We recently paid $200+ a night to stay at the Bar Harbor Inn. We knew these were the "low-end" rooms and didn't expect to the room to be fancy, be in the main part of the hotel or to have an ocean view. However, it was a little disappointing upon our arrival to see that we were essentially staying in a motel in the back of the parking lot. And we were truly underwhelmed when we entered our room. It was about as basic as a Motel 6, with cheap, unattractive furniture and bedding that looked as if they'd last been updated in the 1980s. The hotel didn't even provide the little bottles of shampoo and conditioner or bars of soap that are standard in all but the lowest end motels. Instead, liquid shampoo and soap were available from a cheap plastic dispenser on the wall.
The continental breakfast that was included with the room reminded us of a college dining hall experience. It was served in a room with gray linoleum floors that felt like it was in a basement and featured a buffet with industrial sized bowls of canned fruit cocktail and small, dried-out pieces of coffee cake.
On the plus side, the room was clean, the hotel is in an undeniably great location and the spa was wonderful. Even so, next time we're going to drop a couple hundred per night on a hotel in the area, it certainly won't be this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bar Harbor's best oceanfront location, with great in-town convenience. Rated "Superior First Class" by Official Hotel Guide. Eight acres of lush lawns/gardens, three beautiful and distinct buildings, embraced by serene half-mile shorepath. Elegant rooms/suites; king/queen beds; premium bedding; waterfront balconies. Superior hotel amenities -- complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, luxury robes, wireless internet, homemade cookies. Both fine and casual dining - with delicious cuisine, attentive service, breathtaking ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bar Harbor Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bar Harbor Inn Maine