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Atlantic Ark Inn
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
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“The Best!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Just returned from Booth Bay and Atlantic Ark Inn for the second time where the atmosphere is always positive . Michelle keeps it immaculate and her serenity is relaxing! Devon never ceases to be cheerful and his food leaves everyone smiling too!! Outstanding breakfasts...and snacks, too!!! Donna provides a tastefully appointed inn which we hope to enjoy for a third time some day! We chose the private cottage with its shady porch, it's own garden and comfy interior. Staying there added a joyful element to our stay in picturesque Boothbay Harbor!!!!

Room Tip: We have chosen the private cottage twice and would again, but conversations with other guests tell u...
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Of all the B&B's my wife and I have stayed in this is THE BEST ! Here is why: 1. Clean, looks like it was just remodeled BUT it has looked this good for the 10+ years we have stayed there. Although the stays were not consecutive years, the Inn has been kept up immaculately getting better with every visit! 2. Even if you are a first time guest, you will feel so welcome. Devon, Donna and Michelle have honed the art of bed and breakfast to perfection (it is not like an inn where you feel like you have just walked into someone's private party) and will soon realize the other guests are friendly.... It will feel like "home" to you. You can socialize with others OR keep to yourself. It is, after all, Your Vacation. 3. You can park at the inn and walk across the footbridge into "Downtown Booth Bay Harbor" or you can take the free trolley during the daytime. No need to worry about the lack of parking in town. 4. Sleeping there is GREAT TOO! All rooms have air conditioning but most of the time you'll not need it. The bedding is wonderfully comfortable and there are chairs on the porch and balcony rooms as well as the cottage. Of course, all rooms have nicely appointed chairs, TV (if you want it), and WIFI (if you need it). 5. Disclaimer: I know this might sound like a sales pitch from an owner but be assured I (We, my wife and I) are not. We just love this location so much we gush with recommending it to family, friends, and now the internet community. 6. P.S. we also recommend the Cabbage Island Lobster Bake trip on a privately owned island. The boat to the island runs all summer and it is an experience to remember. Fort William Henry is also a short drive away. You can use Google to find the times and pricing

Room Tip: Quietest would be the cottage. All rooms are great. Bliss and Beauty have outdoor private balconie...
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Hanover, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We found the Inn after desperately searching for many days, and were grateful to get a room during the busy late July season. We were expecting "good enough" but instead found a piece of heaven in Boothbay Harbor. We stayed in the separate cabin which was pristine, comfortable,peaceful and had a view out to the harbor. The bed was wonderful- we slept so well. In the morning, we were treated to a gourmet breakfast of a french toast and berry creation of Devon which was astounding, really. We ate out on the deck with some newly made friends from Colorado (we're from New Hampshire) and it was scrumptious. Besides being a superb cook, Devon was friendly and helpful. So too was Donna, who gave us a tip the evening we arrived to try out the Whales Tail where we had a very nice outdoor dinner of lobster and clam chowder- both were terrific. I'm not one to write reviews but I wanted others to discover the Atlantic Ark in the future- unassuming from the outside, but warm, friendly and nourishing within!

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New York, NY
1 review
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We found this little gem on Trip Advisor and stayed there during a recent trip to the Booth Bay area. We were so completely delighted to find such a discovery, we wanted to share our experience with others looking for the quintessential harbor-front inn. Great location on the quaint and quiet side of the harbor, where a short walk across the footbridge into 'town' will transport you right into the heart of the coastal Maine experience. Wonderful innkeepers, delicious breakfast, great porch(es)...we loved it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We're just back from staying at Atlantic Ark and we echo what all the other reviewers have ranted about. Devon, Michelle and Donna do it with their unique style and you WILL feel pampered!. We REALLY liked, too, that Atlantic Ark was an easy short stroll AWAY from the downtown hub bub. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

We went back again this year for another visit. The Inn is lovely, spottless and convienent to walk over the foot bridge to Booth bay. The Best is the staff though. Donna, Devon and Michelle go out of their way to make you feel at home. Devons cooking is amazing too. The breakfasts couldnt be better. I also love the crackers and cheese at 4 pm. We came back every day to recharge and have a glass of wine and sit on the porch in the rockers and just Relax. It was great. At night there is tea and homemade cookies enjoy before bed. So nice. We will be back! Thankyou for making it so special for us!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

My husband and I just returned from the Atlantic Ark Inn where we stayed for five days. It was fantastic. The Inn is charming and spotless. We stayed in the cottage out back, which was formerly used to make and store lobster traps but has been renovated beautifully. We had our own porch with a peaceful garden and view of the bay. The day started with an exceptionally prepared breakfast shared at a common table with fellow travelers either on the porch or in the dining room, which is furnished with tasteful antiques. Donna, Devon and Michelle are warm and welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area. They go the extra mile for their guests. It was our first time in Maine and their suggestions (and directions!) were very useful. Even with a 10 hour drive home, we can't wait to return! We highly recommend this inn.

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Property: Atlantic Ark Inn
Address: 62 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2129
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Atlantic Ark Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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