We had not been to Bar Harbor in 28 years and it has changed dramatically. We found the Balance Rock on Tripadvisor and the establishment more than lived up to the high expectations. The structure is one of the old grand Maine "Cottages" with a lawn that slopes down to the ocean . The view are absolutely stunning. The rooms were meticulously clean and comfortable. The common area was spacious and elegant. Staff was extremely accommodating and Edwin and Greg stood out as particularly helpful and friendly. Bar Harbor has changed dramatically and has become very, very touristy with cruise ships dropping off thousands of day trippers at a time. A tidal wave of humanity rolling down Main Street. But it is all good- Acadia as gorgeous as ever and town is very cool- just prepare for crowds.
- Also Known As:
- Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
- Balance Rock Hotel
- Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor
- Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
- 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 bed and breakfast 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 21 rooms and suites and 3 apartment-style luxury suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All guest rooms have queen or king beds with Select Comfort Sleep number pillow topped mattresses with a hypoallergenic feather and down tic to sink into. As you slide between the luxurious 500 count linens, under your hypoallergenic down and feather comforter inside designer duvet covers, you will feel like you are sleeping on a cloud. You can adjust the firmness of the mattress on either side for your personal preferences. All rooms and suites have private bath, cable television with DVD player, direct-dial telephone and WIFI internet access; and ten accommodations also have working fireplaces. There is a full complimentary DVD library at the front desk with a list of movies offered in your guest services book. Select a room or suite with a private deck, balcony, whirlpool tub, dry sauna, or Euro showerhead for added pampering. All rooms and suites have individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Each of the three apartment-style luxury suites features a living and dining space, eat-in kitchen, private bath, private deck or porch, and ocean views. We'll be delighted to give you more details by phone and help you make the ideal room selection for your needs. ... more less
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