Southwest Harbor, Maine has a diverse selection of lodging options including bed & breakfasts, inns, vacation rentals, cottage rentals, and more. Ideally located on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island yet close to Acadia National Park for easy access, it is often a favored location for visitors. To view accommodations throughout the region including Bar Harbor, start at the Lodging link above.
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The Inn at Southwest
371 Main St., Southwest Harbor
207-244-3835 or email
Open: May 13 - Nov. 1
Overlooking Southwest Harbor, the Inn at Southwest combines Victorian charm and gracious hospitality. Near the center of town, we offer comfortable, yet elegant lodging, and are within walking distance of restaurants and shops, and only minutes from Acadia National Park. All seven of our rooms (including two suites) feature private bathrooms, down-filled duvets, ceiling fans, and luxurious linens and towels. Several rooms include gas log stoves and limited harbor views.
The Kingsleigh Inn - Wonderful Harbor Views
373 Main St., Southwest Harbor
207-244-5302 or email
Open: View Website for Availability
Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn built in 1904 offering a unique, eclectic designer decor and gorgeous panoramic harbor views overlooking the waters of Southwest Harbor, minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park • Enjoy the view from your private deck, savor 3 course gourmet breakfasts, afternoon baked goods and all day tea and espresso and our early evening wine hour on our porch overlooking the harbor. We offer in-room Port wine, homemade chocolates, WIFI and much more. Come see why Condé Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island. Treat yourself and someone you love!
Claremont Rd., Southwest Harbor
Completely upgraded in 2021, The Claremont Hotel is a waterfront hotel with stunning views of Somes Sound in Southwest Harbor, ME. Our luxurious accommodations range from traditional hotel rooms to three-bedroom cottages. Everything guests need for a relaxing vacation is on-site. We have two outstanding restaurants, a bakery, and cozy bar offering elegant cocktails. Guests can enjoy soothing services at Botanica Spa, chic cabanas, a croquet court, complimentary bicycles and heated pool overlooking Somes Sound.
Pier One Vacation Rentals
207-244-7318 or email
Be sure to check our website for current special offers.
Our weekly waterfront rentals are located in Southwest Harbor, Maine about a two minute walk from the village and less than 1 mile from Acadia National Park. We have manicured grounds, sundecks, private outdoor spaces and a 150 foot pier where you may launch your canoe, kayak or small boat. Southwest Harbor is renowned as a quiet seaside village with friendly folks and breathtaking landscapes - perfect for bird watchers and a perfect retreat for a memorable Maine vacation.
The Moorings Inn - Waterfront
Manset in Southwest Harbor
207-244-5523 or email
Open: View Website
Located next to the ocean with extraordinary views of Somes Sound, the Moorings Inn offers suites, singles, doubles, and cottages for your family vacation needs. All of our rooms are tastefully decorated for your enjoyment. We have two additional accommodations off-premises from the inn with ocean views of Southwest Harbor and Mount Desert Island mountains. Visit us at the Moorings Inn for a memorable Maine vacation that your family will treasure. WiFi is now available!
Café Drydock & Inn
357 Main St., Southwest Harbor
207-244-5842 or email
Café Drydock & Inn is located opposite the Village Green in the center of Southwest Harbor, surrounded by Acadia National Park. Our 8 Inn rooms all have private baths, cable TV, WIFI, and are custom decorated. We also have suites with kitchens, kitchenettes and A/C. Our comfortable lounge and restaurant occupy the first floor of this historic building • Featuring lobster, fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, homemade soups, chowder, desserts, full bar, wine list and more.
Moorings Inn Cottages - Waterfront
Manset in Southwest Harbor
207-244-5523 or email
Our cottages are located next to the ocean with extraordinary views of Somes Sound and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Kayaks, canoes, and bikes are available for our guests to enjoy. We have two additional cottages off-premises from the inn with ocean views of Southwest Harbor. Visit us on the quietside of Mount Desert Island for a memorable Maine vacation that your family will treasure.
Harbor Oasis - Waterfront
Southwest Harbor, Maine
207-479-0494 or email
Offered: Mid-June through Mid-October. View Website for Availability
Enjoy your Private Ocean Shoreline with Unobstructed Views of the Harbor - Truly a Gem! Completely renovated in 2013 then upgraded again in 2016, Harbor Oasis is a rare find with in-town convenience yet a very tranquil setting directly on the ocean. Located down a quiet lane in picturesque Southwest Harbor, just minutes to some of Acadia National Park's favored spots including Beech Mountain, Echo Lake, Flying Mountain (overlooking Somes Sound), Wonderview & Ship Harbor Ocean Trails, Seawall Picnic Area and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.
Granite Ledge Cabin - Check Availability
860-485-3844 • Winter: 860-507-6040 or email
You will enjoy our quiet and private, newly constructed summer cottage on the western slopes of Freeman Ridge in Southwest Harbor. This is the perfect place to have as a home base during your visit to Acadia National Park and the many beautiful places on Mount Desert Island. The tall forest trees surrounding the cottage gives an expansive treehouse feel to a modest custom designed cabin with a well equipped galley kitchen with all new, modern appliances.
Ann's Point Cottages
Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor
207-244-4021 or email
Open: View Website
We offer very special waterfront cottages on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island. Many of our guests revisit us year after year. Our rentals are located directly on the ocean or have water views. Our waterfront rentals on Hodgdon Pond provide a tranquil piece of lakefront paradise. Properties range in size from a small efficiency cottage to large three bedroom homes. Come explore our picturesque island, and relax in one of our beautiful properties with the comforts of home.
Rebecca's Wharf - Waterfront Property!
Book through agent: 207-288-0307
Rebecca's Wharf is a sensational property, right on the harbor in Southwest Harbor, with its own private dock! Two buildings (6 bedrooms/5 bathrooms) comprise this wonderful family "compound." Enjoy the awesome roof deck! Bring your yacht, power boat or kayaks! Walk to downtown Southwest Harbor for restaurants, etc. Acadia National Park trails are just a few miles away! (Listed with Bar Harbor/Acadia Cottage Rentals, Inc.)
The Lodge-ings at Southwest Harbor Bed & Breakfast
170 Seawall Rd., Southwest Harbor
A 130-year-old restored home with simple, home-like atmosphere, views of the harbor, 3 bedrooms with private baths. Comfortable living room with library for borrowing. On the ‘quietside’ of Mt Desert Island, surrounded by Acadia National Park. Imaginative breakfast menu offers several choices daily. Roomy porch for relaxing. Whether it’s hiking, biking, sailing, or just relaxing, Marge and Don will take the time to advise you on activities and attractions, and make your stay enjoyable.
L.S. Robinson Vacation Homes
337 Main St., Southwest Harbor
207-244-5563 • Fax: 207-244-9291 or email
Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor and all points in between • Oceanfront summer estates to quaint lakefront camps • Photos, descriptions, prices, and availability on-line • We have three agents with years of experience to help you select the right home for your vacation.
“Quiet Side!” Vacation Rentals
If you have never stayed in Southwest Harbor, consider giving it a try. It is a wonderful part of Mount Desert Island and will give you an opportunity to explore areas such as Echo Lake and Echo Lake Beach, Beech Mountain, Seawall, Bass Harbor Head Light, Manset and more. In addition, it offers great access to the sea with wide open arms. Sailing and yachting is in the community’s blood and it shows. The pace is slower and it is less crowded and this is why it is desired by so many. The out-islands such as Little and Great Cranberry are a short distance away. There are boat rental services in Manset as well as captain services. There is a wealth of photographic opportunities here with the yachts in the harbor and the mountains in the distance!