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Kingsleigh Inn
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed in the Turret Suite, for one of the most relaxing vacation stays we've ever experienced! Pamela and Bryan were extraordinarily friendly and accommodating, and took every measure to make our visit delightful, and we'll definitely stay here for our next trip to Acadia. The breakfasts were decadent, the room was amazing, and we started every day happy, rested and well-fed! It was also nice to stay in Southwest Harbor, which is a quiet respite from the crowds while still having several great restaurants within a two-minute walk.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here. For several nights in summer 2012. The location is great, the owners are lovely hosts, and the house has charm, BUT our room had not been dusted or vacuumed for a while. There were hairs all over the carpet in the room , as well as the bathroom upon our arrival, which never disappeared in the several days of our stay. Ironically there was a tip envelope for the maid, which mysteriously showed up the day before our departure. The floor in our room was not level near the bed I spent every night rolling downhill into my husband. All of the food was just delicious, however the portion sizes for the 3 course breakfast were small, and we left for a day in Acadia still hungry.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Pamela and Bryan have created a coastal fantasy in the Turret Suite. The photos on the website cannot do it justice. I slept on the left side of the bed so I could see the boats in the water each morning through the turret windows. The four poster king sized bed is extremely comfortable after a day of sea kayaking, sailing, biking or hiking. We did not need to use the fireplace or air conditioning since open windows in June allowed fragrance of lilacs and sea air to freshen the rooms. Delicious coffee and three course breakfasts with mystery juice of the day started the mornings. I can't decide if the smoked salmon frittata or the eggs florentine was my favorite. The Kingsleigh must attract kindred souls because the fellow guests we met from South Carolina, Alabama, and Brooklyn seemed like long lost friends. All this and fresh lobster within walking distance ? Relaxation at its finest.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Ditto the recent reviews. The breakfasts were wonderful - infused with creativity and healthy ingredients! It was great having a choice of two entrees as we were traveling with our daughters. Enjoying br'fast on the wrap around porch was very pleasant on warmer mornings. An espresso machine and tea is available throughout the day as is a water cooler to fill our bottles or bottled water in the guest fridge. No one will ever go hungry at this Inn - see their comprehensive website for more details - we've stayed at a few B&B's in the past and this is first one which has wine (white and red) with hor d'oeuvres from 5-6 p.m. This is also the place to enjoy reading - Pamela and Brian have many books and magazines available to peruse, including many about the island. Although there isn't a television (yeah!), a portable DVD player is provided in each room which our daughters enjoyed. Many good restaurants and local businesses are within walking distance as this Inn is located in the quaint town of SW Harbor. A bike shop is across the street. We highly recommend this Inn!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We just had our second visit to the Kingsleigh Inn and are making plans for the third. We have visited Mount Desert and Acadia several times and only once did not stay on the "Quiet Side" of Mt. Desert. Pam and Brian made us feel very welcome even before our first visit when we telephoned them to make the reservations. On arrival for our second visit, we were made to feel that we had visited them many times more than just one earlier stay. The atmosphere of the inn is quiet and relaxing.

The Kingsleigh is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, yet very comfortable and inviting!

Pam and Brian also have park and trail guides available to borrow during your stay and they are a valuable source of information; ask them for trail advice and dining recommendations.

Kingsleigh Inn has become our place to stay while visiting Mt. Desert!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Great b and b. Comfy. Great breakfast. The owners make you feel so welcome too. Much more relaxed than manic Bar Harbor. We loved having our own balcony to enjoy the evenings. Plenty of relaxing common areas.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I had our first vacation on MDI and we are so glad we picked the Kingsleigh Inn. The Inn is clean, maintained and attractive. The food is better than we have ever had at a bed and breakfast and certainly raises the bar for others. Presentation is amazing and it tastes as good as it looks. The hosts are friendly and hardworking. From the Inn it is only a few steps into town and a short walk to harbor views and a lobster pound. While it is on the main street, everything goes quiet at night and you can sleep with open windows if you like.

Our ONLY negative was the bed was a little too soft. We really sank into it. My husband took a pain killer before going to bed so as not to get a backache.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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KingsleighInn, Owner at Kingsleigh Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

We would like to thank this guest for taking the time to share their experience and photos! Also, we would like very much to follow-up regarding the bed review.
We replaced all our mattresses prior to the 2011 season with Simmons Plushtop Beautyrest Firm mattresses and since they have been in service for just 2 six month seasons, we are anxious to find out which mattress might be failing.
We invite this guest to e-mail us at the Inn regarding the room in which they stayed - thanks very much for your assistance!

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Additional Information about Kingsleigh Inn

Address: 373 Main St, PO Box 1426, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $140 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingsleigh Inn sits high on a hill, overlooking the harbor in the heart of Southwest Harbor catering to couples seeking the comfort and charm of an historic home, myriad amenities of a boutique hotel and welcoming hosts to ensure a memorable stay on Mount Desert Island. Our rates include a 3 course breakfast with choice of a different sweet or savory entree each day, in-room Port wine with homemade chocolates, afternoon cookies, early evening wine and hors d'oeuvres and all day coffee, tea and fresh ground espresso. We have private off-street parking, free WIFI, guest refrigerator with complimentary soda and bottled water, free guest phone (US and Canada), hiking sticks, books, trail guides and much more. ... more   less 
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Kingsleigh Inn Maine/Southwest Harbor

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