We chose the Moorings based on its location, and we're not disappointed in the least. It is next to a working boatyard and so its views are of sailboats moored in the fog or bathed in sunlight. The water of Somes Sound is clear and lightly salty, and the Inn's lawn is sprinkled with chairs to relax in and a fire pit open to any and all.
From our room, we had a mural-like view of the Sound. Two huge windows looked directly over the water so we were I heaven as soon as we woke up and got to watch the Sound as we drifted off to sleep.
The bed was quite comfortable and the room had two nice chairs to read in and a soft carpet underfoot. The decor throughout the Inn was very eclectic - sometimes charmingly (very cool antique furniture) and sometimes oddly ( ruffled sheets) but it kept things interesting. So much better than stiff hotel linens and styrofoam "upholstery". But ate the thing, this Inn is not for the Marriott crowd. This Inn is for those who want unspoiled Sound as their top priority.
The only things I have to complain about are the walls and the shower head. I think the Inn was renovated cheaply and the materials used are not the highest quality. We could hear some rusltling of neighbors which was not the best but didn't interrupt us unbearingly. The shaker head I think is the lowest flow you can get, probably to save water or not tax the Inn's old plumbing. I can get on board with that, so I just reminded myself that I havea great shower at home BUT NO VIEWS LIKE THIS. And that's the point, really, vacation is supposed to be different from home. I could deal with these little I conveniences for two days in exchange for the opportunity for a living mural outside my window and a firepit on the water to have a nightcap by.
We also had a wonderful dinner at Sips in town (go for happy hour and risotto), proving you don't have to be in Bar Harbor all day and night. For breakfast wehad coffee at the Innand some fresh cherries (they also had coffee cakes) but then used that as fuel to getus to Morning Glory cafe (try all the delicious savory baked goods and sit on the back patio oasis).
I recommend this Inn to those who appreciate a little quirk in their lives, not just prepackaged, average, run-of-the-mill experience. They will be rewarded for any mi or inconvenience by the landscape surrounding them.
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