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The Bayview
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Would choose The Bayview again!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Everything they state on the website is true. They were helpful and enjoyed interacting with the guests. Location is perfect-close enough to town to be convenient but far enough away to be very peaceful and relaxed. Room was very clean and spacious.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank jcbishop
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you! One thing that is very important to me and all of us here is honesty. Our staff honestly does like working here, our guests are what makes us smile. Our website and our advertising tell it like it is. We don't claim to be the best, we don't glamorize who we are and we don't exaggerate about the property. Our guests attest to the experience. We would rather you come and be pleasantly surprised then fail in meeting your expectations. Thank you so much for the review. Please do come back again!
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Purcell, Oklahoma
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is one of the best hotels I have been. The manager answers emails extremely fast.
They cater to your every need.
The prices for laundry are the best I have seen.
They gave my child a birthday present.
Everyone is wonderful!
The car service is so great and helpful.
We felt at home and comfortable,
Al and Thomas helped in every way.

Room Tip: We stayed in a family suite deal where 108 & 109 were joined. Great!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank doctormay
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you! Your review lets me know immediately who you are and honestly, if we did reviews of guests, your review would be a 5 too! It was a pleasure having your family here us. I don't think there was ever a dull moment, you all seemed ready to roll at the drop of a hat! Plenty of smiles every day! We all give you credit for swimming in our outdoor pool with the nights as cool as they been. You said at departure that you will be back and we will all be very glad to see you!
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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We just got back from our stay at the Bayview. I can honestly say that when (not if) we return to Bar Harbor this Hotel will be the ONLY hotel at which we will stay. The best thing about this hotel is not
1. fabulous views of the bay
2. Great breakfast AND homemade Cookies to die for!
3. Friendly staff
4. Shuttle into Bar Harbor
5. LARGE rooms!!

BUT the most important thing is this hotels attention to details....Clean, Clean and more Clean. Our room AND balconey were spotless. Whiteglove spotless. Hallway was spotless, window ledges were spotless....This is the kind of thing that stands out to me. Could not believe how clean everything was.
Book this hotel....You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Erica B
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you! I made sure as soon as I saw this review to pass it along to the housekeeping staff. They are so pleased when guests take the time to write about their work. I think they do an outstanding job, and I am so glad that it is noticed. You are right about all the other things too, but sometimes there is one thing that sticks out to a discriminating traveler and cleanliness is top on your list. Thank you for all the accolades and you said you would be back again and we will be waiting!
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We have just stayed for four nights at the Bayview and would highly recommend it as the best place to stay in Bar Harbour. The room was huge, beautifully presented with lovely views of the bay. The breakfast was tasty and varied. The staff could not do enough to help. Thank you very much.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lisa Hertfordsh... L
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you right back! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful location right on the water. It is an oasis from the crowds and one that we all appreciate! If you do come to Maine and Bar Harbor again, please come see us and thank you once again for the lovely review!
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Oxford, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Let me just start out by saying if service is important to you then The Bayview is the place for you!

We were on our honeymoon in July 2013, we arrived about 10:00 a.m, much earlier then check in time. We assumed we could tell them we were there and they would tell us our room would be ready later. Much to our surprise they had our room ready and gave us the key along with remembering it was our honeymoon and congratulating us. The people who work at The Bayview are top notch! They are always smiling and wanting to help you and offer any advice you want. Everytime you go in or out the front door, someone is there to open it and hold it for you.

When we got into our room we were AMAZED! The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on! We had a beautiful view of the ocean and a nice private balcony. The bathroom was large and the room had a nice sitting area also. The owners were so thoughtful, they had a chilled bottle of champagne and glasses along with a card hand written us wishing us a great honeymoon!

They offer you breakfast every morning and it was FANTASTIC! You must try the blueberry muffins, they were great! There was a huge assortment of food every day! Also they bring out fresh cookies every day at 2:00 p.m. and the front desk girls always tell you what every thing is and make sure you take some back to your room. The bartender at the lounge was awesome, he made sure every night that he had our beer ready for us because he knew we would be in.

One amazing thing they did for us one night when we didn't feel like going out for dinner, they gave us a menu for every place in town and told us to order what we wanted and they would go pick it up and bring it to our room and charge it to our room. Al showed up with plates and silverware, absolutely GREAT!!!

When I go back to Bar Harbor, I WILL NOT STAY ANYWHERE ELSE!!

Also as a side note we stayed the first half of our week at another place in Bar Harbor that was nice but in no way compared to The Bayview.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ginger S
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
WOW!! Thank you for the great review. I have no doubt that your honeymoon was a wonderful success! It isn't difficult to provide good customer service when you know it is appreciated. I sound like a broken record but I strongly believe that you get what you give and your review proves it. Guests that travel with smiles and kindness only make the "hospitality business" that much better. I think that every paragraph of your review is wonderful and directed at each and every person that works here. Please come back and celebrate many anniversaries with us! We look forward to seeing you again!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Bayview exceeded our expectations. We stayed 4 nights. The rooms are large with balconies overlooking Frenchman's Bay. The breakfast was delicious (every day) and the staff courteous and helpful. Joycelyn was wonderful and helped us plan our hikes in Acadia National Park and had good restaurant recommendations.. Russ was great providing transportation into town (a great service). We definitely recommend staying there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TexasNapalover
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you! We have had such a great season with wonderful guests. I totally agree about Jocelyn, Russ, the breakfast and the view! All put together it is a great combination. I am glad we exceeded your expectations. It isn't easy to make everyone happy but we do try. We all appreciate how lucky we are to live here and it is a pleasure to share our enthusiasm and our island with our guests. Please do come back again!
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Midland, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We could not be happier with our hotel and all the amenities offered. We have the 3 day package and it is great. Great hospitality and room. Very helpful in the tours and things to do in Bar Harbor. Will come back for sure if in the area.

Room Tip: We liked the first floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank F C
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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you, we are all glad you had a great stay! Bar Harbor is a beautiful area to visit and explore. I think the packages we offer help to point guests in the right direction. There is a lot to see and do in a short time so we want you to get the most bang for your buck and make every minute count! Please do come back again!
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Property: The Bayview
Address: 111 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1105
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bayview 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. Expanded continental breakfast, pool, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, lounge and limited wireless internet. ... more   less 
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