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“This was a nice place...but” 4 of 5 stars
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Bar Harbor Manor
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   47 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
cuero, Texas
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32 hotel reviews
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“This was a nice place...but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The check in went well , the gentleman at the desk was very cordial. The Inn was extremely clean and I will give their housekeeping a compliment on how well the bed was made. But lets consider the bed, it was well made but not comfortable, kind of firm and no pillow top and very high. The three days we were there we only had the two bars of soap that were there the first day...we got back late each night so I did not call and ask for another bar ( I had one from another hotel as I did shampoo which we ran our of ) Also there was no lotion at all. The ice bucket did not have a liner....teenage kids can tell you what ice buckets are used far sometimes.
I am of the opinion that it is more sanitary to have a liner.
The location is convenient to the center of town.
So to sum up..it was very clean but some small touches such as refreshing the soap, having lotion and a liner for the ice bucket would have made for a more pleasant stay. The bed could not be fixed as easily..It did seem like Bar Harbor has a very competitive market so I am sure cutting corners is a must. I would consider staying here again.

Room Tip: Try the older part of the hotel...the new part we stayed in had a balcony but the view was not great...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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BarHarborManor, General Manager at Bar Harbor Manor, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
The Bar Harbor Manor would like to thank these guests for taking the time to review their stay with us. We are happy to hear they had a pleasant experience upon arrival and appreciated our housekeeping and fine location. It was also nice to read that they would stay with us again.
We understand that these folks would have preferred a softer bed. The bedding in this guest’s room was a new, medium firm mattress and box spring from a leading manufacturer. Like most hotels, the Bar Harbor Manor uses medium firm mattresses as they are comfortable for the vast majority of guests. Ours are from the manufacturers premium line and therefore are super plush and thick. We apologize if the bed was too high. With regard to replenishing soap and lotion, we have met with our housekeeping staff to ensure that rooms are properly restocked and we apologize for any inconvenience. We encourage guests to bring any deficiencies to our attention during their stay so that they may be addressed in order to make their visit more enjoyable. A quick call to the front desk would have remedied this oversight. With regard to the ice bucket liner we agree, it is more sanitary to have a liner and all of our ice buckets do have liners.
The Bar Harbor Manor does take exception to this guest’s comment that it seems due to a competitive market cutting corners is a must. Quite the opposite is true at the Bar Harbor Manor. We have owned and operated hotels in Bar Harbor for over twenty five years and find this comment unwarranted. The Bar Harbor Manor has a reputation for meticulously maintaining and improving a wonderful property in downtown Bar Harbor. Every year a great deal of time and money are spent performing scheduled and preventative maintenance. In addition, every year we undertake several projects to enhance our property. This year for example, a new fitness center is being completed and is scheduled to open this fall. This spring, a new bike storage garage was built for our guests’ convenience. Our gardens are always being augmented with rare and unusual plantings. Also this year we just completed acquiring historic photos of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park taken over a century ago. These photographs adorn the hallways of the new Hotel. These are not projects that had to be done, we take on these projects and labors of love to improve our property and enhance our guests’ experience.
We appreciate this guest’s input and hope they will visit with us again. The Bar Harbor Manor is very proud of our property. It is always our goal to provide quality accommodations, a wonderful location and gracious hospitality. We feel confident that future guests who choose to stay with us will be happy with their choice.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lone Star, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We reserved a room here for three nights in May 2014 based upon Tripadvisor's many positive reviews. Boy are they right! Our room was on the second floor of the new section. We were very impressed with the room size, cleanliness and the bed comfort. The host went out of her way to make our visit to Bar Harbor the best. She was 3 out of 3 in recommending excellent local restaurants and provided very valuable advice as to what to see and when to see it. Easy walking distance to all attractions in town. Very pleased.

Room Tip: I can only assume that all the rooms were as nice as ours.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here back in Oct 2013 for 4 nights. It is a great hotel. We stayed in 2 different rooms for 2 nights each because we booked on short notice, which was fine with us. We booked a 1 bedroom King Suite. The rooms were very spacious and clean, although, I liked our second room much better, felt more like home. They both had fridges, coffee makers and microwaves. The first room was a huge room with some seating off in the corner, where our second room had separate rooms. It had a little nook for the microwave, coffee maker, sink, fridge and had cabinets. It also had a seating room(living room)with a fireplace, 2 big chairs and tv. The bedroom was also a separate room with a tv. It also had a large bathroom.

We met the owner on our way out one day who was very nice, asked if everything was good and did we need anything.

I also loved the location of the hotel. It was a short walk uptown to many restaurants and shops. It is right around the corner from a supermarket which was good for stocking up on drinks and snacks and packing lunches. It's also a short drive to Acadia National Park, which is why we stayed Here in Maine.

I would definitely stay here again!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights in mid-July and we loved our second story room in the new addition. A king-size bed, microwave, fridge and large flat screen tv in a year-old room was perfect for us. Everything was squeaky clean and new, no "old motel" smell here that we experienced in some of the smaller towns along the coast where choices were limited. Walking to downtown and the green was earn easy stroll. Bike rentals, restaurants, shops, and a grocery store are just a few blocks away. We walked everywhere and took the LL Bean free Explorer buses into Acadia National Park. We loved our stay in Bar Harbor and I hope to return for a longer visit next time. The weather was perfect--cool and sunny. We are in our 60s and loved this place. We would highly recommend it. No breakfast is offered but the room price made it an excellent value. Free wifi, balcony off second and third floor rooms. Private patio off ground floor rooms.

Room Tip: We loved our balcony off our second floor room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and helpful hosts, rooms are large, clean and nicely furnished, nothing fancy. New building is pristine. Just a short walk to the center of Bar Harbor, away from the noise and bustle. Good value.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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manchester, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have been staying at the Bar Harbor Manor for a number of years and have always loved the friendly staff, the quality accommodations, and the quiet in-town location! This time we stayed in the new hotel building in a king bed room, and it's our favorite yet! The room was spacious and tastefully decorated...the mattress was extremely comfortable...and we loved the balcony outside the room! We would highly recommend the Manor and look forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: We love the rooms in the hotel building!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at this hotel and we would definitely return. It does not have a lot of bells and whistles but it is very clean and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the quiet, side street location within walking distance of the upper side of the town green, shops, restaurants, etc. The woman at the desk was very friendly and helpful. Just a nice, little place to rest one s head at the end of a long day!

Room Tip: There didn t appear to be a bad room to choose from but, only stayed in one and it was very nice. W...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 47 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bar Harbor Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bar Harbor's best and most affordable accommodations in the heart of downtown. 25 well appointed rooms & suites nestled on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, a short stroll to the waterfront, shopping, dining and activities. AAA Three Diamond. Balconies, whirlpools, fireplaces or kitchens available. Rooms/suites feature king or queen beds, free wireless internet, air conditioning, hair dryers, irons, free expanded cable, free local calls, free newspapers, free parking, refrigerators and coffee makers. Special packages available including lodging, meals and activities such as whale watching & tours of Acadia National Park. ... more   less 
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