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The Inn at Southwest

371 Main St PO Box 593, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
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The Inn at Southwest, one of the most unique properties on Mount Desert Island, is nestled in the charming coastal village of Southwest Harbor. The quintessential New England Bed and Breakfast, the Inn at Southwest is a stately 19th century Victorian home, located on the coast of Maine and set amongst lush and vibrant gardens. Surrounded by Acadia National Park, and located just a stone’s throw from Bar Harbor, the Inn is a perfect place to relax and indulge oneself. The Inn offers seven charming guest rooms, each one decorated in its own distinctive and eclectic style. Stay with us and enjoy a sumptuous two course breakfast on our classic wrap-around porch, or spend your evenings lounging around our fire pit enjoying one or two of our afternoon treats. Come and enjoy the wonders of Acadia National Park and enjoy the charm of the quaint coastal village of Southwest Harbor. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Grade: 57 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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This is a great place to stay. Hosts Dora & Daniel were excellent - Dora was front of house in the mornings and dispensed invaluable information about cruises around the bay, walks and places to go that avoided the crush of people (especially if cruise ships were arriving). The Inn has a lovely homely feel and a great roaring fire to sit in front of listening to music. Breakfast was superb, with Daniel displaying an array of his culinary skills. Highly recommended and if we get the chance to go back to Acadia then this will be our first choice for accommodation. Thanks you once again Daniel & Dora (and we hope you enjoyed your birthday Dora).
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The inn is well located and within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The accommodations and breakfasts were outstanding. Dora and Daniel are very gracious and wonderful hosts that make staying at the Inn a great experience.
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The Inn is beautiful and very well maintained. Dora and Daniel, the innkeepers are just the best! Very pleasant and helpful, and just incredible breakfasts. They are very good with advice, or just to chat with. We feel like it is home!
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We spent 5 nights at the Inn & It was the perfect home base for our Acadia adventures. Dora and Daniel are excellent Inn keepers and are super welcoming! We loved Daniel’s delish two course breakfasts, the charming living room/fireplace, and the daily cookies and warm drinks. Today’s breakfast was an apple en croute and an AWESOME egg dish with Gruyere. One day was pumpkin waffles - they were so good too. Great coffee and fresh squeezed OJ. Daniel makes everything from scratch, and it shows. Dora makes everyone feel loved :). She spent tons of time giving us info about hikes, restaurants, and all sorts of stuff! There were too many things we loved about our stay to list them all! A+++ attention to detail. We will be back.
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The Inn at Southwest is ideally located to access Acadia National Park. Several carriage roads and hiking trails are a short drive a way. The Jordan Pond area is about a 20 min drive. The rooms were very comfortable but the big draw was the delicious breakfasts and Sandy, the owner. She was serving as the hostess/cook while her regular staff was out of town. She was incredibly friendly and had many helpful suggestions to enjoy the area. Breakfasts were delicious and filling and included home made waffles, a frittata and scrambled eggs with cheese and sweet corn. For the meat lovers, sausage and bacon were also served on the side. Fresh chocolate chip cookies and brownies were available in the afternoon. Southwest Harbor is on the "quiet" side of Acadia which basically means no tour buses or cruise ships. There were 2-3 ships in Bar Harbor per day during our stay and the town was loaded with people. Tour buses were parked everywhere. It was wonderful to enjoy the quiet of the inn after a day or hiking or biking.
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United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandSouthwest Harbor
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at Southwest
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn at Southwest?
Nearby attractions include Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn at Southwest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn at Southwest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn at Southwest?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn at Southwest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Common Good Kitchen Cafe, Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop, and Island Bound Treats.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn at Southwest?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (9.5 miles) and Sieur de Monts Spring (8.2 miles).