I stayed at Balance Rock Inn for only one night, but I can definitively say the inn is extremely underwhelming.
The staff were mostly cold and unwelcoming, the elevator only went to the penultimate floor, the breakfast room had no view and was open at difficult hours, the staff acted surprised and offended when they were asked to pull out a couch, although there was only one bed in the room with three people booked, and the rooms were difficult to traverse and a danger to senior citizens and in the event of an emergency. I observed this as I traveling with my 80-year-old grandfather.
Most concerning was the lack of accommodation for my life-threatening nut allergy. On the one day I was staying, they served nuts in the buffet, even though they were notified a day prior to the incident. Also some, of the glasses were filthy, which is especially concerning for people with severe food allergies.
I would not recommend the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious Inn's name celebrates the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
- Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine