Inn at Ullikana

16 The Field , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)

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About

Secluded and romantic, the Inn at Ullikana, built in 1885, is one of the few early cottages still remaining in Bar Harbor. Only a minute from the center of town our quiet location offers a haven of hospitality. From our terrace overlooking the harbor, start your day with a sumptuous breakfast. We are proud to be a member of Select Registry, and rated top pick by Fodors, An Explorer's Guide to Maine, and Moon Handbooks.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Five Days in Bar Harbor

5 on August 08, 2017

We stayed at The Inn at Ullikana for 5 nights in July/August 2017. The inn is spectacular (the pictures on the website do not do the rooms justice at all). The beds are the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in. We stayed in room six, which has a balcony overlooking the harbor, and we kept the door open at night -- it was heavenly. Breakfast was delicious and different every day. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We will be back! Annmarie & David Wood


Unfortunate "renovation"

2.2 on August 03, 2017

We have been coming here every summer for over 10 years and despite the knowledge that the Inn changed ownership this year decided to return, based on it is remarkable location and our favorite rooms terrace overlooking the water. Regrettably the new owners gutted the Inn, transforming the quirky, artsy and unique rooms into something more typical of a chain hotel and eliminating the common living room. Also, the former three course gourmet breakfasts were replaced by mostly monotonous egg dishes, daily banana chocolate chip bread, and vanilla yogurt topped with a few pieces of unripe fruit. One breakfast of our 6 mornings was actually good--a day when the weekend cook was present. For all this, the room rate was increased considerably. We will not be back.

Innkeeper Response
What a disappointment for us that you were disappointed when you were at Ullikana! We realize that it is sometimes difficult to accept change when you have been staying for so many years at Ullikana. The previous owners decided to sell their property to us so that (as they say) "we could take it a step further". They did a wonderful job for 25 years. The wildly unpredictable art and great MDI map was theirs to take when they sold the inn. We believe that guests like you would enjoy the new $25,000 hot water system for constant hot water to guaranty hot showers, a new $24,000 electrical system to eliminate the daily blown circuit breakers of the past, we replaced the old bedding with brand new top of the line residential quality Stearns and Foster beds and 600 thread count 100 percent cotton sheets, fluffy down alternative comforters, new fluffy bath towels, many brand new bathrooms, several brand new suites with king bed in the bedroom and separate gas fire-placed sitting area, decorator window treatments, bedding and coordinating high quality residential fabrics on our furniture and plantation shutters in some rooms. We've freshly painted the woodwork and have chosen lovely new designer residential wall coverings, as well as added mostly all new or refurbished furnishings. Since Ullikana is the 2nd oldest cottage in Bar Harbor, we insulated the exterior and interior walls as well as the floors so that our guests will experience a quiet night's sleep. Many of the old windows have been replaced by beautiful Morgan windows to look exactly like the original vintage windows. You're correct, Ullikana has changed. Many of the 2017 guests are loving what they experience and we're having a lot of fun serving our guests. As you know, your rate was the rate that the former owner had quoted you. We have honored all of the reservation rates that were previously reserved prior to our taking over the property. Unfortunately, in any business there is some turnover. We regret that you've missed the housekeepers that you'd become accustomed to. Fortunately for us, our managers are still in place. Lastly, all of our breakfast items are made in-house daily. We tailor each morning's breakfast options to suit our guests dietary needs and restrictions, and we select local, seasonal products. We were under the impression that you were happy when we accommodated your special request for only egg whites and dry toast or boiled eggs daily. We love the island, too. We built and sold a Bar Harbor AAA 4 Diamond hotel and 5 Diamond AAA restaurant, which at the time was one of only 41 Five-diamond restaurants in North America. We operated for that property for 21 years. We retired briefly, but the inn-keeping business drew us back. We also own and operate a beautiful Belfast, Maine, boutique hotel that was recently awarded #9 of 25 Best Small Hotels in the USA for 2017. We love Ullikana and will continue to make upgrades and provide excellent guest services. We're just a little bit shocked that you were so unhappy here and wish that you would have expressed your feelings when we talked with you almost everyday. We're happy to help you with future reservations at one of the many wonderful Bar Harbor B&B's. We certainly appreciate your fondness for the wonderful previous owners.

- Owner (innkeeper)


Wonderful fine

4.6 on August 03, 2017

A perfect location, wonderful breakfast,nice relaxing afternoon enjoying wine and cheese. Judy and all the staff were so kind and helpful.


Beautiful place, awesome location

3.6 on July 22, 2017

The building and grounds are spectacular, and we liked our room a lot. The balcony overlooking the bay was great. We enjoyed the accommodations a great deal, even though there could have been more space to put things in the bathroom. The only issue we had was that both the choice and quality of the breakfast there was sub-par.


Best room in town...

4.4 on July 11, 2017

Excellent! Judy' graciousness, the location, and my room provided for a great stay. Definitely recommended!


Beautiful inn, great location in Bar Harbor

4.8 on June 14, 2017

My mother and I stayed at the Ullikana Inn in June 2017 and loved everything about it. Judy and the staff were friendly, helpful and keep the inn immaculate. We enjoyed the amenities including wine and cheese social hour! The inn and gardens are a beautiful place from which to explore Bar Harbor on foot, and a short drive from Acadia Natl. Park. The two breakfasts we had were fabulous!


