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Black Friar Inn

10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Black Friar Inn
Ranked #26 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very casual, clean and hospitable stay in a convenient location. The bed was very comfortable and it felt like staying with family (maybe distant family). The breakfast trumped the dinner for us and the friendly environment was the winner over all. Recommended.

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Lakeland, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 5 nights and found the room large, clean and very comfortable. Friar Tom was a Hoot. The food prepared by Chef Don was superb. Location is in walking distance to everything. We loved it! The entertainment on Thursday night was very nice.

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Livonia, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Black Friar Inn in the middle of June which is a quieter time of the busy season. The inn was a relaxing retreat with a very short stroll to downtown, the Bar Island low tide walk way, and a grocery store. I can't say enough about the close proximity to everything. It's a few minute drive... More

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Knoxville, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed here during a short get away to Maine to see Acadia and the fall colors. The inn was great, the staff was all very friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were great and the room was just what we needed. I would have to say one of the perks was having a pub in the bottom... More

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Bay City, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Was very disappointed. Some may call it old world charm, but I say the place needs a ton of updating! For what they charge, you would think they could put a little money back into the place. Very dingy feel. May be clean on the surface, but look more closely. The woodworking, around the bedroom and bathroom, the tile in... More

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FriarTom, Owner at Black Friar Inn, responded to this review

First, I'am terribly sorry that this traveler was not satisfied with our level of accommodations. We take pride in how our inn is maintained and I can only disagree with the reviewer about the up keep. When she expressed her intention of not staying another night, I treated her with respect for her choice.Our nightly rates are vary competive for... More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I try to provide useful information instead of the usual… the inn was nice (which it was) and the staff were great (which they were). I like to rate a place on what I’m looking for – overall facility setting, proximity to attractions, how safe am I walking around the area at night & would I return. Facility setting –... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had the good fortune to choose the Black Friar Inn for our Maine vacation. We initially selected the inn due to its location and previous reviews. First, the pictures do not do justice to this beautiful inn. It is a well maintained, older bed and breakfast. Beautiful hardwood floors and accents throughout. Friar Tom and his staff will do... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

An older property located in downtown Bar Harbor, within easy walking distance to restaurants and stores. Although advertised as a hotel, you should be prepared for a bed and breakfast type experience, and I would suggest best suited for couples or a single traveler. The rooms are certainly unique, but really a little bit outdated for the cost per night... More

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Marble Falls Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a small hotel (6 rooms) that is run more like a B&B. Old, quaint, with eclectic design and furnishing. Great breakfast with multiple choices. It has a bar and serves food and drink in the evenings except Sunday. We didn't partake so can't comment. The host is very affable and raised in the area. Someone you would want... More

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Pennsylvania, USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Black Friar Inn was a great location for us to spend a few days in Bar Harbor. Although it is above the Pub, it was not noisy or disturbing. Our room was cozy with lots of windows, just know that this is an older building so you can expect a room air conditioner and paneling in the bathroom. Breakfast... More

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Address: 10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Black Friar Inn Bar Harbor, Maine

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