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West Street Hotel
Ranked #12 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, Florida
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225 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Two thumbs and one paw WAAAY up!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

While shopping on line for a pet friendly hotel in Bar Harbor we found The West Street Hotel. Pet friendly or not, this hotel was one of the nicest hotels what we have ever stayed in anywhere. It is fabulous. We stayed two nights and were wowed. BTW - the weather in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park was very disappointing (May 19th and 20th, 2014), but returning to the hotel with the nice wood fire burning in the lobby fireplace definitely lifted our spirits. It was too cold to try out the rooftop pool but the pool area showed great promise if the sun ever shines in Bar Harbor. Our room, which exceeded our wildest expectations, had a covered balcony with a great view of Bar Harbor. Did we mention that the hotel staff is great - very friendly and helpful... If there is any drawback to this hotel it would be the price but in we felt that we got our money's worth, even though the weather did not cooperate.

Bill, Linda and Neemo (small dog)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

All I can say is what a great experience! This hotel was on my radar for our trip to Maine. Since we were driving the coast we didn't have exact dates but general time frame in which we would visit. At the last minute I found a great deal on a suite at this hotel, for June. I ended up saving $100.00 a night on a suite which basically equaled 2 rooms connected by a hall. The rate was actually cheaper than any other rates I had seen offered. The rooms were so clean and comfortable, beds amazing and even though we elected to go with non view room we still had a balcony (2 actually). Amazingly, I could still see the harbor; however, even without a view the balcony non view room is still nice. We didn't get to use the Bar Harbor Club, nor did I get a chance to visit the top floor adult pool, but we thoroughly enjoyed the "pantry" and convenience of not only the pantry but of the location. First, the pantry is an area on each floor where the hotel makes available bottled water, ice (individually packed), Keurig commercial coffee maker (with plenty of options for everyone including kids - hot chocolate), cookies in the evening, and fruit throughout the day. All free and get it as you want/need it. What a great concept with cleanliness and sanitary being a key component. The location is perfect. Walk out of the hotel and across the street is access to trolley, boat tours, etc. other side are shops, restaurants, etc. You can walk everywhere so plan to park your car and enjoy. We were checked in by a gentleman by the name of Charles. The best part was that he overheard us talking about wanting to take a boat tour. He immediately presented us with 4 vouchers (one for each of us) which saved us $15.00 a person/$60.00 total. The voucher was good for any of the tours offered by Bar Harbor Whale Watch company. (Review also provided on Bar Harbor WWC - fantastic). What an amazing time. We actually extended our trip by a night because we enjoyed the accommodations so much with the price being so was amazing! Awesome hotel!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Canton, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great hotel to stay at in Bar Harbor. It's in a great location within walking distance to everything. The hotel is bright and clean and charming. Our room was extremely large with two balconies and great views! The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was very nice and spacious. Attention to every detail - there was a beverage area on our floor offering coffees, teas and waters. Really great find and a wonderful place to enjoy the surrounding area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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chris torrey t, General Manager at West Street Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Santucci1,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the West Street Hotel. As you discovered, there is plenty to do at the resort and in the surrounding area. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us!


With Warm Hospitality,


Chris Torrey
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Newark, New Jersey
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

This pet-friendly, nautical-themed hotel was beautiful. Upon entering they have a roaring fire going in the lobby fireplace. Customer service was great during check-in and check-out. Each floor has what the hotel calls a "pantry", which offers free water, various coffees and teas, fruits in the am and cookies (hard ones, but good effort) in the pm, and bags of ice in freezer drawers. They also had board games in the other drawers (loved that idea!) and dogs treats if your brought yours. This is one of the amenities that I feel really take this hotel from 3 or 4 star to a 5 star hotel. Each room was equipped with an empty fridge which you could fill with your own items (my preference to a fridge filled with expensive items I won't use). Another one of the great amenities is that they have a heated roof-top infinity pool and lounge area. GORGEOUS! The view is spectacular. We had a bay view room which I thought was better then the ocean view room.

While my review is positive and I would recommend this hotel to my family and friends I do want to highlight two important points:
1. When my husband booked the hotel he requested that we have the 'claw foot tub'. Once we arrived we were told we couldn't have the tub because those were only reserved for ocean view rooms. My only problem with this was that one: they didn't tell us this when we made our reservation (and then I wouldn't have looked forward to it) and two: the tub should not have been an option when you book a bay view room if it's not even possible.

2. This hotel is pet-friendly. However, we had to leave our dog with a family friend because this hotel will not accept dogs over 25lbs. I understand having rules about bringing pets into the pet-friendly hotel. But, my Golden Retriever is more well-behaved and QUIET then the little 'yappy' dogs that they do allow. This rule insulted me and truly had me thinking about whether or not I would visit again.

However, the two problem items that I mentioned do not out-weigh the good and I would return to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erin K
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chris torrey t, Manager at West Street Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Erin P


Thank you for writing such a wonderful review full of excellent tips, feedback, and interesting information about your stay with us. I am sure your insight will be helpful to other professional and leisure travelers considering staying with us.

Especially nice was reading about how much you enjoyed travelling with your dog. My family also has a dog and I agree that it can make time away even more enjoyable to travel together. This something we need to review, and as a team we will do, so future travelers such as yourself can have an even better experience.

Our genuinely friendly staff strives every day to offer the top notch service you experienced. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay.


With Warm Hospitality,



Chris Torrey
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The West street hotel has new age charm. Plenty of nautical touches, but it's the on-floor snacks, infinity pool, and luxurious bathroom that makes this an exceptional place to stay. There is no better location for access to downtown Bar Harbor.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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chris torrey t, General Manager at West Street Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Your review is wonderful and gets right to the point. Thank you very much for writing it and sharing your experience with other travelers. We hope you are able to visit with us again in the future.

With Warm Hospitality,
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I were excited to visit this hotel after seeing the photos and reading reviews, and we were not disappointed! The hotel is decorated in a nautical-theme, and being a boater I absolutely loved the decor! It is in a great location right downtown and you can walk to all the shops and restaurants. All the staff was very friendly and helpful in suggesting things to do. The hotel has great amenities, such as an outdoor heated infinity pool on the roof-deck, kitchenettes on each floor with complimentary snacks and drinks, parking, and access to the Club next door. The rooms were a good size, with comfortable beds and we had a lovely balcony overlooking the water. We stayed at the end of May/beginning of June, which I felt was perfect as the hotel and downtown wasn't crowded yet.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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chris torrey t, General Manager at West Street Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear ChantalTravels,



Thank you for your helpful and detailed review of the West Street Hotel. Information such as yours will be useful to future travelers who are planning to stay with us. We value your comments and were happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. Like you we believe that The West Street Hotel is one of the nicest in Bar Harbor!


With Warm Hospitality,



Chris Torrey
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Athens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great location! Friendly staff - they were just wonderful to our 4 year old daughter. I would definitely stay here again. Rooms are large, clean and very comfortable. Nicely decorated. Pantry area on each floor is such a bonus - free bottles of water, great keurig assortment, fruit in the morning and cookies in the evening. If I could have wished for anything - it would have been a bathtub. But, the shower was large, lovely and had both a rainshower and handshower.
I have already recommended this hotel to friends. Loved it. We will go back! I am a seasoned traveler with lots of business travel experience at 4 and 5 star properties. This place is a gem. Comfortable. Nicely done. Two thumbs up!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Property: West Street Hotel
Address: 50 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1858
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Bar Harbor
#9 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — West Street Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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