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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.

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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.
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.
Swimming Kids 500x250 - Attean Lake Lodge - Jackman, ME
Attean Lake Lodge

On Birch Island in Attean Lake Jackman, ME, 04945 Phone: 207-668-3792

Something fun for every member of the family at this comfortable Maine lake lodge

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Every member of your family will find something fun to do at the Attean Lake Lodge: Guaranteed. There’s canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, swimming and sailing on the pristine lake. Canoe out to a remote sandy beach for a private picnic, or hike the nearly 20 miles of maintained trails to remote ponds and mountain tops with amazing views (and great berry-picking). For those family members who just want to relax, the rustic main lodge is great for books and board games as well as hearty breakfasts and dinners. Enjoy together time in your cozy cottage, where there’s no electricity: Just wood-burning fireplaces, kerosene lamps, gas lights, porches with water views and the sound of the loons in the evening.
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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Kids - Bar Harbor Motel - Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor Motel

100 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-3453 Toll-Free: 800-388-3453

Great activities on- and off-site make this Bar Harbor motel the perfect vacation base for families

Fun on-site family activities and a location close to in-town and in-park adventures, the Bar Harbor Motel is an exceptional location from which to explore this bustling, beautiful part of Maine. Motel rooms, including two-bedroom accommodations for six, are in small, individual buildings sprinkled throughout the 15-acre property, providing a sense of privacy. On-site amenities include a pool, playground, tree swings, giant Adirondack chair, bocce, badminton, family movie nights, scavenger hunts and trivia contests. Rooms have small fridges and free wifi. A shuttle stops in front of the property to take you into town for restaurants, whale watches, cruises, mini golf, movies and shopping. And from the back of the property, you can walk or bike directly into fabulous Acadia National Park.
Family Vacation - Sheepscot Harbor Vacation Club - Edgecomb, ME
Sheepscot Harbour Vacation Club

7 Island Lane Edgecomb, ME, 04556 Phone: 802-422-5050 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Resort by the river can be your family’s home base for exploring coastal Maine

Think of the Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort, on the shores of the scenic Sheepscot River, as your family’s comfortable home base from which you’ll sample the delights of Midcoast Maine. Grab the resort’s continental breakfast, then stroll down to the quaint village of Wiscasset or take a short drive to Boothbay Harbor and beyond. The activities are almost endless, from whale-watching and lobstering cruises to schooner sails, hiking, sea kayaking, mini-golf, swimming and seashell-hunting at saltwater beaches, exploring museums (art, railroad, maritime and transportation) and family farms. And the seafood, of course, is amazing. Come back to your individually decorated suite, cottage or townhouse with room for everyone to stretch out and water views from decks or balconies.
Rustic Twin Room - Higgins Beach Inn - Scarborough, ME
Higgins Beach Inn

34 Ocean Avenue Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-883-6684

Your family will become instant fans of this inn, just steps from a sandy beach

Is there a child on the planet who doesn’t want to stay in a hotel just feet from a sandy beach? Your family will become instant fans of the Higgins Beach Inn, a stone’s throw from unspoiled, sandy Higgins Beach. They’ll be joining a line of fans that goes back generations: The spacious inn began welcoming guests in the 1890s! Now completely renovated, with light, airy rooms and suites, the hotel has all the modern amenities, including wifi and flat-screen TVs. On-site dining is casual under a covered porch, and there’s a beach shack for burgers and lobster rolls closer to the water. Lots of activities in the area, from amusement parks and ice-cream shops to nature centers, hiking trails and boating excursions.
Jumping in the Pool - Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center - Bar Harbor, ME
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center

119 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-5801 Toll-Free: 800-336-2463

Stay in or head out: This oceanfront hotel will make every family happy

Whether your family is seeking an action-packed vacation or a quiet-time bonding weekend, the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel features the amenities and activities to please your brood. With the shoreline of the Atlantic practically at your doorstep (25 feet away, in some cases), you’ll have easy access to a private beach. The hotel also has a playground, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub and breakfast room. Dine onsite or request a room with a kitchenette. Or head into historic Bar Harbor for great restaurants and shopping. Take the kids to nearby Acadia National Park, go on a nature cruise right from the hotel pier or enjoy nearby activities including mountain biking, cross-country skiing, sailing and kayaking.

