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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
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very quiet location just before you get into Bar Harbor. BEAUTIFUL views of the bay from your room. Cheerful accommodating staff. Good breakfast. Cheerful accommodating staff. This is a fairly modern property and not "luxurious", but the location is phenomenal.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! This was our first one of the 2015 season and we really appreciate the kind words. I agree totally, our location is phenomenal and our staff is cheerful and accommodating and a joy to work with I might add! Everyone goes above and beyond and it shows! The property isn't luxurious in the traditional... More 

williamsburg, va
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here July 2014 and I just realized I forgot to write a review. This was our first trip to Maine. When looking at a place to stay in Bar Harbor I was disappointed with the options because the prices are much higher than what we are used to paying, and the places looked average at best. I chose... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Better late than never! We are in the last minute push to open and your review is like the light at the end of the tunnel. I totally agree that it can be pricey to travel to Bar Harbor but it is such a beautiful area and sometimes we just have to splurge! I remember when The Bayview first opened... More 

Toledo, Ohio
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is much more like an inn than a hotel. An inn is more like home with very friendly out-going people who care about your comfort. That is what the Bayview is! Chose this hotel based on its Trip Advisor ratings and boy, were they right! From the kind gentleman who helped to carry our luggage from our car to... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! What a nice treat to come in on a Monday and receive notification of such a great review. It has been a long winter and this reminds us why we like it here so much, kind guests! I know Jocelyn and the entire staff really do care about our guests and we want you to have a relaxing... More 

North Canton, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stayed here before and loved my quick visit so I was excited when the hotel was available for my stay on this return trip to Bar Harbor (last year it was fully booked). From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave you will be completely charmed by this place! The hospitality is above and beyond anything I... More 

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Trish04609, General Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

I have to say we all love reviews like this! Thank you for taking the time to write. The word "another" means in your book we must be doing something right to bring you back again. It was truly a pleasure to have you here and we are glad you were able to spend more time visiting with all of... More 

Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The value for this small inn is exceptional. The service was truly world class and the cookies were unbelievably good. Everything was first class from the room, the view, the peaceful, quiet surroundings and the wonderful staff. They have a free shuttle to drive you to the Bar Harbor restaurants and sites (about a mile away). The breakfast (included with... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I agree totally with your review! The cookies are excellent, my waistline can attest to that! This fall was just beautiful. The colors were spectacular and the oak trees still have the rust tones even with all the wind, rain and snow we have had lately! Your room tip was right too! All of our hotel rooms have... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a great, spacious room with a view over the water.The breakfast was good and varied and there were delicious free biscuits every afternoon. There was a free shuttle to town but it was also walkable (about 25 minutes). My only criticism is that our room was downstairs and the floorboards creaked above us and unfortunately the people staying... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. I’m glad that you had such a nice stay and we enjoyed having you! I also understand your comments about the floorboards. We have done just about everything possible to reduce the creaking of the floorboards and even with all the improvements there will always be creaks. I even contacted the original... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My sister has never been to Maine and lives in Oregon. Since she was coming such a long way I wanted to make sure her vacation was the best it could be. Acadia was gorgeous and to complement it all the Bayview was everything I wanted for her and more. My sister and I had a big room, the most... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We are all pleased you “did it up right!” for your sister and we were a part of that! I think the weather has made the fall this year just perfect…except for the snowstorm yesterday! I can understand you not wanting to leave. I would like to think it was because of the “big room, comfortable beds, fantastic... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Spent four nights at the Bayview. Very nice hotel with an excellent and always helpful staff. Breakfast was always great and the sweet treats in the afternoon were to die for. Beautiful view from all of the hotel rooms.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The view is beautiful and the sunrise this morning was spectacular! Even though we are now closed for the winter we still work every day and prepare for next season so we get to enjoy the view year round. You said how much you enjoyed the breakfast... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I used TripAdvisor for all my research of where to stay on my 3 week vacation which included Bar Harbor. First of all I love TripAdvisor. What a useful traveling tool. Because of the Bayview's positive reviews, this is where I chose my 4 day stay. I called 5 other places that had excellent reviews but I knew even over... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

You are very welcome! I think TripAdvisor is a great tool also. I enjoy responding to all of our reviews because it gives me the chance to honestly clarify any issues that may have come up and say thank you to all the guests that take the time to write. That and I love the detailed feedback from our customers.... More 

Grafton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed for three nights in the middle of October. Our package included the Acadia Nature Cruise, Tour of Acadia, dinner for two at The Chartroom, and a packed lunch to eat at our leisure. Everything was taken care of by the wonderful staff-especially Jocelyn! We appreciated the free shuttle service and all of the other amenities. Bar Harbor and... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so pleased you liked the package. We partnered with some great businesses that seem to share our philosophy of customer service and it just made sense to do it. We can help with the things you want to do and guide you in the right direction. Jocelyn is great, she, like everyone that works here, wants... More 

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