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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
Ranked #13 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Maumee, Ohio
1 review
“Atlantic Oceanside Review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed at the Atlantic Oceanside for a week in October, 2013. Both the bathroom and the room itself were very big. We had a balcony overlooking the bay and it was so enjoyable. Coffee on the balcony with the beautiful view was great. We booked one of their package deals and it was a bargain. It included a dinner at the beautiful Reading Room Restaurant with an ocean front view. This restaurant was voted one of the top 500 restaurants in the world back in 2007-8. The food was fantastic. The package deal included a free bus tour of the park and a ride on the Schooner Margaret Todd. Even though the schooner ride was recommended to us, we didn't go, because the weather was rainy, cold, and very windy. The hotel is about an hour away from Bangor, Maine,. Go there and take the Stephen King tour. Very informative and enjoyable. Visit the LL Bean outlet in Ellsworth and in Bangor. The Chart restaurant a short distance from the hotel is another great seafood place. Our package deal included two full breakfasts and both were delicious. The complimentary breakfast was more than adequate too. Only problem was that the bathtub was very slippery, but we solved that by buying a bath mat at the hardware store in town.

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Rio, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We spent two nights at the Atlantic Oceanside in the middle of October, 2013. Unfortunately while we were there Arcadia National Park was closed. We found the hotel to be clean, well-kept, and reasonably priced. Our room was very nice and had a wonderful view of the harbor and cruise ships. The room was clean, comfortable, and roomy and we had our own private deck. This hotel is about a mile from downtown Bar Harbor, but we found it very easy getting back and forth. The young men in the hotel's Bistro were very helpful, friendly, and accommodating and the rest of the staff were very friendly and always spoke to you. We found the breakfast to be quite good, except a better job could be done getting fresh, good tasting pastries. This is a nice place to stay and we definitely would go back.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed at the Willows for three nights and found our stay very nice and relaxing. We especially enjoyed the view of the harbor from our own personal deck. Close drive to downtown Bar Harbor shopping and restaurants and Acadia National Park. Breakfast was well done and had quality ingredients. TV in our room was a small converted computer monitor and regular TV in sofa area was quite ancient and not really up to par for the cost of the room. Otherwise the stay was great,

Room Tip: Corner rooms facing the harbor are roomier and a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Nice, comfortable, roomy and great views from the deck. Usually get a room. Much nicer having more space. Felt homey and more relaxing than a hotel room. The gas fireplace was nice to have and cozy on chillier nights. Good stay.

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Mineola, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We were very pleased with all the facilities. The view was fantastic. The food was enjoyable and the staff was great. We found Cape Rosier and we stopped in Freeport. A great trip.and good base for seeing a lot of the area. We took the 2 hour boat trip and saw a lot of sea animals..

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We were very pleased with the room in the Willows which includes a full breakfast served by very attentive staff. The room was huge and the deck overlooking the water was large. We went on the front porch of the Willows every evening to drink some wine and watch the sunset. It felt like our own private retreat. I will request room 811 on our next visit. They also reserved us a great table at the Reading Room in Bar Harbor Inn on a Saturday night. Great staff and great value!!!

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Mission Viejo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Atlantic View Building - room was large and very comfortable and clean. Had a great view of the bay and the balcony was nice for sunrise photos. Continental breakfast was also very good. Very close to Acadia and only a short drive to downtown Bar Harbor.

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Additional Information about Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center

Property: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
Address: 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
#10 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center 3*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 12 beautiful acres just one mile from downtown Bar Harbor and the main entrance to Acadia National Park, the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel offers an ocean view from every room. Our brand new Atlantic View building offers everything you would expect from a modern hotel with fantastic views. Close enough to all the action of town, but just far enough away so you can relax. Our new rooms, friendly staff, and seasonal packages are the perfect combination of quality and value. Let us show you how beautiful the Maine coast can be.The AO is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its all new Bistro on Eden, a full service restaurant and bar.And with a great location comes great responsibility. The Bistro on Eden is a warm, lively restaurant and bar where people can be themselves and meet others in a friendly, comfortable setting. Overlooking Frenchman's Bay it offers smashing views and intimate outdoor seating, where every seat faces the Atlantic Ocean. We feature great tasting fresh, seasonal comfort cooking with ingredients that are primarily sourced from local, small scale vendors. Above all you can expect warm, genuine service. That is something upon which we pride ourselves.We are located inside the lobby of the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St. Bar Harbor, and Maine 04609. Open Wed. ~ Sat. 5Pm ~ 9pm ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel Bar Harbor
Atlantic Oakes Resort
Atlantic Oakes Hotel
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel And Event Center Bar Harbor, Maine

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