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The Bayview

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough positives about this place. Stayed for 2 nights while touring New England. Wonderful warm welcome complete with home made cake and cookies. Beautiful room overlooking the sea with everything you could wish for. Lovely breakfast with plenty of choice. It's just over a mile into the town but they drop you down there and pick you up,... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We can't say enough positives about our guests this year either! The traffic has been heavy all summer and I think when someone walks in the front door to check in, the platter of homemade cookies just melts away the stress. I am saying that as a local and many guests have laughed at me and said "You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to travel, and I must say The Bayview has been one of the best places to stay. When we got to Acadia we camped for a few days, and decided to stay at The Bayview for the last night of our trip. We were treated as family from the time we arrived until we left. The rooms are... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! You felt like family and that is wonderful! Our pool has been so busy this year, the weather for much of the summer was hot and humid and it always looks so refreshing. It is wonderful when you hear all the laughter that comes from the hill top, summer sounds we all love! I am glad that you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting Bar Harbor and we stayed for 2 nights. The location was very convenient to Acadia National Park, which was the reason we made our way to the area. The staff was very warm and service was great but the furnishings left something to be desired. The vibe is something like your grandmother's Victorian themed... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed and overall positive review. It is difficult to respond to less than stellar reviews, I find myself having to mull it over for a bit to make sure I understand the things that didn't satisfy a customer. Decor in anyplace, a hotel or a home is always subjective and reflects the likes of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were three girls on vacation and we loved our stay at Bayview. Spacious room, comfortable beds, excellent breakfast and especially yummy pastries. Easy access to Acadia and Cadillac Mt as well as town. Very attentive service. Totally enjoyed our stay

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

We totally enjoyed having you too! A "girlfriend getaway" is always a pleasure to welcome and have in the house. Everyone is relaxed and whatever the agenda is, it tends to be geared towards fun! The three of you were no exception, busy and happy! That makes it fun for us too. Thank you for the review and thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fell in love with this charming hotel. Greeted warmly at the desk and we were offered several types of homemade cookies. These cookies were THE best cookies and I don't care for many cookies. This hotel is in a perfect location for a short drive to Acadia National Park. I would definitely stay here again.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! What a testimony to the skills of Nora and Matt! We think they are the absolute best and are so lucky that they are part of our everyday! Two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet and the cause of several extra pounds every summer! (We are the guinea pigs of taste tests and such... More 

Auburn, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a wonderful little hotel with a lovely location directly on Bar Harbor. Beautiful rooms that are sparkling clean, each with a wonderful view. Staff members are ALL extremely helpful and friendly. You know you are in a good place, when the maids take an active interest and pride in the establishment. The hotel offers a shuttle service to downtown... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Each and every person that works here does take pride in what we have. Since so many of us have been here for a number of years, it is our home away from home. We like what we do and it shows! Happy guests make happy staff and vice versa! The shuttle this summer has been on full... More 

Hingham, MA
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally, I like to try new things when I travel but I'd go back the The Bayview in a heartbeat. What a wonderful hotel! Meticulously clean (most important to me) and the staff could not have been nicer, the cookies were delicious and the breakfast was really awesome. Also, make sure you visit Harry back in the bar for the... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Wonderful guests too! It is so true, you get what you give and we have been given the gift of great guests here at The Bayview! I can't believe that Labor Day has come and gone and summer is on its way out! I hear you loud and clear on the cleanliness! The whole staff does an exceptional job with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

King bed in large room overlooking the bay. Nice view. Room was clean and had small fridge and microwave. Breakfast was OK. Staff was great. Trish and the others were very helpful and gave good advice on activities. Park entrance a couple miles away. Bar Harbor about 1.5 miles if you walk. Shuttle service was very helpful to avoid the... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

And we will welcome you happily on your next stay! The two of you were on the go from the minute you arrived to the day you left! It is fun to help people plan their itinerary and make it something that is tailored to their expectations. Since so many of us are from here, we are happy to share... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here two nights over the Labor Day weekend. Flew into Bangor Airport from Chicago, rented an Avis car and drove into town. The hotel staff was very courteous and helpful with information and dinner reservations. (The hotel also has a van that will drop you off and pick up from town so there is no need to drive; suggested... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you right back! I have to tell you that I had a great time visiting with you and your wife, I know just who you are! When you wrote the three decades line it was a shock to me! When you put it like that it makes me think wow, I have been here forever! From the moment you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed only 1 night sadly - this inn is wonderful. Clean room, delicious breakfast (loved the homemade banana bread) and the service is amazing! We stayed the night prior at a 4 star 2x as much inn down the coast and they couldn't match this place in service. From the manager to the shuttle driver everyone on the hotel... More 

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! With the view and the food here we are always amazed that the service is what people mention the most. It isn't difficult to provide a high level of service when our guests are so nice! Everyday we welcome new people and we have been so lucky that they appreciate us for what we like to do! I... 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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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • 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 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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