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Cafe Drydock & Inn

357 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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243 reviews 243 reviews
27 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stopped into the cafe Drydock for a beer after a long day hiking in Acadia. I was planning on just having a beer and figuring out my following days activities. The waitress was super nice and recommended the mussels as well as a few other options and I decided I was in Maine, I should give them a try.... More

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New England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stopped here for Lunch after exploring the area. The greeter was very pleasant, and so was our waitress. We had sandwiches which were well prepared and tasted great, and portion size was very satisfying. There are some interesting pictures around the restaurant in which I asked the waitress about, and both her and the greeter had some great local... More

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Maine, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, is busy, busy, busy in the summer. It's no wonder! Acadia is a beautiful park and should be on everyone's bucket list. The western side of the island, however, is not nearly so overrun with tourists. Hence, its reputation as the "quiet side of the island." We recently stayed two nights in... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

we stayed there for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much! we had probably had the smallest room, but ot was well-equipped. especially the microwave oven and the refridgerator werd handy and helped to keep the budget a bit lower.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is an amazing little jewel in Southwest Harbor. My family has been staying at the Cafe Drydock and Inn for at least a decade. The rooms are always immaculately clean and the recent renovations were very well done. The innkeepers are some of the nicest people you'll find.

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way to Canada. We were a little nervous since it was so well priced and we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful this place was. The room we had was small but wonderfully decorated and clean, the linens were lovely. The owner, Marty, was delightful and actually helped me with an anniversary... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations at this inn. The inn is directly over the restaurant, and located on one of the only streets in Southwest Harbor that people frequent. We liked the "homey" feel of the inn (we stayed in room 3, which is actually a small suite) and the contemporary design and furnishings. The... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed here with my husband and lab mix for one night to have a night away on the "quiet side" of the island. I loved the room and casual set up of inn and cafe. Room had updated furnishings. New cellular shades didn't block the sunlight in the morning so be sure to close the drapes as well unless... More

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pittsburgh pa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I enjoyed my experience at this bed and breakfast and I would return. Relative to the other side of Mt. Desert island, the setting was quiet and not nearly as hectic - I'm very grateful that I chose to stay in this region, rather than the other side, close to Bar Harbor. The food was really good here, and the... More

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and also eating here. We are called the quiet side for the reasons that you discovered. It is a little slower paced here and also less traffic. Our town has 1600 year round residences including us. Our inn is always open and it is really quiet... More

New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Hubby and I stopped here for lunch on our drive around the island one day in June. They have a website with a menu on it. Me: Portabello sandwich with a Old Soaker Blueberry soda. Hubby: Portabello and crabmeat sandwich with same soda. Both were good and our waitress was friendly and efficient. Would recommend it for lunch.

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It was nice talking to you both yesterday and we are glad you chose to have lunch with us. My wife didn't get a chance to say goodby as she had to attended other tasks. It is nice meeting people from all over the country and different places in the world in this... More

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Also Known As:
Cafe Drydock Hotel Southwest Harbor
Cafe Drydock And Inn
Cafe Drydock Hotel
Cafe Drydock & Inn Maine/Southwest Harbor
Address: 357 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Southwest Harbor
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience the timeless charm of a coastal Maine village.  A pleasant walk brings you to the docks, boatyards, and Coast Guard Station of this working harbor. On the opposite shore lies Manset, home of the world famous Hinckley Boatyard. There are many beautiful mountain top or seaside walks on the quiet side of Acadia National Park.  Ship Harbor, Wonderland, and Beech Mountain are but a few sights to see.  Cafe Drydock and Inn is located opposite the Village Green in the center of Southwest Harbor.  You will be within a five minute drive to many activities, including sailing, canoeing, golfing, swimming and biking.  Make Cafe Drydock and Inn your comfortable accommodations while experiencing your island adventures.We have 8 rooms and are not a bed and breakfast but a small inn. ... more   less 
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