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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Good location just out of town, nice and quiet and away from the hordes of tourists coming off the cruise ships. There is a free shuttle service into town which is great especially when parking can difficult. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. We stayed 3 nights in one of the townhouses, situated away from the main hotel. The...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I am glad you had a good time and found the The Bayview to be the place for you to stay. I agree, it is time for an update and the winters always provide us the opportunity to do just that. We are actually closing in a few days and then the changes will begin. This season has...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stayed 3 nights in one of the townhouses. The townhouse was fine because one has a lot of space ( 2 bed, 2 bath, sitting room, dining room, kitchen) but the furniture is a little bit outdated and we missed a safe . I don't know why a lot of people are so excited about the breakfast because we...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

I'm sorry you weren't excited about your stay. We want everyone to enjoy their visit but can't always meet the expectations of all the travelers. The rooms do not have safes but we do have safety deposit boxes at the front desk that are free for our guests to use. The security of the buildings is very good and the...

Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have stayed here 3 times now while visiting Bar Harbor, and, we will continue to come back! We Love it here! Nice, clean rooms with the view of Frenchmans bay. Everyone there are very friendly, they always welcome us back with a little care package of goodies. The staff even remembered us the second time we came back! That's...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you and we love having you here! It is so much fun for us to meet the whole family and begin a tradition of coming back again and again. It amazes me how time does fly and the families expand and we are lucky enough to share in the fun! The townhouses do offer an extra feeling of home...

Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The only reason I did not give The Bayview a 5-star rating is that it lacks a little in the Food & Beverage department. The bar only opens in late afternoon -- we're not drunkards, far from it; but a little more flexibility on this front would be nice. As for food, the food was good; but unfortunately, The Bayview...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I understand the disappointment about the Food and Beverage department but it is a decision we made for numerous reasons. We are a small property and we take pride in what we offer. Bar Harbor has so many wonderful restaurants just a mile away and we decided that a shuttle to those was better suited for our guests....

Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a great place. Rooms are very spacious and overlook the ocean. All staff are very friendly and helpful. The free shuttle service to downtown was unexpected but it made it so easy for dinners at local restaurants ( thanks Mike and Greg). Buffet breakfast was superb including interesting hot choices each day. Would highly recommend.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you, what a nice review! As we wind down for the season it is especially nice to hear such great feedback. I don't disagree with a single thing you said and think all of the staff go a step above when it comes to service. Greg and Mike are always on the run and some days it is amazing...

Shakopee, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Where do I start, we loved this place and everything about it! The breakfast alone is worth the stay! Each room has a private bay balcony, and a very large sized room! When we arrived, they offered fresh baked cookies and Trish, the manager, took the time to search for the best route for our drive through New Hampshire, as...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I wondered how your trip to New Hampshire was since you left here and now I know. Between the paper maps and online I think you managed to find just the right route for you. It was fun and I really wished I was going with you! The comments about the breakfast are wonderful, just what Nora and...

Stratford, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 October 2016

all I can say is wow!! everything was perfect. the employees at this hotel were second to none, from the front desk to the breakfast room to the drivers to the cookies everything perfect. the rooms the views the beds all so comfortable. I am a world traveler and was very impressed. special note to trish and nathanial you both...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! The title makes me nervous because it is very difficult to be considered perfect, HOWEVER, with you and your review I agree! It was perfect both ways. From the moment you checked in to the time we said goodbye things were great. You and your mother both were such a pleasure to meet and visit with. We had...

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We spent five nights at the Bayview Hotel in the week after Labor Day, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel as well as in Bar Harbor. The property is immaculate, and since all of the rooms apparently face the bay, you don't have to worry about whether you'll have a view. Our room was on the first floor,...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! I think you summed everything up very well! Yes, all of our rooms face the water and have unobstructed views. I have said for a long time that the floor makes no difference with the view, first, second or third, they are all just seventy five feet from the waters edge. That is especially nice this time of...

Easton, Maryland
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Bayview was an absolutely perfect hotel and location for our first trip to Bar Harbor and the Acadia Park area. All of the staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. The free shuttle into the town of Bar Harbor, operated by Mike and Greg on our trip, were fun, personable, and so easy going...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

You were great guests too! We had such fun with the two of you while you were here. I think one of the highlights of your visit was the time spent at Schoodic and I'm glad you were able to make the visit there. It is such a beautiful drive. You were easy to talk to and you fit right...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It is probably our 7th or 8th stay at The Bayview. We never change our accommodation choice in gorgeous Acadia National Park area: it is always "The Bayview", the one and the only for us. We usually arrive in June and September and with every our visit it only gets better. Superb service! The most delicious breakfasts - thank you,...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Oh my! How do I ever respond to this review? It is beautiful and kind and sincere and I thank you wholeheartedly for that. You know that welcoming you each visit is a pleasure for all of us too. You are always so appreciative and happy while you are here. The first time we ever met I remember you saying...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM691 - RM2,094 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 441vickiea, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“any room is great!”
 of 5 bubbles greeny_david, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the water front rooms...worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles hrhdenise, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All hotel rooms have ocean (bay) view, we chose second (top) floor and this worked well for us.”
 of 5 bubbles BobF298, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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