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The Inn at Southwest

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371 Main St., PO Box 593, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Having deliberated between staying in Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor, we were so happy with our choice of the "Quiet side" and Southwest Harbor. But what really made our stay there special was the Inn at Southwest Harbor. Upon arrival, the Inn is everything you hope it's going to be. It is a beautifully maintained, stately, imposing building with a... More 

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Thank Ulysses2012
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Our four days (10/10/2015 - 10/13/2015) staying at the Inn at Southwest was simply wonderful! Located on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island, ME at Southwest Harbor, made for a very relaxing four days. Our rooms, three nights in Winter Harbor and one night in Cape Elizabeth, were very comfy and cozy. Dora and Daniel were amazing hosts! They... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Reno, Nevada
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is truly on the quiet side of Mt Desert Island. Although the Inn is on the main street of the village of Southwest Harbor, there was no noise at night. We stayed in the Owl's Head room on the third floor - no elevator. The room was fairly large and had a very comfortable bed. Good shower. The innkeepers... More 

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Thank HikingGrandma
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We spent a week and enjoyed every minute of it. Each breakfeast was sensational! Dora and Daniel are wonderful hosts from making us feel at home and providing us with recommendations on restaurants and hikes. Look forward to returning!

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Thank GeorgeDorothy
Skokie, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We would highly recommend this B&B, not only for the beauty and comfort of the place itself, but for its location in this quiet little community (we are so grateful, having never visited Maine, that we chose the "quietside" of Mt. Desert over the congested Bar Harbor area!). We stayed in the Winter Harbor room the first night and Cape... More 

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Thank Connie115-11
Harrisburg PA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We came for a week with family. I can not think of a better place to enjoy time together. The Inn was comfortable and inviting. Our room - Pemaquid Point - was at the top of the inn. It had a wonderful window seat with a window from where we could see the moon at night. Daniel and Dora are... More 

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Thank klshaheen58
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We spent two nights here and loved our time. Dora was very welcoming and warm and greeted us each time we saw her. She went out of her way to give us suggestions and recommendations of places to eat or things to see and do. The inn is lovely and a fire was going in the fireplace when we got... More 

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Thank knllantz
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We stayed here several nights in mid-September. Our hosts, Dora and Daniel, went out of their way to make our stay special. The room was beautiful, spacious and comfortable. The afternoon sweets (homemade cookies, cupcakes, etc) were delicious and a welcoming treat after a day spent hiking and sight seeing. Dora and Daniel provided great recommendations for local hikes, restaurants... More 

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Thank K M
Hamilton, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights and loved it! The previous review was harsh about the breakfast. That confused me, as this B&B (and we stay in B&B's regularly) had a very creative and delicious breakfast both mornings. The location made it quick and easy to get to Acadia without paying outrageous prices that are found right next to Acadia. We... More 

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Thank SharkBaitMimi
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Hosts were friendly and helpful and the room was very nice and impeccably clean, but found it way overpriced. Our bed was way too soft and the pull out twin sofa bed needed replacing the springs were so uncomfortable. 24-hour coffee bar and homemade cookies a nice touch, but breakfast that is so highly touted in other ratings was just... More 

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

We are so sorry to hear that your stay with us was not as enjoyable as it could have. We recognize that everyone has different tastes and desires and we do our very best to accommodate all of them. We only wish that you had expressed your feelings to us, because we could have address it immediately. Especially with our... More 

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