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“Great Campground” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Somes Sound View Campground

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5 Spinnaker Way, Mount Desert, ME 04660   |  
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“Great Campground”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

My family and I stayed at the campground just two weeks ago and were amazed by how lovely the campground was. The land was beautiful, the bathouse was very clean, and all the sites were cleaned prior to arrival. The staff was very friendly and willing to help us with anything we needed. We had a great stay here!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

My husband and I booked three nights here as part of a trip to Bar Harbor. We selected the campground based on its location; it's close enough to Bar Harbor that you can drive there and to Acadia National Park within 10-20 minutes, but it's just far away from downtown and the park that you can avoid some of the crowds.

In communicating with the campground before making our reservation, we indicated that we wanted a quiet, private site with views of the water. Site #10 was recommended to us, so that's what we went with. We both thought the rate of $39 a night was bit expensive for a campsite, but we were willing to pay for the privacy and view. Plus, campsites are a hot commodity on the island, so we knew we needed to book something in advance.

Upon arriving, we were a bit disappointed with the site. It's definitely not very private; we could actually carry on a conversation with the people at site #9 while speaking in normal voices. Further, the view was not as good as it appeared it would be based on the campground map; the description reads "private house in part of view," but the house actually takes up a large part of the view.

The campground is situated somewhat oddly between some private residences, and none of the sites are what I would call private--many are in fact very close to each other (it seems as though most of the campgrounds on Mount Desert Island are like this).

Despite those disappointments, the campground was fairly nice. The bathrooms were cleaned every morning and the office had general supplies for sale (and free cups of coffee each morning). The pool was also very clean, and you can walk down to the water to get a better view of Somes Sound. Overall, it was a fine place to make our "base" as we explored the island for a few days.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Somes Sound View Campground

Address: 5 Spinnaker Way, Mount Desert, ME 04660
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Mount Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Somes Sound View Campground is a small campground centrally located on Mount Desert Island along the rocky coast of Maine. Enjoy the peaceful setting surrounded by gorgeous woods, mountains, ocean and natural wildlife. See everything Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park have to offer, join us! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Somes Sound View Campground Hotel Mount Desert

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