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“A gorgeous, luxurious B&B where every detail is considered, yet still wonderfully relaxed.”
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Kingsleigh Inn
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The rooms are wonderful and there is an exquisite 3-course breakfasts every morning. Pamela and Bryan are wonderful people who take excellent care of everyone. The home was built in 1904 and though freshly decorated and updated (tastefully) with air conditioning in each room, it still retains the feel and charm of the early 20th century. Beautifully decorated, but still cozy and relaxed. My wife and I spent 5 nights here in August of 2017 and we can't wait to visit again!

We stayed in the Abbott room which is on the second floor and has a deck facing the harbor. The room is also on the Main Street side of the house so there was some road noise, but not much. The room is well insulated with new windows, and there's even a noise machine in case it's too quiet for you. Amazing details are cared for like robes, slippers, cold water bottles for your trips into the park, and numerous guides to the trails of the park for hiking and biking, as well as local restaurant menus, etc. Their website provides as much information as you wish to consume and the pictures are excellent representations of the inn. (If anything, the photos may not do justice to how fresh and bright everything is.)

Southwest Harbor is on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island but still allows for easy access to Acadia National Forest and Bar Harbor. One thing to keep in mind: we kept hearing and reading from multiple sources that every place on the island can be accessed from any point in 20 minutes. I'm sure that's generally true, but it took a little longer to get to some places for us because it was the busy season (July and August). And allow more time if you're route includes Park Loop Rd.: It has few entry/exit points and generally has a 25-35 mph speed limit. .

Downtown Southwest Harbor is quaint, but it has a wonderful assortment of restaurants that will keep you well fed and plenty of shops - from hand-made crafts from Maine up to a wonderful jewelry shop. And all of this is within easy walking distance of the Inn. Enjoy your visit!

Stayed: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is among the very best B&Bs that my wife and I have ever stayed at. Who ever heard of a 5 course breakfast at a B&B? At the Kingsleigh Inn it is served every morning, and every morning it is scrumptiously different. This morning our breakfast dessert was a home-made mini banana split! And every afternoon there is a social hour which includes free wine, edibles and of course wonderful conversation with the other guests. Pamela and Bryan are wonderful hosts. They are warm, outgoing, welcoming and work hard to make your visit a memorable one. My wife and I have just returned home after our first visit to the inn and have already made a reservation for a longer visit next summer. Our whole experience made us really want to return.

Jim P

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

My daughter and I were looking for a quiet & comfortable place to stay with easy access to Acadia National park and area hiking trails, as well as shopping in Bar Harbor, and of course lobster! The Kingsleigh Inn fit the bill perfectly. The room was cozy with an updated bathroom and temperature control, and the veranda was a wonderful place for breakfast or just relaxing with a good book. And speaking of breakfast - wow! We had a choice each day of 2 amazing entrees, which were accompanied by a first course (beverage) and dessert! Hosts Pamela and Bryan took care of our every need, and provided coffee/treats all day and a 5pm happy hour with wine and apps! They also posted weather and tide information each day, which was a very nice touch. The town of Southwest Harbor is small but has a good share of restaurants and shops, and it is a close drive to all attractions on Mt. Desert Island. We were very happy with this location and will definitely return to the Kingsleigh Inn!

Room Tip: perfect for adult guests looking for quiet comfort
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank CarolandSara
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We stayed at Kingsleigh Inn for 3 nights in July. I have stayed in a lot of B&B's (over 100) over the years. I must admit that the amenities were among some of the most outstanding. You know, you stay somewhere and wish that the innkeeper provided a robe, or slippers, or flashlight, or iron, happy hour wine and snacks, cold water bottles, bug spray, walking sticks, umbrellas, and cookies or cakes throughout the day. Kingsleigh Inn is one of the best thought out places I have ever stayed at. The morning menus were very superior, and I loved my glass of port and rum chocolate in my room every night before bed. Chelsea room has a great balcony/view, but a very small room. Well thought out though, as you can store luggage under bed. Bryan and Pamela were outstanding hosts. I will highly recommend this B&B to whomever comes to the Mt. Desert area.

Room Tip: Chelsea room has fantastic views and balcony, but room is small. Bed is super high to allow luggage...
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Had the pleasure of staying 3 nights Bryan and Pamela were the best host we ever had.very clean great breakfast wonderful views ,,Had a harbor view...sun rise and the moon rising at night what a view from our deck

Room Tip: deck harbor views
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Additional Information about Kingsleigh Inn

Address: 373 Main St, PO Box 1426, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $190 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingsleigh Inn sits high on a hill, overlooking the harbor in the heart of Southwest Harbor catering to couples seeking the comfort and charm of an historic home, myriad amenities of a boutique hotel and welcoming hosts to ensure a memorable stay on Mount Desert Island. Our rates include a 3 course breakfast with choice of a different sweet or savory entree each day, in-room Port wine with homemade chocolates, afternoon cookies, early evening wine and hors d'oeuvres and all day coffee, tea and fresh ground espresso. We have private off-street parking, free WIFI, guest refrigerator with complimentary soda and bottled water, free guest phone (US and Canada), hiking sticks, books, trail guides and much more. ... more   less 

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