Before I start the review a few hints. Don’t even bother selecting this hotel if you aren’t going to choose a room with the fantastic views (there are better options in town). Secondly use the restaurant attached to the complex for breakfast only (you get the same amazing viewpoint for a fraction of the cast and underwhelming cuisine of dinner and lunch) oh and get there early for the morning colours and avoidance of queues.
This hotel is all about location and the location is all about the view over the islands. The hotel is pleasant but not exceptional for the prices charged (which can be very steep) and is convenient for the roads to Arcadia. It’s situated on a hill above town so if you’re dinning in the evening cabs or cars are the best bet as dinning options are limited in the hotel. It’s possible to walk into town as well but there are no street lights for part of the way so bring a torch for the way back.
Well that enough about the location what about the rooms.. Well in honestly there not much to report. There’re clean with horribly fussy trim details that try in vain to put you off the view. I’ll pray it’s not foggy when you’re there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bluenose Inn is a AAA rated hotel, an elegant immaculate treasure featuring breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay. Set atop a magnificent granite-terraced hillside, the hotel is one of the most beautiful spots on the Atlantic. 97 Classically appointed rooms located in our two buildings. Dining in The Looking Glass with panoramic views, cocktails in the magnificent Great Room, heated indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub,steam room, spa & complete fitness center and wi-fi throughout the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bar Harbor Hotel - Bluenose Bar Harbor
- Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel Maine