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“Great location and host” 4 of 5 stars
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16 Roberts Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #16 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Portland, Oregon
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“Great location and host”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Mark is a wonderful host--he is very knowledgeable about the area and gave us great recommendations for dinner and things to see and do. He is very friendly and welcoming. The inn is in a great location, just a few blocks from the main shopping district. The breakfast was outstanding--we meant to ask for the recipe but forgot. This is very much a B&B experience; we had to walk up to the third floor; the room had no TV, and we shared a table with "strangers" at breakfast. None of this bothered us in the least, since these are the charms of staying in a B&B vs. a hotel chain. The only reason we didn't rate the inn excellent was that our bathroom and shower were quite small. We didn't particularly mind, but this is a shortcoming compared to other B&Bs where we have stayed.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

I actually stayed at the Maples Inn in May 2009, but only now got around to writing a review. This place is the BEST! A true, charming B&B experience. Mark is the most gracious host -- laid back and friendly. He really has thought of everything to make his guests feel right at home. Immediately upon meeting him, he welcomed us like old friends, gave us a grand tour of his beautiful house, and suggested an awesome restaurant for dinner.
The rooms were clean, beds were cozy, breakfast was delicious, and there were always snacks available (including a fridge with bottled water and fresh baked cookies in the afternoon). The one thing that I remember the most is the towels! Sounds weird, but they were the SOFTEST, fluffiest towels I have ever used. I'm almost ready to call Mark and asked what type of fabric softener he uses. Really though, I can't say enough nice things about our stay!

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

This was an amazing vacation thanks Mark and his beautiful well-kept inn. Where do I begin? Mark greets you with a friendly smile and warm chocolate chip cookies. The porch is so cozy to sip wine and chat (there is a small refrigerator stocked with waters where Mark let us keep our wine and some appetizers). Our bed was high with the softest sheets and most comfortable pillowy mattress. I had amazing sleeps in that bed. And this might sound strange, but the room smelled so good, fresh and clean. Mark gladly made amazing recommendations to his favorite restaurants and even made reservations for us. Mache Bistro was delicious and so romantic. I can't say enough nice things about Mark. My husband had a broken foot at the time and Mark even left out a bucket with ice for him. So thoughtful! Highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful and cozy stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

Lovely rooms in a lovely house. We stayed in Shore Pine Room and the bed was really comfortable. Room & bathroom spotless. Friendly host and lovely breakfast too. Good location as you can park up and walk into town for dinner at right. Great location to visit Acadia Park and Bar Habour.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

My wife and I stayed at The Maples Inn (bed & breakfast) last week. Mark, the owner, is a very nice person and takes pride in his Inn and with the breakfast he serves. He also recommended us to several restaurants and helped us plan some of our events. Also, when we walked down the street, The Maples Inn was definitely the nicest looking building around. This was our first bed and breakfast and the only thing we didn't know was that there were no televisions. That wasn't necessarily a bad thing and we just stayed out longer at night. I only mention it if you normally watch the morning news, favorite shows, or sports events on tv even when you're on vacation. The Inn is a 5 to10 minute walk to the Bar Harbor tourist district with its shops and restaurants; a perfect location.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights while on a grand tour of New England during which we stayed in 11 different Inns and hotels and this was by far my favourite!!
It is a beautiful Inn with a fantastic Innkeeper, who served wonderful (if calorific breakfasts), in a brilliant location. What more could you ask for.

The rooms were beautifully decorated, comfortable and clean, with lovely soft bed linen.
Mark the Innkeeper was great, friendly, full of advice and recommendations, always on hand.

The location was great, on a quiet side street but just a short stroll from the centre of Bar Harbor with all it's shops and restaurants and the obligatory whale watching cruises. You are also a short drive from the beautiful Acadia National Park - I think you can also take buses from town. We were able to leave the hire car at the Inn for most of our stay and just walk around - though we had to leave the keys with Mark so he could shuffle things around within the limited parking.

There was always coffee and hot water available and from mid afternoon there are fresh cookies. A fridge of complimentary bottled water was also a big plus.

The guest sitting room and dining room were very elegant with a wide array of books available and soft music in the background.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

We had a wonderful experience while staying at the Maples Inn. Mark the innkeeper was very helpful and very welcoming. The room was clean and beautifully decorated. The breakfast was wonderful.
The street was quiet but still very close to Main Street. You couldn't ask for a better location. You will not be disappointed if you stay at the Maples Inn.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Additional Information about Maples Inn

Address: 16 Roberts Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Maples Inn Bar Harbor, Maine

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