Family friendly vacations at Maine hotels and resorts
Maine hotels, resorts
, and lodgings consider themselves family friendly and specifically kid friendly, and many go out of their way to accommodate children and families on vacation. Some Maine hotels, motels, and waterfront lodgings
offer suites of one and two bedrooms; free local transportation to nearby adventures like whale watching trips, sea kayaking, or sailing on a coastal schooner or lobster boat; children’s day programs with supervised recreation; access to nearby museums that appeal to both adults and children; and, of course, swimming pools.
67 Atlantic Highway
Lincolnville, ME, 04849
A family vacation to remember and repeat
Few places match the family friendliness of this nature-blessed destination along Maine’s scenic mid coast. 387 acres of picturesque mountainside terrain have been preserved and carefully planned for your sensory and activity-filled enjoyment. Family log cabins of authentic Maine pine feature one to three bedrooms and 1-2 baths, lots of space, and a full kitchen, screened in porch, cable television and wireless internet access. Fill your days with tennis, biking, kayaking, and your own private bay beach. In winter, skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating are on the menu. There’s a year round, fitness and recreation complex, a bowling center and game arcade. Dine in or visit the nearby villages for shopping, sightseeing and great local cuisines. The 3.8 miles of beautiful hiking trails are there just for grins. Yours.
74 South Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Fun Family Vacation Memories for a Lifetime in Ogunquit
The beach town of Ogunquit on Maine’s South Coast could not be better-designed for a fun family vacation in New England, and Meadowmere Resort and Hotel is an expert at making families feel at home. Parents and kids can enjoy the comfortable rooms and heated pool, or they can hop onto trolleys to shuttle into Ogunquit to race across the beach into the ocean; dive into a lobster dinner at a casual restaurant; enjoy summer amusements; and close the day at an ice cream shack.
Moms and Dads, meanwhile, will luxuriate in this AAA 3-Diamond resort’s pool, Jacuzzis, fitness center, and spa, or check on news and activity elsewhere via wireless Internet access in smoke-free rooms with individual temperature control, voice mail, and cable TV.
Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay
Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565
A pool, a fishing dock -- the perfect kid vacation
Kids can never say "There's nothing to do' when staying at Sebasco Harbor Resort. Youngsters love our harbor-side salt water swimming pool. You can fish right off the dock, or have one of our local guides take you out on the water. Or take a scenic harbor cruise aboard our tour boat Ruth. Twice a week we have craft activities, such as tee shirt tie-dying. Our chefs offer cooking lessons, too. Naturalists from the Chewoni Foundation, an animal rehab facility, stop by the resort twice a week with birds and other fun creatures. We have tennis clinics for every age. Croquet on our gazebo lawn is fun, too. Paddle boats and kayaks are available. In addition to our nine-hole golf course, we also have a three-hole course for beginners, where dad can give the kids a lesson.
On Birch Island in Attean Lake
Jackman, ME, 04945
Where natural rules and the accommodations are cozy
Be your own Swiss Family Robinson on the largest Island in the middle of unspoiled Attean Lake. The accommodations and living are far less Spartan of course but you will have native wildlife for neighbors. Whitewater raft on the Kennebec River, paddle the peaceful Moose River experience the antlered residents in their own habitat. 1-3 bedroom cottages sleep up to eight and feature full bath, private porches, and wood burning fireplaces. Eat, meet and gather at the Main Lodge and Dining Room for hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches, cookouts and delicious dinners. You’ve got miles of shore line to explore, hiking on the resort’s 20 miles of trails, birding, wildlife photography, and fishing for native brook trout, salmon and lake trout. There’s no better place for families to gather and reconnect.
