We stayed at the Ivy Manor Inn for a week, returning home yesterday, so we were there during high tourist season. It was our first time at the inn, but far from our first time in Bar Harbor. The inn is in a terrific location, right in downtown Bar Harbor, so it's possible to wander easily from shop to shop and along the shore. Somehow, though, the inn gives a feeling of calm and relaxation rather than the hustle and bustle of all the tourists (including us) on the sidewalks. Our room was immaculate, but we would have welcomed one more light in the sitting area--that's a very minor complaint about an absolutely wonderful place. Breakfasts were varied and excellent; Christine clearly loves to cook with skill and creativity. Dinner at Michelle's was equally excellent, and the staff is superb. Caroline was our server at dinner both times we ate at Michelle's, and she was delightful. John and Christine made us feel special and seemed to have all the time in the world to talk with us even though they were busily running a full inn. They are warm, friendly, and accommodating, and we definitely appreciated their cordiality. We certainly plan to return to the Ivy Manor Inn the next time we go to Bar Harbor. Thank you, Christine and John, for an excellent visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Tudor style inn is located on Main Street in the lovely town of Bar Harbor, ME. Shopping is right outside our front door and the entrance to Acadia National Park is only two miles away. Whether you visit in the spring, summer or fall the flowers will be in bloom. All eight (8) rooms are uniquely designed with imported tiles from London and the classical decor gives each room an elegant warm feeling. Quaint outside balconies, fireplaces and all the amenities you expect adorn our rooms. We provide our guests with a gourmet breakfast every morning in one of three dining rooms, or choose to dine outside on our patio. Michelle's restaurant is a casual fine dining experience and is open daily to the public for dinner seven days a week. We look forward to serving you at the Ivy Manor Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ivy Manor Hotel Bar Harbor
- Ivy Manor Inn Bar Harbor, Maine