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Bar Harbor Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Oswestry UK
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two night, worth the expense, could find cheaper but worth the extra, rooms clean and staff great, make sure - if you see the gardener you complement him on his garden and flowers, - it will brighten your day just to see his face light up! And this explains why the place is so a great, the staff love where they work! They take care. It is well placed for the centre of town but with great views and easy parking. Breakfast ok,

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frederick, MD
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly the best "downtown" hotel, with wonderful water frontage, great room selection, terrific dining and fine staff. Easy walk to the Downtown shops, but relax by the pool and sit by the ocean. Lovely flower gardens everywhere.

Room Tip: Two level rooms in the main hotel are great for a family
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Altos, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The purposed of our vacation in Maine with friends was to visit Acadia and the quaint surrounding towns. The Bar Harbor Inn was recommended by one set of those friends from their previous stay. It is a lovely hotel with great views, perfect location, nicely appointed rooms and very good food. The "included" Continental breakfast was generous with variety each day of our 5-day stay. Our dinner the one night we chose to stay on site was high quality. All in all, the perfect place to stay for venturing on the local Maine coast.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to be our guest at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa. Thank you also to your friends for recommending our Inn. It is a huge compliment and very satisfying to read when one of our previous guests recommends our Inn to their friends and family. We truly appreciate this.

I am very pleased to read you enjoyed the great views, location and your food. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
General Manager
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West Union, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are already planning our return trip for 2015. After 20 straight years of visits ,we
want to keep our tradition going. Great views from Ocean Front rooms and very courteous
staff. Any problems or concerns are quickly addressed, all you have to do is ask.

Sharon M

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are refreshing
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Wow! Thank you for being so loyal to the Bar Harbor Inn & & Spa for the past 20 years. It is our pleasure to have you as our guest each year. Thank you for mentioning that if there are any problems or concerns regarding a guests stay, we will address them as quickly as possible. We believe in providing Memorable Guest Service to all of our guests. This is what we do and our staff genuinely enjoys hosting all of our guests during their stay with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back next year.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were it not for the views of the ocean, I would characterize my visit as extremely disappointing. The hotel is overpriced, in need of renovation (the bedspread in my room was creepy), and the complimentary buffet breakfast almost unsanitary given the numbers of people accessing such a small cafeteria-like space. But the sunrise was spectacular. I will relish my photos and not return to the hotel until the rooms are refreshed and less like a motor lodge. Motor lodges - even with a view - don't charge $500 per night

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to be our guest during your recent stay. I am very disheartened and I apologize that you were unhappy with your room. I wish you would have contacted the front desk or I to let us know you were dissatisfied with your room. We have over 35 different room types in 3 buildings on the property. We would have come up with a solution. I hope that you will give us another try in the future. Thank you.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 days in the Newport Building. Perfect location to "Do" Bar Harbor. Walk to everything, no need for a car. Fantastic breakfast with a view. Newport building second floor balconies do not have any covering, so not a place to go when it's raining. There is a very partial view of the Harbor.... if you know where to look. After the state fixes Route 3 in 2016, we'll be back!

Room Tip: We had room 704. "Typical Hotel Room" about 6 steps up from the parking lot. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

It was our pleasure having you as our guest during your recent stay in Bar Harbor. Thank you for mentioning our location and your fantastic breakfast with a view. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has the best location right on the bay and just a block from the main street. Not all rooms are facing the bay, be sure to get one that is. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the yachts. We walked in to town for one meal but the restaurants at the property were fantastic both in services and food. My only negative comment is purely subjective but the bed and pillows were like bricks! If you like firm beds you are in luck!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review on Tripadvisor. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed our location and watching the yachts. Thank you for mentioning that you think our restaurants offered fantastic services and food. We have two restaurants on the property. The Reading Room Restaurant is our indoor fine dining restaurant that offers a beautiful panoramic view of the harbor and we have the Terrace Grille that is our outdoor casual restaurant over looking the harbor. Thank you for mentioning your bed and pillows. I will look into this. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
General Manager
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Inn

Address: 7 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
#4 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#4 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bar Harbor Inn 3*
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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