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The Harbour Cottage Inn

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9 Dirigo Rd, 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stow, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful stay. The staff was extremely attentive to our needs. Breakfast was classically delicious--usually one main entree and many choices for a "continental" type of breakfast, if you so desired. The room and the Inn were meticulously clean and well kept. The location was on the quiet side of MDI but still offered much flexibility in terms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harbour Cottage Inn is located just fifteen to twenty minutes walk (1/2 mile) from the center of Southwest Harbor, making it a good base for your stay in the town. The room we had was reasonably appointed with a king bed upstairs and a small bathroom with shower downstairs. The bed was a bit lumpy and the pillows were... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

As always we encourage feedback as long as it is constructive and we appreciate this guest not only pointing out what they did not like about their stay but also what they did. I believe this guest may have chosen a bed and breakfast when perhaps a hotel that offers a more varied breakfast menu, at an additional charge, may... More 

Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attention to detail is the first thing you'll notice about the Harbour Cottage Inn.The common rooms are beautifully decorated and inviting to enjoy.Our suite, The Harbourside was lovely. The bathroom was clean and spacious. Our host, Don, made all feel welcome and presented delicious and varied breakfasts.

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Weekendawaytogether, so happy you two had such a wonderful stay in the Harbourside suite. I really appreciate all of your compliments on our attention to detail. Glad it could make for such a relaxing stay. Hope you stay with us the next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a wonderful B&B experience. The Harbor Cottage Inn was a perfect place for us to settle in for 3 days. The ambience of the Inn was calm and inviting. Our room had a large bathroom attached and the decor was bright and cheerful. The morning breakfasts were scrumptious! The dining area was well maintained and the downstairs... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Lynn, from your room, to our atmosphere, and morning breakfasts, I'm so glad to hear everything was so on point during your stay. Can't beat being only a short walk from all the shops and restaurants, and just a short distance from all of the rugged landscapes of Acadia -- the best of both worlds. Looking forward to seeing you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfortable. Quiet location. Lovely sociable lounge area to relax in. Don & Javier run their Inn with obvious experience, attention to every detail, grace and some of the best hospitality we received whilst on holiday in New England for 3 weeks. Stunning!

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Henry, I truly appreciate all of your compliments. Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm so glad we could provide you with such an inviting space for plenty of rest and relaxation while you were here. Hope you stay with us next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don, Xavier and staff, made certain our first visit to Southwest Harbor and Acadia was a memorable one. From accommodating a family of five, which included delicious breakfasts and great dinner recommendations (Sips and Cafe Two), to providing an itinerary to Acadia that hit most of the attractions for our two day visit. We highly recommend Harbour Cottage Inn and... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had such a memorable and relaxing visit. Happy to hear our dinner recommendations and itinerary for Acadia were both on point for your family. Hope you stay with us again the next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a wonderful time in Harbour Cottage Inn. Nice people, quiet environment and delicious breakfast. We were two couple and both of us appreciated the confort of our rooms. Definittly a great choice, not too far from Bar Harbour and much less expensive for the quality. Montreal

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

So happy you found your stay to be so quiet and relaxing. Glad to hear our breakfasts could always hit the spot for you as well. Hope you stay with us again next time you're in the area. Take care, Don More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don and his team were so friendly and we felt so welcomed. The breakfast was delicious and we loved our very cute and clean room with the huge bathroom. Don also helped us to plan the perfect trip for our day in Acadia. Would recommend everyone to stay there!!

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

benebrand, so glad to hear you felt so welcomed by your comfortable and cozy accommodations. It was my pleasure to help plan your Acadia excursion. Thank you very much for the recommendation. Hope you're in the area again soon. Take care, Don More 

Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was the 4th time we've stayed at Harbour Cottage and we never cease to be so pleased with literally everything. Set in a cozy and quiet site above the end of Clarke Point Road, the service, food, ambiance, and staff (especially the owners) make this a delightful get away.

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Carol, I'm so glad we can be your home-away-from-home every time you come to Maine. That really means a lot. Hope you come back for another delightful stay again soon! Take care, Don More 

West Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I spent a week at Harbour Cottage Inn. It is the perfect B&B. Quaint, quiet, peaceful, cozy, stylishly decorated with unique antiques.....the perfect place to rest, talk for hours, read and it's so close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor! We stayed in The Dory and we loved being able to look out our widow and... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

rachellelynn, I truly appreciate all of your wonderful compliments. It means a lot to know that our quaint and cozy atmosphere makes us the perfect B&B in your eyes. So glad you were able to see all the sights of Acadia NP and Bar Harbor while you were here. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Don More 

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