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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Inn was beautiful & cozy! The views of the harbor were beautiful! The staff was friendly and helpful. Great location as well! It was just a short walk to all the shops & restaurants downtown. Would definitely recommend staying at BRI!

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Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had high aspirations and searched long and hard for the most special inn in Bar Harbor for my husband's birthday. I found this one: Balance Rock Inn. It was clean and comfortable. The food was specially prepared every morning and they had a bar with snacks in the evening in the main house. There was also a carriage house... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gorgeous hotel with great view from the terrace and public rooms, with taste and elegance! Nice and friendly staff! And foot is outstanding, you definitely have to try the appetizers with a nice glass of wine, especially the oysters, nicely prepared, I never had such good oysters before. Our room was towards the backside of the hotel, the room was... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly I can't imagine an inn doing a better job. Down to the smallest detail this place has mastered the customer experience. From the view to the staff to the rooms to the breakfast - top notch. Be sure to hang out by the fireplace at night. We will definitely be back!

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place! It had great views of the water. It's close to everything. It was very much a boutique inn (which I love) with all the different and unique guest rooms. Some of the decor is older, but it was very cozy. We stayed in two different rooms, because we booked last minute and could only get two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While Bar Harbor and Acadia Nat'l Park are a wonderful destination in their own right, the Balance Rock Inn made it most memorable. A quaint, beautiful location overlooking the ocean, everything about the Inn was elegant and warm. The service was excellent, and the daily buffet breakfast and dinner at the Veranda outstanding. We will definitely be back! An extra... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my new favorite spots to stay in Bar Harbor. Staff was courteous. Room and facilities were clean. Enjoyed the deck and wonderful views. Needed last minute scanning services and staff was extremely accommodating.

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

Dear jpvero2016, Thank you so much for taking the time to share with other travelers about your stay with us at the Balance Rock Inn! We're happy we were able to help you with your needed scanning. Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very delightful and well cared for property. The grounds were well manicured and right on the beach with great views of the lobster fishermen tending their cages. Breakfast was either a well presented buffet or could make individual requests. Great service with attention to quality. Could have spent more time at this location.

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

Dear David B, We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful buffet breakfast. We try to make each guest experience unique and prepare any special requests. Thank you for the review. We hope next visit you can spend a little more time also. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Connecticut
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large comfortable room in the Carriage House with a big shower and Jacuzzi tub. There is a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean. At the terrace (close to the pool), you can get a glass of wine or a cocktail after 4PM. The service is friendly and efficient. Breakfast is included--good coffee, granola seems home-made (not overly sweet!)... More 

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

Dear scdm, Thank you for taking the time to write the Balance Rock Inn a review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, myself and our Border Collie loved our stay. Our room was very clean and comfortable with a nice patio. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast on the terrace enjoying the amazing view. Sunrise was beautiful from the front Adirondack chairs. It was great to be able to walk the path along the water right from the Inn. We also loved... More 

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

Dear Joanne H, Thank you for the glowing review! We would love to have you return next summer! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $206 - $667 (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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