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Inn at Southwest

371 Main Street , Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-0593 USA (Show map)
4.6
107 Reviews
$125 - $200
per night

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About

One of the most photographed properties on Mt Desert Island and overlooking beautiful Southwest Harbor, the Inn at Southwest combines elegant Victorian charm and gracious hospitality. The inn is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, the marina, and lobster wharves. The inn is located only 5 minutes from Acadia National Park and 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. Enjoy spacious rooms, private baths, gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea and beautiful Acadia National Park on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island soon!

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Inn at Southwest, starring Dora and Daniel!!

5 on October 23, 2014

It was cold and windy, but the surf was amazing & the welcome was warm. Dora & Daniel are the essence of this Inn-friendly, relaxed and attentive without being intrusive. Breakfasts were truly amazing. We stayed 4 days & each morning was a treat. 3 of the guests had birthdays on the same day, and we were treated to a special torte, wine, cheese and strawberries that night. We will be back next year, looking forward to the baked pears, Daniel!


Inn at Southwest is the best!

5 on October 14, 2014

The accommodations are exceptional! The beds are comfortable, rooms cozy. The hospitality of Dora & Daniel is also exceptional. They are such genuine people who really care about your comfort. The breakfasts & snacks were outstanding! Coffes, teas, & hot cocoa are available 24/7, as well as a very delicious cider drink. Such a nice experience to enjoy the fireplace in the living area in the cool fall evenings, and the firepit outdoors. The wrap around porch is also charming and relaxing. Daniel & Dora were absolutely the very best! Hope to see you all again next year!


Exceptional B & B for the price!

4.2 on October 11, 2014

My husband and I chose to stay on the "quieter" side of Acadia Park. We were very pleased with our decision and the Inn at Southwest exceeded our expectations. The Inn is filled with character as it is decorated with antiques. Each room is charming, comfortable, and clean. The caretakers were especially friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. It was our favorite B & B during our trip to the Northeast!


wonderful B&B

5 on October 09, 2014

Delightful B&B in a lovely town. Excellent service and superb creative breakfasts.


SW Harbor in the fall

4.2 on October 07, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Inn at SW very much. Dora and Daniel were very friendly and helpful during our stay, giving us suggestions for places to visit and eat. We felt like part of their family by the time we left. We enjoyed sitting by the fire place in the afternoon eating delicious snacks and talking with the other visitors. Along with the freshly home made cookies and candy, coffee, tea and fall punch were provided every afternoon and into the evening. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable.


Relaxing and friendly!

5 on September 29, 2014

Our stay was amazing. The rooms were nice and big and very clean, the managers were very friendly coming and visiting with us during the meal. We just really enjoyed our time there. The food was VERY good and the presentation was outstanding. They go above and beyond what most places do. Thanks so much for making our stay in Maine memorable!!


Terrific People, Terrific Place

4.4 on September 24, 2014

Dan can cook! We had a terrific 2 night stay at this sold out B&B. We got the last room available and it was still terrific. They were so accommodating and had great recommendations!


Relaxing stay in Maine!

4.8 on September 20, 2014

My husband and I spent a week at the Inn at Southwest, and really enjoyed it. The Innkeepers Dora and Daniel were excellent, and the breakfast was the best! We felt very welcome and comfortable during our stay. I definitely recommend the Inn at Southwest to others. The location is right in the heart of Southwest Harbor with places to eat and shop within walking distance.


Fantastic Inn on "the quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island

4.2 on September 19, 2014

Spent three wonderful days at the Inn at Southwest. Large, sunlit room, delicious breakfasts, and incredibly outgoing staff. Would definitely go back.


Love Dora & Daniel!

3.6 on September 16, 2014

We stayed in the Blue Hill Bay room. I know this is an old building but the room could use a bit of updating. However, it was clean and comfortable. The best part of our stay were the innkeepers, Dora & Daniel. They are both so friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable of the area. They gave us guidance on navigating the unfortunate road work that was going on nearby (noise was not an issue from this work as it was performed during the daytime). And they recommended hiking trails and restaurants to us. And Daniel prepared yummy treats and wonderful breakfasts! Treats and fresh lemonade are left out for the guests to enjoy and we certainly did just that! The breakfast on our last day there was one of the best I've ever had! Don't know what he did to those eggs but they were delicious! Would definitely recommend this inn; although be prepared to carry luggage up the stairs.


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Location

Location Type

Acadia National Park, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Village

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From Ellsworth follow Route 3 toward Bar Harbor. After crossing onto the island, bear right and follow Route 102 to Southwest Harbor. We are located after the center of the town -- on the left -- overlooking the harbor.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Acadia National Park, Bar Habor, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Carriage Trails, Hiking Trails, Lobster Wharves, Picnic area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Internet Service, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Library, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Acadia National Park, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Entire property is smoke-free
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Suitable for Children 5 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum in July and August and on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: A two day deposit is required on all reservations for two to four nights. A deposit equal to half of the reservation for longer stays.
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded, less $35 dollar processing fee, if cancellations are made two weeks prior to the scheduled arrival date. Deposits will also be refunded if the room can be rented.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sandy Johnson, Esther Cavagnaro

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 am to 9 am
  • Serving Location: Wrap-round porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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371 Main Street , Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-0593 USA (Show map)

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