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Bar Harbor Inn
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Stephenson, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth the money”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We got a room on the water not in the main hotel on the second floor. Room was clean and maid service was fine. Having the walking trail out front was not an issue even though we were there during high season and lots of folks walked through it remained peaceful. Complimentary breakfast was OK. Not bad, not great. Did in a pinch when we just wanted something light and quick before going out to explore. Parking was occassionally an issue because they were booked solid. Did not eat at either of the resturants there so can't say how they were. It was a little more than we would normally spend for loding but sitting on the deck enjoying the view morning, afternoon or evening was worth it. Complimentary cookies in the main office were the bomb!

Room Tip: Second floor is nice and probably a little more private if you don't mind carrying up your lugga...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to be our guest. I appreciate all your comments in your review. Your comments helps our team in managing the property. This is very important to us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

......Overall we enjoyed it, despite it being somewhat on the pricey side. Really convenient for Main Street, and oh so handy to be able to park ones car and simply stroll to all the action. Service was charming, rooms were adequate if lacking in WOW factor. Pool area was nice and being right on the bay was a bonus. There are more hotel options it seems in Bar Harbour now, and I suspect this hotel may lose some trade to the new kids in the block, which I confess I would check out if I were to return.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate that you chose to be our guest during your recent stay. Thank you for mentioning our staff was charming, the pool area was nice and you enjoyed the location. Our Maintenance Crew renovate many of our rooms each winter. The renovations have been very successful and our return guests have responded very positively to the upgrades. I hope that you decide to return as our guest in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Walpole, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2014

we have traveled to many countries and stayed at many hotels, but with all do respect, the Bar
Harbor Inn in Maine takes first place in EVERY CATEGORY as listed in the following:
friendliness, courteous, helpful in so many ways impossible to list, from chambermaid service
to door openers, to waiters & waitresses,to front desk personnel (at any given time of day or nite,
personnel on duty actually make you feel like they were waiting for you so they may assist you).
there really is no way to describe the experience of staying there other then to experience it yourself. the food presentation is second to none, a fiesta of tastes will challenge your pallet
to remember anything so fine. this trip is our 4th. we have made it a point to do this on a yearly basis now. Anna & Bob Runci.

Room Tip: definitely go for water view. you won't be disappointed. if possible, bring binoculars, great fo...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa on Tripadvisor. We appreciate having you as our guest and thank you for your loyalty regarding staying with us each year. It is very satisfying for our staff to read such a fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

So I decided to stay at a bed and breakfast because I had a great experience with one in San Antonio (The Vista Inn) but this bed and breakfast fell flat! The room was OK, we had a slight bug issue, and the breakfast they offered was less than the free breakfast you get at Holiday Inns! There was no “hot” breakfast available, just toast, bagels, cereal and boiled eggs. At least at Holiday Inns I can get pancakes or biscuits! The only good thing about this Inn is the location! It’s walking distance to everything and the two restaurants they have on sight are great! However I am used to staying in Hotels so if you’re like me skip this bed & breakfast and do a hotel in town!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Just spent 5 nights at the Bar Harbor Inn and it was magical! It is in town but so far from the hectic pace of BH tourism that I was surprised how close we were to town. You are just steps from the sea and to sit on your private terrace and enjoy the vista was a great joy! On a visit you can visit West street and Main street but that is not the joy of BH. The inn itself has everything you could want. A peaceful and relaxed vacation. You have the option of walking Main St but we chose to walk the foot path along the sea wall and the streets of private residences and estates.
The inn has a pool and serves coffee and tea all day long and bring out cookies around 3:00 PM.
Breakfast is provided free of charge in the inn's lounge and it is complete, unlimited and available several hours. This is an inn I will need to return to and I hope soon.

Room Tip: We chose a room not located in the main building. The inn's web site explains all room options...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Congratulations for being our 1,000th Tripadvisor review!

Thank you for choosing to be our guest at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa and I am very pleased to read that your stay was magical. We appreciate that you mentioned our location. The Bar Harbor Inn property has two very unique shore fronts. One is over looking the harbor and the other is over looking the ocean. Our guests get these fantastic views and we are 1 block from Main Street which makes our property peaceful and relaxing.

Thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Binghamton, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

If you are going to Bar Harbor you must stay here. It was our family's first trip to Bar Harbor. We had a room with a balcony the was so relaxing to sit and enjoy the oceanfront views and especially watching the boats. We booked the room packaged that was above our expectations. Summer Getaway 3 nights lodging, 3 full breakfasts, 1 dinner in the Reading Room Restaurant. A Lobster Bake on the Outdoor Terrace Grill. Choice of an Acadia National Park Tour (which picked you up in the parking lot) or a 2 hour harbor cruise and a $20.00 Gift Shop credit (includes all sales tax and dinning room gratuities). The staff is always so helpful. The made the stay so pleasant......

Room Tip: There are all types of rooms at the Inn but it is definitely worth getting the oceanfront with a bal...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Dear Guest,

It is very pleasing to read your fantastic review on Tripadvisor.com. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your Summer Getaway Package and our staff was helpful. It was our pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to your next stay with us.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Des Moines, Iowa
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127 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

What a great place to stay in one of our new favorite towns! The staff was excellent, the meals in the dining room and outside were delicious, and our room was perfect. We stayed in the Oceanfront Lodge and would recommend that to others. A continental breakfast is served in that building for a quick, no-frills breakfast with amazing views!

We did not use the spa or pool, but we talked with other guests who enjoyed those services. The staff at the front desk was great at check-in and very helpful throughout our stay in guiding us through our other activities outside of the property. The stay was not cheap, but well worth the splurge in my book!

Room Tip: Oceanfront Lodge is a great spot!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BHI-GM, General Manager at Bar Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa during your recent trip to Bar Harbor. It is very satisfying to read that you thought our staff was excellent, the meals in our restaurants were delicious and your room was perfect. We really appreciate your input. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Sincerely,


Fred Link
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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