This is a well-located guest house right in the middle of Bar Harbor, but like most things in the town, it's more expensive than it ought to be. The hosts were pleasant, but the room was a bit basic, with a small television, a remote control that didn't work properly, and it looked a little shabbier than I expected for the money. The main disadvantage of old houses converted into guest houses is the thinness of walls and floors - I could hear the couple in the next bathroom having conversations, the wooden floors and doors creaked all over the house, and I was kept awake until 1.30 in the morning by the people in the room downstairs who were having an endlessly hilarious conversation, funny only to them. Breakfast was the strangest part of the stay - the owners are, I think, former bakery owners and there were some good bakery items available including homemade bagels. But it took a long time to be asked what we wanted, and the food was introduced by a strange little fruit salad of raspberries and mango dressed with salted lime juice. For dinner this is an admirable concept, but salted lime juice for breakfast didn't work for me, nor for most other people given how everyone else left it half-eaten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable and friendly century-old Victorian in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, just steps away from all that Bar Harbor has to offer. Rooms feature organic linens, private baths, hardwood floors, some with balconies. Full breakfast served every morning on our sun-lit porch, complimentary afternoon refreshments, handmade pastries and espresso. Off-street parking, cable, wifi, maps and books, knowledgeable innkeepers will help you get the most from your Acadia vacation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Acacia House Hotel Bar Harbor
- Acacia House Inn Bar Harbor, Maine