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“Relaxing warm and friendly and a great location”
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Bass Harbor Inn
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Bass Harbor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Bass Harbor B&B and Inns
Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Relaxing warm and friendly and a great location”
Reviewed June 29, 2011

Unfortunately we could only stay one night the owner met us and was warm and friendly she gave us a free upgrade to a lake view room. It had a half bath (just a toilet and basin) with an open fire grate with wood to burn! The room was very comfortable with a lovely mix of old furniture rather than MDF found in most motels. Breakfast was very relaxed from 7-10. This is served in a help yourself way. We had super restaurant recommendations and places to swim. The showers were clean. Having stayed in many B&B's I would rate this as one of the best the location is great away from the crowds, relaxed warm and friendly if you are planning a stay in the area stay here

  • Stayed June 2011
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2011

We have stayed here before and we will definitely be going back. This B&B is clean and quiet, and situated in a beautiful area. Avoid the tourist noise and crowds of Bar Harbor (although it is no more than a 30 minute drive) and stay on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

The charming 2nd floor room we were in had a queen bed, half bath, fireplace, and view of the harbor, plus a small table and chairs just perfect for scanning hiking trail maps or playing cards. There were two shower rooms on that floor, and there are rooms with full bath on the ground floor and a fantastic attic suite with kitchenette, balcony, full bath, and dining/living area. All are reasonably priced, cheaper than a chain hotel, and much nicer.

The hosts are friendly and helpful in offering tips for things to do. This time we tried some trails we'd never been on before, and thanks to their advice we enjoyed some of the most serene walks we'd ever done on MDI. For breakfast, we enjoyed coffee, conversation, and delicious homemade breads, among other goodies. At dusk, we would return for a gorgeous view of the sunset over the harbor (across the street), and in the evening we'd let the breeze from the open window cool the room just enough to enjoy the cozy comforter. It was like a second honeymoon.

We'd recommend this inn for couples, singles, or families as a way to relax and enjoy the sounds of Acadia's birds, the smells of the lupine and other wildflowers, and the picturesque views of an authentic Maine fishing village. You cannot go wrong with this pick.

Room Tip: The top floor suite books early in peak season
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2010

It sounded great but it was the opposite. First we phoned with the landlady. She supposed to be very nice and promissed us a lovely room with a queen-size-bed and a great breakfast with selfmade bread. The reality was converse: small bed (only for one person), disgusting shower cabin and a prisoner´s breakfast. The water pipes in the house were so old that it was terrible loud and the walls quaked while they were used. It weren´t able to sleep in that noisy room. The landlady was unfriendly and served us old bread. After getting the money she wanted to get rid of us asap: We couldn´t have breakfast calmy, because there was no table to sit and she told us to hurry, because she had to work (we finished the breakfast at 8.30!). Never again!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Köln
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 13, 2010

We were looking for a one night stay in the Alcadia Park. We got the recommendation from the tourist office. We called the landlady the same day. She seemed very lovely so we were more than happy to have found such a nice place. As we arrived at the inn we were very disappointed. The room was so tiny, the bed too small, the rate not reasonable for that standard. And the lovely lady wasn't such a lovely lady anymore. We had the impression that she was just interested in getting her money. The breakfast was "not bad". There was no possibility to sit and enjoy your breakfast. Just a sofa and two chairs. In general to expensive for that standard.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, SC
1 review
Reviewed July 21, 2010

I thought the inn was in a great location, and the inn, itself is nice. We stayed in the largest room which had a small kitchen and bath. The room was unique; however, I felt could have used some updating. The couch had holes in it, the towels were see through and troll size. The breakfast made you yurrn for Holiday Inn Express' Continental, which is quiet sad. It was nice and quiet and within walking distance of a great restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2009

We had booked a room for a short stay; even at the modest price of $100 in August this room was truly sub standard. Squeaky and leaky door let in mosquitoes, room smelled quite moldy and was extremely small. Even with MDI prices being on the high side, this room is way overpriced. There was no common room in this "inn".

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank frequentlytomaine
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Silver Spring, MD USA
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52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2008

This is one of the many "inns" that you'll find in Maine - basically a bed and breakfast. This place was more reasonably priced than most places in Acadia, so I gave it a try. I was very happy there. The room, while not huge or fantastic, was quite adequate and comfortable. The price was right ($65, although that may have been pre-season rate - I visited in late June, and many places raise their prices in July.) I chose a room with a half bath - a sink and toilet, but no shower. The shower next to the room was shared with one other room. There are other rooms with a shower, I believe, for a little more. The breakfast consisted of a variety of breads and cereals, juice and coffee. The proprietor was very friendly, and made me feel welcome. Bass Harbor is a quiet place, and this location is great if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. It's close to the Bass Harbor lighthouse and Swans Island ferry, and a short drive gets you to Bernard, where you can visit Thurston's lobster pound for dinner. (If the dining room upstairs is crowded, go to the one downstairs.) Overall, I was very happy with my stay at Bass Harbor Inn. It's basically just a house with a very friendly proprietor, but that was plenty enough for me!

  • Liked — Price and location
  • Disliked — Would have loved a nicer breakfast - perhaps hot waffles or something, but for $65, I can't complain!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Bass Harbor Inn

Property: Bass Harbor Inn
Address: 28 Shore Rd., Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME 04653-3450
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Tremont > Bass Harbor
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bass Harbor
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bass Harbor Inn Maine

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