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“Very good hotel in the heart of Bar Harbor” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“Very good hotel in the heart of Bar Harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a very nice hotel that is very reasonably priced. On top of all that, it is located right in the downtown section of Bar Harbor so you are within walking distance of tons of shops plus all the ships that can take you whale watching, etc. The rooms are spacious and there is a good, high speed wireless Internet service in your rooms. Each room has a nice sized bathroom and the bedroom is very spacious with a sitting area and a desk. I am not sure the "ocean view" rooms are worth the extra money since even if the weather is nice there simply isn't much of a view to see. One thing that is great is that on every floor you will find a coffee/tea/hot chocolate station about midway in the hallway. You can go there 24 x 7 and get a beverage plus some fresh fruit or ice. Also, they have unlimited bottles of water FOR FREE! I highly recommend this place. The only reason that it isn't a 5 Star is because I save that for places like the Bonaventure in LA or other real high-end hotels. But you will not be disappointed with this place.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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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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NewJersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We just returned from a weekend stay (6/28-6/30). Let me start by mentioning anyone traveling from New Jersey be ready for a long ride to Bar Harbor. It took us about 9.5 hours to get to the hotel. As we were traveling up north, weather was changing to rain, thick fog and was very cool. When we arrived in Bar Harbor it was 58 degrees, super foggy and raining. We were very surprised and cold and end up purchasing sweater and jacket we only packed summer clothing who knew it would feel like fall in the summer. Checking in to the West Street was very pleasant and the parking behind the hotel was good. The Hotel is beautiful, Nordic décor, modern, just stunning. Our room was amazing; we had a huge corner suite room, very clean, wonderful décor and breathtaking views. The bathroom was also very clean and modern with ample room, great shower and a lovely claw bathtub. Every floor had a very nice set up of complimentary various flavor coffee &, teas along with bottle waters and fresh fruits and in the evening yummy cookies and brownies a very thoughtful touch. The Staff was great. The Clubhouse is lovely very nice heated pool and hot tub, Friendly Staff. The rooftop pool is very nice too just for Adults. Hotel is centrally located with walking distance to most of downtown Bar Harbor.

Excursions- Whale Watching sound like fun and we had it reserved but due to the weather we didn’t take the chance to freeze on the boat for 3.5 hours and not see any whales, beside it was extremely foggy and the water was very choppy. We took a Trolley Tour around the Harbor and Acadia State Park wasn’t bad.

Restaurants- We had breakfast twice and dinner at Paddy’s (adjoining restaurant) Excellent! On our second day we were recommended Stewman’s Downtown Lobster Pound. Location was nice with good view of the harbor. As for the food we ordered the “The Down East Lobster Experience” What an experience we had. NOT GOOD AT ALL!! It started out good; the chowder was good and the blueberry margaritas were great but OMG, the lobsters we had were not good. When we finally cracked it opened my lobster was black inside and my husband lobster seems good but when he started to eat it was very slimy so both were returned, Waiter bought us out another lobster but after seeing that your appetite goes away. Very disappointed will never return to Stewman’s. So after that horrible experience we did not want to leave Maine without enjoying a great Lobster, so on our way back home we decided to make a slight detour and try Mabel’s in Kennebunkport, Maine. Was mentioned in the travel channel as the BEST lobster you can eat. OMG! OMG!, it was the most AMAZING lobster you will ever eat in your life. We were so happy we made the slight detour. We highly recommended!!

Overall Bar Harbor is amazing and relaxing. The West Street Hotel is wonderful! Was all that we had hoped and more. We hope to return on day.

Room Tip: Corner rooms have awesome views!
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Beautiful hotel and ideal location in downtown Bar Harbor, park your car and walk to everything. Staff was very service oriented and rooms are spacious and top rate. They offer complimentary water, ice bags, fruit, cookies, coffee in the pantry. The rooftop pool offers fantastic views if the weather is good.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, those with no view look out onto parking lot, which is ok if you are not spendi...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Great new hotel right at the end West Street. Rooms and facilities were clean and new. There is plenty of parking on site behind the hotel. In addition to the rooftop pool with a beautiful view of the harbor, guests have use of the facilities of the Bar Harbor Club down the street. You don't really need you car here as you can walk to everything in town and take the shuttle buses to Acadia National Park destinations. Keep in mind that there is a $25/ day per room resort fee on top of the room charge. It seemed pretty well documented and publicized, but I heard that some guests were taken aback by it.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Just got back from our stay at this hotel. We booked 2 Adjoining king rooms but were given the 2 king suite. What an amazing room. lots of space inside and a balcony that seemed to go on forever. The view from the balcony was super, the only con was the noise of all the people walking around at night. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view, it's worth it. We enjoyed sunset from our balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Booked for one night only... Had we known how wonderful this place is, we would have prebooked for a longer period of time! Comfortable, spacious, just wonderful ! Needless to say that the location was fabulous! We are planning to come back to the West Street Hotel soon.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus Grove, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The West Street Hotel is even lovelier than the photos, and the staff is helpful and kind. We were very pleased with our beautifully decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean room. The treats in the evening, complimentary water and fruit are all thoughtful touches. On our last night there, we had an excellent meal at the adjoining restaurant, and wished that we tried it sooner. Many times the advertising for a hotel oversells the facility, and the guest ends up feeling disappointed. But for us, the West Street Hotel was all that we had hoped for, and much more! We hope to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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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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