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Gastonia, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was recommended via Trip Advisor for a recent trip. We were so happy we chose to stay here. The hotel itself is elegant and immaculate located right on the ocean in the middle of Bar Harbor. You can walk to everything in Bar Harbor without worrying about parking your car. The staff was great. Upon entering the lobby,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff actually acknowledged us upon arrival and thanked us for our return visit when we checked in. The housekeeping staff has always been friendly, professional, and detail-oriented, and now the desk staff is living up to this same standard. We have stayed at the Harborside nearly every year since it opened and find the grounds to be the most beautiful...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear cheri k, Your kind words remind us of the reasons we do what we do. To offer an inviting space with extremely comfortable rooms and include all the amenities you could expect in a wonderful resort is what brings guests like yourself back to the Harborside Hotel season after season and year after year. We look forward to welcoming...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights as part of a 17 day trip. It was a lovely hotel. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We got upgraded to a Junior Suite at no extra cost. The room was great with a huge bedroom and kitchen area and also a nice patio. The location was perfect for exploring this...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear 359Ger1963, Thank you for your recent stay at The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina. Many thanks for your positive feedback of our staff. We strive to provide the best in Maine Hospitality, and exceed all guest expectations. Your kind words of our staff will be shared, as this feedback means so much to all. We would be happy to...

Leesburg, Virginia
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Four nights in the Boathouse at the Harborside hotel was not enough! In your room, you feel as if you are floating atop the harbor. The boathouse is separate from the main property and comprises four rooms. The entrance is fenced off, providing a feeling of seclusion from the hustle and bustle of West and Main streets. The interior décor...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear NeverLoseUrPlace, On behalf of the entire staff here at the Harborside Hotel and Marina I would like to thank you for your very kind review, we certainly appreciate all your generous words. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed one of the newest additions to our property, the Boathouse Suites- they provide some of the most luxurious accommodations...

George Town, Cayman Islands
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Really great located hotel on the waterfront. Travelled with wife and two children and the hotel allowed us to book two connecting rooms for one price in one booking which was super convenient. So we had two double connecting to king with harbour view. Breakfast in the restaurant was surprisingly good, although expect to pay hotel rates. But certainly an...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear timf699, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay in August, we appreciate constructive thoughts from all our valued guests, as this helps for future improvement for our further success. This guest information is much appreciated as we go into the winter months, where we begin our room refreshments. I am happy that the staff, amenities, and experience were...

Cleveland, United States
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Wow!! was the first thing we said when walking into the ocean front suite. The wrap around view was amazing and the included spotting binoculars were a nice touch. We enjoyed a view at sunrise we will never forget and sat by the fireplace to warm up after. Breakfast was great and everything else from shopping to food is right...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Raymond K, Starting from the title of your review- I would like to thank you for your kind words! It is always reassuring to hear when our property and staff contribute to making such great lasting memories! I was pleased to read the whole family enjoyed their time here at the Harborside and in Bar Harbor, starting with the...

Tobermory, Canada
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

2nd time here for me and 3rd time for my husband! We love it! Everything is perfect! Comfortable bed, clean room, great amenities and the best views! Great walking distance to everything in town. This time we had a problem with the coffee maker in the room and called down to ask for help. The maintenance person they sent up...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear AshMill99, Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate your letting us know you had a great time. We love that you continue to choose the Harborside, and so happy that you will be returning! Please make sure to tell me when you arriving next, would love a chance to visit. With Warm Hospitality, Chris Torrey

Reviewed October 26, 2016

Absolutely loved my stay at the Harborside Hotel Marina. The staff was very friendly and welcoming from the moment my husband and I stepped foot in the lobby. Our room was clean and comfortable. They even upgraded us to a room with a better view of the harbor at no extra charge and without us even asking for it! It...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Anna J, Starting with the title of your review- it was a pleasure to read! We have some of the greatest views in the downtown area- I am so glad you were able to enjoy many of the things that make Bar Harbor so special! Our staff works very hard to make sure all of our guests get the...

Tuftonboro
Reviewed October 25, 2016

It is rare you get to stay at a hotel where the room is comfortable, all the staff is friendly, and the restaurant is great for breakfast and dinner. We had the opportunity to stay for 4 days to explore the island and celebrate our anniversary. Though the weather was not perfect, we still enjoyed our trip thanks in part...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear David C, Thank you for your recent visit with us at the Harborside. We are honored that you chose us as the destination for celebrating your anniversary. I am pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations, and that the level of service provided met your expectations and our standards. It is my hope we may host you again during your...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This hotel is wonderful! It's pretty outside and in and the location in Bar Harbor can not be beat! Our room was very spacious and well maintained. We ate dinner in the dining room twice and enjoyed each of our meals. It's a lively hotel within walking distance to everything in town. The pool is fabulous although it was too...

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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear ropqsr, All of us at the Harborside value each and every kind review we are lucky to receive. Yours provided me with an even heightened sense that we are all on the right path in delivering a wonderful experience for our guests. Our premier location offers many advantages and amenities including the town of Bar Harbor being only steps...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor at the ocean's edge; near Acadia National Park; breathtaking view of Frenchman's Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harborside Hotel & Marina

Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $242 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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Harborside Hotel & Marina Bar Harbor, Maine
Harborside Hotel And Marina
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Upgrade to the ocean view with balcony. Definitely worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles 335bradf, 1 week ago | Read review
“Look@Satellite view of hotel so you can ask for a room category that meets your needs and, most importantly, meets your expectations”
 of 5 bubbles 385cherik, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Every boathouse room is lovely! 4001 and 4002 face Bar Island, 4003 faces Harbor, and 4004 faces West street side of the Harbor.”
  • View from Boathouse suite deck
  • Kitchen - Boathouse Suite
 of 5 bubbles NeverLoseUrPlace, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms are sunny with a great view of the harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles annaj227, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have a view”
 of 5 bubbles DavidC900, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
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