Posted Aug 18, 2015 on Hotels
The Asticou Inn is an old gem of Northeast Harbor. The rooms are mostly quite lovely, although they are a little tired (wall paper could use some re-doing, for example). We unfortunately wound up in their smallest room and it was a little cramped for two, but this was not the norm from what we could see. Some of the rooms we saw were lovely. Jordon Pond food service has recently taken over the food and it was just great. Nice attentive food service from pleasant young summer workers. Views are sensation, probably some of the best on the island. Gardens lovely. Really can't beat the spot. I think my review would be more positive if the front desk receptionist wasn't so surly. He was a bit rude, unhelpful, and when a friend dropped in to visit, dismissed her (somewhat rudely) saying there was no such couple staying (and she tried both of our names, married and single). Really too bad as his attitude really made a dent in what would have otherwise been an ideal spot. It's still one of the very best inns on the island, so don't let this deter you.