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Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast

73 Mount Desert St , Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1327 USA (Show map)
4.7
72 Reviews
$129 - $279
per night

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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 and a daily newspaper delivered to each room. 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 and the natural beauty of Acadia National Park and, of course, a most memorable stay at one of Bar Harbor’s treasures, the Primrose Inn.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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72 Reviews

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Wonderful Stay

4.4 on October 19, 2014

Had a wonderful time in Bar Harbor, staying at Primrose Inn. Far enough away from the hubbub to be quiet, but within walking distance of Main Street. Loved the Holland room - huge, comfortable bed, great shower, parking right outside our room - no stairs. Loved our stay there.


Wonderful B & B

4.6 on October 17, 2014

The innkeeper at the Primrose Inn was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. Good location as you can walk to the harbor, shops, and Catholic church. Innkeeper recommended the restaurant, Havana, for dinner and it was one of the best meals we have ever had.


Primrose Inn Review

5 on October 01, 2014

Large, clean, comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff and excellent breakfast menus. Plenty of parking room and beautiful landscaping.


Summer couple getaway

5 on September 22, 2014

Everything from the service, the rooms, the olive oil gift, the breakfasts, the afternoon tea, the dvds... this B&B is worth every penny!!! We had such a memorable weekend, I would definitely return!!!


Perfect stay in Bar Harbor!

5 on September 20, 2014

We were greeted by lovely Mary and given our tour! The list of amenities went on and on as she gave us the tour. They don't leave you wanting for anything! All needs are taken care of. Complimentary bottles of water, sodas, teas, coffee, snacks, a cooler for your wine, wine glasses and home made goodies! They provide a GPS for the geographically challenged like me, audio DVD tour of the Acadia National Forest as you drive through, cozy rooms which are clean, fresh and lovely. Much to choose from in the living room for reading and games. Breakfast is prepared by a local chef in the beautiful kitchen and Melissa the owner was our hostess and extremely personable with us. We will definitely stay at the Primrose Inn again!


Fabulous B&B

4.4 on September 20, 2014

I loved my stay at the Primrose Inn. I would stay there again easily. I am an incredibly picky eater and didn't love the food, but my experience with dining was completely satisfactory. My partner loved the food.


Lovley

4.0 on September 19, 2014

The absolute cleanest room I have ever been in. Lovely furnishings too. Melissa lovely host. Lots of little extras like tea, coffee, water, GPS, snacks, etc. The afternoon tea very nice touch. A great location and an excellent value.


Perfect!

5 on September 15, 2014

This was our first stay in a B&B and it was everything we had hoped it would be. Friendly staff, beautiful grounds, comfortable and private rooms, and delicious breakfast food that sent us off for days of sight seeing and hiking. Melissa and her staff do everything right! We have already recommmended the Primrose Inn to family members. They won't be disappointed.


Perfect Stay in Bar Harbor

5 on September 11, 2014

The inn keepers were so nice and provided great recommendations of where to eat in Bar Harbor. The room was perfect and breakfast was great! Would recommend it to anyone!


A Lovely Place to Stay

4.8 on September 09, 2014

The Primrose Inn is absolutely perfect! It's well located in Bar Harbor, close to everything but still quiet at night. The rooms are well appointed and very clean and comfortable. The silky sheets on the beds are an added bonus. Everything you might need is at hand, tea & coffee all day, cold beverages and water, ice, snacks, DVDs, books to read . . . they've thought of everything. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts are wonderful. They give you a couple of choices and everything is delicious. (Home baked items are usually included too) I highly recommend this lovely Bed and Breakfast in Bar Harbor. You do better for the price.


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Location

Location Type

Bar Harbor Historic Downtown area, Frenchman Bay nearby, Acadia National Park nearby, Island, Mountains, Oceanside, 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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Videos , Private Off-Street Parking, Guest Refrigerator, Daily Newspaper Delivered to Room

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Schooner Sailing, Bi-Plane Sightseeing, Paint-Your-Own Pottery, Rock Climbing, Nature Boat Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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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
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Only Holland Room, Room 5 and Room 1 can accomodate 3 guests
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights stay required during Summer and Fall seasons
  • 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 forfeit a pro-rata portion of the Advance Deposit for any nights that we are unable to re-rent your room.

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

Details

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

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