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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed on the 3rd floor with king bed and private deck. It was hot and humid during our 4 day stay and AC was inadequate. Bathroom was on the dangerous side with three steps to access toilet, sink, and bath. Room was tight/small - did not impact us as we did not spend much time in the room during... More 

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

Dear srugnetta, Thank you for taking the time to write the Balance Rock Inn a review. We apologize if you did not enjoy all aspects of your stay. The room which you are referring to is actually on our remodel list. The Inn was built over a 100 years ago and is always in need of upkeep. The maintenance staff... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed at the BRI before and we were not 100% thrilled but this time was the last time we will stay there. The outside and location is fabulous and so close to all of the great things in Bar Harbor. However we hated the feeling of the staff who made us feel like they were doing us a... More 

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

Dear 742Donsy, Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns about the Balance Rock Inn. We're happy to hear that you returned to enjoy our beautiful oceanfront location and close proximity to town. It's unfortunate to know that you were displeased during your stay with. Our staff works very hard to accommodate all our guests and answer any... More 

Apex, NC
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at our planned hotel to find that they had overbooked and we had no room. They comped us the night and put us up at the Balanced Rock Inn -- and once we checked in, we didn't want to leave! Our room was off the lobby and was beautifully decorated -- comfy bed, sauna in the bathroom area,... More 

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

Dear cogaha, We appreciate the glowing review. We're so glad that we were able to accommodate you and that you had a wonderful time with us and in Bar Harbor. We hope your next trip to Bar Harbor we can be your first stop! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

alexandria, va
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location - seaside - is wonderful. Generally speaking the location vis a vis restaurants is also excellent, but beware this also puts you in the center of significant congestion during season. The buildings may once have been well maintained; in 2016 they are 30 years past their sell by date...this is more a tawdry Poconos (lipstick red bathroom w... More 

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

Dear czbllc, We appreciate your feedback and take your concerns very seriously. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not as it should have been. We pride ourselves on our Inn and have many guests who return time and again, which makes it all the more disheartening that you left feeling unsatisfied. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Boston Ma
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This resort is lovely. The pool and lawn are well maintained and the ocean view makes it a beautiful setting to relax by after an active day in the park. The room is quiet and comfortable. Great location to easily walk to restaurants. Although the dining room was inviting, we only ate breakfast , which was good not great in... More 

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

Dear KimBostonMa, Thank you kindly for your review. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed the Inn and grounds so much. Our staff strives to give the best service possible. They are always accommodating but do not want to ever be intrusive. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the breakfast options. Upon request we love making... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is beautiful and the staff was very pleasant - helpful when asked, but not obtrusive. The food is fantastic - definitely recommend planning to have at least one dinner at the hotel. The veranda is great for enjoying a meal, drinks, the sunset or viewing the stars. Absolutely lovely.

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

Dear Kristin V, We appreciate you taking the time to share with other travelers about your time with us. The staff strives to make each guest's stay memorable. We're glad we were able to make your's memorable too! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I enjoyed our long weekend at Balance Rock Inn. Weather was perfect 65*. Walking distance to everything Bar Harbor has to offer. The Inn provided us with a delicious breakfast- the views from the terrace area we're absolutely beautiful. My favorite, in the evenings was the outstanding Raspberry home made Martini's..Yummy Hope to return

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

Dear Ashgassiott, Thank you for the review. We're so happy to know that you had a lovely stay with us at the Balance Rock Inn. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I just spend four nights at the Balance Rock inn, and were amazed at the beauty of the property, the comfort and size of our room and the exceptional service we received at this historic inn. The Inn is located a five-minute walk from the center of Bar Harbor, yet in a quite and secluded location right... More 

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Thank karent62
Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear karent62, We're so happy you enjoyed all the wonderful amenities Balance Rock offers. Thank you for the review. it was a pleasure having your family and we hope to see you return! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

nashville
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a welcome stop after just experiencing a huge disappointment at the Bradley inn in pemaquid. Loved the decor. Service and staff was great. Did a lot of "extras" without necessarily looking for a tip. Pool was so nice to have on this unusually warm week in May. Room was comfortable and the sheets were perfect. Nice walking... More 

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Thank liz033
Claire-Eve83, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear liz033, Thank you for the review and recommendations! Adding a pianist in the evenings would most certainly add to the ambiance of the Inn. We're glad we were a warm welcome for you and hope to have you again. Sincerely, Claire Miles Balance Rock Inn More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a long weekend at the Balance Rock Inn. On the waterfront in Bar Harbor. Staff very pleasant. Breakfast was very good the setting was great. Room was comfortable; a/c marginal but effective. Whirlpool tub!! Staff provided microwave, refrigerator and Kurig coffee maker upon request. Traveled with our dog -- he was welcomed as a guest...

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

Dear M6531ZTjohnb, We were so happy to have you stay with us along with your furry friend! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We look forward to having you for another long weekend. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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 Mdws, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1701
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $294 - $740 (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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