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“Very nice hotel, short walk to downtown!”
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Quimby House Inn
Ranked #31 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We travel with a large golden retriever so we are always looking for nice, pet friendly hotels. This is our second trip to Bar Harbor and we wanted a different hotel from the one we stayed at before. We found Quimby House Inn and checked it out on Tripadvisor. It got very good reviews so we decided to make reservations there. What a wonderful surprise when we arrived! The room (suite actually, which we weren't expecting) was very cozy and clean. We had a bedroom, large bath, kitchenette, and living room. The beds were comfortable and the water was hot and had good pressure. The staff in the office were very nice as well as the housekeeper. It was a short walk to downtown Bar Harbor and we went a few different ways. We stayed in the annex which is a separate building from the main building. When we return to Bar Harbor, we will definitely stay at the Quimby House Inn.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Quimby House Inn was recommended by a friend who had visited in October 2012. The location was convenient to downtown Bar Harbor and the Inn was very comfortable and welcoming. We arrived on Sep 30th, the day before the "government shutdown". Fortunately, with directions from the Innkeepers, Tim and Danielle, we were able to get to see the magnificent sunset from Cadillac Mountain on the 30th. Because Acadia is a National Park it was shut down on the second day but again with directions from Tim and Danielle we were still able to see some beautiful Maine coastline views from some of the public roads. Would definitely recommend the Quimby as a great place to stay in Bar Harbor! Would love to visit again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We have stayed at the Quimby House several times and had wonderful stays, and this time was no exception. Stayed in Room 106, which is right outside the door of the main house, and thought we might be disturbed by late night comings and goings, but not a problem at all. We were a couple and a single woman and the room was perfect for our needs. The sofa bed was not comfortable for our friend, but Nick came to the rescue with a rollaway, which was perfect. Tim, Dani, Fred and Nick all go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and suggest activities or restaurants.
The inn is very charming, with Victorian décor in the common areas and extremely clean and comfortable rooms. It is located very conveniently to the restaurant and shopping areas, a few blocks walk, but still quiet and restful. Laundramat and grocery shopping are just across the street. Acadia entrances very close by.
The Quimby House is the only place we consider for our accommodations while in Bar Harbor.

Room Tip: The rooms in the main house are more charmingly furnished.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Quimby House Inn was a fantastic little surprise. Super clean, very accommodating, super friendly, knowledgable, helpful, and all in a gorgeously maintained old charmed property. Rooms with huge windows to allow lots of sunlight, comfortable beds, soft linens, huge towels, TV with tons of channels, and the Innkeepers and are available day or night. Located on a nice street, near some nice restaurants. Close enough to walk to all the activities, but in a quiet enough area to be able to rest and relax. I will stay there again...without a doubt!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

When we were looking for a hotel in Bar Harbor, it was very time consuming because Bar Harbor is so popular, especially in their prime time, the month of August. Most of the time, we stay in popular chain hotels, but this time we wanted to stay close to town and also have a more "New Englandish" experience. First, I will say that using Tripadvisor really helped me in doing the research and in turn, reading all the reviews helped me to decide on choosing Quimby House. (I Love the name!) Secondly, almost all the reviews were very consistent, which is very good and made me comfortable enough to make a reservation on line. There is something very assuring about that between the reservation time and the actual arrival time. Well, I am happy to report that all of the positive reviews, (and there were many, many) were all true and that was a great feeling. As I said earlier, when traveling here in the states we usually stay within our hotel membership club, but when we travel overseas, we love to stay in B&Bs. Quimby House is similar to a B&B, but without the breakfast. It has the feel of one, the charm and friendly staff and personal style service is there. The room was warm and welcoming. We stayed out later than normally, and walking back to the hotel from a full day in town was a pleasant return. Very much like England, walking home from the pub. Another good choice, where the choices are many. Our best wishes to Quimby House!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I was looking for a room stay in for one night and happened upon the Quimby House and i was very happy I didi. Although, my stay was brief it was memorable due to the fine service of the front desk attendant Nick. He told me they had availability and when I did not show up in time to personally receive my key he made arrangements so that I was not left out in the warm August night. I was very appreciative of his forethought and the great recommendation of Two Cats for breakfast. All in all a very memorable evening and morning in Bar Harbor. I look forward to spending more time there the next time I am in Maine!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Mary Ellen A
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you found us and delighted to hear that you will stay again if you make it back to the area. Bar Harbor is certainly a wonderful place to visit and explore; you just need at lease a few days to see even a sliver of the beauty. We do hope to see you again. Have a wonderful autumn and winter.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

husband/wife team plus Nick were fabulous people to deal with, booked same day and arrived to a large room for the five of us (#209 - largest sofa bed room we have stayed in for years). About 6 blocks from heart of town, so ideal location (just far enough away to be quiet, but very close walking, with "whole foods" type market/fruit smoothie shop next door, large chain grocery store 2 blocks away, all restaurants/shops of town within easy walk). First visit to Bar Harbor and will call Quimby Inn home for all future visits.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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athiker2000, Owner at Quimby House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great and informative review; this will be quite helpful for travelers that have not been to the area. You were pleasant beginning with our first phone conversation and we very much enjoyed having you and your family stay with us. We do hope we will see you again when you have time for another quick adventure to Maine. Have a wonderful fall.

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Additional Information about 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: $97 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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