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Grandparents & Kids - Bar Harbor Grand Hotel - Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

269 Main Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-5226 Toll-Free: 888-766-2529

Fun town, fabulous national park make this Maine inn a must for family vacations

Book a two-bedroom unit at the classic Bar Harbor Grand and settle in for your exciting family vacation. The elegant inn’s in-town location means you can explore all Bar Harbor has to offer without spending your valuable time traveling. Family-friendly activities include everything from cool shops, restaurants and cinemas to whale watches, puffin cruises, mini golf and ghost tours. And then there’s magnificent Acadia National Park, a 47,000-acre paradise for hikers, bikers, swimmers and paddlers. After your outdoor adventures, come back to the inn to enjoy the heated pool and fitness center or just relax on the large front porch. Complimentary grab-and-go breakfasts are included with your stay, and every room has a refrigerator and free wifi.
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.
Outdoor Pool - Acadia Inn - Bar Harbor, ME
Acadia Inn

98 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-3500 Toll-Free: 800-638-3636

Inn with kid-centric amenities will become your family’s favorite Maine vacation spot

Don’t be surprised if the Acadia Inn becomes your family’s favorite vacation spot. Sitting on four acres bordering Acadia National Park (there’s direct access right on the property) and the charming coastal town of Bar Harbor, the inn has all the amenities families love, from a heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and playground to bocce ball, lawn Jenga, scavenger hunts and movies in the back yard (the inn provides chairs and blankets!). Ask about the Kids Kampout Package with a tent, lantern and padded mat for an in-room hideaway, the Kids Package with a stuffed animal-children’s book combo and the kiddie bath kit with a step stool and rubber ducks. Take your grab-and-go breakfast and head for town or Acadia. What’s not to love?
Starlight Lodge - Family Friendly - Outdoor View
Starlight Lodge of Rockport

360 Commercial Street Rockport, ME, 04856 Phone: 207-236-3276

A family favorite, this lodge boasts privacy and proximity to host of activities

They don’t call Maine’s mid-coast “Vacationland” for nothing: loads of beaches, pretty-as-a-picture harbor towns, a host of festivals and activities from kayaking and boating to biking, hiking and gallery-hopping. At the Starlight Lodge at Rockport Harbor, families love the newly renovated rooms (15 of them), the seasonal pool and the fire pit plaza. But they also love the proximity to lighthouses, galleries, parks, theater, concert halls and cruises. Get on a ferry an explore Monhegan or another picturesque island, check out a lighthouse or transportation museum or rent a kayak. Festivals celebrate everything from blueberries to indie films to antiques to chocolate! And dining ranges from five-star elegance to those great open-air lobster shacks.

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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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Swimming Sisters - Point Sebago Golf Resort - Casco, ME
Point Sebago Golf Resort

261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME, 04015 Phone: 207-558-8000 Toll-Free: 800-655-1232

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.
Lawn and Waterfront - Spruce Point Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4152 Toll-Free: 800-553-0289

Waterside resort is family-friendly – and just plain fun with a host of activities

Families love to come back to the Spruce Point Inn, perfectly positioned between the woods and the sea on Maine’s coast – and it’s no wonder. Lodge, cottage and townhouse accommodations mean plenty of room, and dining options include something for everyone (seek out the lobster mac and cheese – and s’mores by the firepit). But it’s the activities that really seal the deal, from croquet and tennis to a gameroom stocked with vintage arcade and other games to two saltwater pools to a waterfront location that means kayaking, paddleboarding and fishing. There are hiking paths (some with geocaching), complimentary bikes and a host of things in the area to do, from whale-watching to island sails.
Aerial Sebasco Harbor Resort Sebasco Estates Maine
Sebasco Harbor Resort

Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565 Phone: 207-389-1161 Toll-Free: 866-389-2072

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.
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