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The Bayview

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Coventry, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Bayview for our anniversary. The hotel was wonderful, beautiful views from our hotel room on a lovely balcony. First night we saw deer outside our window - very tranquil. Only downfall was there was no restaurant in the hotel. The meals in the town were not very good. Very much like bar food....

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

You are very welcome! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I may have spoken with you at check-out about the restaurant. We had one for years and served lunch and dinner. We are a small property and it was difficult to staff because we weren't always busy and really good servers depend on their tips. Bar Harbor...

Monroe, Ny
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My family visited Bar Harbor this past August for the first time we were very pleased with our accommodations, the views, and the afternoon cookies. The staff was incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make our stay very pleasant All in all a solid resort that I would not hesitate to stay at again.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Short and sweet and to the point! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. August was a very busy month and in the early days it seemed to rain day after day. Then the sun returned and the weather was terrific! I hope you come back again to stay. The same faces...

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Bayview. The room was huge and extremely clean and comfortable. The staff was outstanding and we loved our rides into town with Greg and Al. One morning Greg drove us to Café This Way for breakfast and I am sitting there drinking my coffee when I realized that I did not have my...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Wow, that was terrific! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation! Just what a "getaway" is supposed to be. We are very lucky, I agree with you, that everyone gets along so well. It makes the job of customer service so much easier. We try to leave our worries at home and smile through our days! I will admit we...

New York
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here based on other reviews, and picked a nice place. It is well out of the tourists walking about, although not far removed at all. If you are looking to relax with an awesome view of the bay in a quiet place away from the crowds, this is it. A very clean place, with very helpful staff. We...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad you had a nice time and sorry you didn't get to relax! We hope you will come back again and take the time to swim in the pool and relax on your deck. A nice cup of tea, a good book and cookies on a waterfront deck, now that sounds...

new jersey
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This property is outstanding, as noted by so many before me. Hard to describe why one loves this place so much since it is not a huge elaborate resort with piles of amenities, but rather just a simple, wonderful place to stay. It's basically a large bed and breakfast with superb, large rooms - each with a wonderful view of...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Wow, you made my day with your words! A "rather jaded traveler"who saw us for exactly who and what we are! A simple, wonderful place to stay. I think I will add your words to my description of who we are from now on! I have been getting some really nice phrases from our reviews lately and no one says...

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, USA
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Our family of 4 had booked the 3 bedroom townhouse thinking we would have 5 to stay. Well, plans changed we forgot but thanks to the flexibility of the staff my sister's family was able to switch and join us in the townhouse. Perfect! The staff, Thomas, Ashley, Betty, Al, Gregg and Chris made the experience just great whether it...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Ah, the "infamous hype"! It is always tough to live up to it because every guest is different. Try as we might, we know we can't please everyone. We did succeed with you and your family and that makes us smile! I am glad the vacation was all that you hoped it would be. I am sorry about the 3rd...

Reviewed 30 August 2013

I have stayed here before and will stay again, the rooms have a timeless elegance, and are spacious and spotless. The staff is always on their A game. Like others have said try to stay on the second floor- the view is very beautiful. Don't be put off by the distance to town- there is a shuttle provided! Will be...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! So many of the faces that walk through the door have been here before. It is a wonderful compliment to all of us and we really appreciate that. I think it is difficult for first time guests to really grasp the size and location of this property until they actually arrive. You mentioned your preference for the second...

Reviewed 28 August 2013

We and another couple traveled to Bar Harbor to celebrate our birthdays as well as our wedding anniversaries. We chose the Bayview through trip advisor. The minute we drove up to the building we knew that this was the place for us. We were greeted by an extremely nice staff, they continued to meet our every needs throughout our stay....

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I remember welcoming you and not knowing who was celebrating what but we were glad you came here! Once again our guests point out the best things about us. The staff, the view and the food! It is truly a combined effort. The view motivates us, the guests appreciate us and the food that Nora bakes fuels us!!...

Delaware, Ohio
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Just spent three relaxing and wonderful nights at The Bayview. Relying on Trip Advisor, we booked the hotel on the basis of very good reviews and...they were justified. The staff is the most friendly and helpful we've ever encountered. From helping us find just the right dinner location to driving us there in the hotel vehicle, they made it easy...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We are glad we did not disappoint you! Our guests have been so appreciative this year and we feel the same way. It isn't difficult to be friendly and helpful when you receive the same treatment right back. I feel very lucky to be part of a team that actually enjoys their jobs and do a...

Scarsdale, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I found this hotel through trip advisor and I was lucky enough to call and get a room for two nights. I would like to say this hotel is number one on trip advisor because of the view- it certainly could be it is on water with an excellent view of Harbor; I would like to say it is number...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for the very thorough and glowing review. I think I checked you in and you were so happy to be here and see a familiar face! You made the comment about knowing Thomas's name because you saw him at the bar in a picture on Trip Advisor! You walked in the door and fit right in. Yes, we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: ₹ 9,970 - ₹ 30,233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bayview 2.5*
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 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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“liked the second floor.”
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”
441vickiea, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“any room is great!”
greeny_david, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the water front rooms...worth it!”
hrhdenise, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All hotel rooms have ocean (bay) view, we chose second (top) floor and this worked well for us.”
BobF298, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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