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Reviewed 2 September 2014

This definitely a place that I will stay again when I get back to the area. It is close to everything, and it has 2 pools to choose from when I'm hanging out at the hotel. The people that worked there were very nice and really helped me out on where to get some good old fashion bar food when... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! You got sick of lobster rolls !! That's funny, I am glad we were able to get you to some pizza or something. Seriously, thank you for your very positive review of the Bluenose, and especially for recognizing our wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back! Jim Ash General Manager/Co-Owner More 

Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Blue Nose Inn is positioned where it overlooks Bar Harbor and the Bay. Most beautiful setting.. everyone should strive to get up at least one early to view the sunrise. The lodging was quite nice and provided a very pleasant experience for us.. I have no negative comments at all --it met our expectations without a doubt. The restaurant... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive comments about your recent stay with us. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed both the hotel and our Looking Glass restaurant. I have to agree with you that sunrise is very special from our location. I hope that others will take your recommendation. I certainly hope that we will have the... More 

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

The Bluenose Inn (it's more of a hotel than inn) has a beautiful view and a good location basically in between Acadia and Bar Harbor so a convenient 5-ish minute drive to either place. There is a main building that has the check-in and several stories of rooms and then a separate building on the property that I stayed in... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am glad that you took the time to check out the full range of accomodations we offer and based on your specific comments, I agree that you would probably really like the Mezzentop building. I do hope that we will have that opportunity to host you again. Likewise, we are... More 

Richmond, Va
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

This hotel is beyond walking distance from town and for less money, you can stay at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, be right at the center of everything and still have a spa. I feel that we way overpaid for a dated very average room.

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review and am sorry to hear that you were not pleased with your stay with us. The location here is viewed by many and certainly me as actually preferrable to being directly in town. Our views are unmatched and the ability to be out of the hustle and bustle of town... More 

Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It's located walking distance of downtown Bar Harbor. The room was very spacious with a working fireplace and balcony overlooking the bay. The fridge was clean and working order so we were able to keep a supply of snacks on hand from the local grocery store. Convenient drive into Acadia for day hikes, and Jason in... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love our location. We are not in the busy middle section of town yet we are really just a few blocks from Main Street. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your room with the fireplace and all of the amenities. We want for... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The beds were very uncomfortable - very soft and backache inducing! The carpet can do with some upgrading. The driveway definitely needs seal coating!Very clean and easy access to most attractions. Indoor pool is nice but the outdoor one is too small.

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Thank Prang77
hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It sounds like you found several specific things that were not to your liking. We strive to please our guests and are always working to do more. I hope you had a wonderful vacation and thank you for choosing us while you were in Bar Harbor. Jim Ash... More 

Falmouth, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We took the kids, ages 7 & 9 to Bar Harbor for the first time to experience Acadia. The Bluenose Inn is the perfect place for the family. Great accomodations! Awesome pools, perfect room with an unbeatable view from the balcony. Just outside downtown Bar Harbor. Close enough to walk. Just down the street from an Acadia Park entrance. Quiet!... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! It doesn't get any better than this. I am very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our facility and location so much. It sounds like you had the experience we strive to provide to all of our guests. I hope you have an opportunity to visit us again and again as you say and look... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Everything was great. Attentive personnel, great location, clean rooms, easy parking. Why 4 stars instead of 5? The hallway was in front of room, like a motel style. Meaning you can not open curtain on your window to have more light or enjoy the view without been observed by everyone who walks down the hallway.

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Thank Verzo
hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I am very happy to hear that you had a good experience and appreciated our staff, location, parking etc. It sounds like you stayed in the Stenna Nordica building and would have been happier in the Mezzentop where you would have had a completely private balcony. There is a price difference between the two... More 

Northern NJ
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Unfortunately, we did not get to take advantage of the many amenities of the Bluenose, as we did not get to stay very long. Our room was clean and the bed was super comfortable. We stayed in the mizzentop area of the inn, on the 3rd floor. Wonderful view of the water from our balcony, as well as of the... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are absolutely right about the view and certain amenities as they relate to price. We always strive to match our guests to the best room for them. It sounds like in your case that worked just the way it should. I hope you will continue returning when you can spend some more time with... More 

Upper Michigan
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed at this hotel last week. The Balconies are large with a great view and are attached to a sitting room with fireplace and a second TV. They have refrigerators and Keurig Coffee pots in the rooms and Bose Music players & Free Wi-Fi. (This place is top notch!) Very Clean Hotel and rooms with a very friendly staff. We... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your gracious review of our hotel. You were staying in one of the 10 suites in our Mezzentop building that features a separate sitting room with a fireplace and private balcony. We have many price points and room types available and yours is a great testimony to how important it is to ask and get for all... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bluenose Inn is a AAA rated hotel, an elegant immaculate treasure featuring breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay. Set atop a magnificent granite-terraced hillside, the hotel is one of the most beautiful spots on the Atlantic. 97 Classically appointed rooms located in our two buildings. Dining in The Looking Glass with panoramic views, cocktails in the magnificent Great Room, heated indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub,steam room, spa & complete fitness center and wi-fi throughout the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel

Address: 90 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1123
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $214 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 97
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Also Known As:
Bar Harbor Hotel - Bluenose Bar Harbor
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#15 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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“high room facing water are nice.”
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“Best views on the upper floors, but even the first floor has a good view.”
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“Bear in mind that some of the buildings are fronted by parking. It's not a nuisance, but can wake you in the morning.”
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