We chose this hotel after reading the other reviews on this website, and we were not disappointed! The room was lovely and spotless, with an enormous bathroom. The hotel is on a side street so it's very peaceful, even though it's just a block or two from all the restaurants and shops. We were there in mid-June and the parking lot, while smallish, was never full. If we had come a week later, when the free Island Explorer bus started running for the season, it would have been even easier, as we could have parked our car and taken the bus everywhere.
Patty and Bruce, the owners, were incredibly nice and always ready to give directions and recommendations for hikes, etc. They take this very seriously! When a kayak outfitter they recommended gave us a less than stellar tour, Patty called and complained on our behalf. She even remembered the name of our daughter (who wasn't with us) and gave us little gifts to bring home to her.
I haven't stayed anywhere else in Bar Harbor, so I can't compare, but I can't imagine finding a better place for the money. Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable and friendly century-old Victorian in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, just steps away from all that Bar Harbor has to offer. Rooms feature organic linens, private baths, hardwood floors, some with balconies. Full breakfast served every morning on our sun-lit porch, complimentary afternoon refreshments, handmade pastries and espresso. Off-street parking, cable, wifi, maps and books, knowledgeable innkeepers will help you get the most from your Acadia vacation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Acacia House Hotel Bar Harbor
- Acacia House Inn Bar Harbor, Maine