by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The Asticou Inn is a 19th century, country inn with 48 guestrooms for families both big and small. Located just on the outskirts of Acadia National Park, the inn also overlooks the Northeast Harbor. Guestrooms come with queen beds, sofabeds, balconies, free Wi-Fi and fireplaces. The largest room can sleep up to six and connecting rooms are available, as well as cribs, cots and rollaways upon request. The inn has a heated swimming pool, clay tennis courts, free parking and access to the free Island Explorer shuttle bus. Peabody’s at The Asticou is the onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, as well as late-night drinks for parents. A kids’ menu is not available.
Our Editor Loves
- Close to Acadia National Park
- Historic 19th century inn
- Onsite dining
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
This was a last minute reservation, and we were so happy with it! Very historic and old and a big building, but clean with little extra touches. The front desk clerks we met were very friendly and helpful. Be warned: there is only a tiny little elevator, and an employee has to operate it, so you may have to hoof it up the stairs (we were on the 4th floor). But the whole place is adorably decorated and has a certain feel that it was just a minor issue. If you had a disability, I'm sure they would accommodate. Our room was actually a suite and very cute as well. The only reason they didn't get five stars is because the bed was very, very uncomfortable for me - didn't do my back any favors. But perhaps you could ask for a room with a newer bed. I did understand it takes a while to update everyone, especially since it's such a large place. Also be warned there is no TV - usually national park areas don't have them, so it didn't really bother me. Lots of room for lounging, great views of the bay and everyone is so friendly. The restaurant - it was fantastic. The popovers were amazing, our server was great and our meal - steamed lobsters and oysters on the half shell - was wonderful. Best meal we had in New England, and the best for the price as well. Loved the place!
This is a beautiful hotel near Acadia National Park in Maine. It has a great view of the water from the backside and is very close to the park entrance. The room was comfortable and quiet. The service was fantastic - everyone was very friendly. Unfortunately they were short-staffed (end of their season) and as a result the breakfast was very poor. Food items like eggs and bacon were cold and the fruit was not replenished. The food in the restaurant was average at best.