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The Bayview

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2.0 of 5
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111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, 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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Michigan
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264 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As I had stayed at the Bayview five years ago, I didn't hesitate to reserve a room there for this year's vacation. And they didn't disappoint -- the staff is still as friendly as ever, the breakfast is still delicious and the location can't be beat. It is close enough to Bar Harbor to grab a shuttle ride and be... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is more like a large Bed and Breakfast Inn. Trisch and her staff are friendly and ready to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. This was part of an anniversary trip for us and we received a tasteful gift in our room with a nice note. Our room was on the main floor and the view... More 

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Pennsylvania
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I was planning our New England Road Trip, I found this hotel in Bar Harbor and booked months in advance as I knew I really wanted to stay here. The Bayview was great in every way possible. The entrance with the iron fence and all the flowers at the reception area, add to the beauty. It is small but... More 

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Towson, MD
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a fabulous time at the Bayview in Bar Harbor. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We loved that they really paid attention to detail. I really want to thank the entire staff as I will forget to name all those we interacted with. We loved the wonderful selections for breakfast and the fabulous cookies in... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

We had a fabulous time eating ice cream!! It was so delicious and we ate every bit of it. Al even brought in his Milk Shake machine and we had milkshakes in the afternoon and evening. It is hard enough to be around the breakfast leftovers each morning and the afternoon cookies and then you added the delicious Muddy Boots!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service; the staff was courteous, friendly, attentive and professional. Very good location. A wonderful view of the bay; approximately 1 mile from Bar Harbor Village Center. We walked when we wanted or took the shuttle provided by the Inn. Rooms were very comfortable, very clean and well maintained. Housekeeping staff was timely and professional. Breakfast provided by the Inn... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Great guests too! It is as simple as you said. We just do what we do to the best of our ability and hopefully it is a hit with everyone. I can't add much to your review because I agree with it all. It isn't always so easy to meet the expectations of the traveling public but we try. And... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The condo that we rented was beautiful and had three floors. The Bayview had a clean pool that was open for twelve hours. The breakfast was great and they had fresh cookies every day. There was a free shuttle. It was great!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the fanciest hotel I've ever been to. There are freshly baked cookies every day at 2 o'clock. The rooms are clean and the condos have 3 bathrooms, the two attached to rooms with showers and one without. Pots and pans are provided in the kitchenette, and there is a balcony, a loft, and two double beds. One condo... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We aren't often called fancy and I like it! I think the housekeepers will be proud of it too. They work so hard to make everything just so and fancy is a fine description! We appreciate all the kind words about the townhouses and we should make it clearer to our guests that the gas grill... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a 2 two bedroom townhouse, intially the type we wanted was not available so we settled for an other but after a while we got informed that our prefered type was available, and reservations changed accordingly, such a service you not always get. Also during the stay the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The first thing we... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much - I like the details from beginning to end. We try to reserve for our guests exactly what they want and it doesn't always happen. I'm glad for you that it did! I am sorry about the noise level from the neighbors. I do wish that you had told us while you were here. Sometimes families... More 

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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to The Bayview this year with our ten year old grandson. We didn't consider staying anywhere else in Bar Harbor. We loved the view from our room, the location of the hotel, the wonderful breakfast and, most of all, the marvelous staff. We got the best advice from the staff on what to do with our grandson as... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We hope you continue the tradition! Now that you have brought your grandson perhaps this will be the start of a great tradition for him and you! Trips with grandparents are often the best memories of childhood, we know they are always perfect for us! The marvelous staff - I agree with you totally! I think... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the harbor, excellently prepared fresh breakfasts. The staff is friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. The room was spotless. Close to entrance to Acadia and town, without being in the crush. Overall one of the best hotel experiences we've had!

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I especially like the helpful but not intrusive line regarding the staff. It is a small property and we are always at the desk, or around the property. It can be a fine line between helpful and annoying, glad we did it right! Please come back again and we will work just as hard to continue... More 

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