29 South Main Street
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Classic Motor Lodge with a family friendly update
Everyone’s welcome at this colorful and lighthearted Kennebunkport lodging. The newly furbished classic motor lodge is set on a wooded cove with comforts, fun and amenities. You’re near Dock square with shops, galleries, restaurants and waterfront attractions. Enjoy evening bonfires, movies and popcorn nights. The outdoor pool area overlooks the cove and The Dory poolside bar offers light lunch and a dinner menu. There are board, table and lawn games on the patio. Fresh baked goods and coffee each morning, beach chairs, beach towels, and parking permits are all complimentary and kayaks & rowboats are nearby to rent. Your spacious guest room has king or double queen beds, refrigerator and microwave, DVD for in room entertainment, and a semi-private deck.
55 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME, 04605
The town of Bar Harbor, located on Maine’s rocky coast and adjacent with the spectacular Acadia National Park, is a natural vacation spot for families with children. Harborside Hotel & Marina, a block from the town’s Main Street, provides a restful retreat for all the excitement of the northern Maine coast. Assuming parents can coax the children out of the hotel’s heated outdoor pool, adventure is close at hand by way of a whale watching boat that sails every day from the Harborside’s pier. Other nearby boating adventures includes sea kayaking or daily sails on coastal schooners and sloops based in Bar Harbor. On the flip side, mountain-and-forest hiking and adventures await in Acadian National Park, where scenic views and abundant wildlife will thrill the whole family.
639 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Bring the family and this Ogunquit resort will supply the rest
Everyone will enjoy this friendly resort. Luxury suites feature master bedrooms with whirlpool spa, living rooms with electric fireplace, sleep sofas, cable television and free wireless internet. The kitchenette comes with small fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, electric cook-top, and electric skillet. Keep the energy going in the children's playground, indoor pool, and the exercise room with lockers and sauna. Gather round the barbeque area for a summer feast or settle into a lounge chair with a favorite read from the library. The beach is accessible on foot or by shuttle and you can rent everything from chairs and umbrellas to boogie boards and skimmers. The daily and seasonal activity schedule offers swims, hikes, river treks and climbing. Or just head into Ogunquit for some sightseeing, shopping and great food.
518 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Family friendly paradise on Maine’s south coast
The whole family gets some down time at this popular seaside getaway perched on 12 secluded coastal acres with a peaceful setting and quick access to the beach. During high tide, row across the tidal river to the sand dunes and beach or take the boardwalk over the natural vegetation of the dunes when tide rolls out. Enjoy the heated outdoor pool, a slew of games, a dock for fishing and boating, and a trolley to take you to Ogunquit’s attractions, shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and the Ogunquit Playhouse. Comforts and amenities abound in classic New England-style one-and two-bedroom cottages and cottage suites with hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, screened porches, full baths and kitchens, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet throughout.
591 Shore Road
Cape Neddick, ME, 03902
Ocean inn ideal for active families (and those who want to relax)
The Cliff House began as a resort that appealed to the playful, with card parties, croquet and horseshoes part of daily activities. Creating family memories is still a priority, whether it’s a day at the pool (indoor or out), roasting marshmallows for s’mores, enjoying lobster mac and cheese at The Tiller restaurant or going for gorgeous cliffside walks together. But resort staff can also recommend terrific excursions, including kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, sailing, cross-country skiing, fishing and lobstering trips and horseback riding. Nearby natural wonders include the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Mount Agamenticus and Ogunquit’s sandy beach. Some suites have kitchens, dining and living areas – and bunkbeds! Perfect for families who want to relax after a day on the go.
139 Richardson Street
Bath, ME, 04530
This all-suite hotel is located just off RT. 1 in Historic Bath, Maine and offers the space you need for your family with studio, one- and two-bedroom suites available. All suites feature full kitchens, a flat screen TV, wifi, and separate living areas for sleeping, working, dining and relaxing.
Free breakfast is available daily.There is plenty to see and do, with nearby attractions including the Maine Maritime Museum (1 mile), Bath Iron Works (1/2 mile), Popham and Reid State Parks (15 miles), Brunswick Landing (5 miles) and more. Plus, there are unique shopping outlets highlighted by Downtown Bath’s Front and Center streets (awarded one of the top 10 Front Streets in America), as well as the 24-hour Freeport LL Bean Factory Outlets also nearby.
