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“Everything was excellent!”
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The Bayview
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 23, 2009

Everything about this hotel was great. The staff was very nice, the food was fantastic, the view was spectacular, and the rooms were very clean.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2009

My husband and I traveled up the coast of Maine for our honeymoon with no set plans or reservations. We wanted to spend a few days hiking in Acadia National Park and wanted to stay close to the park. Upon driving into the town of Bar Harbor we found it to be to crowded and too touristy for our taste! We tried looking for a hotel on the water and stumbled upon the Bayview. It was a little outside of the main downtown (i.e. much quieter!) and very close to Acadia. We decided to just stay one night initially. We liked it SO much we ended up staying 3 nights! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They somehow found out we were on our honeymoon (I have no idea how) and put a bottle of champagne in our room!! The room was extremely clean and overlooked the bay. We enjoyed having an excellent breakfast there, then hiking in the park all day, and coming back in the afternoon for a hot cup of tea or coffee that was kept fresh in the dining room. I even walked around the grounds and on the shore of the bay at low tide, although I didn't see many other people doing that. I love that it was so quiet at the Bayview. You are literally blocks from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bar Harbor, but you feel like you are a world away. There is even a shuttle that takes you downtown which we used! The driver was extremely friendly and you just call him when you are ready to be picked up! A great service since we wanted to have drinks with dinner. Overall we are so happy with every aspect of the Bayview!! We really lucked out since we didn't read anything about it before we left and it turns out to be the best hotel in Bar Harbor!

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2009

There was not one thing that I could suggest that would make our stay any better. It was perfect in all ways.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2009

The hotel was clean and quiet. We had a lovely balcony with a peaceful view of the water. The staff could not have been more helpful in making reservation, recommendations, giving us driving directions, etc. They have a shuttle service from the hotel to/from town and it was always so prompt, safe and friendly. The only minor complaint we had was the cooked breakfast food was not great.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

My wife and I and another couple stayed in a two bedroom townhome at The Bayview 8/9/09 to 8/14/09. We didn't know anything about the place except for what we read on Tripadvisor. It was our first trip to Bar Harbor and did we luck out!! What a great place the Bayview turned out to be. Our townhome was spotless. The staff couldn't have been nicer and they bent over backward to make sure everything was just right. The free breakfast was sensational. We loved the free shuttle/pickup service to downtown which kept us from trying to find parking or having to designate a driver for the evening. The views from the Bayview are beautiful. The afternoon cookies and coffee/tea were something we looked forward to after a day of biking or climbing in Acadia.
If you play golf, Kebo Valley was a fun course only about a mile away from the hotel. We would also highly recommend driving up to Cadillac Mountain for a sunset. If it's a clear evening, bring plenty of film.
Now that we have discovered The Bayview, we certainly plan on returning anytime we get to Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

The Bayview has spectacular views. The staff at the Bayview made you feel extremely comfortable and went out of their way to make your stay a fantastic experience. All of the small extras made our stay very relaxing and enjoyable. All our expectations were exceeded at the Bayview in our 8 day stay.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

We had six wonderful days here. My husband and I traveled with her daughter and son-in-law and two grand daughters. Initially we argued about where to stay in Bar Harbor. My husband and I wanted the luxury of a hotel and my daughter and son-in-law wanted to stay in a townhouse. We found a hotel with townhouses in the Bayview. They have a series of two and three bedroom townhouses. Because the hotel was solidly booked, we spent the first three nights in a two bedroom townhouse and the last three nights in a three bedroom townhouse. They are exactly alike except the third bedroom is actually a third-floor loft which has a King sized bed and two twins. The other bedrooms are on the first floor. Also on the first floor are two full baths. The master bedroom is large and has a fireplace and french doors that open unto a small terrace. The second floor has a nice kitchen, dining room and living room with another fireplace. The hotel is on the ocean and also has a small pool. There is a small bar. The hotel serves a delicious full breakfast each morning and you can eat in a lovely dining room or out on the terrace over looking the ocean. The staff is friendly and pleasant. If you need a ride into town, you only have to request it and one of there cars will drop you off. When you are ready to come back, just call. The place is spotless. The kitchen is well stocked. You will want for nothing. My only complaint is that the mattresses could be more comfortable. We complained about that and they put a board in the mattress for us.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: $155 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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