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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not sure why this hotel isn't the top hotel for Bar Harbor, perfect location to everything in walking distance, huge rooms w/ balconies & views, very clean high end. Also ate @ La Bella Vita @ the hotel & was phenomenal! Will be back for sure! Pic attached is from our room.

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Portland, Maine
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a 3 night mini vacation with my husband. The hotel was great, our room was wonderful and staff was happy and helpful. We had to do some work and the hotel lobby lounge area was perfect. Big comfy leather chairs and a wood burning fireplace. The only thing I didn't care for was the $25 a day resort... More 

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Maine
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I made this reservation three days before the scheduled arrival for my wife, her mother and sisters. I was informed of the cancelation policy which is 72 hours and agreed, Now I know this is all on me and I realize that it is summer in Maine, but during the night my mother in law who has medical issues became... More 

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Westerly,RI
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from staying here one night while in Bar Harbor.This resort is probably the nicest in Bar Harbor.The grounds are gorgeous and the rooms are wonderful.We stayed in an Ocean Front room with a Jucuzzi on the balcony overlooking the harbor. Very clean resort and even though we didn't eat in the restaurant it looked and smelled... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled from a lovely hotel about half the price in the town of Camden (beautiful town). Our room was a suite which was very expensive (around $800). The room smelled of chemicals and they could not move us until the next day. The staff moved our luggage while we were out and upon our return, the door would barely... More 

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

Dear Beverly B, I am saddened to hear that you left, early, from property with not a great impression of all our resort has to offer and I would like to apologize for the service oversights that you encountered preventing you from enjoying our property to the fullest. I am happy to hear that our Manager, Kali, was able to... More 

Alexandria, VA
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a couple that decided to stay in Bar Harbor instead of outside the area so we could be close to the main center. We will NOT do this again. If you are a family with kids you will be happy. If you are a couple looking for some peace and quiet or a place where you can carve... More 

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

Dear dazzle827, As many other resorts in Bar Harbor, we are family friendly with resort programs like our Kids Club- however we provide further accommodations for couples and family alike! I do apologize for the dissatisfaction about our property being family friendly, had our staff been made aware of the intent of your vacation they would have been more than... More 

Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a king-sized room with a sleeper sofa for my husband, 14 year old son, and I to enjoy on our family vacation in Bar Harbor. We were willing to spend a little extra for this hotel because of the promised amenities and a desire to have a vacation with all the bells and whistles as a treat. Instead... More 

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

Dear Jodi F, Starting from the title of your review I would like to apologize on behalf of our staff here at the Harborside, I assure you that we out intent was not to treat you like a “second class citizen” and I would like to apologize that it was portrayed that way! We do have 3 rooms in the... More 

Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Checking out tomorrow after a great stay. Wonderful location - walking distance to downtown and great restaurants. Excellent facilities and friendly staff. In particular, Jose Flores was an absolute gem - he made us feel so welcome and treated us like family. It truly added a great level of personal service to our staff. Thank you Jose!

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

Dear Marianne 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 

minneapolis, mn
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218 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Harborside is a very busy large relatively new property in the heart of Bar Harbor. Free parking. Walk to everything in Bar Harbor. Our rate did not include breakfast. Rooms are fine: showing some wear and tear already. Decor is "contemporary colonial." Pool facing rooms will get some noise from the Irish pub across the street until 11 PM and... More 

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

Dear nonamesforme, I would like to thank you for sharing your recent stay here at the Harborside Hotel & Marina with other travelers- we appreciate the kind words. We take pride in proving a great fun filled family vacation, in one of the most beautiful towns in coastal Maine. I was pleased to read you enjoyed many of the amenities... More 

cranberry
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No power for 6 hours overnight. no ac in July. $350 for a room overlooking the parking lot. Manager is a liar and took down my review. I can't believe trip advisor would stick up for this uncaring hotel. I've stayed in over 200 hotels and motels and this place is the worst of my entire life. Don't bother complaining... More 

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

Dear cranberry, I would like to apologize for the downtown power outage in the first part of July- it was beyond control of the property in fact, much of downtown Bar Harbor was without power, not only our property. We do care about all of our guests experience and are more than happy to rectify any given situation as we... More 

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