Great location, right next to the harbor. I stayed for 5 nights as a solo traveler, opting for a harborside room. Second-floor rooms generally have a much more obscured view of the sea (some buildings directly opposite the room), so if you can, opt for a room higher up.
Room was spacious, clean, very well decorated and stylish with a nautical theme. Beds were huge and very comfortable. Room was also very well ventilated and had a nice scent. The en suite was equipped with a stylish shower, with very nice high end fragranced shampoo/bodywash/conditioner.
Facilities were excellent - the stay included a pantry for every floor that served tea/hot chocolate, and very tasty cookies every evening. A resort fee of $25 per night allows you free access to hot tubs/other facilities at the Harborside hotel next door. Also included was a $15 voucher for Bar Harbor Whale Watching, also next door, that provides wildlife/historic lighthouse tours on the sea - unfortunately due to fog I didn't have a chance to enjoy it.
Staff were exceptionally kind and attended to all queries. On the ground floor there are also cozy seating areas and a business room with computers and printers.
I very much enjoyed my stay and will not hesitate to book another OPAL resort when the opportunity arises.
- Also Known As:
- West Street Hotel Bar Harbor, Maine