Primrose Inn-Historic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast

73 Mount Desert St , Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1327 USA (Show map)

About

This romantic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast is perfectly located just a short stroll from all of the wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and activities that make Bar Harbor a world-class destination and just a mile from magnificent Acadia National Park. Built in 1878, the historic Primrose Inn is decorated in a light Victorian style that encourages guests to relax and enjoy their time away. Guests will enjoy the comfortable elegance of spacious rooms, each with a private bathroom, high ceilings, and carefully appointed with selected antiques and period reproductions. Many rooms feature cozy gas fireplaces, spa tubs, adjoining sitting rooms as well as private porches. The Primrose Inn has been enhanced with today’s most requested guest amenities such as luxurious linens, flat-panel televisions with built-in DVD players in each guest room, individually controlled air conditioning, wireless internet access throughout the inn, guest refreshments at no additional charge. Guests of the Primrose Inn will enjoy a hearty full breakfast each morning with a choice of hot entrees served fireside in our dining room or on our outdoor wrap-around front porch. Our “Afternoon Tea,” featuring an assortment of freshly baked treats from the Primrose Inn’s kitchen, is very popular with our guests and many plan their day around returning to the inn to relax and enjoy it before dinner. So journey to this wonderful island just off the coast of Maine.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

August stay

5 on August 20, 2018

Terrific bed and breakfast in Bar Harbor and very convenient to everything.


Perfect Bar Harbor getaway

5 on May 21, 2018

Excellent location, easy parking and walk to town, very friendly and helpful hosts, and delicious breakfasts! Rooms are very comfortable, great shower, nice to have coffee available early as well as snacks. Very helpful library of hikes and other points of interest.


The Primrose Inn offers you MORE than the comforts of home.

4.8 on November 02, 2017

The staff at Primrose Inn have thought of everything to make you feel comfortable and welcome during your stay from flashlights for your walk downtown to a DVD movie library if you decide to stay in. The rooms are clean and lovely. The Inn is in perfect condition and obviously well cared for. I loved the breakfasts most of all. I am still dreaming about their praline french toast. I will be back!


40th Anniversary Vacation!

5 on October 26, 2017

This is a excellent B&B in a great neighborhood! Our kids organized and purchased an entire trip for us to celebrate our anniversary and they made the perfect choice with the Primrose Inn. We would have stayed another week if we didn't need to be back home the following week! Highly recommended!


Fabulous inn, gracious innkeeper, great location

5 on October 26, 2017

One of the nicest B&Bs we've ever stayed in. The inn was spotless and the staff went out of their way to insure we felt at home and give us insight into the local activities. I would recommend this to anyone without reservation.


Awesome stay at Primrose Inn

5 on October 24, 2017

It was a wonderful stay for us at Primrose. The inn was very well kept and everyone working there were very nice to us. The inn is located very close to the Bar Harbor downtown and is walkable distance to major restaurants and bars


Fantastic Stay

5 on October 23, 2017

We had a great 3 night stay in Room 5. The hosts were incredibly friendly and the food was incredible. Primrose Inn is just a short walk into town and on the same street that will take you straight into Acadia National Park, so the location is very convenient. Would definitely recommend and will be back, hopefully soon.


Comfortable Place to stay in Bar Harbor

4.2 on October 19, 2017

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Primrose Inn. It's in a great location..easy to walk to town and waterfront. The breakfast served was very taste with cookies, tea and coffee available in the afternoon. Our rooms were on the first floor so we did hear noise from the rooms above us. Might be better to be on an upper floor. Rooms were comfortable..bathrooms in first floor rooms are small.


The best B&B we've ever stayed at

5 on October 17, 2017

This was our 3rd stay at the Primrose, and we can't say enough good things about it. We visit Bar Harbor and Acadia Park every year, and this is the only place we would consider staying at. Melissa and her staff are amazing; the inn is always clean, everything is in its place and breakfast is great every day. Save your time doing "research", and just stay at the Primrose when you visit Bar Harbor! Can't wait to stay there again!


Wonderful room and a great location in Bar Harbor

4.2 on October 16, 2017

We had a very nice stay at Primrose Inn - our room was large, the bathroom was large, and we had an additional sitting room for relaxing in. The bed was quite comfortable and our room was perfectly clean. Two minor things that distracted from the stay: 1) People getting up early (3:30 AM) for the Mt. Cadillac sunrise were rather loud. It's an older house and creaks as people walk around on the level above or come down the stairs. Would be good to ask people to walk quietly, close doors quietly, etc, when getting up before 6 AM. 2) Breakfast was good but not filling if you're going to be hiking all day. And for vegetarians, very little protein - mostly waffles, muffins, cereal. I requested but did not receive eggs with my breakfast. So, bring your own supplemental food if you're going to be physically active during the day. Other than that, we greatly enjoyed our stay and I'd definitely go back again. Very friendly and helpful staff made our stay pleasant.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

This second floor room features high ceilings, a romantic 4 posted queen size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding, a cozy gas fireplace, plenty of natural light from its seven windows and a private balcony overlooking the front of the property. The private bathroom has the added feature of beautifully tiled walk-in shower.

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

Room 2

This second floor room features high ceilings, a romantic queen-size four-poster bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding and a cozy gas fireplace. The private bathroom has the added features of a whirlpool spa bathtub and a period marble sink.

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

Room 3

This second floor room features high ceilings, a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub.

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

Room 4

This second floor room features beautiful Maine "cottage-style" furniture, high ceilings, a romantic king-size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding, a cozy gas fireplace, a private bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the gardens in the front of the property.

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

Room 5

One of our "Mini-Suites," this second floor room features a queen-size bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes a comfortable twin daybed that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book and can also accommodate a third guest in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Room 15

This spacious second floor two-room suite features cottage-style furniture with a queen-size bed. The adjoining sitting room includes a comfortable twin daybed, two wing back chairs and an additional flat-panel TV with a built-in DVD player. This room can accomodate 3 people. Including infants and children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Room 6

This second floor room is one of our coziest rooms and features a queen-size bed and a private bathroom.

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

Room 7

One of our "Mini-Suites," this second floor room features a queen-size "Wesley Allen" cast iron bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes two wing chairs that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book.

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

Room 8

This first floor room is one of our most popular rooms and features a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a roomy walk-in shower. The room has the added feature of a private porch overlooking the front gardens.

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

Room 9

This first floor room features high ceilings, a King Size Bed, a cozy gas fireplace and a private porch. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub.

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

Room 10

One of our "Mini-Suites," this first floor room features a queen-size "Wesley Allen" cast iron bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes two wing chairs that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book.

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

Room 11

One of our "Mini-Suites," this first floor room features a queen-size bed, a private bathroom and an adjoining "sitting room" that gives guests extra room to "stretch out." The sitting room includes a desk and a wing chair that guests can use to relax and enjoy a good book.

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

Leffingwell Room

This first floor room features beautiful Maine "cottage-style" furniture, a romantic king-size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding, a cozy gas fireplace and a private porch. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub.

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

Holland Room

This first floor two-room suite features a romantic king-size "Wesley Allen" cast iron canopy bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding and a cozy gas fireplace in the bedroom and a beautiful porch right outside its private entrance. The adjoining sitting room includes a comfortable twin daybed, two wing chairs and an additional flat-panel television with a built-in DVD player. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub. This room can accomodate 3 people including infants and children

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

Room 16

This spacious second floor two-room suite features beautiful Maine “cottage-style” furniture, a queen-size bed with luxurious pillow-top bedding and a cozy gas fireplace in the bedroom. The adjoining sitting room includes two wing chairs and an additional flat-panel television with a built-in DVD player. The private bathroom has the added feature of a Kohler "BubbleMassage" air-jetted spa bathtub for relaxing after a day in Acadia National Park.

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

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  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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Location

Location Type

Bar Harbor Historic Downtown area, Frenchman Bay nearby, Acadia National Park nearby, Downtown, Island, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

By Car – “Fastest” Route (via Bangor) • From I-95 North take Exit 182A onto I-395 E towards Bangor • Follow I-395 E to Exit 6A onto US-1A E towards Ellsworth/Bar Harbor • Follow US-1A E into Ellsworth where 1A becomes ME-3 • Follow ME-3 (through Trenton) onto Mt. Desert Island • Once onto Mt. Desert Island make a sharp left at the Exxon station and stay on ME-3 • Follow ME-3 into Bar Harbor (past “The Cat” Ferry and College of the Atlantic on the left)for about 10 miles • At the 1st stop sign turn left onto Mt. Desert Street • The Primrose Inn is one block after the turn on the left • Enter the parking lot via Mt. Desert Street just past the Primrose Inn sign

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Brewery, GOLF at Kebo Valley, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Private Off-Street Parking, Guest Refrigerator, Ice Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Whale Watching, Schooner Sailing, Bi-Plane Sightseeing, Paint-Your-Own Pottery, Rock Climbing, Nature Boat Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Completely non-smoking in Inn and on porches and balconies
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes ONLY Holland Room, Rooms 5 & 15 can accomodate 3 guests.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No NO PETS!
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Melissa Collier DeVos

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

The Innkeeper Melissa Collier DeVos bought the Inn on April 23, 2012. Melissa has been in the lodging business for 26 years. She and her family owned and operated the Bar Harbor Motel on Eden Street. In January of 2012 they sold the motel and Melissa purchased the Primrose Inn.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, and on the wrap-around front porch

Special meal options

We do our best to accommodate all dietary restrictions.


Signature Dish

Sandy's Chocolate Mousse
This is the best Mousse this side of Cadillac Mountain :o)


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