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Papillion, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked in. Never got menus and water. Waited a long time. Got my own menus. Then decided to leave. Noticed everyone else was still waiting from before us. The view was nice. Really was hoping to like it. Been wanting to try it for years. Won't be back.

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Palm Springs, California
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81 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent five nights at the Bayview Hotel in the week after Labor Day, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel as well as in Bar Harbor. The property is immaculate, and since all of the rooms apparently face the bay, you don't have to worry about whether you'll have a view. Our room was on the first floor,... More 

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Thank Mark S
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I think you summed everything up very well! Yes, all of our rooms face the water and have unobstructed views. I have said for a long time that the floor makes no difference with the view, first, second or third, they are all just seventy five feet from the waters edge. That is especially nice this time of... More 

Easton, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bayview was an absolutely perfect hotel and location for our first trip to Bar Harbor and the Acadia Park area. All of the staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. The free shuttle into the town of Bar Harbor, operated by Mike and Greg on our trip, were fun, personable, and so easy going... More 

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Thank mfy494
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

You were great guests too! We had such fun with the two of you while you were here. I think one of the highlights of your visit was the time spent at Schoodic and I'm glad you were able to make the visit there. It is such a beautiful drive. You were easy to talk to and you fit right... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is probably our 7th or 8th stay at The Bayview. We never change our accommodation choice in gorgeous Acadia National Park area: it is always "The Bayview", the one and the only for us. We usually arrive in June and September and with every our visit it only gets better. Superb service! The most delicious breakfasts - thank you,... More 

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

Oh my! How do I ever respond to this review? It is beautiful and kind and sincere and I thank you wholeheartedly for that. You know that welcoming you each visit is a pleasure for all of us too. You are always so appreciative and happy while you are here. The first time we ever met I remember you saying... More 

Middleboro, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for just one night on our way to Canada, and both of us were sorry to leave. What a beautiful spot! The hotel is on Frenchman's Bay, and our room had a nice little balcony with privacy walls. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated, and the shower was wonderful! Breakfast was included, and it was a... More 

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

Thank you very much! I know just who you are and was sad to see you go after just one night! We only had enough time to say goodbye and that isn't enough time on either side of the counter! What makes this job so much fun is the number of friendly people that walk through our doors. It is... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I made our reservations I noted that we were vegans & wondered if we would have any food options at the complimentary morning buffet...which they did since they always have fresh fruit & oatmeal, BUT what a special surprise that the chef also bought us vegan granola and almond milk! What a special touch!!! The fresh flowers in the... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! It is true, we aim to please and I'm glad we did just that with you! We do have an extensive complimentary breakfast but we know that sometimes it just needs something extra for dietary concerns. We do our best to help! Thank you also for mentioning all the flowers. We are very lucky to work with Laurie,... More 

New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Bayview in mid August to wrap up an 9 day stay in Maine. This hotel was everything everyone says that it is. We arrived early the day of check-in and we greeted immediately with a smile. We were told our room would be ready in about an hour, which was still before the standard check-in time.... More 

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Thank Joe D
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! August is always a crazy time in Bar Harbor and if we can keep everyone smiling then we have done a good job! How lucky for us that we can stay smiling too! I know that it wouldn't be so easy to keep smiling if we didn't have so many wonderful guests checking in! It was a hot... More 

Whiteland, IN
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197 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are quiet, spacious and offer a fantastic view. They offer a shuttle service so that you don't have to worry about parking in town. The breakfast is good with a large selection of baked goods and fruit. The only complaint is the food that was suppose to be... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! When a guest is only here for one night I often wonder if that is enough time to really get a feel for the place. This summer has been so busy and many times there are only vacancies for a night here and there so we have seen more quick visit people than usual! The only problem with... More 

Bourbonnais
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bayview was the highlight (room wise) of our 7 day trip to Maine. We stayed at 4 different places on our first trip through Maine and when, not if, we return we will limit where we stay and the Bayview will surely receive a return visit. I knew it was a great place when we walked in and they... More 

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Thank Bob F
Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Everyone does love our cookies and it is no secret that a good afternoon snack can make all the difference in the world! There are so many times that a guest walks in the door and is ready to get to their room and chill but the cookies are calling their name and becomes the first... More 

Olathe, Kansas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason why you see so many excellent ratings here. The Bayview is the whole package. We've just returned from a full week stay at the Bayview. It is located about a mile out of town directly on the water. All rooms face the bay and have balcony's for you to relax on facing the bay. While you... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! Your review is right up our alley! We do like helping our guests have the best time possible and most times our guests make that so easy. Jocelyn knows the area well, as do all the staff, and that allows us to figure out the things that are probably just what each guest is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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 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 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
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