Relais & Chateaux Camden Harbour Inn

83 Bayview St. , Camden, ME 04843 USA (Show map)

About

Located on a knoll with superb views of the harbor, Mount Battie and Penobscot Bay and less than a five-minute walk from the center of the village, the Inn has offered exceptional hospitality since 1874. Over the years, many prominent and famous people have stayed at the Inn. Walt Disney even selected it to be his "fairytale castle" when he visited Camden. In 2007 the Inn has been completely renovated and offers 18 deluxe guestrooms and suites with breathtaking views of the bay, harbor and mountains. All rooms are fitted with the finest amenities and some rooms have a fireplace and/or private decks to enjoy. With Natalie’s restaurant the Camden Harbour Inn offers the best and most spectacular fine dining experience in town. Our professional crew will do the utmost to make your stay unforgettable.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

heaven

5 on January 28, 2016

We go tp the Camden Harbour Inn each January for our anniversary. It never disappoints. An oasis of calm in our hectic lives, the Inn and its friendly staff is a mini vacation we have grown to love and look forward to. Every detail is thought of.


Fabulous Boutique Hotel in the heart of Camden

4.8 on December 09, 2015

My husband and I stayed for a weekend getaway and it was everything we had in mind, relaxation, pampering, fine wine & food and a cozy fireside to enjoy the Camden by the Sea festival. The Camden Harbour Inn delivered on all accounts. Decorated for the holidays it was stunning, and the quintessential feel of a cozy fireside atmosphere. Twinkling lights, holiday cheer, fabulous food and drinks and attentive staff pampered us. We were kindly upgraded to a suite with views of the ocean, a bed that felt like sleeping on a giant fluffy pillow and exquisite furnishings. I must say I was most blown away by the food, I cannot remember the last time I saw an Amuse Bouche course in Maine...northern Maine for that matter. What a pleasant surprise! Overall, a lovely stay and a wonderful location close to everything in Camden...but just far enough away to feel like you have entered another world.


Ahh to be back at the Camden Harbour Inn!

5 on December 07, 2015

My husband and I were delighted to return to the lovely Camden Harbour Inn last month. The Inn was as charming and cozy as we remembered, but the service and dining were at an all-time high! Our Sunday brunch, which consisted of lobster eggs benedict and light and fluffy cranberry-almond pancakes were out of this world! We would highly recommend a visit, if even for a quick, little romantic getaway!


2 flights of steep stairs to get to the room is challenging for seniors

3.8 on October 19, 2015

the Hotel was pleasant along with the staff.


Wonderful place, beautiful views, fabulous service

4.6 on October 03, 2015

We stayed at the Camden Harbor Inn for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. A nice surprise was that they arranged at no cost to us a sail out of the harbor on a great boat with a couple other guests from the Inn. They arranged dinner at Natalie's which was wonderful and suggested and made a reservation at another restaurant for the other night. An excellent experience!


Wonderful inn and staff

4.6 on September 22, 2015

We stayed two nights and it was wonderful. Great harbor view from our room, wonderful service, an amazing dinner at Natalie's and a great recommendation by Kate for Francine's. We also got a sail on the Surprise which was a surprise and much appreciated. The bed and comforter was cozy and just right.


Our new most favourite place to have stayed

5 on September 19, 2015

Our first visit to New England outside of Boston but it will not be oir last. Everything about this hotel was perfect made all the better by the exemplory service from the friendly well trained staff. Service with a smile Natalies restaraunt is up there with the best and I believe is recognised as such by everybody. Most of all no stress and total relaxation in this beutiful place.


AUGUST 2015 STAY

4.2 on September 01, 2015

The service and food were amazing, as is the property's situation. Rooms are individualized and lovely. The price of the rooms is not a great value...feels a bit overpriced.


Beautiful weekend at Camden Harbour

5 on August 18, 2015

I didn't know what to expect - but was pleasantly surprised on all accounts. The food was wonderful - our room (Ceylon) spacious and charming -- and the service was outstanding. Wonderful to sit on the porch and take in Penobscot Bay with a glass of wine and good book. Can't recommend it highly enough.


Returned to Camden 35 years later in style!

5 on May 17, 2015

Returned to Camden after being away for 35 years and did so in style! Had a marvelous stay at this charming Inn with a first rate staff. Best blueberry pancales ever, too!! Thank you!!!


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Rooms & Rates

The Taiwan Junior Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The New Amsterdam Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Curacao

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Delagoa Bay

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

Sumatra

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

Deshima

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Malabar Coast

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

New Netherland

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Malacca

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ceylon

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

Bonaire

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Cape Colony

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

Batavia

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

Macassar

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

Dutch Brazil

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Java

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Siam Junior Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Mauritius Junior Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Royal Dutch Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Surinam Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

rental fee

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Location

Location Type

Tranquil, 3 minute walk to harbor landing/village center, Spectacular harbor, mountain and bay views.

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 85 miles

Directions to property:

From Route 1 North in the town of Camden, turn right onto Bayview St 1/2 mile up hill.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , DVD' s on site, Flat-screen TV in rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, All available in the area, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In high and premium season a minimum stay of 2 nights is required
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: In low season 50% and in high season 50% with a minimum of two full nights.
  • Cancellations: A 50 dollar administration fee will be charged until two weeks before arrival and the full amount will be charged within the two weeks. However we will try to re-sell the room and if we are able to do so, the deposit will be returned minus a 50 dollar administration fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cate, Marjorie and Christopher

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, French, German

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 07:30AM - 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: The Lounge for express breakfast, Guest room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , on request


Signature Dish

Menu Homard Grand Crû ( grand lobster menu)
We are proud to announce that Camden's best restaurant, Natalie's, is reopening at the Camden Harbour Inn. Chef de Cuisine Lawrence Klang and his crew will create an unforgettable dining experience. The fully air-conditioned restaurant features dramatic views of the harbor and Mount Battie, and has heated decks. Natalie's is designed after an early 1900s French restaurant with contemporary elements. Reservations are strongly recommended