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“A wonderful stay”
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Atlantic Ark Inn
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St. Louis
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful stay”
Reviewed August 24, 2008

Donna and her staff made us feel at home the minute we walked int he door. She was very helpful with ideas and suggestiongs on what we should do during our short stay in Boothbay Harbor.
The Atlantic Ark is very close to the harbor and a quick walk to any activity, or restaurant i the area.

We found this Inn to be very clean and comfortable. We could not have asked for more. Breakfast was delightful. Other guests were easy going and a delight to converse with.

We would suggest the Atlantic Ark to anyone considering a stay in Boothbay Harbor.

  • Liked — Friendly service
  • Disliked — At little close to the road
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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English first
New Jersey, US
2 reviews
Reviewed July 30, 2008

We had an opportunity to stay at the Atlantic Ark Inn for a couple days in mid July. It is a wonderful B&B...very pretty, only 10 min walk from the shops across the bay. We stayed in room on 2nd floor which had small balcony and separate private entrance. The room was very quiet, the queen bed very comfortable. Our breakfasts were excellent, comprised of both a sweet and savory dish. We had egg strata, fresh fruit, and other goodies. Donna the proprietor is extremely friendly and helpful. Unlike many B&B, you actually have access to kitchen and fridge here, which is nice change from larger B&Bs you may stay at. If you are in Boothbay, I definitely recommend Atlantic Ark as a great place to stay, you will not regret it.

  • Liked — friendly and quiet
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Ridgewood, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2008

If we had known how wonderful the experience at this inn was going to be, we would have stayed longer than our 5 night stay.

Everything about it was marvelous, but what really made it special was Donna, the innkeeper. She keeps a lovely house and it's apparent that she really enjoys what she does. Her staff is equally as lovely and accommodating.

We stayed in Lightness which was a wonderful little room with a separate entrance. This feature proved to be quite handy since we are early risers, and didn't want to wake the other guests coming and going at the crack of dawn. And what a delight to find freshly brewed coffee in the kitchen at 5 a.m.!

The inn is perfectly located just a stone's throw from the hub of town (and the noise of other tourists). But it's close enough that it makes for enjoyable walks to town and surrounding areas. We found some lovely walking spots, with the help of Donna, through the woods and by the sea.

Of all the B&Bs we have stayed in over the years this is by far our favorite. We will definitely be returning in the years to come.

Stayed July 2008
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Twin Cities, MN
1 review
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

The Atlantic Ark Inn was a treat from the moment we entered the front door until we returned the keys to the wonderful innkeeper, Donna. After a brief tour of the inn we were shown to our room.

Our first night we stayed in "Tranquility," a 2nd level front room with a small view of the harbor. The room was clean and comfortable with many small homey touches. The room had a private bath, as all rooms at the inn do.

We explored the area that evening, taking the short walk across a wooden footbridge into downtown Boothbay Harbor. The walk is scenic and fun, and the proximity of the inn to the center of town is convenient. We had a very nice time in town, and enjoyed a comfortable walk back to the inn across and along the harbor.

Our 2nd night, we stayed in the small private cottage behind the inn, "Solitude." The room was deceptively gorgeous! It is larger than it looks, with many small windows to provide as much or as little breeze as we liked. It was also clean, quiet and very quaint.

Breakfast was a delight! Donna created a delicious salsa strata and cornbread on our first morning, and tasty veggie strata with a cinnamon bun on our 2nd morning. The other guests we met were a nice addition to a lovely stay.

Finally, we can not say enough good things about the innkeeper, Donna. She was welcoming and sweet with a great working knowledge of things to do and places to visit. We strongly recommend visiting the Atlantic Ark, and we have every intention of returning for another visit.

  • Liked — Clean and friendly
  • Disliked — Could use a porch light for nighttime reading & games.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Jackson, Mississippi
1 review
Reviewed July 1, 2008

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!! Room was very nice, clean and a great view of the harbor. Donna was a great host and tried very hard to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. There are lots of places to relax and read. I loved the simple elegant decor. My 13 year daughter and I enjoyed our visit tremendously and I would recommend a day trip to Squirrel Island as well. You can take a ferry from the harbor.

  • Stayed June 2008
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Pawling, NY
1 review
Reviewed June 30, 2008

My wife and I have been staying at inns for over thirty years. Some of the inns were elegant, some served dinner, a few were very expensive, others more affordable. They were all unique in their own way - which is why we usually choose an inn over a motel - but none equalled the hospitality and genuine concern for guests of Donna Piggott - the innkeeper of the Atlantic Ark Inn. We have visited the Inn three times, and stayed in three different rooms. Each room was tastfully decorated, well appointed, quiet, and immaculate. Some of the rooms offered spectacular views of the harbor. The Inn's daily rate includes a full breakfast and afternoon snacks. We enjoyed both very much. Upon leaving, Donna made a point of coming outside to take our picture, give each of us a hug, and wish us farewell. Donna treated my wife and I like family members. The Atlantic Ark Inn is clearly a very special place. As we drove away, we felt like we were leaving not just a place to stay - but home. If you are looking for more than just a place to rest your head for the night, treat yourself to Donna's hospitality at the Atlantic Ark Inn overlooking Boothbay Harbor.

  • Liked — Excellent value, great breakfasts, beautiful rooms, and warm hospitality
  • Disliked — I liked everything!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
1 review
Reviewed June 27, 2008

We stayed at the Atlantic Ark Inn on our honeymoon, we even stayed in the honeymoon suite. This place is FANTASTIC !!
I had never stayed in a B & B before, and I am so glad that my wife had chosen this one. Donna the inn-keeper is just wonderful. She really makes you feel very comfortable during your stay, she makes you feel like you are a part of the family.
The breakfast that she makes each day is truly a wonderful surprise, and tastes as good as it looks. The room that we stayed in had a beautiful view of the harbor from the bed and the deck. It also has a large private bath with a very nice jacuzzi tub, and everything else you might need. All the shops in boothbay are just a short walk away, and a beautiful walk as well.
This is a place that my wife and I will make as the place to celebrate our anniversary each year from here on out. I would give it 5 stars out of five!!

Chris M. Knack
Elizabeth, Colorado

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Atlantic Ark Inn
Address: 62 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2129
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
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Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Atlantic Ark Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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