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The Harbour Cottage Inn

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harbour Cottage Inn is a lovely B & B in quiet Southwest Harbor. The owners and everyone on the staff are simultaneously friendly, gracious and efficient. We always felt welcome, and any requests were cheerfully fulfilled. The common areas are beautifully decorated, with several separate seating areas, quiet music, and a shady porch. All conducive to complete relaxation. Breakfasts... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really can't say enough about this place. Charming? Yes! Vintage? Yes! Comfy lodging & heavenly bed? Yes! Amazingly delicious complimentary breakfast? Yes! What more can be said? I'll tell you -- on a scale of 1-10, the proprietor, a man named Don, was helpful, thoughtful & genuine...he even let my son borrow a tie because he left his tie... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write these ever so kind words. I can't say enough regarding what a pleasure it was to have you and your family here with us. I know you fell in love with Maine and look forward to a return visit. See you soon we hope! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I spent 3 nights over Labor Day weekend at The Harbour Cottage Inn, and I cannot say enough about how wonderful the whole experience was. It's all been said in the below reviews, but we found the spot to be beautiful, sparkling clean, lovingly decorated, and tranquil. Breakfast each morning was such a treat, and it was... More 

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Thank Ashley E
DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million Ashley! Comments like these are the rewards of this business. When we know we have hit the mark of outstanding customer service it propels us to do even more. We are so lucky to have a superb staff and a primary reason for our success is due to their effort and outstanding work ethic. Thanks again for... More 

Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely inn is located on the “quiet side” of the island across the road from the harbor and within a short walk to great restaurants and quaint shops. A few minutes drive and we were walking trails along the coast and visiting the only light house. The inn itself is charming, clean, and a wonderfully quiet retreat. The inn... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

I loved our chats at breakfast and it was a pleasure getting to know you. One of the best aspects of our work is meeting new people and making new friends. Thanks for choosing to stay with us! More 

Aspen, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights in the separate cottage, The Carriage House. The owners are gracious and helpful and the breakfast was excellent. The quality of the food superb and they can accommodate food a intolerance/allergy. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were good quality. We were both happy to have stayed here rather than a larger place on... More 

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Thank Mary L
DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. We agree Southwest Harbor is a fantastic place to stay without crowds and this part of the park offers some of the best hiking, swimming, sailing and kayaking on the island. We have world class restaurants and lobster pounds in walking distance from the inn. Please come back and see us again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked 4 nights in the cottage and had a wonderful stay. I recommend the cottage for families (we have a pretty well-behaved 2 1/2 year old) and anyone wanting privacy. The cottage was clean, very comfortable and included amenities we took advantage of (a solid wi-fi signal from the living room), a kitchenette and a nice porch and some... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million and we loved having you stay with us. The entire staff fell in love with your beautiful son. Please come back next year so we can see him grow. All the best to you! More 

Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had originally booked a single night, but our plans changed due to inclement weather and Don and Javier were happily able to juggle things around and allow us to stay in the same room for two nights. The rooms and common area were lovely with very comfortable beds and chairs, and the porch where one may have breakfast and... More 

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Thank Axel B
DonSouthwestHarbor, Manager at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad we could work things out to add an extra night without a room change. We so appreciate your choosing to stay with us and really look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I had a great experience staying at the Harbour Cottage Inn on a recent trip to visit Acadia National Park. The rooms are comfortable, clean and charming, and the breakfasts were excellent. The staff is attentive and helpful with recommendations for places to eat in Southwest Harbor. Don gave me great recommendations for the best way to explore Acadia and... More 

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We had a great experience as well having you stay with us and so appreciate your kindness for taking the time to share your impressions of the inn and staff. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated staff and are so proud of them. Thanks again for the wonderful feedback. More 

Jamestown, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Wonderful experience. Well a Pointed, spotless and excellent service. Would return for certain! The breakfasts were delicious and the owner/host was very helpful in every way. The decor was very attractive and the room was very comfortable.

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We wish we could have had you with us longer and look forward to the next time! Thanks for the great feedback. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The inn was beautiful. Our room was very clean and beautifully decorated. The staff was friendly and professional. I highly recommend The Harbor Cottage Inn. The staff made great recommendations for lunch and dinner and provided a lovely breakfast. If you are interested in walking the trails of Acadia, the staff will guide you to everything that's available.

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DonSouthwestHarbor, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We are very thankful for the great feedback. It is so nice to hear that the staff is very much appreciated. They work very hard and we are most proud of them. Thanks a million! More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Harbour Cottage Inn, a premier bed and breakfast providing very private and elegant lodging in the quiet and historic village of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Our beautiful location is steps away from a picturesque working harbor, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, which makes many great adventures possible. The inn is furnished with museum quality art and antiques, and all of our 11 incredible guest rooms and suites offer cozy, comfortable and well-appointed spaces to relax, refresh and renew. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suite offering relaxing accommodations for 1 couple 2 couples or even a family of 6. Unlike most bed and breakfasts, some of these suites have private living areas, decks and kitchens. Imagine starting your day over a lovingly prepared breakfast on the porch, or in the living room by the fireplace. Explore restaurants, shopping, marinas and lobster wharves near our Mount Desert Island lodging. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Harbour Cottage Inn

Address: 9 Dirigo Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4454
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $158 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harbour Cottage Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Harbour Cottage Hotel Southwest Harbor
The Harbour Cottage Inn Maine/Southwest Harbor
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