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The Bayview

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111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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    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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Larchmont, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay at the Bayview. The room was more spacious and well appointed than we anticipated. The staff was very courteous and helpful in giving recommendations on what to do in Acadia National Park. The breakfast featured a great selection of hot and cold items - the pastries were particularly memorable. We would not hesitate to come... More 

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Margate, NJ
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I just returned from a Bar Harbor weekend, and after learning that the two most high-end hotels were booked, we reluctantly "settled" on the Bayview. It was our good fortune! First, the location is maybe 1/2 mile from town. Perfect. No traffic under our window, total serene quiet as you center the property through a huge iron... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! It just goes to show you, “you can’t judge a book by its cover!” We don’t do a lot of “high end, four color glossy photos” with photo shop and we don’t try to pretend to be something we’re not. It is as clear as black and white – we are just a beautiful property in a stunning... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you Trish and your excellent staff at The Bayview. You keep us going back, 9 years. The staff are very friendly and make you feel right at home as soon as you enter the hotel lobby. The rooms are of good size and very comfortable with doors that open to a deck facing Frenchman Bay and the surrounding mountains.... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

You are very welcome! I knew immediately who wrote this review – our “adopted” family of nine wonderful years! We have shared lots of laughs with the two of you. You have explored this island every which way and back again and challenged Betty and me every year to find new things for you to do. Problem is you always... More 

Redondo Beach, California
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place certainly earns its top spot in Bar Harbor. We had a great large room on the third floor with a great view. The staff at the Bayview are some of the friendliest folks we have encountered at a hotel. Always there to give you advise on restaurants and attractions on the area. We really enjoyed the breakfasts. The... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We feel very fortunate to have earned the top spot and know that it can always change in a heartbeat. I am very proud of the fact that long before there were lists most of the same staff you encountered here were already part of the gang! I think we just know that lists and reviews can come... More 

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is so very beautiful. It is directly on the ocean surrounded by mountains of Acadia National Park. The breakfast is wonderful...served each day in the lovely dinning room with french doors opening to the ocean. The staff is very welcoming and friendly...the goodies in the afternoon are delicious.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! I am glad you mentioned the mountains because they truly are spectacular! The view of them across the bay is breathtaking and the ones that are right behind us in the park are so lush and green right now. Before we know it they will be brilliant with color. It doesn't take a long review to... More 

Kenilworth, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bayview is a very nice hotel. It has large, well appointed rooms and the restaurant is very nice. The town is a half-mile away, but they provide van service to and from the town. (Parking in town is very limited.) The staff is very helpful. There is a nice breakfast included in the price. The only negatives is it... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! This has been a busy week in Bar Harbor and Acadia and the parking has been a challenge. Our shuttle has been gone more than here lately! I think our location on the water lets us forget about the whole world that is just a winding driveway away! The bar hours of 5pm-8pm are to give... More 

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bayview this summer with our daughters 5 and 8. It was comfortable, quiet and charming. We had a room with a wonderful view. The staff were polite and welcoming. The shuttle service to town was great! It is difficult to find parking in town so it was nice to get dropped off right there and you... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Quiet, comfortable and charming has pretty much become our mission statement. Some may find us outdated, in fact some of us here are just plain old, but everything improves with age and we really are doing what comes naturally. Al enjoys the kids and they seem to take a shine to him. The shuttle just makes it better... More 

New York City, New York
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable & relaxing stay. Staff is welcoming & acommodating. Rooms are spacious ,simply furnished but very clean. Direct view from balcony of bay & fishing boats. Breakfast sooo good- Hot dish,pastries,breads,cereals,yogurt ,fresh fruit ,juices,etc. Nice pool.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Appreciative guests are sooo good too! I will pass along the words of praise on the food to Nora and Matt! It is so easy to be welcoming and accommodating when our guests have been so friendly and kind. Yes, it is our job to be pleasant but we couldn't do it without it being reciprocal. It is true...you get... More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 2 nights here to celebrate our anniversary. I chose this hotel after reading other tripadvisor reviews. The staff is wonderful, the property and room are very clean, the breakfast buffet each morning was prepared well and the afternoon cookies are a nice touch. It's very quiet too; we slept with the patio door open at... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I appreciate the very thoughtful review. I think it is wonderful that you thought about what there was that you did and didn't like and explained why. We try to make our location very clear to people because we are a mile from town. For some people that just isn't convenient if they want to experience the nightlife... More 

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155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful inn less than a mile from center city and the waterfront is ideally-located on the bay. The facility is beautiful and our room had its own terrace with a killer view of the bay. It is fairly-priced and very comfortable offering a nice breakfast.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! You proved my point that all reviews are individual, personal and subjective. I wholeheartedly agree with everything that you said and that's good because it means you were in the right place and we were glad to have you! The view is gorgeous and in the last few days we have had beautiful thunderstorms, sunrises, sunsets and meteor... More 

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