The Holiday Inn Bar Harbor Regency consists of two buildings, a main building with the reception desk and a separate building that has only guest rooms. We stayed in the separate building so I can't really speak for the rooms in the main building but I would recommend trying to get a room in the main building. It is more expensive but probably more convenient since you won't have to walk across a parking lot to get to the front desk and you're closer to the pool and other amenities of the hotel (the restaurant, etc).
The front desk was staffed by young receptionists who were friendly and helpful. There was a manager, Ryan if I'm not mistaken, who was NOT helpful NOR friendly. So depending on who you get at the front desk, service can be okay or rude and inept.
Our rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The mini-fridge was tiny and old, which was surprising since most Holiday Inns I've stayed in have relatively new appliances. Housekeeping is rather careless, as the mouthwash that's provided in the bathrooms had a broken seal (so it was never replaced when the room was cleaned, which leads me to wonder what else was overlooked or not changed in the room) and our room was left OPEN when we arrived.
Outside of the guest rooms, a lot of things appeared to be in need of an update. The pool and the grounds looking out onto the water were quite nice. But again, they were located by the main building, so you would have to walk over from the second detached building (the detached building looks out mainly onto the parking lot).
I rarely find a hotel that I don't like but overall, this hotel just left a bad taste in my mouth. There are plenty of hotels in Bar Harbor so I would not be returning nor would I recommend this place.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Bar Harbor Regency Hotel Bar Harbor
- Regency Bar Harbor
- Holiday Inn Bar Harbor Regency Maine