We stayed at Hearthside for 4 nights. Since our main objective in Bar Harbor was to spend time in the town and the part, we went for the lowest-priced rooms they had. Both rooms and attached bathrooms were immaculate, and nicely decorated. Typical of an older building, they were a bit small, but cozy. The rooms did not have TVs, but with so many things to do in the area, all we ever used the rooms for were sleeping and cleaning up. The wireless internet was good. Our daughter was able to watch NetFlix streaming on her iPad, but later at night several others must have had the same idea, and the bandwidth was exceeded. The rooms are also well lit, which is good for reading.
Hearthside is one block off of Cottage Street, one of the main streets for everything in Bar Harbor. I have several other postings on the restaurants and activities. Once you get there, you can pretty much part the car. We liked walking in the downtown area and the beach trail. We were also a short walk to the harbor, where we did several boat tours. The location is very quiet, and we slept great every night. They give you a good intro to Bar Harbor when you arrive.
My final comment is the breakfast. I have stayed at many hotels and B&Bs all over the world in my life, and their breakfast is the best. It is excellent, prepared on site to order, and plentiful. Coffee is excellent. They even have a Keurig machine in the late afternoon and evening. They had breads or cakes every day, and cookies in the afternoon. You can stay there two weeks and never have the same breakfast. I have to eat gluten-free, and they accommodated my needs better than we do at home, including gluten-free breads, English muffins for eggs benedict, waffles, and cookies in the afternoon.
In summary, this was a great place, and we plan to repeat next time we spend a few days in Bar Harbor.
- Also Known As:
- Hearthside B&B Bar Harbor, Maine
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a nine room B&B built in 1907, located on a quiet side street in town Bar Harbor. All rooms have a private bath and a/c some with whirlpool tub, fireplace or porch. We include a fantastic full breakfast and home made afternoon treats. We can help you to enjoy your visit to beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. ... more less