My husband and I were in Bar Harbor for a Friday night and Saturday night stay due to some friends getting married. Several other friends booked elsewhere and were so jealous at our room and amenities that we received for the rate that we paid. The rate is reasonable considering a free breakfast, all rooms are ocean views, and they are good size. The closer you get to town, the more expensive the rooms and the smaller, with no extras.
All employees were friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Their breakfast in the morning is continental with one hot dish as a "special." We enjoyed 2 different types of frittata one day and eggs Benedict the next. Both were delicious. All the pastries are made on site and the chef will often come out to see how your meal was.
Our room was spotless, with fresh linens and a beautiful balcony. The entire hotel is quiet and peaceful. I spent several hours on the balcony reading one morning and it was heaven! The rooms are very large and include a small dorm fridge, microwave, and a Keurig! We didn't watch TV but flat screens in each room with cable are available. Complimentary daily newspaper is available each morning at breakfast.
In terms of the travel to and from downtown Bar Harbor, it is 5 minutes drive at most, easily could bike to and from as well. The hotel also has a free shuttle service that will drop you off and pick you up!
Can't say enough good things about our experience here. Oh, and definitely try the homemade cookies at the front desk each day!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bayview Bar Harbor
- Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
- The Bayview Bar Harbor, Maine