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“Charming with great attention to detail” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Primrose Inn
Ranked #5 of 31 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ames, Iowa
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Charming with great attention to detail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Primrose Inn is beautiful and in excellent condition. The staff are very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. Our room #10 was spacious and very comfortable. The breakfasts and afternoon teas were absolutely delicious! The location of the Inn is great-a few blocks away from the shops and restaurants in downtown Bar Harbor (we and the evening staff woman at the Inn recommend Rosalie's Pizza) and a short drive to the entrance of Acadia National Park and the road to Cadillac Mountain. The Inn has CDs available to borrow that are a narrated guide through the park, which we found very informative and helpful. The Inn has a good-sized collection of DVDs to borrow in your room, as well as a public computer with a USB port, an SD card slot, and free Internet access. Near the shelf of DVDs is a back counter with complimentary snacks and a mini fridge with soda pop and bottled water. The only drawback we experienced was that the walls and ceilings were thin, so we could hear muffled voices in the evening and snoring at night. Turning on the ceiling fan helped cover the noise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bridgewater, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Primrose for a week and can't rave about it enough. The room was beautifully furnished and charming with French doors out to a private porch. The breakfast were generous and absolutely delicious and xemplified the care and attention to detail which this owner/hostess demonstrated in every regard. The location, in a quiet neighborhood a very short walk from downtown Bar Harbor was perfect. We loved everything about our stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Primrose B&B is a large B&B located in Bar Harbor, an easy walk from the business district and out of the congestion, etc. The B&B is beautifully kept and they seem to go out of there way to be accommodating and helpful. There is an afternoon tea, a lovely sitting room to socialize, loaner GPS's, and a library of movies to borrow. They are also an easy drive to the Acadia Park entrance. In short, you really can't go wrong staying here.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 4, which was one of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in; large, nicely decorate...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kimo6229
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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at this B&B. When we checked in the receptionist already gave us a complete picture about the B&B and Bar Harbor. This was an excellent introduction. We stayed in room 15. That was quite big and cosy. We really loved it. The continental breakfast is good an on top you have the choice between two freshly cooked meals (changing daily). There are the small things that make this place excellent: All-day complementary soft drinks, central fridge to cool your own wine bottles, free computer access, audio CDs for Acadia National Park, etc.
If you go to Bar Harbor I can really recommend this place. It is quite and within walking distance to the "center" of Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Talking Rock, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Oh my where do I start this place was soooo amazing I didn't want to leave it to venture out and sight see. We stayed there this 2 days during the first week in October in room 3. I love the color red and room 3 is very red. This place was built in the 1800's and has all of the architectural details. The breakfast was amazing and we can't wait to go back to Maine to visit and stay here again. Me and my husband left there more in love than when we arrived. This place was magical.

Room Tip: Room 3 a very beautiful red room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank SandDMoss
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Columbus, Ohio
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100 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights at the Primrose Inn and would stay there in an instant, again. The owners of this Inn have hired wonderful staff who cater to about any need that you can imagine. Maureen and Melissa were tremendous and the woman "filling in" at breakfast remembered our preferences our second day there. They have a very comfortable sitting room, as well. All in all a lovely stay.

Delicious afternoon goodies, GPSs that they lend to guests, a full library of tourbooks and movies, a wine fridge and complimentary soft drinks 24/7 just about complete the picture. What does complete it? Toiletries to replace those that you have forgotten and a KILLER location 3 blocks from downtown. They have a computer to do a quick email or to print boarding passes.

Maureen sent us to my favorite restaurant of our week long trip: Poor Boy's Gourmet Restaurant. YUM!

Loved this inn! We stayed in two different rooms because the inn was sold out. Rooms 3 and 6. Of the two we preferred Room 3. It was larger and quieter. But quite frankly both were lovely. We would stay there in another instant visiting Acadia.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ChloesMomBetsey
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MN
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Beautiful, well maintained building and rooms. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable, our room had a separate small sitting area and a fireplace in the bedroom. The breakfasts each day were excellent, my husband appreciated being offered second servings. Afternoon tea was a daily treat also. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. The Inn had a selection of DVD, books and newspapers as well as good wifi connection. Close walk to downtown with restaurants and shops, minutes away from entrance to Acadia.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Primrose Inn
Address: 73 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1327
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Primrose Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Romantic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast is perfectly located only a short stroll from Main Street and only a mile from Acadia National Park. Features 15 spacious guest rooms, all with private bathrooms, luxurious linens, air conditioning, flat-panel TV/DVD and wireless internet access. Many rooms feature gas fireplaces, spa tubs and private porches. Full breakfast served each morning; also Afternoon Tea with freshly baked goods. Reserved parking; smoke-free and pet-free. Open May to October. ... more   less 
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