Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast

73 Mount Desert St , Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1327 USA (Show map)

About

This romantic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast is perfectly located just a short stroll from all of the wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and activities that make Bar Harbor a world-class destination and just a mile from magnificent Acadia National Park. Built in 1878, the historic Primrose Inn is decorated in a light Victorian style that encourages guests to relax and enjoy their time away. Guests will enjoy the comfortable elegance of spacious rooms, each with a private bathroom, high ceilings, and carefully appointed with selected antiques and period reproductions. Many rooms feature cozy gas fireplaces, spa tubs, adjoining sitting rooms as well as private porches. The Primrose Inn has been enhanced with today’s most requested guest amenities such as luxurious linens, flat-panel televisions with built-in DVD players in each guest room, central air conditioning, wireless internet access throughout the inn, guest refreshments at no additional charge. Guests of the Primrose Inn will enjoy a hearty full breakfast each morning with a choice of hot entrees served fireside in our dining room or on our outdoor wrap-around front porch. Our “Afternoon Tea,” featuring an assortment of freshly baked treats from the Primrose Inn’s kitchen, is very popular with our guests and many plan their day around returning to the inn to relax and enjoy it before dinner. So journey to this wonderful island just off the coast of Maine.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

They thought of everything

5 on August 26, 2015

The Primrose was incredible. Rooms were first class. The cleanliness of the entire property was off-the-charts impressive. The food... delicious. And they thought of everything that you may need to have a nice stay. Assigned parking closest to your entry way, ice machine, complimentary wine, bottled water, movies, tour guides. You name it. Melissa was gracious. This place was my best experience ever.


Great Stay In Bar Harbor

4.8 on August 24, 2015

My wife & I stayed 4 nights at the Primrose Inn in mid-August. The inn is located a few blocks from the main shopping street in Bar Harbor on a quieter street. Our stay was memorable, from the beautifully decorated room, wonderful late afternoon treats provided and scrumptious breakfasts. The staff has thought of everything to ensure a great stay. Highly recommended!


Perfect setting to explore Acadia, Bar Harbor and the surrounding area in Maine

5 on August 24, 2015

My husband and I spent almost a week at the Primrose Inn and it was our home away from home. We loved being able to walk into town for wonderful dinners, to take the boat tours and see the sights. Everyone at the Inn is so friendly, and the breakfasts were the perfect start to fun day after fun day.


My son and I had a wonderful stay at Primrose Inn and look forward to returning in the future. Maureen and Sue provided a warm welcome upon arrival. The Inn offered us a comfortable room, delicious breakfast, tasty afternoon treats, and plenty of information on what to do in Bar Harbor.

5 on August 17, 2015

Paul


Summer in Bar Harbor

5 on August 17, 2015

My husband and I had the great fortune of staying at the Primrose Inn for 3 nights. My only complaint is that is too few days to enjoy this lovely B&B. Our friends recommended it to us and it exceeded our expectations. The rooms were very comfortable. Coffee available at 6:30 am was a real plus for us. Breakfast was a real treat! I am a vegetarian and they always had an option for me. Teatime in the afternoon was something to look forward to every day. We met some very nice people as the atmosphere is so relaxed and friendly. The staff I'd outstanding! I would stay here again for sure. Honestly I really did not want to leave. Lisa and Paul


Maybe The Best Place in Bar Harbor

5 on August 08, 2015

Perhaps we had the best room and the most convenient room. It was a short, easy walk to shops and harbor and the village green and park. We didn't have to drive anywhere and found the inn very relaxing and quiet. Melissa and staff were cordial and made us feel welcome. Afternoon tea was a real treat and breakfast was great with enough cereal and breads to stand alone without a choice of entrees, but the entrees were not to be missed. We will return and recommend this to everyone. We found this very good value and the best place we stayed on our road trip.


One of the Best We've Stayed In

5 on August 05, 2015

Beautiful gardens, perfectly appointed rooms with fabulous sheets, delicious breakfasts, thoughtful all-day munchies and beverages, and a short walk to restaurants and shops - all topped by the warm, friendly, knowledgeable innkeepers. This was one of our best-ever B&B experiences. We would recommend the Primrose Inn without reservations to anyone planning a visit to Bar Harbor.


Wonderful!

5 on July 21, 2015

One of the finest B&B's we have ever stayed with! Good job Melissa and Maureen.


Great Place to Stay!

4.2 on July 17, 2015

No need to spend time online searching for a great place to stay in Bar Harbor. Primrose Inn is conveniently located, bed and linens are exceptionally comfortable, and Innkeeper Melissa is a delight. Breakfasts and afternoon baked goodies can't be beat. All of our requests were cheerfully accommodated.


