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

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

It’s only natural: Families who vacation at this island resort grow closer, have more fun

It’s only natural that families grow closer when they vacation at the Attean Lake Lodge, where unplugging from a busy world is part of the experience. From its picturesque spot on a 24-acre island, the resort (three delicious homemade meals are served daily) offers canoes, kayaks and paddle boards, water-tubing and waterskiing as well as swimming in the pristine lake. You can take out a boat to fish for trout or salmon or explore the shoreline, request a seaplane tour, or set off on a hike on one of the 20 miles of maintained trails. The resort’s 14 cozy, one- to three-bedroom lakefront cabins are electricity-free, lit by gas and kerosene lights and wood-burning fireplaces. The lodge has solar power and wifi plus a selection of games and puzzles.
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

Plenty for families to do when they stay at this hotel directly on Old Orchard Beach

A comfortable hotel directly on the beach, with a pool, close to the Pier at Old Orchard Beach, ME? What more could a family want? That’s why families keep coming back to the Sea Cliff House, where spacious rooms, suites and efficiencies make great headquarters for Maine seaside vacations. It’s just a 10-minute walk to the pier, with its many attractions, dining and entertainment options. Or arrange for a whale watch, river cruise or fishing excursion from the docks at nearby Camp Ellis. Half a mile south of Sea Cliff is Ocean Park, with the town’s original soda fountain, movies and concerts, clay tennis courts and walking trails. Back at the hotel, relax by the pool and hot tub, or by the ocean. Check the website for off-season specials.
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

Ready for your family beach vacation? This year-round resort has everything you need for perfect getaway

Is your family ready for a vacation by the beach? At Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort, on lovely Wells Beach, they have the two most important features for the classic seaside group getaway: spacious accommodations and direct access to a sandy beach with tide pools. And, there’s an indoor pool and hot tub. Spacious rooms have ocean views; many have balconies; some have kitchenettes. Or, rent a private home close to the resort for up to 16 people. Some have gourmet kitchens, laundry facilities and decks with water views. In addition to fun at the beach, families will love other activities, from sea kayaking and mini golf to movie theaters, hiking trails, lobster tours, day sails and shopping. (In the winter, sledding, skiing, skating and snowshoeing!) Great restaurants 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

Be a vacation hero to your kids when you choose this seaside inn for your family getaway

When your kids tumble out of the car and see how close they are to that beach, you will solidify your position as vacation hero. Vacation heroes have been created for almost 100 years at the popular Higgins Beach Inn, where families have relaxed and enjoyed each other’s company for generations. In the soft sands of Higgins Beach, you can lay out your blanket and picnic lunch, launch your kayak, play in the surf (or watch surfers) — maybe even learn how to fish! The inn has comfortable quarters with a fresh-off-the-beach feel, and a casual restaurant serving classic beach fare on its three-season porch. You’re close to nature centers, great canoeing, hiking and biking and only 20 minutes south of exciting, lively Portland, ME’s museums, shops and restaurants.

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Suite & Patio - 250 Main Hotel - Rockland, ME
250 Main Hotel

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

Hotel on Rockland Harbor a great place from which to launch your family vacation in Maine

Whether you’re exploring scenic Rockland, ME or stopping off en route to Bar Harbor, ME and Acadia, the 250 Main Hotel is the perfect spot for some family vacation relaxation and fun. You can view the harbor from most of the hotel’s 26 comfortable rooms while you plan your eventful days in mid-coast Maine. Book a sail aboard a windjammer, a whale-watch cruise or take the ferry out to the islands. Check out the Project Puffin Visitor Center, walk up to the top of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse or hike the Rockland Harbor Trail. At the Coastal Children’s Museum, kids can hold a puppet show, steer a ship or explore a cave! Rockland has a lively food scene, which means plenty of places to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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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 Dining - Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake - South Casco, ME
Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake

30 Migis Lodge Road South Casco, ME, 04077 Phone: 207-655-4524

Happy kids, relaxed parents at this Full American Plan resort by the lake

Is that a sigh of relief heard when parents drive up to Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, or the summer breeze drifting through the pines? At this Full American Plan resort nestled in the pine forest on the shores of a pristine lake, parents know they’ll have spacious accommodations in the Main Lodge or private cottages, all meals taken care of, and no bored children. In addition to supervised children’s camp programs (including during dinner!), there are so many activities to choose from. Go water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing or fishing. Play tennis, basketball, pickle ball or disc golf. Parents: You can get a massage, book a personal trainer or just relax on your cottage porch with a cold beverage, knowing your kids are having a blast.

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Family on the Beach - Black Point Inn - Scarborough, ME
Black Point Inn

510 Black Point Road Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-819-4064

Bikes and beaches, a heated pool and great restaurant: Inn is a must for vacationing families

If you’re in the mood for a family vacation that includes lots of activities but also does not skimp on relaxation, look no further: The Black Point Inn is the place for you. Surrounded by water on three sides on beautiful Prouts Neck, the inn offers miles of sandy beaches, bikes and kayaks to use for adventures, a geothermically heated outdoor pool, an all-weather sun porch with games and books and (here’s where the relaxing part comes in), a porch in its casual-dining The Chart Room restaurant where you can watch the sun set with a signature cocktail in your hand. The inn’s 25 rooms are soothing and spacious, some with private decks and most with amazing water views. It’s a 15-minute drive to the shops and attractions in lively Portland, ME.

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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

Come see why families love to vacation at this lake resort with endless activities, lodging options

Pirate-themed weekends, pickup basketball and volleyball games, arts and crafts programs and a mile-long sandy beach: At Point Sebago Resort, there’s a vast variety of activities and accommodations for families, which explains why they keep coming back for perfect vacations. Stay in an RV, tent, glamping tent, cabin, cottage, vacation home or multi-family island lodge. Enjoy special themed weekends and kids’ programs with professional counselors as well as the new waterpark obstacle course and lake activities from paddle boarding to fishing and swimming. There’s an on-site restaurant and lounges with pub food and live entertainment. Play tennis, pickle ball, mini golf or the real deal on the resort’s 18-hole championship course. Check the website for special rates for first-time visitors and full-time Maine residents.