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“Traditional Bar Harbor at it's best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bar Harbor Inn
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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155 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Traditional Bar Harbor at it's best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

We have stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn many times and it never disappoints! Everything is fabulous from the food to service to the facility. There are many options in hotels in Bar Harbor but this is by far the best!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank SSA40
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

We stayed in the Oceanfront Lodge of the Bar Harbor Inn and were very happy with the gorgeous view of Frenchman's Bay. The hotel is also conveniently located within a short walk of town, the pier and directly along the shore path. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well appointed. We had a room on the first floor near the swimming pool which was nice for my two sons, ages 5 and 9. The continental breakfast is generous and helped to get our days at Acadia started earlier because we didn't have to deal with the fuss of where to get breakfast. We found the staff to be quite friendly. When we arrived I advised the front desk there was a chance we would have to check out a day early because of a sick relative and they were quite accommodating. They were a bit skimpy with towels and extra pillows but I am sure had we asked for extras they would have been provided. The hotel is pricey but for an excellent location and wonderful views (the Oceanfront Lodge), you can't go wrong.

Room Tip: The Oceanfront Lodge is the best location in the hotel for unobstructed views of the bay.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank KimS18
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn to celebrate my mothers 80th birthday. I am over 50 and my parents paid for the trip, for me and my family, and all my siblings and their children. It cost me nothing, so I had no expectations. First,
THE GOOD ; Bar Harbor is a wonderful summer destination to beat the heat. Its clean and fun and caters to the summer tourist. The Bar Harbor Inn has the best location in Bar Harbor, controlling a vast area. The main building and lobby just ooze charm and imagination of life at the turn of the last century. The staff is well trained in customer service and always greet you with a smile and greeting. The landscaping is simply magnificent. They give so much effort to keeping the huge beds of flowers everywhere in top shape, its just breathtaking. The pool was older and broken on arrival, but after 24 hours it was back in service and enjoyable.
THE BAD. - I stayed with my nephew in room 615, and it stank. I could not put my finger on it. At first I thought it had once been a smoking room. Then I thought it had mold and mildew in the AC split, so I actually went to the local grocery and bought a gallon of Hydrogen Peroxide and a dish brush, and cleaned the return air filter and fins on the AC evaporator. No difference. The room just stank, it smelled like a high school boys locker room, and it was really noticeable. I really thought it was pathetic that no one seemed to catch this problem in such a nice hotel. My brothers room was the same, not quite as pronounced as mine, but that same smell was there. I never complained until check out. I just did not want to be a sour puss, or a wet blanket on everyone else's vacation, I wish I had now. I would never stay in this hotel again, unless it was published that they had a major remodel. The rest of the room decor was very dated. The bathrooms have had an update in the past ten years, but he rest of the room looks like it was stuck in the 1970's. Sure wish they have as much attention to the cleanliness of the rooms as they do the landscaping.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ChickenRanch2009
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Dieppe, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

Terrific and complete resort in the higher price range but worth every penny. Everything is within walking distance: the docks for cruises (the Inn has its own dock and sailing cruise), many splendid restaurants serving delicious food, including the two at the inn, a one-mile walking path along the shoreline, a beautifully landscaped property, a SPA, swimming pool, and many benches from which to view Frenchman's Bay. Acadia Park is minutes away by car. The staff is knowledgeable, courteous and always ready to help.

Room Tip: The Newport Building offers the best value. One can easily walk to everything else.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mimi11142
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Colorado
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53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

A perfect stay - great views from room, breakfast included; close to Acadia National park and all of the shops and restaurants of Bar Harbor. Highly recommend for families. Beautiful, comfortable and relaxing!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mshtx
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Atlanta, GA
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

As others stated you are paying more for location and view versus super nice rooms. They are decent, but clean - definitely not fancy. The beds are comfortable, the view from the ocean front rooms is incredible and it is nice you can walk right off the property and be in downtown Bar Harbor.

I would stay here again, but don't expect a St. Regis, 4-Seasons or even W type luxury. Kind of old school Holiday Inn / Marriott room from the 80's, but does have a good TV and comfortable bed. The staff is also friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Stay in the ocean view rooms - top floor is the best.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank AtlantanITP
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mentor,ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

We stayed in the Main building...beautiful spacious, well appointed rooms with small decks overlooking Frenchman Bay. Although close to the lobby on the first floor, amazingly quiet.

Although the rooms are a bit pricy, the desire of the staff to assure your comfort and happiness simply outweighs the cost. The wonderful people were helpful and engaged in giving you the best experience possible. Many thanks to them all!

Room Tip: Go for the Main Building, overlooking the harbor. Best views in my estimation..
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank christinelakus
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Spa 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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