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Ivy Manor Inn - Village Center
Ranked #18 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed at this Inn only 1 night although we had planned to stay 2 nights in Bar Harbor. The room was very small with only 1 chair in the room. TV was in the Armoire across the room and very small. The bathroom didn't have any privacy curtains on the window. Innkeepers were not very friendly/accommodating. If they didn't have anything suitable, they should have said so when I made the reservation and I would have looked elsewhere.
Jan Blankenship

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

From the first moment we saw the Ivy Manor Inn we were impressed and charmed. When we saw our quaint room we were sure we picked the right B & B in Bar Harbor. Everything after that was a bonus from the comfy bed to the delicious gourmet breakfasts. The inn and our Toulouse Room were spotless. The location is perfect for a short walk to the water front, shops and downtown restaurants.

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

After my return to Maine from California, I decided to have breakfast one morning at this small B&B. Standing in front of this place is like stepping into a Thomas Kinkade painting. By the way, the breakfast is open for everyone, not just guest, some people walk by thinking that, but that's not true. They also serve dinner and have a cocktail bar on certain nights for the public. Anyway, I had the pancakes, which were really good and had fresh blueberries and the coffee good. You get a french press, so you can always refill your cup whenever needed. It's almost like being in a small Paris cafe. I loved sitting outdoors where the leaves blocked the sun and allowed me to enjoy the cool air. The cocktail bar has a great selection of drinks and it's very cozy and intimate. This is not your redneck bar experience!!! Ivy doesn't have many bar fights, so this is a good place to avoid those. The owners are very nice and welcoming. They just brought the place and I love what they've done to the place. The breakfast and drinks and reasonable priced. I look forward to many more visits.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My husband and I came here for one night of our honeymoon and we loved it. The inn looks like an old English cottage, complete with ivy. Our room was very comfortable and had a nice fireplace that took the chill off fast. The owner greeted us with champagne and there were 2 cookies waiting in our room. Breakfast was excellent the next morning and the inn is perfectly situated in downtown Bar Harbor. The only downside I can think of is that the shower didn't work very well. It is a claw foot tub fitted with a shower adapter and it just wasn't shuttling enough water to make the shower very enjoyable. Other than that- perfection!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

John and Christine have done a fabulous job transforming the Ivy into a memorable B&B experience. The inn is cozy land quaint like an English cottage. John's stories and pure likableness along with Christine's smile and gourmet breakfasts became the highlight to start each day. My husband would not venture out into Bar Harbor for an early morning activity because he didn't want to miss her breakfast! Their Thurs.-Sat.evening chef was also a great addition, if your looking for someplace with a nice, quiet, and delicious dining experience. Taylor Michael and their morning crew were also excellent at service and friendliness. our experience was lovely!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed at the Ivy Manor Inn in May. It is on Main Street and is convenient to everything. Some of the Inns that stated they were "walking distance to town" were really pretty far out. Even though Ivy Manor is on Main Street, we found it to be extremely quiet. The rooms we had were on the back of the Inn and had a deck where we sat a lot. The rooms are all different and beautifully decorated. There was parking for guests in the back. The price was reasonable.
The owners, John and Christine, made us feel like family. They did everything possible to make sure we were comfortable and happy. They answered all our questions about the town and surrounding areas.
The included breakfast was incredibly good (and different) every morning. We ate in the dining room one night and the chef, Louis, fixed delicious meals for us, and even brought special seasonings from home because one of us had asked him about fixing salmon a certain way. Everything was wonderful.
When we return to Bar Harbor, we wouldn't think about staying anywhere else!

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The inn hosted our wedding and reception and did an amazing job. Everything was perfect, the food was excellent, and the staff friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this inn to anyone visiting the area!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Angie908
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Address: 194 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range: $164 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivy Manor Inn - Village Center 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ivy Manor Inn is an elegant inn located on Main Street in Bar Harbor Village. Built as a residence in 1939, it was converted into an inn in 1996. Without compromising its English Tudor style, the owners renovated the interior and added new features such as ensuite bathrooms, decks, mantel fireplaces, and off-street parking. Ivy Manor Inn is an inn, not a bed and breakfast, and while we do serve tea, coffee, and a variety of breakfast treats, we do not have a full breakfast. With that said, there are over a hundred restaurants within three blocks of the inn, providing guests with a variety of dining options. We offer twelve gracious queen and king suites. Most have fireplaces and adjacent decks. Each suite is unique in shape, furnishings, and character. Bar Harbor’s popular Village Green, with its fountain, bandstand, and inviting benches, is located diagonally across the street. Nearby shops and galleries abound. Access to the mile-long scenic shore path is but one street away. ... more   less 
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