Family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Maine

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Known for its sandy beaches, thrilling beachfront amusement and water parks, fascinating animal parks and wildlife rescues, and a plethora of fun outdoor activities ranging from mountain biking, fishing, and hunting to adrenaline-pumping winter activities, Maine is truly a family destination like no other.

Visit The Pine Tree State’s breathtaking state parks and natural attractions, or head to the city and try the famous Maine lobster or other signature dishes. The state is home to many scenic golf courses and vibrant music and arts festivals. There’s something for everyone in Maine!

To make planning your trip worry-free, we’ve rounded up the best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Maine. Check out our list below and book your stay now!

Best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Maine

Inn by the Sea

Nestled in the heart of Cape Elizabeth, this beachfront family-friendly hotel has everything you need for a worry-free vacation. Let children have some splashy fun in the pool while mom and dad sit at the poolside bar and enjoy cold beverages.

Parents can head to the spa and indulge in relaxing massages to forget about the stress of everyday life. And worry not; this budget-friendly hotel for families provides babysitting services so the grown-ups can have some quality alone time too.

Chill out at the private beach area while the kids make sand castles, or enjoy movie nights at this oceanfront resort with your whole family. 

Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa

Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa truly offers something for everyone. Let kids play in the pool while you relax at the bar. Children can sign up for their favorite activities. Using the hotel’s GPS device, the treasure hunt is a must-try for all kids. 

This 3-star beachfront family resort boasts unparalleled bay views and offers spa services for adults looking to reconnect while on vacation. Head out kayaking to the lake in the evening and enjoy yourself with your family. 

Book a ride to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse to make memories in the city. 

Nonantum Resort

Leave the boredom behind, bring your family on a trip to Maine and stay at the Nonantum Resort. Start your days with a jump in the pool and let your children enjoy food from the kid’s menu. 

Stay in one of the rooms to relax with your entire family. An additional bed or cot can be provided on request. When your kids are asleep, head to the bar to enjoy a couple of drinks for some alone time or walk hand-in-hand on the grass to reconnect with one another. 

Several stunning beaches are within walking distance, including Goochs Beach, where kids can play around and parents can get the tan of their dreams. 

Cliff House Maine

This oceanfront family resort is ideal for those looking for an active vacation. Kids can engage in fun activities such as arts and crafts, swim in the two on-site pools, or roast s’mores by the fireplace. The Tidemark Terrace has plenty of board games for little ones, while the build-a-bear activity is a must-try!

Parents will surely end up falling in love with the peaceful ambiance. Lounge by the pool, take in breathtaking views with your partner, or indulge in holistic massages – the choice is yours. 

Nubble Lighthouse is a famous attraction among families to visit and have fun together!

Full list of family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Maine

Anchorage By The Sea

Anchorage By The Sea is a beachfront resort with classic Maine-style decor, bright and inviting rooms, and plenty of pools and hot tubs. The watercolor classes are fun for all kids at this exotic resort. 

The live music is a treat for the ears of couples seeking personal time. Guests can also head to the outdoor fire pit to enjoy s’mores with the family. Take a swim in the pool while your beau rests on the sun loungers, getting that dreamy tan.

Several gorgeous beaches are within walking distance, where kids can enjoy building sandcastles or visit the Nubble Lighthouse, only a half-hour drive away.

Elmwood Resort Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Wells, this centrally-located resort is perfect for families on vacation. You can enjoy as much peaceful time as you want with a separate picnic area. The kids’ playground is just what you need to keep the kids busy. There are plenty of kids. DVDs, books, etc., to get them entertained. 

While the kids are having the time of their lives, parents can head to the on-site spa to relax after a tiring journey. The sauna is perfect for melting your worries away. 

Plan a hike to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge with your kids to reconnect with nature and create long-lasting memories.

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown — Waterfront

Set close to many local attractions, this budget-friendly hotel for families is a great choice for a worry-free staycation. Book a spacious family room and let your kids enjoy their favorite meals from the kid’s menu or swim in the sparkling indoor pool.

Parents can also take a dip in the pool or lounge by it with their favorite book. Pack a basket with your family’s favorite snacks and head to the picnic area, and watch the kids play while you both relax in each other’s arms. 

Guests can find some of the best museums and beaches, including East End Beach, just minutes from Hampton Inn Portland Downtown.

Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Do you wish to go away for a few days with your family? If yes, then Lodge at Moosehead Lake is a wonderful option. This secluded lodge by the lake is ideal for families looking for privacy during their vacation in Maine. While kids have a blast on the lake, dads can go fishing. The whole family can go hiking in the area.

Sit by the fire pit and enjoy mountain views while melting s’mores. Cook a hearty meal for your family at the on-site BBQ and have the time of your lives. 

While there’s so much to do at the lodge, you can head to the nearest ski lifts for an unforgettable experience. Experience local food at nearby restaurants. 

Wells-Ogunquit Resort Motel & Cottages

Located in Ogunquit, this inexpensive hotel for kids offers plenty of amenities for both kids and parents. Book a family room to make sure everyone has a comfortable stay. Let the kids burn some energy at the on-site playground. Bring your family for movie nights to make unforgettable memories.

