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Harborside Hotel & Marina

55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auburn, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel. Service is excellent. My wife and I usually stay here every year when I have a meeting here. We wanted to go for a long weekend and had a great time. Our room was upgraded when we checked in because we were back for the ninth time. Great location on the water and in town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was so well located in downtown Bar Harbor, right next to the marina and less than 2 miles away from the Hulls entrance to the park. They had only been open a month, it is early in the season, everything was sparkling clean and the staff was super friendly! Dinner in the Italian restaurant on site was very... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Currently staying in one of the four cottages offered by the hotel. Very nice room except for the view. When I reserved the room back in February or so I requested a view of Bar Island instead I got a view of the restaurants. I called the front desk to see if I could get one of the other rooms.... More 

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear 2015RC-F, I would thank you for taking the time to review your current experience at the Harborside, we take all reviews and comments from our guests very serious as we aspire to ensure all of our guests leave with a memorable experience of the Harborside Hotel and Marina. As you are writing this review from on property, I would... More 

New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I like to go to Maine the weekend before Memorial Day each year as we like to get away before it gets busy. We either go to Bar Harbor or Boothbay Harbor I decided to treat ourselves to an oceanfront suite (and a surprise to my wife) and we were not disappointed.So this review is just for... More 

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear B C, Your review was a true pleasure for us to read. Our staff works diligently to offer our guests an unforgettable luxury resort experience with friendly service. We were pleased you enjoyed the food at La Bella Vita and found time to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Our wonderful ocean view hot tub suites are something... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met ten years ago on Match.com and really needed time away from children. We would vacation here again in a second. Located right in The heart of Bar Harbor, this hotel is RIGHT on Frenchman's Bay. It's in walking distance to all the shops and the whale watch cruise. We felt welcomed right away by the friendly reception at... More 

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Barb D, Thank you for letting us and other TripAdvisor readers know about your wonderful experience at the Harborside. I’m also glad to know your room accommodations were comfortable and luxurious, as we want them to be. We appreciate your recognition of our staff as being both friendly and accommodating during your stay. It sounds as if you had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Harborside Hotel four times and are really looking forward to our fifth visit in June. Our experience has consistently been outstanding from reception, to the large well-appointed rooms, to the responsive and helpful staff, to the comfortable and relaxed ambiance of the entire hotel. We have traveled extensively and have been fortunate to experience excellent... More 

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Mark P, All of us at the Harborside value each and every kind review we are lucky to receive. Yours provided us with an even heightened sense that we are all on the right path in delivering a wonderful experience for our guests. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, beautiful views, and outstanding customer service are the hallmarks of a stay... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We booked an upper room overlooking the pool and bay, so we had a great view. It was wonderful to walk out onto our deck and lounge outside while sipping a coffee or a drink. The room was well appointed, clean, and exceeded my expectations. We were actually sad to be leaving our hotel room at the end of our... More 

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Brownie1983, Thank you for your recent visit with us at the Harborside. We are honored that you chose us as the destination for celebrating your anniversary. I am pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations, and that the level of service provided met your expectations and our standards. It is my hope we may host you again during your next... More 

vieque
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Accomodations were nice, loved the wine and chocolate covered cherries, the lobster was fabulous! Went in August 2010, busy season. Staff was accomodating, some went above and beyond, in house restaurant was delicious. Bar Harbor was awesome!

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Justa M, Thank you so much for your review of the Harborside! I am pleased to learn of your stay experience and thank you for your kind words regarding the staff being both friendly and accommodating. We take pride in providing unsurpassed services and personal touches. Please contact myself directly if you so choose to return for an anniversary... More 

Chantilly, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed the last week of June 2014. Weather was perfect and so was this hotel. Great location, as we could walk to everything. We splurged and had a room with a hottub and ocean view. After a long bike ride in Acadia National Park, the hottub was perfect. The hotel provided enough towels as well as a free laundry... More 

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear sss0401, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we sincerely appreciate all feedback. We pride ourselves on our location as we are Bar Harbor’s premier waterfront property. I am certainly glad we were able to get you into a room with a view you were satisfied with. Wonderful location to relax after a day... More 

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Happy to report that I had a great room with wine and chocolates awaiting our arrival to this fabulous property. The bellmen were engaging and remembered us from our last visit. However, I regret to report that I received neither a friendly greeting nor a "welcome back" from the check-in desk staff. Instead, I was greeted with a "yes" upon... More 

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Paw141, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we sincerely appreciate all feedback. We pride ourselves on our location as we are Bar Harbor’s premier waterfront property. I am certainly glad we were able to get you into a room with a view you were satisfied with. As for the reception staff I apologize... More 

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