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Balance Rock Inn

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #13 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place is a real gem. We stayed in room 208 which was somewhat separate from the main house. Amazing view of the water and property. Recommended to us by a local. Pros: - fireplace in most rooms - adirondacks chairs on the lawn overlooking the water - pretty good breakfast every morning - adorable bar nook in the main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed here several nights during our July vacation with our grade school age kids. I enjoy luxurious accommodations and had researched options carefully. While the Inn was expensive($600+ nightly fee for a suite) it was largely worth the price compared to other high end properties we have stayed at. The inn is historic and elegant. Rooms are air conditioned... More

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Happy New Year and thank you for taking the time to share with other travelers your experiences with the Balance Rock Inn! We understand that sometimes things happen...our staff always does their best to correct any matter and make any hick-ups memorable for all the right reasons. We're happy that we could rectify the situation and make your stay that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I went with my family for 4th of July and had a great time! The inn had a lot to off the food was AMAZING it helped plan activities and make reservations just made things so much easier for us! The staff was so friendly and always there to help and do a great job! I am definitely looking forward... More

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We agree and we hope that all guests do love the Balance Rock Inn. We do our best to give families and couples the most memorable vacation possible. We're glad you remembered us and shared with others your experiences. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We booked a room here for our last night in Bar Harbor. We definitely made the right choice - it was a wonderful way to end our first visit here. The inn is a converted historic mansion, and right on the bay. Our room, number 304, was on the third floor, and looked out at the bay. There were 3... More

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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This location and particular hotel - just beautiful. The hotel was clean and beautifully decorated. The bar tender was the bell hop - as the season was slowing - You will love Gregg - Great cocktails, happy to answer questions about the area. ..serving drinks in a spacious porch overlooking an outdoor patio with a fire pit and ocean views.... More

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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This Inn is a beautiful, quaint place that I would recommend to anyone. As soon as we stepped into the hotel, we felt like we were transported back into the early 1900s. The entire building just screams romance and old style luxury. We wanted a place to just get away to relax and regroup. This definitely is the place for... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The Balance Rock Inn is such a quaint hotel. The location is amazing and the hotel itself is so darling. The staff was more than helpful with any of our requests. We would definitely come back here and stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a very nice Hotel with Ocean view in the middle of Bar Harbor. The atmosphere is calm and lovely. The rooms are well equipped and the beds were comfotable. The only little minus is a musty smell in the bathroom

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were in Bar Harbor during the government shutdown and the Inn was not full. We were in a room on the 4th floor. The elevator goes only to the 3rd floor. There was a Jacuzzi and our view looking over the pool, slopping grounds and ocean was wonderful. We could see the rock from our balcony. This is a... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We can't even begin to describe how amazing our honeymoon at the Balance Rock Inn in Bar Harbor was!! It was like a fairytale! The room and view were unbelievable. The breakfasts were superb and the staff were some of the friendliest, hardest working folks we have met! We will absolutely be returning for another visit!! We had a very... More

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Also Known As:
Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Hotel
Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
Address: 21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balance Rock Inn 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious bed and breakfast Inn's name celebrates the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 21 rooms and suites and 3 apartment-style luxury suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All guest rooms have queen or king beds with Select Comfort Sleep number pillow topped mattresses with a hypoallergenic feather and down tic to sink into. As you slide between the luxurious 500 count linens, under your hypoallergenic down and feather comforter inside designer duvet covers, you will feel like you are sleeping on a cloud. You can adjust the firmness of the mattress on either side for your personal preferences. All rooms and suites have private bath, cable television with DVD player, direct-dial telephone and WIFI internet access; and ten accommodations also have working fireplaces. There is a full complimentary DVD library at the front desk with a list of movies offered in your guest services book. Select a room or suite with a private deck, balcony, whirlpool tub, dry sauna, or Euro showerhead for added pampering. All rooms and suites have individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Each of the three apartment-style luxury suites features a living and dining space, eat-in kitchen, private bath, private deck or porch, and ocean views. We'll be delighted to give you more details by phone and help you make the ideal room selection for your needs. ... more   less 
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