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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Southwest Harbour was a nice quiet alternative to Bar Harbour and the Inn was down a very quiet side street. Great for sleeping as there was no traffic whizzing by or late night revelers. The Downeaster was suitable for a couple although I would suggest the Inn put a small notation on this room's website listing noting that the ceiling... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2012

We visited and stayed at Harbour Cottage Inn for three days with our kids of 11 and 14. It was a more than pleasant experience. Of course the weather was great, that helps, but the service, the location and the rooms were the best we ever had in a B&B. And let's not forget breakfast! Being quite selective on that... More 

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Yountville, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Two friends and I stayed four nights at this charming B&B. The accommodations are clean and pleasant, and the breakfasts are noteworthy. Our charming host helped us in planning a trip to Acadia National Park and provided useful information throughout our stay.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

This was one of my first inn experiences, not my usual choice when I travel. This was perfect for me, very clean and relaxing environment and very unobtrusive style inn. Stayed in the Carriage House for 3 nights and loved it. There is no ocean view, but there are actually no real views that are worth paying for in Southwest... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2012

We spent 3 perfect days at The Harbour Cottage Inn. Our day began with gourmet breakfasts, then our hosts helped direct us to the best options of hiking and eating for our day. We came home to rest and relaxation on the covered porch and beds. Wine glasses were made available, as well as a sweet treat. Don, Doug, and... More 

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Belleair, Florida, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2012

As a family with two boys 10 and 12, we enjoyed the warmth and peacefulness at the Harbour Cottage Inn. Breakfast was a gourmet feast perfect before hiking in Acadia National Park and the common room was a great place to play chess and read. Doug and Don have created an aura of calm that permeates the Harbour Cottage Inn.... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We spent a lovely four night stay at Harbour Cottage Inn this week. The breakfasts are very good and everything else about the property is top-notch. We stayed in The Dory - a king bed corner room on the second floor. The second window allowed for a refreshing cross breeze, great for sleeping with nature's air conditioning blowing fresh off... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

I just returned from my stay at the Harbour Cottage Inn, where my fiancee and I stayed from July 7-11. It lived up to my high expectations and then some. It was simply charming. the proprieter, Don and his partner, have left no detail unturned. The room we clean and very nicely furnished (just as the website would indicate). The... More 

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Ever since I saw the funny Ben Stiller movie “Flirting with Disaster” in 1996, I’ve been convinced that, like Ben’s character, I am not “good B&B people.” It’s something about finding lace doilies on every flat surface; having to converse with other travelers at breakfast whether I want to or not; and having to put up with late check-ins, early... More 

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Senoia, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

My husband and I spent four nights at Harbour Cottage Inn. From the moment we walked through the front door, we felt like we were at home. The Inn is in a residential area near a working harbor and a Coast Guard station. It was very quiet and peaceful. We even saw several deer in the front yard. Breakfast was... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Harbour Cottage Inn, a premier bed and breakfast providing very private and elegant lodging in the quiet and historic village of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Our beautiful location is steps away from a picturesque working harbor, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, which makes many great adventures possible. The inn is furnished with museum quality art and antiques, and all of our 11 incredible guest rooms and suites offer cozy, comfortable and well-appointed spaces to relax, refresh and renew. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suite offering relaxing accommodations for 1 couple 2 couples or even a family of 6. Unlike most bed and breakfasts, some of these suites have private living areas, decks and kitchens. Imagine starting your day over a lovingly prepared breakfast on the porch, or in the living room by the fireplace. Explore restaurants, shopping, marinas and lobster wharves near our Mount Desert Island lodging. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Harbour Cottage Inn

Address: 9 Dirigo Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4454
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: €148 - €263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harbour Cottage Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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