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Balance Rock Inn

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #13 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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washington, D.C.
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

We were first placed in a room that was so tiny you couldn't even turn around (and this at $355 a night). We moved to a room that had very dark wallpaper and three lamps with 50 watt bulbs ---- you simply could not see. We were moved to a room that was spacious enough, and with sufficient lighting, but... More

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annapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

Last spring I was asked to arrange for 8 couples to have a quiet get-a-way for 4 nights in October. The purpose of this trip was for my colleaues to have several meetings outside of the office setting and to have the oppurtunity to bring their partners and relax in a beautiful setting. Balance Rock was the perfect place to... More

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East Boothbay, ME
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

We have stayed here a number of times over the past years and love to return. Although it is only a block off the main drag, it is extremely quiet and very pleasant. Management was doing quite a bit of work to spruce up the elegant ole gal, but it never interfered with the serenity of the place, Breakfast was... More

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cleveland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

We had the best time at Balance Rock Inn. We hiked in Acadia during the day, even though the weather was a bit rainy. When we got back to the inn we had Sergio make us an Irish coffee in the bar. Although the inn was busy, the staff all took the time to give us the information we needed.... More

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gardenstate5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Balance Inn for our 20th anniversary. I could not imagine a more romatic place to celebrate this wonderful event. We were in room #206, a large room with a large deck overlooking the ocean. We loved sitting on our very own porch having wine in privacy and we loved sitting on the inn's porch... More

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portsmith, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

We were pleasantly surprised at the good value we got this year with one of the inn's package prices. Balance Rock Inn is also working with area attractions to get their guests the best rates. We took a carriage ride through Acadia National park and a sunset cruise. We stayed in the "Carriage House" which is a short walk from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

We stopped in Bar Harbor without reservations and the Inn was recommended by our first choice, which was sold out. Rooms very considerably. The first night we stayed in Room #310 as I had requested the "least expensive". Mistake. The bathroom is so small and due to design the bathtub can only be used for a shower (evidently to fit... More

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chapel hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

My husband and I just got back from a trip to the coast of Maine culminating in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We had never been to Maine before and absolutely loved the rocky coast. Our favorite was staying at the Balance Rock Inn, a turn of the centry "summer mansion" which is being lovingly restored. We stayed in... More

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spartanburg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

Driving to Bar Harbor without a reservation we stopped at the Chamber of Commerce. We told them we were looking for something on the water, small, romantic and with lots of charm. Without hesitation they sent us to Balance Rock Inn. We were not disappointed. In fact in our 8 day trip up the Maine coast this was the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

This is the second hotel we have stayed at on our Maine trip and we were pleasantly surprised that everything was excellent. The balance rock was recommended to us by the harrasekett inn in freeport, so having loved our stay in freeport we took their advice and booked a room for three nights. I was a little nervous booking considering... More

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Also Known As:
Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Hotel
Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
Address: 21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balance Rock Inn 4.5*
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 bed and breakfast 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 21 rooms and suites and 3 apartment-style luxury suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All guest rooms have queen or king beds with Select Comfort Sleep number pillow topped mattresses with a hypoallergenic feather and down tic to sink into. As you slide between the luxurious 500 count linens, under your hypoallergenic down and feather comforter inside designer duvet covers, you will feel like you are sleeping on a cloud. You can adjust the firmness of the mattress on either side for your personal preferences. All rooms and suites have private bath, cable television with DVD player, direct-dial telephone and WIFI internet access; and ten accommodations also have working fireplaces. There is a full complimentary DVD library at the front desk with a list of movies offered in your guest services book. Select a room or suite with a private deck, balcony, whirlpool tub, dry sauna, or Euro showerhead for added pampering. All rooms and suites have individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Each of the three apartment-style luxury suites features a living and dining space, eat-in kitchen, private bath, private deck or porch, and ocean views. We'll be delighted to give you more details by phone and help you make the ideal room selection for your needs. ... more   less 
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