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South Coast family friendly hotels and motels welcome the kids

With its wonderful shoreline, water sports, and shopping, south coast Maine, including the towns of Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, York, and Wells, are perfect for a vacation for families with children. Most ME hotels and motels are family friendly, and many go out of their way to accommodate children and families. Some of these 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.
Indoor Pool Village by the Sea Wells Maine
Village By The Sea

1373 Post Road Wells, ME, 04090 Phone: 207-646-1100 Toll-Free: 800-444-8862

Your family is going to fall in love with this resort, close to beaches and lots of attractions

Families fall in love with Village by the Sea, the perfect launching pad for a vacation in coastal Maine. A two-bedroom suite, with two baths, a fully stocked kitchen, living room, balcony or patio and washer/dryer is four times the size of an average hotel room, which means lots of stretching-out space. Lots of activities here, too, from indoor and outdoor pools to the firepit & patio, basketball courts, a fitness center and game room, free movie rentals and nearby trails. Ready to explore the area? There’s plenty to see and do, from sandy beaches to water and amusement parks, whale watches, zip lines, kayaking, biking, surfing and a science center. Go on a lobster tour – or just enjoy a lobster roll sitting by the sea.
Kids in Pool - Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort - Wells Beach, ME
Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort

393 Mile Road Wells Beach, ME, 04090 Phone: 207-646-2831

Families find fun and relaxation at this resort right on the beach in Southern Maine

It’s no surprise families want to return to Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort in the heart of the Southern Maine coast. For starters, you are right on one of the state’s prettiest sandy beaches when you stay at this spacious resort. Or, opt for a bigger vacation home a short walk from the beach and enjoy a kitchen, porch or deck, bunk beds and a yard with a grill. Back at the resort, swim in the heated indoor pool or work out on modern fitness equipment. Area activities for the kids include water parks, amusement parks, kayaking, eco-tours where they can explore tidal pools, fishing cruises, horseback-riding and, in the winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Last but not least: Lobster rolls? They are everywhere!

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The Lodge on the Cove Lakeside Kennebunkport ME
The Lodge on the Cove

29 South Main Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-3993 Toll-Free: 800-879-5779

Hippest kid-friendly hotel in town has fun accommodations, great family activities

Relaxed and upbeat, with a light-hearted approach to the quintessential Maine vacation, The Lodge on the Cove is the hippest kid-friendly hotel in bustling Kennebunkport. All of the inn’s 30 guest rooms have refrigerators and microwaves, complimentary wifi and plenty of space. There’s a heated outdoor pool, scavenger hunts, kids’ costume kits, a poolside restaurant and lawn games from ping-pong to corn hole. You can rent beach cruisers and kids’ bikes, the beach chairs and towels are complimentary, and there’s a discount on kayak rentals. Stroll into town for lobster excursions, whale watches, a trolley tour and shopping – then come back to the motor lodge for the nightly bonfire and s’mores.

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Pool Deck View Sea Cliff House Old Orchard Beach, ME
Sea Cliff House

2 Sea Cliff Avenue Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064 Phone: 207-934-4874 Toll-Free: 800-326-4589

So much to do when you stay at this family-friendly inn right on ocean

The owners of the Sea Cliff House on the ocean at Old Orchard Beach know about families. This family owned and operated inn has delighted parents and kids for years with its great location and accommodations. Get a two-room kitchenette/apartment unit or a full-kitchen suite and relax in comfort. Walk right down to the quiet beach or to the famous pier with its amusement park, games, restaurants and fireworks. Or, enjoy the outdoor pool overlooking the sand dunes. In Ocean Park, kids will love the old-fashioned soda fountain, movies, concerts, walking trails and tennis courts. Close by is a state park, fishing village, water parks, and a saltwater marsh nature preserve with guided canoe trips.
Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME
Kids In Pool - Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport, ME
Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-4050 Toll-Free: 800-552-5651

Resort on a river strives to treat guests as if they were part of the family

An authentic New England resort where guests are treated like part of the family, a location by a scenic river just a short stroll into a bustling village center, a host of fun activities for parents and kids to reconnect: At The Nonantum Resort, it’s no wonder that they say memories are made every visit. In your family suite with a water view, you can truly relax before a day spent watching the kids enjoy a scavenger hunt while you lounge by the pool; or grabbing a boat tour from the marina; or heading to the beach. Dining is casual (ask about the lobster mac ‘n’ cheese), and there are family campfires, sing-alongs and s’mores! A hearty breakfast buffet is complimentary.