We had long heard about the charms of Bar Harbor, and this summer we finally got there. It was raining hard, and we couldn't even see the water, but the fire in the hotel's reception area was burning brightly and it couldn't have been more welcoming. If you are a sailor, or love nautical decor, the West Street Hotel will make you feel like you've died and gone to heaven. I forget which top clothing designer did the decor design, but it is wonderful. The rooms are large, airy, perfectly coordinated and have wonderful lighting features. The rooms are "smart" with lights that come on when you enter (at least the bathroom), so you feel the hotel is on the cutting edge of design.
The next morning, after two straight weeks of rain, the sky cleared and we saw the beautiful harbor and Bar Island. If our room had been at the other end of the hotel (we were at the restaurant end), our view might have been obstructed by other hotels, but our view was lovely. Our balcony was spacious, and we were high enough not to have a problem with noise from the street below.
Food in the restaurant was quite good, and our server was fabulous. We cannot recommend the West Street Hotel too highly.
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- Also Known As:
- West Street Hotel Bar Harbor, Maine