Ullikana Bar Harbor

4.8 on October 24, 2016

Great B&B and owners and staff were exceptional.

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks for the nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

- Helene Harton (innkeeper)


Great friendly spot in Bar Harbor

4.2 on October 22, 2016

This guest house is in a great location within walking distance to many excellent restaurants and shops. The owners were very welcoming and great hosts. The property is very well maintained and comfortable. The only surprise was no television or radio in the room, however, the room was spacious and very well maintained. Would highly recommend a stay here.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the nice review and for recommending us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again

- Helene Harton (innkeeper)


Fall in Bar Harbor

5 on October 19, 2016

Our stay at the Ullikana was great. Roy and Helene were super nice hosts. The house has a lot of history and is in a perfect location. You can walk to everything within minutes. The breakfast was awesome. It's a cool place to just kick back and relax.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the kind review. we are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

- Helene Harton (innkeeper)


Perfect!!

5 on October 17, 2016

We traveled to Bar Harbor for our honeymoon and the Inn at Ullikana was absolutely beautiful. We love our rooms, the location, and of course...the tasty breakfast! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We had restful sleep and the owners were so very sweet and kind. Highly recommend!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the nice review and for recommending us. We are very happy you enjoy your stay. Hope to see you again on your anniversaries.

- Helene Harton (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Room 5

Elegant, stylish, chic and refined are just a few words to describe this beautifully renovated Harbor View room. Luxurious King Bed with exclusive 600TC sheets. Enjoy your favorite book in antique wicker chairs with beautiful cushion fabrics. Private terrace for fabulous harbor views. Private bath with tile shower. Second floor. AC, WIFI, TV, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $329 - $429

Room 6

A room with a view! This newly remodeled dreamy spacious room features a luxurious King bed with 600TC sheets and views of Frenchman's Bay. Beautiful sitting area and french door to terrace for enjoying the activities of the harbor on Frenchman's Bay. New private bath with tile shower. Second Floor. AC, WIFI, TV, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $329 - $429

Room 1

This adorable newly remodeled relaxing light filled room features a luxurious Queen bed with 600TC sheets. Private bath with tile shower. Second floor, AC, WIFI, TV, Clock Radio,Hair Dryer, Molton Brown Amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Room 7

This very private, spacious, third floor, guest room features a luxurious king bed with 600TC sheets and a terrace overlooking the harbor activities of Frenchman's Bay. Large sitting area. Private bath with tub/shower combination. AC, WIFI, TV, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown Amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $329 - $429

Room 3

Very spacious Room with large windows looking out over trees and our fountain. Large bathroom with a glass enclosed tiled shower, queen size brass bed, fireplace, and sitting area make this Room very cozy.

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

Nightly Rate: $299 - $399

Room 4

This enchanting newly remodeled room overlooking the garden fountain features a luxurious Queen bed with 600 TC sheets. All new Private bath with tile shower. Second floor. AC, WIFI, TV, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $259 - $299

Audrey's Room

Enjoy the serene, airy feel of this large room with cathedral ceiling, period furniture and a king-size bed. A large bathroom with a glass and tiled shower. Air-conditioned.

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

Nightly Rate: $279 - $359

Library Room

The decor of this newly renovated elegant suite showcases traditional casual furnishings, luxurious Queen bed and exclusive 600TC sheets. Separate sitting area with cozy gas fireplace. Private cozy bath with tiled shower. Ground level for easy no stairs access, AC, 2-TV's, Clock Radio, WIFI, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown Amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $299 - $329

Room 2

This cozy newly remodeled light filled room facing the Field features a luxurious Queen bed with 600 TC sheets. Private bath with tile shower. Second floor. AC, WIFI, TV, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown Amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $259

Jack Palmer

This all new romantic, sophisticated, sun filled suite features a luxurious King bed with exclusive 600TC sheets in the oversized bedroom. Beautifully appointed separate living area showcasing a cozy gas fireplace. Private bath with tub/shower combination, granite counter top and tile. Ground level for easy no stairs access, AC, 2-TV's, Clock Radio, WiFi, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown Amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $329 - $439

Molly

This all new beautiful and sophisticated Harbor View Suite with luxurious King bed and exclusive 600TC sheets in the bedroom. Beautifully appointed separate sitting area with cozy gas fireplace, lovely harbor views and traditional relaxing furnishings. Ground floor for easy no stairs access. Private bath with tub/shower combination, granite counter top and tile. AC, WIFI, 2-TV's, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Molton Brown Amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $329 - $459

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Mountains, Oceanview, Village

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Route 3 to Bar Harbor. Turn left on Cottage Steet. Take to Main Street and make right. Make first left after Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Building, continue onto gravel road down to water.Ba

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We generally require a 1 night deposit
  • Cancellations: We have a 3 week cancellation policy and refund 100% - $25
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ed and Judy Hemmingsen

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-9:30
  • Serving Location: Terrace overlooking water, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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