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Bar Harbor Inn
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed here back in April as they were starting up for the season and loved it (shame so much of the town was still closed and the sequestration was affecting the park) but in relation to the hotel it was fabulous. I think we benefited by not being there in peak season and I would encourage anyone with the same opportunity to visit in the quieter period. The location and the view from our room were just magic. We had a small hiccup with the heating and they had it fixed by the time we were back from dinner. (I suspect it was more us then the equipment!) The breakfast buffet was very good and kept well stocked and took advantage of the view. We were most impressed with the restaurant for dinner. We did try another while in town just across the road but the view was not as good, nor the service, but ultimately the food was just so much better at the hotel's restaurant. It is a must to eat here whether or not you stay at the property (although I hope you do). Writing this now after all this time and wishing I was back there. One of the unexpected highlights to a holiday we put together on the run.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Since this was our first trip to Bar Harbor, we wanted a room with a great view of the ocean and a balcony. The Bar Harbor Inn was the perfect choice! We stayed in the Oceanfront Lodge on the second floor and had an outstanding view all throughout the day--from the beautiful sunrises to relaxing with some beverages at the end of an active day in Acadia. The hotel and the grounds are absolutely beautiful and so convenient to restaurants and the downtown area. Service was great--we did have a small problem with the heating system on our first night which they handled to our satisfaction. Our room was a nice size and extremely clean and well maintained. Very comfortable bed. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Many years ago, my parents took the long car trip to Bar Harbor, Maine from Brooklyn, NY.
I must have been so impressed with what they told me that I never forgot about it. I did this same wonderful trip from Long Island, NY with a friend not too long ago. We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn which is in a beautiful location overlooking Frenchman's Bay. One early morning just about sunrise, I opened the doors leading out to a small balcony and saw one of the most enchanting scenes that I have ever been priviledged to see. The sun just coming up shone on the big grey boulders sitting in the beautiful calm blue waters. The silence and majesty of the moment seemed otherworldly. The hotel itself is charming and has grandeur. The inside dining room is elegant but the lobster dinners we had on the outside dining patio cannot be compared to dining anywhere else. We did the usual tourist sightseeing, the trip to Acadia National Park, and the two hour boating adventure. You don't have to go to foreign lands to see beauty, it's right here in Maine, USA.

Room Tip: Make sure you book rooms with a view of Frenchman's Bay.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This place closes for the season Sunday 11/10/2013! FYI

Having said this, the AAA price they gave over the phone, $98, was $12 cheaper than Hotels.com...included free WiFi, free parking, and free Continental Breakfast. It was facing ocean and we had phenomenal sunrise views. You also have a terrace with table and chairs. Rooms 301/302/303 all face the back wall of seems to be a swimming pool when you go in/out of the room which was not so nice. The room was small (which the gal told me on the phone) with one large king bed.

Regular coffeemaker and fridge. The restaurant and bar were another story. The restaurant furniture is in dire need of updating. Felt like a scene out of the Overlook Hotel in the Shining. Prices off the hook. We meandered through a ghostly town. Almost everything was locked up for the season We ate dinner at Geddy's across the street from the hotel - AVOID AT ALL COSTS - but that's a different review!!

Oh and their WiFi was not fast which was more annoying because I told the gal on the phone that that was most important to us. Took a long time for pages to load.

It was a nice enough place to stay off season though. To be honest, I can't say I would want to stay here in their busy season.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We dropped in after deciding at the last minute to spend the night in Bar Harbor. The gentleman at the front desk was great and set us up in a waterfront room with the most gorgeous view. It is an older building but has been well maintained. Our room was nicely decorated and very clean. It had a large sliding door which opened out onto a private deck over looking the bay. It was a short walk to the pier and restaurants. We actually decided to stay at the hotel for most of the day and just enjoy the view. The continental breakfast was amazing. A bountiful assortment of breakfast breads and muffins and tons of fresh fruits all presented in elegance. The off season rate was very reasonable. We just loved this place and hated to leave. Oh, and the sunrise from our room was well worth getting up at 5 for.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

The Bar Harbor Inn hits the trifecta: super accommodations, excellent staff and good prices. The rooms, food and facilities are top notch. It is a traditional New England Inn; we stay at it often and are always delighted with our visit. The package deals are a super value.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stayed in the main lodge just after Labor Day weekend. It is old and worn and out of date- but at the same time, charming & picturesque. The location is great. We had a room looking over the water w/a small (very small) terrace and a fireplace. Luckily there weren't too many guests during that week, because everything is very creaky- I imagine it could be quite noisy when all rooms are filled. The views from the property are beautiful. The hotel is clean, the staff is friendly, but it definitely could use a little TLC.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Inn

Address: 1 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1898
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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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
#4 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#8 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £93 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bar Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bar Harbor's best oceanfront location, with great in-town convenience. Rated "Superior First Class" by Official Hotel Guide. Eight acres of lush lawns/gardens, three beautiful and distinct buildings, embraced by serene half-mile shorepath. Elegant rooms/suites; king/queen beds; premium bedding; waterfront balconies. Superior hotel amenities -- complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, luxury robes, wireless internet, homemade cookies. Both fine and casual dining - with delicious cuisine, attentive service, breathtaking ocean views. ... more   less 
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