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West Street Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   50 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I are from Texas and have never visited the State of Maine. We chose this hotel because of the reviews we read online. The reviews were accurate. This was a beautiful hotel!! The room was gorgeous and the hotel staff were fantastic. We were so delighted and pleased with our hotel selection. We will definitely come back.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manhasset, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This gorgeous hotel is perfectly situated downtown, right by the water. Loved the decor. Our room was spacious with a balcony overlooking the harbor. Loved the availability of bottled water, self-serve coffee, and apples in the am, cookies in the pm on each floor. Loved our free breakfast at Paddy's downstairs where we could order anything on the menu every morning. Loved using the pool at the Bar Harbor Club. Here are a few things they could work on: our bed, though comfortable, was too soft for our liking and we woke up stiff each am; the thermostat could only be lowered to 69 degrees and stopped blowing at night, which left the air in the room stuffy--we requested a fan, which helped but was noisy; the lighting in the bathroom was lousy for putting on makeup. Service could also be more on the ball--front desk attendants didn't seem well-trained.

Room Tip: Harbor View is the way to go, otherwise you'll have a view of the parking lot.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This hotel was just a wonderful way to end a vacation in Maine! We were able to get in on the "fall"special rate but would have been happy to pay the normal rate. We had a harbor view room and everything about the hotel was perfect. The room was large and the bathroom was awesome! The view of the harbor was so nice and we had a beautiful sunset to make our stay even better! The bellman who helped us was particularly helpful and very nice. We would come back to this hotel in a heartbeat and hope to return in a few years. We highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 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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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a new hotel (still smells like carpet glue!) in the heart of Bar Harbor.
The rooms were clean and new. Decorations were nice. The front of the hotel has small patios facing the harbor, which was very nice. We slept with the door open since it was such nice weather, but there are no screens on the door. The balconies join together with your neighbor with just a small dividing wall.
The roof top pool is awesome. Great set up. Lots of seating to enjoy the views or to just lay in the sun.
We ordered room service for breakfast & dessert. the food was very good. the desserts were outstanding!
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 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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Bangor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I traveled to Bar Harbor to officiate a wedding. My friends joined me for a "girl's getaway" and end of summer celebration. We were fortunate to have a beautiful suite overlooking the busy harbor. Three cruise ships were in port and the activity was wonderful from our lovely balcony. The hotel is designed so you feel like you are actually living on a cruise ship--complete with port holes in the hall doorways, etc. The decor and bedding was just incredible and the staff was second to none and most efficient! Everything is sparkling clean and the grounds are impecable. Each floor has a complimentary pantry with cookies, coffee, tea, bottled water and fruit every day! The roof-top heated pool makes you feel like you are truly on a ship complete with cabanas, bar service, and the most comfortable chaise lounges.

The location and the hotel is perfect. We all felt like tourists even though we live only an hour away. It is certainly a 5-star hotel and one that we will try to "vacation to" annually now! We had all been to many high end properties including very exclusive Marriott and Hiltons in the U.S. and Carribean--West Street Hotel is definitely the best one yet!

Room Tip: I would definitely pay the extra and get an ocean front with balcony! We were on the 4th floor and...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed at this hotel and had a great time from check in to check out. The one reason for this was the lovely young Irish girl on reception, Christina i think her name was. My girlfriend went to check in while i parked the car and i came back to them chatting away. She was really polite and gave us some great tips for where to go for breakfast. The hotel was really nice and we had a very relaxing stay, the bed was really comfy. The bedrooms doors did seem to slam and we could hear this once or twice, but the guest pantry more than made up for this. Overall a really nice stay, we will be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Charlottetown, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We travelled from PEI, Canada for a week-end get away to Bar Harbor and since we've been there many times before staying at the Villager, the Quality Inn, the Bar Harbor Motel and Cromwell Harbor Motel (twice), we thought we'd like to stay at one of the higher end establishments down near the waterfront. I went on line and saw that the West Street Hotel had a "fall special" and since we had seen this hotel in June before it opened, we called right away and booked a room for 2 nights. The establishment is beautiful and our room was nicer than any of the Sandals Resorts that we have stayed at in Jamaica. It was really cool this past week-end so we did not try out the roof top pool but it was absolutely one of the most beautiful pool areas that I've seen. We really enjoyed sitting on our deck and seeing all the action both night and day. We watched passengers from the cruise ships come ashore both Friday afternoon and most of Saturday. We took full advantage of the pantry just down the hall from room having coffee and tea whenever we felt like it as well as the apples and cookies.; bottled water was a bonus as well. The only thing about the establishment we didn't feel up to the standard was the food we ordered from Paddy's but as this was quite late at night perhaps that had a bearing on the quality.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor on the Harbor side and couldn't have been happier with another room.
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about West Street Hotel

Address: 50 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — West Street Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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