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Harborside Hotel & Marina
Ranked #19 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a lovely large and charming resort situated on the water in Bar Harbor. It is a very well maintained property with a nice pool and guests may use the adjacent Club that has another lovely pool and tennis courts. It is so convenient that we rarely used our car all week. We were able to walk to all restaurants in Bar Harbor and bike from the hotel right to Acadia Park. It was nice having the room with the hot tub on the balcony. FYI Backroads Tours uses this property for their hotel stays in BH and they have high standards.
This is a very family friendly place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights this August and it was great. The hotel room is nice, average sized, with a mini fridge and coffee maker. We overlooked the harbor, which is worth the up- charge as our room had a lovely terrace where we sat to watch people and the water. The staff are very friendly and helpful in orienting you to the area. The best part - location. You can walk to just about everything within 10 minutes and Acadia s only a 5 minute drive. All in all, a good family choice.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Got there by chance, re-protected from another hotel with piping problems: luck strike, I would say

Nice location, one of the best in town.
Beautiful pools, good service.

Free WIFI, reasonable speed-I am demanding on this.

Room Tip: It is on three levels, discard the lowest or you'll have people walking out your window in many...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hotel appears to be a" luxury" hotel and beds are quite nice. For that I give them 2 stars. Our corner room had a lovely marble shower. However when
you closed the opaque heavy curtain, it became apparent that there was no light fixture in the shower. None. We showered, cautiously, in the dark every day. Our safe didn't work. Our toilet broke on two occasions: we fixed it ourselves. There was no staff anywhere on the property to be seen other than housekeeping. No wait service at the pool. No one offered to help us with bags. No one offered any assistance with anything. This is a shell of a maybe 4 star, without the substance that would make it one.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed Fr 8/9-Sun 8/11 for our first Wedding Anniversary. We were excited to get room 7701 out by the pool which was an end unit. We definitely needed an umbrella to get to it the first night though. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was great. The $25 resort fee was annoying but we definitely took advantage of the Harbor Club next door. Overall we loved the location of the hotel, the front desk service was great and the Italian restaurant at the location was good too. It was our first trip to the area and we would definitely go back again. We are also looking forward to checking out other OPAL resorts.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I can't say enough about the Harborside Hotel. The location is great of-course - on the water and walk to shops and restaurants - and the room was spacious, clean and comfortable, but what really impressed me was the staff. Everyone was so accommodating (no pun intended), and helpful. They really made our first trip to Bar Harbor a great experience. We only booked 2 nights but ended up staying 2 more. A great all around experience!

Room Tip: The water views are worth every penny!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I thought the Harborside Hotel was just perfect. We stayed with our 2 children in August 2013. Rooms were very very clean and bathroom was very very clean. We enjoyed the pools and the fantastic location on the water and right in the heart of everything you would need in Bar Harbor, and so close to Acadia National Park. I would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: We had a nice Harbor view room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Harborside Hotel & Marina

Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#18 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: $245 - $531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor at the ocean's edge; near Acadia National Park; breathtaking view of Frenchman's Bay. ... more   less 
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