This is a beautiful small-scale hotel. It has about 26 rooms, all looking out over Frenchmans Bay, on Route 3 just outside Bar Harbor proper. The room was large and very tastefully decorated with a carpet much thicker that you will see in most hotels. Three walls were painted a sea or sage green, and the fourth wall was wallpapered in a beautiful complmetary pattern. It was immaculate, clean, and well maintained. The room felt much more like a bedroom than a hotel room. Plush terrycloth robes were in the closet for our use (but not for the taking). The outside wall is all windows with a beautiful view, and a French door opens out to the patio with two comfortable Adirondack chairs. There was also a small swimming pool which we did not use, but families with young children made good use of it. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. Every afternoon a plate of assorted homemade cookies were placed by the front desk for the guests to help themselves to. Breakfast included something hot (one day eggs bendict, another day french toast and sausage) plus cereals, pastries, yogurts, including little glasses layered with different flavor yogurts and granola.
At about $200 per night, the Bayview is not cheap, but in my opinion, definitely worth it.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bayview Bar Harbor
- Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
- The Bayview Bar Harbor, Maine