I had a big birthday to celebrate and we chose to bring the kids (2 & 3yo) and celebrate here in Maine and Bayview could not have made our stay nicer. Like the other reviews have already stated, it's the people here that make all the difference. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay great. Jocelyn is a wealth of knowledge for activities, restaurants and places to see. Rafe, the shuttle driver and our personal chauffeur (lol...), was so friendly and accommodating. My kids loved him and kept asking for playdates with him! Seriously, the shuttle service is awesome. They are on call whenever you want to go into town and we never had to wait for him for more than a few minutes. Then, he picks you up from town when you want to go back to the hotel. Major bonus because parking in Bar Harbor in August is not plentiful. But it was just easier to be taken any place you want to go. Rafe even took us and the kids to a playground so the kids could run around a bit.
The hotel is very peaceful and quiet and the grounds are open and nice. They views are beautiful too. The rooms aren't the Ritz but I loved the soft sheets. We stayed two night in their hotel and two nights in one of the townhouses because they didn't have a townhome available during our entire stay. But for us with two kids, the townhomes were SO much nicer. We had separate rooms so that the kids could nap without us sitting with them in a dark room for two hours. Bedtime could be at 8pm and my husband and I could hang out in the living room the rest of the evening. We could do our laundry and the kitchen is great to have when you're sick of eating out and want to make something healthy. Lastly, they also provided a crib, a high chair and side rails for our kids so we didn't have to bring any of that stuff!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bayview Bar Harbor
- Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
- The Bayview Bar Harbor, Maine