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“Great stay in Bar Harbor” 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
New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great stay in Bar Harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

Our room at Bar Harbor Manor was spacious, comfortable and spotless. We had a king bed and a small sitting area, a mini-refrigerator and coffee machine. We also had a nice private balcony area, which we definitely used and enjoyed.

The bathroom is large and well-appointed, though the sink and mirror area is designed more for cuteness than practicality. (Not much room for toothbrushes, toothpaste, skin care products, etc.—the things you need by the sink and mirror!) But there is other counter space and it’s livable.

Monica checked us in and was very nice and welcoming. She recommended a few restaurants, and two of them, Gaylen’s and Maggie’s, were excellent. Maggie’s in particular was a great experience—fantastic food!

Although the Inn has no breakfast, it’s readily available within a couple blocks on Cottage Street. In one direction, there’s Jordan’s, a classic pancakes and eggs type diner with good, substantial food and efficient service. In the other there’s Two Cats, more pricey and creative (omelettes, granola, eggs Benedict, etc.) and cutesy. Good food and pleasant service there as well.

Bar Harbor Manor is walking distance to all the sights and shops of Bar Harbor, and a mile or so to the Acadia National Park entrance. Very convenient yet quiet location.

My husband loved the whale watching trip—nine whales were spotted! He and most of the passengers had a great time.

HOWEVER, one caveat about the whale watching: if you have any propensity to motion sickness, be VERY wary of this excursion! Either take Dramamine or something else that works for you, or don’t go. I got very queasy and I wouldn’t have cared if the whales jumped over the side and said hello. A few people lost their breakfast. It’s a relatively small boat on the open ocean, and it rocks and rolls even in the best weather. Be honest about your own tolerance before venturing out!

Bar Harbor and Acadia are loaded with things to do and see, and the Inn is a nice, comfortable rest stop in between all the activity. There is no pool or play area, so I wouldn’t recommend it for families with young children who need to let loose a little. But for adults, it’s a lovely base in Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

We stayed here for four nights over 4th of July weekend. It wasn't our first choice (we booked at the last minute and all the B&B's in Bar Harbor were already full), but we had a very good experience here. The room was clean, and I was impressed how the housekeepers were in and out of our room every morning so quickly without us ever seeing them. We could hear a few sounds through the walls, but we made more noise than our neighbors so we didn't mind. The management was helpful but nicely low-key. This location is easily walkable (close but not too close) to all the action on Main Street and West Street. I'd definitely recommend staying here. (Free wi-fi, too.)

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cranberry Township, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

We stayed at the Bar Harbor Manor June 26 through July 5, and it was just perfect. The room was clean, the recommendations for eating wonderful, the location convenient, and the owners even sent us a surprise for our anniversary! This is the kind of service you don't find at large hotels or chains. We were nervous about staying at a hotel with less amenities but couldn't resist the positive reviews we read everywhere about the Bar Harbor Manor. Luckily, we listened and stay there. It was our tenth wedding anniversary and it just could not have been any better! For those worried about no amenities, consider that there is a laundromat just a short distance away, and a grocery store around the corner (the rooms have refrigerators). Plus, why spend your vacation inside a hotel?! Get out and enjoy Bar Harbor and Acadia! Then come back to a clean, comfortable room at this hotel to rest before going out again!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Plano, TX
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

I spent a lot of time researching B&Bs and Inns at Bar Harbor before I chose Bar Harbor Manor. Now that we have seen the choices in person, we are convinced we made the best choice with Bar Harbor Manor. We chose the package that included brkfst and a lobster dinner. The restaurants that they sent us to were the best! The room had a lovely fireplace that we used every night to warm up the room. We stayed on the first floor of the inn and it was very nice. The separate porches for sitting outside were private. the location is away from all of the crowds, but very convenient for walking to town on the holiday weekend when there was no parking! I highly recommend this Inn and lodging. It is quiet and very comfortable. The innkeepers are great and will give good advice for restaurant choices.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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corpus christi TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2009

My husband and I planned a fall foliage getaway and the Bar Harbor Manor really exceeded our expectations. Our flight was delayed quite a bit but the owners were more than understanding and even left us the key and directions to our room at 2 in the morning. When we arrived at our room, a welcome note was left. The room was nice and neat with a great view of the property. Plus, it is located in the best part of Bar Harbor! The Manor offers the privacy of a hotel but the charm of a bed and breakfast. We were able to walk/ride everywhere. Very convenient! Jordan's Diner has the best breakfast to start your day of adventure in Bar Harbor!

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 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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new jersey
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7 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2008

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at the Bar Harbor Manor in late September. We were pleased with our accomodations. Our suite was on the third floor. It had a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. There was a TV in both the living room and bedroom. We were happy with the appearance and cleanliness of our room. The kitchen had a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, small stove and cabinets filled with bowls, cups, pots, pans and other utensils. The staff was friendly at check-in. Parking is convenient. I would recommend staying at the Bar Harbor Manor if you are planning to visit Bar Harbor or Acadia National Park. It is a short walk (less than half a mile) to town. There is a laundromat and a supermarket just down the block. It is a short drive to Acadia. September was a nice time to visit because the leaves are starting to change, the weather is beautiful (mid 60's) and the crowds are gone but there is still actiit wasn't crowded. While in Bar Harbor my husband and I visited the shops in town, took a nature cruise on the bay, saw a comedy show at Improv Acadia, visited the national park and played mini golf at Pirates Cove just a short drive away. We had a nice visit.

  • Liked — It was clean and well maintained.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Boston
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

I stayed here late august, the rooms and grounds where very clean and in great condition, the staff and owners where super friendly and also very helpful when I asked information about the area. The manor has the hospitality of a bed & breakfast with the conveniences and privacy of a hotel.

My room had a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen area (small fridge, sink, microwave) all separated by another small area (room) and in this room there was a small table and a few chairs.

Bar Harbor Manor is not in central Down town Bar harbor but is close enough that the walk is not a big deal (3 or 4 blocks). The hotel is near a Hannaford supermarket and up the street from a natural / organic food store. The hotel was very quiet even though there where a lot of cars in the parking lot.

I really enjoyed my stay and would certainly stay here the next time I’m in town.

  • Liked — The grounds and accommodations
  • Disliked — The ice machine was not visible
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Manor

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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