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117 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a reservation in Sept for June. I read the reviews on here & they looked good. They only had 1 room left for 4 guests for the dates I needed. The rate was great! I called the Inn to confirm the rate on the website & that the room was pet free. I spoke to a polite gentleman... More 

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10 Thank cnft
AaronMS80, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

At The Balance Rock Inn we always welcome reviews, both complementary, and critical; as they help us improve our service and facility to better offer outstanding stays to our guests. That being said, we feel that this particular review to be factually inaccurate and misleading. When you book a room online for the following season before our rates for that... More 

Pensacola Beach
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are very well appointed - comfortable and spacious. The Balance Rock Inn is on the Shore Path and just steps from dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, and two movie theaters. Coffee and/or drinks (inside or outside) are good memories. The harbor views are spectacular. Acadia National Park is a 5 minute drive or bike ride. What else is there... More 

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New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and loved this Inn. The rooms, the grounds, the staff are all wonderful. We would go back in a heartbeat! We loved sitting on the back porch by the firepit having a drink with the AMAZING view. It doesn't get any better than this!

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60 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were told that the bar was a great place to get a drink and some appetizers by another friend. There was a small fire pit outside that was packed so we decided to eat inside. The view was beautiful looking out over the water. The wine and the cheese selection was great and we enjoyed out experience.

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Thank Hosea63
New Tripoli, Pa
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We loved the Balance Rock Inn! Very courteous, attentive staff!! Room very clean. Everyone was great with our dogs ! Location was perfect! Breakfast was incredible and we enjoyed the fresh baked afternoon cookies!!! We will be back for sure!!

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Medina, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We only spent one night but it was in room 206. The bed was comfortable and the room had adequate space. The bathroom on the other hand with its plastic shower and apparent mold stains in the ceiling left something to be desired The scenery is excellent and the location is great , we did explore the building and after... More 

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San Francisco
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Pretty much everything about it exceeds expectations. Intensive attention to detail is evident in all the public and private spaces. The bar is lovely. Just outside is a beautiful patio with big fire pits- the scene at night is gorgeous with the pits, gas torches, and the beautiful lighted pool. By day this scene includes the... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This Inn sits in a great location and has beautiful views- but that's about it. The room we stayed in was almost $400 night and there was mold in every tile joint in the shower. The carpet was ripped! The mirror on the bathroom was was visibly hanging by a nail! The tile floor in the bathroom was gross -... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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164 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The location is perfect with an easy walk to town. The view is spectacular and the hotel has your typical old Maine ambience. It is difficult to review because we had two completely differently experiences. The first night we stayed in the Kings suite at 585 per night. The room was large and nicely furnished with period furniture. There was... More 

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Thank perrjojo
Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear perrjojo, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback about your recent stay with us at the Balance Rock. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Carriage House accommodation as much as your Ocean View Suite. All of our accommodations are uniquely fitted and decorated so each has it's own character and personal touch. Our... More 

Spokane, Washington
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Our room was beautiful, had its own patio with a gate that opened onto he lawn overlooking the ocean. Dog, blanket. Towel and lobster shaped cookie waiting for our borer collie. Comfortable bed and best of all the location was such that we could walk wherever we wanted in Bar Harbor. Two downsides: no coffeemaker in room and the breakfast... More 

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Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Dear lisainnorthidaho, Thank you for taking the time to share with other travelers about your stay with us at the Balance Rock Inn. All of our Carriage House rooms and Suites have Keurig coffee makers, in addition we are always happy to provide in room coffee service upon request. We're apologize if you were not informed of this service. While... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balance Rock Inn

Address: 21 Albert Mdws, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1701
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $302 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balance Rock Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
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“Ask for a water view, although all rooms are desirable.”
 of 5 bubbles jrgfla, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't trust the online pictures!!!”
 of 5 bubbles masciri, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the Carriage House”
 of 5 bubbles perrjojo, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Cottage rooms would certainly be preferable if climbing stairs is inconvenient. Additionally, if you're travelling with your furry friends, the Cottage offers easy access for those necessary strolls.”
 of 5 bubbles EJG_CA, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get an ocean view if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles stltraveling, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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