Inn at Southwest

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


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

Great B & B

5 on October 02, 2017

My wife and I were in in Southwest harbor for 4 days. Was glad we found this place. Dora & Daniel are great hosts and Daniel is a great cook. Every breakfast was different and was excellent. Dora and Daniel were very accomidating. We had an early tour one morning and they mad sure that we had breakfast served before we left for our tour. They know the are as well and had some recomendations for places to see as wel las to eat. Will definately stay here again if we are in the area. They are in a nice area as well and the prices are better than downtown Bar Harbor. There are board games and books available as well.

Wonderful stay with the best innkeepers ever!

5 on April 25, 2015

Our family stayed at the Inn at Southwest last August and had the most fabulous time! We were so cared for by Dora and Daniel that my 3 kids do not want to go anywhere else this summer except back to this Inn! We started each day with delicious breakfasts (and they offered many choices for our kids too, even GF!) and then had the most incredible baked goods in the afternoons. Really, we were all spoiled and hope to return soon!

The best part of the trip

5 on October 26, 2014

24 hour coffee and tea with fresh made punch and homemade cookies/muffins, and candy everywhere. Plenty of comfortable chairs around a fireplace made mingling with other guests late at night a relaxing end to a day of hiking. Wonderful hosts made us feel welcome and at home. Above all, the inn is filled with antiques, making it a historical delight. Plan for a few days because you won't want to leave.

Innkeepers were the best

3.6 on October 25, 2014

The house and the proprietors were excellent. Service was way beyond our expectations. Breakfast was outstanding. Only negative was a surprising amount of traffic noise during the night and very early morning from the street which was rather close to our room. For a heavier sleeper it may not be an issue.

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!!

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Location Type

Acadia National Park, Island, Oceanview, Small town


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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Fridge, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, 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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  • 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 Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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Dora & Daniel

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • 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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