Both parents and kids can have a blast at the sparkling pool. You can head to the picnic area in the evening and play exciting board games with your kids. 

Wonder Mountain Fun Park and Palace Playland are famous waterparks to visit with your kids, just a short drive from the property.

Cedar Crest Inn

Set in the picturesque town of Camden, this coastal inn features a well-groomed garden, a sparkling pool, a children’s playground, and much more for your kids to have the time of their lives. 

Get into the pool with your beau or watch your kids have some splashy fun while you unwind on the sun loungers. The picnic area is the perfect place for family al fresco dining.

The ski lifts are only a 10-minute drive from this affordable family inn, so don’t forget the whole family there for quality time together.

Linekin Bay Resort

Another oceanfront resort on the list is Linekin Bay with exotic views. The on-site kid’s club is perfect to take part in different activities. Take part in adrenaline-rushing watersports for an unforgettable time. 

Parents can take a dip in the pool or lounge by it with their favorite drinks and breathtaking views. Head to the picnic area with your kids to make the most of your trip. 

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is one of the main tourist attractions, so don’t forget to take your kids here. It’s only a half-hour ride from this luxury resort. 

Newagen Seaside Inn

Newagen Seaside Inn is set in the heart of Southport, with enticing amenities to make your trip unforgettable. Let your kids have fun in the playground or games rooms, while you enjoy your own time. 

The gigantic pool is just what you need after a long trip to forget about all your worries. Plan a picnic or enjoy signature drinks at the on-site bar. There’s something for everyone here.

Take your family to Hendricks Head Beach to let kids have fun at the beach, and you lay back to get a sun tan. 

Under Canvas Acadia

Are you up for an exciting and unique trip of your life? Under Canvas, Acadia is unlike other resorts. Bring your kids’ fantasy of staying in a tent come to life by booking a family tent at this outdoor resort. 

Lay in your tent and watch the stars with your beau. Read stories to your kids or head to the picnic area with your basket to enjoy family time. You can roast s’mores with your kids at night by the outdoor fire pit. 

Blue Hill Fairgrounds has fun and exciting rides to enjoy during your trip to Surry, Maine. 

Smuggler’s Cove Inn

Formerly known as the Sunset Beach, the Smuggler’s Cove Inn is set in front of the ocean for ultra-relaxation. Kids can enjoy themselves in the on-site pool or build sandcastles on the private beach area. The low tides are perfect for making the most of the beach. The newly-renovated playground has plenty of swings and slides for kids.

Parents can also pamper themselves with relaxing massages at the spa. In the evening, enjoy some time alone at the beach or get your long-awaited tan. There’s something to do for everyone at this great ocean-front inn.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is famous among families, so don’t forget to check it out during your stay.

Hidden Pond

Next on our list of the best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Maine is Hidden Pond Resort, an affordable family resort offering a memorable escape from daily life. The on-site sparkling pool is perfect for all ages, and the giant playground is all kids’ favorite. The Kid’s Camping Experience is a unique, fun activity, so don’t forget to enroll your children in that. 

While your kids are camping, head to the spa to enjoy relaxing full-body massages. Let go of all worries at the private beach area or try signature drinks during the happy hour with live music. There’s plenty of stuff to do together for parents. 

The Powderhouse Hill Ski Lift is about 2-hours away from this quaint resort, but a must-visit. Rent a car and take your kids for a memorable experience. 

The Westin Portland Harborview

Enjoy with your family at this sophisticated kid-friendly hotel with views of the harbor. Children get an activity book with pens to have fun at this quaint property. 

On the other hand, parents can relax their minds and bodies at the on-site spa with deep tissue massages. This pet-friendly hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience to everyone visiting Portland with their families. 

Take your kids to the nearby beaches, including East End Beach and Willards Beach, to enjoy your trip to the fullest. 

Seacoast Motel

Situated in Wells, the Seacoast Motel is truly the best option for families on vacation. Book the family room and make use of the on-site pool for some fun and excitement.

Parents can also take a dip in the pool before heading to the room for a good night’s sleep. Sit on the terrace and enjoy stunning views with your beau. The picnic area is an exceptional place to enjoy family time together. 

Take your kids to York’s Wild Kingdom or Wonder Mountain Fun Park for a fun family day out.

The Lodge on the Cove

The Lodge on the Cover is another great stay for big families. This family-friendly property features a sparkling pool where kids and parents can have a great time and a retro games area to challenge one another.

You can make use of the babysitting services to enjoy the vacation to the fullest. Go to the picnic area or visit the beach for kayaking with your kids. You can also use the hotel’s bikes to roam around the city.

Sit by the outdoor fireplace and roast s’mores to have the best time of your lives with your loved ones. 

FAQ

  • Which kid-friendly hotel in Maine is the best?

    All hotels on the list are the best if you're planning a trip with your family to Maine. Feel free to book them directly from the link. 

  • Which kid-friendly hotel is best for kids under 8 years old?

    All hotels on the list are 8-year-old friendly, so book any of them without any second thoughts. 

  • Which family resort offers the best activities for kids?

    Inn by the Sea and Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa offers the best activities for kids. 

  • Which family resort has beach access?

    Inn By The Sea, Smuggler's Cove Inn, and Hidden Pond offers a private beach access to guests.