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Reviewed 8 September 2012

We have been coming to the Kennebunkport area for 10 years now and this was our first stay at the Nonantum Resort. Considering the location of the resort, the amenities, price, quality of services, friendliness, and great breakfast each morning, the Nonantum is hard to beat. The staff is very friendly and we felt right at home - we will return.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2012

How lovely to hear that as someone who has been to Kennebunkport several times you find the Nonantum "hard to beat"! Of course I agree with your assesment!
We are blessed with an ideal location. Many of our guests love being able to walk downtown and visit the many cute shops, restaurants and bars. You can also walk to the beach and many of our guests make that a daily ritual while they are visiting. Our staff works very hard each day to insure that all of our guests needs are being met. It isn't easy to make everyones vacation perfect, but we do our very best!
Thank you so much for your thoughtful remarks. We look forward to your next visit!
Best Wishes,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Maine Innkeeper of the Year

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Visited on labor day for three nights and our family of five had a great time. Hotel accommodations were surprisingly comfortable and charming. Our room was in the main hotel (I should've requested a water view) and the entrance is sketchy. Old and outdated but they have obviously upgraded the rooms to start, well done. The hotel staff were accommodating and sincere, from check-in to check-out. Full breakfast is included which was a cost saver, eggs are over done though. Would definitely stay again if traveling with kids.

Room Tip: Ask for water view
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2012

Hello Tracey:
Thank you very much for your very nice review! We are in a constant state of renovation in this 129 year old building. (We are closed from Mid Dec-Mid April so we save the really big projects for winter!) I do not know how hotels that are open all year can keep up with their updating!
Now that it is September and the kids have gone back to school, we have kind of switched from family time to empty nester time. Nearly all of our during the week guests are couples enjoying a romantic getaway - although there are plenty of girlfriend getaways and families with pre schoolers too!
I hope you are having a wonderful fall!
Warm Regards,
Jean Ginn Marvin
Maine Innkeeper of the Year

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Reviewed 6 September 2012 via mobile

We've been here at least four times and it is our favorite vacation spot in Maine.
The place is very clean, the staff is wonderful, and we will definitely go back again.
Try it once and tell us your thoughts.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2012

Hi Bob:
We so appreciate your continued patronage! Many of our guests come back over and over again and it gets so we consider them part of the family! We are also happy to hear that you are enjoying our yummy breakfasts! As the calendar turns to fall we will have several new specials on our buffet - you may want to plan a fall visit to check these new treats out!
We are also delighted to hear that you noticed the hard work of our Housekeeping staff! Keeping a property this size sparkling clean is no easy task!
Thank you for taking time to write!
Jean Ginn Marvin
Maine Innkeeper of the Year

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

My wife and I did not stay in the main building, but the portside building provided a great room with a wonderful view of the water from the room and from the deck. The resort thought of everything to make the stay pleasant, and the staff members were most pleasant and accommodating. A full breakfast was included in the price of the room, and it was good, though the garlic/asiago scrambled eggs haunted us most of the day. I really wish we could have stayed longer--the inn and the area in which it is located are lovely. Great landscaping. My only criticism was the poor soundproofing--the people above us were not trying to be noisy, but the floor creaked and made it hard for us to sleep for awhile.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the water seem to be extra special. I would spring for the extra money.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2012

I am happy to hear you had such a great time during your visit at The Nonantum! The views are quite amazing and many of our guests enjoy just sitting either on their decks or in our inviting Adirondack chairs by the water and watching the boats go by. It is as relaxing as it gets! If you are really lucky you may get to see President Bush (41) go by in his beloved cigarette boat! He has been know to stop and give many a bride a kiss on the cheek on his way by!
Our groundskeeping team does a cracker jack job and they are currently turning our grounds from summer flowers to fall mums and pumpkins! You will need to come back and see their efforts! Previous expereince would indicate they are going to be breathtaking!
Thanks for writing!
Jean Ginn Marvin
Maine Innkeeper of the Year

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

The Nonantum is full of character and charm. Individually decorated rooms and unique views make it a wondeful base for Kennebunk visitors. The staff are friendly and helpful with local knowledge. They quickly accomodated my husband and I from a to floor room with sloping ceilings as he is 6'6" tall and it was imparactical. A very enjoyable couple of days.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Jean Ginn M, Owner at Nonantum Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2012

Our 129 year old Inn can be a bit of a challenge for a very tall person but I am happy to hear our front desk staff compensated appropriately! All of our rooms are individually decorated and this means each visit can feel fresh and new. We have many guests who ask to stay in the same room year after year. Sometimes we are unable to grant such a request and folks end up with a new favorite!
Thank you for the lovely remarks!
Jean Ginn Marvin
Maine Innkeeper of the Year

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