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The Bayview

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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La Barge, Wyoming
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We checked out of townhouse #312 on August 20. The view was awesome, the staff were awesome (easy drop-off and pick-up in town too), the breakfast was awesome. Staying in the townhouse was nice with three sleeping areas, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer. We had a trailer and they let us park it along the side which worked out... More

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LINY
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is incredibly clean from top to bottom. The bathroom looked like it was installed the morning we got their and never used. The staff couldn't do enough to help in three days I only had to open the front door one time. My wife asked for an extra blanket at the front desk and it was delivered before... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

How wonderful! I think it is important to tell you how much we enjoy providing "incredible service". We have been extremely fortunate to welcome guests that make it easy to tend out to them. Whether we are welcoming guests back year after year or meeting them for the first time it is a pleasure. Bar Harbor is a great place... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Bayview August 5-9 . Have to say it was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in! The people there were all very friendly and helpful from the front desk to the shuttle drivers, to the chef and food helpers, to the bartenders, John and Harry, and the housekeepers Becky and Debbie! Everyone was very... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We all really appreciate the kind words! The entire team here does a wonderful job and when guests take the time to learn the names of the staff and mention them individually it means even more. You even talked about our community as a whole and that is such a nice thing to hear. Summer in Bar Harbor... More

Towson, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved everything about this place. The people were kind, the food was great, the rooms were spotless, and the view was to die for. It is close to Bar Harbor, although I don't believe in walking distance, but is quiet.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Wonderful review! I agree with you about the people, the food, the rooms and the view. The walk into town is always a matter of preference. There are days I think it is lovely, and there are days I think no way! Either way, thank you so much! I also wanted to tell you about the view this morning around... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant hotel. We had a room with a balcony overlooking the bay and the view as superb. Room was large, comfortable and very tidy. Breakfast was superb and could be taken out on the balcony of the dining room. Free coffee and cookies were available throughout the day. We did have a minor issue with guests next door to... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I admit we do tend to undersell ourselves in some ways but for all the right reasons! We would rather “wow” a guest when they arrive instead of a “whoa” this isn’t what we thought it would be! Expectations are a very personal thing – we just want people to enjoy themselves and I... More

Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been visiting Bar Harbor for 4 of the last 6 years. We have stayed at the Bayview every time because of it's consistant service, hospitality and home like feel. What a great group they have working there from the cleaning staff to the front desk staff. The manager Trish even takes the time to recognize... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We aim to be consistent in all areas so you can be sure of what to expect when you get here! Wish we could do the same with the weather! It is so nice for all of us here to have so many guests return. I know we aren’t supposed to get personal on TripAdvisor but... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had originally wanted to get a room closer to Bar Harbor's downtown area, but boy am I glad I didn't! Located close to the entrance of Acadia National Park, the main reason for our three-day visit, The Bayview feels like a family-run business, combining the best of a hotel and a B&B into one fabulous stay. It has everything... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

And my response? We couldn’t have enjoyed your visit more! It is so nice reading a positive review of our location. I think it is just right, close but not too close! Then the staff comment, well, I have said it before and I will say it again, the staff is like family to us! We just aren’t all related!... More

Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We look for location, cleanliness, friendliness of staff and fair pricing. Bayview garnered 5 stars for every category! Staff was always helpful with information on hiking locations, restaurants, driving directions. As we were hiking everyday it was most beneficial to have an Acadia Park Ranger on staff to give expert instruction on trails. The manager is a longtime resident of... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so pleased you had the perfect vacation and we helped! We know that we don’t always meet the expectations of some travelers so when we exceed the expectations for others we are really happy! I’m glad that I didn’t bore you with the history too. Sometimes I just get carried away – we do have a... More

Rockville, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here three nights over 4th of July Holiday. Was here for just one night two years ago and vowed to come back for longer stay. Made reservations in July and management were able to reserve the same room for us, #303. Great room, clean, large, and wonderful unobstructed view of Frenchman's Bay. Staff are all outstanding. Fresh homemade goods... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. It was a terrific 4th of July in Bar Harbor this year and thank goodness for that! Even the fireworks in the rain were wonderful! The 5th brought a hurricane and downed trees and no power! I know who you are by the description you wrote and know you left on the... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tend to do a lot of research before I book a hotel. We travelled in July 2014. I could not have been more pleased with our stay at Bayview. The atmosphere was pleasant and everyone was welcoming. The staff even opened the door for us every time we left. We enjoyed how quiet and peaceful the hotel was, we... More

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

The very first line of your review was proof positive that TripAdvisor does work if you read the reviews and the responses! Thank you for that! Taking the time to research before you came left no doubt in your mind what you were getting. Oceanfront hotel, three stories high, first floor family rooms, second floor double rooms, third floor king... More

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Address: 111 Eden Street, 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 star — The Bayview 4*
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Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. Expanded continental breakfast, pool, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, lounge and limited wireless internet. ... more   less 
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