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The Harbour Cottage Inn

9 Dirigo Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4454
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#3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grantham61 wrote a review Yesterday
Grantham, New Hampshire7 contributions1 helpful vote
We just spent 5 nights at the inn and leave quite content after having had a wonderful experience. Arlo could not have been more helpful, thoughtful, or gracious. He knows the area like the palm of his hand and is a treasure for suggestions. Breakfast every morning was superb, homemade, nutritious, healthy, and yummy. Delicious crepes, French toast, hearty bagels, morning fresh brioche, fresh fruit, etc. The inn has a lovely parlor area, dining-room and beautiful front porch where we had breakfast every morning or sat later in the evening enjoying a cup of tea or a glass of wine overlooking a well-kept front yard and quiet street. Our room was spotless and was well-furnished. In the days of Covid-19, we were all asked to wear masks in the common areas and everyone working at the inn wore masks at all times. Southwest Harbor is on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island, no crowds, great sea views, easy access to the islands, very nice restaurants, and has the feel of a real town. Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Reese wrote a review Sep 12
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I had a short stay at the Harbor Cottage Inn, but I wish it was longer! Such a beautiful building and excellent location right by the water, and the room was very charming and clean. Susan and the staff were extremely helpful and offered great service and local advice, and the included breakfast was spectacular. For a smaller inn, we were pleasantly surprised there was wine and alcohol available for those that want it. I won't definitely come back here as our stay was very memorable, thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Eli E wrote a review Sep 10
New York City, New York14 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent four nights at the Harbour Cottage Inn to celebrate our engagement. The Inn is incredibly quaint and well-appointed. Arlo and Yvonne are the best inn keepers you could ask for -- knowledgable about Southwest harbor and the best ways to enjoy the national park. They're also extremely talented in the kitchen -- this will no doubt be one of the best breakfasts you've ever been served. We're grateful to have met them and spent four fantastic days at the inn.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Susan Allen, Owner at The Harbour Cottage Inn
Responded 1 week ago
I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Inn, and were able to take advantage of Arlo and Yvonne's hospitality and amazing food. Thank you for taking the time for this kind review, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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James B wrote a review Sep 8
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We loved staying here! The room and bed were both Comfy. The shower was clean and had good water pressure. The ownership/service was extremely welcoming. Very clean and pleasant. We also loved the breakfast. It was fantastic!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Don Jalbert, General Manager at The Harbour Cottage Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're so happy that you had a great experience at the Inn, and we hope to see you in the future!
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Lauren wrote a review Aug 2020
Pelham, Massachusetts2 contributions
GREAT stay. Both the owners (Sharon and her husband) and the Innkeeper (Arlo) were very hospitable and had great recommendations for local lesser-known hikes and restaurants as we wanted to avoid the crowds. Breakfast was delicious always had fresh fruit, OJ, coffee and tea and two options for breakfast: a savory or sweet option. Room was air conditioned and comfortable. The inn is about 30 minutes from Downtown Bar Harbor but walkable to Southwest Harbor where we bought wine and the most amazing cheese and Sailed with Sail Acadia in SW Harbor. the Inn has a covered porch and a bike rack for our bikes. Arlo showed us on a map how to get everywhere we wanted to and pointed out some great spots. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$239 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
harbour cottage hotel southwest harbor
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandSouthwest Harbor
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Harbour Cottage Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Harbour Cottage Inn?
Nearby attractions include Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop (0.5 miles), Wendell Gilley Museum (0.7 miles), and Sawyer's Specialties (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Harbour Cottage Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Harbour Cottage Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Harbour Cottage Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Harbour Cottage Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Common Good Kitchen Cafe, Beal's Lobster Pier, and Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Harbour Cottage Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Harbour Cottage Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (9.3 miles) and Sieur de Monts Spring (7.9 miles).
Does The Harbour Cottage Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.