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“Pricey but great hotel with the best view!”
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West Street Hotel
Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We had this hotel booked a year in advance for our trip to Bar Harbor at the end of August. Although it is quite pricey, the room and the amenities totally make up for it! We had a premium king room facing the water on the fourth floor, and it was spacious and spotless. Love, love, love the beverage and goodie station on each floor! The pool on the roof was a great way to wind down after a day in Acadia or whale watching. The staff is very helpful and friendly too.

Although we ate elsewhere every day (if you truly want great lobster, drive about 15-20 miles out of town....seriously. Go where the locals go.), we would definitely stay in this hotel again, and also recommend it to anyone who travels to Bar Harbor. I would not want a room facing the parking lot though, so make sure you ask for harborview.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank SUEzq65
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. Everything about the stay was outstanding. Friendly, helpful staff, a clean room with a nice view of the harbor and a great location. Loved walking the streets of downtown Bar Harbor knowing our hotel was minutes away. We enjoyed the shopping and the night life. Will stay again next year!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Although it was the last couple of days before the end of the season and the hotel would close until next Spring, the hotel and staff were prepared to meet any need we had. Very new hotel smartly decorated with a real fireplace always going in the lobby. Definitely recommend the bay side of the hotel as the other side only has a view of the parking lot. Bathroom shower was big and offered rain shower and a hand held shower head. Free coffee, bottled water and fresh fruit was available in the pantry located on every floor.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JohnValine
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Our stay (2 nights in mid-october) was very enjoyable. Great staff and facilities. Paddy's pub has good food and a very nice atmosphere. Great views overlooking the harbor. Close to just about everything you would want to do/checkout in Bar Harbor. Good transportation options to get around. 5 stars plus for a rating....

Room Tip: Go for a harbor view room, 4th floor!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rachel-Dick
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Water is definitely a large feature of the memories taken away of this hotel.
1) The water in harbour, which our room looked out onto - giving a great view from the private balcony with wooden rocking chairs.
2) The calm, shimmering surface of the "infinity" swimming pool in the evenings, when we went up on the roof terrace to get even better views and to watch the sunset.
3) The water overflowing from the inadequate drain in our bathroom! Luckily the bathroom was large and a wet-room style.
The room itself was also large, with a sofa and armchairs and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. The nautical theme and colour scheme of white, marine blue and red was carried to an extreme, but gave a feeling of freshness.
The pantries on each floor of the hotel proved to be a useful source of bottled water and reasonable tasting cups of coffee (to take with you if it gets chilly sunset watching, up on the roof).
There were plenty of restaurants and breakfast diners within walking distance. Overall we found this hotel to be a comfortable base for exploring the town itself and the nearby Acadia Park (using the shuttle buses starting from the Village Green).

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Geoff & Barbara
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We went here just for a night as we were travelling from Portland, ME to Saint John, NB. The hotel is easy to find, the staff friendly and the rooms were clean. We had a nice patio that looked over the harbour and I would recommend this side of the hotel. The beds were a dream to sleep in and super comfortable.

I wold recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We first stayed here in September 2012, right after it had opened and we loved it! We basically came back to Bar Harbor this fall to stay at West Street Hotel, but the experience was a bit different this time.

First of all, make sure you get a room with harbor views, in the main building. The side building is a bit disconnected, and having in a view to the parking lot instead of the amazing harbor, offers two different experiences.
Secondly, I felt that the customer service was not up to last year's experience, and for the price of the rooms (close to $400/night), it should have been a bit more professional. Perhaps this was because we visited Bar Harbor toward the end of the season and staff were focused on leaving the hotel, but still I wish they would have done better.

Great location in Bar Harbor, good Irish restaurant and bar, great rooms, little kitchenettes on each floor that offers water, fruit and evening snacks- which is amazing. Great for families and couples.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank AniWard
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Additional Information about West Street Hotel

Address: 50 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1858
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Bar Harbor
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £206 - £360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — West Street Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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