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20 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
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#11 of 45 in Bar Harbor
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4.9
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.6
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The Acadia Hotel- Downtown offers the best location in Bar Harbor. Situated on the town square (The Village Green), it is the geographic center of Bar Harbor, which makes it the top choice for summer and winter travelers. Surrounded by shops, galleries, and restaurants, the Acadia Hotel offers something for everyone. The hotel was originally built in 1880, but the rooms are pristine and modern. This is a fantastic boutique hotel that feels more like an Inn. All guest rooms are slightly different and have their own character. If you looking for a standard hotel chain, this is not the place for you. However, if you’re looking for location, character, cleanliness and 5-star customer service, the Acadia Hotel – Downtown can not be beat! This small family owned and operated hotel takes pride in keeping the rooms updated and renovated. Additionally, they go above and beyond to make sure each and every guest has a memorable experience not just at the hotel, but in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park as a whole. As a bonus, the hotel offers free parking for every guest - a big plus in downtown Bar Harbor. (Cars arriving late or large vehicles may have to park at the hotel’s annex lot half a block away.) The Hotel has two outdoor hot tubs that are open year-round, free bicycles for guests' use, as well as hiking equipment free of charge!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Mid-range
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English
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paul_ark_2014 wrote a review May 7
Bangkok, Thailand114 contributions35 helpful votes
My wife and I are checking out of the Dorr Mountain Suite tomorrow and could not be more bummed. We loved this place. An amazing house, clean & well-designed rooms, so many thoughtful amenities (the endless supply of coffee and drinking water we’re important to us, we read material from the book shelves, and borrowed hiking equipment), and super friendly staff. We rarely visit the same city/town twice in our global travels, but we have started planning a return trip to Bar Harbor, and our stay at Acadia Hotel is an important reason why.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Elizabeth B, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us. Our goal is always to exceed your expectations! If there’s anything we can help you with during your next visit, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We hope to see you soon!
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Camden wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions3 helpful votes
This is my favorite hotel in Bar Harbor. It has so many amenities; hot tub, bikes, sauna, and the best location for walking around town. A friendly staff and special touches-snacks, selection of teas and upgrades. The rooms are always clean and quiet at night.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Elizabeth B, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us! Our goal is always to exceed your expectations! If there’s anything we can help you with during your next visit, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We hope to see you soon!
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Lyndeleigh4 wrote a review Feb 2022
Columbia, South Carolina6 contributions3 helpful votes
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The location is PERFECT! The only time we needed the car was to go Acadia to XC ski or hike up Cadillac. You can walk to every shop or restaurant you need. The staff bent over backwards to make our stay great- from turning on the sauna for us and heating it up so we could just hop right in, to providing us with wine and snacks upon arrival, logs for our fireplace every day and excellent cleaning and turn down service, the Acadia Hotel has so much to offer in an ideal location.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Elizabeth B, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Feb 10, 2022
Hello Leigh, Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed our hotel and found our staff accommodating and helpful. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Downeast4 wrote a review Dec 2021
Falmouth, Maine207 contributions71 helpful votes
The Acadia Hotel has charm, friendly staff, and a splendid location within a few minutes walk of Bar Harbor's most famous destinations. The inn retains the character and style of a bygone era, with the addition of totally modern conveniences. Our room was comfortable and well equipped -- plenty of heat and hot water (important features in Maine in December). The wifi was fine. The "light" continental breakfast was a pleasant surprise, with fruit, cereal, bagels, pastries, and juice along with coffee and tea. As others have noted, on-site parking for hotel guests is a real plus in the heart of Bar Harbor!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 10, 2022
Hello, Thank you for your review! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel comfortable and the location convenient! We hope to see you again in the future!
