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Harborside Hotel & Marina

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #24 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Tina A Blue Hill, Maine
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Blue Hill, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As if being in beautiful Acadia National Park isn't enough. Here you will find a treasure amidst a treasure island. After spending time in the rugged, unspoiled, dramatic landscape of Acadia National Park you can retire to one of the most luxurious hotels on the east coast, the Harborside Hotel, perched on the shore of bay. The mystique of outdoor... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel every year since it opened and love the grounds, Bar Harbor Club restoration, pool house, and location in general. What is disappointing every year is the desk staff. Training in the common customer service touches is the issue, e.g., they never thank us for coming again or welcome us on our return (whereas we... More

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

Dear Cheri K, Thank you for taking the time to relay your feedback regarding your visit. I apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations while you were here with us. I appreciate your kind words of our property. I hope I am provided the opportunity to speak with you regarding your overall experience and future stays here at... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is the BEST place to stay if you're coming to visit Bar Harbor..... Right on the water, right next to where the boats leave to take you whale watching, and just across the street from the shops - all in walking distance! Spacious lobby for visiting with family & friends - and excellent food and service at the hotel.... More

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

Dear Anitavoltz, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Harborside. I was glad to read of your appreciation for the local scenery, your luxurious room, and La Bella Vita Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, excited that you are planning it already! With Warm Hospitality, Chris Torrey More

Rochester, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a harbor view room (but not one with one of the private hot tubs, unfortunately!). The room was very spacious. Great location - walk to shops, restaurants. Very good service, and delicious breakfast.

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

Dear MaggieNeedlefish, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Harborside . As you discovered, there is plenty to do at the resort and in the surrounding area. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! With Warm Hospitality, Chris Torrey More

Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed here early July, 2013 for three nights. The location here can't be beat within short walk to all of downtown Bar Harbor. The pools were fantastic. We went to both the one within the main resort and the pther pool by the club which was larger and quieter. We ate at the restaurant LaBella Vita which was excellent.... More

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

Dear Uni4U, Thank you for choosing to visit the Harborside for three nights and for writing such a positive review about your experience, as well as La Bella Vita and the Bar Harbor Club. It sounds as if you had a wonderful visit and our staff and I could not be more pleased. We look forward to seeing you visit... More

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Wonderful location right by the marina; cozy lobby with wonderful fireplace that was great to warm up to one chilly night in August. Nice pool with wait staff making sure you were always refreshed. Will definitely return.

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

Dear Jbtegt, Thank you for the kind words you wrote in your review of the Harborside. We are looking forward to welcoming you back and hope we again exceed your expectations. With Warm Hospitality, Chris Torrey More

Orinda, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Walking to everything, cozy fireplace in lobby, access to island hike, conference center, shopping, national park and restaurants. Wish room had tub..ate lobster everyday and visited neighboring fishing villages..darling town..scary flying in on cape air 8 seater ..yikes!

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

Dear Drmader, I am so pleased you were able to enjoy a relaxing stay with us here at the Harborside. Thank you for your complements of your accommodations and appreciation of our diligent efforts to provide comfort and luxury across every inch of our resort. We do have some room types with jacuzzis, which are wonderful after a nice lobster... More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We booked our reservation at the Bar Harbor Club months in advance, planning on spending a long weekend there for a wedding. When booking, I made sure to request ocean view. We checked in at night during a heavy rainstorm, but even at night, I could tell that my ocean would be viewed through the parking lot. Our room, a... More

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Barbados
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

When booking a room, you would think that a large hotel would tell you that all of the facilities are closed as it is the end of season. This establishment did not. Cannot fault the location and views, but I did want to be able to get a drink or some food here. It was so bad that an older... More

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

Dear “85JonathanP” Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We have done our best to make sure our guests were aware when booking that this was taking place. Restaurant closed Sunday, the 27th, the last week resort is open. We have offered a continental breakfast for our guests, with coffee, tea, fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh baked... More

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was our first time in Maine - and my dream come true vacation as I've always wanted to see the East Coast in the Fall! I was not disappointed, and choosing to stay at the Bar Harbor Inn was part of the reason! The location was perfect-- right on the Ocean, with a beautiful view of the ships docked,... More

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  • Very nice(33)
  • Resort fee(29)
  • Parking lot(28)
  • Hot tub(24)
  • Great location(15)
  • Breakfast package(8)
  • Sunset view(4)
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Additional Information about Harborside Hotel & Marina

Address: 55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#15 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor at the ocean's edge; near Acadia National Park; breathtaking view of Frenchman's Bay. ... more   less 
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