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“Great hosts and food, so-so on everything else”
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Kingsleigh Inn
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great hosts and food, so-so on everything else”
Reviewed 10 January 2006

We stayed here for a few nights in leaf season. Our room was immaculate, nicely designed, and bed was very comfy. However, the room was very, very small, to the point of being too-close-for-comfort and inconvenient, and not even the smallest room.

I've traveled a lot and have seen a lot of places and my assessment is more than fair. As much as I'd love to give a higher rating based on the hosts and food, I can't. I stayed here because of the positive reviews and overall, I was disappointed.

The room wasn't worth the price and we have no desire to return to the Bar Harbor area. We were very disappointed in the people, restaurants, scenery, everything. It was the worst trip we'd ever had.

If you like the area, and don't mind tight accommodations, do give this place a try because it has it's good points.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 13 November 2005

We spent a wonderful 5 days at The Kingsleigh in mid-October. Breakfasts were wonderful and inventive. Dana and Greg always seemed to have time to visit...
We stayed in the first floor room, the Wellington, very private, and no stairs to climb!

We enjoyed talking with the other guests each evening in front of a wonderful log fire...

Hope to be back in a year or so...

Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 8 October 2005

Besides home, The Kingsleigh is our favorite place to be! Dana & Greg are wonderful people, the breakfasts & snacks are outstanding, the rooms are beautiful and the inn is very central to all of the beautiful Acadia hikes and activities. This year was our second visit to the Kingsleigh (under Greg & Dana's ownership) & it certainly won't be our last! The special "touches".....fresh flowers in the rooms, comfy robes, port & truffles and the friendliness of Greg & Dana make the Kingsleigh our home away from home.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2005

My fiancé and I stayed 6 nights at the Kingsleigh Inn (August 27 –September 1) and we truly had a wonderful time. Our stay was so memorable we are planning to return in June 2006 to get married at the Inn, which is a tribute to how very special this Inn is.

Dana and Greg are naturals in their role as hosts and really enjoy meeting and accommodating their guests. Dana’s breakfasts were works of art and absolutely scrumptious; I am already looking forward to a few of my favorites next June. Greg was great keeping us informed about the weather and providing umbrellas for raining days.

We stayed in the Chelsea with the private deck. Our room was cozy, immaculate and quiet, even with the windows open all day and night. We enjoyed mornings watching the sunrise with the wonderful view of the harbor as well as at night gazing up at the stars from our private deck. We have booked the Kingsleigh Suite, the third floor turret room for our honeymoon, although all rooms are very nice. We thought the Inn’s location was perfect. It is located on the quiet side of the Island, but still close enough to see and do everything on the Island, as well as within walking distance to restaurants and shops in Southwest Harbor. The Inn gives you the feeling like you are at home, with all the attention to detail. After coming in from a long day, we always found Dana’s homemade desserts waiting in the dining room, in addition to the homemade truffles (yum) and port in our room each day. A small refrigerator is provided in the kitchen so you can store food and beverages if you choose. An espresso/tea station is also available 24 hours.

I could go on and on about how wonderful this Inn is. If you plan on visiting Mt. Desert Island, stay at the Kingsleigh Inn, you won’t be disappointed. I bet you plan your return visit before you leave!

  • Stayed August 2005
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6 Thank Dutchy1
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Reviewed 4 October 2005

We had a great 3 night stay in a room overlooking the Harbour - room was very neat/clean. The hosts were helpful in giving us info. regarding the area and provided snacks and breakfast dishes deleting the nuts and/or chocolate in the entree that I couldn't eat and that consideration was most appreciated. We always enjoy mingling with other guests at breakfast and the charm of the B&B and the hosts was excellent. We would highly recommend the Kinglseigh and look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed 18 September 2005

Well, can you? I would have said no, until our return trip this year. The inn continues to be impeccably clean, comfortable, and charming. The breakfasts are second to none. Chef Dana adds twists to dishes that make you pause and say "I never would have thought of that; yummy!" Innkeeper Greg is always right on with the weather and suggestions of where to visit and what to do around the island. I can't wait to see what they "cook-up" next year!

  • Stayed September 2005
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 September 2005

The Kingsleigh Inn is a first rate B&B! We found it clean and warm with great attention to the details. The view and location are prime and Greg & Dana are gracious hosts. And the food....it is as delicious as it is beautiful! It certainly isn't Dennys! All the rooms are nice but the third floor turret suite is by far the best....photos don't do it justice. Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Additional Information about Kingsleigh Inn

Property: 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 #5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Kingsleigh Inn Southwest Harbor, Maine

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