The perfect B&B at Bar Harbor

4.8 on July 05, 2015

We had a few wonderful days at Bar Harbor. Thank you Melissa and all others for all the great tips and for your support in every question. If we ever have the opportunity to come back to Bar Harbor, the Primrose Inn will be our very fist selection.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

This second floor room features high ceilings, a romantic 4 posted queen size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding, a cozy gas fireplace, plenty of natural light from its seven windows and a private balcony overlooking the front of the property. The private bathroom has the added feature of a whirlpool spa bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 2

This second floor room features high ceilings, a romantic queen-size four-poster bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding and a cozy gas fireplace. The private bathroom has the added features of a whirlpool spa bathtub and a period marble sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 3

This second floor room features high ceilings, a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 4

This second floor room features beautiful Maine "cottage-style" furniture, high ceilings, a romantic king-size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding, a cozy gas fireplace, a private bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the gardens in the front of the property.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 5

One of our "Mini-Suites," this second floor room features a queen-size bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes a comfortable twin daybed that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book and can also accommodate a third guest in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 15

This spacious second floor two-room suite features cottage-style furniture with a queen-size bed. The adjoining sitting room includes a comfortable twin daybed, two wing back chairs and an additional flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 6

This second floor room is one of our coziest rooms and features a queen-size bed and a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 7

One of our "Mini-Suites," this second floor room features a queen-size "Wesley Allen" cast iron bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes two wing chairs that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 8

This first floor room is one of our most popular rooms and features a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a roomy walk-in shower. The room has the added feature of a private porch overlooking the front gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 9

This first floor room features high ceilings, a King Size Bed, a cozy gas fireplace and a private porch. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 10

One of our "Mini-Suites," this first floor room features a queen-size "Wesley Allen" cast iron bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes two wing chairs that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 11

One of our "Mini-Suites," this first floor room features a queen-size bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes a desk and a wing chair that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Leffingwell Room

This first floor room features beautiful Maine "cottage-style" furniture, a romantic king-size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding, a cozy gas fireplace and a private porch. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Holland Room

This first floor two-room suite features a romantic king-size "Wesley Allen" cast iron canopy bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding and a cozy gas fireplace in the bedroom and a beautiful porch right outside its private entrance. The adjoining sitting room (new for 2012) includes a comfortable twin daybed, two wing chairs and an additional flat-panel television with a built-in DVD player. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 16

This spacious second floor two-room suite features beautiful Maine “cottage-style” furniture, a queen-size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding and a cozy gas fireplace in the bedroom. The adjoining sitting room includes two wing chairs and an additional flat-panel television with a built-in DVD player. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub for relaxing after a day in Acadia National Park.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Location

Location Type

Bar Harbor Historic Downtown area, Frenchman Bay nearby, Acadia National Park nearby, Island, Mountains, Vista oceano, Small town

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

By Car – “Fastest” Route (via Bangor) • From I-95 North take Exit 182A onto I-395 E towards Bangor • Follow I-395 E to Exit 6A onto US-1A E towards Ellsworth/Bar Harbor • Follow US-1A E into Ellsworth where 1A becomes ME-3 • Follow ME-3 (through Trenton) onto Mt. Desert Island • Once onto Mt. Desert Island make a sharp left at the Exxon station and stay on ME-3 • Follow ME-3 into Bar Harbor (past “The Cat” Ferry and College of the Atlantic on the left)for about 10 miles • At the 1st stop sign turn left onto Mt. Desert Street • The Primrose Inn is one block after the turn on the left • Enter the parking lot via Mt. Desert Street just past the Primrose Inn sign

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Brewery, GOLF at Kebo Valley, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Videos , Private Off-Street Parking, Guest Refrigerator, Ice Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Whale Watching, Schooner Sailing, Bi-Plane Sightseeing, Paint-Your-Own Pottery, Rock Climbing, Nature Boat Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Completely non-smoking in Inn and on porches and balconies
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Only Holland Room, Room 5 & Room 15 can accomodate 3 guests
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights stay required during Summer and Fall seasons
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: An Advanced Deposit equal to 50% of the room charge (plus a 7% Maine Lodging tax) for the length of stay is required to confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made 14 days or more before arrival: The Advance Deposit will be refunded in full. 

Cancellations made less than 14 days before arrival: Due to our short season and limited number of rooms, cancellations made with less than 14 days notice will be responsible for the room if we cannot re-rent. If able to be re-rented a refund in full will be issued.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Melissa C. DeVos

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, and on the wrap-around front porch