Saltair Inn Waterfront Bed and Breakfast

121 West Street , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)


Located on over an acre of waterfront property within easy walking distance to everything in Bar Harbor, the Saltair Inn offers spacious waterfront suites with king-size beds, elegant private baths, gas fireplaces, and unforgettable ocean views.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Bar Harbor Vacation

5 on June 03, 2015

Rooms were very clean and comfortable. I would recommend having a room with a view of the bay but all rooms are great. Saltair is located on the bay just two blocks from downtown but in an area that is very quiet and relaxing. It is just a 10 minute drive to Arcadia National Park. A relaxing time is to sit on the chairs located at the end of the yard and watch the bay. The breakfast was excellent and more than enough to keep you going till dinner. The owners, Kristie and Matt, treat you more like family than guest. They were very helpful in telling us what to do and where to eat like a local.

Wonderful bed and breakfast

5 on October 13, 2014

I have stayed in a lot of inns over time, I have always enjoyed my stay, but this one takes the cake. Matt and Kristi were the most wonderful hosts, by offering friendly advice we were able to make the most of our two night stay. They add in little extras that make your stay extra special. The house is BEAUTIFUL and wonderfully kept. We stayed in the cottage room and it was perfect for a couple. The room is so charming and welcoming in person, the pictures don't do it justice. The inn was clean, very comfortable, quiet, warm, and tastefully decorated. It's with-in walking distance to town, and bar island for some unique hiking. I loved the views, the backyard and view at breakfast was incredible. I can't wait to plan another trip and stay again.

great trip

4.8 on August 29, 2012

Kristi and Matt were wonderful host. they gave us very good info on eatting and navigating around the area. would love to visit again! 6-2012

Fantastic room with incredible views

5 on May 28, 2011

What a perfect retreat the master suite is! We absolutely loved our stay at the Saltair Inn. The room is huge! Perfect for the 4 days, 3 nights we spent. Even though it rained during a portion of our visit, it didn't matter. The sitting room is just what one needs to relax and forget about one's worries. Kristi and Matt were excellent hosts. The breakfasts were delicious and they made sure we were well acquainted with the highlights/things to do. Matt provided us with maps and must-do hikes that are often overlooked. He was right, we had the trails to ourselves. They do an incredible job of making the vacation perfect. The restaurant scene is also a plus. Stick with Kristi and Matt's recommendations and you will not be disappointed. We can't wait to come back. Thanks for such a fantastic stay!

Our favorite B&B

4.0 on November 16, 2010

We stayed during the "in between" season when many stores had "closed for the season" and the weather was wet and cold, but we had a great time at this B&B. Kristi and Matt were great hosts and helped us plan our time in Bar Harbor.

Loved it, loved it, didn't want to leave!

5 on January 20, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Saltair Inn for five days in July 2009 and were so exceptionally pleased. We stayed in the suite on the first floor and it was amazing. Between the beautiful resting area overlooking the water, to the very comfortable bed, to the amazing hot tub, we were in heaven. The inn keepers went out of their way to accomodate my dietary requests, from the breakfast to the afternoon snacks. ( I am gluten free ) It was delicious! And my husband who can eat everything loved it too. Acadia is so beautiful and it was so lovely to come "home" to such a beautiful and wonderful place. Oh, and fireplace too! Thank you so much! We will be back!

Best place to stay in Bar Harbor

4.8 on November 08, 2009

On our recent trip through the Northeast we stayed at four B&B's, we were happy with all of them but the Saltair was by far our favorite. Matt & Kristi are wonderful hosts and had excellant suggestions on what to do during our visit. Their property is absolutely beautiful. We expected the scenery but not the wonderful fireplace in our very large room, the really comfy beds and the yummy cookies each afternoon. The breakfasts were very nice and we really enjoyed the "family" atmospere. This is the most we have paid for a B&B, but if you are willing to pay more for an amazing expereince the Saltair is the place.

Warm cookies waiting, even warmer hospitality!

5 on May 21, 2008

We just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Saltair Inn. We went to Bar Harbor to celebrate our anniversary and we couldn't have selected better accomodations! We arrived to the heavenly scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. We were immediately offered cookies and fresh blueberry pie upon our arrival. We agreed instantly that we would abandon our diets for the weekend! Breakfast each morning was plentiful and delicious. We enjoyed meeting the other guests at breakfast. Everyone was friendly and seemed to be having a great time. The inn (a large Victorian house) has lots of character and is decorated beautifully. The amenities are great! There are lots of little extra touches that really made the difference (e.g. DVD and CD library, guide books, snack basket, hot and cold beverage selection, etc.). Our room was very comfortable and clean. We had a gas fireplace which made for a cozy time. We experienced an afternoon of chilly, rainy weather so the fireplace and the DVD player were appreciated! Our hosts (Kristi, Matt and family) could not have done more to make us feel welcome. Whether we were looking for dinner ideas, information on Acadia or suggestions for local activities, they were full of great recommendations. They really went out of their way to make us feel at home. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting their family and can't wait for a return visit!

Wonderful ......

