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The Bayview

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111 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Royersford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stayed at The Bayview for a week in October. This hotel, which is more like a B & B sits right on Frenchman Bay with incredible views. It's a perfect location to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with convenient shuttle service any time day or night. The rooms were very spacious and exceptionally clean. Every room had an... More 

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3 Thank Mike C
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Three times said and you know we really mean it! I always wonder when people read our reviews and responses do they note the similarities of the guests and the staff? Do they realize as they read that what we do as a staff is infinitely easier because of our guests? I have had... More 

Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Greeted with a friendly and efficient welcome, a fantastic room with amazing views (and a balcony), superb buffet breakfast and free shuttle. The Bayview was a highlight of our recent trip to New England. We were there for two nights and plan on coming back and stay for longer, partly because we love Bar Harbor but even more just to... More 

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Thank David M
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Oh my, another review of perfection! We all love it but the bar is being set very high! Thank you very much! We had a terrific season and it is all because of our wonderful guests and great staff. I know weather, views and food are a big part of a stay but it is genuine people on both sides... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

For the memorial day weekend, my husband and I decided to visit Acadia. We stayed at the Bayview in Bar Harbor.It's a small but cozy hotel with friendly, helpful staff. breakfast buffet may not be extensive but has delicious fresh stuff - which we enjoyed sitting outside and watching the ocean. Our ocean facing room was decently sized and clean.... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I love a review that is written months or sometimes even a year after a guest checks out. When a vacation is a success I personally go home with a relaxed euphoria, every part of my trip was fabulous. Then as I get back in to the day to day routine the euphoria wanes and the enthusiasm mellows... More 

lynn haven, fl
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114 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The Website describes The Bayview..."Serenity, Beauty, and Spectacular Views"--how perfectly true! And so much more! Just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, this charming hotel is perfectly located! Each spacious room has a balcony with a stunning view of Frenchmen's Bay to enjoy a fabulous sunrise! (There are townhouses also). I am picky about cleanliness--and the Bayview... More 

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1 Thank andaLynnHaven_Fl
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Honestly, we aren't much into "creative" marketing. The last thing I would ever want to do is hype things up and then disappoint. Our descriptions are generally based on opinion and feedback - I would love to add the word perfection! History has proven that not everyone agrees with each other so perfection could be a... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Very nice but not at all pretentious, this hotel was perfect for our stay. We had two adults and two children, and the enormous room offered plenty of elbow room. We enjoyed the view of the water both from our room and during breakfast. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed on the lower floor, and there was a... More 

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Thank susanpkent
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! What a great review to end our 2015 season! Some guests request not to be on first floor because they think the view is better higher up. You know it doesn’t make a bit of difference since you were here and were on the first floor. Seeing is believing! These rooms are our family friendly rooms and have... More 

Terrigal, Australia
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The Bayview for 3 nights in early October. We could not fault our room, and the bed was very comfortable. We are both light sleepers, but there was no issue with noise. Breakfast was served as a smorgasbord, and there was plenty of choice. This is more like a hotel than a b&b, so if you are... More 

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Thank Sue N
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I am really enjoying the "no faults" reviews we have been getting! October was a wonderful month for us, many familiar faces and many new faces we hope to see again. I think your comment about us being a hotel and not a B & B is a valid one and a good one for me to clarify.... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had reservations for one night, but the staff worked with us and managed to accommodate our need for a second night. They are delightful folks who are invested in providing excellent service -- and they did! The place sparkled, the breakfast was excellent--they even offer various flavored syrups for you morning cup of coffee. The cookies they offer each... More 

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Thank TCTexas
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! One night is never enough to get a real feel for the area or The Bayview! We like time to get to know our guests! I do have to apologize for not letting you know the origin of our cookies. We don't use a local bakery, we only use our kitchen! Nora and Matt are the creators of... More 

Dallas area
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Just returned from another fabulous trip to Bar Harbor and the Bayview Inn. Can't say enough about them....this is the best lodging option in Bar Harbor. We've been traveling every year to New England since the late 90's and Maine & Bar Harbor in particular, since 2003. We've stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn and the BlueNose, both very fine... More 

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Thank Ron P
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! That picture in your review gives away your identity but I think I could have figured this one out! We are very lucky that we have the "fringe benefit" of great guests every season. We are so thankful for the wonderful people that drive "over the bridge" year after year and we have welcomed so many... More 

Alta Vista
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The staff was so friendly and helpful from the moment we checked in. They went above and beyond to make our visit to the area a great one. The room was all that I had hoped for. It was spacious and comfortable with a beautiful view of the water. The bed was so comfortable. It was a bit cool for... More 

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Thank Peggy H
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We can't imagine you staying anywhere else either! Our customers are at the top of our checklist, we want to provide the best experience possible. We are very aware that you get what you give and if we give it our all then you get a great vacation! I totally hear you on the deck comment!... More 

Katikati, New Zealand
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118 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stayed here 3 nights and can't fault this hotel. It was great. I definitely recommend staying here. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our bedroom was large, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The breakfast was excellent and had plenty of choice. It is about a mile to walk into the centre of the town. A good place to... More 

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Thank 610Margaretd
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you - a great "no fault" stay! We like to hear that anytime we can. It really isn't difficult to be pleasant and helpful when our guests are so friendly! I'm glad you found our location to be a good one for exploring Acadia. It is nice that the park is accessible from so many directions on the island.... More 

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