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Long island, New York
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We spent 3 nights at this excellent inn. Quiet, Quiet, Quiet. the place is right on the shorefront, not across the street.All the rooms face Frenchman's Bay,all with porches; we left the sliding glass door open all night!!! There is a plentiful gourmet breakfast included, cookies in the PM, coffee 24/7 and Steve and Al will shuttle you into town...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

How funny! We are all very lucky the Rockefellers donated so much land around here so that we could all enjoy it! If we made you feel like a part of that family we are pleased indeed! Every comment you made, every reference to staff, your entire review sounds like The Bayview Mission Statement! Thank you so much, it means...

Reviewed August 23, 2012

The rooms were spacious and clean with a ample deck with beautiful scenery. The Chef, Rebecca lays out a delicious breakfast with daily homemade scones, eggs Benedict, etc. The assists are very attentive, too. All of the front desk employees are extremely helpful. Steven gave info on great places to eat and hike. Al drove us to town, very nice...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

The first thing that caught my eye when I read this was your name. Three sisters that travel together and get along is wonderful! I can tell you from experience that is not always the case! I am so glad you had such a nice time. It also gave away who you were and I can honestly say we enjoyed...

Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Our family of four (2 adults and 2 school aged kids) just finished a 4 day/3 night stay last week as part of a family activity package that included a lobster boat tour, a whale watching cruise, putt-putt golf, bicycling in Acadia, and several local meals (we will review these experiences separately). We're a pretty active group, and really appreciated...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Everything you wrote was high praise for all and that is wonderful! I guess it shows that we all like what we do and it is always better when guests appreciate the effort! It is like having personal staff when you book a package and use the shuttle isn't it? Sometimes it is difficult with so...

Memphis
Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

We snagged a room here on short notice after deciding this area would beat Bangor for a one night stay. Upon check in, the manager was very helpful and had great dinner suggestions and offered their free shuttle service if we did not want to drive. The room has a wonderful view, Keurig coffee maker, fridge, microwave, free wifi, and...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! The view today was a bit off with the fog but it is lifting now and you can actually see across the bay. We are glad you spent the one night here too. Just the drive from Bangor offers wonderful views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island and a few lakes nestled in between. I...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed at The Bayview for 3 days and were very pleased with both the service and the surroundings. When we arrived we received a friendly greeting and I would note that everyone from the housekeeping staff to the shuttle drivers were exceedingly nice and welcoming. We loved the view of the ocean from our room's balcony, the kids loved...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I think it is a true compliment when people actually mention the staff before they mention the view! That tells all of us that we are doing a good job and it helps that the guests are so nice too! The food is delicious, the pool is beautiful and the view is something...

Jupiter, FL
Reviewed August 18, 2012

My wife and I stayed here 4 nights just prior to Memorial Day 2012.We booked it based on Tripadvisor and must say ,they got this one right!From the front desk personnel to the maids, every employee made us feel as though we were the only people staying there.We booked a front room on the water and had a patio view...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Everyone here could blush at the accolades! We remember you too. Flat tires and happy people tend to stick in my mind! I appreciate it when we receive some delayed reviews because that means you really were pleased. When you take the time to write months after the visit it lets us...

Saint John, Indiana, United States
Reviewed August 15, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of traveling with my husband and best friend and her husband. Our first trip without any kids in years. We were greeted with fresh baked cookies as we checked in. Should have known from the wonderful start, it was going to be an extraordinary vacation. From Al and Steven who carted us from place to...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

That is so true, it IS the people and it goes both ways! You were glad to be here and we were glad to have you here! First vacation without the kids, traveling with your best friend and cookies that you didn't have to share! It can't get much better than that! It means a lot to everyone that works...

Montville
Reviewed August 15, 2012

The Bayview is one of the nicest, if not the nicest inn (27 rooms) in which we have ever stayed, and we have traveled thru out the world. The staff at the front desk could not have been more friendly, helpful, and so courteous. The breakfast (which was included in the price of the room) was varied, tasty, and the...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We can not wait to see you again! The staff always knows when I am uptight because I head right for the Tootsie Rolls! I am glad it isn't just me that likes eating those! We all do our best to make sure you feel right at home and we are really glad when we get such positive...

ridgefield, nj
Reviewed August 15, 2012

My mother, aunt and I recently returned from our trip to Maine. The Bayview will always remain our most favorite "home away from home". Our room overlooked the bay which offered a most glorious view. Our room was so large, comfortable and clean. No one bumped into one another as what usually happens in other hotel rooms. I was so...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

I have to tell you that we really enjoyed having the three of you here. Many people don't realize that we are small enough to really get to know our guests. You were always smiling, so it was easy to smile back and you were always so appreciative! I hope you will all return and we will do our best...

Bucks County, PA
Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Bayview is an impeccably clean and comfortable place to stay in Bar Harbor. Every detail here is tended to by its exceptional staff. And if that's not enough, the location is extraordinary. We made reservations a year in advance for a two-bedroom townhouse on the property. It is extremely comfortable for travel with three children. There is a pull-...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! So many times when someone says "perfection" I get nervous but I also know that we felt the same way about the person that said it! Keeping everyone happy can be a challenge so when we receive detailed, honest opinions it is great. The women that clean at The Bayview do such a tremendous job and I know...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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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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