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Balance Rock Inn

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21 Albert Mdws, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1701 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
4.5 Star accommodation
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Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious Inn's name celebrates More the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Concierge
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
27
Price range
US$ 105 - US$ 423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
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Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
Location
United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Location
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
121Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
45Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Room & Suite (201)
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Dining (21)
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Family and Play Areas (2)
Reviews (546)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Location was perfect, appreciated the fact that they were a dog-friendly hotel. Room could have been a bit bigger, too crowded with dogs and both of us but again...we were grateful for a room that allowed them.Two gripes: the air conditioner/heater unit... It kicked on...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel that I would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Bar Harbor. Down a block from the main road, it is close enough to walk right into the center of town, but tucked away enough to offer some privacy. Offers lovely...More

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Response from ClaireEM83, Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 27 August 2018

Dear AM219, We can't wait to have you back! Thank you for taking the time to share with other about the Balance Rock Inn. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Claire Miles

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and me stayed for a couple of days. The service was terrible from the front desk to the restaurant. We asked for recommendations on restaurants and hiking, but nobody helped us. For breakfast, there was not host, and the waitress told us to...More

Thank Carla A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Rooms on 3rd floor were fairly small (as stated), particularly the bathrooms. Close proximity to the ocean, restaurants, excursions and shopping. Excellent breakfast included!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located a short walking distance from the main shopping street and right on the harbor, the Balance Rock Inn has an ideal location. From this perspective, the only negative is that the cruise ships tend to anchor right in front of the hotel. Nevertheless, the...More

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surfkansas
18 March 2018|
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Response from ClaireEM83 | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a small plates menu at our Veranda Bar. At this time we don't have one to post because we are currently closed for the winter.
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Susanne D
24 August 2017|
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Response from Claire M | Property representative |
We do allow pet but in certain rooms only, you can call and ask about availability. we do have a pet fee, its $40 per night per pet. No restrictions on size or type of dog.
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"Beta sea view if possible"
speninosmith
1 week ago
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"Suiet ocean view w fireplace! Was out of this world "
mikehH6953EN
2 weeks ago
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"Main building #108 on the first floor. Easy to get to and beautiful views of the grounds and ocean. Very..."
Lala04046
4 weeks ago
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"Each room is so different, just make sure to clarify you are receiving what works best for your needs."
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