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Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel

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90 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Walworth, New York
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge room with flat screen tv, microwave, fridge. The bathroom is divided so someone can shower separately from the huge mirror and 2 sink vanity. The pool, hot tub and fitness center are in a separate bldg. across from the hotel parking lot (not far). They have a continental breakfast at the hotel and they also have a separate restaurant,... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. I am very pleased you enjoyed the accommodations, the amenities and most of all found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The fact that you stated you would definitely stay with us again is the ultimate compliment. Sincerely, Jim Ash G.M./Co-Owner More 

Rochester, New York
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116 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me preface by saying that I've stayed in Bar Harbor for several years. We have driven by the Bluenose several times and thought we should give it a try because it looks like such a wonderful property. When I made the reservations, it was a last minute decision to go (three weeks in advance) and so I knew that... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. Needless to say I am upset that we did not meet your expectations. I deeply apologize for the mistakes that were made and we will certainly address each of them. No excuses are offered; but I do hope that at some point that you will give us... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Hotel. Large rooms, Bath room was huge . Double sink vanity., Vanity makeup mirror and stool for makeup. Large flat screen tv. fireplace free Wi-Fi. guest laundry. Down stairs bar with piano entertainment each night was great and Blueberry Pie to die for. Service was first class from check-in to check-out. Location is very convenient to Park and great... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Bluenose Inn for 4 nights. It is conveniently located close to the main area of Bar Harbor. We walked it the first day with our 6 & 8 year old & it wasn't bad. There is also a free bus that takes you into town that you can pick up at their sister hotel next door,... More 

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New York, NY
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71 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently spent 4 nights at the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor maine. The 4 nights were a pleasant experience and to sum up my stay I am listing the Pro's and Con's of this property: Pro's Stayed on the 4th floor of the Mizzentop Building with a view of the water Excellent Pianist in the Great Room Lounge (one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We truly enjoyed our stay at Bluenose Inn. The room was large and well appointed. Worth paying for ocean view on higher floor. The fog was an issue for three of the days we were there. But when it was out, the views of the bay are amazing. Staff is great. Clean rooms and common areas. Only issue is road... More 

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Sherborn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I agree with another recent reviewer - it's a "very ice motel". Super clean, big rooms, great indoor pool, so-so hot tub, so-so outdoor pool. It's a safe-bet to bring the kids to this hotel. Even saw a deer in the yard! We had high expectations based on the photots, etc so were slightly disappointed but not unsatisfied except for... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. I am glad you concur that it is a good and safe choice for families. Our location is minutes from downtown and Acadia National Park but far enough away for privacy. This is our first year of the continental breakfast so I appreciate your comments and we... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's tough to review this one. My first impression wasn't great -- a three-story arrangement of rooms, all set up motel style with entrances to the open air and the walkway in front of the large window. However, the reason was clear: that walkway offered ocean views, either through that window or in chairs right outside the door. The rooms... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. I am very pleased that you considered it a good choice and that you felt the Stenna building was a really nice motel. Glad to hear that you felt the rooms were comfortable, well maintained and clean along with the pool and the hot tub. Also happy... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bluenose is located just a few blocks up out of town, a perfect spot to escape the crowded streets of Bar harbor. The hotel is like an old fashioned resort, with a modern feel. They have a large lounge with piano entertainment nightly. Very friendly bar and restaurant staff. Had a nice chat with the bartender over a glass... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. As you indicated our location is minutes from the downtown area and Acadia National Park but as you depicted, "above the fray". I am very pleased that you found the staff friendly, the accommodations to your liking and enjoyed our pianist, Bill Trowell. Sorry to hear... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I booked a Saturday night at Bluenose hotel, since Sunday was our last day in Acadia. We wrapped up our activities around 1:30pm on Saturday, and thought we'd see if we could check in to the hotel a bit early. When we arrived, we were told it wasn't ready (totally acceptable) and it wouldn't be until 3:00pm,... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. I wish to sincerely apologize for the problems you encountered during your stay as this is not the way we do business. We of course will be addressing each point and provide additional training where necessary to avoid situations like this from happening in the future. I... More 

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