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Tallahassee
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Spent just one night at the Bayview during a girls weeklong vacation in the area. They went out of their way to get both rooms ready for us earlier than expected. Then, because parking in Bar Harbor is so difficult, they drove us downtown to our kayak outfitters, stopping along the way at a convenience store so that we could...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Awwww, you make us blush! The fact of the matter is we just do for our guests what we would hope someone would do for us in the same situation! I know that wet laundry in the luggage is a rotten way to end a trip! I remember all of you and you were in and out like a flash...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 September 2013

The Bayview is a wonderful spot. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed and pampered. The room was spotless with a beautiful view. We were within walking distance (a little over a mile) from the busy center of Bar Harbor, with a free shuttle to and from town if you don't want to or can't walk that far. The...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you, that is just what we like to hear! Home away from home. Although, on a personal note I don't think my home could ever be classified spotless! The staff here does a fantastic job with a great attention to detail. They impress me everyday with their care and concern. I also will admit that I have tasted a...

Hauppauge
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Booked the 3-day package, which included a great room, bus tour of Acadia, dinner at a top restaurant, and harbor cruise. Enjoyed them all. Breakfast was also included, which was fabulous, and was a great way to start the day. Also included was a free shuttle which we used many times. The front office staff (Jocelyn et. al), was extremely...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We love it when guests are so happy with their stay. If you were just here then you had some rain but there is still so much to see and do. The restaurants and activities we partner with in our packages were chosen because of the many years of positive feedback from our guests. Over time we have...

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2013

My husband and I just returned from a 5-day trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Our stay at the Bayview was top-notch. The service by the staff is excellent. They are all very friendly and helpful. The room was one of the largest we've ever stayed in, and the view was beautiful! It was clean and had great...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you had such a great visit. As I have said many times before, our staff is terrific. Most of them return year after year, just like our guests. Then, when our guests return they see the same familiar faces, we recognize the guests and it literally is a big reunion! Breakfast is a great time...

Reviewed 12 September 2013

We enjoyed 5 days driving up the coast of Maine stopping along the way. Visiting Bar Harbor for the last two days and staying at the Bayview Inn was the best part of the week. From the minute we walked into the Inn, we felt welcome - the way an Inn should be. The front desk is always staffed with...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! What a great review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I think the balconies are terrific too. When we built those on I was amazed at how much space there was on each one. They really do make for a very relaxing stay. I passed along your martini compliments to Harry and he was...

Boston USA
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Just returned from a great stay at The Bayview in Bar Harbor. The service was top notch throughout our stay, with all requests handled with speed and a follow up call to make sure everything was OK. The hotel and surrounding grounds were both in great shape. Keep a look out for the deer that wander about the area. While...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We will be pleased to welcome you back again! You made everything sound so lovely, just like we want it to be. I have to tell you, yesterday was an amazing deer day! Two young bucks, each with four point antlers, one doe and two spotted fawns! They just hung around the driveway for most of...

Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed with a group of friends and the townhouses were great! Lots of room for 4 people including 21/2 baths, washer/dryer, patio and kitchen. We enjoyed cookies in the afternoon and the breakfast buffet. It was a quick trip to downtown or to Acadia. It was great to eat breakfast outside on the balcony!

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you and I really appreciate the "good location" title! So many times people say "out of town" and I think that confuses others. We are in a great location away from the crowds but totally walking distance! I am glad you had good weather so you could sit outside too. Nothing says wonderful more than a cup of coffee...

Florida
Reviewed 6 September 2013

The Bayview team does a great job making you feel comfortable. Breakfast was included and was always plentiful and well done. Shuttle service is great for this area, given the difficulty with parking in downtown. Also enjoyable talking with drivers on the drives. Nice touch of afternoon cookies, brownies, etc. Thanks for helping make our first visit to the area...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are all pleased that you had such a good time. Your last sentence says "our first visit" and that leads me to believe you will be back. We will greet you at the door and welcome you once again!

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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Microwave
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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: $217 - $657 (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
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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