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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to stay. I highly recommend staying in the Mizzentop section if possible. Large room with private balcony, Kuerig coffee maker and large bathroom with double sinks. View of Frenchman's Bay is fantastic and the staff was great. Do not miss hearing Bill Trowell play piano in the bar! Talented and so personable. He makes a point to say... More 

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Spruce, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For the price of a room it is disappointing to see how outdated the decor is. The room sizes are just average, the bathroom area is very small. If you're looking for your refrigerator in your room check under the bathroom sink. The main pool and hot tub area along with fitness center was very nice located next to a... More 

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Lisbon, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had already checked out of our other hotel and decided to stay an extra night. We stopped in to see if they had a room available. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The facilities are terrific. Great value. We would definitely stay there again

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Hampden
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I lived and worked in Bar Harbor for many years in the 90's. The Bluenose always had the reputation of being one of the nicest hotels on the island. When my former college roommate and I decided to spend a weekend in Bar Harbor this summer, I found the Bluenose was still earning exceptional reviews. I booked our rooms through... More 

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Springfield, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I read some of the less than pleased reviews. I am not sure we were staying at the same place. Two pools. Inside and out. Great, clean, not crowded. Wonderful hot tub and steam room. Spa treatments for my wife. It was their first year with doing "breakfast". They did fine. I am sure the Manager will be getting a... More 

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Walworth, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 that you enjoyed the rooms, the amenities and the complimentary WIFI. Bill Trowell, our pianist, has been here for 19 years so I will certainly pass along your comments to Bill. Glad you enjoyed our blueberry pie. Of particular interest is the... More 

Stony Brook, New York
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 pointed out we are walking distance to downtown and offer a stop for the free bus that takes one all over the Island. I have passed on your comments to Ethan is new this season and a great addition to our team. Glad to... More 

New York, NY
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 that you found the views and quality of the room and amenities to your liking. We are in the midst of changing the bedding so I apologize for the mattress issue you described. The TVs are commercial hotel units but we will certainly look... More 

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