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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Room was nicely set up and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Southwest Harbor is a good place to stay while visiting Acadia due to the lower volume of people and still decent assortment of shops and restaurants. We were there for a week and really didn't want to leave.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance, his brother, and I stayed in Cafe Drydock Inn from July 1 - 3. We booked room #5. First of all - the location is quaint yet not too isolated. You can still walk across the street in this tiny strip of "downtown" Southwest Harbor and grab an ice cream cone, as we did. It's a 15-20 minute... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 4 decades of visiting Acadia, this is the worst accommodation I’ve had. A tent at Mt. Desert campground was more comfortable during the great nor’eastern of ’96. Room 2 at the Dry Dock Inn has a mattress like quicksand – soft, sagging, no support and impossible to sleep on. There are 2 wicker chairs that defy leisure postures; fortunately,... More 

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Room #2 is small and on the road side of the building. We can not turn our building around to change this as this building was first built here in 1897. That is one reason it is so inexpensive to stay in Room #2, and probally why you chose it. The air conditioner is new and all you had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is absolutely my favorite place to eat when I can step away from work. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere charming and cozy, and the staff is always great. It's also nice to be able to have options between eating indoors and on the deck. It never disappoints.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had a great stay at Cafe Drydock and Inn during our visit to Acadia NP. Cafe Drydock is located on the "quiet side" of Acadia. It's a sleepy little town (we were told it picks up later in the season.) We stayed in mid June before the season kicks into full gear and are kind of happy we did... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Southwest Harbor is said to be the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island, far from the noisy crowds of tourists in Bar Harbor. The Drydock Inn didn't fit our picture—or the pictures on the Inn's website—of charming lodgings in a peaceful setting. The website has many pretty pictures of rooms at the Inn, but none showing the outside of the... More 

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay here, but at least tell the truth in your review of us. We are an inn located in the center of Southwest Harbor. We have a 100 seat restaurant on the first floor of our building under the same name. We have reviews for our restaurant on TripAdvisor under Café... More 

Madison, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a quaint and clean operation. It has a good restaurant on the first floor. Regrettably, our stay was in a noisy room - Room #8. There was lots of clunking from the restaurant/kitchen below. Also, the window of this second-floor room opens on an alley where employees take breaks - the loud employee conversations (included some swearing) and... More 

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We take our 10-year-old Coton de Tulear with us when we travel, and it's not always easy to find a truly dog-friendly place to stay. (In our experience, some have hefty fees and others have flea-infested carpeting in the rooms allocated for dogs and their owners.) The Drydock Inn was wonderful! It is an older, but well-maintained, building in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We usually arrive in Southwest Harbor after a full day of driving and poking around the coast. So we're not looking for anything fancy but a place with good food and a casual ambience. Cafe Drydock always fills the bill. It seems to be a local favorite. On both our visits (2014 and 2015) the bar was crowded with people... More 

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Stayed at the Café Drydock Inn for 3 days 7/30/15 thru 8/1/15. First visit to Maine and couldn't have been better. Did all the touristy stuff, visited Bar Harbor, whale watch cruise and hiked Acadia. Really enjoyed the Café and the Inn the most. Helpful, friendly staff, great food and super rooms. We travelled with 2 other couples and everyone... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and experience the timeless charm of a coastal Maine village.  A pleasant walk brings you to the docks, boatyards, and Coast Guard Station of this working harbor. On the opposite shore lies Manset, home of the world famous Hinckley Boatyard. There are many beautiful mountain top or seaside walks on the quiet side of Acadia National Park.  Ship Harbor, Wonderland, and Beech Mountain are but a few sights to see.  Cafe Drydock and Inn is located opposite the Village Green in the center of Southwest Harbor.  You will be within a five minute drive to many activities, including sailing, canoeing, golfing, swimming and biking.  Make Cafe Drydock and Inn your comfortable accommodations while experiencing your island adventures.We have 8 rooms and are not a bed and breakfast but a small inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cafe Drydock & Inn

Address: 357 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $163 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Cafe Drydock And Inn
Cafe Drydock Hotel Southwest Harbor
Cafe Drydock & Inn Maine/Southwest Harbor
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