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Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast

73 Mount Desert St , Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1327 USA (Show map)
4.8
45 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

Leffingwell Room

This superior-class 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 features of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted bathtub for relaxing after a day in Acadia National Park and two luxurious cotton terry robes. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, cozy quilt, hair dryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249/$189

Holland Room

This superior-class first floor room features a romantic king-size "Wesley Allen" cast iron canopy bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding and a cozy gas fireplace. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted bathtub for relaxing after a day in Acadia National Park and two luxurious cotton terry robes. Other features of the room include air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, hair dryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $234/$179

Room 1

This superior-class second floor room features high ceilings, a queen-size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding, a cozy gas fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking the front of the property. The private bathroom has the added features of a whirlpool spa bathtub and two luxurious cotton terry robes. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer, and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239/$184

Room 2

This superior-class 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 two luxurious cotton terry robes. Other features of the room include air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer, and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $224/$174

Room 3

One of our coziest rooms, this standard-class second floor room features high ceilings, a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a beautiful pedestal sink. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hairdryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159/$99

Room 4

This superior-class 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 inn. Other features of the room includes central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $229/$174

Room 5

One of our “Mini-Suites” this deluxe-class second floor room features a queen-size bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room." The sitting room includes a comfortable twin daybed that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book after a busy day of activities in Acadia National Park and also accommodate a third guest in the room. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179/$139

Room 6

One of our coziest rooms, this standard-class second floor room features a queen-size bed and a private bathroom. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hairdryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159/$99

Room 7

One of our "Mini-Suites," this deluxe-class 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 after a busy day of activities in Acadia National Park. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179/$139

Room 8

One of our most popular rooms, this deluxe-class first floor room features a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a roomy walk-in shower. The room also has the added feature of a private porch overlooking the front gardens complete with two "Cracker Barrel" rockers. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hairdryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169/$119

Room 9

This superior-class first floor room features high ceilings, a romantic queen-size four-poster 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 bathtub and luxurious terry robes for relaxing after a day in Acadia National Park. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer, and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239/$184

Room 10

One of our "Mini-Suites," this deluxe-class 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 after a busy day of activities in Acadia National Park. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179/$139

Room 11

One of our "Mini-Suites," this deluxe-class first floor room features a “Sturbridge Yankee Workshop” queen-size cast iron bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room." The sitting room includes a desk and a wing chair that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book after a busy day of activities in Acadia National Park. Other features of the room include central air conditioning, a flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player, free wireless internet access, telephone with free local calls, ceiling fan, a cozy quilt, hair dryer and vintage alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179/$139

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Our getaway in September

4.4 on September 16, 2013

Highly recommended. Great location and an easy walk to downtown, Bar Island etc.


Great Stay

5 on July 16, 2013

The staff, food and inn were all outstanding. Loved the linens, robe and jetted tub too! After a busy day hiking and shopping...Primrose was the perfect place to relax.


Attention to detail

4.4 on June 21, 2013

Attention to every detail is thought out. Very friendly & helpful staff. Rooms are not sound proof and could hear other tv from one room and their muffled voices. A wonderful inn to stay and would go back.


Charming with great attention to detail

4.8 on November 04, 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.


Delightful Stay at the Primrose Inn

4.4 on October 22, 2012

We stayed October 3-4, 2012, at the Primrose Inn. The rooms were lovely and well stocked and included extras like six different bubble bath scents for the jetted tub, makeup remover pads, nightlight, push-button fireplace and a flashlight for, well, whatever you might need a flashlight for. Unfortunately, the weather was unseasonably warm and we didn't get to use the fluffy down comforter, the handmade quilt or the fireplace. Breakfast was everything we hoped it would be and the fresh-baked goodies at Tea Time were yummy. The Primrose Inn is just a short, pleasant, scenic walk to downtown with all the shops and restaurants. There is a wine chiller for guests to use and an extensive library of DVDs. The Primrose provided us with a CD which narrated our tour of Acadia National Park, which was quite informative. If you are traveling to Bar Harbor, I don't know that you could be any better than the Primrose Inn.


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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

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

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, Nature Boat Tours, Paint-Your-Own Pottery, Schooner Sailing, Whale Watching, Bi-Plane Sightseeing, Rock Climbing, 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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Only Holland Room, Room 5 and Room 1 can accomodate 3 guests
  • Guest Pets Allowed: 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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