Of all the very good choices in Bar Harbor, the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa is most likely the best. Situated at the "end" of downtown, on the harbor (you can get your feet wet just steps from your room!) with several acres of property/gardens it's a "must see" at least once in your life! We splurged ($$$) for a "loft suite", and was well worth it. Very interesting layout: entry was on the second floor of the hotel into a large living room (w/sleeper sofa and large bath) and sitting area, with a garden view, and the upstairs loft (third/top floor) was a large king bedroom (with bath) and balcony facing the opposite direction -- the harbor! (Spent many hours on the balcony just watching the pier, harbor, people, etc.)
Barely made time to visit the impressive Acadia National Park right next door. Though having its own grounds, the BHI is literally right next to the "downtown" main street with many shops. Would take longer to get in the car and find a parking spot than to just walk the few hundred yards. Make sure to take a couple days to enjoy and your camera.
Restaurant also has gorgeous views and excellent food/service. And did I mention the hot/fresh chocolate chip cookies at tea time (4:00pm)??
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bar Harbor Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bar Harbor Inn Maine