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Bass Harbor Inn

28 Shore Rd., Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME 04653
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a room at Bass Harbor Inn during peak time in August. My husband I were very fortunate that we found a place in such short notice. She was very upfront and honest when I called. I called her and told her that we are just staying for 2 days and she warned me if I don't book it... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a tidy cottage with lots of stairs, a pleasant view and rustic environment. It is near a ferry to Swan Island and a few tiny restaurants within walking distance. If stairs are a challenge or wi fi is critical to your comfort, consider other accommodations. The shower is down the hall from most bedrooms. If you choose the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

From the moment I called the Bass Harbor Inn, the experience was unpleasant. The owner was EXTREMELY rude, abrasive and short on the phone (SPOILER: She's also rude in person). The place only has wifi in the owners house (although to their credit, we were able to connect in our room despite being told we would be unable to get... More 

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New Braunfels Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

On the quiet side of the island, this little B&B is a gem. It is an old house with lots of stairs, rooms tend to be small, most rooms have a half bath (and the shower is communal). Breakfast is in the sitting room on the first floor, nice place to gather and enjoy coffee, local breads, and so forth.... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Bass harbour is on the more quiet, but also very beautiful side of Acadia National Park. Driving to the main attractions in the park takes about 20-30 minutes. The Inn is nothing fancy, but absolutely enough to satisfy our needs (clean and quiet). Barbara, the host, is very nice with great and helpful recommendations for hikes, restaurants,... The breakfast is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Barbara is exceptional. For starters, she came out of her house to greet us by name as we pulled into the bed and breakfast after a long drive from Boston. She provided us with maps and guidebooks so my boyfriend and I would be set to take on Acadia the next day. Every morning started with home-made breakfast in Barbara's... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband has been going to the Bass Harbor Inn for about five years now each Fall for hiking. The inn is charming and has views of the harbor. Barbara is a wonderful host who knows the area well with good trail recommendations and locations for dinner choices. The room was comfortable with a good bed and a working fireplace.... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Bass Harbor Inn is the only place we stay for our yearly visits to MDI, eight times so far. If you want a standard hotel so you can feel like you are anywhere else in the US, I suppose you'd prefer one of the big hotels in Bar Harbor. We had to do that the one time we came in... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were only here for 2 nights, but we liked it a lot. Barbara was very nice, she recommended some beautiful walking trails and sites to be seen. The room was comfortable with a good bed and a great view of the lake. The breakfast with homemade breads was tasty. We definitely recommend this place to anyone who is visiting... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This B and B is reasonably priced for this area. The room was very clean and comfortable and had a water view. The hosts were friendly and readily available if you needed something but other wise you were left alone. Breakfast was basic but fine and very informal. It consisted of fresh breads, cereal, blueberries,and good coffee. The inn does... More 

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