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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
55 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: $189-$249

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: $179-$234

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: $184-$239

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: $174-$224

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: $99-$159

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: $174-$229

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: $139-$179

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: $99-$159

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: $139-$179

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: $119-$169

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: $184-$239

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: $139-$179

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: $139-$179

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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THE best B and B in New England!!

4.8 on July 06, 2014

Our stay at the Primrose Inn was absolutely wonderful. From the ultra clean rooms and very comfy beds to the delicious food it was superb. Add the friendly and pleasant personality of Mary the host and we were very pleased with our two day stay at the Primrose Inn. Keep up the good work. We will be recommending your inn to our friends and family.


A Lovely Stay in Bar Harbor - Definitely Coming Back!

4.2 on July 03, 2014

We traveled to Bar Harbor as part of a week long summer vacation in Maine. We are from Texas - I'm in my late 20's and my husband is in his early-30's. We booked the Primrose after seeing that it was ranked well on Trip Advisor. We arrived at the Primrose and were immediately impressed by the curb appeal. There is one parking space for each room, which is a nice amenity in a town that can be quite crowded! The location is great. It's off the beaten path, so quiet, but close enough to the "downtown" area to walk. To me, this was the best location we could have chosen. The innkeepers here have really thought of everything a tourist could want in a place to stay in Bar Harbor. The ones we used the most were the large library of guides on activities in the area, and the small kitchen area that was always stocked with refreshments and snacks. We borrowed the audio guided tour of Acadia National Park the first day, and it was a great way to get an overview of the area. We also borrowed one of the hiking books for some suggested trails, which we did on the 2nd day. The accommodation was fabulous. This place is immaculately clean. I don't know how they keep up with such a large house so well! Our room was #6 located on the 2nd floor, and it was very quiet for having rooms on either side - they must have done some good sound-proofing when they turned it into a B&B. It was cozy, and the perfect size in my opinion. You really don't need a huge hotel room in this area, as you'll spend most of your time wandering around the area, and being outside! The bed was one of the most comfortable I've stayed in. The food was good, and there were enough options every morning to please all tastes. The service was great - Maureen & Melissa are very nice and helpful with any questions you might have about the area. We will definitely consider this place when we return to Bar Harbor, and will recommend it to family and friends!


Primrose

4.6 on July 01, 2014

Our room was nice, we had a good night's sleep and breakfast was fantastic!


Best part of Bar Harbor

4.6 on June 30, 2014

This is a charming B & B, close to town and the harbor. The staff was gracious and accommodating. They have thought of everything, even down to the papers being available on Kindles, afternoon tea, guided CD tours of Acadia National Park, a makeup washcloth (genius), and satin sheets! Breakfast was great. I highly recommend The Primrose Inn to anyone looking for a charming, convenient spot to stay in Bar Harbor. Melissa even helped us plan the last leg of our trip by suggesting a visit to Boothbay, which we loved! Thanks for a lovely visit.


A warm welcome to the center of town

3.6 on June 26, 2014

We loved our 'honeymoon' stay at Primrose Inn. It was my husband's first trip to the island and we both so appreciated the comfort, centrality and help of our stay. We only partook of breakfast, which was average - except the fantastic blueberry waffles! Highly recommend it!


Wonderful B&B!

4.8 on June 25, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Primrose Inn for four nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff was very friendly and helpful and went out of there way to give us information about the local area. The breakfast and afternoon snacks were outstanding each day. The location is within easy walking distance to all the main shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor. We will definitely be coming back again.


Lovely Inn near the center of Bar Harbor

4.6 on June 21, 2014

We spent three nights at the Primrose and greatly enjoyed our stayed. The room was large and well-furnished including a gas fireplace. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a more delightful place to spend our 50th wedding anniversary.


A place to go!

4.4 on June 14, 2014

A quite place where you can relax and meet friendly people.


vacation

5 on May 29, 2014

This was the most beautiful room I've stayed in and the service was outstanding thanks to Melissa and staff


Our favorite!

5 on May 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in Room 1 of the Primrose Inn. Loved our room, very spacious with a huge bathroom and a separate hall leading to our balcony (I love balconies!), all enclosed. Dining was grand, somehow we always made it to afternoon tea, a real treat. Breakfast didn't disappoint, loved how we had the choice of either sweet or savory menus. Our hostesses were attentive and engaging. I gave 5 stars for value because we got so much for our money, even our own reserved parking space. And yes was an easy walk to downtown dining, ect. On our 2 week trip to New England we stay at many wonderful inns, the Primrose was our favorite!


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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

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
  • 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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