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“Rooming House not a B&B” 3 of 5 stars
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Anne's White Columns Inn
57 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #26 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Rooming House not a B&B”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Simple rooming house; not really a B&B. Breakfast was okay, delivered from their other home. No real lobby/great room area to sit and relax like other (historical) homes built in the late 1800's. It didn't really have a beautiful older historical home feel probably because it wasn't. It was a church converted into a house. The room we had was creaky and tiny. Slightly over priced. Owner not too friendly. He acted like he was doing us a favor. The overall experience was disappointing.
On the plus side it is close to town. We toured other B&B's and hotels while there and will not stay at Anne's White Columns Inn again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed for two nights at this little cozy place. In comparison to many of the rooms of a larger hotels we also stayed in, this was quite a unique place. The whole interior is old in a nice way and Bob is an extremely friendly and helpful host. The room was a little too small for our two big suitcases but besides that it was just fine.
The breakfast is different every morning and not your standard continental breakfast, which is a plus. It's homemade American breakfast, which did not always meet our European tastebuds, but that is absolutely fine.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Anne's White Columns Inn is a converted church located within walking distance of downtown Bar Harbor. Grounds are lovely. We stayed in the off season, and felt it was a good,value. The rooms are moderately sized, but comfortable. The shower is great. Bed very comfortable, and everything is clean. Bob, the owner is helpful, and he was around at breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese to chat. Breakfasts on the sun porch were good and plentiful. We very much enjoyed the other guests we met. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Wonderful breakfasts, walk to everything, bike to the carriage roads, comfy beds and rooms - and extremely pleasant owners! What more could one want. We usually stay several days in fall and spring and always look forward to it.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

My wife & I stayed at Anne's White Columns Inn (Birch Point room) on Sept 13 - 15. This was our first visit to Bar Harbor.
The location of the Inn is walking distance to restaurants & shops. It is also a short drive to Acadia National Park.
Bob, our Innkeeper, was very helpful with local information (Bar Harbor map & restaurant menus). The breakfasts were excellent.
The rates are very reasonable.
We would highly recommend staying at Anne's White Column Inn. Our stay was perfect.

Room Tip: We would recommend staying in the Birch Point room (which is the smallest room in the Inn) and save...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

My husband and I stayed four nights at the White Columns Inn, opting for the package including welcoming champagne bottle, dinner for two at one of three restaurants, and a Northeast Harbor sightseeing cruise. It was a fabulous deal. Bob runs the inn, and his wife, Anne, cooks breakfasts (off-site). The rooms are comfortable, very clean, and the breakfasts delicious. Andy, who takes care of the rooms and sets up breakfast, was very helpful. Bob is very hospitable and knowledgeable, and hosts a late afternoon wine and cheese gathering at the inn -- a nice time to wind down and meet your fellow guests. The location is great--an easy walk to downtown Bar Harbor, quick drive to the Cadillac Mountain entrance of Acadia National Park, and the perfect spot for viewing the annual 4th of July parade from the front porch (a genuine small town parade, which we hadn't seen in quite a while). The dinner for 2 was a real value at the lovely Bar Harbor Reading Room, and the sightseeing cruise (at sunset on a perfect evening) was very enjoyable. We'll be sure to stay at the White Columns again when we're next in Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We just returned from 4 nights at Anne's White Columns Inn and we had a wonderful first visit to Bar Harbor. When we had an sudden death in our family, they were able to change our initial reservation very graciously. Bob is very personable and is assisted by Andy, serving breakfast and housekeeping and Sophia who is on hand in the afternoons and early evenings for help with recommendations for restaurants, places not to miss, etc. (We had purchased a package that included a fabulous dinner at the Bar Harbor Inn, where Bob plays the piano ! Also included was a cruise of the Cranberry Islands on the Sea Princess out of Northeast Harbor, which is a charming little town.)
The Inn is within walking distance of downtown, which is a plus for us. The wine and cheese in the afternoons provided an opportunity to meet others or just to relax before dinner. The beds were very comfortable and great pressure in the shower, which is always welcome. Delicious, filling breakfasts each morning were enjoyed by all. We think that this Inn knows how to do it right! We will recommend to our friends, which is how we first learned about Anne's in the first place!

Room Tip: We were in Room 8, and our friends downstairs in Room 2. Both were lovely and had balconies.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Anne's White Columns Inn

Address: 57 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'As contemporary a Victorian bed and breakfast as you can find' - Weekending in New England. Anne's White Columns Inn is located in the Historical Corridor in downtown Bar Harbor. The ten guestrooms each have private bath, TV and air-conditioning. Upon entering through the columned portico, one is greeted by the Victorian elegance of the foyer and salon. The large wicker attired porch provides a peaceful setting for the full buffet breakfast or afternoon refreshments. ... more   less 
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