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Island Place

51 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1433
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-09-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#35 of 45 hotels in Bar Harbor
Island Place, formerly known as Primrose Place has 10 newly renovated downtown Bar Harbor rooms. Choose rooms with 1 Queen Size Bed or rooms with 1 King Size Bed. All rooms are Non-Smoking and include small refrigerator, free wifi, TV, black out shades, air conditioning, and full bath. Coffee, Tea, Computer with printer, Water Bottle Filling station and Microwave available in Lobby. Island Place is located in the historic district of Bar Harbor, walking distance from downtown.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Joseph wrote a review Oct. 2020
Brooklyn, New York1 contribution
Island Place has friendly staff, spacious rooms, and is located perfectly no matter if you are going to explore Bar Harbor or spend the day in Acadia. The motel is located just a short walk from downtown Bar Harbor so you don't have to worry about circling the town for a parking spot. Plan on staying here again when I visit Bar Harbor again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
maine2disney wrote a review Sep. 2020
Windham, Maine21 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel was super clean, the staff were so friendly and accommodating and the location of the hotel was perfect - we were able to walk to town. I highly recommend staying at Island Place. They even offered to mail items that were left hanging in our closet.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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dorak418 wrote a review Sep. 2020
New Jersey17 contributions12 helpful votes
Melissa & her staff help to provide an excellent experience in all aspects of one’s stay. They are experienced, knowledgeable and personable. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Staff go above & beyond to accommodate you. Within walking distance to heart of town. Definitely returning to the Island Place.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Paul Bolduc wrote a review Jul. 2020
South Portland, Maine8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel is clean and well equipped. Close to everything and within walking distance. 5 minute walk to hannaford dining and downtown. Staff is very Covid conscious and require face coverings in office. Night office staff and wiping and cleaning and sanitizing handrails and door handles consistently. Would highly recommend and will stay again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Swgapeach wrote a review Oct. 2019
Highlands, North Carolina32 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed four nights after a whim, somewhat late decision to go maine in fall. Hotel reservations were hard to come by and while this wasn’t my first choice, we were happy to get reservations and pleased with our stay. Think we got the only room available at the time. While the room and bathroom were very small, the room (and surrounding property) is very well maintained. Maid service reliable and very sweet upon interactions. Indeed all staff were quite personable and accommodating. Parking is an issue in downtown Bar Harbor, so having a room a few blocks away (walking distance!) from the main drag with free parking was a huge plus.... but leads to our only recommendation. Having designated parking by room number would be helpful ....because I’m pretty sure some folks parked there a few times who weren’t actually staying. It only affected us once and briefly, and that was the only mar to an otherwise very lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$140 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Place
Which popular attractions are close to Island Place?
Nearby attractions include St. Saviour's Church : (0.4 km), Abbe Museum (0.4 km), and Reel Pizza Cinerama (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Place?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Island Place?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Island Place?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Place?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Place?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen, Reel Pizza Cinerama, and Jordan's Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Island Place?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (0.4 km) and Sieur de Monts Spring (2.7 km).
Is Island Place accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.