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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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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Haborside for 3 nights in a 3 bedroom suite. Rooms were great, view (distant) and location was fantastic, but try to get a response to an issue-not so much. Please take a moment to view the photo I've uploaded of the view from a room I paid over $1,000 a night for!! I understand construction needs... More 

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

Dear Gene M, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at the Harborside Hotel & Marina, we appreciate and take all guests comments constructively in order to better improve our accommodations in the future. Unfortunately, the property had a very hard winter- making it impossible to start our painting projects until Mid-May, inconveniencing valued guests, such... More 

Sylvania, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pricey hotel but the location is superb -right downtown in the harbor with most rooms having great views. We had some problems with appliances and air conditioning and the staff was great in addressing them. Nice having access to fitness center and half-Olympic-sized pool at The Bar Harbor Club next door.

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

Dear Jackie W, I want to take the time to thank you for providing such a great review for other travelers regarding your recent stay at the Harborside! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects of our property; from the location to the staff. We take pride in providing exceptional service, it is reassuring to read... More 

Fairhaven, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel a lot and the Harborside is one of the nicest hotels anywhere. The rooms are big and elegant, the housekeeping staff are extremely efficient and the location can't be beat. There are two pools with poolside service for drinks and food, and the view overlooking Frenchman's Bay is stunning. The staff are friendly and pleasant. In fact, the... More 

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

Dear templeton1969, It is always a pleasure to have you back on property, and as always it is great talking with you as well! The title of your review is very gracious and we appreciate all your kind words within your review. We have a staff that works very hard to ensure that our guests have a great experience from... More 

northern virginia
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled in July right before the 4th weekend. Excellent stay. Fantastic location right on the water, our room overlooked the bay. We enjoyed watching the ships come in and out of the harbor. The restaurant is excellent onsite, and the location on West Street is right on the best tourist areas of Bar Harbor. Wonderful food, fantastic ambience, amazing location.... More 

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Maryland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the location, close to everything in Bar Harbor. It's downhill from there. Speed of checkin is at a snails pace. For the dollars ($400/night), personal attention lacking when compared to other hotels in the Opal Collection. The hotel has a large footprint. Expect a long walk to your room. Smallish TV all the way on the other... More 

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

Dear farandnearandhere, I am happy to read that you enjoyed the location of our property, we have an excellent property in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, however I am saddened to hear that this is where the enjoyment for the Harborside ended. The orientation of the building is to provide great views for more of our rooms, making the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a let down. The rooms were very dirty. I had ants in my room and request to be moved but I had the same problem there. The power was out for a whole night! Not sure why a hotel that size doesn't have a generator. Water bottles were not replaced without asking as well as towels. You could... More 

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

Dear Adrianna L, I am disappointed to read your review, as all that you have mentioned in your review is what we are constantly striving to work against. I would like to personally apologize that our staff failed to deliver a memorable experience while at the Harborside, this was certainly not our intentions as we take pride in providing a... More 

Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place is great. The staff, the location and the use of the pool and facilities at the Bar Harbor Club next door. The power was out one of the nights that we were there, but all of West Street was out, not just this hotel. I've heard others say that it was just this hotel, but that's... More 

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

Dear radar1337, 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 

Whitby, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to start.. Booked harborside online from Thursday until Saturday. This worked well, got our confirmation. My friends who live in New Brunswick wanted to meet us there Saturday night so this is where the trip from hell began. I called to ask to extend our trip one extra night to the Sunday instead. I was told we couldn't, not... More 

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

Dear Lisa J, After reading your review, our Assistant General Manager and I have further researched the problems that you have encountered prior to your stay and during your stay- I hope you have received our email with our sincerest apologies. I would like to personally apologize for the errors that you have encountered as this is not the experience... More 

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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is gorgeous, with large, clean rooms. Our room overlooked the pool area and docks, and we had a great view of the Fourth of July fireworks show. The staff and service were mostly good, though we had one day where the poolside service attendant did not venture down to the far end of the pool to see if... More 

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

Dear Patrick C, We are happy to know you had a great getaway, having excellent weather and being on the water always helps . We are glad to know you had a relaxing experience lounging by the pool enjoying the Fourth while having your favorite drink. We have also passed along your input in regards to server with our F&B... More 

West Hartford, CT
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is much fancier than the places I usually stay. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the bathrooms were huge and spotless, and the view could not be beat! Every staff member I ran into here was courteous and helpful. The pool/hot tub area was incredible and often I was the only one using it!?! As a guest you also... More 

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

Dear Amy D, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we all work hard to provide you the specialized attention you receive during your stay, I’m glad you had found the service you look for and deserve, as you mention we all like to pamper our guests and make them feel welcome and at home. Thank you for your... More 

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