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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thane, India
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you went to Bar Harbor for a weekend and did nothing but stay at the Balance Rock Inn, take walks on the Shore Drive in either direction every day, ate in the restaurants around the place and stayed back in the evenings to enjoy a drink and a meal at the awesome bar . . . you would not... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My recent trip to Bar Harbor with my parents will be a very happy memory for a long time and the Balance Rock Inn had a lot to do with that. As others have said, this is an old building, but what it offers is way beyond what the newer hotels around the harbor offer. First, there's the building and... More 

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Weston, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been visiting the BRI for 17 years. It's a special place. The location and the views can not be beat. The staff is helpful and really lovely. Justin went above and beyond to make our stay special. Melvena took great care of us at breakfast each morning and kept our room tidy. She was very responsive to our needs... More 

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to the Balance Rock Inn! It's always a pleasure having you and your family. The staff is wonderful and works hard to ensure all our guests have a unique and lovely experience. The Veranda Bar is open nightly at 4pm and offers a a great selection of cocktails, food, and other assorted beverages; coffee, tea, other... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gracious and warming staff after a long drive from Quebec made me and my son feel totally welcome. Beautiful location and well appointed property with a delicious morning breakfast. I really appreciated how close to town this was without sacrificing the view of the ocean beyond. I will be coming back !

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

We look forward to your return! Thank you for the accolades and taking the time to share with other travelers. More 

Hillsborough, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this pristine resort. It had everything you could ask for; a breathtaking view of the ocean, outdoor areas to enjoy, such as a gazebo, patio with pool , chaises and table and chairs and a firepit on a deck to relax by at night. The Inn itself was decorated beautifully. The staff were helpful and... More 

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We 're happy you and your furry friend could have a wonderful getaway at the Balance Rock Inn. More 

Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is now officially my happy place. I traveled to Bar Harbor with my mother and sister for a girls trip. Our stay at Balance Rock was definitely the highlight. The inn is beautifully decorated. The breakfast served every morning as delicious and all inn staff were very accommodating. T he bar tender was exceptionally professional. The best part of... More 

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

We love that we're your new happy place and hope to be the main stay of your future family retreats. Thank you for the review! More 

Arlington, VA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Balance Rock is a little slice of heaven on the coast of Maine, and everything from the grounds to the staff and the location to the amenities is top notch. I couldn't have asked for more and hope to return one day.

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

We hope to have you return too! Thank you for the lovely review. More 

Central Florida, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled with my elderly mother and chose a bedroom on first floor. The personnel was attentive and very friendly. Our room reflected its price: We had superb views, a great bed with luxury bedding...and a nice sitting area facing a fireplace. Our bathroom had a Jacuzzy tub (did I mention the private sauna?) and we especially enjoyed our large... More 

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with the Balance Rock Inn and other travelers. We aim to make our accommodations unique and luxurious. We're happy you enjoyed these qualities of our property. It was a pleasure having you and your mother. We did just want to note that we do have an elevator. We hope to... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most beautiful,plush, unbelievable, breath talking mansion in all of the USA. It has the most exquisite ocean view suites to die for. Not to mention the BEST customer service Ive ever had in any hotel or Inn. Top notch in everything from the front desk staff to the maids,every detail, antique, art work and furniture is placed with thought.From... More 

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing the Balance Rock Inn for your special getaway! We're so happy you had such a wonderful and exceptional experience. We look forward to you return. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is perfect, right in the middle of town, off Main street. The setting is even better by the water next to the pedestrian path leading into town. The grounds are immaculate and just stunning. It will make your stay worth it. Eating breakfast and having a drink on the terrace or garden will relax you in a second.... More 

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate your feed back. We're sorry you did not find breakfast or the service satisfactory. The breakfast staff strives to make sure all the guests are taken care of and are happy with their meals. We would have loved to prepare a specialty dish if you did not find the selection to your... More 

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