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Harborside Hotel & Marina

55 West St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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State College, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ended a road trip in Bar Harbor and decided to stay at Harborside. We were not sure what to expect since we had never been there before and relied heavily on reviews. Once we arrived, we were not disappointed! First of all, Bar Harbor is just an amazing town that everyone should get to visit. The hotel itself was... More 

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Raleigh NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a 'luxury' resort that was $450/night, it was a big disappointment. This hotel was booked through a travel agent and it looked lovely online. Inside, it was more like a low-end hotel. The hallways were in need of new paint (suggestion - get rid of the bright yellow) and carpet. The rooms were average and in need of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous hotel and accommodations. Fantastic staff, great bartender and waitstaff! First class on every single scale! Breakfast was scrumptious! And drinks were plentiful and entire atmosphere was inviting with fireplaces roaring!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing hotel, perfect location/view, great spacious rooms, friendly staff, amazing pool/hot tub area (not too crowded), great views. We will be back for sure. Only constructive comments I have which are minimal: our room keys kept not working and it would be directly after they reset them it wasnt related to them being next to credit cards/magnets, TV we couldn't... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our three night stay at Harborside in mid July. It in a perfect location with only a short walk to shops and restaurants. The hotel is beautifully maintained and has two excellent pools. Our boys had a great time swimming. The service we experienced was top notch, especially Marisa at the front desk. I was pleased that... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our room had a view of the ocean and harbor. We had lovely views of cruise ships coming and going, whale watch cruises coming and going and beautiful views of boats that were docked in the harbor. The hotel was nicely located with walking distance to shops and many great restaurants.

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

Dear Travel40861, I apologize for the miscommunication regarding your initial reservation, however I am happy to hear that our Assistant General Manager, Kali was able to turn your stay around and make it fabulous! I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of our property; close to all great activities like the Whale Watch. We are... More 

Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Harborside Friday- Tuesday July 10-14. We had a nice room overlooking the harbor. Wonderful sunrises from the balcony! Staff was very friendly. Nice pool. Really good location-walking distance to everything in Bar Harbor. Bella Vita restaurant in the lobby is great. Try the Italian style seafood stew- lobster, scallops, mussels, clams, fish in a... More 

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

Dear billwassmer, Starting with the title of your review, I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Bar Harbor at the Harborside! It is always great to read about each individual guest’s experience, I was happy to hear you not only enjoyed the hotel and its stunning views, especially at sunrise but also our restaurant La Bella... More 

Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location, walking distance to everything! The hotel restaurant La vita was amazing, try the blueberry pancakes with lemoncello whip cream aahhhmazing! Can't go wrong with this hotel

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

Dear Amanda C, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with other travelers! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, walking distance to all of the downtown area, and a short drive into Acadia National Park! We appreciate your short and sweet review! We hope to welcome you back to... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first stay and we did it over 4th of July. First, you can watch the fireworks from the property or you're a two minute walk to the park where other people watch. Second, the hotel is right on the water. It isn't "old NE" but it is plush. :) The location gave us the chance to wake... More 

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

Dear Neshelman, Thank you for sharing your Fourth of July experience with other travelers, we have some of the best views for the Bar Harbor fireworks display- just one of the many great views from our property! I am glad our wood fireplace was able to provide the perfect welcome back to property after a long day of biking and... More 

Thomaston, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel and grounds are very nice but the rooms are very disappointing for a luxury hotel. It's like the hotel wants to be a luxury hotel on a budget. The beds were full- not even Queen and not very comfortable. The cleaning was obviously hit or miss- items like the full length mirror and some of the woodwork looked... More 

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

Dear greenpasture, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your time at the Harborside, we take all of our guests comments and reviews seriously in order to continuously improve while providing the best accommodations in Bar Harbor- you have provided some great guest insight that I will most certainly be looking into. We take pride... More 

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