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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 August 2013

The staff is wonderful, helpful and accommodating. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Views are gorgeous. Continental breakfast is wonderful and delicious, plenty of food and variety. Homemade pastries. Service is excellent. Everyone is so kind. We've had little trouble with the Internet. Rooms are quiet. We decided to stay in and have pizza and the staff ordered it And...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! It seems that this year especially the shuttle has been a tremendous hit, maybe it's the two hour parking limit in town! The Island Explorer is also a terrific option for island wide travel and they have a pick-up point close by. Our views are spectacular, I totally agree and I am pleased so many of...

Bar Harbor, Maine
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Very kind staff, extremely clean and well-maintained... but after reserving a room 6 months ahead of time I would think they would do better than put me on the bottom floor... and I can hear EVERY STEP the people take on the floor above me - evidence of poor construction (I definitely recommend the third floor). And the internet is...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Well, you sure knocked the wind out of our sails! Thank you for your honest opinion, we always appreciate hearing the truth, no matter what. I make no excuses other than we are a wooden structure in a very quiet location and in the early morning hours you could hear a pin drop in the lobby! As far as booking...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed here for two nights on the recommendation of Trip Advisor and could not have been more pleased.  First of all, the people who work here are uniformly nice.  Really nice!  You are greeted as if you are a family member.  This modern hotel was built on the footprint of a former mansion.  It is over a mile outside...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Well, I can tell by your review that you really took the time and the opportunity to relax and enjoy! That is what we like to see. All of us know what we would like when we travel and we try to give that personal touch to our guests. Many of us have been here so long that we feel...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We spent four nights here as a base for Acadia. Stayed in the two bedroom condo with kitchen. Beautiful accommodations, with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and equipped kitchen. Great breakfast buffet at the main building, with nice views (and freshly baked cinnamon buns!). Helpful staff, from the time of our initial inquiry about the property to our stay. Clean and...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Those cinnamon buns are the best! If I was on vacation I would eat them every day. Alas, I am not on vacation so I just look and admire them! I do admit to having tried one or two, but how can I really appreciate what the guests are having if I haven't tried it myself?...

North Carolina
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed in a small hotel downtown the night before because there was no room at the Bayview. We were so happy to walk into this room!! The children loved it too. The view is gorgeous. The rooms are spacious. We don't remember any fresh flowers in our room? but we love the smell of their soap-still using it at...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

We are glad you came! The soaps you love are actually two of my favorite scents too! The green bar is bayberry and the glycerin is rosemary, cedar and thyme. Not the run of the mill scents, so to speak, but always remind me of Maine! I think it is wonderful that you all had such a nice time. August...

connecticut
Reviewed 10 August 2013

I cannot say enough great things about our experience at the Bayview. From the little things like fresh flowers in our room to the superior staff and their attention to every detail made us wishing we could have extended our stay! The view from our room was truly a wonderful thing to wake up to every morning and to sit...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

And we, along with the deer will be waiting to greet you! Once again this morning, I saw deer on both sides of the driveway quietly feeding. I also noticed several guests watching the sunrise on the dining room balcony. No one was talking, just quietly drinking their coffee. A spectacular affirmation of a great day ahead! This week besides...

East Hartland, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The Bayview was the perfect venue for me since I needed a place offering serenity. The view of the bay from our balcony was unsurpassed and offered an immediate feeling of "getting away from it all." The staff anticipated our every need even before we did, and the prompt shuttle service offered to Bar Harbor attractions, restaurants and the like...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! I think the word "sanctuary" fits perfectly for The Bayview. This morning when I drove in there were three deer in the driveway, a doe and two spotted fawns. Nice way to be greeted in the morning! Then I entered the hotel and the sunrise was just starting to happen and the main floor...

Spearfish, South Dakota
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Wonderful Experience You really have to experience the Bayview to appreciate it. The location is lovely and the view of Frenchman's Bay from your balcony is great. It is impeccably kept in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Chef Nora does wonders with the breakfast each day. It's called a continental breakfast but it's all that and more. Everything is delicious...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

How many times can I say thank you and make sure that people know we are being very sincere with our appreciation? This review lets everyone know that it isn't just one or two of our staff, it is all of our staff and we do have a mission...stress free vacation, smiling faces, great views, delicious food, helpful staff and...

Puerto Rico
Reviewed 5 August 2013

After booking two nights at the nearby Holiday Inn Regency Hotel and having a terrible experience with the room given (see my review), we decided that if we couldn't get a room at another hotel, we will definitely leave on the second day after visiting the Acadia National Park without staying a second night at that horrifying hotel. To our...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I am sorry you had a bad experience at another property and am glad we were able to accommodate you here. Trust me, we have made our mistakes before too but we try to learn from them and always hope we do better! I am so glad you mentioned the night sky. I had balcony lights installed last...

Mendon, New York, United States
Reviewed 4 August 2013

My wife and our boys just had the pleasure of staying at The Bayview. You always hope your trip will meet your expectations. The Bayview and Bar Harbor exceeded our expectations. As good as the reviews are on Trip Advisor it still does not do the hotel justice. The cleanliness, the views, the size of the rooms and all the...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you very much for the wonderful review. The best part of this season has been how appreciative our guests have been of our efforts and accommodations! Every word of your review brings a smile to all of our faces. Calling the staff the "Crown Jewel" of the Bayview is very high praise indeed! I will pass on your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. Expanded continental breakfast, pool, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, lounge and limited wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bayview

Address: 111 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1105
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $206 - $624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bayview 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
The Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
Bayview Bar Harbor
Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
The Bayview Bar Harbor, Maine
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“liked the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles imroth91, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have balcony and face the Frenchmans bay. The town homes do not, but are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles 441vickiea, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“any room is great!”
 of 5 bubbles greeny_david, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the water front rooms...worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles hrhdenise, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All hotel rooms have ocean (bay) view, we chose second (top) floor and this worked well for us.”
 of 5 bubbles BobF298, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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