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“Best Location In Bar Harbor” 5 of 5 stars
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Harborside Hotel & Marina
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #23 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Location In Bar Harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The veiw from our room of the habor was spectacular. It was cruise ship season, which makes for an interesting veiw. Everthing is in walking distance from the hotel. The rooms are okay but you are paying for the location and the the grounds of the facility, which are absolutely beautiful. There are two gyms, used the one in the spa. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I were celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary and wanted to spend it somewhere special and were not disappointed!! The Harborside Hotel was beautiful. The rooms were the cleanest we have seen, and the grounds were beautifully kept. Outstanding attention to detail in the rooms and throughout the entire hotel. The food in Labella Vita was very good and the service outstanding. Our room overlooked the harbor and we a had a hot tub on the balcony. We had a slight problem with the hot tub and the maintenance person was there within minutes to fix it. Every staff person was friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to help with even the simlpest of questions. We will definitely return to this hotel in the future.

Jim and Jen from Cape Cod

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Arrived and were blown away by the beauty of the lobby and the view of the waterfront and by the location so close to shops and restaurants. Front room staff was attentive and terrific. And they had some lemon/lime water in the lobby that was beyond refreshing. Those were the great parts. The room, however, was a let-down with only slightly above Super 8 quality. And as we were in the midst of a trip to Canada we had to use the laundry facilities and both of the washers were out of order and one of the two dryers wasn't working. So we had to find a laundromat on our own. In summary, a hotel with some good things to offer, but not even close to the prices they charge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Harborside Hotel for a fall mid week getaway. Our very well appointed room overlooked the pool and harbor area. Spectacular views. The location is perfect for walking to all shops and restaurants and hotel parking was so convenient. We found this the perfect time to visit Bar Harbor. No crowds or traffic and beautiful weather and color. We would highly recommend the Harborside Hotel and look forward to another visit.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The title of my review says it all. Well worth the money. Those that complain about the $25 a day fee, bad view of parking lot, etc. are the type of people that would complain in heaven. This hotel and spa is heaven. Beautifully manicured property, friendly staff, cozy rooms, pools, hot tubs, lounges... it goes on and on!

I will never stay anywhere else when in Bar Harbor. Why would you? No vacancies? Go to their sister hotel across the street. Almost as beautiful and you can use the facilities at both!

Room Tip: All room are great, even if you facing the parking lot, look beyond at the beauty!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ithaca, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Last August, I stayed at the Harborside Hotel and Marina and enjoyed amazing service from the staff.
My family and I lost our room keys several times, and on each occasion a copy was made with no hassle. We also enjoyed poolside food and drinks delivered to us quickly while relaxing in the sun. I recommend the Harborside to anyone looking for a stress free vacation spot!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The first site of the Harborside Hotel and Marina was impressive - it is horizontally huge (unlike most hotels which go ever upward). The welcome by staff is warm, as is the baronial castle-style lounge, with its crackling fire, well-stuffed armchairs and numerous writing tables. They sure know how to make you feel a very special guest. This impression was further enhanced when I opened the door to my room - spacious and tastefully fitted with elegant classic furniture and a view out over the harbor is to die for. This is what you call serious luxury living – I almost felt like it was way to good for just me.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Harborside Hotel & Marina

Address: 55 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#11 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 4.5*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor at the ocean's edge; near Acadia National Park; breathtaking view of Frenchman's Bay. ... more   less 
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