Mira Monte Inn

69 Mt Desert Street , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)


Inn: 1864 Bar Harbor estate graced by porches, balconies, bay windows; library, parlor, formal dining room, thirteen, guest rooms. Antiques, Victorian period furnishings; firm beds, remote cable TV's, phones, A/C. 11 fireplaces. Friendly helpful staff. Full breakfast buffet. Afternoon refreshments. In heart of historic district on 2 quiet acres featuring exquisite gardens. Easy walk to shops, restaurants, waterfront. Five minutes to National Park. Suites: separate building on property.



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  • Guest room3.5
  • Service3.0
  • Value3.0
  • Cleanliness3.5
  • Onsite Dining2.5

Zero hospitality

1.8 on September 03, 2014

The service at this B&B was far below average. The young girl was very rude and impatient when we arrived. She refused to let us see the room before paying and did not offer to help with bags or provide us with any information. The room itself was old and musty with an old stall shower and springy bed. They offered a cocktail hour which was really just chips and dip and not replenished when it ran out half an hour early. The tea and coffee was as cheap as it gets and all you get for breakfast is a motel-style buffet. For the same price there are a dozen other lovely B&Bs with wonderful hospitality and customer service and delicious, local food for the same price. Do yourself a favor and stay at one of them.

A favorite since 1981!

4.4 on May 28, 2009

No doubt this review is somewhat biased, as we stayed at Mira Monte the year Marian Burns opened it, and became friendly with her. We have returned a number of times as our circumstances permitted, and have marveled at the improvements Marian has fashioned over the years. Though we generally seek lower-priced accommodations, Mira Monte is the closest to an ideal B&B that we have experienced, and when we do stay there it's like "coming home"! Frank and Irene H.

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Small town


Bangor, ME (BGR)

Directions to property:

Rte 1A to Ellsworth then Route 3 to Boer Harbor.(or Rte 3 from Augusta to B.H.) 150 miles (Rte 95 to Aupresta, Rte 3 - BH) from portland ME

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Acadia National Park, Birdwatching, Photography, Gardens, Sailing/ large & small vessels, Painting, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Piano , 2 bedroom housekeeping suite available weekly

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Ranger-guided free tours in Acadia Park, Nature sea cruises, Shopping, Whale watching, Summer theater/concerts, Rock climbing , Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out::
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks



Kathryn Moore- Testa

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , No

About the innkeepers

We are natives of Bar Harbor & know Acadia Park trails & the surrounding harbors like old friends. Marian helped design and create the Wild Gardens of Acadia, and the Living Laboratory at the local elementary school.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room