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American in Bogota
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights (2 families). Our room was a 2 bedroom oceanfront suite with a jacuzzi on the balcony for the kids. It was a really long walk from the lobby (like maybe the equivalent of 3 blocks) but it was spacious and comfortable with excellent views. This is a massive property so depending on which room...

Thank ChiquiMonster
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful room with a jacuzzi on the balcony! View was wonderful. The food in the restaurant was really good, had both a dinner and breakfast there. Breakfast while sitting on the outdoor patio! You can walk to all of downtown Bar Harbor, so no fighting for public parking spaces while you go out to eat, shop or...

Thank maggie4036
New Brunswick Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in September for a long weekend anniversary trip and the hotel was a great choice. Due to unseasonably warm temperatures the first couple of days we were able to enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub in the evening. We walked to downtown Bar Harbour twice and it was a bit of a walk but very pleasant....

Thank dmmichelle
Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this place. Yes it's a little expensive but it was worth every cent. We were in the middle of everything but could still escape the cross in our awesome Island view room with jacuzzi tub on balcony. We were close enough to walk to bar island and all attractions were near by. Room service was awesome as was...

Thank rick c
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear rick c, I would like to personally thank you for your gracious review with other travelers. Here at the Harborside Hotel & Marina we strive to provide great accommodations and friendly service and I am very happy to hear this is exactly what you received during your stay in Bar Harbor! Your kind words are much appreciated, our staff...

Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

In spite of its long history, the Harborside Hotel and Marina at Bar Harbor, Maine still retains its old charm that captivates guests and visitors alike. It's rooms are replete with modern comforts and yet give off a character that is distinctly classic and warm. Its restaurants serve great food and are a perfect venue to rest or just hang...

Thank Geronio U
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Geronio U, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review you repeat experience at the Harborside, it is our pleasure to welcome back our returning guests! Your review provides an opportunity to see our property through our guest’s eye- thank you for the very kind remarks! Every season we are pleasantly surprised at the amount...

Gastonia, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This hotel was recommended via Trip Advisor for a recent trip. We were so happy we chose to stay here. The hotel itself is elegant and immaculate located right on the ocean in the middle of Bar Harbor. You can walk to everything in Bar Harbor without worrying about parking your car. The staff was great. Upon entering the lobby,...

1Thank Brad F
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear Brad F, On behalf of the entire staff here at the Harborside Hotel & Marina I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with other travelers. It is always a pleasure to hear guests enjoying the property as well as our location, we take pride in providing great amenities and accommodations in the...

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Staff actually acknowledged us upon arrival and thanked us for our return visit when we checked in. The housekeeping staff has always been friendly, professional, and detail-oriented, and now the desk staff is living up to this same standard. We have stayed at the Harborside nearly every year since it opened and find the grounds to be the most beautiful...

1Thank cheri k
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear cheri k, Your kind words remind us of the reasons we do what we do. To offer an inviting space with extremely comfortable rooms and include all the amenities you could expect in a wonderful resort is what brings guests like yourself back to the Harborside Hotel season after season and year after year. We look forward to welcoming...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed here for two nights as part of a 17 day trip. It was a lovely hotel. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We got upgraded to a Junior Suite at no extra cost. The room was great with a huge bedroom and kitchen area and also a nice patio. The location was perfect for exploring this...

1Thank 359Ger1963
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear 359Ger1963, Thank you for your recent stay at The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina. Many thanks for your positive feedback of our staff. We strive to provide the best in Maine Hospitality, and exceed all guest expectations. Your kind words of our staff will be shared, as this feedback means so much to all. We would be happy to...

Leesburg, Virginia
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Four nights in the Boathouse at the Harborside hotel was not enough! In your room, you feel as if you are floating atop the harbor. The boathouse is separate from the main property and comprises four rooms. The entrance is fenced off, providing a feeling of seclusion from the hustle and bustle of West and Main streets. The interior décor...

3Thank NeverLoseUrPlace
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear NeverLoseUrPlace, On behalf of the entire staff here at the Harborside Hotel and Marina I would like to thank you for your very kind review, we certainly appreciate all your generous words. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed one of the newest additions to our property, the Boathouse Suites- they provide some of the most luxurious accommodations...

George Town, Cayman Islands
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Really great located hotel on the waterfront. Travelled with wife and two children and the hotel allowed us to book two connecting rooms for one price in one booking which was super convenient. So we had two double connecting to king with harbour view. Breakfast in the restaurant was surprisingly good, although expect to pay hotel rates. But certainly an...

1Thank timf699
chris torrey t, General Manager at Harborside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review

Dear timf699, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay in August, we appreciate constructive thoughts from all our valued guests, as this helps for future improvement for our further success. This guest information is much appreciated as we go into the winter months, where we begin our room refreshments. I am happy that the staff, amenities, and experience were...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor at the ocean's edge; near Acadia National Park; breathtaking view of Frenchman's Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harborside Hotel & Marina

Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: ₹ 16,466 - ₹ 33,806 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harborside Hotel & Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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Harborside Hotel & Marina Bar Harbor, Maine
Harborside Hotel And Marina
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#5 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#21 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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“Oceanfront will mean you won't have a parking lot between you and ocean whereas oceanview may have both parking lot and ocean in the view.”
 of 5 bubbles ChiquiMonster, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you get a room with a view of the harbour I would recommend it!”
 of 5 bubbles dmmichelle, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to the ocean view with balcony. Definitely worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles 335bradf, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Look@Satellite view of hotel so you can ask for a room category that meets your needs and, most importantly, meets your expectations”
 of 5 bubbles 385cherik, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every boathouse room is lovely! 4001 and 4002 face Bar Island, 4003 faces Harbor, and 4004 faces West street side of the Harbor.”
  • View from Boathouse suite deck
  • Kitchen - Boathouse Suite
 of 5 bubbles NeverLoseUrPlace, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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