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Balance Rock Inn

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21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Boston,MA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved this inn. Each staff member exhibits exceptional customer service, all willing to help with anything we needed, including area tips! The room was spotless, inviting, and comfortable . We stayed in room 306, which has a balcony with amazing views of the bay we couldn't get enough of. You can walk to the main street... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear CD916, It was a pleasure having you! You should make more "quick escapes" our way. We're happy you enjoyed so many of the wonderful amenities we offer. We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Victor, New York
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58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spend 5 nights at this B & B. The location was absolutely perfect. The room was nice, the breakfasts were wonderful, the staff was could not have been nicer! There is great attention to detail with gorgeous flowers everywhere.

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear MsBarbara079, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's lovely to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Owings Mills, Maryland
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New chef has created fine restaurant which is probably best in town.Elegant inside space near quiet bar(no seats), with expansive view of Frenchman's Bay. 7 to 8:45 PM setting sun --incomparable. Well selected menu of fourteen appetizers,six entrees. Drunken shrimp appetizer with piquante sauce and lobster bisque far superior to those offered by many good restaurants. Halibut dish superbly prepared... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Peripatetic58, Thank you for taking the time write our Veranda Bar a review! The Owner/ Executive Chef puts so much thought into his dishes and execution. Using his culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu and lessons from other chefs around the country his style of cooking is superb. We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and... More 

New London, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time at the Balance Rock Inn. The staff was lovely! It was especially wonderful to have our dog Bella with us. Bella got the royal treatment and our family time was something I will never forget. The scenery was beautiful, the grounds and rooms were immaculate. I can't wait to go again!

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Pegs L, Thank you for taking the time to share with other travelers about your time with us at the Balance Rock. We're so happy you were able to enjoy your time with us with Bella. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

New Brunswick, Canada
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the Balance Rock Inn over Fathers Day Weekend. Staff was professional, friendly and helpful. Our room was so clean and comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on our private terrace with an ocean view. The breakfast was second to none. The variety of delicious food was truly one of the best we have experienced.... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear MMc1954, It was a pleasure having you for Father's Day! We're so glad you enjoyed our fabulous buffet breakfast. The chefs work diligently to keep it fresh and interesting. Thank you for the review and hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place needed a little paint and maintenance but - in fairness - we were there very early in the season - so maybe they just hadn't gotten to it yet? Rooms were nice and clean and front desk staff was excellent. Bartender was a little moody and wait staff seemed very green - but attentive and friendly. Overall very nice... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Gustofer, Thank you for taking the time to share with other travelers your experiences with the Balance Rock Inn. The Inn is seasonal and closed in the winters. Each year due to harsh winters maintenance paints the building, windows, and fences during Spring & Summer. We apologize the grounds are not at their summertime glory at opening. We hope... More 

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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sept. 2015 was our second stay at the Balance Rock inn. Love the inn and the ambiance. Breakfast is very good. Excellent pool and grounds. Close to dowtown -easy walking to shops and restaurants. Would have given 5 stars except for a couple things. #1 my bed was not comfortable. These are sleep number-adjustable beds and one side of our... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Anne H, We're so happy that you returned to the Balance Rock for a second visit. Thank you for the glowing review and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Concord, North Carolina
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time in 3 years that we chose the Balance Rock (3rd overall stay) for our Bar Harbor vacation. We continue to love this Inn! You just can't beat the location of the Balance Rock. You are right on the water with gorgeous views. The Inn has maximized the benefit of this with an outstanding outside bar/pool... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Pkarra-Vacationers, It's a pleasure having you with us year after year! We work hard to continuously make improvements to the Inn and we're so glad that you were able to enjoy a newly renovated room. Thank you for the review and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Balance Rock Inn for our honeymoon, after booking an unfortunate airbnb. The inn was so accommodating, and able to book us at the last minute for three nights. Justin (front desk) was so helpful as was Chris (manager) in helping find us some last-minute discounts so we could make it work. We had stayed at the... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear morganfinch, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and recognizing our wonderful staff! We love assisting travelers with last minute plans to help them get the best experience in Bar Harbor. We truly believe that the most memorable experiences are in the details. Congratulations and we hope to celebrate with you many anniversaries to come.... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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228 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this property. We were there for our 23rd anniversary. We were in a third floor room with a small deck with a bistro table and chairs. The room was small but really nice. Husband ordered flowers and champagne in advance. That was a nice surprise in the room. The building is beautiful. The pool and lawn areas... More 

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Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing with other travelers about your time with us at the Balance Rock Inn. We're delighted you were able to enjoy all the wonderful amenities the Inn has to offer. We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious Inn's name celebrates the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balance Rock Inn

Address: 21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $295 - $707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balance Rock Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
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