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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Balance Rock Inn provided spectacular views, charm, excellent hospitality and convenience that far exceeded expectations. The service was excellent and the small, but superior, atmosphere was a welcome change from large resorts. Had read reviews that other guests were not social but did not find that to be the case. Enjoyed conversing out on the veranda each night. Highly recommend.... More 

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Some of the Bar Harbor hotels, like this one, are only open part of the year. They close down during the dead of winter. Therefore the charges probably reflect an attempt to make them pay for themselves during the months that they are open. We found the Balance Rock had a very warm atmosphere, a welcoming staff, and a great... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Very nice bed and breakfast. Very Pet friendly. Stayed from Sept. 25 - Sept. 30, 2014. Stayed in room 107 which is part of the main house. Room 107 has a separate entrance and has a covered porch and a separate sitting area. I was traveling with my husband and two small dogs and we were very comfortable. The staff... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Staff was excellent. Very welcoming and warm atmosphere. Veranda was stunning for coctails in the evening at the bonfire overlooking the ocean. Best breakfast! Overall a great deal. May need a little freshening up of the rooms and halls sometime soon but quite a gem! Worth the visit....we will return.

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phoenix, arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. Loved the location as well as the property. Very pretty and comfortable room. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The property grounds are lovely. The restaurant/bar area was a fun place to mingle with other guests. The only downside, which isn't the fault of the Inn, is that cruise ships dock in the... More 

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Holden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were at the BRI for one night at The BRI while attending a wedding at the Inn. The staff was very helpful in making our stay pure pleasure. The Inn was conveniently located to the shops and restaurants downtown, but be sure to save time to savor the Inn - sit and enjoy a drink on the sun porch... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We recently planned a 3 night stay at Balance Rock Inn, but loved it so much, we stayed 6 nights. Awesome location, beautiful inn, incredible staff and delicious food. Morgan, Chris, Heather, Lise, Harry and the rest of the staff made this the perfect vacation. We highly recommend it. Keep in mind that this inn was built in 1903 and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

During our stay, we kept asking ourselves, "Who's running this place?" From the surly woman at the front desk to the tasteless breakfasts; from the extreme lack of basic housekeeping to the streaked glass-topped tables; from the tepidly warm small plates to the terrible coffee; from the slapdash cleaning of our room to the lack of a friendliness, we were... More 

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Red Bank
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After reading mixed reviews, I decided to book two nights at the balance Rock Inn. I have to say that I could not relate to most of the critical reviews. First, it is an awesome location, not inexpensive, but in my opinion worth the money. There are others along the coast in Bar Harbor with similar views, but along with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you are going to Bar Harbor, this is a good choice. It has a beautiful view and is very well maintained. The bar has a very elegant, old style Maine feel overlooking the water through a screened in porch. The Inn is situated on the walkway which runs around Bar Harbor along the water. The gardens are very beautiful... 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 )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: $300 - $749 (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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