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Acadia Hotel - Downtown

20 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
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#11 of 44 hotels in Bar Harbor
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The Acadia Hotel- Downtown offers the best location in Bar Harbor. Situated on the town square (The Village Green), it is the geographic center of Bar Harbor, which makes it the top choice for summer and winter travelers. Surrounded by shops, galleries, and restaurants, the Acadia Hotel offers something for everyone. The hotel was originally built in 1880, but the rooms are pristine and modern. This is a fantastic boutique hotel that feels more like an Inn. All guest rooms are slightly different and have their own character. If you looking for a standard hotel chain, this is not the place for you. However, if you’re looking for location, character, cleanliness and 5-star customer service, the Acadia Hotel – Downtown can not be beat! This small family owned and operated hotel takes pride in keeping the rooms updated and renovated. Additionally, they go above and beyond to make sure each and every guest has a memorable experience not just at the hotel, but in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park as a whole. As a bonus, the hotel offers free parking for every guest - a big plus in downtown Bar Harbor. (Cars arriving late or large vehicles may have to park at the hotel’s annex lot half a block away.) The Hotel has two outdoor hot tubs that are open year-round, free bicycles for guests' use, as well as hiking equipment free of charge!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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NancyMWPC wrote a review Jan. 2021
Monmouth, Maine2 contributions
We loved our stay here. Staff was so thoughtful and the room sunny and bright. Located right in downtown with a Maine feel (says a Mainer!) Especially in a cold snap, our trek to Bar Harbor was a needed treat.
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Date of stay: January 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Peter Hastings, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! I'm so glad you were able to get away and enjoy a fun stay at our hotel. Bar Harbor is a wonderful place to visit in the winter! Come see us again soon!
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Emma M wrote a review Jan. 2021
2 contributions
I made a slightly impulsive, last-minute decision, as a solo woman traveler, to drive from Boston to Bar Harbor through the night and spend some time at Acadia. I found the Acadia Hotel and was able to book online instantly for am amazing rate (it is the off season, after all). I chose the option to pay at the hotel. I then called to explain I likely wouldn’t arrive until 3 AM, which I was worried about, because I wasn’t sure how late the desk would be staffed at a small inn like this. I was prepared to cancel if it would inconvenience anyone. I spoke to a lovely and warm young woman who assured me it would be no problem at all, and that someone was available 24/7 to assist guests. I arrived a bit later than I anticipated, and upon walking into the warm and cozy lobby, I found a hand written envelope addressed to me, with instructions on how to access my room, and encouraging me to get some rest and check in with the desk in the morning. Everything from the signage upon arrival to the instructions I received were clear and simple, and getting to my room was a breeze. My room was lovely and serene, with all the comforts I needed (white fluffy towels, nice toiletries, an info card with local attractions, etc). It had a Juliette balcony and big floor to ceiling windows, with privacy/room darkening panels in case I wanted some extra shut eye. When I woke up, I got ready and headed down to the lobby where I found another young woman tidying up (the place was immaculately clean!). She greeted me immediately and met me at the desk, where I told her my room number and explained that I still had to pay! Without looking at her computer, she instantly knew my name, asked me what brought me to the area, and how I was settling in. She then gave me a great breakfast recommendation (Choco-Latte!) that was open for pickup. The coffee and food were delicious and just what I needed before venturing into the park. The hotel’s location is supreme, right in the middle of the town square of Bar Harbor. During peak season, I imagine it bustling with life and happy people going in and out of shops, galleries, restaurants, etc. EVERYTHING was walkable, but the free, easy parking at the hotel was a plus. I really appreciated the personal, intimate feeling at the Acadia Hotel as it’s not what I’m used to. I’m usually put up in big chains, which I don’t mind at all and which can have their perks, but there’s something to be said for a smaller place with dedicated staff that can really make you feel at home. I look forward to coming back to Bar Harbor, and when I do, I’m running straight back to this place. Thank you to the team for making me feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Peter Hastings, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Jan. 22, 2021
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for writing us a wonderful review. We do try and make sure our guests feel welcomed and comfortable; I'm glad we were able to help you feel this way! We look forward to seeing you again!
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hedtk wrote a review Jan. 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely, very comfortable hotel with a very nice staff. Complementary breakfast even had good bagels, a real treat for New Yorkers who are picky about bagels! Perfect place to stay after a long drive through a snowstorm to drop our son off at College of the Atlantic.
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Date of stay: January 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Peter Hastings, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Jan. 11, 2021
Hello, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed our hotel and our bagels! Come see us again!
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thereallove82 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Portland, Maine5 contributions9 helpful votes
Spent two nights off peak tourist season in November. The hotel is really cute, outside and inside, and staff is taking COVID-19 very seriously: all rooms are unoccupied for 24h after each guest leaves, to give them enough time to sanitize and clean. There was a bottle of cleaner and paper towels in the room, in the hallway and at the reception area. All staff was wearing masks and they are cleaning the common areas very often throughout the day. At check in they asked if I prefer housekeeping or not, and I declined it - happy to see the option to do so. The room was cute, clean and quiet, and the lobby area too. Staff was very helpful in providing recommendations for food! Another plus for Tesla drivers is their charger, free and for guests only. Just let the staff know a day before the arrival if you plan to use it, especially during tourist season. Would definitely stay again here!
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Date of stay: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Peter Hastings, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Nov. 26, 2020
Hello, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you noticed everything we are doing to keep our guests safe during this time. It's great ot hear you were able to use our Tesla chargers! They are fast becoming a favorite guest amenity. We hope to see you again!
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amanda_r_t wrote a review Nov. 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts105 contributions59 helpful votes
My husband and I originally chose this hotel due to the Tesla destination charger but were pleasantly pleased to discover it has lots more to offer. Our room was fantastic and the bedding was nice and comfy! Their COVID precautions made us feel safe as well. Our only complaint about our stay would be the very low water pressure in the shower. Tesla owner tip - ask the front desk to pass your cell phone number onto any other Tesla drivers that may arrive. This will allow you to text and swap out cars to charge. There were other Tesla owners staying there when we were and it made life that much easier to ensure all got the charge they required. Would highly suggest making this part of the check-in process - asking the Tesla owner’s permission to pass on numbers if needed.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Peter Hastings, General Manager at Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Responded Nov. 13, 2020
Hello, Thank you for staying with us! I'm glad you found our hotel had more to offer than what you were expecting. Thank you for the tip for Tesla owners! I'm glad everything worked out for you. Come see us again!
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US$133 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandBar Harbor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acadia Hotel - Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Nearby attractions include ImprovAcadia (0.3 km), Shore Path (0.3 km), and Criterion Theater (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen, The Stadium, and Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream.
Are there any historical sites close to Acadia Hotel - Downtown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (0.07 km) and Sieur de Monts Spring (2.8 km).