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Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   90 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #13 of 40 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Raymond, Maine
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“Bluenose Inn...what a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A family vacation to Bar Harbor is a must for anyone visiting Maine. My family of 5 had the pleasure of spending a night at The Bluenose Inn. Very accommodating. Very clean. Even had the pleasure of being greeted by the owner at cocktail hour. Wonderful indoor pool kept the kids very happy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose. I am very pleased with the fact in particular that your entire family of 5 enjoyed their stay. The indoor pool is a great amenity for everyone but all children in particular. The cleanliness comment was especially rewarding as well. We hope to see you in the near future.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
G.M./Co-Owner
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This was a great place to in Bar Harbor. Our room was very spacious with a gorgeous view. Very efficient and friendly staff and just a wonderful experience to have stayed here. Pretty good restaurant as well. Can highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for your excellent comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose. I am glad that you found the room to your liking as well as the views but most pleased you found my staff so accommodating. I am happy to hear that you can recommend us and hope that you will return as well.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Where do i start, this hotel was just gorgeous, we had a room with a sea view and the room was bright airy and very comfortable with a lovely colonial feel to it. The reception and service was faultless and there were very good facilities. The breakfast was gorgeous and had the most amazing views!!!! Would absolutely recommend this hotel, just loved it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for your outstanding comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose. I am thrilled that you found the property so much to your liking and the service was flawless. I also appreciate the comment about the food and most of all that you will recommend us. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Jim Ash
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Good location within easy reach of Bar Harbor (3min drive). Clean rooms which were well equipped. We were especially impressed with the massage chair in the room! There is also a washing machine available to use for $2 in the building, which proved very useful. The breakfast on offer at the Looking Glass restaurant is good and well-priced ($10 for a full brekkie), which you can enjoy with great views! Plenty of free parking and the wifi connection was good throughout the hotel. The walls and floors are quite thin though so if you are a light sleeper, noise from your neighbours might bother you. Overall we were very happy with our stay and the Bluenose Inn is highly recommended!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. Glad you enjoyed the massage chair and found the rooms clean and well equipped. I am pleased that you also visited our restaurant and had an enjoyable breakfast. We really appreciate your business as well as your recommendation for others to stay with us. Please come back to visit.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

we went to Bar Harbor 33 yrs ago and decided to return to this lovely part of Maine. We staid at the Bluenose Inn for 5 days early in July. we asked for the top floor and a view of the harbor.
The inn was remarkable. The attention to details was great. The Inn was impeccably clean. We got our room and yes it was the top floor and yes the view was breathtaking. It was very warm even with the air conditioning. I contacted the front desk and with in the hour the general contractor was there with a fan to help move the air conditioning air ( which faced the other wall) towards the bed. The bathroom was luxurious. The balcony was very tiny just enough space for the 2 chairs and a small table for your coffee cup. We went to the Looking Glass restaurant for a breakfast and a supper meal. The restaurant was equally impeccable.The views were magnificent and the staff were attentive to thief guests.we had purchased a special package deal which concluded the stay at the Inn and breakfast each day and one supper meal. Fortunate for us the meals were included otherwise the dinner meal was over priced. I am grateful for the stay and the amenities, however it was overpriced.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for your excellent review of the Bluenose. The comments will certainly be passed along to my staff particularly housekeeping and maintenance departments. I am glad you enjoyed the great views we offer from both the hotel and the restaurant.
While the prices certainly are not inexpensive, we are comparable with the competition and seasonal rates in the fall are a factor of demand which is very strong. We sincerely hope to see you again in the future.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Bluenose in whilst travelling around New England.
We were originally only supposed to be staying for two nights but ended up staying for four .
Our room was in the main building , it was a beautiful room overlooking the Harbor .
We have stayed in many Hotels on our numerous travels and this is one of the best .
Friendly helpful staff , beautiful clean rooms , in a very stylish hotel , perfect !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for your outstanding comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose. The fact that you extended your stay and were so pleased is very rewarding for my staff and me. Your comment about us being one of the best hotels you have stayed in certainly evoked enormous pride for all of us here.
When your travel plans bring you back to New England, I sincerely hope to see you again.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Excellent service, excellent views. It's a bit of a walk to the Village Green, so if you want to be right on the water you have to stay elsewhere. But this has two pools, whirlpool, and a great view. Staff is very accommodating.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for your excellent comments regarding your recent visit to the Bluenose Inn. I am pleased you enjoyed the pools and the staff being very accommodating is a remark that we certainly are proud of.
Please come back to see us in the near future.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
G.M./Co-Owner
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Address: 90 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#20 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bluenose Inn is a AAA 4-diamond hotel, an elegant immaculate treasure featuring breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay. Set atop a magnificent granite-terraced hillside, the hotel is one of the most beautiful spots on the Atlantic. 97 classically appointed rooms located in our two buildings. Dining in The Looking Glass with panoramic views, cocktails in the magnificent Great Room, heated indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub,steam room, spa & complete fitness center and wi-fi throughout the property. ... more   less 
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