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The Bayview
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I tend to do a lot of research before I book a hotel. We travelled in July 2014. I could not have been more pleased with our stay at Bayview. The atmosphere was pleasant and everyone was welcoming. The staff even opened the door for us every time we left. We enjoyed how quiet and peaceful the hotel was, we felt like we could really relax. The continental breakfast was great - variety and gourmet. Attendants took your plates and it felt like we were in a restaurant. There was enough food to last you well into lunch. The room (very spacious) and bathroom was very clean - zero issues. The view from the balcony was nice, overlooking the bay. Here's what really made the difference for us. For anyone that does not know the area or have a set agenda, the Bayview staff at the front desk were awesome. We received restaurant tips and to-do tips. Each place they recommended that we went to was great. The hotel staff booked dining reservations and coordinated events for us. What also sets Bayview apart is that they have a free shuttle service. Downtown Bar Harbor is packed so to drive and attempt to find parking would be difficult during the busy season. The shuttle was awesome, dropped us off and picked us up from our exact location. In summary, if you want a great place to stay, Bayview is the top choice!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
The very first line of your review was proof positive that TripAdvisor does work if you read the reviews and the responses! Thank you for that! Taking the time to research before you came left no doubt in your mind what you were getting. Oceanfront hotel, three stories high, first floor family rooms, second floor double rooms, third floor king rooms, no elevator, one flight of stairs down to access first floor and one flight up to third. 75 feet from the water. Two and three bedroom town homes 475 feet from the water with views. Delicious food, free shuttle and help! You have probably noticed just by doing research that I love to talk, whether in person or in responses and the same goes for the rest of the staff. We ask questions so we have the latest word on local restaurants, we hike and tour on our days off, we live and work on the island or close by so we do know things that aren’t often listed in local guidebooks. We actually all like where we work, who we work with and all the people that we meet. Bar Harbor can be extremely busy in the summer so if we can make it just a little bit easier for someone to relax and enjoy this beautiful area then we will do it! Thank you again for the review and for allowing me the opportunity to explain just who we are to those who might be researching now! Please come back again!
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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275 reviews 275 reviews
82 hotel reviews
Reviews in 125 cities Reviews in 125 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed five nights at the Bayview. We booked way ahead after checking the Trip Advisor Reviews. From the reservation discussion on, this was a first class operation. The hotel is fairly small. There are newer looking town home rooms above the hotel, nearer the pool. The hotel rooms all have balconies that face the bay.

The rooms are large and well furnished. The bed linens are great. The air conditioning is first rate (doesn't shut itself down when there us no movement), the towels are nice and fluffy. The bathroom is big and nice.

I liked everything about it but most of all the service was outstanding. The housekeeping staff was cheerful and helpful. The front desk folks always greet you with a smile and are genuinely helpful. The doorman will cheerfully take you downtown to dinner and pick you up later. We never waited more than give minutes to be picked up.

The included breakfast is great. Lovely dining room had a great view and outside seating. The buffet changes daily and is interesting and delicious. Staff helped me quickly with my food allergies.

In the afternoon, there are fresh baked treats at the desk. What more can I say? This isn't a cheap place but you pay for quality and you receive it.

This was a wonderful place to stay. This is very highly recommended.

Room Tip: All wonderful. King beds are on the second floor. Stairs only. No elevator.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for the outstanding review!! All the details about booking the reservation, the linens, the air conditioner, the food, the staff, everything! Reviews like yours aren't based on the personality of the writer but are based on the facts as you saw them. There are no words that I could write that could possibly describe The Bayview as well as a satisfied customer can. Thank you very much from all of us, every member of the staff that you encountered and even those that you never met. We sincerely hope we will welcome you again someday!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I booked The Bayview after reading reviews here on Trip Advisor. I'm glad I did. The hotel is close to everything in Bar Harbor, including Acadia National Park, yet feels off a bit off the beaten path - in a quiet spot right on the water. The staff here are incredibly nice and helpful, in a very hometown way. Breakfast is included and while not extravagant by any sense of the word, quite good. (Lunch and dinner are not served at the hotel.) Rooms are very simple, but comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and thank you also for writing such a great review. To the point and very detailed all in one! I like the description of our staff, “Nice and helpful in a hometown way.” This is our hometown and we like to share our local knowledge and tips about the area with all who ask. I hope that you will return again someday and we will do our best to be the comfortable and simple place that you enjoyed!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for a week and we just loved it. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our shuttles into town too, what a great service! They have the most delicious home cooked items and baked goods for breakfast here that we never missed, and at 2:00 the homemade cookies and coffee were such a treat. Our room was spacious, very clean and the bed was so comfortable. We had a deck that overlooked the bay, and experienced a beautiful sunrise one morning. After a week staying here, we were sad to leave, but we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you! The last line of your review was the best line – we will be back! A true compliment to any business is a customer returning for more. To all of us that are employed here it is a privilege to welcome back familiar faces year after year. We have added so many friends to our circle. We are glad that this was the place for you and we look forward to welcoming you in the future. Thank you again for the terrific review!
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wonderful place to stay .Hotel was very nice & nice view. Service was fantastic . Beautiful interior. food delicious. Then everything would be excellent. Staff were really very good. I loved my stay Saying that overall it was an excellent experience and a nice treat. Realy realy nice...i love and like it.

Room Tip: great service and very nice foood...great rooms view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you very much! Everything you said makes all of us here smile. It means that our efforts are not in vain, that our guests do appreciate what we do, and perhaps since you enjoyed it so much you will return again someday! I like that we were part of a nice treat to you! Thank you for taking the time to review us and please do come back again!
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NJ
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This little hotel has a B&B feel to it with exceptionally friendly staff who are very willing to help. It was very clean and well maintained. The breakfast (included) was good served in a great room overlooking the harbor with some outdoor seating. The location is a bit out of town--both a plus and a minus--but they do provide a complimentary shuttle. Our room (302) faced the harbor w/ a gorgeous view from the balcony. The room was large! The 24/7 fresh cookies at the front desk were a nice touch

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you! We are so appreciative for all the kind words. I know from a personal point of view that the word “clean” is very important and the staff does a great job! We are smaller and not centrally located but still within walking distance. The views are unobstructed, the crowds are not in your way and we make it our goal to offer a peaceful and quiet retreat from a very hectic world! We all thank you for the nice review and hope to have you return for a visit again someday!
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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I don't think I have stayed at a cleaner hotel. Hats off to the cleaning crew. When you walk in it feels very 1990s retirement home with the decor and design. However, that didn't matter because the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The rooms have a beautiful view of the water and the beds are pretty comfortable. For a stay in Bar Harbor would recommend. They even offer shuttle service to heart of town which is a plus as parking is difficult during peak season.

Stayed July 2014
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
How funny! That is exactly where I was when I saw the color and I thought how nice and neutral and perfect for the hotel! If everyone liked the same thing then it would be so easy, but since we are all different I will leave the “trends” to others and stick with the neutral and calm decor. The cleaning staff here does an exceptional job and we are so fortunate to have them. The job they do each and every day is a difficult one and they do it with a smile! All of our staff are the key to what “does matter “and we thank you for the kind words and hope you will return someday!
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Address: 111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bayview 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. Expanded continental breakfast, pool, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, lounge and limited wireless internet. ... more   less 
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