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Chris wrote a review Nov 2021
Ladera Ranch, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
We just made a reservation for next year (July 2022) and had to cancel the day after making the reservation….we were told there was a nonnegotiable $20 fee for cancellation….really??? I would expect the quick notification with 9 months left to book would justify a waiver of the fees, but apparently not.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Elizabeth B, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Dear Chris, Please understand that the credit card processing fee gets paid directly to the Credit Card Companies. The Hotel ends up seeing none of this $20, and in most cases ends up losing money on these transactions. Every time a reservation is processed your credit card company, and processing company takes a percentage, and every time it is refunded they also take a percentage (and its much larger then most people think). If we could get the Credit Card Processing companies to waive the processing fees we would absolutely adjust our cancelation policy. We try out best to be completely transparent on your website regarding the cancelation policy, but understand your frustration. We hope you will give us a chance in the future if you do end up coming to Bar Harbor. Enjoy the winter, and safe travels.
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Jerry H wrote a review Oct 2021
26 contributions12 helpful votes
The staff at this hotel was friendly and helpful. They have coffee, toast, muffins and you could have an omelette made everyday if you want. There are many rooms spread among two buildings but I would categorize this as small. The location right in the town of Bar Harbor close to all restaurants, bars, shopping and close to Acadia national park(2 miles). The only negative I have is the room I selected, The Economy room. I knew it was going to be smaller than the normal room, but wow it was small. I wish it had a dresser, we had to put our suitcases in the bathroom on the floor. The A/C was noisy however the bed was comfortable. Would I stay there again, yes but not in the Economy room
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Elizabeth B, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Nov 8, 2021
Hello Guest, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciate it! give us a call on your next visit, we will be happy to help you with your accommodations.
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Munro1954 wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California320 contributions126 helpful votes
This is a very nice hotel in regards to service, rooms and especially location to downtown Bar Harbor. The room we had on the 2nd Floor of the main building was a good size and the Mattress and pillows very comfortable. The continental breakfast was fine, but they added a very special touch by having a staff member cook omelets to order. We had a tasty fresh Bacon/Cheese and tomato omlete. Parking is a bit tight but manageable. The hotel is just a couple blocks from the main street with all the shops and restaurants. Almost next door is the Tap and Barrel. This is an excellent pub of local beer, good food and a place to watch sports or hang out with friends. This is a good choice for lodging in Bar Harbor.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Elizabeth B, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Nov 8, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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BrianE1972 wrote a review Oct 2021
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania217 contributions107 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable, and the stuff was super friendly. The location is perfect... Just a block from main street, so easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Nov 8, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with.
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m f wrote a review Sep 2021
Kingston, Rhode Island18 contributions5 helpful votes
Our stay at the Acadia Hotel --Downtown could not have been better. The staff was very accommodating in every way--- including allowing for early check-in to a room that was scheduled to be painted just prior to our arrival. The hotel offers free use of coolers, hiking equipment including poles and helmets, bikes etc... It is all designed to make the guest feel at home and to make your visit to Bar Harbor more enjoyable. The room was super clean and the breakfast was excellent. Having a drink on the front porch was made even more enjoyable with the use of propane heaters. As a frequent traveler it is not often that I am beyond impressed with a hotel and it's staff but the Acadia Hotel has reached that level. Will stay there again. Congrats to the staff for a first rate experience. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Nov 8, 2021
Dear Guest. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating!. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. If you’re traveling to our area gain soon, don’t hesitate to call us. Take care!
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billreedred wrote a review Sep 2021
Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia549 contributions148 helpful votes
It’s all about Location and it is walking distance to anything downtown the rooms are clean but bathrooms very small. Nice breakfast omelet and the staff very friendly. Recommend a small vehicle for parking because it is tight. Bed is comfortable
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We appreciate it!
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$201 - $493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandBar Harbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Nearby attractions include ImprovAcadia (0.2 miles), Shore Path (0.2 miles), and Criterion Theater (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen, The Stadium, and Cafe This Way.
Are there any historical sites close to Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (0.05 miles), Sieur de Monts Spring (1.8 miles), and La Rochelle Mansion And Museum (0.4 miles).