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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We know you have to pay for the view and location - and we know that Desert Island is a premium, but we will not return due to price ad what one gets for it. Staff was very good, especially the on-site manager, but there appears to be a lack of ownership presence. The breakfast was a huge disappointment -...

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st. louis
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Southwest Harbor is authentic Maine with none of the busyness of Bar Harbor. Our cottage at The Moorings fit all our needs after spending one uncomfortable night in one of the Lighthouse rooms they let us switch to a nice little cottage not attached to the main house. They were very accommodating and if you want one of the lighthouse...

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MooringsInn, Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and we certainly hope you will join us again! We really are lucky to have one of the most amazing views and are so happy you got to enjoy it with us.

Delmar, New York
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Views are perfect, our two rooms had a good deck for up to 3 people, living rooms downstairs are quaint, fire in fireplace, good beds, nice management. Style is old time - the stairs do creak, it's not slick. Bring your own snacks and bottle of wine, there's no bar nearby and you'll want to sit on your deck or...

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MooringsInn, Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will join us again!

Phillips, Maine
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Can't beat the view & location BUT for the price the rooms are very outdated with paper thin walls. Neighbors kept me up all night with a marathon session of aerobics & moving furniture . Loose dogs..

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MooringsInn, Front Office Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the beautiful views we have to offer here at the inn. I'm so sorry you had issues with odd noise and we wish we had known so we could have talked with your neighbors about your concerns. We also would like to apologize for any dogs on the property that were not leashed....

Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Very comfortable and scenic. Definitely better than staying in Bar Harbor. Southwest Harbor has great restaurants and Acadia is easily accessible. The cottages are great for a family with great views and the beachside fire was fun at night.

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MooringsInn, Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our spectacular views! We hope you will join us again next year! Moorings Inn

Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

this side of the island is much quieter that Bar Harbor. the staff was very friendly and helpful. the rooms were clean and simple. they even had old phones with no dials-just to connect to the switch board. Sunsets were right outside and beautiful. you could sit outside and read a book while watching the sailboats and the mountains in...

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MooringsInn, Front Office Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! The fire pits are available for just that reason, to keep warm on the occasional chilly summer nights. They are also great for roasting smoorse or our lobster bakes. YUM! Several of our cottages also have fireplaces and propane stoves for that lovely warm glow for the beautiful Fall season ahead....

Queensbury, New York
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Nice water views of the sound. Quite and relaxing. Large bedroom, but small bathroom. Very clean and tidy. Very friendly staff, with good knowledge of the area. Plenty of parking. Nice continental breakfast. Would go back

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MooringsInn, Front Office Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We cant wait to see you back again! The staff is so happy you enjoyed your stay and next time we hope you will try another room, because being a old historical inn each room is a little different with its own charm. Several have large bedrooms and large bathrooms if you are interested, but they all luckily have our...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This Inn is perfectly located on Somes Sound in Southwest Harbor, Maine....considered the "quiet side" of Bar Harbor. It is the most perfect setting if you're looking for peace and quiet! We got married here and the people that worked at the Inn, and acted as our witnesses (Danielle and Emily...and Emily's beautiful children), couldn't have been more helpful and...

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MooringsInn, Front Office Manager at The Moorings Inn Waterfront, responded to this review

We were so glad we could be part of your beautiful wedding! (my daughter still talks about it). Cant wait to see you folks next year and we hope many happy years to come. Congratulations again! -Emily

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed at the Mansell Cottage Suites (2 adults and a child). It was a basic but very clean room with a well-stocked kitchenette. The only thing that was a negative is that all our towels smelled kind of musty, like they have been folded damp. The room was on the small side for 3 people, but very reasonably priced...

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This was a pleasant surprise! We traveled with our pet and found everything very nice. The gal that helped with out reservation was great! Our unit was in a bldg that has 3 units total - a little outdated but comfortable just the same. I love the quiet side of the island and the view cannot be beat. To be...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic waterfront inn located at the base of Somes Sound , the only natural fjord on the east coast. Relax and try to hear the "somes sound" as you unwind and breathe in the salt air. Cottages, suites, and rooms await you. Boating facilites on site with captains eagerly awaiting to transport you to one of the outter islands to explore or to simply admire the scenery from a boat of your choosing-sail or motor. Cottages have wood burning fireplaces and whirlpool tubs with ocean side porches. We inn vite you to drop your anchor here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moorings Inn Waterfront

Address: 133 Shore Rd., Route 102-102A, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
The Moorings Inn Waterfront Hotel Manset
The Moorings Inn Waterfront Southwest Harbor, Maine
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“My room was over the entry door and noisy when people went in and out. It's amazing how noisy people are when they enter a foyer.”
  • The parlor in my suite.
  • The parlor in my suite.
  • Sunset view of the bay from Moorings Inn.
 of 5 bubbles hikerbabe2016, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The two ocean-facing units at the beach-front cottage were the best, from my vantage point.”
 of 5 bubbles AdventureDad123, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a suite on the harbor side for town/water views”
 of 5 bubbles 38barbaram, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose a coastal view at the inn.”
 of 5 bubbles 614sylvial, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“If you need room to turn around, ask for a larger room.”
 of 5 bubbles EcoArtTraveler, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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