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Balance Rock Inn

4.5 of 5 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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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 via mobile

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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3 hotel reviews
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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 via mobile

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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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Very nice bed and breakfast. Very Pet friendly. Stayed from Sept. 25 - Sept. 30, 2014. Stayed in room 107 which is part of the main house. Room 107 has a separate entrance and has a covered porch and a separate sitting area. I was traveling with my husband and two small dogs and we were very comfortable. The staff... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Staff was excellent. Very welcoming and warm atmosphere. Veranda was stunning for coctails in the evening at the bonfire overlooking the ocean. Best breakfast! Overall a great deal. May need a little freshening up of the rooms and halls sometime soon but quite a gem! Worth the visit....we will return.

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phoenix, arizona
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. Loved the location as well as the property. Very pretty and comfortable room. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The property grounds are lovely. The restaurant/bar area was a fun place to mingle with other guests. The only downside, which isn't the fault of the Inn, is that cruise ships dock in the... 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*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor

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