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“Perfect location in Bar Harbor”
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Bar Harbor Inn
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We have stayed here many times over the past 15 years. It is a very nice hotel in probably the best location in Bar Harbor. Located in a quiet park-like area just behind the bustling town, it is right at the doorstep of the shops, restaurants and nightlife, but at the same time -a world away in a quiet peaceful setting with beautiful ocean and harbor views. Not overly luxurious, but very clean, friendly, and generally upscale, without any hint of stuffiness. The perfect place to stay on MDI.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

I appreciate that you took the time to post a review of the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa. Thank you for being such a loyal guest of ours by staying with us for so many years. We are very happy to hear your comments regarding our location, being very clean, friendly and upscale. Our team does a fantastic job of providing Memorable Guest Service. This is our goal and what we strive for.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa soon.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
General Manager
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed here the first 2 nights of our vacation and decided to return for the last 2 nights because we enjoyed staying here so much. The views are great. The location is convenient to town but far enough from the crowds. We will return. The staff was also very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: 2nd floor of Newport and the rooms in main building.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am so happy to hear that you chose to stay at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa and that you decided to return for the last 2 nights of your vacation to the area. I will pass on your very kind comments to our team regarding our staff. It is great to hear that you will return and I look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
General Manager
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

There's much to love about the Bar Harbor Inn, which has kept us returning over the years. There's no other site like it in Bar Harbor, with its perch atop the harbor of Frenchman's Bay and its broad expanse of rooms overlooking the ocean, with expansive views The lobby is spacious and pleasant. Sitting on the deck of your room in the Oceanfrong Lodge, with the tide coming in and sun sparkling on the water, it's hard to imagine a better place to be.

The front-desk staff are always friendly, welcoming and hospitable, and the complimentary continental breakfast offers an abundance of fresh fruits, cereals, bagels, toast, sweet breads, coffee cakes, hard boiled eggs, juice, and coffee.

The guest rooms in the Oceanfront Lodge are spacious, but the decor is in serious need of updating. Our third floor room had dark brown carpet, a brown bedspread, and heavy,dark brown upholstery on the chairs. Drapes, bed skirt, and pillows were made of a heavy green brocade, reminiscent of a bygone era (thank goodness..). The room was flooded with sunlight during our stay, but had we checked in the day before, in the midst of all-day driving rains, the gloomy, dark interior, coupled with the daily rate of $385, would have made us regret our decision to book a room here. With a little fresh paint and lighter fabrics, these rooms could be far more attractive and welcoming spaces.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms in the Oceanfront Lodge are a good, albeit expensive choice, despite the outdated...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for being our guest and taking the time to post your recent review. I appreciate your very kind words regarding our property, views, lobby, your deck, our friendly front desk staff, and our Continental Breakfast. It is always energizing to our staff to hear such positive comments.

Thank you for your input on your room and mentioning some of the items we need to look at. I appreciate your feed back on your observations you made with your room. This is very helpful to me in managing our property and the quality of our rooms. I will be looking into these rooms.

We look forward to welcoming your back to the Inn.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I took our One year anniversary here and it was BEAUTIFUL inside and out. The small town feeling with shoppes and restaurants was amazing and just a short drive down the road to arcadia national park. By far one of the best places we have stayed yet in the New England Area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Happy Anniversary and thank you for choosing to stay at our Inn during your recent stay in Bar Harbor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed the property and the area. I look forward to your return in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I got married at the Bar Harbor in September 2011. A year later, I still feel that it was the perfect place to get married. The grounds were an amazing place to hold the ceremony. The view from the Porcupine Room took the breath away of all our guests. Our friends and family still comment on how delicious the food was at our reception. The staff was attentive to our needs.

Brides, I highly recommend the Bar Harbor Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review of the Bar Harbor Inn on Tripadvisor. We feel honored that you chose to have your wedding at our Inn. The pleasure was all ours. I am happy to hear all the positive items you mentioned in your review regarding the grounds, view from the Porcupine Room, the delicious food and that our staff was attentive. I hope that you celebrate your anniversary sometime with us in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Bar Harbor Inn exceeded our very high expectations. My wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary and could not have been happier with the extraordinary view, the comfort and appeal of the room, the perfect and convenient location, and the beautiful flower gardens that adorn the grounds. We stayed in the main inn (first floor), which we found had a superior view from the lodge as you had not only the tranquility of the harbor and the Porcupine Islands but we also loved seeing the Margaret Todd, a few yachts, and some lobster boats moored in the harbor. The location is ideal also as we did not need our rental car for the first four days. We are already planning our return trip! There were a couple of minor negatives. The internet did not work from the room for a couple of the days. The continental breakfast was nothing special, but this was more than compensated for by morning ocean view from the dining area which was spectacular, and the Reading Room Restaurant was a disaster (I review that separately as I do not think that should dissuade anyone from staying at the Bar Harbor Inn.)

Room Tip: We were concerned about booking a first floor room, but the view could not have been better!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Happy 30th Anniversary to you and your wife. Thank you for choosing to share your very special occasion with us at the Inn. We are honored that you chose us. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your extraordinary view, comfort of your room, convenient location and the beautiful flower gardens on our property.

Thank you for mentioning some of the other items in your review and I plan on addressing them. We look forward to your return.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
General Manager
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Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn during our stay in Bar Harbor. The view from our balcony was stunning. If you stay there, make sure you ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the harbor. It was so peaceful to sit on the balcony in the morning or early evening. I didn't want to leave. The hotel is located right on the edge of all the hustle and bustle of town. Lots of shopping opportunities and restaurants within walking distance. But then you get to retreat back to the quiet of your balcony and relax. We were so busy visiting the parks that we didn't really take in the spa or restaurant at the hotel. Maybe next time. I certainly recommend this hotel and hope to return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for being our guest at the Bar Harbor Inn during your recent stay in Bar Harbor. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. I appreciate that you recommended us in your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
General Manager
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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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