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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Spent 2 nights and had 2 rooms. We were upgraded for no additional charge. Lovely place, great location and friendly, helpful staff. We were very happy with our stay at The Balance Rock Inn. Hopefully we will return.

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

At the Balance Rock we always try to offer our guests complimentary upgrades when available. We're happy you had the opportunity to take advantage of this. We hope to see you again soon as well! Thank you for sharing!

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Charming, quaint, a couple of blocks from town. Wonderful veranda with fire pit, bar. Separate dining room. Looked at rooms..king with ocean view was wonderful. Priced higher than some others but worth it

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Thank you for sharing with other travelers about your time with us at the Veranda Bar. We're happy you received a tour and hope you can stay next time too!

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a small, very old inn. It is very, very nice (with a couple hic ups noted below), but you should know what it is and is not. Best I can tell, each room is unique. Our room (#203) was very nice with a king bed and a pull out sofa. The view out the windows was of the...

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed you're time with us! Thank you for sharing with other travelers about your stay. We're sorry the pool was not up to snuff, sometimes heavy wind storms and bad weather can put a damper on appearance. Maintenance checks and cleans it daily. We hope you return and have the chance to take a dip!

Fairport, New York
Reviewed June 7, 2015

We loved every minute of our 4 night stay here. The warm reception we received on arrival more than made up for the cold, wet weather that we arrived in. Norman, who checked us in, informed us that the Inn accommodates guests whenever possible, based on availability and upgraded our room (gratis). Needless to say we were thrilled. We were...

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful accolades! It was a pleasure having you during your time with us. We always do our best to make sure our guests receive the best treatment and accommodations. We hope to see you again soon!

Jackson, New Hampshire
Reviewed June 7, 2015

fantastic setting, great staff, very comfortable room, excellent menu. this is the second time we have stayed, and look forward to staying again next year. The bar/restaurant has a very good menu, and terrific ambiance

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

So glad to have you return! Thank you for the review and we look forward to your third return!

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Five star all the way, from guest services, food, room, location, and ambience. The view from the back of the hotel is amazing with a path to walk along the waterfront into the town. A Memorable experience... Will return for sure!

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Thank you for the five star rating!

huntington, ny
Reviewed June 5, 2015

Where to begin with this inn? Room: we were in room #203 an ocean view suite. Our room was quite lovely. Comfortable bed with a large sitting area with fireplace. Almost like being at home. Very clean. Bathroom was nice except for the shower. Very tiny. If you are a large person you are probably not fitting in it. Double...

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with other travelers your experiences with the Balance Rock Inn. It's wonderful to know that you were happy overall with your stay, although we like our guests to leave feeling like they received the royal treatment. We like to be transparent about all amenities of our accommodations and that is why we...

Mansfield, Ohio
Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had been nearly 6 years since we stayed at the Inn. Nice changes,upgraded the breakfast dishes, added the front porch extension and a small plate dinner. And staff remains as attentive as always.Wonderful views of the Bay and the activity of incoming boats. Great walking path to the center of the harbor activity's

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It's great to have you return and notice all the wonderful upgrades we have made for you and the other guests. We can't wait to show you what's next. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stayed here celebrating our 30th Anniversary. From check-in to check-out the Inn staff was courteous and helpful. Upon arrival we were assisted with our luggage. The room was nice and when we stepped out on the deck the view was spectacular. Every time we came in or went out they spoke to us and asked if we needed any assistance....

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Three letters...WOW! Thank you for the rave review! We can't wait to have you back...and hopefully for a little bit longer.

Ellicott City, Maryland
Reviewed June 2, 2015

This beautiful inn was perfectly situated in the town of Bar Harbor. We could walk everywhere! The staff were professional and very welcoming. We felt very pampered and will definitely be returning!!!

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We're so happy you felt pampered during your time with us. That's what the Staff of the Balance Rock Inn strives for. We look forward to having you back with us and thank you for the review!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • 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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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: $212 - $408 (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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“Rooms at the back of the Inn have the best views.”
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“Ask for a water view, although all rooms are desirable.”
 of 5 bubbles jrgfla, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Don't trust the online pictures!!!”
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“The Cottage rooms would certainly be preferable if climbing stairs is inconvenient. Additionally, if you're travelling with your furry friends, the Cottage offers easy access for those necessary strolls.”
 of 5 bubbles EJG_CA, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
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