687 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
On the White Sands of Ogunquit
Who knew? Ogunquit is a great vacation destination for families too. And the Milestone Inn is your perfect spot to land and set out from for family fun at a family-friendly price. Set back from the sea with scenic views of the Maine coast, the Milestone offers cheerful rooms and the great service and amenities you’d expect at a higher priced resort. Kids will enjoy the pampering too. There’s five beautifully landscaped acres, a fitness center and heated pool, free wireless internet and complimentary continental breakfast guest laundry and shuffleboard courts for on-site relaxation and recreation. Step out and you’ll be just a short walk or trolley ride to the white sands of Footbridge Beach and the center of charming Ogunquit village for sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, amusements and more.
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
A memorable Maine vacation destination for the whole family
A vacation to Bar Harbor is a sojourn that your family will never forget. The rocky Maine coast and Arcadia National Park alone provide a lifetime of memories. This historic resort ensures that family friendly activities, amenities and special touches only enhance your time together. You’re set on 8 beautiful landscaped acres overlooking the sea with its own shorefront footpath and within easy walking distance to shops, galleries and waterfront activities. The dining is fine in two great restaurants, the spa, world class, and in-season fun includes a heated pool and Jacuzzi, yoga by the Bay, programs for kids, food and wine tastings, guided tours of the Inn’s history and property, and the rest of Maine’s magical coast to explore.
34 Ocean Avenue
Scarborough, ME, 04074
Kids will want to keep coming back to this beachside inn
The kids are going to fall in love with the Higgins Beach Inn. Whether searching for sand dollars on the white sand of Higgins Beach (just a few feet from the inn), chowing down on fish and chips in the Shade restaurant or relaxing as a family in the evenings as ocean breezes waft in from your room’s bay windows, your children will feel they have gone on a real New England vacation. And there is so much to do in the area, from kayaking at Crescent Beach State Park to shopping in Portland’s Old Port district to touring the Children’s Museum of Maine or the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. And don’t forget the summer-long carnival atmosphere at Old Orchard Beach.
1373 Post Road
Wells, ME, 04090
Your Family Vacation Home 'Suite" Home
Village by the Sea is an all suites resort located near Wells Beach, between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. We are situated on eleven acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh. Our location is the perfect spot for those who enjoy quiet pleasures such as watching the Great Blue Herons while being in close proximity to miles of sandy beaches and rocky coastline, whale watching, deep sea fishing, boating, amusement parks. Also close by are factory outlets, antique shopping, excellent seafood restaurants and golf courses. All of our spacious units are one and two bedroom suites that have all the comforts of home including a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, 1 or 2 bedrooms and, in most cases, 2 baths.
220 Warrenton Street
Rockport, ME, 04856
Treat your child to a fun and inspirational vacation
Make no mistake about it: children enjoy luxurious accommodations, excellent food, and beautiful surroundings every bit as much as adults do. Samoset Resort and it’s surrounding communities on Penobscot Bay offer many fun activities for children and families. In the summer, Samoset offers Sam-O-Camp, a children's day program with supervised recreational activities, arts and crafts, exploration, and much more. Several of Samoset’s outdoor vacation packages appeal to kin of all ages. Packages include Loons, Canoes & Ocean Views, a wildlife watching trip by canoe; Schooner Sailabration, a day-long sail aboard a schooner on Penobscot Bay; and a Harbor History Tour aboard a sea kayak through Rockland Harbor. During the winter months, the nearby Camden Snowbowl at Ragged Mountain offers skiing and tobogganing for enthusiasts of all ages.
733 Post Road
Wells, ME, 04090
Affordable Resort Motel in Wells Maine
Affordable Resort Motel in Wells Maine with great location near Wells Beach, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. The resort features an indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck and bbq area. Free WiFi, in-room coffee, local calling, use of pool, hot tub and pool towels. All rooms have a kitchenette which includes a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee pot with free coffee. Full baths, climate control, CCTV with DVD, and hair dryers. The majority of our rooms offer a queen size bed and sleep sofa. We also feature two one-bedroom suites with a separate bedroom and small kitchen, dining and living area.
