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The Bayview

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2.0 of 5
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111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
The Bayview
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just spent three nights at one of the Bayview townhouses and could not have asked for a more pleasant time. Everyone at the Bayview was so nice. We were celebrating my husband's 50th birthday and they had a delicious birthday cake waiting (with candles!). Nora the chef also prepared outstanding stuffed mushrooms, a smoked fish tray, grilled shrimp and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Difficult to fault the hotel in any way with every room having it's own balcony and, as you'd probably be able to guess by the name, a view of the bay! The staff are very helpful and friendly, and it felt like we'd won the lottery to call up a week before 4th July and snag the last room. I... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a delightful, comfortable, beautiful hotel! Our room had a superb bay view. We can’t add much to the multitude of enthusiastic reports on TripAdvisor. We haven’t stayed elsewhere in Bar Harbor so cannot compare, but it’s hard to think that anywhere else could outdo The Bayview.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our vacation to 7 states (including Newport, RI and Cape Cod, MA) included only 5 star hotels and the Bayview was hands down the very best. I booked late and got the last room due to a full house. In spite of this, the basement room adjacent to laundry was bright, roomy, with a beautiful deck and wonderful water view.... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where do I begin to tell how much we loved our stay here? The entire staff is so very friendly and welcoming! The rooms are extremely spacious and immaculate! Quiet at night, good water pressure in the shower and heavenly scented locally made spa soaps. Every room has a gorgeous view of the water. A homemade cookie platter with chocolate... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is very friendly. The continental breakfast is extensive and delicious. The maintenance of the place is top notch. Nice view with a 20 minute walk to downtown bar harbor. The shuttle if needed is available within minutes. The fresh cookies and pastries all day are an added bonus.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! It is a pleasure for all of us to meet and greet new guests at The Bayview. I honestly believe friendliness is easier when our guests are so appreciative of all of our efforts. Whether it is the good food, the beautiful location, the facility or the view, it all adds up to a vacation with a smile.... More 

Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traveling with our young adult daughters, we opted for one of the two-bedroom townhomes available at Bayview. These sit higher up on the hill above the main hotel and above the swimming pool but have a good view of the Bay (from the 2nd floor balcony) over the top of the hotel. The price includes breakfast, which is wonderful and... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

We would definitely welcome you back again, thank you! Your description of the townhouses was wonderful. Detailed and from the perspective of a guest make it a factual and true accounting of just what we have. When you return someday please know that we will deliver a room service breakfast for you. That way, if you don’t feel like getting... More 

United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights at the Bay View. The room was very comfortable and well equiped. There was a wooden veranda with views oer the bay. A tranquil and relaxed location. The breakfast was a buffet affair with a wide range of options. The location of the hotel is a fair distance from the centre of Bar Harbor, however... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Oh those pesky chipmunks! We put up signs as reminders and we continually monitor the front door but every now and then one of them gets in and we chase them out. It doesn't help that many of the children that stay here like to feed them either! I have offered many times to send the charming critters home with... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this hotel because it was small and number one on Tripadvisor, we were celebrating a special occasion as a couple and did not want a chain hotel. This hotel is beautiful, from the great entryway to the views. The staff was friendly and always available. Only issue was that we ended up in a room in the basement, they... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the high praise, the great review and your honesty. There isn’t much I can say about your experience that can change what you had to deal with. We are a wooden structure and there are times that this can happen, try as we might to avoid it! I have said for years that my favorite rooms are... More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to stay in Bar Harbor. Location overlooking Frenchmans Bay is breathtaking, and it is far enough out of town to offer peace and quiet. rooms are spacious with all the amenities and comforts you could want. We had a room on the 3rd floor with a patio overlooking the water. The breakfasts are excellent with a... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! This is why I love TripAdvisor. Guests check out and take the time to share their opinions and we don’t even have to ask! I know not everyone has the same experience and not everyone finds us to be the best place for them. But the people like you that write reviews like this let everyone know it... More 

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