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Cafe Drydock & Inn

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357 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My husband & I went to Cafe Drydock for our Anniversary dinner. Good thing I made reservations because when we walked in they turned another couple away because they were booked for that evening so reservations are a good idea. We were dressed very nice since it was a special dinner which got a few looks. Easy say we were... More 

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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stayed save real nights at the Inn and really liked it. The room was perfect and I was surprised would could not hear any noise from the restaurant nor smells from the kitchen, even with the windows open. The food was also very good and it was helpful having the restaurant connected so we could do takeout to our... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We were very happy with the Inn, our room and the Cafe below. The staff was friendly and accommodating and made many good recommendations for activities in and around Southwest Harbor. It was a great base of operations as we visited trails and activities on both sides of MDI. We had room #1 and it was worth it to have... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Literally squeezed four average sized people into a very tight booth in the back. We were there for a light supper with my 82 year old in laws who did not want to be moved again. The food was very good, unfortunately the tight squeeze made for a poor experience. Definitely would go again. Fresh fish and great nachos.

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  • Free Parking
  • 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 Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $147 - $179 (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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