806 Spencer Pond Road
Beaver Cove, ME, 04617
Immerse Your Family in the Purity of Nature
Create family vacation memories of fun, joy, and wonder at Spencer Pond Camps, where guests wake and fall asleep to the hoots of loons on the pond, and many forms of bird and animal life traipse past your door. These comfortable cottages have no electricity, but they are equipped with cozy furniture, screened porches, woodstoves, cooking gear, and all essentials for a healthy retreat back to nature. A dock on the pond as well as canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, and many nearby hiking trails help you get your indoor kids out into unspoiled nature, where they can actually see stars, watch the movement of fish and birds, and push their muscles into the challenges of the adjacent Thoreau Wabanaki Trail or Maine Birding Trail. Marvelous!
336 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Enjoy five acres of trees, gardens and nature and a short walk to Ogunquit Beach
Family friendly lodgings and local fun are yours in the heart of Maine’s south coast. The Juniper Hill Inn, celebrated for its location, clean and gracious rooms and hospitable staff, offers relaxation and vacation activities at a price to meet the family budget. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast and free coffee all day. Color television with HBO, small refrigerators, indoor and outdoor heated pools, fitness center, guest laundry and free wireless internet service. Nature rules on our five tree studded acres with garden and private hickory lined paths. Just a quick walk to Ogunquit Beach and a short downhill walk or trolley ride from our doorstep you and the kids can swim, sunbathe and explore village shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes. The Juniper Hill Inn is a smoke free, three Diamond AAA property. Even the kids will be impressed.
261 Point Sebago Road
Casco, ME, 04015
Kids understand the point of a perfect family vacation – fun activities!
Point Sebago Resort is located on the shores of pristine Sebago Lake, Southern Maine's largest lake. Enjoy a picturesque lakefront setting that combines award winning a free children's programs with a friendly, caring staff, a marina, a nationally recognized 18-hole championship golf course, a lake view restaurant, a fabulous entertainment program, lounge and a host of other recreational amenities to offer the ultimate vacation getaway. Point Sebago has been nationally recognized as the Northeast's premier family outdoor resort and the a perfect family vacation. With 775 shorefront and wooded acres, we are the perfect place for your spring and fall getaways, and summer long family vacation weeks.
88 Grandview Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
Keep your gang on the go!
A vacation at Spruce Point Inn on Maine's Boothbay Harbor is the perfect way to keep your kids active. There's so much outdoor fun to enjoy at our resort and the surrounding area, you'd need a whole summer to experience it all. Hit the local trails or the shoreline on foot or on bike, or enjoy an afternoon on the bay fishing or sailing aboard the Sarah Mead, a fully restored wooden sloop docked right at the Inn. There's also a kids' camp and evening activities for children so parents get to spend some time alone. Our accommodations are perfect for family groups of all sizes - choose from our modern lodge rooms, seaside cottages, and spacious townhouses.
377 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME, 04330
Roomy long term stay hotel for families
Homewood Suites Augusta is just a short distance from Augusta Airport and University of Maine. This new hotel offers the space you and your family need! Suite options include spacious studios, one or two bedroom suites which all offer a separate living area, a fully-equipped kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Exercise in the state-of-the-art fitness center or take a dip in the heated indoor pool. A complimentary full breakfast is available every morning and every Monday through Thursday a complimentary evening reception is offered. Pick up snacks any time of the day from our 24-hour Suite. Area attractions include State House, Augusta Civic Center and Downtown Augusta Riverfront.
95 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Maine and families go together here.
