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“Romantic getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bar Harbor Inn

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Bar Harbor Inn
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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“Romantic getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

My husband and I decided to have a weekend getaway to Bar Harbor. I had looked at lots of hotels online but when we saw the exterior of the Bar Harbor Inn we knew this is where we wanted to stay. We were lucky that a loft room was available.
Beautiful view, balcony and lots of space. The staff made us feel very special by remembering our names, making dining suggestions, and always opening doors and saying "hi". We were hoping for a memorable weekend and it was. We look forward to returning. Highly recommend the spa services and lunch at the Terrace Grill.

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

The Bar Harbor Inn is the best of Maine. This is so relaxing, the views are great and the short walk to town is nice. The inn is situated on the shore path overlooking Frenchman's Bay. The staff will do anything to make your stay perfect. We are grateful to Karen, Lois and Tyler for making our time here memorable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

My 8 year old son and I stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn in early May 2011 and could not have asked for a better experience. The hotel is in a perfect location - right on the water and within walking distance to everything in town. The front desk staff were vey welcoming and upgraded us to an ocean front room when we mentioned it was our first time visiting Maine. The property itself is very charming and the rooms appear to have been redone recently which was a nice surprise. After seeing pictures of the rooms online I was a little concerned because the furnishings looked dated and a bit run down. Rest assured, this is not the case. They just need to update the website with more recent photos to reflect the changes.

We booked a package that included breakfast each morning as well as dinner in the Reading Room one night and a lobster bake. All of our meals were fantastic - not at all like your typical hotel food. Some of our favorites were the lobster pot pie and lobster eggs Benedict for breakfast. The blueberry martini and blueberry pie were also fresh and delicious. The packages are a great deal and I'd highly recommend taking advantage of them if available.

All and all, it was a great stay and I would return in a heartbeat. The staff was very friendly and helpful during our entire stay (and beyond). Once we returned home we realized my son left his cell phone in the hotel room. I contacted housekeeping and they not only found it but sent it back via Fed Ex at no charge. You'd be foolish to stay anywhere else while visiting Bar Harbor!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

This place was wonderful! Rooms were beautiful. Everyone was so helpful. Very clean and just a great place to relax. We had the summer package. The schooner ride was awesome. Meals in the Reading room were great. The lobster bake was a good one.
We were in the Oceanlodge and the view was amazing.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

This room is two story with 1st floor facing the garden and spa. The second floor has a balcony, two bedrooms, bath, walk-in closet and views the bay. We loved it. The service, food and facility was exceptional. If you want first class this is the place!!!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn for a week as we do at least once a year and, as usual, had a wonderful time. We are always welcomed by Fred Link, the nicest innkeeper we've ever met! The rooms are lovely, we had one with a balcony facing the ocean and there is a very good complimentary breakfast, (fruits and breads and eggs etc) . Tthe Inn is a very short walk from town where we enjoy stores and restaurants, also a short drive to beautiful Acadia National Park.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

Back in September, 2008, my husband and I thought the Bar Harbor Inn was fantastic - so much so that we put it on our list of places to revisit. We returned in June, 2011 for four nights - two, back-to-back Spring Fling packages. It's rare that one finds excellent accommodations with a superb restaurant (Reading Room) that just get better with age. We highly recommend the package - great breakfast daily, a dinner, a lobster bake, and a tour of Acadia National Park or a cruise aboard the four-masted schooner Margaret Todd, and a gift certificate for the inn's shop. The staff is extremely welcoming and attentive, making your every wish a reality. With the harbor just off our deck, the great service, and delicious cuisine, we couldn't have been more pampered on a boutique cruise line. There's also a spa on the premises, but we were too busy hiking in the inn's back yard - Acadia National Park - to avail ourselves of the extensive spa menu. Five Stars Plus!
Jan
Tucson, AZ

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Inn

Property: Bar Harbor Inn
Address: 1 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1898
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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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
#4 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#8 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bar Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bar Harbor's best oceanfront location, with great in-town convenience. Rated "Superior First Class" by Official Hotel Guide. Eight acres of lush lawns/gardens, three beautiful and distinct buildings, embraced by serene half-mile shorepath. Elegant rooms/suites; king/queen beds; premium bedding; waterfront balconies. Superior hotel amenities -- complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, luxury robes, wireless internet, homemade cookies. Both fine and casual dining - with delicious cuisine, attentive service, breathtaking ocean views. ... more   less 
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