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“Expected a bit more for the money”
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Acacia House Inn
Ranked #15 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Expected a bit more for the money”
Reviewed 22 October 2011

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.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

Very pleasant stay. Room was very comfortable and breakfast was wonderful. Owners were very nice. Great location. Hope to make it back there for a longer stay

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

As a young couple, my husband and I are not generally drawn to bed and breakfasts. However, we took a chance and booked a few nights at the Acacia House Inn and, wow, we are so glad that we did. The whole experience was amazing. Acacia House is a great mix of homey and modern. The owners clearly know how to run an excellent B&B and all of the little touches made it a total 5-star experience. The rooms are comfortable and spotless, the bathroom is stocked with boutique bath products (and the shower is amazing - great water pressure), and the food is exquisite. Breakfasts offered a range of gourmet options and each started with an unexpected treat (e.g. blueberry compote with yogurt). The afternoon snacks were perfect and I love that tea and hot apple cider were available throughout the evening. We also ordered a hiker's lunch - turkey sandwiches on homemade bread - and it was the perfect meal for a day of biking in Acadia. The owners were friendly without being intrusive and were available to answer any questions that we had about bike rentals, Acadia trails, etc. Overall, one of our top hotel experiences ever. We can't wait to come back to Bar Harbor and the Acacia House Inn.

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Rescue, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Ciao all,
In all our travels around the world my wife & I have to say that the Acacia House Inn is one of the very best. Anne & Ralph are excellent host, and professional Bakers and Chef's. Breakfast was just Outstanding & Creative. The afternoon homemade pastries,coffee,tea,& juices were a nice surprise. Both are very helpful with info on hiking trails, restaurants, or any activity in
Bar Harbor & Acadia Nat. Park. Anne & Ralph have a passion to make sure your experience at their B&B is like being a family guest at their home.
Thank you Anne & Ralph, we will come back, Louie & Vera. ( Sept.30-Oct.5,2011)

Room Tip: Get any room in the Inn. It is very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2011

We (2 couples) stayed 2 nights and experienced 2 terrific breakfasts. Best blueberry pancakes, omelets, eggs, homemade bagels; a special one day was this light and very tasty baked polenta with poached eggs and homemade salsa. The next day pumpkin pancakes. Each breakfast started out with fresh fruit served in a unique way. (Watermelon with red basil and warm wild blueberries on Greek yogurt). Everything fresh and delicious. Ralph and Anna could not be nicer. The beds have pressed organic cotton sheets which felt so nice. Rooms clean and big enough. The location could not be better. Right in the middle of town but on a quite side street.

I sorry to see emiliana's negative review. Maybe because of Anna's absence, Ralph was stressed. We were not required to stick with any one offering at breakfast. They were glad to provide, for example, one big blueberry pancake along with the polenta special or one of our party just wanted bacon and eggs on english muffins. I had a blueberry pancake and pumpkin pancakes on the second day. Any requests were fullfilled by them. I almost forgot about the homemade cookies in the afternoons and the scones and blueberry danish sitting on the coffee counter when you come in for breakfast.

Room Tip: Some rooms are in the main house and some are over the carriage house in the rear. Both are fine.
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Property: Acacia House Inn
Address: 6 High St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1817
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
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Ranked #15 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price range (per night): $54 - $201
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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Acacia House Inn Bar Harbor, Maine

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