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Bar Harbor Inn & Spa

  • 1 Newport Dr. Map It
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  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • At the harbor
  • Some two-level suites

Cons

  • Not right near Acadia National Park

Updated 12/26/2013

Fodor's Review

Originally established in the late 1800s as a men's social club, this waterfront inn has rooms spread among three buildings on well-landscaped grounds. Rooms in the Oceanfront Lodge have private decks overlooking the ocean, and many of those in the main building have balconies overlooking the harbor. Most rooms also have gas fireplaces. A luxury spa offers everything from massages and mud wraps to aromatherapy and facials. A terrific upscale restaurant, the Reading Room,

serves Continental fare along with Maine specialties such as lobster pie and Indian pudding. There's live music here nightly in season. The outdoor Terrace Grill serves a lobster bake with all the fixings.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Newport Dr., 1 Newport Dr., Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609, United States

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Phone:

207-288–3351; 800-248–3351

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed late Nov.–mid-Mar.
  • 138 rooms, 15 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/26/2013

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By Jean

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Apr 25, 2003

Timing is Everything

We just returned from a six night stay at the Bar Harbor Inn on two 3 night packages known as the "Island Escape."(?) We stayed in the Lodge, oceanfront room, with breakfast each day (which was deceiving in the advertising because it is a "continental breakfast" and not an "English Breakfast", which was not stated anywhere in the advertising or on the phone). The breakfast, as far as a "continental" breakfast can go, was very good. Fresh fruit,

bagels, muffins, cereal, sweet rolls, etc. The other positive thing was that it was served in the Lodge, and it was served until 11:00 a.m. Those were pluses. We also received two dinners. These were a very good value because you could chose anything on the menu, no limitations (it included soup or salad, entree and dessert). The dining room (as everyone knows) is fantastic! And, there was never any rush. Our package was $1,053.00, for two. We had great weather and a beautiful room, almost a suite, with balcony. I found the staff very friendly. We had some trouble with getting enough hot water, which I thought was odd, since there were many empty rooms. Of course, at this time of year, many places in town are closed, but it is also an opportunity to talk with the locals and avoid all the crowds. In high season, I don't know if I would pay the premium on the room. But, there are other places in town to stay. I recommend staying in Bar Harbor proper, definitely. Acadia was wonderful and we did a lot of trekking.

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By Joe

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Oct 14, 2002

A Special Atlantic Sized Adventure

We stayed in the main building, in a great king suite. The location is an advantage for touring the town at night after a day of hiking. The staff were accomodating and helpful. I feel that they went out of their way to make my stay special. Did I mention the views were terrific too?

By Shari

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May 1, 2002

Viva Lobster Pie!

I have traveled around the world, and have never been in such a wonderful place! If you are willing to spend the money (and it is WORTH it) get a room overlooking the bay on the first floor. It was amazingly cozy, clean and the bathroom even had heated floors! My husband and I travel throughout Maine each year and always end our trip at the Bar Harbor Inn. The lobster pie served in their impeccable restaurant is the best meal you will ever have.

It melt sin your mouth. If everyone could eat this lobster pie, there would be world peace!

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By Judith

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Aug 27, 2001

Excellent meal, location and view

The rooms are extremely overpriced so we chose a smaller room without a view -- the location is wonderful, the view from the resturant and the resturant service is excellent - the rooms are very very ordinary especially for the rate.

By C

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Mar 6, 2001

Great Hotel and Location

I loved this hotel and would suggest it to anyone. It's clean with pretty landscaping. It's on the water and right in town. We only moved our car when we went to Acadia. Our room had a balcony and was pleasant to sit on after a long day. The breakfast is wonderful. Coffee and tea are always available in the lobby, which is great because it can be cold in Bar Harbor. If you're going to Bar Harbor, definitely stay here!

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