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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $215 - $370
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.
Nightly Rate: $175 - $340
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.
Nightly Rate: $185 - $370
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.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $260
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)
Nightly Rate: $130 - $240
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)
Nightly Rate: $105 - $195
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)
Nightly Rate: $165 - $325
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)
Nightly Rate: $155 - $300
Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town
Bangor, ME (BGR) 52 miles
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.
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
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Matt and Kristi Losquadro
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.