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Wonder View Inn
Ranked #26 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My dog and I recently stayed at this inn (we usually come to Acadia every fall to hike and rent a cottage) this year no cottages were available so I chose Wonder View. This is a absolutely lovely place to stay with your dog. We received a welcome package when we checked in that had a dog bowel, dog cookie, list of restaurant's that one can take your dog to. The staff were wonderful and very dog friendly. It is easy to get to the park and downtown from this inn. The grounds are lovely and a good place to walk your dog (the welcome package includes doggie poop bags!) I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

It sounds like you and your dog had a terrific vacation with us. I am very happy to hear how much you appreciated all of the special touches such as the bowl, cookies, and doggie bags that we provide to make you and your "best friend" feel at home here.

I hope that you do have the opportunity to come back and stay with us again. Be sure to say hello in person when you do.

Jim Ash
GM

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Well the rooms are dated, but very clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. However, the name matched the accommodations, it's wonder-ful.
Overlooking the islands and water to the east, nestled 400 feet above Bar Harbor...just delightful.
Also, they only charged $20.00 for our dog, which is reasonable compared to most.

Room Tip: Our room number was 43, again nothing to look at from the outside, but sitting on the porch you can...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Thank you for your very positive review of Wonder View. We sit on the site of the Mary Roberts Rinehart estate that was named Far Veiw. Needless to say this view has been appreciated and admired for a very long time. We feel priveledged to be here and are always thrilled to share.

I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed staying here with your dog. We welcome people travelling with pets and so does much of Bar Harbor.

I hope that you will think of us next time you are in Bar Harbor and wish you happy travels wherever you may go.

Jim Ash
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This inn is quite aged. It is not a place we would normally stay, but it served it's purpose for one night and we are no less weary because of it. It was very clean except where the tubs' top meets the tubs' bottom, there is a under ledge, only seen if you are taking a bath rather than a shower. There was lots of mildew on this hidden area. I went to the office to explain to them that the shower head was missing. (The reason I took a bath rather than a shower) My bad. Shower head is there, just a tube coming out of the wall. They could spend a couple more bucks and get real shower heads. The good things about this hotel are many. The view is beautiful, the mattresses and pillows are nice. The rooms have air conditioners. The staff was very accommodating, location was perfect and it was priced at $119 rather than $250+ the other "quaint" hotels were asking. I'll probably never make it to Bar Harbor again (We are from Texas) but if I do, I would not have a problem staying there again.

Room Tip: I don't know of any rooms that have an advantage over any others.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vanessa H
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to write this review. We are an older property and spend a great deal of time making sure that we maintain the quality standards deserved by our many customers who have been visiting here, in some cases, for a lifetime of vacations.

I am pleased that you appreciated our fine staff and that you found our price point to be good for you.

I hope that you will be able to return to our beautiful area again some day even though you travelled from so far away, and also hope that you will look us up if you do.

Thank you,

Jim Ash
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Very friendly staff, Room was quiet and very clean. Bed was very comfortable. There was a private balcony off our room with a good view of Frenchman Bay. The breakfast was great with many items to choose from. Location was fine with easy drives to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia Park. We would definitely recommend this Inn to friends and, in fact already have. We would stay here again!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 3 near the office. This room had a view of the bay
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim M
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hospitality04609, General Manager at Wonder View Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Thank you very much for all of your kind words. I am thrilled to hear that your stay was so convenient and comfortable. I agree that our location is absolutely ideal both to the downtown Bar Harbor area and also to Acadia National Park. We sit on over 14 acres and yet we are right in town giving us a country feeling with all of the convenience of a downtown hotel.

I sincerely hope that you will be back and would like to meet you when you do.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Wonder View. We booked a room in Hillcrest House, 2nd level and the views of the harbor were spectacular! They were very welcoming of our dog, even providing a little welcome gift for her! The property itself could use some updating. Everything just seemed a bit tired. The outside stairs and decks needed a new coat of paint. The carpeted stairs in Hillcrest House were either really dirty or really worn or both. While our room was very spacious, the furnishings in the room were old and in need of replacement. I guess we just expected more for the price..

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Clean rooms friendly staff. Aptly named - the view truly is a wonder the laundry was a nice touch. One less thing to worry about when you get back from vacation.
Plenty of hiking trails in the area from beginner to expert Thank you for your hospitality

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Pros: Good location to Acadia, scenic drives, downtown Bar Harbor, restaurants & shopping
Cons: Old motel, very hard mattress and pillows, also room smelled moldy. Also, this is a dog friendly motel so keep this in mind if you have allergies.

Room Tip: Don't pay extra for a room with a view. All you can see is tree tops.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wonder View Inn

Address: 50 Eden St, PO Box 25, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1446
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £112 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wonder View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the premiere locations in the area. Only a minute from downtown Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. Superb dining: Enjoy the famous, eight sided, glass walled, Looking Glass Restaurant, and enjoy the spectacular panorama that only the Wonder View’s unique location can provide. Comfortable rooms: Most balconies offer views of Frenchman’s Bay and the surrounding islands. Step out to our pool or stroll our beautifully manicured grounds. ... more   less 
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Wonder View Inn And Suites
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Wonder View Inn Bar Harbor, Maine

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