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Harborside Hotel & Marina

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #22 of 40 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010
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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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

We wanted a splurge weekend, with some pampering and romantic relaxation. We paid top dollar, expecting a a great weekend, based on the webpage representation. But we found the room we got had a horrible view of the parking lot and was dark, dingy and very ordinary. Decor of the hotel overall was mediocre, faux luxury. Service was amaturish (obviously... More

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Albany, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

We loved this hotel and would definitely stay there again. I was a little nervous when I called ahead with questions and the front desk personnel didn't always have answers, but when we finally got there everything went smooth. I am very clean and have stayed in a number of high end hotels. The housekeeping here was superior and that... More

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Baltimore, MD
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

The location was great, we could walk anywhere. The hotel was beautiful and very clean. The room and decor was very nice. Our room overlooked the pool. We requested an inflatable mattress for our four-year-old. The mattress was brought in while we were out and it was made up as if it were a bed with box springs and mattress... More

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Overall, wonderful location and service. The room was overpriced for what we thought the decor was going to be. I think they booked us a room that was really meant for a group of at least 4 people, so I believe we overpaid. The pool is gorgeous and a great place to relax and have a drink (which they serve... More

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
12 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

We booked our room (overlooking the parking lot but also overlooking Frenchman's Bay and the Sunset) and enjoyed our stay. We found the room clean, with only a few minor problems. A couple of the bureau drawers runners were worn badly and the drawers were hard to open. Also the screen to the balcony was out of adjustment. We mentioned... More

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

My fiancee and I took a trip along the East Coast this June and were very happy to say that we stayed in the Harborside Hotel. The grounds were well maintained and very beautiful. The staff were helpful and friendly from the moment we arrived until we left. The young man (Killian) working the bell service area not only took... More

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simsbury ct
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

My husband and I traveled to the area mid-week, and stayed for four nights. We had never been to this area in Maine and wanted to experience everything the area had to offer. The staff made wonderful reccomendations on everything from food, to local activities to sightseeing in the park. Everyone was warm and welcoming- the front desk staff, our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

I recently stayed at the Harborside Hotel and Marina. What a gorgeous hotel! Everything was well kept and beautiful. Flowers, plants, etc were all very well kept. All of the staff of the hotel were exceptional and positive. Made our stay that much more enjoyable. We loved the location of how close it was to everything with the fact that... More

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Arlington, VA
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

(In the interest of full disclosure, we did not end up staying at this hotel but had such a negative experience trying to book a stay there that I felt compelled to share it with others.) We were looking to go to Maine for my 40th birthday and my DH (dear husband) wanted to make all the arrangements for me.... More

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Lake Placid, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

My wife and I honeymooned here and it was amazing. We felt like royalty, especially when on arrival they opened the doors for me and called me sir - just not used to this. The service was very good. We read other reviews here before we went which said the service was terrible and we couldn't disagree more! People were... More

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Additional Information about Harborside Hotel & Marina

Address: 55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 4.5*
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