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Balance Rock Inn

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21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful. Our room was beautiful. The setting was beautiful. Food was very good. What more can I say. Our room looked out over the Bay. Just spectacular. Not cheap by any means but we felt it was worth it. Biked and hiked in Acadia by day, beautiful Inn and accommodations by night. That's how we like to... More 

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Inn from August 2nd to august 6th 2015. We stayed in the carriage house. The room was gorgeous. Everything was kept clean. The inn is on the water with the most beautiful view. Could have sat on the deck all day. The food for breakfast was delicious. The location is perfect walking distance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Balance Rock Inn was the perfect getaway for a portion of our honeymoon. Situated on a large lawn, with pool and luxurious chaise lounges, you can also view the ocean and the surrounding islands. There's an amazing beachside path at the end of the lawn. The chef is one of the top three creative foodies in town. The food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have become regular visitors to Bar Harbor, in part because we love hiking in Acadia National Park, but also because we love staying at Balance Rock. The facility itself is lovely, and the folks who work there are delightful. The kitchen staff, from the cooks who prepare the breakfasts to the waiters who serve it, could... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Balance Rock Inn has a great location with a spectacular view. The public areas are intimate and comfortable. It is conveniently located within walking distance from all of downtown Bar Harbor. The daily breakfast is attractively done with a nice variety, but food in warming trays was not hot. The small plates served in the lounge were average to poor... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They gave us room 112. It is in the back, OK if you have a dog. There is a small patio with a high fence, just like jail. No beach access. Bad breakfast. For our tour of the park, prepaid, they forgot to make the reservation and when we arrived, there was no more room. They gave us a refund... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were expecting our first child and had a nice get away to the Balance Rock Inn. The location was perfect...walking distance to town,a short drive to Acadia,and and a beautiful view of the Harbor. The inn is gorgeous and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was very good and changed each day. The guests were... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One will regret vacationing in Bar Harbor and not staying here. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. The pool and lawn overlooking Fisherman's Bay is spectacular. One is in the lap of luxury at Balance Rock, yet the staff is not snooty. The main structure is gorgeous and elegant. They serve a complimentary breakfast that rivals what... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly fine experience! We were celebrating our 50th anniversary and wanted to do it right. (Back in 1965 we stayed in a classic roadside motel outside of Ellsworth, ME, some 15 miles away. This was different!) The setting is magnificent, overlooking Frenchman's Bay. There are two tree-covered islands about a half a mile off shore that were visible from... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely old inn with loads of charm and a great location. It is nice to be able to stroll up the road to shops and restaurants and leave the car behind. We enjoyed Room 202 for the room itself and the price, but would offer a couple of suggestions. The bathroom in this room is small but... More 

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