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Balance Rock Inn

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #11 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Downmaine Boston, Massachusetts
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exceptional Bed and Breakfast---exceptional location---only down side was that the fabulous breakfast was served ice cold both morning we were there. The breakfast is in warmers but it is ice cold! Rooms were nice----did not have shade on one window but staff fixed it immediately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We can't wait to come back each year... Balance Rock Inn is a true find from its lactation, the rooms, the common areas (what a view from the pool & backyard!), the staff & the wonderful buffet breakfast. It is truly a home away from home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Will definitely be back. Our room had its own patio overlooking the ocean - great spot for morning coffee. Very friendly service. Grounds are outstanding - many spots from which to take in the coastline. Feels very secluded, yet a 3 minute walk into center of town.

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Bar Harbor, ME
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, we always enjoy stopping in to a place that is open to the public. The Balance Rock Inn has a fabulous new bar, and wonderful menu to stop in and enjoy the beautiful view that this wonderful place offers! As professionals that own business here on the island, this is a perfect little retreat, that makes us... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful place to stay. View from our romm was wonderful. felt like we could have had better help with our bags checking out.the evenings were great out on the patio but got very busy and there was only one bartender so we had to wait a while to get a cocktail.But over all the place is a great place to... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

June 30 - July 3 stay. Balance Rock exceeded all of our expectations. What a pleasant surprise. Begin with its location, about 1000' down a one lane road off of the village green on Main St. An old mansion apparently, and very well maintained, the "back yard" is a long terrace down to the walk along the Bay. Our room... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been to Bar Harbor and had no preconceived ideas. We wanted to relax and enjoy the local flavor. Balance Rock Inn surpassed our expectations based upon on other positive B-n-B experiences. Our room was great and the whole house was an architectural gem on the end of a quiet lane with an expansive lawn and tranquil view... More

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to explore Acadia trails and mountains but also be close to shopping, restaurants and people. My husband, 17 year old son, dog and I were very pleased with Balance Rock Inn. The location couldn't get any better. Accommodations were very clean and comfortable. My husband and I enjoyed sitting at the bar each night for a drink talking... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon. As a couple in our early 20's, we were the youngest people there by at least 15 years. Many other guests gave us the side eye (especially at the bar) and we felt just plain awkward most of the time. The room was very nice and well taken care of, and... More

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from two nights at the Balance Rock Inn. How we wish we could have stayed longer! The location on the water is amazing. I could have spent all day just sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs facing the sea. It is an easy walk into town either along the water or about a block up... 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*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
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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 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 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. ... more   less 
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