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Harborside Hotel & Marina

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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Harborside. See my previous review for last year (also sub par). Why we came back? The location and only the location. It's very convenient to all the shops, restaurants, trolley stop tour and Bar Island. At low tide in the morning you can walk across to the island and go scavenging for shells,... More 

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1 Thank 2015RC-F
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear 2015RC-F, We truly apologize if your experience at the Harborside was unfortunate. Our goal at the Harborside is to provide the highest quality and equitable service throughout all aspects of our resort. We regret that you felt we fell short in this endeavor. Guest satisfaction is the backbone of our resort and is the key to our success. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from our anniversary weekend at Harborside and can't say enough about this exeptional property. From check-in to check-out, our stay was flawless. The staff was top-notch, Gummy at the bar is outstanding in knowledge and customer service. Any request made to the hotel was immediately responded to and made right. The views from the top floor... More 

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

Dear elisa b, Happy Anniversary! I am pleased to hear you included us in your Anniversary celebrations! On behalf of the entire staff I would like to thank you for your very kind review! Our team works very hard to ensure all of our guests receive a memorable trip to Bar Harbor and I am so happy to hear this... More 

New York City, New York
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sent here from another hotel because they overbooked. Staff was warm & welcoming. Room was not great - it was facing the parking lot, next to the linens & cleaning supplies. Room is very dark, old & dated. There is never any parking and the wifi is awful. On the plus side the room was cleaned and the housekeeping staff... More 

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

Dear kajack, I would thank you for taking the time to review your current experience at the Harborside, we take all reviews and comments from our guests very serious as we aspire to ensure all of our guests leave with a memorable experience of the Harborside Hotel and Marina. As you are writing this review from on property, I would... More 

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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice room with a balcony on 2nd floor facing west toward the harbor and you could see the sandbar the harbor is named after. Beds are comfortable. We were happy to be on that side rather than the opposite side as there is a very loud bar that went on until 11 pm or so every... More 

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

Dear ArtsNCraftsFans, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay in Bar Harbor, our guests feedback is much appreciated . At the Harborside Hotel we strive for 100% guest satisfaction, I am very sorry that your experience did not meet expectations for the value. We have some stunning views on our property, being... More 

Siena, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't call room service at 9:45, they shut down at 10 and kitchen couldn't be bothered, hair dryer didn't work, hot water handle fell off sink, if you could find cheaper towels would be a real find as this place is over priced and a tourist trap. Two stars at best and tries to be 5 but is isn't close.

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4 Thank Joe L
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Joe L, I am saddened to hear that you left from our property with not a great impression of all our resort has to offer and I would like to apologize for the service oversights that you encountered preventing you from enjoying our property to the fullest. I am in hopes that if your travels bring you back to... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to Bar Harbor Maine to visit family. I would highly recommend Harborside Hotel and Marina! The staff was wonderful and the Views were breathtaking. The hotel in close to everything in town including great pubs and restaurants. The pool, Marina and Spa are fantastic amenities. We just left and are planning our next trip back... More 

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Thank lindamshoney1
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear lindamshoney1, 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 most... More 

Kansas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we were really happy with our 3-night stay at Harborside. The property is beautiful, well-maintained, staff is very helpful and the location in Bar Harbor can't be beat! First, the only real downside was at check-in. When I called to make the reservation months ago, I was talked into booking a "kid suite" room which has a set of... More 

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

Dear moore71502, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your August experience here at the Harborside! There is no hospitality like the hospitality experience you receive while in Maine- I am happy you found our staff helpful, getting the locals advice can ensure that you see and experience all the best things Mount Desert Island... More 

South Portland, Maine
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got off to a very bad start here. Called reservations and spoke with Susannah. When I asked her how she was she let out a big sigh - bad sign. When I asked her about availability for my requested dates, she gave me pricing that was very different than what I saw online, so I asked her if I was... More 

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

Dear jonnyqball, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with the Harborside Hotel reservations. I apologize that your interactions with us lead to your frustrations. I will personally follow up with our managers to provide feedback regarding your experience. While we can tell from your review the specific person with whom you spoke, it will be... More 

clifton park, new york
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all I have to say that the image that I had of what my room would look like was not exactly what the reality was. I did have a beautiful view of the bay but it was from across a parking lot that had harsh fluorescent lights at night. The pictures on the website did not include the... More 

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Thank jsulkow1
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear jsulkow1, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Harborside and thank you for your review contribution! We are saddened to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests. Again, we apologize that your stay did not live up to your expectations; we... More 

New York City, New York
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86 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I absolutely loved this hotel! We were in town for two nights and originally were suppose to stay in the Holiday Inn Resort a bit outside of town. To my surprise, we were bumped and when I saw this hotel, I was beyond excited. It is centrally located in the middle of the town and walkable to all attractions... More 

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

Dear Stephanie P, I was pleased to read your kind review, all starting with a great title! We work very hard to be a “Perfect Hotel,” starting by providing great service to providing clean and comfortable rooms, along with great resort amenities- I am so happy you enjoyed our property! The Holiday Inn, one of our sister properties, provides guests... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $229 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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Also Known As:
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Harborside Hotel And Marina
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#5 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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