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The Bayview

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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
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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Stayed here with my family over the Columbus Day hoilday weekend. Great accomodations and wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. Thomas was great at check in and giving advice on local dining establishments. The room was nice and big, with a wonderful view. By the way, Thomas is also a very good bartender and makes a delightful gin and tonic. The... More 

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Management response:

Thank you from all of us for the wonderful review! The end of season and holiday weekends always seem to have some type of calamity and you were right in the middle of it! Thomas is very talented at many things, and gin is one of his favorites! Al proves the point of what our "customer service" policy is and... More 

Minnesota
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

We stayed in an ocean view room at the Bayview. It was fabulous; the rooms were huge, clean, and our view was gorgeous. Every afternoon; they bake fresh cookies which are delicious. The breakfast; while continental, is actually very good with a huge variety and they served one hot option every morning along with fruit; breads, cereal, etc. They also... More 

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Management response:

We will look forward to the day that you return! The past few mornings the views have been spectacular with the sunrise and calm waters. Now that we are closed for the season I admit I take a few minutes to look at the view too. I hope you come back soon and I thank you very much for writing... More 

Iowa
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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

This year, we decided to change things up a bit, and go with a different hotel, the last few years we had been staying at the Bar Harbor Inn, the rate there were just too high, for what you get. Upon arriving late last night, in the pouring rain, we were greeted at the door by Josylyn, easy and smooth... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your great review! I honestly feel that you saw what we are trying to provide to our guests in the manner it was intended! Good food, friendly people and a nice place to lay down your head at night. We know for a fact that those cookies are delicious too! If I have said it once then... More 

New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

My mom and I arrived in Bar Harbor September 30th, 2011 and stayed at the Bayview for 4 nights. I had booked the townhouse originally, and although it was absolutely perfect for large families, my mom and I found it to be just too large, with amenities we just would not be using. The front desk gladly changed us to... More 

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Management response:

Thank you very much for your review. All of us here really appreciate the very detailed and honest assessment of The Bayview. I can't say enough times in a forum such as this that we are who we are and we do have a goal. It is impossible to please everyone and we know that. Our goal is just to... More 

Puyallup, WA
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Well I hate to rain on the parade of all of the glowing reviews but I was very disappointed in the rooms, especially at the high price. The rooms are dated, dated, dated, all of the room. It has a cheesy acoustical drop ceiling like you see in office buildings (our unit on lower floor) parts of which are leaning... More 

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Management response:

You are not raining on our parade. I have said since day one that we aren't perfect, we just want everyone to have a great stay. It is clear from this review that you were extremely disappointed. I am sorry you didn't talk to me while you were here. I couldn't have changed the decor and I couldn't have remodeled... More 

new york city
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

A delayed review from our stay in August, 2011. I hate to be the one to add some negative comments to all these glowing reviews but...someone has to do it. While all in all, this is a lovely place to stay (the views of the Bay from the porch are fantastic; customer service - Jocelyn - terrific; larger than standard-size... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your honest feedback about your stay. We both agree the food and staff are great. I also always appreciate an honest critique of the rooms too. I don't stay in them so I don't know what may be lacking from a guests perspective. Over the years many of our changes are because of customer comments and requests.... More 

Northville, Michigan
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78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We really enjoyed our visit at Bayview the first week of October. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room overlooked the ocean and was nicely appointed. The homemade cookies in the afternoon were a real treat and the included breakfast was excellent. Be sure to go to Arcadia National Park and get good deals on lobster at the... More 

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Thank you very much for your positive review! The fall weather has not been the best for our guests, from frost on the pumpkin to enough water to wear galoshes to a heat wave, we have had it all! Best of all, our guests have been the best! Please come back again, I agree totally, the park is beautiful, the... More 

Cleveland, Ohio USA
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Four years ago, we selected the Bayview based on the reviews written on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much to all those writers! Please believe all the wonderful reviews you read here. We had never before visited an area or the same hotel four years in a row. Now, we never really want to go anywhere else. The rooms are huge,... More 

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Management response:

Wow! That was wonderful. We are always happy to see you here and that is a fact! I also think it is great that you took the time to write about the park and the town and the hiking trails. We really like to pass on the things that we hear from our trusted "repeat" resources because we know they... More 

Florida
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We decided to go to Bar Harbor in mid August for the Labor Day weekend. As this is one of their busiest times of the year, we were concerned about getting a quality room on the water. Our friends had recommended another hotel in downtown Bar Harbor, but they did not have any waterfront rooms available. I searched Tripadvisor and... More 

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Management response:

A guest that recently checked in told me he was hesitant about staying at The Bayview. He said you can't always believe everything you read. I think when people take time to write reviews that they usually wait until they get back home and the trip is just a memory. If the stay and staff are that memorable then you... More 

Fort Myers, FL
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

This was the 3rd time I have vacationed in this area and The Bayview was by far my favorite. We spent 5 nights at The Bayview and it was wonderful. The breakfast is amazing. I wish they would sell a cook book because the orange breakfast cake is to die for. All of the staff members were very helpful. Even... More 

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Management response:

Thank you right back! I need to get going on the cookbook and I'll just push Corry to give me all the recipes! Maybe she'll cook every recipe for me to test too! Winter is coming and that will be a good project! Thank you also for mentioning Stan. I think the overnight people sometimes get forgotten because they don't... More 

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