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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Peabody, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn at Southwest was absolutely perfect - the room was comfortable and clean, and the common areas were beautiful -- well maintained and nicely decorated, with coffee, tea and cookies set up throughout the day. Dora and Daniel, the innkeepers, were warm, friendly and knowledgeable, and always greeted you with a smile. The breakfasts were delicious, and varied, with... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The small town of Southwest Harbor, Maine is small and very quaint and a wonderful place to get away from the ever growing town of Bar Harbor. The best Inn by far is the Inn at Southwest. It is centrally located in the heart of Southwest Harbor. We fell in love with this place the moment we touched the parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn itself was marvelous. Well appointed, quaint, and very well maintained. But what really made our stay memorable were the innkeepers, Daniel and Dora. They were pleasant, friendly, and very well informed on local attractions. And Daniel cooked some of the best breakfasts that we have ever had at a B and B. When informed that we had to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the period detailing and the attentive hosts. Very well run B&B that we definitely recommend. We stay at a lot of B&B's and this is among the best. For those going to Mt Desert Island, this is a far far better location than anything in or near Bar Harbor. Southwest Harbor is charming and quiet. BH hopelessly overrun by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to be honest. This is the very first review that I've ever filled out. Dora and Daniel make you feel at home the minute you step inside. They are amazing innkeepers who go the extra mile for all their guests. Just driving down Main Street...we were thrilled with our location. We're Just steps from great restaurants and shops... More 

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful, Dora was a delightful host and food by Daniel was a wonderful surprise each morning! Go to thirst one, we went twice. I cannot fault this. I loved the outdoor fire pit at night as well.

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 7 nights here and were impressed overall. We were disappointed, however, in the owner Sandy's statement that her guests "aren't that interested in nutrition." This was the response we received when we complained that our advance requests for whole-grain breakfasts had been ignored by the chef. In fairness, after much heated argument, Chef Daniel did... More 

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

We are sorry that you feel our breakfast did not meet your personal nutritional needs. We would like to clarify that we did not ignore your nutritional preference, we were able to provide you with alternatives that did not use white flour or sugar. For example, each morning we provided your wife with fresh fruit and we were always willing... More 

Milford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice B&B in Southwest Harbor, right in downtown but the quite side of Mt. Desert Island. Dora and Daniel were great hosts, there hospitality and breakfast was some the best we have even had in a B&B.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I were looking for a cozy B&B near but not in Bar Harbor. This lovely 1800's former boarding house fit the bill perfectly. Our hosts Dora and Daniel were charming and gracious. As advertised, the breakfasts were diverse, bountiful, and delicious. But the warm homemade cookies and lemonade in the afternoons were simply fantastic. A different assortment... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at The Inn at Southwest was probably our best inn visit in years of traveling! Warm and welcoming hosts, a comfortable room with wonderful linens, excellent breakfasts and daily baked goods -- the place just has a very special vibe. The "quiet side" of the island is a restful, restorative place, and having the inn as a home... More 

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