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Harborside Hotel & Marina
Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Great hotel, staff and beautiful grounds in a gorgeous setting. We have absolutely nothing negative to say about this facility. Our only recommendation would be to go and enjoy the hotel and the beauty that surrounds it!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vito A
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pepperell
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86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We didn't use $25 spa etc. so why charge us for it. Wouldn't eat their either, saw two different people making food and touching other stuff while doing it. I asked for two rooms side by side one was at one end of hall the other at other end wasn't happy. Could of offered two room rentals they now have but didn't. At first gentleman suggested hotel across the street with pool on top Right kids can't swim in it just adults so what do we do with kids?? Never really explained how to get into hotel to begin with had to ask someone else. Should have a map of grounds so you know where pools, hot tubs are and hours. Just wasn't happy for the price.Could of stayed at cheaper place and got same service if not better. Never mentions buffet breakfast to us either. I suggest Jordan's on Cottage St always great and good service

Room Tip: Try other motels or motels like Villager still in town or B&B on cottage st.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank queenPepperellMass
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Allen Te
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We arrived last night our reservation was for harbor view made some time ago, I was a little confused when we arrived to find our room was A handicap bathroom room and our view the very edge of land and harbor. We worked with it the first night but struggled to get ready the next morning since there was no vanity in the bathroom. When we went down to get breakfast we stopped at the front desk and spoke with Sara she was very professional, kind and listened to our concerns, she offered to move us and upgrade us to another room. Wow we have a beautiful room great view and are looking forward to the rest of our stay in this really nice hotel. Had dinner tonight at the hotel was great from start to finish , food, service everything. Having a great time and very happy we re staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AllenTX12
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Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

This relatively new hotel is overall an excellent place for visitors to this area. It is well designed and the location could not be improved. The staff is courteous and helpful, and our room, with 2 doubles and harbor view, was quite spacious and well furnished. The hotel restaurant, La Bella Vita, is first-class. Though the menu is a bit limited, the food is expertly prepared and presented, and, most important, generally delicious. We've stayed in other hotels in Bar Harbor and elsewhere in this area, but Harborside Hotel has been our most enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WolfgangXYZ
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Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

My husband and I planned a last minute trip to Bar Harbor and I called the hotel when I got to Bar Harbor to check on availability. I was told by the reservationist that they had availability (special last minute rates) and that it could be a room facing the water, the street, the bay, etc. She told me that I could check with the front desk when I arrived at the hotel and that if they had waterview available, then I could have it for the rate she quoted. I arrived at the hotel about 5 minutes later and the front desk told me that if I wanted a waterview room, it would cost an additional $100.00. When I explained what I was told on the phone, the manager or asst. manager came out from the back, never said who he was and he was completely rude. He stated that the reservationist was seasonal help and she was still learning her job. The lobby is beautiful and I'm sure that the rest of the hotel is just as lovely, but I would never stay here because of the very rude and snobby attitude that we received. We have stayed in many luxury hotels over the years and for the most part, we were always treated nicely and respectfully. It's a shame when resorts feel that they can treat people so poorly.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank carlygirl13
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chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with the Harborside’s front desk department & reservations. I apologize that your interactions with us lead to your not staying with us.

I will personally follow up with our managers to provide feedback regarding your experience. While we cannot tell from your review the specific manager with whom you spoke other than “he”, it will be a good reminder of the importance of first impressions with our potential guests and how the guest’s experience begins before even arriving at the property.

I hope you will change your mind about coming to visit us in the future. We would look forward to welcoming you to the Harborside and sharing our hospitality with you.


Best Regards,

Chris Torrey
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Grand Rapids
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

It was nice hotel, great location, beautiful hotel, view was amazing. The price however, ouch. The two tables in our room weren't properly tightened, really wobbly, my hubby tightened the one bench by the bed afraid our daughter would break it. It was worth staying here even though it was pricey.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hollyhawkskitchen
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

We stayed here towards the end of the season and whilst the hotel staff are / were excellent the price seemed a tad steep for the room. Please don't get me wrong, it's lovely but the resort charge seems a bit of a swizz. We had to move room because of an amazingly loud buzzing (we had a room next to a boiler) and the staff were superb but we were in the bottom level so it all felt a bit 'carparkie' for almost $250 a night. However, the staff are impeccably trained and this is what makes it a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RobWeymouth
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Additional Information about Harborside Hotel & Marina

Property: Harborside Hotel & Marina
Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor at the ocean's edge; near Acadia National Park; breathtaking view of Frenchman's Bay. ... more   less 
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