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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
Ranked #13 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed June 17, 2010

This is an outstanding property with very reasonable rates. The staff are very friendly and helpful. All the amenities and incredible views.

Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 12, 2010

Very friendly staff, nice rooms. Our room had a great view of Frenchman's Bay and was very close to both Acadia National Park as well as the town of Bar Harbor. Nice indoor pool, which is infused with salt water. Free coffee at all hours.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Mountain View, Arkansas
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

I stayed at Atlantic Oakes five nights for a conference in July. My room was an end unit in a two story building at the waters edge. The room was very spacious and we had a great view. The facilities were nice for our conference. We had lunch three days and they were very good. The grounds are nice and I liked the privacy of the location.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Oceansidemanager, General Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center, responded to this review, June 4, 2010
The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center is proud to announce brand new renovations to the Oceanside rooms. Just opened in April 2010, our Deluxe rooms are right on the water’s edge with a spectacular view of Frenchman Bay. Our Superior rooms were renovated in 2009, and even more plans for big changes are in the works. With our new low rates, the Atlantic Oceanside hotel is the perfect spot for your Maine getaway.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed November 4, 2009

Had a one night stay for a conference. Sorely disappointed when I checked into my room. Looks like a budget motel. View was awesome. Front desk staff (lady with great Southern accent) was as nice as could be. Breakfast at conference function was pretty good. Thanks for providing computer and printer near front desk. Suggestions: get new bed spreads...the ones used are terribly cheap. New carpet would make the rooms nicer too. It wasn't dirty - just older and cheap stuff.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Aptos, California
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

As written by others: shabby, worn, noisy plumbing, peeling vinyl wall covering, broken appliances, do-it-yourslf fixtures, thin walls, smells, and FANTASTIC views with truly NICE people at the front desk(!) Too far out of town to walk. No food or amenities (OK, an inedible $10 "breakfast buffet"). Neighbors kept staying one night and moving elsewhere... hint! I was stuck with a "weekly rate" of $200 a night with penalties for early departure. Plus, the area was deeply booked. THEIR GREAT WEBSITE got me here. Billed as a destination/resort. Great photos. Reality was closer to a "homey" small town $35 chain motel. Which could be charming, in the right place. It was actually the most unattractive property along Eden Street.
Picture yourself several stories in the air, entranced at the ocean view, but feeling like you' re trapped in a cheap motel. The elevator didn't work, so you climbed the stairs. You woke up at 6am to your neighbor flushing the toilet then showering, coughing, talking. The microwave died. Definitely not an upscale, relaxing, "resort" feeling.
My humble assessment?: The owners probably love this place but don't have the money to keep it up. Sad story. It's an "Economy" destination, but they have chosen to market it at "Bar Harbor Resort" status, and a price to match. Sorry for that choice. Buyer beware. Wish I'd read the reviews first.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Fayetteville, NC
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

I went with my parents. My dad is quadriplegic, so we stayed in the accessible rooms. The rooms were charming and the view was awesome. I left items in my room, and they held onto them until I contacted them (three weeks later!), then mailed them to me. I had a 100% good experience here.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Concord, NH
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17 reviews
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Reviewed August 5, 2009

We stayed in the standard king room. The decor was terribly outdated (such as old furniture, fluorescent lights), there was no desk and only one night stand in the room, and the bathroom was quite worn. The room was a step above a cheap motel. There was no curtain or shade on the door window so there was no way to block out the light. We could hear the person walking around his/her room above us. The wifi did not work well. The website photo looking down on the resort makes it look much larger than it actually is. The washer and dryer were outside and old - not sure if they worked. The positives were they allowed us to check in early, the front desk staff were very friendly, and the pool looked clean. The main building looked more modern and had a nice view. The toiletries were better than a cheap motel, but they were not consistent in what they put in the room. The location was close to downtown and Acadia, and the Acadia shuttle stopped at this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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acainn, Assistant at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center, responded to this review, August 7, 2009
I'm sorry to hear your disappointment. The current owners purchased this property a year ago and have made great strides in renovating the hotel and property. The rooms are in the process of renovation and will see changes.
The property includes twelve acres of lush, beautiful lawns, gardens, and incredible views of Maine's scenic coast set this resort apart from the ordinary. The hotel is located near the entrance to Acadia National Park and quietly located a few minutes from downtown Bar Harbor.
The pools and hot tub which are saltwater are very clean.
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Additional Information about Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center

Property: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
Address: 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
#10 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center 3*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 12 beautiful acres just one mile from downtown Bar Harbor and the main entrance to Acadia National Park, the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel offers an ocean view from every room. Our brand new Atlantic View building offers everything you would expect from a modern hotel with fantastic views. Close enough to all the action of town, but just far enough away so you can relax. Our new rooms, friendly staff, and seasonal packages are the perfect combination of quality and value. Let us show you how beautiful the Maine coast can be.The AO is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its all new Bistro on Eden, a full service restaurant and bar.And with a great location comes great responsibility. The Bistro on Eden is a warm, lively restaurant and bar where people can be themselves and meet others in a friendly, comfortable setting. Overlooking Frenchman's Bay it offers smashing views and intimate outdoor seating, where every seat faces the Atlantic Ocean. We feature great tasting fresh, seasonal comfort cooking with ingredients that are primarily sourced from local, small scale vendors. Above all you can expect warm, genuine service. That is something upon which we pride ourselves.We are located inside the lobby of the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St. Bar Harbor, and Maine 04609. Open Wed. ~ Sat. 5Pm ~ 9pm ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel Bar Harbor
Atlantic Oakes Resort
Atlantic Oakes Hotel
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel And Event Center Bar Harbor, Maine

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