11 Best Bed and Breakfasts In Bar Harbor, Maine - Updated 2024

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In the Mount Desert Island lies a coastal town sitting on the Frenchman Bay, by the name of Bar Harbor. A part of Hancock County in Maine, the area has a total of 63.11 square miles (163.45 km2). Mountain tops and the sea breeze welcome those who visit the town. Experience the town by strolling through the streets, wandering through the town, visiting the beach, enjoying seafood, or even finding out about its history. So, stay for the night or more in a cottage, inn, motel, or other private accommodations like a house. If you’re looking forward to sleeping by the sea and waking up to a beautiful sunrise but wondering where to stay, here are the best bed and breakfast accommodations in Bar Harbor, Maine.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Yellow House

The image of a large wooden house with a porch and surrounded by trees is one that’s definitive of American living. Yellow House Bed and Breakfast captures that essence for people staying in Bar Harbor, Maine. Near the Shore Path and sea, look for a large classic Americana house with two chimneys and spacious porch with chairs decorating every corner. There are several rooms to choose from like the king room which has one king bed, a bathroom, heating, and WiFi. Sit on the porch and admire the scenery of the garden and trees.

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Yellow House Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 15 The Field
7.97 km (5.0 mi) from Acadia National Park

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services Canoeing

2. The Elmhurst Inn

Also managed by Robert and Anne Bahr, the Elmhurst Inn is a spacious inn with a garden that is located in 40 Holland Ave. There are rooms with two beds that can accommodate up to four people. A bathroom, heating, and free WiFi are also available in each room. The terrace is a place to overlook the garden and its surrounding area. Grab a drink or a book, unwind and relax on the terrace after a trip to town or other nearby attractions like parks and even the beach.

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The Elmhurst Inn

Address: 40 Holland Ave
7.36 km (4.6 mi) from Acadia National Park

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Hiking

3. Canterbury Cottage Bed & Breakfast (from USD 351)

This beautiful cottage located in downtown Bar Harbor provides cozy bed and breakfast accommodations. The dog-friendly property is open all year round and is minutes away from Acadia National Park.

Four private guest rooms are located on the second floor. The air-conditioned rooms come equipped with a comfy double bed and a private bathroom with a shower. You can book the cottage room if you would like a soak in the hot tub. There is a shared living area where guests can savor the morning coffee in front of the indoor fireplace. A delicious full breakfast is served every morning.

You can lock your room for safety and privacy before going out to sightsee. A laptop-friendly workspace equipped with free WiFi can be used for remote work if needed. Free parking can be availed onsite.

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Canterbury Suites B&B

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 23 Roberts Avenue
7.57 km (4.7 mi) from Acadia National Park

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi

4. Moseley Cottage Inn and The Town Motel (from USD 155)

Counted as one of the best inns in Bar Harbor, Maine, Moseley Cottage Inn & Town Motel has two choices of accommodation that you can choose from. The property is a classic styled American bed-and-breakfast inn with bright colors and humble decor. The beautiful interiors are suffused with wallpapers, decor, and period furniture. So the property can be a convenient place to stay and it will offer a pleasant experience, with its comfort and charm. This bed and breakfast has facilities such as bathrooms and WiFI. Probably the best perks of this place are its strategic location; the town, parks, and the sea are close. Moseley Cottage Inn & Town Motel is located a walking distance to most places of interest!

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Moseley Cottage Inn and The Town Motel

Wifi Available

Address: 12 Atlantic Ave
7.73 km (4.8 mi) from Acadia National Park

Parking Room service Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Free parking

5. Garden room at Canterbury Cottage

One of the best bed and breakfast in Bar Harbor, this one is at a stone’s throw away from Acadia National Park. Taking your dog into the wilderness can be fun but some places don’t accommodate them. Canterbury Cottage is an exception that allows dogs in their premises. A bed and breakfast with a warm atmosphere that can make you feel at home, cozy is the correct word for this classic cottage.

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7.56 km (4.7 mi) from Acadia National Park
127 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ROOM IN BED AND BREAKFAST 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
delicious homemade breakfast along with yummy freah coffee
comfortable room with bathroom - amenities like aveda shampoo and ghiradelli chocolate on the side table
the room and private bathroom was perfect for my husband and i
the room was the perfect size for the two of us
nice cozy room great breakfast
room was clean and cozy
the bedroom and bathroom were clean and nicely appointed
the bedroom was perfectly clean and welcoming
room is very clean highly recommend
wonderful place very clean and cute
tim is a super nice host
host is responsive and helpful
tim was a fantastic host
tim is an excellent host
hosts are amiable and welcoming
plus the location is an easy walk to restaurants and shopping downtown
great place in a great location
great location very nicely organized with onsite parking
great location too great visit
great location just steps away from restaurants shops and the harbor
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6. Chiltern Inn (from USD 399)

At 11 Cromwell Harbor Road, a luxury inn awaits with its high-end facilities such as an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, and even a private small cinema! Chiltern Inn offers the best B&B in Bar Harbor, Maine, like no other. It is warm and cozy, with a bed, bath, television, and also a bathrobe with slippers that add a nice touch to the accommodation. Aside from the included breakfast, Chiltern Inn also provides a serving of afternoon cheese and wine. Imagine sitting by a fireplace, enjoying some wine and cheese after a walk through town.

