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Quimby House Inn
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Towson, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“First time in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was my husband's and mine first visit to Bar Harbor. Picked Quimby House Inn, because the price was right and I thought it was in a good location. I was right, the location could not have been better. We parked the car in their off street parking, a big plus, and could walk to the center of town and the waterfront. Staff was very friendly, and we shared many good laughs with Nick. The room did not include breakfast, which was ok, since they provided a mini fridge in the room and the supermarket was a block away. We stayed in the only room that had only a shower and no bathtub. No problem. The only issue we have is that they should have replaced the toilet seat. It was so worn down to the wood in the back. Not what you expect to see in a place like this.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you so very much for the review and for bringing to our attention that the toilet seat needed to be replaced. We have taken care of the issue and installed a new toilet seat. We do apologize. We are glad you enjoyed your first visit to Bar Harbor and to the Quimby House Inn and do hope you will return again.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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108 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was our first visit to Bar Harbor and we did not realize that it was such a tourist hot spot with everything, shops, bars, and restaurants one after another within a few blocks of each other. Cottage street is the part of that action and the Quimby House is on Cottage just a few blocks from all of the action.
We were walking distance to everything, but it was quiet in our room.
We loved the inn. The rooms are very large, decorated nicely with 10' ceilings.
Very clean and interesting place. I would repeat and recommend for anyone wanting to be in the tourist area of Bar Harbor.
Keep in mind that they do not have elevators in case stairs are an issue.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are delighted that you loved the Inn. We certainly hope that you enjoyed the are. Bar Harbor is certainly a tourist destination, although much different in July and August than September and October. If you decide to plan another trip to our quaint little town, please feel free to call and we will answer any questions. We would love to have you back.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Have stayed here twice now. The location of the Inn is unbeatable. It's at the end of Cottage so it's quiet but still within walking distance to restaurants, shops and the harbor. No need to worry about parking, esp on 4th of July weekend! Super close to a super market and handy to have a mini-fridge in the room. Friendly staff. No issues w/ wireless signals. The only reason giving a 3 star is because it's a no-frills place (on the other hand, it really helped us relax and disconnect from the grid) and the room we stayed at could use another chair - there was only 1 chair in the room so 1 person had to sit on the bed. Very bright in the morning when the sun comes out....

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
We are so happy that you decided to stay with us again and do hope you will consider to stay with us in the future. I do apologize about the curtains. I have ordered new blackout curtains for Room 211, the last of our rooms that does not have black out curtains. This will be the first of my winter projects. I do appreciate you mentioning this. The additional information you provided is quite helpful to people traveling to the area and we so appreciate your feedback. Have a safe and happy winter. We hope to see you again.
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Garland, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

my wife and I spent two nights at the quimby house inn we had
a wonderful time. The room was large clean and smell fresh and the decor was beautiful.
It was the perfect location for us to tour acadia national park
The owners pointed out some great restaurants.
we will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank John J
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Quimby House, as well as, Acadia and the wonderful restaurants Bar Harbor has to offer. We do hope you are able to return and spend another two days or so. There is just so much that our little island has to offer. Have a wonderful winter.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We Spent two nights at the Quimby House Inn and had a wonderful time. The owners and employees were all very nice and helpful. They helped us pick restaurants and get around town. The room was large and very clean and the location is great, just a short walk to the water and all of the shops and dining that Bar Harbor has to offer. The Mini fridge in the room came in handy to keep a few drinks and snacks cool.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us and people traveling to our area. It was wonderful to meet both of you. We sure hope you enjoyed our Inn and the area and you will come back to see us again. You all have a happy and healthy fall and winter. Take care.
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Lewiston, Maine, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I actually found this Inn through groupon, but I will absolutely be back. My package included a spa credit, chocolates and wine in the room. My friend bailed on me, so I was solo for the weekend and it was the perfect place to be my base camp between dinners out and hikes in Acadia! I used the spa credit towards a massage, which was fabulous! My room was spacious, cozy, and comfy. Love, love, loved it here!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
I am sorry that your friend was not able to make the weekend with you, but it was wonderful to see you enjoy yourself and relax. What a wonderful way to spend a weekend; hiking, dining, massage, and some time alone to reflect. We will be offering another amazing Groupon deal in October if you need another winter getaway. It would be spectacular to have you back. Have a wonderful autumn. Take care.
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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The rooms were spacious but quaint. Tim was very knowledgeable on the history and different things to do. Our rooms were setup right across from our friends that came with us. Walking distance to town. Very nice. Tom and Connie OH.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Quimby House Inn
Address: 109 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1442
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Bar Harbor
#7 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#19 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#22 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quimby House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Colonial-style inn within minute's walk to Bar Harbor's waterfront, restaurants, shops, and bike and kayak rentals. One mile to Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, and Kebo Valley Golf Club. ... more   less 
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