Enjoy a memorable family vacation at this majestic seaside resort. With its historic harbor and attractions in downtown Kennebunkport, start your relaxation with some salt air and beautiful scenery. Beaches are for exploring and gazing off into the horizon. There’s a heated pool, sailing and fishing of course, and you can hop aboard a lobster boat or whale watch and find out what Maine is all about. Special kids programs offer crafts, kayaking excursions, movie nights and ice cream parties. Sleep comfy in spacious rooms and suites with air conditioning, cable television and Wi-Fi. Then chow down in two restaurants that offer the freshest land and sea food with children’s menus and a friendly pub. There’s even a trolley, too.
123 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
Bar Harbor Regency opens its arms to families on vacation
It would be near impossible to dream of a more ideal place for a family vacation than the northern coast of Maine. The Bar Harbor Regency, with its luxurious rooms, marina, heated pool, and superb dining, is the ideal place to unwind before launching into the excitement of coastal Maine. Children and parents have access to free local transportation from the hotel. Local companies offer whale watching trips, sea kayaking, sailing on a coastal schooner, sloop, or lobster boat. Acadia National Park, with breathtaking forests, scenic drives, and abundant wildlife, is among the land-based pleasures of the region. At almost any time of the year, the community plays host to special events that will delight the kids, like chowder and seafood festivals, pops concerts, church fairs, and more.
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
The Perfect Family Resort in Kennebunkport
Rhumb Line Resort has all the amenities families want at affordable family rates. We offer our guests fantastic amenities like indoor & outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, and a sauna and fitness center all in a quiet wooded setting, just a short walk to ocean. All rooms have two 2 queens or 1 king-size bed, WiFi, AC/Heat, cable TV, a mini fridge, a coffee maker, and a deck or patio. All rooms include a deluxe Continental Breakfast and kids 12 and under stay free. We also offer spring, fall, and winter Getaway Packages. There is something for every member of the family at Rhumb Line Resort.
449 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Serene, Luxurious, Affordable
A weeklong vacation or shorter, Gorges Grant meets your family’s itinerary at a price that just may expand your thinking. With special touches and amenities you’d find at a larger resort. Gorges Grant offers the charm of a small inn with a price to match. For Mom and Dad there’s the luxury and serenity they deserve and the amenities and services the whole family can enjoy. Like a cozy living room with fireplace, a heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, free wireless internet service, fitness center and Raspberri's Restaurant where each morning a special chef’s breakfast awaits your appetites. Step out to explore the spectacular Ogonquit costal region and village to swim, shop, eat, sightsee and more. Gorges Grant Hotel is a smoke-free destination open year round and ideal for fantastic family-friendly fun.
60 Mile Road
Wells Beach, ME, 04090
Beautiful Wells Beach is within walking distance.
Misty Harbor’s spacious grounds overlook the beautiful Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. There is plenty of outdoor space including a play area with swings and a slide, charcoal grills and picnic tables. A large wraparound deck is located just outside the indoor pool complex for socializing and sunbathing. We offer a variety of yard games such as badminton and bocce as well as numerous board games. We are open year round with many off-season specials available; situated midway between popular Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Enjoy nearby whale watching, lobster tours, fishing trips and shopping in the numerous antique shops, art galleries and unique boutiques. Please view updated Internet Specials on the “Internet Specials” section of our web site.
2 Sea Cliff Avenue
Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064
Remember the summer when you were a child and your family went on vacation?
Remember how you dreamed about what you wanted to do to make your vacation perfect? First, there had to be things to do, lots of things, like miniature golf, games, amusements, and rides. Then, there had to be food - the type of food that you wanted, like pizza, fried dough, cotton candy, caramel popcorn. And there had to be a beach - a big, broad stretch of sand where you could build castles, run with a kite, or just sit and soak in the sun’s warmth. That vacation still exists at Old Orchard Beach and is waiting for your children and the child still inside of you at the Sea Cliff House Motel. Our lodgings offer a choice of clean, comfortable apartments or motel units. This is a beautiful, quiet oceanfront location with a heated pool, great views and a friendly atmosphere that your family will love.