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All 9 Southwest Harbor B&Bs / inns

The Inn at Southwest

371 Main St., PO Box 593, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

From check-in to convenience to charm and friendliness, the Inn at Southwest provided the right matrix for our pleasant stay on Mt. Desert Island. The people who run this Inn are friendly and helpful, and the vibe here is relaxed and smart -"chill but attentive". A return visit is not a matter of if but when, and we hope it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our goal was to explore Acadia Nat'l Park Carriage Trails with our bikes. It's the line of bike meant for road and off-road. I have a Roam XR and my wife has a Rove. Tires are Roam 700x40 and Rove 700x32 - they have smooth centre, with ridges on the edges for gravel/off road. Acadia Park Carriage Roads (all 50... More

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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A really fabulous B&B in a great location for exploring the west side of Mount Desert. We had a great welcome, the room was beautiful, the rest of the building is full of lovely furniture, books, maps, artefacts etc. Sadly we only stayed one night but would have stayed longer had we the time. We'd definitely recommend a stay here... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I spent 7 days at the Inn at Southwest. The staff, owner and property are wonderful. I totally enjoyed myself. The breakfasts are over the top yummy, having coffee, snacks and tea available during the day is also very nice. My room was very comfortable and well appointed. I definately will go back there again!!!!

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York Harbor, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Smack in the middle of SW Harbor. Several restaurants and stores nearby. Short walk to the harbor itself. (This is a working harbor, so actual access to the water is limited. But if you want to see a real working harbor, and all it's smells, etc have fun.) It's on the main road, so there is some noise - and... More

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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Wow, what a treat we had when we stayed at The Inn at Southwest! Their website is very informative and accurate which was probably the reason we chose to stay here whilst visiting Acadia. The inn is beautifully furnished with lots of antiques around giving a lovely homely feel. The bedrooms are all individually sized and decorated, giving lots of... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent a week at this Inn and had a very enjoyable time. We stayed in the Pemaquid Point Suite which was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was quite tasty. It is close to the water, stores and restaurants. There's even a bike rental shop just across the street. We plan to stay there again as... More

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Sandston, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stayed there in July 2013 for three nights while touring in Acadia National Park. Have been to the region a couple times before but never stayed in Southwest Harbor. Liked the small town, less crowded and quieter atmosphere. The Inn was very nice, staff was accommodating, and breakfast was a treat. Would definitely stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very pleasant stay Comfortable beds and bathrooms adequate (little on the small side) Decor is beautiful Breakfasts delicious Staff is very nice. Chocolates and other sweets daily No powder room on first level and the inn is not equipped with AC, but ceiling fans in bedrooms. Very nice porch to relax on. Local restaurants steps away

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The rooms are very small with a bathroom that is smaller than the tiniest closet. The breakfast appears elaborate, but is really just fair, with unusual cutting of corners, eg, waffles served without syrup. The ambience is gloomy. The location is far from any significant body of water. The inn pretends a level of comfort that it may have had... More

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innkeeper593, Owner at The Inn at Southwest, responded to this review

Hello, I am the owner of the Inn at Southwest and I take full responsibility for the quality of the stay my guests experience here. I was in fact the person cooking the waffles you refer to in your review and after many years in this business I fully accept the fact that no matter how hard we try, we... More

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Also Known As:
The Inn At Southwest Maine/Southwest Harbor
Address: 371 Main St., PO Box 593, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Southwest Harbor
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the most photographed properties on Mt Desert Island and overlooking beautiful Southwest Harbor, the Inn at Southwest combines elegant Victorian charm and gracious hospitality. The inn is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, the marina, and lobster wharves. The inn is located only 5 minutes from Acadia National Park and 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea and beautiful Acadia National Park on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island soon! ... more   less 

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