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Harborside Hotel & Marina

55 West St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed at the Harborside 5 times since 2012. Every stay has been excellent. Room is always clean, Check-in smooth, and the vast majority of the hotel staff were perfect. I did see some reviews regarding the chimney fire in Sept. 2015, I was there during this - It was not a traumatizing event, the staff... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a one month old infant for a conference and the staff was amazing at accommodating our needs. Quiet suite at the end of a hallway with ocean views and 2 balconies. Convenient parking. Easy to walk downtown with the stroller. Room service was excellent - fresh options. Pool and poolside bar were top notch - staffing was... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great location with amazing views and service. Stayed here while attending a conference and truly enjoyed everything about my visit to Bar Harbor including the Harborside Hotel & Marina's close proximity to event venues, local restaurants and shops.

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richmond virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had an oceanfront view on the first floor, with lovely double doors opening out to the waterfront. We stayed in mid-October, to enjoy the fall leaves. The view was outstanding and the room was nicely done and very clean, as were the grounds. Which is why I gave this place 4 stars. However the staff - pitiful. Worst I've... More 

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Thank amanda9999
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear amanda9999, We truly apologize if your experience at the Harborside was unfortunate. Our goal at the Harborside is to provide the highest quality and equitable service throughout all aspects of our resort. We regret that you felt we fell short in this endeavor. Guest satisfaction is the backbone of our resort and is the key to our success. We... More 

Medfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay at the harborside! The hotel is in the middle of everything Bar Harbor has to offer. The lobby was warm and cozy, great for snuggling in front of the fire with a glass of wine. The restaurant offered great options for all in a beautiful setting. We did have a charcuterie board one night... More 

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

Dear Monomoymom, Thank you for your insightful review of the Harborside. Feedback such as yours helps us identify areas where we can improve and I appreciate your insight. I was sorry to read of the concern you had with the food in La Bella Vita. We have since had the opportunity to communicate personally to directly address the points you... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Four of us (2 couples) stopped at the Harborside for the second and third nights of a 5 night drive to Bar Harbor and back from Boston Logan Airport (easy flight from Richmond, VA!). This place is beautiful! We loved the feel of the place, the large and comfortable rooms, the easy pace, the cleanliness, the fireplace and Irish Coffees... More 

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3 Thank Jeff C
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Jeff C, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here on property so much that you wrote your review from our great accommodations! Our staff works very hard to provide an individualized guest experience and I am so happy to hear that Jose was able to provide a memorable vacation in Bar Harbor for you and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a beautiful hotel. Nice rooms, great views, etc. Maybe because it's end of season, the place just seemed understaffed everywhere - hotel, restaurant, etc. Hairdryer in the room was broken (although they replaced it the day we told them). Overall an okay experience, but for the money, we'll probably try somewhere else next time.

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1 Thank John M
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear John M, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Harborside and thank you for your review contribution! We are saddened to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests. Again, we apologize that your stay did not live up to your expectations;... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We chose the Harborside Hotel figuring that anything in Bar Harbor would be just fine; let me be clear, this place was fantastic and we're so glad - and lucky - that we chose to stay here. The grounds and the views, as you'd expect, were gorgeous. That alone would be enough to get by. But each staff member we... More 

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

Dear spatulapete, Congratulations on your recent wedding! Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon with us at the Harborside. We are so glad we could make your time with us memorable and it was our pleasure to make sure everything was perfect in honor of your special day. We look forward to welcoming you back again to again enjoy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful large hotel in downtown. The rooms were nice sized and very clean, it was nice to have wifi available in the room even though it was slow. The air/heater worked great but was noisy. Beds were comfortable. The hotel is in a great location on the water. Our view was water view through the parking lot. It wasn't bad... More 

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

Dear arkansastraveler74, On behalf of the entire staff here at the Harborside, I would like to thank you for your kind review- we have a great location; close to the sandbar for accessing of Bar Island, boat tours, bus tours and the downtown area- I am pleased you took advantage of some of the many things that Bar Harbor has... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Right on Frenchman Bay, you have views of the harbor and an easy walk to great food. Staff here are devoted to making your stay great. Enjoy a drink by crackling fireplace. Build your own pasta or pizza from the menu at Bella Vita. Easy in room wifi, spa and fitness center keep you as connected or grounded as you... More 

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

Dear LDGourmet, Thank you for your review and saying such complimentary things about the Harborside, our staff, and Jose our Chief Concierge. We truly enjoy and are passionate about what we do and are so glad our efforts allowed you to enjoy your stay with us. We truly appreciate your kind remarks. Warm regards, Chris Torrey More 

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