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Balance Rock Inn

4.5 of 5 21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
40 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our two night stay here was simply wonderful. On arrival we were shown to our room overlooking the sea. As we climbed the staircase, our feet sunk into the deep red carpet. Our room was a good size and was very comfortable. Before heading into Bar Harbor for dinner, we sat by the open fire pit on the outside decking,... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently returned home after another great stay at the Balance Rock Inn. We've stayed there several times over the past 10 years and keep returning. The cozy, comfortable rooms along with the spectacular views, wonderful staff, and convenient location off the beaten path but still in town make this the best place to stay in Bar Harbor. A nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balance Rock Inn provided spectacular views, charm, excellent hospitality and convenience that far exceeded expectations. The service was excellent and the small, but superior, atmosphere was a welcome change from large resorts. Had read reviews that other guests were not social but did not find that to be the case. Enjoyed conversing out on the veranda each night. Highly recommend.... More

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the Bar Harbor hotels, like this one, are only open part of the year. They close down during the dead of winter. Therefore the charges probably reflect an attempt to make them pay for themselves during the months that they are open. We found the Balance Rock had a very warm atmosphere, a welcoming staff, and a great... More

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new york
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice bed and breakfast. Very Pet friendly. Stayed from Sept. 25 - Sept. 30, 2014. Stayed in room 107 which is part of the main house. Room 107 has a separate entrance and has a covered porch and a separate sitting area. I was traveling with my husband and two small dogs and we were very comfortable. The staff... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was excellent. Very welcoming and warm atmosphere. Veranda was stunning for coctails in the evening at the bonfire overlooking the ocean. Best breakfast! Overall a great deal. May need a little freshening up of the rooms and halls sometime soon but quite a gem! Worth the visit....we will return.

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phoenix, arizona
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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here. Loved the location as well as the property. Very pretty and comfortable room. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The property grounds are lovely. The restaurant/bar area was a fun place to mingle with other guests. The only downside, which isn't the fault of the Inn, is that cruise ships dock in the... More

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Holden, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at the BRI for one night at The BRI while attending a wedding at the Inn. The staff was very helpful in making our stay pure pleasure. The Inn was conveniently located to the shops and restaurants downtown, but be sure to save time to savor the Inn - sit and enjoy a drink on the sun porch... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently planned a 3 night stay at Balance Rock Inn, but loved it so much, we stayed 6 nights. Awesome location, beautiful inn, incredible staff and delicious food. Morgan, Chris, Heather, Lise, Harry and the rest of the staff made this the perfect vacation. We highly recommend it. Keep in mind that this inn was built in 1903 and... More

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Maine
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay, we kept asking ourselves, "Who's running this place?" From the surly woman at the front desk to the tasteless breakfasts; from the extreme lack of basic housekeeping to the streaked glass-topped tables; from the tepidly warm small plates to the terrible coffee; from the slapdash cleaning of our room to the lack of a friendliness, we were... More

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Address: 21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balance Rock Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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