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Balance Rock Inn

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #11 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon. As a couple in our early 20's, we were the youngest people there by at least 15 years. Many other guests gave us the side eye (especially at the bar) and we felt just plain awkward most of the time. The room was very nice and well taken care of, and... More

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Napa, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just came back from two nights at the Balance Rock Inn. How we wish we could have stayed longer! The location on the water is amazing. I could have spent all day just sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs facing the sea. It is an easy walk into town either along the water or about a block up... More

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Windham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing two night stay at the balance rock inn. Our room was clean, comfortable and had the most beautiful view! Room 306 was amazing. We loved sitting by the pool or on the lawn looking out of one of the most spectacular views in the state of Maine! We enjoyed the inn's proximatey to... More

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

We can't wait for you to be our guest again too! Thank you for the wonderful review. More

Shaker Heights, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful 4 nights at The Balance Rock Inn. Great location that's close to town, but quiet, Incredible views from the verandah and pool. Our room was very comfortable and private. We really couldn't have had a nicer time here!

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

Thank you for the glowing review. We want all our guests to have a relaxing time at the BRI! We hope to see you soon. More

Westfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stay overall , perfect location , Quiet but close to downtown Bar Harbor , Friendly staff , Greg and Harry(bartenders/wait staff) were engaging and attentive . Edwin the Bellhop was our greeter very friendly and helpful. Breakfast Buffet was also very good fresh fruit and hot entree's that you can bring out to the pool , Talk about a... More

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We appreciate your shared experience with other travelers. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and found the location wonderful and staff attentive! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to stay! Amazing views and excellent service! Our room did not have a coffee pot so we asked for one and they brought it with all the fixings right away. Everyone who was employed there was professional, kind and courteous. We reserved the room with the captains chairs on the private deck but unfortunately the weather was... More

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

We think we're charming too! Thank you for sharing...we look forward to your return. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to other hotels in Bar Harbor, but none really compare to all of the pluses of the Balance Rock inn. Wonderful location, friendly staff and an excellent dining room for both the complimentary breakfast and a relaxing romantic dinner.. Our room was a bit tired, but clean, with lovely linens.

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Thank you for your review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you return! More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 4 day getaway here at the Balance Rock Inn. The service and ambience just fantastic. It is a quick walk downtown where you will find shops and restaurants. Located on the ocean with a walkway that is so perfect for a morning stroll before the delicious breakfast awaiting when you return. They gave us champagne, chocolates and... More

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

Thank you for sharing Mr. & Mrs. Grenier...it was a pleasure having you return. We hope to see you for your next anniversary! More

Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the room with the dry sauna and jacuzzi. Great views out over the bay. There was a wood burning fireplace-- very romantic, lovely places indoors and out, comfortable bed and bedding-- highly recommended! You have to climb stairs to get to most rooms. It is definitely a bed and breakfast feel.

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We're happy you enjoyed your time with us at the Balance Rock. Thank you for sharing with other travelers! More

New Hampton, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lovely setting right on the ocean, an easy walk to town. We had breakfast every morning by the pool, overlooking the harbor, it was terrific. We also had dinner in the restaurant and it was excellent, finished our bottle of wine by the fire beside the pool as the sun set. We chose the hotel because of its closeness to... More

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! 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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious Inn's name celebrates the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. ... more   less 
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