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The Bayview

Certificate of Excellence
05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here a couple of years ago and plan to go back with family members this fall - loved it! Quiet, yet close to town. Service was spectacular and free breakfast was wonderful. I would highly recommend it.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

How awesome is that! Thank you for including us in your upcoming visit! I think that it is a great compliment to everyone here that your memories of The Bayview are bringing you back again. Of course, it doesn't hurt that we are surrounded by Acadia National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in the country. Then, of...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Somehow I forgot to write a review on our favorite place we stayed on our honeymoon trip through New England! We stayed three nights at the Bayview and we loved it! They had champagne waiting for us upon arrival! The view was amazing! The cookies at check in were great! We will definitely be back!

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Better late than never! We are always happy to hear the good things and they are always worth waiting for. I think you have been busy enjoying your life and that is what really matters in the grand scheme of things! We look forward to your return visit, the views will still be amazing and the cookies are always great...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Apart from the beautyness of the facility, the option of having a great breakfast with the perfect lake view is the best part. The breakfast has open buffet and it includes homemade cookies. We stayed at the townhouse rooms behind the main building. we had two rooms at the ground floor, which both of them were spacious and very comfortable....

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! It is always fun to respond to such nice reviews during the cold winter months! Seems like a lifetime ago that people sat out on the balcony and enjoyed their breakfast. The current view of Frenchman's Bay is still spectacular but we see some snow on the mountain tops across the bay!...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed November 17, 2016

The package deal with breakfasts, a dinner in town plus excursions was very nice. you definitely want to mountain bike the carriage trails, and hit a popular local spot for a few meals and drinks- the thirsty whale.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you, short and to the point and very kind too! We are all glad you had a nice time and once again, I think it is our wonderful guests that bring out the best in us! It was a busy summer and yet you get out on the Carriage Trails and it doesn't seem so crowded. The woods can...

Maryland
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We agree with all the positives already noted: Wonderful staff and service, spacious rooms with beautiful views, excellent breakfast spread, very convenient shuttle to/from town, and perfect location. Bar Harbor was quite crowded during our visit due to many cruise arrivals; however, The Bayview is situated just outside the center of town (still within walking distance), so it never felt...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a very busy season all around Mount Desert Island and we consider ourselves lucky to have welcomed so many new guests to The Bayview. There are just so many places now for people to choose from and we really appreciate that you chose us. I...

Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I stayed here for the second year in a row. It is by far, the number one place to stay. The staff is so friendly, they can't do enough for you. They make you feel like family. The rooms are big, & clean, with an incredible few of Frenchman's Bay. The complementary breakfast is full of homemade...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you and what a nice review to end the season! We do consider our guests family and when people come back over the years it is especially nice to welcome them home. You have been here twice now so the third time should be the charm! This year Bar Harbor was extremely busy and I think our van was...

Reviewed October 26, 2016

This hotel is close to town but far enough away to enjoy the quiet beauty of the ocean and facilities. Decor is a little dated but very well maintained and it is so charming that you do not really even notice. Fresh baked cookies, nice breakfast, and so friendly. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I appreciate the comment about being a bit dated but not really noticeable. There is so much talk about eco-friendly and recycling that I personally feel that the old adage "If it ain't broke don't fix it" should be followed more often. Yes, we have older, dated styles but they are kept in great...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Enjoyed our long weekend at The Bayview in Bar Harbor, This quaint newer Inn/seaside lodge property is located on the waterfront in a quiet cove just a mile from the hustle of Bar Harbor. The front desk staff was delightful, very helpful in arranging free rides to and from the downtown. The dining recommendations were Also helpful, We were grateful...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm glad we were able to make your visit to Bar Harbor and Acadia a great one. I think we live in such a beautiful area but often take it for granted in the day to day. Talking to our guests reminds us how lucky we are to live here. Helping our guests find alternate spots to see...

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We recently decided to take a short vacation to Bar Harbor. Having never been there I went to TripAdvisor to find a place to stay. The Bayview had good reviews so I gave them a call. Lucky me! We were coming in at the very end of their season & got the last available room. They didn't have a room...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

We're so happy you found us too! The minute you walked in the door it was like an old friend coming to visit and time to get the party started! You put smiles on everyone's faces and that is exactly what we like. You even entertained the other guests! I think we knew from the first time we talked on...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Stayed at The Bayview during a beautiful fall weekend. The hotel is ideally situated away from the congestion of Bar Harbor, but close enough to walk or take a short ride. The staff are outstanding - very friendly and ready to provide great recommendations for restaurants and Acadia activities. Best feature of the rooms are the amazing water views and...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Awesome review! I really like responding to happy guests! We did have a beautiful fall, the colors were spectacular everywhere and we are still enjoying them even though we are closed for the season. The area has been so busy and having the shuttle is a huge plus for everyone. I especially like your comment about the rooms. No, they...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. Expanded continental breakfast, pool, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, lounge and limited wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bayview

Address: 111 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1105
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $155 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bayview 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
The Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
Bayview Bar Harbor
Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
The Bayview Bar Harbor, Maine
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
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“liked the second floor.”
imroth91, Nov 17, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have balcony and face the Frenchmans bay. The town homes do not, but are very nice”
441vickiea, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“any room is great!”
greeny_david, Oct 1, 2016 | Read review
“Get the water front rooms...worth it!”
hrhdenise, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“All hotel rooms have ocean (bay) view, we chose second (top) floor and this worked well for us.”
BobF298, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
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