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Balance Rock Inn

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Xuemeic Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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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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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in Bar Harbor over September weekend with husband. We wanted a nice cozy bed and breakfast and read great things about Balance Rock Inn. This review is for room 305 on the top floor of the main building. It was somewhat triangular shaped but had a deck leading to a fantastic view of the water. There were also two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This gorgeous inn has a fantastic location, just off Main Street but with a secluded feeling to the grounds facing the bay. Our room was very comfortable with a private seating area with views of the water. We enjoyed cocktails on the veranda with a fire pit to add to the ambiance. The staff is great, especially the day time... More

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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Balance Rock Inn has one of the best locations on the Waterfront in Bar Harbor. When you come through the front doors of the Inn you are immediately captured by the incedible views across the rolling lawns out towards the ocean. The bar and patio take advantage of the ocean views. The bar served up some excellent small plates,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay at the Balance Rock Inn the week after Labor Day. Everything, from the room, to the view, to the service, was perfection. I could not recommend this hotel more. We loved that it was a short walk to town, but felt away from everything at the same time. Everyone was just lovely. We met some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at Balance Rock a few times, this recent stay was again a fantastic time .. The Inn is the most perfect location , with magnificent views.The staff so kind and helpful,they have made improvements every year,,The breakfast is splendid ,Attention to every detail...Look forward to next visit....

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Albany, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked this inn as part of our honeymoon. It was our first trip to Maine and the inn and town of Bar Harbor is the reason I will never return to Maine, despite the beauty found in Acadia National Park (which I have seen much better views parks in the Adirondacks for free)! I booked the... More

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Lehigh Valley, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First trip to Bar Harbor and were very happy to have stayed at Balance Rock Inn. Great location being just off Main St. View from the back of the house which overlooked the bay was great. Excellent heated pool. Very nice room. Good complementary breakfast.

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Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Balance Rock Inn was the perfect place to stay on our long weekend trip (Labor Day) trip to Bar Harbor. From the moment we checked in, I felt my cares melt away. Our room (310) was a non-oceanview so it was about half the price as many of the other rooms but still came with a great breakfast each... More

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Newburyport
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I wanted something special for our honeymoon (for years we've simply camped on MDI), so we decided to splurge on this beautiful inn. Indeed, it IS beautiful. If you're seeking the ideal location and elegant comfort, it's here. But what this place is seriously lacking is the kind of warmth and personality for which regular B&B goers... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They say it's all about location and Balance Rock probably has one of the best in Bar Harbor. Whoever owns Balance Rock obviously has some money, but has little business sense or taste that should also accompany the property. We stayed in room 110 and it's in a cabin behind the main house. The "sleep number" bed was awful and... 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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