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The Moorings Inn Waterfront

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Moorings Inn is old. The floors creak, the stairs are narrow, the windows are single pane, but that's part of the charm of the place. The complimentary breakfast was complete with a number of nice baked goodies. The coffee was good- you'll find the water for the coffee out on the porch. I would recommend getting to the breakfast early...

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MooringsInn, Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. Serenity by the sea , in a warm inviting atmosphere is the way we have been for 5 generations! The owner tries to preserve the past with subtle modern conveniences such as wifi and cable TV. Being one of the oldest buildings on Mt. Desert Island is...

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you want to feel a peaceful state of mind in a setting right out of Hollywood, then The Moorings in Southwest Harbor is IT! They call it the quiet side of Mt.Desert Island, and it is. Peaceful, serene, slower paced. At chance to truly relax from the worries of life. This quaint Inn is everything to enjoy. Beautiful harbor...

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MooringsInn, Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets , sparkling water, cool ocean breezes, and dancing boats all within a stones throw- this is what we have . Every accommodation but 2 have an ocean view. Relaxing rooms,suites, and cottage are all here for the taking. No two accommodations are the same . We have something for everybody and the staff strives to compliment...

Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Woke to lobster boats heading out of harbor to witness a magical sunrise - yes, the rooms are that close to the water. Comfy inn on the water with ample adirondack chairs to see the sunset reflecting on Cadillac Mountain and MDI. Nice quiet side alternative to the Bar Harbor. Second floor rooms are up steep stairs so that's the...

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a dump. The photos of the rooms were either not the same place or changed in some way. Our room is an addition, converted from a mobile home The bathroom is small, unfinished and does not even afford privacy from the outside. The furniture is old, mismatched and cheap. The setting is quiet and pretty.

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MooringsInn, Owner at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

Unfortunately we could not satisfy your concerns while you were here. We did offer to give you a credit but we did not have another accommodation that you could stay in for your entire trip without moving. This room was booked online and the photos do depict what it actually looks like. This "light house wing" was not converted from...

New York
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Moorings Inn is lovely, and a great point from which to enjoy Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. The Inn is located in a quiet neighborhood, overlooking the harbor. Our room, Theoline, was one of the smaller rooms on the first floor, perfect for our needs. The huge picture window overlooked the harbor and provided a wonderful breeze...

Thank fixitswife
Waldo County, Maine
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed in their third story suite. The view from there of Southwest Harbor, Somes Sound and Acadia National Park was breathtaking. The suite was comfortable with two bedrooms, a bath, and a kitchen-living room-dining room, and a large front deck overlooking the view. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well-supplied with utensils, dishes, and pots and pans. We didn't...

Thank Bogwiggle
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I love this place. I stayed here as a little girl way back when, and had the opportunity to return this summer. I absolutely love the location and love the inn. We stayed in one of the cottages. It was perfect for the 2 of us. They have several cottage options. The cottages all have either full kitchens or kitchenettes....

Thank Rachel M
Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Quaint and comfortable. Love being near the harbor watching boats come and go. Our room was very comfortable and had a small kitchen that was perfect for prepping a few meals to save money through the week. There are many Acadia National Park trails located within a few miles of the Inn. Next door is a ship yard servicing boats...

Thank Ruth d
Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Online reservations are easy and straightforward, the folks working at Moorings are super-friendly and knowledgeable, the small breakfast setup is great and housekeeping is perfect! We love the Dauntless accommodation with its scenic view of the harbor, roominess, balcony and charming bath fixtures! The drive into town from the Inn is a short hop, access to less-traveled hikes is easy...

Thank Edgar I
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed here in early August, and the views, location and relaxed atmosphere were ideal. You can pay much more and get fancier furnishings, but no place has better views of the harbor or a friendlier staff. We stayed in the Top Deck unit. Furniture and amenities are a bit shabby and worn, but that adds to the relaxation factor....

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic waterfront inn located at the base of Somes Sound , the only natural fjord on the east coast. Relax and try to hear the "somes sound" as you unwind and breathe in the salt air. Cottages, suites, and rooms await you. Boating facilites on site with captains eagerly awaiting to transport you to one of the outter islands to explore or to simply admire the scenery from a boat of your choosing-sail or motor. Cottages have wood burning fireplaces and whirlpool tubs with ocean side porches. We inn vite you to drop your anchor here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moorings Inn Waterfront

Address: 133 Shore Rd., Route 102-102A, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
The Moorings Inn Waterfront Hotel Manset
The Moorings Inn Waterfront Southwest Harbor, Maine
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“My room was over the entry door and noisy when people went in and out. It's amazing how noisy people are when they enter a foyer.”
  • The parlor in my suite.
  • The parlor in my suite.
  • Sunset view of the bay from Moorings Inn.
hikerbabe2016, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The two ocean-facing units at the beach-front cottage were the best, from my vantage point.”
AdventureDad123, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a suite on the harbor side for town/water views”
38barbaram, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose a coastal view at the inn.”
614sylvial, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“If you need room to turn around, ask for a larger room.”
EcoArtTraveler, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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