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10 Best Resorts and Hotels For Couples in Maine

Maine is for lovers—the mountainous landscape paired with the blue ocean and the impeccable inland scenery create the perfect romantic backdrop. The state’s lodging scene is also quite unique and personalized—you’ll find lots of cottage-style inns and New England coastal bed and breakfasts, both of which are perfect for couples’ getaways. It can be hard to choose because an abundance of resorts and hotels are simply dreamy, but these are our favorite couple’s lodging options in “Vacationland.”

Cliff House Maine - Cape Neddick Cliff House Maine
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Cliff House Maine - Cape Neddick

The name says it all—wedged on an overlook in Cape Neddick, the Cliff House Maine is equipped with “adults only” rooms. The upgraded suites at this top spa resort in Maine have incredible balconies, gas fireplaces, and wet bars. One of the four pools is also designated solely for us grown-ups because little Billy’s cannon balls just aren’t that relaxing. You’ll find plenty of good eats on-site, from a lobster shack, fine dining to a great little coffee place.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only rooms and pool

  • Suites with balconies, gas fireplaces and wet bars

  • On-site spa

Sunday River Resort - Newry Sunday River Ski Resort
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Sunday River Resort - Newry

While often most loved for its beautiful coast, Maine is a wonderful place to be during the winter. Get away for a romantic skiing adventure in Newry, an area backing up to the border of New Hampshire. Several inns and lodges are available to choose from, but the Sunday River Resort stands out with a slope-side outdoor pool that stays open year-round. There’s nothing more romantic than a night swim with views like that or an early morning snowboarding adventure if you’re the thrill-seeking type. Unwind with on-site spa couples massage at the Jordan Spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Slope-side outdoor pool open year-round

  • On-site spa with couples massages available

  • Skiing and snowboarding deals for early-risers

The Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport The Nonantum Resort
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The Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport

One of the best places to visit in Maine, Kennebunkport might be one of the most perfect towns in existence—every building has that coastal cottage appeal, and there’s an abundance of water activities and just an undeniable allure. The Nonantum Resort is a fantastic value in the typically upscale destination, and it ranks high in overall presentation and amenities. Views of boats sailing down the river, delicious onsite food including a breakfast buffet, and attentive staff are a few things you’ll fall in love with. There are also customizable packages available for romantic occasions like honeymoons and babymoons.

Key Amenities:

  • Romantic honeymoon/minimoon packages

  • Historic Carriage House Inn or Portside Lodge

  • Boat tours and watersport equipment available on-site

York Harbor Inn - York Harbor York Harbor Inn
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York Harbor Inn - York Harbor

You might find yourself booking a stay at York Harbor Inn simply because of the popular fine dining restaurant situated on site. Some of the best seafood in and around York is prepared right here in a traditional yet outstanding way. But the inn is lovely and classic—the ocean is steps away. But again, the food is unreal, from dinner to honey from the chef’s own hive draped over your fresh-baked pastries.

Key Amenities:

  • Fine dining restaurant on-site

  • Pet-friendly accommodations

  • Romance packages with champagne and roses

Grand Harbor Inn - Camden Grand Harbor Inn
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Grand Harbor Inn - Camden

It doesn’t get more “waterfront” than Grand Harbor Inn, as balconies seem to extend off dry land into the harbor. Dog-friendly rooms and common areas are very traditional with floral patterns and wood accents, yet it’s all quite refined in a somewhat modern kind of way. Everything that has made Maine a charming vacationland exists in this establishment—proximity to eclectic shops, eateries, activities, and a generally warm, welcoming feel.

Key Amenities:

  • Luxury four-diamond waterfront property

  • Dog-friendly suites with private balconies

  • Walking distance to shops and activities

16 Bay View - Camden Rooftop at 16 Bay View
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16 Bay View - Camden

One of Maine’s most romantic getaways, Camden is oozing with intimate boutique hotels perfect for a couple’s escape—16 Bay View is one of those places. Like many trendy lodging options, the building has deep historic roots which are evident in the overall look. There are limited rooms available, and as a result, the experience feels special, with each room having that little bit of extra love put into it. You can even bring your fur child along, as rooms are dog-friendly. Fireplaces, stunning soaking tubs, and spacious seating areas for an in-room massage create a picture-perfect evening in. A buffet-style breakfast included with your stay will start off your day of exploring on a high note.

Key Amenities:

  • Historic rooms with fireplaces and soaking tubs

  • In-room massage treatments

  • Buffet breakfast included with stay

Camden Harbor Inn - Camden Camden Harbour Inn
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Camden Harbor Inn - Camden

Some come for the highly praised cocktails at Camden Harbor Inn, while others come to stay in diversely designed, posh suites. Self-proclaimed as one the most romantic hotels in New England, we’d have to agree after gazing upon the spa bathrooms complete with sauna and sipping a welcome glass of champagne. The bar has been infinitely raised for bed and breakfasts everywhere, as the Camden Harbor Inn is generally glamorous in every department. You’ll find chocolate and pastries around to snack on throughout the day and a breakfast of housemade marmalades and bread with an impressive a la carte selection.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms, suites and villas with spa bathrooms and sauna

  • Breakfast, chocolate and pastries provided

  • Fine dining restaurant and spa on-site

The Inn at Ocean's Edge - Lincolnville The Inn at Ocean's Edge
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The Inn at Ocean's Edge - Lincolnville

That dreamy infinity pool melding with the Penobscot Bay-it’s the first thing that draws you into The Inn at Ocean’s Edge. Airy rooms with fireplaces are tucked away in the multi-level cottage-style retreat—it’s all very “coastal Maine.” Local smoked salmon, pancakes with Maine maple syrup, cooked-to-order eggs along with fresh fruit and pastries are presented buffet style for an outstanding breakfast. Being close to downtown Camden, you have to hit up Boynton-McKay for some blueberry pancakes before leaving.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront rooms and suites for cottage-style retreat

  • Buffet-style breakfast included

  • Infinity pool and on-site spa with sauna

Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor - Bangor Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor
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Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor - Bangor

Not only is Bangor a cute town, but Stephen King lives here, and places in stories like “It” was aesthetically inspired by his home city. Visitors can even take a Stephen King tour, which is led by an informative guide—you’ll get to see King’s crimson-red home, filming locations and famous streets, which is pretty cool for fans. Residence Inn is one of the more luxurious hotels in the area, featuring spacious rooms equipped with kitchens, an onsite restaurant with artisan dishes and a modern indoor pool. So if you and your sweetie are horror genre fanatics with a taste for the upscale, you’ll have an absolute ball here.

Key Amenities:

  • Apartment-style, pet-friendly suites with kitchens

  • Indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center

  • Located near filming locations of Stephen King’s “It”

Samoset Resort - Rockport Samoset Resort
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Samoset Resort - Rockport

Samoset Resort is loved for its awesome zero-entry pool complete with the ocean backdrop. Visually, it takes the cake, with sprawling golf courses and landscape grazing against the ocean. The grounds are quite expansive with a lot to do. From basic but pretty rooms to suites and luxury cottages, every lodging option is a winner. What can we say? The dining is superb, there’s an on-site spa and the service is unparalleled. It’s your bit of heaven right here in Maine USA.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites and luxury cottages

  • On-site spa and zero-entry pool

  • 18-hole championship golf course

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