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“Great hotel, great location in Acadia National Park”

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Harborside Hotel & Marina
Ranked #19 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at this property over the labor day weekend recently. We enjoyed the stay and the service. The reception staff was friendly and courteous. Concierge desk (Jose) was very helpful and had answers for all our questions. We had a great dinner at the restaurant (La Bella Vita). The view from our room (harbor view) was great even though we were on the ground floor (although we did not stay in the room a lot). The property is on the historic West street and offers everything at a walking distance (except of course the drive through the park - however, if you are interested in taking any transport or tourist service to the park or out to the sea, it starts literally next door).

Parking was tough, but with the long weekend it was expected (the overflow parking next door - Bar Harbor Club - was available). It was a bit pricey, but again it could be because we booked at the last minute on the long weekend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Staff was very friendly. Hotel and rooms were immaculate. Great amenities. We booked this room sight unseen. It is in the heart of the town so could walk to everything. Even though we did not have a scenic view we loved the bed and room and bathroom.

Room Tip: lower cost rooms were downstairs and no view of harbor but very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our first visit to Bar Harbor and this hotel did not disappoint! Perfectly located for walking to restaurants and shopping and the whale watching boat landing. Lobby was inviting and welcoming and the restaurant served a delicious breakfast. The staff was friendly and helpful. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at the Harborside Hotel and Marina Wonderful accommodations the rooms are spacious our patio was a bit tight would ask for different room next time location is perfect to park your car and walk about town for shopping and restaurants the hotel is a beautiful inside as well as out the flowers are just gorgeous about on the grounds highly recommend the spa we booked double massage it was excellent

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Bedroom, pools, gardens as well as employees are all oriented to a good client experience. Hotel close to Bar Harbor but far enough to be quiet while in the pool or on balcony. View on Frenchman Bay is fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

very nice rooms - ask for an island view. the lobby is very comfortable and inviting. we had lunch and breakfast in the restaurant - breakfast was very good. hotel is well-located, walking distance to the shops & restaurants and other attractions. we were on a bike tour and especially liked the ferry ride to the Schoodic Peninsula.

Room Tip: ask for an island - don't pay for the ocean view.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We didn't check out any other hotels in the town. We
arrived late in the afternoon and it looked like a good central location with views. Although our room overlooked the parking lot, beyond that was a nice view of the water. What we didn't realize was people could walk across in the water to the island when the tide was out and we finally figured out that's why people were lined up waiting! It was interesting watching that! Weather was a little cool for swimming but the pools were beautiful and location very convenient to town and harbor.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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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: $243 - $533 (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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