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373 Main Street, PO Box 1426, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-1426
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Kingsleigh Inn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third time have a wonderful vacation on Mt. Desert Island. Our stay at Kingsleigh Inn was perfect. We love the quiet side of the island for obvious reasons and Kingsleigh Inn was located very conveniently and with a beautiful view of the Harbor to boot! Every breakfast we had was incredible and we had 5 different ones!... More

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KingsleighInn, Owner at Kingsleigh Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your guest experience at Kingsleigh Inn and your visitor experience in Southwest Harbor. We're so happy to know that your bicycling adventure on the Cranberries was memorable - we certainly enjoyed our little get-away there a few weeks ago. We would like to let future guests know that the rooms with... More

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28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a “good B&B person.” Typically I prefer the anonymity and standardization of top-end chain hotels to anything a B&B can offer. But on Mount Desert Island in Maine, there are no chain hotels. The options are B&Bs and inns or camping. Faced with this, my wife and I chose Kingsleigh Inn and we came away very impressed.... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Mound Desert Island for the past 20+ years, each year on our wedding Anniversary. We found the Kingsleigh Inn after our reservation by a Bar Harbor bed and breakfast was canceled the week before we were supposed to leave. After 20 years of going to Bar Harbor we decided to change side... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Pamela and Bryan are wonderful hosts who know the area and make guests feel at home. Rooms are newly redone and each one has an outside porch w chairs so guests can enjoy a harbor view. Grab some wine, coffee, and spiced nuts and enjoy. Bryan creates a fresh fruit drink every morning. Have fun guessing ingredients. Location gives easy... More

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went back to the Kingsleigh Inn for our fourth time in August of 2013. We already have reservations for August of 2014. Pamela and Bryan are great hosts. Breakfasts are always phenomenal and I've traded recipes with Pamela over the last couple of years. There's always something to do in Southwest Harbor and they have been very helpful in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Kingsleigh Inn is absolutely adorable and definitely the place to stay on MDI if you're looking for something on the quieter side. The Inn is run by Pam and Ryan who are the nicest, most welcoming couple - they really make you feel at home! They make a three course breakfast for you every morning and the food is... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I had such a wonderful time at the Kingsleigh Inn last June that we decided to visit again. The Turret Suite welcomed us as old friends. The bed was refreshingly comfortable as we smelled the salt air from the harbor. We have stayed at many B&B's through the years, but none of them have served breakfasts that... More

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Arnold, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have had two wonderful stays at Kingsleigh. Pamela and Brian were warm and welcoming. We really enjoyed Brian's sense of humor! They were knowledgeable about area activities and their recommendations were spot on. We especially enjoyed their gourmet breakfasts. Guessing the juice of the day each morning facilitated enjoyable conversations with other guests. Every morning there were two options... More

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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We just made our third visit to the Kingsleigh Inn, and again had a wonderful stay with Pam and Bryan. This time we stayed in the Turret Suite, and found everything we've come to expect and like at the Kingsleigh - friendly and excellent service, welcoming and comfortable rooms, varied and delicious breakfasts; just what we like before heading out... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This B&B is just odd. Also, the website alludes to the place being right on the water or very near - it is SO not - It's in the middle of a bunch of houses! Also, if you do not finish the "gourmet breakfast" that the owners cook for you, be prepared. They are so sensitive to what you eat... More

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KingsleighInn, Owner at Kingsleigh Inn, responded to this review

We have been mourning the loss of our beloved dog, Webster, and a response to this "review" has not been a priority. We so thank the many friends and guests that have sent us words of encouragement as well as sharing memories of their time with Webster over the years. We would like any return guest or potential guest to... More

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Additional Information about Kingsleigh Inn

Address: 373 Main Street, PO Box 1426, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-1426
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Kingsleigh Inn Maine/Southwest Harbor

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kingsleigh Inn sits high on a hill, overlooking the harbor in the heart of Southwest Harbor catering to couples seeking the comfort and charm of an historic home, myriad amenities of a boutique hotel and welcoming hosts to ensure a memorable stay on Mount Desert Island. Our rates include a 3 course breakfast with choice of a different sweet or savory entree each day, in-room Port wine with homemade chocolates, afternoon cookies, early evening wine and hors d'oeuvres and all day coffee, tea and fresh ground espresso. We have private off-street parking, free WIFI, guest refrigerator with complimentary soda and bottled water, free guest phone (US and Canada), hiking sticks, books, trail guides and much more. ... more   less 
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