Bar Harbor Castlemaine Inn B&B

Address: 39 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609, United States | B&B
 
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This B&B, located on 39 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, is near Lulu Lobster Boat, National Park Sea Kayak Tours, Acadia National Park Tours, and Abbe Museum.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Bar Harbor Castlemaine Inn B&B

      Spotless and charming

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      We stayed at the Castlemaine Inn for three nights. The Inn is on a quiet side street right in the heart of Bar Harbor. Everything in the village was within walking distance. We loved having the opportunity to have a wood burning fireplace in our room. The room was spotless and charming. The whole Inn looked very well kept and the staff was friendly. The only thing we could have hoped for, but did not have was Fox news.

      We have been to Bar Harbor several times and felt like we knew the area. However, the Castlemaine provides a very useful sheet of things to do, places to eat, etc. that we found to be very helpful. Overall, it was a great experience.

      Ron and Cindy Churchill

      Florida

      Might seem petty, but

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      My wife and I stayed at The Castlemaine Inn in

      September, 2004 for 2 nights. Overall we enjoyed

      our stay and agree with other reviews which speak

      to the cleanliness of this inn. However, we did not

      think the continental breakfast was anything but

      average and while it might seem petty, in the 40 years

      I've traveled, both on business and personally, I have

      never stayed at a hotel, motel, lodge, B&B, resort or

      anywhere that did not provide basic bathroom amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, lotions, etc.

      Kind of cheap if you ask me, particularly for a place

      that likes to be identified with 3 stars.

      Wonderful

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      Castlemaine B&B was a delight. Staff is very helpful and friendly. They are located on a very quiet street, only minutes from town.

      Our room was very cheery, very clean, and very quiet. The breakfast served on the front veranda was wonderful, and what a variety! Staying here made our trip to Bar Harbor very pleasant. I would highly reccommend this B&B.

      Wonderful B&B and a great choice

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      I was looking for a special place to stay with my wife in Bar Harbor and after looking at several web sites chose the Castlemaine Inn. I could not have made a better choice. The inn was the cleanest place I've ever stayed and the staff friendly and efficient. Our suite (Honeymoon Isabella) had a good-sized sitting room with a love seat and chairs and a working fireplace. The bedroom with its king 4-poster was sunken and reached by French doors. It had it's own (gas) fireplace and a private balcony. The skylit bathroom had a double whirlpool tub and separate shower. The inn was very quiet with a restful atmosphere. Decor matches the 1880's date of original construction with period wallpaper and furniture. The continental beakfast was ample and delicious, especially the blueberry muffins.

      Yes, they had a few rules but most were either common courtesy or required compliance with state laws. We didn't find issue with any of them. We strongly recommend the Castemaine Inn and would stay there again should we return to the Bar Harbor area.

      Could not have been better!

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      My boyfriend and I spent a long weekend at the Castlemaine Inn and could not have been more impressed. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They had excellent suggestions for everything from hiking trails to lobster pounds. The complimentary breakfast was delicious and made a perfect start to our action filled days in Bar Harbor. We stayed in the Augustine which had a fireplace that took the chill from the cool Maine nights. There was also a private deck-- perfect for listening to the birds sing in the morning and watching the sun set in at dusk. The Castlemaine Inn was a wonderful place to call our home away from home for a weekend and I would recommend it to anyone.

      There are Pros & Cons...

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      My husband and I stayed 2 nights in Sept. 03 - we unfortunately did not get the warm fuzzy feeling. Before checking in we were greeted on the front porch by an employee asking 'Who are you?' There are 4 notes & rules posted before you even make it in the front door, not counting the ones in our room. The decor, in my opinion was not charming, but a little tacky. PROS - the same employee was helpful with things to do and see, gave us printed material & guides of the area. Location of B&B is only a few blocks away from the downtown area where all the shops & harbor are. Will most likely look elsewhere for lodging when traveling again in the area.

      Beautiful setting

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      Lovely ,quiet location with helpful staff.Our suite Isadora was beautiful,clean,and eveything we expected.

      Outstanding Stay

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      Hello all,

      This was the first time we visited Bar Harbor. The CastleMaine Inn was excellent. Just about the cleanest place my wife and I ever stayed at. Very friendly, helpful, and local staff made our stay very exciting. Lots of tips on what to do and not to do, place to eat, and things to see. A short walk (about 1/2 mile) to Main St where most of shops and restaurants are. The room we had (the Isadora)was very spaciuos and the bath was nice with the 2 person whirlpool.

      Great Location

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      Great rooms...great location. On a quiet street yet close to downtown Bar Harbor & easy access to Acadia Nat'l park. Worth a repeat visit!

      Paradise !!!

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      It started 20 years ago on our first trip to Acadia Ntl Pk. After staying in several so so B & Bs we walked around town and eventually into the Castlemaine Inn. Suffice it to say that we saw that each room looked like a vacation in itself. If your are looking for a really clean place ( hard to find these days regardless of price ) the Castlemaine is SPOTLESS. Bar Harbor has everything for a peaceful vacation - an exceptional place to stay ( the Castlemaine ) good food and the National Park. It truly is paradise. A final note --- the Innkeepers are wonderful, the staff bends over backwards to help out and is very knowledgeable. Paradise!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Bar Harbor Castlemaine Inn B&B

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

      Travel Blogs from Bar Harbor

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      A travel blog entry by andrewnchris on Oct 05, 2014

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      With visibility down to less than 50 metres the good Captain along with the Coastguards decided that entry to Bar Harbor down a narrow 6 mile channel was just too dangerous so the visit has been aborted and we are to spend a slow day at sea. Hopefully the foggy conditions will lift before we get to Halifax in Nova Scotia tomorrow. The entertainments team are trying to put together an activities list for the day but one thing is for ...

      By land, sea and air!

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      Day 12-14 Maine

      A travel blog entry by blakekelsey on Jun 23, 2014

      1 comment, 25 photos

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      Seeing the light(houses) in Maine

      A travel blog entry by pathfinder35 on Sep 29, 2013

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      Lighthouses, Sand Bars and Sunsets

      A travel blog entry by christinewesten on Sep 16, 2013

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      ... the summit of Cadillac Mountain. We both hoped it would clear up!

      I made a brief stop at the hotel and picked up a small pizza and made my way to the overlook. Sunset was scheduled for 6:41 and I arrived at 6. There weren’t many cars in the parking lot and most of those cars still had their occupants inside. I found out why when I stepped out of the car and into the biting wind. According to my ...