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The Moorings Inn Waterfront

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint and comfortable. Love being near the harbor watching boats come and go. Our room was very comfortable and had a small kitchen that was perfect for prepping a few meals to save money through the week. There are many Acadia National Park trails located within a few miles of the Inn. Next door is a ship yard servicing boats... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Online reservations are easy and straightforward, the folks working at Moorings are super-friendly and knowledgeable, the small breakfast setup is great and housekeeping is perfect! We love the Dauntless accommodation with its scenic view of the harbor, roominess, balcony and charming bath fixtures! The drive into town from the Inn is a short hop, access to less-traveled hikes is easy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in early August, and the views, location and relaxed atmosphere were ideal. You can pay much more and get fancier furnishings, but no place has better views of the harbor or a friendlier staff. We stayed in the Top Deck unit. Furniture and amenities are a bit shabby and worn, but that adds to the relaxation factor.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The moorings inn sits on the most beautiful oceanfront grounds and the rooms have views that can't be beat! The room we stayed in was an end unit with total views of SouthWest Harbor and also had sliding glass doors that opened up to the deck with our own table and chairs. You can't get any more oceanfront than this.... More 

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MooringsInn, Front Office Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Moorings Inn! Please come and stay with us again. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Moorings by accident in 2016 on an impromptu trip to Mt. Desert Island and were hooked from the first night. It's a clean, comfortable spot with a lot of authentic charm and a ton of history. The setting and view of the harbor, mountains and incredible Somes Sound are like a giant magnet that pull us back... More 

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MooringsInn, Front Office Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are so glad you found us! We are a bit tucked out of the way. We are extremely happy you enjoyed your time at our Historic Inn. Please stay with us again in the future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

During this time of year any places had no vacancy so when we booked this online it was mostly because it was available and looked acceptable. What a nice surprise when we arrived! My room was adorable, plenty of hot water and a very comfortable bed! You feel like you're staying in the home of a ships captain. And the... More 

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MooringsInn, Front Office Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are so glad you found us! We are thrilled that you were pleased with your accommodations. We look forward to your stay in the future. More 

San Jose, California
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is a 200 year old inn overlooking the harbor and the town of Southwest Harbor. It's on the quieter side of the island with a small trip to town and a 20 minute drive to Bar Harbor. The suite we stayed in had a deck looking over the harbor, a bathroom and 2 funky smaller rooms filled with antiques... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The innkeepers do all they can to make you comfortable and at peace. The Pilot House Cottage is exceptional, with skylights, a jacuzzi & a sense of spaciousness yet coziness at the same time, and the view on harbor at anytime of tide is...just beautifully panoramic. Sunrises are spectacular. Go!

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Billings, Montana
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This price was definitely right, and if you're fond of decor that's an accumulation of oddities from quite a long time ago, this is your place. Our room was really small so inquire about that if it matters to you. There were common rooms full of all sorts of stuff, floors that weren't level, and the place just generally had... More 

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MooringsInn, Owner at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Staying at an historic in presents its challanges. I am the 5 generation , consecutive, inn keeper at this location. The staff and family work diligently as the stewards of this inn and property to maintain its origional charm. The many artifacts relating to our local history and seamanship are in character . There... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This Inn is all about the location which, for my wife and I, is about as good as it gets. The views are idyllic coastal Maine. It is superbly situated only steps from the water with picturesque views of Southwest Harbor to the West, Somes Sound to the North and the Cranberry Islands/Atlantic Ocean to the East. It neighbors the... More 

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MooringsInn, Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed the views as much as we do!! We do offer booking on our website as well as Airbnb if that would be more convenient for future bookings and are glad you enjoyed the ambiance of staying at our historical in. Hope to see you again! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic waterfront inn located at the base of Somes Sound , the only natural fjord on the east coast. Relax and try to hear the "somes sound" as you unwind and breathe in the salt air. Cottages, suites, and rooms await you. Boating facilites on site with captains eagerly awaiting to transport you to one of the outter islands to explore or to simply admire the scenery from a boat of your choosing-sail or motor. Cottages have wood burning fireplaces and whirlpool tubs with ocean side porches. We inn vite you to drop your anchor here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moorings Inn Waterfront

Address: 133 Shore Rd., Route 102-102A, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
The Moorings Inn Waterfront Hotel Manset
The Moorings Inn Waterfront Maine/Southwest Harbor
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