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Balance Rock Inn

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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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Round Pond, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at the Balance Rock Inn while exploring Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island. The location couldn't be more perfect. The Inn is a couple of blocks away from the busy Main Street, with restaurants, bars and shops galore. No need to move the car and struggle to find parking in crowded Bar Harbor. It faces... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently took a trip to Bar Harbor and stayed at this B&B. It was amazing. The view from the room was breathtaking and the only thing better was the food and service! You have to try the crab cakes and lobster crepes! Additionally the hotel is only steps away from the downtown shops and restaurants which is great because... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I stayed here back in July 2015. I had heard about this place from a couple of friends that had stayed here in the past and they told me that I had to stay here at least once. I usually dont stay at places with this price point but I decided to give it a try and I was not... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed here for several days to visit the area. The location is close enough to walk to the center of town but since it is on a dead end street, you don't have the traffic to deal with. The room we picked was so wonderful. We splurged a little and had a room with an ocean view and all the... More 

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Reading, MA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at The Balance Rock Inn. The location was perfect, on the water and also a very short walk to downtown and we were able to bring our dog with us. The breakfast was wonderful and the drinks and snacks at the bar were great as well. Our room was very comfortable and we even had... More 

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Parkville, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very impressed with this hotel!! It was much more beautiful in person!! The staff is very courteous, professional, and quite helpful. The location of the hotel is just fantastic. Very close to downtown that you can walk to all the restaurants and shops. The view from the shared balcony was wonderful. The bed was soft and comfortable. I would definitely... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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 October 12, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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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