There is a lot to love at the West Street Hotel. We visited for two weekend nights in mid- September. Built in 2012, it still very much has the feel of a new hotel. Everything is clean and new. I booked a harbor view room. My husband and myself found ourselves in a upgraded corner harbor view room which was very large. Everything was nice-sitting area, bureaus, nautical theme, 2 balconies with nice views, large bathroom with heated floors, modern sinks, huge glass shower, claw footed tub, nice bedding, towels and robes, heavy drapes that actually block out light, and more. We also had wonderful free breakfasts at Paddy's each morning. Coffee and bottled water station in hall available anytime, cookies in the evening. We had no problem parking in back and it's a close walk to everything Bar Harbor. There is also a beautiful infinity roof top pool with loungers, a must see.
I do believe this place would have a very different feel in the summer, just like Bar Harbor itself. Much louder, much busier, there were no children around and school had started. So really depends on what your looking for. Loved our stay, will be back again and will stick to off season. Last put not least, minutes to an entrance to Acadia Park.