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Chiltern Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 11 Cromwell Harbor Road
7.23 km (4.5 mi) from Acadia National Park

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Hot tub/jacuzzi Heating Luggage storage

7. Black Friar Inn (from USD 185)

At a glance, the Black Friar Inn and Pub looks like it belongs in Europe and has served guests for ages. The truth is that you are still in Bar Harbor and this place intentionally resembles the classic inn look that you will find in Europe. Step inside and the interior is as charming as the building with decorations and overall atmosphere seemingly transporting you to another era. This Airbnb accommodation includes a bed for two guests, a bathroom, air conditioning, WiFi, and breakfast. Attached to a pub and restaurant, the lodging is lively at night.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
7.53 km (4.7 mi) from Acadia National Park
128 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ROOM IN BED AND BREAKFAST 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we stayed in room 3 and it was the perfect amount of space for me and my husband
you can't go wrong with the black friar: comfortable relaxed accommodating
nice pub on the premises and a great selection of included breakfasts
the room was clean upon arrival and the breakfast included was delightful
the included breakfast is amazing and the room was perfect for our stay
very clean and quiet place to sleep
stayed 2 nights and it was clean and comfortable
very clean very responsive to needs and the food at the pub is top shelf
hosts were friendly and helpful
can't forget to mention yummy breakfast thank you steven and staff
the room was well kept and everyone was responsive and respectful
great location in town
great location great breakfast
close enough to the action to access everything easily
cute place close to town and great free breakfast
amazing location and delicious breakfast provided
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8. Anne's White Columns Inn

Anne’s White Column’s Inn used to be a Christian Church of Science in the 1930s. In 1986, Anne and her husband Robert Bahr transformed the place into a sophisticated bed and breakfast with 10 rooms. So, if you are staying at this inn, you are also staying in one of the historical places in Downtown Bar Harbor. The facilities in each room are queen beds for two, a bathroom, WiFi, air conditioning, a view of the city and garden, a television, timeless decor, and a floral interior that makes it more sophisticated. Just like Chiltern Inn, cheese and wine are also provided for free in the afternoon.

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Anne's White Columns Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 57 Mount Dessert Street
7.36 km (4.6 mi) from Acadia National Park

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Hiking Cycling

9. Holland Inn B&B

Bar Harbor can be busy sometimes with all the people passing by and going about their business. If you are looking for a more calm place to stay, Holland Inn is the place to be. With a peaceful neighborhood, this bed and breakfast can be a pleasant place to start and end the day in Bar Harbor. All the essentials are available, including a bed for two guests, a bathroom, air conditioning, and a host who is eager to help.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
7.26 km (4.6 mi) from Acadia National Park
29 reviews  
ROOM IN BED AND BREAKFAST 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
she was funny and helpful but most importantly she is an amazing breakfast chef
the food was great and the room was exactly what we expected from a new england b&b
our room was super neat and clean
evin was an amazing host
innkeeper: evin was an amazing host
very friendly and excellent breakfasts
great location and cozy atmosphere
perfect location wonderful breakfast sweet host
overall the inn was great: convenient location cozy room friendly innkeeper
the holland inn is in an excellent location
great hospitality charming house convenient location to town
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10. The Shore Path Cottage (from USD 145)

A cottage by the sea. The Shore Path Cottage is a charming place to stay thanks to its main building, interior, and the view that you can get. It gives you a warm sensation of staying in the part of old Americana where nature seems unchanged. From the deluxe queen room to a three-bedroom suite with a view of the sea, all of the rooms have a bathroom, Wifi, heating, and an included breakfast to start your Harbor Bay vacation. There is also a shared living room with a fireplace and library to relax or read. The lawn in Shore Path Cottage offers a space to catch a panoramic view of the ocean to complete your Bar Harbor stay.

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The Shore Path Cottage

Address: 24 Atlantic Avenue
7.92 km (5.0 mi) from Acadia National Park

Non-smoking throughout Terrace WiFi available in all areas Non-smoking rooms Special diet menus (on request) Garden Free parking Newspapers

11. Aysgarth Station (from USD 205)

Aysgarth Station is a bed and breakfast that makes you feel like you’re staying in a friend’s house. It is located at 20 Roberts Avenue in a lovely neighborhood where everything in town seems close. Beds for two, bathroom, heating, WiFi, and a homey interior are the facilities available. With its surrounding houses and a hint of greenery from trees and the garden, Aysgarth Station can be a pleasant place to stay in Bar Harbor. Agamont Park, The Abbe Museum, West Street Historic District, and Great Meadow Walk are some of the places that can be reached on foot.

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Aysgarth Station

Address: 20 Roberts Avenue
7.53 km (4.7 mi) from Acadia National Park

Internet services Private parking Free WiFi Packed lunches Parking Daily housekeeping On-site parking WiFi Available

A serene coastal town

A stay in Bar Harbor means that you get all that the coastal town offers. After you pick one of the vacation rentals above, prepare for an adventure or a calm vacation, whichever you choose! Take a drive or use a shuttle to Acadia National Park where there are natural wonders such as woodlands, coastline, and mountains. Sand Beach, a part of Acadia, is also a place not to be missed. It has trees and a mountain close to the sands and the sea. Stroll right into town to visit a local restaurant, bar, and maybe do some shopping. At the end of it all, stay in one of the bed and breakfasts in and near Bar Harbor, Maine. Whether its an inn, motel, cottage, or a church that has been turned into a house, a visit to Bar Harbor won’t be complete without staying for the night in one of the bed and breakfasts on this list.

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