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Wonder View Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Eden Street, PO Box 25, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #34 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is in an ok location, 15minute walk to the main part of Bar Harbor. its a nice walk though. rooms was showing its age, clean and tidy though, good view, think we was in room 21. fridge was so loud kept waking me up, walls are paper thin so you can hear everything that goes on next door! staff... More

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your visit to the property. I am very pleased that you found the location to your liking and that it is a very short walk to town. Glad to hear that you found the room so clean, the staff friendly and the breakfast in our adjacent restaurant to your liking. I deeply apologize for... More

San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great view from room 9, but the hotel is an older property, but it is well maintained. We did experience a problem with the tub backing up, but that was fix. Rooms are Not sound proof. Not sure I would stay here again.

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the property. I am pleased that you found the location and maintenance to your satisfaction. I apologize for the tub issue as this should not have occurred but glad to hear it was fixed right away. The property is old but does offer a great location, is very clean and... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Located close enough to Bar Harbor that you could walk into town if you wanted, unlike a lot of the other big hotels. Staff were fairly helpful and friendly. Old-fashion motel style rooms, but clean and comfortable enough, with a veranda for sitting outside and enjoying the view. There is a good restaurant on site, which has a wide choice... More

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent comments regarding your recent visit to the property. I concur that our location of walking distance to the town and very close to Acadia National Park are great assets. Glad to hear that you found the staff friendly and the rooms clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed the restaurant on site. We hope to... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

The room was clean, view over looked a lovely hillside, short walk to Bar Harbor. We had a mini - refrigerator with a small coffee pot. We had a king size bed - it was comfortable. Wifi was fine. There is a shuttle bus that will take you to town, runs every 15 - 20 minutes.

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent comments and pointing out that despite the fact the property is indeed older, we have WIFI throughout, a complimentary shuttle bus that takes guests all over the island, in room refrigerators and coffee and many other amenities. I hope that when your travel plans bring you back to the area, you will once again stay... More

New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The only outstanding thing about this hotel is its location on a very beautiful park setting. However they bank on this one aspect and on the beautiful picture of a mouse on the internet to mainly fool guests as it really is just a dowdy, old and perfectly boring looking motel that, in another setting, would not be worth half... More

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the property. I concur with you that the number one asset of the hotel is it's location. I apologize for the situation with the front desk clerk. I have spoken to her and she feels horrible as she certainly did not mean to be rude in any way. I do... More

Quebec
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

First time in Bar Harbor, we based ourselves at this location. If you plan to arrive late, the front desk closes at 9:00pm We were kind of lucky, as we got there just a few mins before closure, otherwise, you need to checkin at another hotel close by. Being unfamiliar with the area and being dark, it would have been... More

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the property. We sincerely apologize for the confusion regarding check in. I do hope that you found the check in process to be satisfactory however. While we are a little away from town and I certainly understand your feelings, many of our guests have considered this a benefit as we... More

Stratham, NH
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed two nights in the Hillcrest Building which is located at the very top of the property next to the Looking Glass Restaurant. These rooms must have been recently revamped as they were very clean, spacious (actually huge) with fabulous views of Bar Harbor and Frenchmen's Bay. Another member of the party stayed in another building further down the... More

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the property. You are correct that the views do vary sharply from building to building as of course do the rates. I am glad you enjoyed the views from your room as well as the restaurant. I apologize for the somewhat slow service for breakfast but happy you enjoyed the... More

Lancashire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great views and great service, the hotel/Inn just needs a re vamp.. everything is a bit old and tired. Positive points - good location, can walk to Bar Harbor (20 mins), car parking. Negative - closed pool, cold rooms, dated rooms, poor restocking of the tea/coffee in room

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the property. As you pointed out the location of the property where one can walk to town and be so close to the national park is certainly beneficial to our guests. Plus we have a free shuttle bus that takes our guests all over the island. As you pointed out... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Set in the hills of Bar Harbor with scenic views over Frenchmans Bay. Dated, prefab rooms with thin walls - I mean thin in the sense you can hear neighbour using the loo and hear other noises very clearly! Needs a good update and a lick of paint. Minimal security of the doors - one lock, with no secondary dead... More

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the property. I am extremely disappointed in your findings. We are in the midst of a major renovation program and have replaced carpet in almost all the units, installed WIFI, replaced roofs but realize much more still needs to be done including as you pointed out, more painting which is... More

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

There is no view, the room is so dated, bathroom so small and grubby. The small decking is in some need of care and the trees are so overgrown the is no view from the room. The so call pool was drained down so overall this is over priced and disappointing. Free shuttle service was brilliant.

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the property. We apologize for the problems you encountered during your stay. The pool closes traditionally the first Monday of September (Labor Day) but you should have told you would have access to the pool of the adjacent property, the Bluenose Inn. The decking indeed is in need of some... More

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Additional Information about Wonder View Inn

Also Known As:
Wonder View Hotel
Wonder View Hotel Bar Harbor
Wonder View Inn And Suites
Wonder View Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
Address: 50 Eden Street, PO Box 25, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wonder View Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the premiere locations in the area. Only a minute from downtown Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. Superb dining: Enjoy the famous, eight sided, glass walled, Looking Glass Restaurant, and enjoy the spectacular panorama that only the Wonder View’s unique location can provide. Comfortable rooms: Most balconies offer views of Frenchman’s Bay and the surrounding islands. Step out to our pool or stroll our beautifully manicured grounds. ... more   less 
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