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The Bayview

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kennett Square, PA
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Like visiting a rich aunt! Beautiful hotel, extremely friendly staff, clean, and nice views of the ocean. I highly recommend this hotel.

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Aw, I wish I was a rich aunt! We sure do feel like family here but we won't be fighting over any inheritance! Thank you for your very positive review. We hope you return soon and we'll welcome you just like family!

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 5 July 2012

The Bayview is a beautiful property that sits right on the water a mile or so outside of Bar Harbor, Maine. Our very large room was comfortable and attractive, but the best feature was the balcony that allowed us to sit outside to watch the sailboats and seabirds that travel between the many little islands that dot the bay. The...

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Thank you very much! I think it is wonderful that you took the time to enjoy your balcony! So often when we are on vacation we are rushing around from here to there and just don't make a point to relax! All the rooms have the spectacular view because we sit just 75 feet from the water and whether you...

Bradford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Before I book any trip I always read the reviews. I was not disappointed in staying at the Bayview we stayed 2 nights it was our 1st Anniversary. I had never been to Bar Harbor. The Bayview was top notch. I had requested a top floor in the hotel to overlook the water. The bellman had the door open before...

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Thank you very much! We will be happy to welcome you on your second anniversary and make it a yearly tradition! It is fun for all of us to welcome the same people back year after year and stay connected. The shuttle is always a hit, downtown gets crowded and the guys have a chance to talk, give a bit...

Reviewed 30 June 2012

I have stayed here before, but this was the first time in several years. Went to Bar Harbor for one night only. Was fortunate enough to obtain a room. Bellman had the door open before I could reach the handle. Front desk staff smiling and helpful. I did notice they have updated some things. The main update was their new...

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Thank you for the detailed review. Sometimes you do things and wonder if anyone notices and other times I am amazed at how much detail everyone notices! Each winter we try and add or change something so we aren't always considered dated! The new coffee makers should be in all the rooms this week and they are great! Glad you...

Boston, MA
Reviewed 30 June 2012 via mobile

On the water, which is a plus. Not a walking distance from the marina which the active part of town. The rooms are of good size with a waterfront porch. The breakfast quality was 2 stars and the variety was limited. The breskfast room smelled like rotten eggs every morning. The front desk workers were friendly but gave us bad...

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I am sorry you weren't happy with all aspects of your recent stay. I have said all along we can't please everyone, try as we might. That is what is great about Bar Harbor! There are a number of places to stay and they are all wonderful!

Brighton, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 June 2012

There were 2 couples in our travel group. We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouses. It was a perfect set up. Very clean and comfortable. Large balcony over looking French Bay. Everyone was friendly and courteous. The shuttle service into the village was so handy because parking can be a problem and a couple days...

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You proved my point! People can have a good time in rainy weather and good food only makes it better! I am pleased you like our shuttle service too. I think our drivers are great because they are local and know the back way around and you never have to worry about the parking! They are full of helpful information...

Granby
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We are two couples who have traveled extensively and we all loved the Bayview. We stayed there the second week of June and couldn't have chosen a better place for our Acadia trip. We had rooms on the third floor and they were large, very clean and had great views. Even though this is a hotel it had that personalized...

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And thank you right back! It is difficult sometimes not to be jaded especially when there are people and places that say one thing but do another. I have had guests tell me that they came prepared to be disappointed because our reviews are generally very positive! We aren't the perfect fit for everyone, we aren't always able to make...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 24 June 2012

My husband and I LOVED our stay at the Bayview Inn Bar Harbor. All of the staff was wonderful, the breakfast in the mornings couldn't be beat and the cookies were something we looked forward to coming home to every afternoon. The hotel sits right on the water and the room was huge. Every detail was anticipated and satisfied. Thank...

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You are very welcome! We are delighted you had such a nice time and we hope to see you again sometime. Nothing beats good weather, good sleep and good food!

Concord, New Hampshire
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We have stayed in a number of Inns and Resorts in Bar Harbor over the past 20 years and by far, the Bayview is the best. This is the first time we have stayed here after reading another review on Trip Advisor. It's #1 rating is absolutely spot on. Located 1 mile from the harbor and over looking the ocean,...

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Thank you! I am glad you had such a wonderful time! The big pines here and next door have been a home to several eagles over the past 20+ years and its great you got to see one. Usually everyone is running around to go to the park or downtown and don't spend the time just relaxing on their deck....

Reviewed 23 June 2012

I've travelled all over the world and received top notch service. But, I can't say enough about the wonderful service we received at the Bayview. They gave us complimentary champagne in a bucket full of ice with champagne glasses. The whole place is super clean and well maintained. The outdoor pool is heated and we were able to enjoy that...

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We are so glad you had such a nice anniversary celebration. It sounds like you had the good weather too. Our staff in all departments do a terrific job and we are very proud of that. It is especially nice for the staff to be recognized by our guests. The new pool has been a huge hit with guests and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. Expanded continental breakfast, pool, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, lounge and limited wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bayview

Address: 111 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1105
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: £121 - £365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bayview 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
The Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
Bayview Bar Harbor
Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
The Bayview Bar Harbor, Maine
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#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“liked the second floor.”
imroth91, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have balcony and face the Frenchmans bay. The town homes do not, but are very nice”
441vickiea, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“any room is great!”
greeny_david, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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.”
BobF298, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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