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Mira Monte Inn
Ranked #12 of 31 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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“...can't wait to return.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Mira Monte Inn for the fifth time. It has come to feel like home. It has the lived-in charm and character one quickly settles into. The bedrooms are airy and spacious with private baths; many have their own patios. The furnishings are antique and Victorian cottage. The beds are reliably comfortable and 3-sheeted(2 sheets enclose the blankets)-a real plus. You will find everything in the Inn to be clean and fresh. Marion, the proprietor, has owned and run the Mira Monte for over 35 years. She takes great pride in operating a "green" business and is constantly employing new, environmentally sensitive means of operation. Marion has lived in the area for years and is happy to help you find anything you are looking for in the Bar Harbor area. The Mira Monte is conveniently located within a 5-minute walk to the harbor, stores, restaurants, galleries and churches. If you are looking comfort and relaxation and reliably good service with a personal touch, you will not be disappointed in the Mira Monte Inn.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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LouisaMason, Owner at Mira Monte Inn, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thanks so much for giving us such a great review. My motto is to welcome guests and give them lots of choices - in rooms, decor, food, and socially. It helps to know that this policy is appreciated.
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

The Mira Monte is one of the gems of Bar Harbor, a warm, welcoming place with great rooms, a great breakfast, and a great location. Owner and host Marian is loaded with local advice and stories, and makes the place special. After a great breakfast, its off for a day of exploring Acadia, Mt. Desert Island, and Bar Harbor itself. Evening wine and cheese is available before you head out to dinner at one of the many great places within easy walking distance. I can't say enough about the place.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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LouisaMason, Owner at Mira Monte Inn, responded to this review, 22 April 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write your great review. It is so helpful for me and my staff to know we've done our part in giving you a pleasant vacation. Marian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

First visit to Maine and Acadia National Park. We could have not been more happy with out trip (even the sun came out on the last day). Plenty to do in Bar Harbor - lots of restaurants and quirky shops. Fantastic scenery around the island driving the Park Loop Road and up Mount Cadillac. Bar Harbor was a perfect base and the buildings in this town are exceptionally elaborate! Known as 'cottages' the guesthouses are actually very large. Mira Monte Inn was lovely. Great hosts and an extremely tasty breakfast. The room was a great size with everything we could possibly need. The guesthouse is decorated with all traditional furniture and this seems to be a running theme for all guesthouses in the national park - it makes for an extremely authentic stay. Visiting out of season meant a slightly cheaper stay, but there is fierce competition for accommodation, and all guesthouses are on a par regarding nightly rates. Would definitely return in the future in travelling up this way in the States again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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LouisaMason, Owner at Mira Monte Inn, responded to this review, 22 April 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write your great review. It is so helpful for me and my staff to know we've done our part in giving you a pleasant vacation. Marian
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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

Marian has owned this B&B for over 30 years. Wine, and cheese is served every evening. Breakfast is fabulous with a lot of different offerings served buffet style. The main house has a large gathering room, and an enclosed porch with heat to have breakfast in addition to the dining room. It is only a 2 block walk to the main shopping, and dining in Bar Harbor. Overall condition is very good, and well maintained. This place is highly rated, and deserving of a high rating. This is one of the best B&B's we have ever visited.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012 via mobile

We were warmly received by Mira Monte staff from check in through our three night stay. Wine and cheese in the evening served by the staff welcomed us. Good conversation with guests and owner during this time helped us learn about where the guests came from and where they are going. It became our home while we shopped and toured Acadia National Park. Good restaurants were suggested. The breakfast with fresh blueberry muffins each morning and blueberry pancakes on Tuesdays were delicious. Although the main house closes the weekend (oct 27) the suites minus breakfast and maid services remains through winter when the full Mira Monte reopens in May. We had an excellent stay.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Newfoundland, Canada
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in October during a short vacation in Maine. Selected as a result of Tripadvisor reviews, we were not disappointed. We were welcomed upon arrival and given a great overview of the B&B and of Bar Harbor. Our room while not large was sufficient for our needs with comfortable bed, private balcony, flat screen TV and gas fireplace,
Wine, cheese and occasional treats were served from 5 - 7pm with a seemingly endless supply. This was a great opportunity to talk to other guests and exchange restaurant information and places worth visiting.
Breakfast was one of the best I have ever had at a B&B. Waffles, eggs, cereal, baked egg dishes, muffins and more.
We enjoyed talking to the owner and hearing her stories of the 30 years she has owned Mire Monte and of living in Bar Harbour.
I love going back to Bar Harbour and when we go again it will be to Mira Monte.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kenato
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La Grange, Illinois
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Mira Monte serves large breakfasts by a hard working staff but the inn could use some TLC. Our room was very spacious but the decorating was dated. There were minor annoyances that we did not mention to staff; long running toilet, patio door that did not close completely. The common areas had so many throw rugs we could not roll our bags, the dining chairs felt as if the bottom was worn through.
All was clean, tidy and friendly with a good location.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mira Monte Inn
Address: 69 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1327
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mira Monte Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Mira Monte Inn & Suites."Behold the Mountains"This historic Bar Harbor bed & breakfast inn reflects the grace and beauty of the mid-Victorian time. Each room features a fireplace and/or balcony and is uniquely styled with antique and period furnishings. The romantic atmosphere is said to be friendly, welcoming and cheerful. The morning full-breakfast buffet gets rave reviews; guests can choose to eat family style in the formal dining room, on the terrace, the breakfast porch, or in their own room.Mira Monte's mission is: to provide relaxation and comfort in beautiful, quiet surroundings of an elegant bed and breakfast inn. It's your vacation and you get to make the choices that meet your needs. Our friendly staff is always there for you. ... more   less 
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