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    Balance Rock Inn

    21 Albert Mdws, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1701
    (207) 994-8180
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
    • Very good21%
    • Average7%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible1%
    Travelers talk about
    “carriage house” (33 reviews)
    “fire pit” (54 reviews)
    “small plates” (23 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness center
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair access
    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    141 - 145 of 485 reviews

    Reviewed July 25, 2015

    This hotel is located in Albert Meadows off the main street and right on the waterfront/shore path; a block away from the Village Green where the free shuttle buses stop to go to all the stops on Mount Desert Island. Walking distance to shops and...More

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    Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded August 10, 2015

    Dear Macher16011, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the wonderful location and beautiful views. We are a Victorian Era hotel and our rooms are in line with that time period. We are however...More

    Reviewed July 22, 2015

    We loved our 4 days at Balance Rock! Customer service was great and we were very comfortable. Our trip was very relaxing. This was an unique place with a great view. We enjoyed the heated pool and fire on the patio.

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    Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded July 23, 2015

    Thank you! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and sharing with other travelers about your time with us.

    Reviewed July 21, 2015

    We researched. Wanted walking distance to town AND waterfront AND only one night required stay on a summer weekend in a fabulous bed and breakfast. We found it all at the Balance Rock Inn and got great service in a perfect bed and breakfast. We...More

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    Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded July 23, 2015

    Thank you for voting us the "Best"! We certainly strive for it. Thank you so much for the kind words and lovely review. We hope to have you back soon.

    Reviewed July 20, 2015

    we recently stayed at the Balance Rock Inn 5th of July for 4 nights with our dachshunds. We loved this property. The location was perfect. Walking distance to town yet secluded. We loved Harry the bartender. He took such good care of us during our...More

    Thank Janeinct
    Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded July 23, 2015

    I'm so happy you had a wonderful stay and we were able to accommodate your fury friends. It was a pleasure having you. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return!

    Reviewed July 20, 2015

    We visited for a spontaneous anniversary getaway and loved our water view room. The inn is peaceful as its set back from the main road, but so convenient to walk to town. Loved the availability of small plates for dinner and drinks on the veranda,...More

    Thank Diana M
    Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded July 23, 2015

    Thank you for the lovely review and lovely pics! We're so happy you chose the Balance Rock to celebrate your anniversary. We hope to have you return soon.

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $206 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Maine >
    • DownEast and Acadia Maine >
    • Mount Desert Island >
    • Bar Harbor
    • Also Known As
    • Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor ,
    • Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
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    Susanne D
    August 23, 2017|
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    Response from Claire M | Property representative |
    We do allow pet but in certain rooms only, you can call and ask about availability. we do have a pet fee, its $40 per night per pet. No restrictions on size or type of dog.
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    June 21, 2017|
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    Response from Bruno13016 | Reviewed this property |
    1-2 minute walk to town, and an easy drive to Acadia.
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    "All rooms have a great view, however only the first floor rooms are truly "accessible.""
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    "The fire pit at night was great. They even gave us blankets."
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    "You want to ask for an Ocean view."
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    "Room 308 is a spacious, comfortable king-sized room with a wonderful view, sauna, microwave and refrigerator..."
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