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“a lovely inn in a great location”
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Quimby House Inn
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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“a lovely inn in a great location”
Reviewed July 26, 2009

I wish that all the places I visit were like the Quimby House Inn. It was lovely, clean, centrally located and run by gracious, knowledgeable hosts. As a single woman traveler, I appreciated having a room facing the lobby/living area, which is locked at night and felt very safe.

My room was a queen suite on the first floor. It was comfortable and the bathroom was clean and spacious. There were grab bars in the bathroom and the suite looked to be handicap accessible. The bed was good and the windows open for fresh air.

There was tea and coffee available in the lobby all day. They don't serve breakfast but there is a grocery store down the street and a mini-fridge in the room so I got some milk and cereal for a quick breakfast before heading out to see the sights.

During my short stay in Bar Harbor, I drove up to see the view from Cadillac Mountain, walked the carriage trails around Jordan Pond and hiked along the ocean from Thunderhole to Otter Point. The hike along the ocean is a must. It was an easy walk, with spectacular scenery. If I'd had the time, I would have started my hike from Sand Beach and made it a little longer. You can drive and park along the coast at several lots but it is necessary to get out and walk to really see how beautiful the area is.

Even though the inn is close to downtown, it is on a quiet street and there was not much traffic or noise when I was there. I hope to have an opportunity to stay here again.

Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

We stayed at the Quimby House Inn after reading the great reviews here on Trip Advisor. We were only there for one night, but were very happy with our stay. At under $125/per night (tax included) for peak season, we felt the rates were very reasonable for the room we received. The location was great, within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in town, and a short drive to Acadia National Park. It was also across the street from the fantastic Two Cats restaurant, where we had a wonderful breakfast the next morning.

Our room, while not much in the way of atmosphere, was spacious and spotlessly clean. It's easy to see that the owners take pride in maintaining the property. If I were here for a leisurely week long romantic vacation where I'd be spending a lot of time in the hotel, I'm not sure that this would be the place to stay, but for a quick trip with family, it was the perfect spot.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

We stayed at the Quimby House in during the "Independence Day" week in July 2009. The accomodations were very comfortable and affordable. We were within walking distance of downtown Bar Harbor. There were restaurants, a grocery store, and a convenience store close by, as well a laundromat just around the corner. Just across the street was a place to rent bicycles. We actually turned in our rental car for the week and just walked everywhere or took advantage of the free "Island Explorer" transportation.

The in-room television wasn't great but it didn't matter since we rarely watched tv. Who would want to watch tv with all the things to do in Bar Harbor and the nearby Acadia National Park?!!

We would definitely recommend the Quimby House Inn for other visitors to Bar Harbor. The staff were friendly, service prompt and they welcomed any questions about Bar Harbor and offered suggestions on where to go and what to do in the area. The Quimby House Inn feels like you're staying in a homey, comfy Bed & Breakfast but without the breakfast and without the B&B pricing. Perfect place to stay in Bar Harbor if you still want to be close to town and stay on a budget.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Denham Springs, LA
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

The room was large, the bed comfortable and it was easy to maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature. The staff from the inn keeper, hosts and other members were friendly and helpful.
Quimby House Inn is within waking distance to the center of town, but plenty of restaurants are located near Quimby House Inn.

We will stay here if we are in the area again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2009

We stayed at the Quimby House Inn for two nights (6-14 & 6-15). The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. They were very willing to answer any questions about the area and give us any information (maps, directions) that we needed. The Inn is wonderful. We had a suite and it was perfect. The inn was clean, comfortable and in a very good location. Tim (the owner) was also very friendly and helpful. We absolutely loved our time at the inn and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a very "homey" stay in Bar Harbor. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn
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Reviewed May 21, 2009

My partner and I visited in November, when Bar Harbor was not overrun with tourists. We were pleased to find the Quimby Inn and appreciated the value for our money. We also liked the fact that it was close to a couple of other pleasant places, such as Two Cats.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2009

A friendly staff made this place memorable. We were checking in late and called ahead and there was no problem. Walk up to the third floor was a bit tiring, but that's the only complaint.

Definitely recommend breakfast at 2 Cats down the street! Those who don't like cats will want to stay away (there was a cat walking around the dining room), but we loved the food, service and charm.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Quimby House Inn

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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