You're paying for location and it's a good one. I wasn't happy with the non-refundable reservation rule, but we got there and stayed the one night. We might have stayed longer, but the bed was miserable--worst night of sleep on our whole trip. With such a high bed, a step stool would be nice. Forget the sleep number bed and the lumpy bedding. Breakfast was marginal but good service. Room 106 has no counter space in the bathroom, so we had to pile all our stuff on the dresser. As another reviewer mentioned, some throw rugs would have been nice. I didn't like stepping into our room with wet feet. How about covering the porch chairs so we could uncover them after the rain stopped and enjoyed the scenery on dry chairs? Andrew, the bartender was extremely helpful with information. Another recommendation--more electrical outlets or provide a power strip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious Inn's name celebrates the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
- Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine