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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bar Harbor Manor Hotel Bar Harbor
- Hotel Bar Harbor
- Manor Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bar Harbor Manor Maine