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Cincinnati
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Great place to stay in Bar Harbor. Pros: Located between downtown and Acadia park so you can get to both easily. Very friendly and professional Rooms are clean Beautiful views of the bay Nice balcony to take in the view Great breakfast and it is included with your room Yummy cookies everyday Mini fridge and microwave in the room Cons:...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and your thoughts on the property. I laughed when I read the updating comment because it proved what has taken me over 25 years to learn ...you can't please everyone all the time! We really do try though! Just last week I responded to a review that didn't like the fact that we had...

Johnson City, Tennessee
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Amazing hotel, spectacular views, and incredibly helpful front desk staff. Felt very welcome from the moment we arrived. Breakfast was delicious. Especially loved the convenient free shuttle into town. Only suggestion I would make is better toiletries - for the price of the hotel, would prefer separate shampoo and conditioner along with lotion. Overall great experience, will be back!

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are all pleased you enjoyed your stay. I also like the fact that you will be back! There is not a day that goes by in our entire season that there isn't at least one familiar face in the crowd! I totally understand the comment about the shampoo and conditioner and want you...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We were there for 3 nights in early July and it more than lived up to its reputation. My son requires a gluten-free diet and it seemed as if every day their chef topped herself with new gluten-free goodies. The staff was incredibly warm. Bar Harbor is a long way from San Francisco, but if there ever was a hotel...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Wow, high praise indeed! It is a long way from San Francisco but we do hope you return. Nora loves a challenge and when she made the minty chocolate cookies they were a huge success! (I admit it, we do sample some of her creations! ) We aren't always able to accommodate every request but it is never for lack...

Brownstown Township, Michigan
Reviewed 20 July 2013

What a great place to stay. We had the 3 day get away and loved every minute. The view of frenchman's Bay was beautiful. We saw awesome lightning over the water and one of the brightest rainbows ever. The staff were so friendly and helpful when setting up our dinner, boat trip and bus tour. The picnic lunch they made...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I only got to see the video of the lightning and it looked spectacular. I really like the fact that through all the heat and humidity people still are so happy to be here! I think that speaks volumes and we really appreciate all the kind words. The pool must have been warmer than usual too, that was...

Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We were greeted by those fabulous, ever-present cookies! The room was beyond spacious with an awesome view. Thank you to Thomas, Al, and Clare for friendly, helpful assistance. This hotel is a short walk to town, but Al, the shuttle driver, was there to ferry us back and forth to dinner after a day of touring,and we avoided the perils...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Those cookies are delicious aren't they? Every cookie is made from scratch and they have such a wide variety that it is very difficult not to try them all. Sometimes I think the staff tries to put the cover on crooked just so we can taste test any broken ones! Usually Nora or Kathy will give us a...

Reviewed 13 July 2013

Everyone that works there acts like they really love their job. In turn it creates a wonderful environment for all who stays there. They were so helpful in planning our days. They have a shuttle service that brings you into town and picks you up. The driver Al actually offered to go to town and pick up our pizza order...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you and yes, we really do! The staff here are all terrific people and each offers their own unique personality. When we work together as a team we actually bounce off each other quite well! So many of our guests are like returning family and it makes our jobs very pleasant and comfortable. It also lets our "new" guests...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 12 July 2013

As a repeat visitor, we already knew how special the Bayview and the staff there are. As usual we had a wonderful stay. There were a couple things we enjoyed however, that have been changed : the nice lightweight coverlets were traded for heavier duvets/comforters and the breakfast while still good, is now very heavy on the baked goods (more...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I am glad that you had a great time and I am sorry that you were disappointed about the coverlet and the breakfast. The changeover from coverlet to duvets and comforters was a decision based on guest comments that I needed to update! Should you return again, remind us and we will put the coverlets on just for...

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed in the three bedroom townhouse at The Bayview and were VERY pleasantly surprised. There were six of us in our party and we all had more than enough room and the facilities were very nice as well, with a view of the bay that was breathtaking. We have stayed in condos and townhouses on other vacations, but one...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! The townhouses are great aren't they? Some people worry that because they sit back on the hill that they have no view. You addressed that for us and I am glad! Our cleaning staff does an exceptional job and never tire of the compliments they receive. It is a very difficult job, coordinating the room cleaning to accommodate...

Broadview Heights, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Everything about The Bayview definetly exceeded our expectations. The breakfasts & cookies each day were delicious. The staff was friendly and so helpful. The complimentary ride into town and back was a great way to get downtown. the room was spacious and very clean. We would stay here again and recommend it to all our friends and family.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

I am so glad everyone enjoys the food and takes the time to mention it! Nora and Kathy do a terrific job and thank goodness for that. Between the heat waves and rain and fog we have had this year it is tough to keep everyone upbeat. Good food always makes the sun shine! The shuttle van is a huge...

West Islip, New York
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Just returned from 4 nights at the Bayview and everything was great. Stayed in a 2 bedroom townhouse for the first few nights and then switched to a family room for the last night as the townhouse was unavailable. The staff moved all of our luggage for us and even came back later with a few items they found in...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. I agree the townhouses are perfect for families and larger groups. It is always nice to be together and still be able to enjoy some peace and quiet. When we have to move someone, we try our best to make sure it doesn't interfere with their vacation. It is like a home renovation show....

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“liked the second floor.”
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“All the rooms have balcony and face the Frenchmans bay. The town homes do not, but are very nice”
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“any room is great!”
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“Get the water front rooms...worth it!”
hrhdenise, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All hotel rooms have ocean (bay) view, we chose second (top) floor and this worked well for us.”
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