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“Great Value, Beautiful Views”

Bayview Hotel Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #87 of 153 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

June 13-16 we stayed at Bayview on the 3 day package. It included rooms for 4 adults and 2 children, breakfast each day, Nature 3 hour boat ride and Acadia National Park Bus trip, picnic lunch for bus ride and, Dinner for 6 at the Reading Room Restaurant.
Restaurant and Food: our hotel supervisor, Lisa, recommended the following restaurants:
-Thirsty Whale
-Side Street Cafe
-Cafe This Way
-Reading Room

All four were good. She was excellent source of information. Cafe This Way gave grandkids tin full of grapes, carrots, etc which hit the spot. The Side Street Cafe could have been nosiy but we went early as Lisa recommended. The Lobster was excellent at every restaurant and the Burgers were very good at the first
Three cafes.
The Reading Room was fine Dining and I was thankful the bill was part of my prepaid hotel cost--almost $400. Especially liked the piano player at dinner.

The bus tour and boat tour were wonderful but we had good weather.

The town of Bar Harbor was very nice with appropriate shops and stores.

Two issues: the Ice Cream Store across from Visitor Center Ben and Bills was average edpecially given one scoop was over $5.00

The hotel rooms were excellent with one exception, the beds did not meet the excellent standards of the rest of the hotel. The morning breakfasts were superb.
Should negotiate on the beds if you have had back surgery.

One of the best benefits of the hotel was the shuttle service they provided every day. Always available and timely and parking is limited in town. Can't say enough about the car service. Excellent!

Great trip. My wife said she would go back!

Thank davidmI9093MH
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

There are fancier hotels in Bar Harbor. There are more expensive hotels in Bar Harbor. But none of the others offer an expansive ocean view 75 feet off the back of the hotel that is completely unobstructed. The staff is attentive, friendly and professional. The rooms are comfortable and there is always a case of homemade cookies waiting for guests at the front desk. Do not bother with the hassles of downtown Bar Harbor. Look no further than the Bayview.

Thank HowNiceDiver
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Just FYI, this is NOT the TA site for the Bayview Hotel. Please note this and apply your comments to their actual site. They serve a free breakfast only in their dining room as a buffet for their guests. The general public can also eat breakfast there for a fee. They do not serve lunch or dinner. I am not sure why this particular site exists but please use the proper one.

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

We spent our 40th Anniversary at the Bayview Inn. We were greeted with a chilled bottle of Champagne, Dried fruit snack and a lovey card recognizing our special day. The breakfast is amazing! We sat on the deck each morning and enjoyed the outstanding food and the view. Our room was on the end, overlooking Frenchman's Bay. Very clean and everyone was friendly and helpful. I recommend taking the complementary shuttle into town as parking is in demand. Definitely would stay again!

Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights for our first visit to Maine. Good reviews on TA so we picked The Bayview. Glad we did! Large recently renovated rooms. Private balcony, directly on bay. Watch the boats come and go! Great breakfast buffet each morning. Shuttle service is great since parking in downtown Bar Harbor can be challenging. You won't be disappointed!

Thank buddy13905
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