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The Claremont Hotel

PO Box 137, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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The Claremont Hotel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This charming historic hotel overlooking the ocean is one of our favorites when visiting Maine. The staff is friendly and helpful. Their breakfast and dinners are delicious in an elegant setting. The croquet field in the front and the turn of the century architecture makes you feel you are in an James-Ivory movie. Rooms are tastefully furnished and absence of... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed for six nights in a cottage (known as W2). The purpose of our trip was to hike in Acadia National Park. The cottage has an excellent view of Somes Sound from the interior and from the deck. We only prepared breakfast in the cottage, preferring to dine in nearby restaurants. (Our favourite is Red Sky, a pleasant 15... More

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Clayton, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This hotel makes me feel like I am part of history. The grounds are beautiful, the sitting areas are amazing. Sitting by a fire on a brisk October night is a truly memorable experience at this wonderful inn. I can not wait to go back. Do not expect modern amenities such as TV, and I am thankful for that. Xanthu's... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Although I'm a midwesterner, the Claremont would be my idea of the quintessential New England Inn--peaceful, picturesque, quaint and somewhat humble. My wife and I stayed here two nights recently. We've been to Mt. Desert Island in the past and I've found Bar Harbor to be way too busy and touristy for my liking. So I was intrigued by the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I tried to find a place just to review the restaurant, Xanthus, but was unsuccessful. We did not stay here overnight. We drove quite a way to have breakfast at the Claremont. Being told that breakfast is served from 8 to 10 AM, we arrived about 9:15 and were promptly seated where we looked out over the croquet courts to... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed in cottage C-4 which is a duplex. First night was fine as there was no one else in the adjoining unit. The rest of the weekend was like having a group of strangers staying with us. You can hear every word! For $300/night, the cottage itself was pretty much just a shack that has seen no updating for... More

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Claremont04679, General Manager at The Claremont Hotel, responded to this review

First, we sincerely regret our guest’s apparent loss of an item while staying at the Claremont. We will continue our efforts to find the item (although the review states “missing items”, we have only been informed of a single missing item), as we would do for every guest who believes that an item has been lost or stolen. However, in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel is well maintained and water view is picture perfect. There is not TV in the room but have Wi-Fi. Hot water pressure will change to cold when next door using water the same time. The staff is very helpful and informative. There is couple croquet courses and one clay tennis course. Sitting on the porch is really relaxing... More

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Herndon, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The setting on the shores of a picturesque harbor is delightful. The hotel itself is a well maintained 19th century summer place. We were in room 201, which is quite plain. The toilet expressed a short, loud noise periodically as though it was relieving water pressure. I called it to the attention of the front desk, but the noise continued... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I spent 2 nights here in mid-August. The weather was lovely and the view was postcard perfect. The staff was welcoming and helpful, giving us a quick tour upon arrival and offered to help with luggage. The inn fit the description on its website and was what I expected of a Maine inn. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent, but... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I read the other reviews, and the one from Aug. 17, 2013 entitled "Charming" really sums it up. The water view is the best part - waking up and looking out the window is a real treat, as is sitting on the porch. We had drinks 2 out of 3 nights at the bar on the dock, and it such... More

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Also Known As:
Claremont Hotel Southwest Harbor
The Claremont Hotel Maine/Southwest Harbor
Address: PO Box 137, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Southwest Harbor
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Southwest Harbor

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