love the breakfast buffet, which had wonderful Maine blueberries, yogurt parfait, salmon, omelets....all great. Lobster quesadillas by the pool was a hit for lunch. Do not miss the blueberry pie dessert - wow. All of our servers were so friendly. But the resort was working them too hard - not enough people serving lunch at the pool or dinner. At all meals. We had to wait almost an hour one night to get our meals, and that was with a reservation. Put more people on, please. The pool did get quite crowded, not able to get a chair last day. A few more chairs would help, since a few large groups were camped out. However the pool is so nice that you really can't complain. You will feel lucky to be with your loved ones in this special spot. After several busy work weeks, this was just the ticket. And the 13 year old was never bored and always delighted with the food and outdoor activities. We'll be back next summer I hope, for a special celebration. Til then, thank you. Well done, Samoset staff.
KW_Cpl - The Frozen North -- Please Help Us!
The Samoset Resort property itself is amazing, with sweeping views of the golf course, Penobscot Bay, and the breakwater lighthouse. We stayed in the timeshare condos and never tired of stepping out onto our balcony to take in the views. Our only complaint from our stay in the condos was the noise through the ceiling from people walking around in the unit above - definitely request a top-floor unit. We found the staff to be incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the food at the on-property restaurant La Bella was excellent (both for dinner and Sunday brunch). Both pools (one indoor, one outdoor) were enjoyable for the kids, although even in mid-July the water was a bit cool. The golf course was beautiful, with great water views on a majority of the holes and excellent conditions on the fairways and greens. The hotel's concierge was very helpful in arranging off-property dining and activities. For dining, we'd especially liked their recommendations for McLoon's Lobster Shack on Sprucehead Island, the Home Kitchen CafĂ© in Rockland for breakfast, sitting outside at the Sea Dog Brewing Co. in Camden for lunch, and Waterfront in Camden for dinner. For activities, we really enjoyed their suggestions for cruising on the Schooner Olad, taking in the panoramic views from atop Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park, hiking the trail at Beech Hill Preserve, catching lobsters on the Captain Jack, exploring Owls Head State Park, and hitting the beach at Birch Point State Park. Overall, Samoset Resort exceeded our expectations for our family vacation to Maine. It was our first time staying at the Resort and we all agreed that we would absolutely stay there again!
Cbtrvlr - United States
I always liked Samoset, great golf course and super restaurant. I sold my house and booked in for a week. The staf was pleasant and my room perfect. The spa and gym included in the price, wow! Every evening I had pizza ...if I were Johnny DEP, I'd live there