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Acadia Hotel
Ranked #8 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 July 2012

couldnt ask for a better location, really didnt spend much time in the rooms, but it was great to be able to sit on the porch in the evening, and having a place to park your car. park was right across from us so always some action going on.

Room Tip: we stayed one night in the back, low ceiling room. and it was just fine.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jeannie D
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We enjoyed staying here-nice room and great location near village green, shops and restaurants. When we needed to print something, the owner offered to do it at no charge. Many places would have charged to to this. Friendly, clean, convenient - perfect combination. Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

This little hotel has a great location ...... nice to leave the car and just walk around as in the middle of Bar Harbor! Our room was very clean which is a must for us. Lots of floral wallpaper but this just added to the charm:) Quiet and a good price. About a one minute walk from "Cafe This Way" for some tasty blueberry pancakes in the morning.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jord7
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

This place is all about location! Perfect, right in the heart of downtown. Clean rooms but outdated decor. Never saw a staff member except at check in, but didn't care. I'm not picky, just expect my lodging to be clean and in a good location. Acadia Hotel was just that. If you stay here, you'd better like flowers, they're splattered all over the walls, literally. Would stay here again, no qualms about it.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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1  Thank MSUalum1999
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

I have stayed here once or twice a year for the last several years, and I've never been disappointed. The rooms are clean, well-appointed and homey. The location across from Bar Harbor's town green is excellent if you like staying in town. You can walk everywhere or walk across the street and catch the free shuttle to just about anywhere in Acadia. The price to stay here is usually the best value you'll find in Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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3  Thank Ecotog
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

The Acadia Hotel has to be one of our families favorite places to stay - the location could not be more perfect - walk anywhere in town or grab a shuttle into Acadia National Park. The rooms are both charming and comfortable AND the staff offers the best advice on where to go and what to do - they go out of their way to help you enjoy your stay. My Mother absolutely loved sitting in the wicker chairs on the charming porch. We will definitely be Back!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Anita M
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

In high season, this is an outrageously priced Motel 6 type room, but with fewer amenities.

Positives: The internet was good, there was a porch with comfortable wicker chairs to sit on and have a glass of wine before dinner. There was a fridge in the room. If you like to be in the center of the "action", you're there, in the dead center of Bar Harbor.

Negatives: By "action" we mean tourist traffic. The postage stamp sized room was not large enough for the king-size bed. Each room has an air conditioner because if you don't turn it on the noise from outside is deafening. Not only the main street traffic, including major bus traffic, but the ventilation unit of the neighboring café kitchen which faced our room. This is a shame, because the windows can be opened and the air at night is cool and fresh enough so that you don't need air conditioning. Also the unit in our room looked like it dated from the 70's. The owner was bizarre. He was absent except when rang-for, and interacted minimally then. One felt one was intruding on him.

There is no common space, this is not a B&B or a hotel with a lobby. There's just the porch. I like to have hot water for tea in the morning wherever I stay and there was no way to get it here: One had to go to the café next door and pay for a cup of hot water. A generic motel room would have had a lobby with hot water, if not a microwave in the room. Also generally it would have more room to move about without hurting oneself.

If you're going on vacation to Bar Harbor, this is not a place to stay and relax, it is suitable only as a place to sleep and keep your suitcase, and change for dinner.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank goanywherefast
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Peter H, Owner at Acadia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2013

Over the past year, the Acadia Hotel staff has been busy updating the rooms, the decor and the hotel grounds. Since this review was wrtten, we have added a very nice lobby area with 24 hour Tea and Coffee service, a small business center, communal "book nook" and additional outdoor and indoor seating areas. While we are not a bed and breakfast, the changes have made the hotel a much more welcoming place, and we are please with the feedback.

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Additional Information about Acadia Hotel

Address: 20 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £95 - £249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Acadia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Acadia Hotel, built in 1884 as a private home, is located in the Historic Corridor in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. Newly and tastefully restored and renovated, affordable, and immaculate, The Acadia Hotel is the #1 choice of knowledgeable visitors to Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park. Surrounded by shops, galleries, and restaurants, the Acadia Hotel is Bar Harbor's only hotel situated on the historic Village Green. OPEN YEAR ROUND! ... more   less 
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