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“Better than expected” 4 of 5 stars
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Wonder View Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Eden Street, PO Box 25, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #32 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“Better than expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We were disappointed when we arrived as the buildings looked very unattractive. However when we got in the room it was larger than expected, very clean and it had everything one would expect. The view from the balcony was fantastic and it was very quiet. There was a free bus, which travelled into town every half an hour, so no driving was needed. One evening we saw a deer in the car park! I agree that it could all do with updating and refurbishing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your recent review. We truly appreciate your input and are very happy that your stay was indeed better than expected. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Jim Ash
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Service was blah when we first arrived. Like annoyed she had to work. Room was old. Old windows. Old pain chilling around bathroom sink. I could hear dogs barking. Nothing that would ever make me want to ever return. Need to update ac. Windows. Mini Refrigerator. And paint bathroom. ESP for the price, I think they can.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your review regarding your visit to the Wonder View. I apologize for the service not being up to par as this is what we truly take pride in. Regarding the physical aspects of the building, it is indeed an older complex but we are spending a significant amount of money to upgrade the property over a multi year term. The location, cleanliness and service are the key components.
If you would give us another chance should your your travel plans take you to Bar Harbor, I would be more than willing to give you a night of complimentary lodging to experience the improvements.
Jim Ash
General Manager
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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We booked at the Wonder View Inn for the night we were at Bar Harbour, based on other recommendations. However we were very disappointed. Yes indeed there was a view of the sea in the distance and I am sure the view from the recommended restaurant, where we did not dine, or the room on the upper level, could be very good.

The reception was pretty off hand, there were only plastic cups in the room with no tea or coffee making facilities, which were only available in the reception area from 0700 to 2100. No glasses for wine or beer were available other than in the restaurant.

The whole place a had fairly tired atmosphere. I would describe this as a very basic Motel and would not stay there agin nor would I recommend it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your review regarding your visit to the Wonder View Inn. I deeply apologize for the issues that you pointed out. We are in the midst of a multi year improvement program as the recession winds down. I would like to offer you complimentary lodging for a night should your travel plans bring you back to Bar Harbor to experience the difference.
Jim Ash
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed in one of the higher level rooms, which had a fantastic view of the entire Bar Harbor bay. We never grew tired of watching it--esp. the cruise ships as they came and went. The hotel is located outside the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor proper, and I think that is a benefit. The quiet for sleeping and relaxation was very welcome. The room was spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. We found the balcony a special plus. Also, as has been said, the Looking Glass Restaurant serves fantastic food (we preferred breakfast to dinner) with the same delightful view. Altogether, you could not ask for a better hotel in the Bar Harbor area.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your review of the Wonder View Inn. You are correct as one never does get tired of the view. I marvel at it daily. As described the location of the Inn is one of the key elements of the property. I will also pass along your comments to our culinary team regarding your meals at the Looking Glass restaurant. We hope to see you again when your travel plans bring you back to New England.
Jim Ash
General Manager
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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Our stay at Wonderview was a great bargain. Even in the less expensive rooms the view of the harbor was beautiful. The Looking Glass Restaurant offered a delicious breakfast with excellent service. Try the Eggs Benedict with lobster. I would stay at the Wonderview again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your review regarding your stay at the Wonder View Inn. The lobster benedict that you enjoyed was a very strong selling item this season indeed. Hopefully when your travel plans bring you back to Maine, we will be honored to serve you again.
Jim Ash
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I stayed here while attending a photography workshop at Acadia National Park in October 2012, and this was a great place for us to stay at. It was minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and also just a few minutes away from the park. The room was clear and well kept, and I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBluenoseInn, Marketing at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for staying with us at the Wonder View Inn. Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park offer so many opportunities for photography and are quite a popular destination for visiting groups and classes. We appreciate you reviewing us on TripAdvisor and hope to see you again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This hotel was booked for us by our travel agent and after reading some of the reviews on here we were wondering if we should ask for a change. That would have been a big mistake and we were left wondering if either some of the reviewers had stayed at the same place or we were lucky with our room allocation. Certainly the exterior of some of the property is in need of maintenance, but inside the room it is a different story. We found a large, well equipped and most importantly of all, clean room with a great view over the bay. It looked as if it had been recently refurbished, fitted out with coffee maker and fridge. Although it did have an older CRT television, this somehow fitted with the general atmosphere of the room. Yes, the bathroom fittings looked old style, but they were clean and worked. For all I know they could be the latest retro fashion.
A high point of the stay was to eat in the Looking Glass restaurant, so far the best food of our New England trip. For a little more money, you get so much more. Good quality ingredients well prepared and freshly cooked for you.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBluenoseInn, Marketing at Wonder View Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Wonder View on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you chose to give us a try and enjoyed your stay. Our goal is to offer our guests a good value-clean rooms, excellent service and a great location on the edge of Bar Harbor and minutes from Acadia National Park. Your lovely compliments about The Looking Glass Restaurant are much appreciated and will certainly be shared with Chef Montes and the rest of the staff. We hope you'll visit us again.
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Address: 50 Eden Street, PO Box 25, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wonder View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the premiere locations in the area. Only a minute from downtown Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. Superb dining: Enjoy the famous, eight sided, glass walled, Looking Glass Restaurant, and enjoy the spectacular panorama that only the Wonder View’s unique location can provide. Comfortable rooms: Most balconies offer views of Frenchman’s Bay and the surrounding islands. Step out to our pool or stroll our beautifully manicured grounds. ... more   less 
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Wonder View Hotel Bar Harbor
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