4.8 on May 19, 2008

My husband and I just spent 6 nights at the Saltair Inn. It was absolutely perfect. The Innkeepers were the nicest we have ever experienced, and we travel a lot. The took so much time out of their busy day to make sure they helped us plan our day as far as hiking reccommendations, restaurant reccommendations, driving reccommendations, the list could go on and on. The breakfasts were delicious. We stayed in the Master Suite, which was very spacious and lovely. We got to view all 4 rooms however, and they were all very, very nice. The location was perfect, and the view out back was outstanding. We had a great vacation, and quite honestly, it would not have been near as special if we would had stayed elsewhere. Matt and Kristy and their very well behaved children felt like good friends when we had to leave. We hope to return to the area, and would absolutely not even consider staying anywhere but the Saltair Inn.

Loved the Map Room

4.0 on October 12, 2007

The Saltair was our favorite bed and breakfast on all counts. Kristi and Matt are great hosts. Despite being parents to three small very well behaved children, they made us feel that they had all the time in the world to talk to us and share their suggestions for enjoying Bar Harbor. We definitely will return when we are in Maine again.

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Rooms & Rates

Master Suite

The spacious Master Suite is located on the first floor of the inn and offers a private sitting room with stunning views of Frenchman Bay through floor to ceiling windows. Other features include a magnificent king-sized four poster bed, gas fireplace, and an elegant private bath with a two-person Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $370

Acadia Suite

This luxurious accommodation features a king-sized oak bed and views of the Bay from a private sitting room and second floor balcony. A see-through gas fireplace can be enjoyed from either the bedroom or sitting room. The spacious private bath has an additional gas fireplace, an oversized Victorian claw-foot tub and a separate shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $340

Harbor Suite

Can't get enough of Frenchman Bay? The Harbor Suite offers Bay views from the bedroom, private sitting room and second floor balcony. The bedroom boasts a luxurious king-sized bed and gas fireplace. The newly renovated private bath includes an over-sized Victorian claw foot tub with large tiled walk in shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $370

Chart Room

On the front side of the house, the Chart Room offers a queen-sized oak bed, gas fireplace and private bath. This quiet hideaway is located at the end of a secluded private hallway with views of historic West Street.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $260

Cottage Room

Located on the front side of the inn overlooking the historic cottages of West Street, the Cottage Room (320 sf) features parque floors, a queen-size bed, and a newly renovated bath with a heated travertine floor and an extra deep air-jet tub/shower with marble surround. ($130- $240)

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $240

Sedgwick Room

Our smallest guest room on the front side of the inn, the Sedgwick Room (225 sf) features parque floors, a queen-size bed, and a newly renovated bath with a heated travertine floor and an extra deep air-jet tub/shower with granite surround. ($105- $195)

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $195

Cadillac Suite

Fully renovated in 2014, the Cadillac Suite (350 sf) is one of only two rooms on the third floor of the inn, both waterfront suites. Enjoy the views of Frenchman Bay through the wall of windows at the foot of the king-sized bed, or gaze at the evening stars through the skylight in the 13-foot vaulted ceiling. The spacious private bath features a heated porcelain floor, cast iron clawfoot tub and a separate 4' by 4' tiled shower. ($165 - $325)

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $325

Beehive Suite

A very private waterfront suite, located on the third floor of the inn and fully renovated in 2014, the Beehive Suite (500 sf) offers a queen-sized bed situated to maximize the view of the bay. The large, private sitting room celebrates the architectural elements of the dormered roof. The large tiled shower in the bath is complimented by a heated mosaic tile floor. ($155 - $300)

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $300


Location Type

Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town


Bangor, ME (BGR) 52 miles

Directions to property:

Bar Harbor is 160 miles from Portland, 270 miles from Boston, 470 miles from New York and 700 miles from Washington, DC. Take I-95 to Bangor, Maine. Take Exit 182A onto I-395 East to Route US-1A. Travel 4-1/2 miles. Take Exit 6A onto US-1A East toward Ellsworth and Bar Harbor. Travel 23 miles. US-1A East becomes ME-3 in Ellsworth. Travel 9-1/2 miles. Go over the bridge at the head of Mt. Desert Island and veer left following ME-3 toward Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Travel 10 miles. Turn left on West Street. The Saltair is the fourth house on the left. During the summer months, Bar Harbor is serviced by Vermont Transit Lines from Boston. Please visit their website for fares and schedules.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Acadia National Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Luxurious linens, Spectacular water views, Sitting rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Acadia National Park, Antiquing, Scenic drives, Whale Watching, Fine dining, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No each room only accommodates 2 people
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50 percent of the total reservation fee is required to reserve your room.
  • Cancellations: As we are a small inn, cancellations affect us greatly. If you find it necessary to cancel or change your reservation, please call 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival so your deposit can be refunded, less a $25 service charge per room. Please also note that shortening your stay is considered a cancellation. For cancellations within 14 days, the guest is responsible for the full value of the reservation, unless the room is able to be re-rented.



Matt and Kristi Losquadro

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About the innkeepers

Matt and Kris discovered Bar Harbor while visiting Matt's parents, who moved there in 1992. After that, they began taking trips to Bar Harbor at least once or twice a year. Enamored by the quaint New England village and amazed by the beauty of Acadia National Park, it wasn't long before the desire took hold to make Bar Harbor their home. They left their lives in Virginia behind, and purchased the Saltair in December of 2005.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Rear deck overlooking the water, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Gluten-free