We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bass Harbor Inn

28 Shore Rd., Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME 04653
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Bass Harbor
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Bass Harbor Inn
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Tabernash, CO
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The couple good things about this B and B is that the woman who owns it is friendly and helpful, and that the harbor itself is super quiet and peaceful. The B and B itself was a big disappointment. The small room was musty, the carpet looked 30 years old, the bathroom was in need of maintenance, the furniture looked... More 

Helpful?
Thank Darlene C
Campbell, California
Level Contributor
101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I spent four nights at the Bass Harbor Inn. We had the third floor room which includes its own bathroom and kitchen. The room is large with plenty of places to put stuff. There is no TV, but we were glad for the break from that. We had plenty to do without it! The room is rather... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Terry M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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 

Helpful?
Thank lbdc2015
Fort Pierce, Florida
Level Contributor
346 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Felicia B
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Helpful?
3 Thank KeDoW
New Braunfels Texas
Level Contributor
82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 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 

Helpful?
Thank Shasta78131
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank J0na_5
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jlynnedaniels
Dedham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank JackieJoM
Collingswood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

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 

Helpful?
4 Thank ellenh63
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

7 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bass Harbor
12.1 mi away
Hampton by Hilton Bar Harbor
Hampton by Hilton Bar Harbor
#2 of 40 in Bar Harbor
5.0 of 5 stars 257 reviews
3.1 mi away
Lindenwood Inn
Lindenwood Inn
#1 of 5 in Southwest Harbor
4.5 of 5 stars 142 reviews
12.5 mi away
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.8 mi away
Kimball Terrace Inn
Kimball Terrace Inn
#2 of 2 in Northeast Harbor
3.5 of 5 stars 54 reviews
2.4 mi away
Seawall Motel
Seawall Motel
#2 of 5 in Southwest Harbor
4.5 of 5 stars 292 reviews
0.7 mi away
Ann's Point Inn
Ann's Point Inn
#1 of 3 in Bass Harbor
5.0 of 5 stars 85 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities