Bar Harbor Inn's propery location is without a doubt incredible and because of that it makes up for the rooms and the staff.
Let me qualify all this by saying we go to Bar Harbor at least 3 times a year. We stopped staying at the Bar Harbor Inn because of the rooms and the staff, we stayed here this trip due to our alternative hotel not having any rooms available. We figured we heard they had renovated some rooms so we'd try it again.
We stayed in the Oceanfront Lodge 2nd Floor. View is amazing. The beds are HORRIBLE... bring your Doans back pills because you WILL NEED THEM. You shouldn't hear the "bong" of springs when getting in or out of bed (and no I am not a large person). No matter where on the bed there were springs poking and bonging.. not good. There were multiple stains on the dingy carpeting and the windows weren't cleaned. No fixtures matched and in general the place looked worn (paint chiped, wall paper peeling in bathroom). It was clean but worn. Rightfully so the hotel is busy and popular but come on! I can only hope in the future someone buys the hotel and gives the rooms the attention they deserve because the location is unbelivable.
I won't comment much on the staff because as all the other reviewers stated their isn't much to comment on. If you see a staff member they won't acknowledge you. It is truly YOUR honor to stay at THEIR hotel. You should be going out of your way to greet them and thank them for letting you stay there.
In summation - great hotel location, beautiful views, bad rooms, non-exsistent customer service. So stay but prepare for back pain and being ignored.
- 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