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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow
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105 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay here last month. My family stayed in the Boathouse Suites which was pure luxury. Had our own Jacuzzi on the rooftop and the Décor was of a very high standard. Staff were very friendly. We spent a lot of time at the pool as my 4 year old daughter loved going from the pool to... More 

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

Dear Vicky79Glasgow, On behalf of the entire staff here at the Harborside Hotel and Marina I would like to thank you for your very kind review, we certainly appreciate all your generous words. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed one of the newest additions to our property, the Boathouse Suites- they provide some of the most luxurious accommodations... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is not only beautifully situated right on the marina, but walking distance from all the shops. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. My room faced the poolside which has a stunning view of the harbor. There are 2 gyms, 2 pools, spa. The rooms have all necessary amenities and spaceous.

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

Dear annie398, On behalf of the entire staff here at the Harborside Hotel & Marina I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with other travelers. It is always a pleasure to hear guests enjoying the property as well as our location, we take pride in providing great amenities and accommodations in the heart... More 

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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a weeks' stay in Bar Harbor for our end of summer trip with our family at Harborside. Beautiful location within Bar Harbor with many amenities of home. Grounds, facilities and gardens are well maintained. Furnishings are beautiful. Full-service restaurant; complimentary washer/dryer & soap. Game tables, gift shop. Full use of the Bar Harbor Club. Only challenge was staying... More 

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

Dear Kellie S, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent August stay with other travelers. Our grounds and landscaping teams work very hard to ensure our property is very well maintained and I would like to thank you for acknowledging some of the many great aspects of our property. I am very pleased... More 

Devon
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30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best part of the hotel is the location , right in the heart of bar harbor. The staff were all friendly and polite which was good too, especially breakfast servers at the restaurant. The room however didn't really look like the pictures , (even thought we were apparently upgraded from our already not basic room). But it was clean and... More 

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

Dear Biggfamily23, I am pleased to read you enjoyed the location of our property close to the heart of Downtown Bar Harbor, and a very short drive to Acadia National Park. Our staff works very hard to ensure all of our guests receive a true Maine Hospitality experience and on behalf of all the staff I would like thank you... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had reserved three rooms for a wedding we were attending. Several rooms were blocked for the wedding at a special price, however upon arriving we discovered that our room was much smaller, darker, had a smaller bathroom, a deck that was almost impossible to fit two chairs, a desk chair cramped in a corner in front of desk that... More 

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

Dear tweety60922, I am saddened to read that your time here at the Harborside Hotel and Marina was not one that guests have come to expect from our beautiful property. We offer many different room types along with a number of different configurations- unfortunately the rooms held by the wedding block had limited options, I assure you if we had... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read the reviews and booked their king studio with kitchenette with the harbor/ island view paying $738 a night to ensure a great experience. We were extremely disappointed to be downgraded to a room overlooking the parking lot with a distant view of the island. The promise of chairs and a semi private outdoor lounge was not included.... More 

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

Dear Heatherjoh, I am saddened to read you departed the property feeling like you didn’t receive a valuable experience, our staff works diligently to ensure all of our guest’s needs and requests are met and I would like to apologize that we fell short in this pursuit to find you a new room. Our Island View rooms do overlook our... More 

Ramsey, New Jersey
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Harborside for two nights and had an amazing stay. The hotel is beautiful, clean, and our room had the most amazing view of the harbor. The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. It is in a perfect location. We parked our car on Friday and did not get back in it until we... More 

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

Dear 3daughters888, I would like to personally thank you for your gracious review with other travelers. Here at the Harborside Hotel & Marina we strive to provide great accommodations and friendly service and I am very happy to hear this is exactly what you received during your two night stay in Bar Harbor! We have an excellent location and it... More 

Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were searching for the "perfect place" to stay in Bar Harbor for our family of 4. Having 2 teenage daughters, we needed the right place for all of us. We chose Harborside Hotel based on it's location and positive reviews in the area. We had a couple of hiccups, but overall a very good experience. Positives: GREAT location! Right... More 

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

Dear SJMSR, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Harborside with other travelers, I am always pleased to hear when our staff are able to change a first impression of the property for valued guests such as yourself. The Harborside has one of the best locations in Bar Harbor, we are... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful hotel located right on the waterfront in Bar Harbor. The rooms are a good size, comfortably furnished and most get a sea view. The bathroom is spacious, good quality toiletries are provided, as are bathrobes. There is a $25 a day resort fee, for which you get access to the club which brings you a fitness... More 

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

Dear Ros S, It was a pleasure to have you as our guest! I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay in Bar Harbor with other travelers- we take pride in providing great accommodations and amenities for our guests, I am pleased to read you enjoyed your time on property and were able... More 

Madisonville
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient luxury, one of our favorite hotels! Beautiful Bar Harbor is even better when you stay at Harborside. The hotel is right on the water and most rooms have amazing views; even the non-waterfront views of town are pretty. We love the restaurant and room service is excellent. The staff does everything possible to make your stay wonderful. The rooms... More 

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

Dear DLMcTn, Starting from the title of your review, it was a pleasure to read! Thank you for taking the time to review your September 2014 stay with other travelers, it is always a pleasant surprise seeing months after guests depart they have kind memories of our property! Our staff works very hard to ensure that all of our guests... More 

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