Fodor's Expert Review Samoset Resort

220 Warrenton St., Maine, 04856, USA

Located on the Rockland-Rockport town line along the edge of Penobscot Bay and the eastern side of Rockland harbor, this 230-acre resort offers luxurious rooms, suites, and cottages, all with a private balcony or patio and an ocean or garden view. Some have hot tubs and other additional appointments. There's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, a spa, and a salon. Activities include tennis, golf, disc golf, and lawn games. There are multiple dining options around the resort: La Bella Vita serves a sophisticated Italian menu; Enoteca is a wine bar; the Splash Pool Bar is the place for a light alfresco lunch; and the Clubhouse Grill is perfect for a postgame meal and libations.


  • sweeping ocean views
  • choice of restaurants on-site
  • a beautiful resort that seems to meet every need


  • not for those who prefer quiet, intimate lodging
  • not within easy walking distance of downtown Rockland or Camden
  • no beach




Phones: 207-594–2511


178 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed weeknights Dec.--Apr., Daily $40 resort fee; 2 dogs under 30 lbs. permitted ($75 per night per dog)

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