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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

Plan to spend your fun family vacation at this beachfront hotel with great accommodation

It’s easy to see why families keep coming back to the four-season Sea Cliff House: It’s right on Old Orchard Beach, with a serene stretch for swimming, sunbathing or strolling, and it’s close to so many fun attractions you’ll have to make a list. There’s the nearby Pier with entertainment, dining and novelty shopping; the Arcade at Palace Playland with over 200 video and vintage games; amusement and water parks; a zip line course; kayaking; river and whale-watch cruises; and miniature golf. Head into Ocean Park for homemade ice cream at the original soda fountain or lounge by the outdoor pool at the motel. Families love the two-room efficiencies with kitchenettes, that can sleep up to five.
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.
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

Book your vacation at this classic lake resort and prepare for unending family fun

There’s no end to family fun at the Point Sebago Resort, where a calendar full of activities for adults and kids, entertainment programs, recreation options and a variety of comfortable, convenient accommodations in the woods or by the beach ensure everyone enjoys their time by the lake. Stay in a tent, cottage, cabin, glamping tent, RV or spacious lodge or vacation home, spread out on this gorgeous 775-acre property. Spend time on the private sandy beach, play golf or tennis, go fishing, try your luck in a trivia contest or laser tag. Enjoy dining by the lake or a cool drink at the tiki bar. Themed weekends range from Christmas in July to Cirque du Sebago. Ask about discounts for Family Fun Value Weeks.
Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME
Suite & Patio - 250 Main Hotel - Rockland, ME
250 Main Hotel

250 Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-594-5994

Indoor and outdoor fun for every member of the family begins with a stay at this hotel by the harbor

The whole family will fall in love with Maine when you stay at 250 Main Hotel on Rockland Harbor. Family-friendly rooms with harbor views are a great place to plan your busy days strolling, sailing, shopping and engaging in all the other activities the region is famous for. There’s a great Rockland Harbor Trail that includes a boardwalk and winds through Sandy Beach Park, the Coastal Children’s Museum with interactive exhibits including climbing structures and touch tanks, and the Project Puffin Visitor Center. You can book a lobster boat adventure, go kayaking, paddle boarding and biking. Climb to the top of a lighthouse or visit art museums and the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum. Dining options are many and varied – but you definitely want a lobster roll.

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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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Rustic Twin Room - Higgins Beach Inn - Scarborough, ME
Higgins Beach Inn

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

Stone’s throw from the beach, this popular hotel has everything families need for ideal vacations

How perfect is this: a comfortable hotel, with an on-site restaurant, just a stone’s throw from unspoiled, sandy Higgins Beach. If that sounds like the ideal family vacation spot for you, reserve your suite now at the Higgins Beach Inn. Relax under your umbrella while the kids hunt for shells or paddle-board in the water. Go kayaking, canoeing, or try your hand at surf-casting. Nearby nature centers have great trails and a variety of wildlife. And you’re only 20 minutes from the shops, galleries and museums of Portland. The inn’s popular Shade restaurant offers hearty breakfasts and casual dining, with the freshest seafood, for lunch and dinner on its three-season porch, and the Shade Shack has great ice cream!

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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.
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.