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Jacksonville, Florida
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first trip north to take a break from Florida's summer heat, so we arrived at The Bayview as Maine rookies. Over the course of our 6 night stay, we shed our rookie status, due in large part to the Bayview's superb location. Acadia National Park, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor were all within easy reach, and downtown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Bayview with our 6 month old daughter for two nights. We were very lucky to be able to book a room a week before our stay and are so happy that we did! Our room was spacious and had a beautiful view. All of the staff was more than accommodating to us and... More 

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Thank Amy B
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Are you kidding? She was a little social butterfly and we loved it! Happy guests...you can't beat that! Thank you for the great review. We are all pleased that you were able to book with us too. It has been a busy summer but it is always worth the call to see if anything has opened up and lucky for... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Several factors made our stay here enjoyable: Nathanael at the front desk was special - a cheerful fount of information about Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor. The experience he shared as a runner on the carriage trails helped us make decisions about where to ride our bicycles. The homemade cookies in the afternoon were extraordinary and... More 

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Thank Piccadilly8
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! This was a very thoughtful review of all aspects of your stay. Nathanael is a local and full of information about trails and hikes in the area. I consider a hike perhaps one mountain and a few mile walk. Nathanael does an 11 mile run and acts like it was a walk to the store! He has done... More 

Coronado, California
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341 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean as can be. Love that. The entire property is well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful. Our room had a huge balcony with large sliding windows facing the water, possible to watch the sunrise from the bed. Awesome food. The best hotel breakfast in the US in my limited experience. The afternoon cookies are freshly made and it... More 

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Thank nadomom2
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

I love that too! We have a running joke here that this is the only hotel I would ever go bare footed in. If only I could keep my house as clean as this place, that would be awesome! The eagle in my backyard would be nice too! There is a huge pine tree to the right of the hotel... More 

Raleigh, NC
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spacious well appointed rooms. Very friendly and efficient staff. Quiet property away from the road. Beautiful views. Very good breakfast included. Complimentary shuttle into Bar Harbor. My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much and will recommend to our friends coming here this fall.

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Thank NCTomY
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! You said it all and we really like that! Mount Desert Island is a very busy place in the warm months and we like being a part of the fun. We especially like the quiet while here too! When you recommend us to your friends why don't you join them? Nothing better for us than returning guests! Thank... More 

Barnegat, New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just left yesterday & although the weather wasn't cooperative, this establishment more than made up for weather. We stayed on the second floor & the view from our balcony was beautiful!!! Spacious and very clean rooms. They offer a shuttle service to Bar Harbor since you cannot find parking in town during the summer. The staff was the best!... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! The weather was a bit wet for a few days and now we are dealing with the heat! In just a few days we went from cold and wet to hot and humid! Wish we could just stay at perfect but that isn't going to happen is it? The views are outstanding here and we are very fortunate... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it rained each of our four days in Bar Harbor, we just loved this hotel directly on the water. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've found even in high-end hotels. The staff was warm, welcoming and extremely helpful. Since we don't like the main part of Bar Harbor, having frequently stayed in Northeast Harbor, we were... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! You plan everything for a vacation, where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Then Mother Nature rains on your parade! I am glad we could bring some sunshine into the otherwise "gloomy" days. I also am very appreciative of the time you took to tell me about the restaurants you dined at and the activities... More 

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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to stay both for Bar Harbor and Acadia. It is a little ways from the center (about a mile) which is why it's quiet, plus they have an on-demand shuttle to take you to & from town if you don't want to play the Bar Harbor parking game. The (included) breakfast buffet is excellent - freshly made... More 

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Thank Lassiepup
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We all appreciate the very kind review! I think our location is great in the busy summer months - it really has been a challenge to find parking although I hear it can be done. It just takes a while! I think the shuttle takes away the bother of trying! I am making sure to pass on all... More 

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72 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed at the Bayview twice now and it was great both times. We like the fact that we can get 2 or 3 bedroom accommodations so we have plenty of room for everyone. There are grills and picnic tables outside for you to use aside from the kitchen and dining room located in the units. The breakfast included with... More 

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Thank Bkryzan
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Your family was always on the go and you always had smiles on your faces! Nora and Matt and their staff do a wonderful job with the breakfast and the cookies. The variety and the tastes are second to none in my book! We host a number of family reunions and the townhouses have always been very popular.... More 

Fort Worth
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Bayview for 3 nights in early July and absolutely loved it. Every member of the staff we encountered was warm, accommodating and full of great information and tips. We loved our second floor private balcony overlooking the water (room 302). The bed was comfortable, the room was spacious and had a small refrigerator which came in... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I always get nervous when a review includes the word perfect but it puts a smile on our faces for sure! It isn't difficult for us to be accommodating or helpful when all of our guests are so appreciative! It is so quiet here and relaxing. The shuttle is very busy this year and we as staff often... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
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 star — The Bayview 2*
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 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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