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“Beautiful Family Owned Place w/ great rooms, service & views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Atlantic Eyrie Lodge

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Atlantic Eyrie Lodge
Ranked #18 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Bar Harbor, Maine
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Family Owned Place w/ great rooms, service & views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2009

This is a great place. The staff is very friendly and can totally meet your needs. I am from the area so I known of this hotel for a long time, but I totally wouldn't choose another place to stay in Bar Harbor. There is nice flowers and plants that make the place look so beautiful. They have a really nice pool that on a grass hill. The pool is heated by solar panels, so it can be on the cooler side if it's been cloudy for a few days. The Island Explorer shuttle that stops at the hotel every 15-30mins (Depending on time) is a great way to get downtown or to Acadia National Park places (Runs for June to September) The rooms are a decent size and are totally worth every penny!

Update: This year they now have a couple Pet Friendly rooms according to their website. They also have new doors with cards instead of those old keys and door with the windows in them. There is also some new stuff in the rooms and their has been lots of other work done to the place over the past winter according to staff.

I can wait to see the place this year. I totally recommend this place because they have great rates and almost all the rooms are ocean view.

Liked:
Ocean view rooms, nice air smell, friendly & helpful staff. Also the shuttle service is great and helpful.

Disliked:
No Jaccuzzi, Wifi is kinda slow at times, but was always working for me, & lots of stair to pool but worth it.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank maplebend
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stowe, Vermont
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2009

The Atlantic Eyrie is a great value. Excellent location within walking distance of downtown bar Harbor (bit of a hill on the way back). Shuttle stop for the Island Express at the front door. We rarely moved our car the entire stay Fantastic views - we were on the 4th floor. The decor is a little dated but very clean. Unless you spend most of your time in your room this is ideal. Best prices we found on-line. The pool is great for the kids.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BVSK
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Orlando, Fl
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2008

Our recent stay at the Atlantic Eyrie Lodge was a pleasure. We stayed in one of their few suites with a full kitchen and a huge balcony on the second floor which overlooked the bay from a distance. The location is off the road between Acadia NP and Bar Harbor, close to both. It was clean and comfortable with plenty of room to relax and enjoy the view. The bed was comfortable and the shower fine. There is plenty of parking in front, and it appears that all of the rooms have a view. The grounds in the rear are lovely, and the outdoor pool looked very clean. It's too large to be very personal, but the mangers in the front office were helpful in giving us tips about the area. The continental breakfast was adequate with plenty of room to eat. Our only complaint was the low wattage bulbs by the bed that made reading a challenge, but we did not ask for replacements. i would definitely return to the Atlantic Eyrie Lodge again.

  • Liked — great view
  • Disliked — low wattage reading bulbs and absence of a no sugar cereal
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Loganmiles
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MA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2008

We were on a limited budget, but wanted to stay near the town of Bar Harbor so we choose this hotel.
We arrived early only hoping to drop off our luggage (we travel on motocycles) and the front desk actually had the staff get our rooms ready early so that we could bring everything into the rooms. We were very appreciative of that.
The room was very clean and the view from the room was just beautiful. We woke up to the rising sun over the ocean.
They have a shuttle that will take you into town every half hour. We walked back after dinner and it took less than 20 minutes. The continental breakfast in the morning was typical of most, just right for us.

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Redrider55
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New York, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2008

We spent a couple of nights at the Atlantic Eyrie Lodge. It is just outside of Bar Harbor, but they do run a shuttle into town, or you can walk it in about 15 minutes. The hotel is off the main road into town, so is relatively quiet. The rooms are decent, clean, and about what you would expect in the price range. However, what makes this hotel worth the visit is the view. Pay the extra $20 for an oceanside room on a high floor. All front side rooms have balconies. Spectacular views of the harbor, islands and ocean. Great sea air. They also have a nice outdoor pool. Good value for the price.

  • Liked — the view
  • Disliked — breakfast
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Jefferstone
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Massachusetts
Level Contributor
78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2008

After reading through the reviews here we decided to book the Atlantic Eyrie for our 3 day stay in Bar harbor. We weren't disappointed. Sure you can stay at more fancier resorts right in town on the water if you're willing to pay 2 to 3 times the price. But you're also paying the price for resort amenities which you probably won't end up using during a short stay.

Some observations:

Free continental breakfast was as good as you'll get at those name brand franchises. Maybe people don't remember when a continental breakfast was cofee or juice with a packaged danish.

The view from the top 2 floors is as advertised. For the few dollars more make sure to stay in the upper floors.

It is only about a mile into town but is a pretty good "uphill" climb coming back. Use the free Island bus, which makes frequent stops right at the lodge, or if you're not visiting during high season the parking in town is plentiful so drive if you wish.

They work hard to keep the lodge clean and looking good. Flowers adorn the outside, and we noticed that they already had some heartier plants & flowers ready for fall planting.

Bottom line - it is a little outdated but they work hard to keep it looking good inside and out. For a little over $100 (with AARP or AAA discount), in an area that thrives on tourists, it's a real good deal.

  • Liked — View and cleanliness
  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MikeofMA
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San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2008

The view from our room on the 2nd floor included the roof of a hotel below it. It you want a great view, you need to stay on the top floors. The room was clean but the decor hasn't been updated since the early 1980's. The continental breakfast was extensive. If you have kids, the pool and playground are great. This was a decent family owned place.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The outdated room decor.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mls_sls
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Additional Information about Atlantic Eyrie Lodge

Property: Atlantic Eyrie Lodge
Address: 6 Norman Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1114
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#11 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Atlantic Eyrie Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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